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  • YYZ-ORD-NRT
    Feb 26, 2015
    2
    Hi- We are flying from Toronto to Chicago (WS 5598) and then from Chicago to Tokyo (JL7009). We have 1hr 55mins to make the connection and we have checked bags. Do we need to go through customs? Do we need to re-check our bags? Or can we just walk from one gate to the next? Thanks.

     

    Note that both flights will be operated by American Airlines. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Layover 55 minutes between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5
    Feb 26, 2015
    3
    HI, I'm flying BNA-ORD-LHR and I'm arriving into Chicago at 20.49 in Terminal THREE, and my flight to Heathrow is departing at 21.45 in Termiinal FIVE. That means I have 55 minutes to make the connection? Is that enough time? I understand I do NOT have to go through Customs/Immigration, is that correct?

     

    Correct, you do not have to go through US Customs when leaving the US. There are two routes. The first is that you can take the British Airways shuttle bus from Terminal 3. It leaves Terminal 3 from gates G17 and K20, but it does not run frequently. Alternatively you can take the ATS train from T3 to T5, but you will have to go through security again when you get to T5.

     

    Thanks for this! Do you think 55 minutes is then enough time to make the connection? I assume my bags will be checked all the way through to LHR.

     

    Yes, you don't have to do anything with your bags. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time and you hurry.

     

  • LHR-ORD-LAX
    Feb 25, 2015
    1
    Im looking at a flight plan where I have 1h and 35min connection in ORD, is this enough time to?

     

    That is 5 minutes over the minimum connection time. You should make it, but if you do miss it because of a late flight from London, both American and United have lots of flights to LAX.

     

  • Need Porter/Volunteer to help carry the baggage from Term 2 to 5
    Feb 24, 2015
    2
    My wife has a connection at ORD and will be traveling with our 1 year old. She has 3 bags (1 cabin, 2 check in). Can a porter or any volunteer help to take her baggage to Term 5 from term 2. If yes, what should be the suggested tip?

     

    There are supposedly porters available but there's no guarantee. They should be paid $10 per bag.

     

    thank you

     

  • Flight
    Feb 23, 2015
    1
    Hi We land at O'hare from Manchester UK at 12.45pm then have a connection flight to Orlando at 15.05pm both flights are with American Airlines. Will this be enough time as we have 2 small children with us & 3 adults thanks

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up several levels and take the ATS train from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 (1 stop), then go through security and to your departure gate which will be in concourse H or K.

     

  • GSP-ORD-NRT-BKK 32 mins via ORD, enough?
    Feb 22, 2015
    2
    I just got my flight updated involuntarily by United. So now I have only 32 minutes layover/transfer via ORD. Is this enough time to get from the domestic gate to the international terminal & gate?

     

    You do not have to exit terminals. You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 1. They are connected inside security by a walkway. You barely have enough time if your flight from GSP is on-time. However, since this is an involuntary schedule change, you could call United to ask for a different itinerary (maybe one connecting over Washington-Dulles).

     

    Thanks for your advice; I already called United and changed my flight!!

     

  • San Francisco to Ottawa
    Feb 22, 2015
    1
    Hi! I am traveling from San Francisco to Ottawa. I have a 40 min connection in ORD. In ORD, I arrive in terminal 1 and leave from terminal 2 for YOW. I am International Do I have time to make it? How does the transportation goes from one terminal to another? Do I have to do security check again? Do I have enough time for it?

     

    You can just walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. You do not have to go through security. You will barely have enough time if your flight from SFO is on-time.

     

  • chicago to munich
    Feb 21, 2015
    2
    I'm flying from Denver to Chicago, arriving at 7:55pm, leaving for Munich at 9:20pm (1 hours, 10 mins). Will that be enough time to make my connecting flight? Lufthansa flights on both legs, there will be checked baggage. Thanks!

     

    Note that your Denver-Chicago flight will be operated by United. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both gates will be in Terminal 1. You should have plenty of time.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Luggage- Custom & Immigration check
    Feb 21, 2015
    1
    HI, I am flying from Heathrow to ORD and then ORD to MSP airport. Do I need to take my luggage and recheck in again or not? In addition, how long does it take to pass as well from the Custom & immingration because I have only 1h until my next plane to depart?

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the ATS train to Terminal 1, 2, or 3, then go through security. 1 hour is not enough time. You need to contact your airline or travel agent and ask to be rebooked on a later flight to MSP.

     

  • Transit at ORD
    Feb 21, 2015
    1
    I am flying LAS to ORD on AA to connect EY flight to AUH. I will thru check in my bags at LAS to AUH. Do I do exit immigration at ORD and how do I move from T3 to T5. Thank you

     

    You will exit security at ORD and take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and then go through security again.

     

  • UA0482 - UA0881 / Domestic to International Connection, 1 hour
    Feb 21, 2015
    1
    I am flying in to ORD with a connecting flight to Tokyo. The airline changed the flight schedule so there is only one hour between the landing time of my inbound flight and the departure time of the out-bound flight. Is 1 hour enough to make the connection ?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • ORD-YVR
    Feb 21, 2015
    1
    I have 45 minutes between my flight to ORD and my flight from ORD to YVR. I have a foreign passport. is this time enough to change the plane?

     

    Where are you flying from? What airlines are you flying?

     

  • 40 min time difference between flights
    Feb 19, 2015
    1
    Hi I am flying from Salt Lake City to New York via ORD. Both my flights are UA. The time difference between the flights is 40 min.will I be able to connect?

     

    Yes, you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • YVR-ZGR VIA ORD
    Feb 18, 2015
    1
    I am American citizen and traveling from YVR-ZGR via ORD. Do I have to go through custom and immigration and recheck my bags? I have 2.5 hours between flights. Thank you

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. If all your tickets were purchased together you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago.

     

  • Connecting flight with duty free alcohal
    Feb 18, 2015
    1
    I have a connecting flight today from Japan->Ohara then Ohara->Toronto. The stopover is 4 hours. Im told i need to collect my bags in Ohara so im wondering if I can recheck my bags with alcohol I purchased in Japan in my bag?

     

    Yes, after you clear customs and before you re-check your bags at the transfer desk you can (and should) put your duty-free liquor purchases into your checked bag. You will have to go through security before your flight to Toronto and can't carry a bottle of liquor through security.

     





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