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  • Which is safer?
    Aug 22, 2016
    2
    Looking at two options, both late in the evening. Which is a better option, 53 mins from United Express to United, or 1 hour 22 minutes from United Express to Spirit? Can I make both, or either?? Please advise

     

    Both domestic, with checked bags and TSA Precheck

     

    The United Express to United since you won't have to do anything with your bags or go through security again. Going from United Express to Spirit would require claiming your bags, re-checking them, and going through security again.

     

  • terminal 5 to 2
    Aug 21, 2016
    2
    Have Aer Lingus arriving 210P, no baggage, pre-customs done in Dublin. Departing terminal 2 at 354P. Is this doable? thx

     

    Yes, you'll simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

    You can't walk from Terminal 5 to Terminal 2. You have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 2 and go through Security. Still should be just about enough time though.

     

  • Connection for Brits?
    Aug 21, 2016
    3
    Hi, we are travelling to CUN from YYZ via ORD. Now the flight has been booked directly through United and we have been given 74minutes as a connection. How does it work? Have we got to go through customs and collect baggage and then recheck it in or does our baggage get transferred straight over? We are from the UK so not sure if that makes a difference with customs!

     

    This is probably not enough time to make the connection, but United will book you on the next flight to Toronto. However, a problem could come up if you have a connection in Toronto.

     

    Andy Misunderstood. From what I read you are flying YYZ-ORD-CUN. In that case you will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto and all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago on your way to Cancun.

     

    My apologies, I did misread it. You do have enough time.

     

  • connecting flight with limited time
    Aug 20, 2016
    1
    Concerned about aconnecting flight at Chicago O'hare. We have 35 minutes between connecting flights. Is that enough time?

     

    Where are you flying from and to? What airlines?

     

  • FWA-ORD-NRT
    Aug 20, 2016
    2
    I already purchased ticket for ANA ORD-NRT. I am thinking about purchasing a ticket from UA: FWA-ORD. 55 min. connecting at ORD would be enough time? I believe I don't have to recheck luggage since UA and ANA are star alliance. Is this correct?? Thank you!

     

    The United Express agent in Fort Wayne may not know how to check your bags through to ANA and would not be able to issue your ANA boarding pass if it can't be issued online if you purchase two separate reservations. I suggest flying into ORD earlier or driving or taking a bus to Chicago before your flight.

     

    I appreciate your quick response! Thank you very much!!

     

  • Vancouver to London
    Aug 19, 2016
    1
    We are traveling from Vancouver to London via ORD, all with United. We have 1 hour to make our connection in ORD: - is this enough time - will our check in baggage follow us automatically or will we have to collect and re check in our bags?

     

    You will go through US Preclearance in Vancouver. Therefore, you will not have to pick up or recheck any bags in Chicago. You will simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It is not a difficult connection.

     

  • American Airline connection 50 minutes
    Aug 26, 2016
    2
    Looking at a flight with connection time of 50 minutes. Both legs are with American Airlines. Are all American Airlines in the same terminal? This seems tight to me

     

    This is doable, as long as your flight arriving in Chicago is domestic. All American gates are housed in Concourses G, H, K, and sometimes L. They are all in the same terminal and in relatively short walking distance. You can make that flight.

     

    Hope your arriving flight is not delayed otherwise it will be a tight connection.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Aug 18, 2016
    1
    I am travelling from Heathrow to Chicago and land in terminal 5,the next flight is in terminal 1 to Orlando with a connection time of 1 hour 15 minutes. both flights are with United, will I have enough time to make the connecting flight? How long does it take to travel between terminal 5 and 1?

     

    That is not enough time. The minimum International to Domestic connection time in Chicago is 90 minutes, and I recommend at least 2 hours. You need to contact whoever you booked that ticket through and change it.

     

  • Connection Question SEA>ORD>YYZ
    Aug 18, 2016
    2
    Hi there, I am flying from Seattle to Toronto with a stop in ORD. I have 1 hr 17 mins to make this connection and all flights are with AA. Will this be enough time for my connection, will I have to claim my bags and go through customers or security again? Any help would be great! Thank you!

     

    You don't go through customs and immigration when departing the US. You will simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

    Perfect, thank you so much!

     

  • 45 min layover
    Aug 17, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from Sfo to Yyz with 45 min layover in ORD Flying with United and AC. Is 45 min enough?

     

    That is enough time if your flight from SFO is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • connection time
    Aug 17, 2016
    1
    50 minutes between flights on the same AA ticket from SLC to JFK. does AA allow for connection. is it same terminal

     

    You will arrive and depart from Concourse H or K. You will make the connection as long as your flight from Salt Lake lands on time.

     

  • Customs Time
    Aug 17, 2016
    2
    United just changed my reservation that now gives me a 90 minute layover on a flight from Vancouver, BC to ORD, connecting to Norfolk, VA. Is 90 minutes sufficient time to clear customs and make the connecting flight?

     

    You will go through US pre clearance in Vancouver, meaning that you will only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago. You have more than enough time.

     

    Thanks so much Andy, really appreciate your quick response and outstanding support!

     

  • How much time from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1?
    Aug 16, 2016
    1
    Hi - a friend is flying from Copenhagen -> Chicago -> Sacramento. At Ohare Chicago he has to travel from Terminal 5 (international terminal) to Terminal 1. change the terminal (I think it is from 5 to 1). He has in total 2 hours. Question - does he have to do immigration in Chicago? how much time approximately it takes to change the terminal and what is the best way of doing it, bus or train or taxi? Thanks!!

     

    Yes in Chicago he will go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US customs, re-check his bags at the recheck desk then take the ATS train to Terminal 1 then go through security and to the departure gate. He has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • arriving in terminal 3
    Aug 26, 2016
    4
    And departing out of terminal 5. Can I go to terminal 5 without going through security at Chicago? I see there is a train

     

    The Train runs outside security. What airlines are you flying?

     

    Coming in on American. Leaving on British airways to go to London. Will luggage need retrieved too?

     

    Ok, in that case British Airways does run a shuttle inside security from the K concourse of T3 to T5 but it only operates once or twice for each BA flight. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago if both flights are on the same reservation.

     

    Note that the American Airlines - British Airways shuttle hasn't been running most of this summer. BA claims the bus has been broken down. This means departing the terminal, taking the regular train and going back through security at the international terminal, which is a mess and has no priority line. I've done it twice this summer and it has not been a good experience.

     

  • fly in from Austin, fly out to Brussels/Nice, 1hr20min is it enough?
    Aug 16, 2016
    1
    Booking travel through United from AUS to ORD to BRU then NCE. My understanding that flight in will come into T1 but I know Intl flights are out of T5. We will have already checked bags in Austin. Question is what will we need to do once we get to ORD to get onto our international flight and more importantly will we have enough time. Our first international flight in a long time. Your assistance is appreciated.

     

    Actually, you are incorrect. United international flights depart from Terminal 1. So all you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

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