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  • Connection in ORD with 1 hour 50 mins
    Aug 30, 2016
    Hello all. I'll be arriving at ORD Terminal 5 around 6 pm and have to catch a flight to Alaska at 7:55 pm. I have to go to Terminal 3. Should that be enough time for all the immigration and check-in? I'm a US citizen by the way. Also, I read somewhere that there are check-in desks for domestic flights at Terminal 5 after the customs. Is that true? Thank you


    If these are both on the same reservation, yes, you can re-check your bags in Terminal 5 after you clear customs and then take the ATS To Terminal 3 and go through security. You have just enough time. If it's two separate reservations this is practically impossible.


    Thank you. They are seperate reservations. I'm flying in with Turkish Airlines and fly out with Alaska. So it's definitey impossible?


    Yes, that is definitely impossible.


  • How to get from Terminal 1 to terminal 5? Go through security again?
    Aug 29, 2016
    Traveling from DIA on United to ORD, then leaving ORD for Dublin. Layover in ORD is 2 hrs. 16 min. Do I walk between terminals? Or a bus? Do I do security again at terminal 5. Checking bag through from DIA to Dublin but will have carry-on.


    You take the ATS Train to Terminal 5. yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 5. You should have enough time if the flight from Denver is on-time.


  • British Airways plane change
    Aug 29, 2016
    Is 1.5 hours enough time to get from domestic BA gate to BA int'l gate?


    There is no such thing as a "domestic BA gate" in Chicago. British Airways does not fly domestic flights in the US. Where are you flying from and to?


    Aug 29, 2016
    We've booked a flight from Denver to Dublin with a 2h40m layover in Chicago. Looks like we land in terminal 1 and depart from terminal 5. Should this be enough time to make our flight assuming the first flight is on time? It's United to Chicago and Aer Lingus to Dublin, all under the same reservation.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security.


  • Terminal 1 to terminal 5
    Aug 30, 2016
    I have a flight delay and need to get from terminal 1 to terminal 5 in an hour and 15 minutes to go to Sweden on SAS. Is that doable and any tips to faster? Will I have to security again?


    Yes, you have to go through security again in Terminal 5. I hope you made it.


    Thank you! I ended up only having 30 minutes! And... I made it!! #ninjawarrior :) I was a C1! (I cried in joy and exhaustion when I got to my gate and as a tip I also was on the phone with the airline and had them call the gate to let them know I was coming! :)


  • Layover 1hr 22min
    Aug 29, 2016
    Hi my flight (ANA operated by United) arrives at Terminal 1 with 1hr22min layover til my next flight to NRT (also on ANA) also in Terminal 1. Would I have enough time? I'm worry I'll miss my flight as I usually go with non-stop flights.


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 50 mins to connect United Flights in T1
    Aug 29, 2016
    Hi we arrive from LAX on United into Terminal 1 and depart for Dublin on United from Terminal one. Bags checked through. Connection time is 50 mins, which United say is enough. Is that correct?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • Connection from Terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Aug 30, 2016
    I have 1hr 23 mins to make connection. Landing American (Term 3) and then connecting to British Airways (Term 5). Will I have enough time on a friday at 11:00am?


    There are no British Airways flights that depart at that time of the day. Please double check your reservation. Where are you flying out of Chicago to?


    Sorry, around 4:30 pm. I am flying to London Heathrow.


    OK, then if you really do have 1 hr 23 minutes, that is just enough time. You have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security.


  • 1 hour 45min
    Aug 25, 2016
    I have flight arriving term c from kc and catching aer lingus to Dublin the layover is an hour 5 min, is that long enough?


    Your title says 1h45m, but your comment says 1h5m. That's a big difference. Also, are they booked on the same reservation? No matter what, you will take the ATS train to the International Terminal for your flight to Dublin. 1h5m is not enough no matter what. 1h45m should be enough if they are booked on one reservation, which means that United would check your bags all the way through to Ireland.


    yes, I meant 1 hour 45 min. lol, typo. It is the same reservation .


    Yes, that is long enough. If you are on United you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2, There is no Terminal C. You depart from Terminal 5.


    thank you, I remember a very long security line the last time, and I wasnt sure how long it took us to get thru. Debating the prescreen that you can pay for. Thanks again


    PreCheck won't help you in Terminal 5 as they don't have a Precheck line there as none of the airlines in Terminal 5 are Precheck participants.


    lol thank God I have you! LOL


  • Flying international w stop in chicago
    Aug 24, 2016
    Flying from CVG to ORD and eventually to Heathrow. Will we need to go through security again- ie can I purchase water now?


    What airline are you flying to Heathrow?




    Then no, you won't have to go through security in Chicago. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Security
    Aug 23, 2016
    Arrive Terminal 1, depart terminal 2. Will I have to go back through security check?


    If both flights are on the same reservation, no you do not. There is a walkway between T1 and T2 inside security.


    Awesome! Thank you!


  • Connection Time HELP
    Aug 23, 2016
    flying from Edinburgh,UK to Las Vegas with a connection time of 1hour 40mins, all flights booked with United, will this be enough time ?


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the ATS Train to Terminal 1, go through security and to your departure gate.


    Would it be worth looking into priority security to avoid queues ?


    I believe it is worth it in general to pay $85 every five years to avoid all security lines. However, I suppose it depends on how often you travel.


  • 80 min connection
    Aug 22, 2016
    MCI - ORD arriving at 9:25, operated by gojet dba united express. ORD to NRT departing at 10:25 on ANA. Booking on ANA website. Question is, do I have enough time to make it? And do I have to recheck bags? Thank you!


    Yes, you have enough time. No, you don't have to do anything with your bags. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which are connected inside security.


    Great! Thank you very much!


  • Which is safer?
    Aug 22, 2016
    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
    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.


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