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  • 3 hours of layover?
    Apr 1, 2016
    4
    I'll be arriving from Vietnam to O'hare at 1:55 PM in terminal 5. I'll have 3 hours of layovers, with my next flight departing at 4:55 PM in terminal 3. Can I make it? What steps do I have to go through between that time?

     

    There's no nonstops from Vietnam to the US. Where are you stopping first? What airline are you flying to Chicago? Are all your tickets on the same reservation?

     

    Oh sorry about the misinformation. We're going from Vietnam to Minneapolis, and we'll be stopping by Hong Kong and O'hare. Our flight from Chicago is from American Airlines, and they're all on the same reservation

     

    OK, so you will be arriving in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go up 2 levels to the ATS Train then take it one stop to Terminal 3, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    Also, you should have enough time.

     

  • Arriving Virgin at T5 and departing Delta to Minneapolis
    Mar 29, 2016
    1
    We are due to arrive ORD at 12.10pm on a Sunday and due to connect to Delta flight at 3.14pm. Assume we collect baggage, catch ATS and re-book in T2. Will this be enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Reaching ORD from London with Flight AA 91 and need to catch AA 3454
    Mar 29, 2016
    1
    Reaching ORD from London with Flight AA 91 with Scheduled arrival is 8.20 and need to catch AA 3454 from Chicago to Cleveland , flight departs at 9.55. will this be sufficient time .

     

    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. 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, then go up 2 levels to the ATS Train, take it one stop to Terminal 3, and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • SGF to ORD to MCO
    Mar 28, 2016
    1
    We have 72 minutes to connect in ORD. We are arriving from SGF and traveling to MCO with a 4 year old and a 1 year old. We will obviously have carryon luggage, but our big bags will be checked. Is 72 minutes enough time?

     

    Yes, assuming both tickets are on the same reservation that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Will i need to go through customs?
    Mar 29, 2016
    3
    I will be arriving from Orlando (MCO) on an American Airlines flight terminal 3 and leaving 1h 15m later from terminal 5 for London Heathrow on BA flight. It's all been booked on one transaction through British airways. Is this enought time for the connection and will i have to claim my baggage and re-check it or will it be taken straight to LHR? I've been told i won't have to go through security until I get back to the Uk, is this true? Please help, this is my first time to the US

     

    you will not have to claim your baggage at ORD. It is possible to go from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 without going through security - you have to take a British Airways shuttle bus that does not run terribly regularly. Otherwise you have to take the ATS Train and go through security in T5.

     

    Also, since you asked in the title - there is no US Customs when exiting the US.

     

    Thanks, this was very helpful.

     

  • Connecting flights on United Exspress/United
    Mar 28, 2016
    3
    Our flight in is on United Express and flight out is on United. Does anyone know what terminals AND concourses these would be on. Also, where is the walkway between terminals 1 and 2 located - is it between certain concourses?

     

    No need to ask the same question twice.

     

    Sorry but not following your comment on asking same question twice.

     

    ZAP - sorry, I see what you are referring to now. Now sure how that happened. Tried to delete one of the posts but was unable to. Thanks for the reply it was helpful.

     

  • Transfer time
    Mar 28, 2016
    4
    Flying BA5012, 1332hrs (operated by AA), 4 June 2016, from New Orleans to Chicago into T3 at 1600, then BA 294, 1800 hrs) to London Heathrow from T5 at 1600. Will 2 hours be enough time to transfer between terminals? How do things work at Chicago airport for transit passenters? ie how do we get from T3 to T5, will our luggage be tranferred through, do we have to go through customs, security, immigration. There is a later flight to London Heathrow, BA 296 leaving at 2035 - would this be safer and if we change our flights, would this be regarded as a separate reservation? Thanks

     

    Yes, your bags will be transferred. In Chicago you can either take the British Airways shuttle bus to T5 (which runs infrequently but you don't have to go through security again in T5) or you can take the ATS Train and go through security again in T5 (The ATS train runs frequently). Either way you should have enough time.

     

    Thanks for prompt response. Appreciated

     

    We will be travelling Business Class. Is there a faster track through security or just one line?

     

    Yes, I believe you will get priority security in Terminal 5 should you decide to take the ATS Train.

     

  • Denver to ORD Dublin Bristol
    Mar 26, 2016
    3
    Hi there. I'm flying from Denver Aer Lingus//United to ORD with a 1hr 51 min layover to the Dublin flight. Is that enough time to make the connection/customs,etc?I have a 3.5 hr layover in ORD on the way back. Thanks

     

    Yes, that is enough time. There us no US Customs when exiting the US. You just have to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 on the ATS Train and then through security. On the return trip you just have to do the reverse. On the return you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin.

     

    Thanks for the quick reply! One more question--I will have one checked bag - will it be checked thru to Dublin?

     

    Yes, as long as everything was purchased on the same reservation, it will.

     

  • will i have time
    Mar 28, 2016
    4
    I am traveling internationl with united. My flight leaves at 9:10 am. The first united limo leaving from south bend would get me to terminal 5 (they claim they drop off there on web site) at 6:45 am. This is going to be wendsday, april 30. Is that going to be enough time? Im really worried.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that no United flights depart from Terminal 5. All United departures, including international flights, are from Terminal 1.

     

    Thank you very much for your reply. And for the terminal correction. Another question, i do have checked luggage, does that make a difference with my time? And ive been hearing on the news that security is slower than normal for various reasons. The limited times ive flown, its always hurry up and wait, but, i wont be even near to the three hours they say i should have for the checking in and security. Still think ill be ok? Thanks again.

     

    Security is slow because the TSA is chronically understaffed. However, arriving at 6:45 should be plenty of time. It takes virtually no time to check your bag. United has self-check kiosks now where you print and put the tag on yourself and just hand the bag off.

     

    Thank you so much. I feel WAY better now. Thank you!!

     

  • ORD to MCO 1hr20min enough?
    Mar 27, 2016
    6
    I'll arrive at ORD (from South Korea) airport approximately 7:40p.m. I need to take an airplane going to Orlando. (United airlines) Flight time is planned on 9:15p.m. Is it possible to transfer ? I heard that O'hare airport takes long time for immigration, and security process too. If i miss this flight, then United airlines will get next fight for free or should I have to buy again?

     

    Oh, and i just only have carry on bag. (don't have checked baggage)

     

    It is possible. With the late evening arrival, immigration and security lines should not be long. If all your tickets are on the same reservation and you miss your connection then you will be put on the flight the next morning. If it's two separate reservations then you will have to buy another ticket.

     

    It's seperate reservation, Even i booked a ticket through United airlines website, Can't get a free ticket..? and I will also pre checkin through Mobile app, What about this case?

     

    It doesn't matter who you bought it from. If you miss a separate reservation you're considered a no show. They might be willing to put you on a flight the next morning for a change fee.

     

    Sorry for keep asking.. If i have a mobile boarding pass through application, then i don't need to go to check-in counter, right? I am just worry about miss my flight because i saw the news that there was a terror in Belgium, so O'hare airport reinforces for immigration and security...1hr 20min will be..ok? even that situation..? If i miss my flight to go to Orlando, Then how much should i pay for change fee? Thank you for your all answers : )

     

    Security procedures have not changed. Yes, if you have a mobile boarding pass you don't have to go to the counter. You would have to ask United about the change fee. The normal change fee is $200, but they may only charge you the "Same day change" fee which is $75. Also, depending on when you're traveling, it may be cheaper and easier to just purchase a new ticket on Frontier or Spirit for the next day.

     

  • Is 1 hour enough time T2 to T1
    Mar 25, 2016
    1
    Trying to decide whether to book a flight. CAK - ORD; ORD - HNL 1 hour connection. Have to get from T2 to T1. Is 1 hr enough - we can walk fast.

     

    Yes, 1 hour is enough time if the flight from Akron is on-time. There is a walkway connecting T2 and T1 inside security.

     

  • Min connection time
    Mar 25, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving on demstic flight at ORD Terminal 1 and I have to collect my checked in bags then transfer to Terminal 5 to check in for international flight , how much time do I need between the landing of the domestic flight and the departure of the international flight departure ?

     

    I recommend at least 2.5 hours, preferably closer to 3.

     

  • From terminal 2 to 3
    Mar 24, 2016
    1
    I will arrive by Skyways (United) flight 5460 at 20.10 in ORD/terminal 2 on April 14th and need to catch flight 944 (SAS) from terminal 3 at 22.05. Do I have sufficient time ?

     

    SAS does not use Terminal 3. They use Terminal 5. You will take the ATS Train from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • 1 hour, 13 mins. layover at ORD before leaving for RAP
    Mar 24, 2016
    3
    Phila (PHL) going to OHare (ORD) with layover of 1 hr, 13 mins. at ORD before connecting flight leaves for Rapid City, SD (RAP). First time at ORD so I don't know what terminals we arrive and depart from. Is this enough time to make the RAP flight? Our seats from the PHL flight are in the back of the plane (row 30 of 37 aisles) so should we pay to upgrade seat to front of plane so we get off earlier or not? We will check a bag in PHL that should go straight through to RAP. Thanks.

     

    Since only United flies ORD-RAP I'm guessing you're flying United. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 1 or 2 (likely 2). 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You should have plenty of time.

     

    Yes, flying United. The Phl flight is on time 3.8 out of 5% according to status. Any reason to pay to upgrade seats to front? Thanks a bunch.

     

    No, that is unlikely to save you much time in reality.

     

  • 1.5 HOUR LAYOVER TIME
    Mar 23, 2016
    2
    TRAVELLING JULY 25 WITH HUSBAND AND 3 YEAR OLD CHILD. ARRIVING AT ORD FROM MSP AT 4:20PM AND DEPARTING TO CPH AT 5:50PM. BOTH FLIGHTS ARE AIR CANADA. IS THIS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TIME?

     

    Neither flight is Air Canada - Air Canada does not fly from MSP to ORD or ORD to CPH. The first flight will be operated by United and the second flight will be operated by SAS. In Chicago you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2, take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have just enough time.

     

    Thank you!!

     

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