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  • Connection Time & Customs
    Sep 6, 2016
    I am connecting between Arrival Terminal 5 and Departing Terminal 2. I have 1:25 to connect between terminals. What is the fastest way to transfer between the terminals and to go through Custom & Immigration? If I have liquids, sealed in a duty free bag with receipt, will I be able to carry it through as well.


    No, that is not enough time and no, you cannot bring liquids through security as a carry-on even in a sealed duty-free bag. You need at bare minimum of 2 hours for such a transfer.


    I will travel to Cincinnati with my wife on 13/09/16 by British airways via London and Chicago. Chicago arrival time 1835 and departure 2130 by American airways. I option to wheel chair option to my wife will that be enough all farmalities including custom entries


  • 1hr 25mins
    Sep 1, 2016
    I am transiting through ORD terminal 5 from London on BA and connecting with AA to Pittsburgh. Will 1hr 25mins be enough to connect through terminal 3. Since am a first time traveler what security/customs checks will I be going through. It's a one booking.


    No, that is not enough time. You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go up two levels to the ATS Train, take it to Terminal 3, and go through security.


    Aug 31, 2016
    If my flight comes from Munich and lands at 6:25 PM Saturday, and my connection leaves 8:50PM, do I have enough time to make it? I am a US citizen....I may have Global entry by then (or may not). I will have checked luggage.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Aug 30, 2016
    I'm flying from Toronto to San Diego with United Airlines. I have a 1h33min transfer time. I'm a European citizen and I'll probably check a bag. Would I have enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. 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.


  • International Connection
    Aug 30, 2016
    I'm flying from SNA to Rome via ORD. I have 1:45 in Chicago. United says that is enough time and arriving and departure flights are both in Terminal 1. Is the process retrieve bags, go through immigration, them customs, recheck bag and then go to gate?


    There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago on your way to Rome. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Wow - thank you. Assume we will just show our passports to the agent when we check in? THANK YOU for the prompt reply!!!


    Yes, you will show your passports to the agent in SNA when you check in and the gate agent in ORD when you board your flight.


  • 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.


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