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  • Calgary > Chicago > London
    Jun 25, 2016
    3
    I will be flying from Calgary to London connecting at ORD. I'm on a British passport. Will 1hr 10min be enough?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. I can help you more if you post what airlines you are flying.

     

    Thanks. I'll be flying United both flights. Arriving terminal 1 and departing terminal 2. I have heard luggage will not be automatically forwarded. Is that true?

     

    Yes, you don't have to do anything with your Luggage in Chicago on your way to London. Also, you have the terminals reversed, you will arrive in 1 or 2 and depart from 1.

     

  • Connection from Portland to Munich 1h36
    Jun 24, 2016
    1
    Hi -- 1h36 is the time between arriving ORD from PDX (7:44p) and departure to Munich (9:20p). Same reservation, arriving Lufhtansa, leaving Lufhtansa. Thank you-- F

     

    Lufthansa does not fly from Porland to Chicago, that flight will be on United. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1. You have enough time.

     

  • Enough time to connect in ORD?
    Jun 23, 2016
    1
    Hi all - I'm flying from London to Denver tomorrow, via Chicago O'Hare. I'll have 1hr45 in Chicago to clear border control, claim bags, re-check bags, then get through TSA. The whole trip is on United Airlines, so hopefully they have, in their infinite wisdom, provided enough time... but I'm worried 1hr45 won't be enough time. Thoughts / recommendations? Thanks.

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. If you miss your connection United does have many flights from Chicago to Denver but they're typically very full.

     

  • Connecting in ORD from Bangalore to Kansas City
    Jun 22, 2016
    1
    Hello! My parents are flying from Bangalore to Kansas City via London (BA297) and Chicago (BA1968). They have 3.5 hours layover in Chicago. Would this be enough to complete immigration, collect checked luggage and transfer to the domestic flight? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • MCT intl -> domestic
    Jun 22, 2016
    1
    I'm looking at this itinerary on Tuesday Aug 9th: UA 582: YYZ to ORD, arriving 6.20pm T1 UA 782: ORD to DFW, depart 7.35pm T1 Both in F, connection time 1 hour 20 min. (non US resident) Is this realistic?

     

    Yes. that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so this is like a domestic connection. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.

     

  • Connecting in ORD from Dallas to Rome
    Jun 21, 2016
    1
    Hello! I have a flight from DFW to ORD arriving at 4.06PM and the next flight going from ORD to Rome at 5PM. Can I make it? Both flights are with AA same reservation. The first flight arrive in T3 zone K and the second flight depart from same terminal, same zone. It looks like i don't have to walk a lot but will my luggage go straight to Rome from Dallas or do i need to pick it up? When do i need to pass through immigration to have the exit stamp on my passport, in Dallas or Chicago? Thank you!!

     

    Yes, your luggage will go straight through. The US does not issue exit stamps. You just show your passport when boarding your flight to Rome. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have enough time.

     

  • Connecting at Chicago
    Jun 20, 2016
    1
    My Parents are travelling through British Airways/AA from Mumbai to Seattle through London & Chicago. They will have to go through Immigration and Customs in Chicago, pick up their bags and drop them at the exit for their flight to Seattle. My question is whether there will help to pick up the baggage and drop them at the airline after customs. They have 6 checked bags in total so checking to see if there will be any help available

     

    There are carts available in the International baggage claim and they just have to take their bags from the baggage claim through customs, and to the re-check desk. They don't have to bring them with them to T3. I'm sure between the two of them and a cart they can manage.

     

  • ORD connection T3 to T5 on Qatar
    Jun 23, 2016
    2
    I have heard that there is a n airside shuttle for Qatar similar to the one for BA - stays within security. The most recent information I can find of anyone mentioning it is from the middle of 2015. Does it still exist? where is it?

     

    As far as I can tell it still exists and operates from near gate G17

     

    thank you!

     

  • Layover reduced, enough time??
    Jun 19, 2016
    4
    Layover is now only 2 hours. Landing at 730pm on American, leaving on Turkish air at 930pm. Separate reservation. Is this enough time?

     

    If you have checked bags, then would request an earlier AA flight. At Chicago you need to retrieve your bags at T3, then take the airport train to T5, then recheck your bags with Turkish, then go through Security. If you have no checked bags, you still need to take the train and go through Security again. I'd give myself at least 3 hours with checked bags, and preferably 4 hours. If any one step takes longer than you expect, then you could miss your flight.

     

    Could we make it with no check bags? Just carry on.

     

    If you have no checked bags and your flight is on time, then, yes, 2 hours is ok. Consider time to deplane, walk 10-15 minutes to train, wait for and take train (up to 30 hour), and get through Security at T5. It depends on your comfort level. I'd still give more time because O'Hare was in the news a few weeks ago for 2+ hour waits at Securty. Many people missed their flights. I don't know if it has improved. Consider if you are flying at a peak time. Turkish is not responsible if you miss the flight. It's a shame that you cannot travel airside to T5. You must exit Security at T3 and then go through Security again at T5.

     

    Thank you so much for your feedback!! I am one of those who hate cutting it close so I went ahead and changed my domestic flight.

     

  • Ok use T3 lounges when flying out of T5?
    Jun 19, 2016
    0
    I get to O'Hare super early by bus. Not arriving by plane. I have evening flight on BA from T3. I prefer lounges in T3 to T5. Can I go through Security at T3, then later take the BA shuttle to T5 (just carry-on luggage -- no checked bags). Or will TSA only let folks departing from T1-2-3 to go through Security there?

     

  • msp to bangkok
    Jun 18, 2016
    1
    We are leaving msp on American and flying to Hong Kong on Cathay pacific. We have a 1 hour 35 minutes between flights. Is that enough time? Our flights are on one ticket. Will our luggage be checked all the way through? Will we have to go through security again on ord? Same questions on the return from Hong Kong to ord then msp?

     

    Yes, your luggage will be checked through on your way to Hong Kong. In Chicago on the way to Hong Kong you will just take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and go through security. On the return you will arrive in T5, 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 T3, and go through security. YOu have enough time on your way to Hong Kong.

     

  • DUS - DFW
    Jun 17, 2016
    1
    I am arriving into T5 going to T3 for a domestic flight. What terminal is customs/immigration and how to do get from T5 to T3.

     

    You will arrive 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 take the ATS Train to Terminal 3 and go through security.

     

  • ZRH - ORD - YYC do we have to go through immigration?
    Jun 17, 2016
    3
    Hi Arriving in T5 on LX at ORD at 12:25 and connecting flight to YYC is in T2 on UA at 15:50. Do we have to go through immigration and use ATS to get from T5 to T2?

     

    Yes, you will 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 T1 or T2 where you depart, then go through security. You have enough time.

     

    thanks! so I'll have to get an ESTA just for changing planes? 200$ for not even wanting to enter the US...-.-

     

    Yes, you will. There are nonstop flights from Zurich to Canada - you can book one of those instead.

     

  • MLI - ORD - ARN 1 hr 35 min connection
    Jun 17, 2016
    4
    Arriving with AA to ORD terminal 3 at 7.30 pm, connecting flight to Stockholm with SAS from Terminal 5 at 9.05pm. Is 1 hour 35 min enough time getting to terminal 5 and through security? Will I have to re-check my luggage?

     

    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?

     

    On one reservation.

     

    Then you won't have to do anything with your bags, just take the ATS Train to T5, get your SAS boarding pass if AA isn't able to issue it, and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

    ok, let's hope for the best. Thank you for your help!

     

  • Chicago ORD Terminal 5
    Jun 19, 2016
    2
    Hello, Arriving from Calgary to Chicago (Arrival 5:57 PM) on Westjet Terminal 5 and Departing Qatar Airways to Doha (departure 7:45 PM) on Terminal 5. Do i have enought time for transfer with two kids? Do i need to pick up baggage and then drop off? Thanks !

     

    If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thanks for your reply. The reservation is made on a single ticket. Would i still have to claim baggage or would it be checked till AMD (India). YYC to ORD to DOH to AMD. So, basically do i just exit one gate at ORD and look for another gate departing for DOH on Qatar Airways?

     

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