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  • Chicago connecting to Kitchener
    Jan 24, 2015
    3
    Hi, I am arriving from Houston on Republic Airline as American Eagle and have 1h15 min to catch my Envoy Air to Kitchener, can I make it? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.

     

    Do I not need to pick-up mu luggage?

     

    No, you do not. You will go through Canadian Immigration when you get to Kitchener.

     

  • 52 MIN
    Jan 20, 2015
    1
    Hi, I am arriving from seattle at about 7:45-8:00 PM on a friday night both flights on United. is 52 minutes enough?

     

    Yes, all United gates are connected inside security. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Is an hour enough?
    Jan 19, 2015
    2
    I'm flying from Duluth, MN to Orlando, FL and have an hour layover at O'Hare. Is that enough time to make my connection? I'm travelling alone with a two year old (she will be in a stroller so hopefully I can walk pretty fast). Also, will I have to go through security again in Chicago?

     

    I'm flying with United for both flights.

     

    No, you will not have to go through security in O'Hare. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1 but they are connected inside security by a walkway.

     

  • Where to go and checked bags
    Jan 19, 2015
    1
    I will be travelling from kitchener/waterloo Canada to Tampa Fl. With a 57 minute connection at O'hare. I have to clear customs in chicago because we don't have US customs in Kitchener. If i check a bag will i have enough time to make my connection? Or should i just bring a carry on? Where exactly will i go when i get to the airport in chicago? I arrive at terminal 5 with american airline ( american eagle) and i depart for tampa at i think terminal 3. Can someone please help me with this, i really don't want to miss my connection.

     

    That's a virtually impossible connection. I Suppose it might be barely possible with a carry on. You will arrive in T5, get your gate-checked bag, go through US Immigration, claim checked bags (if you have them), go through US Customs, then re-check your checked bags (i f you have them), then take the ATS train to T3 and go through security. It seems there is a bug in the AA system that allows these flights to be sold as Kitchener/Waterloo is the only Canadian airport AA flies to that does not have preclearance.

     

  • AMS to SFO with transfer on ORD
    Jan 19, 2015
    1
    Hi all, You all seem to know so much about transfers and I really want to know what to expect when travelling so I'm asking for your help. We will be travelling from AMs to SFO with a transfer in ORD. We will travel with United, so we'll have to transfer terminals as well. Is it possible to do in less than 2 hours? And what about our bags, will they be labeled through to SFO or do we have to pick 'em up en recheck? We probably have to go through customs as well, I'm afraid. Are there special lines for this or is it just like when you arrive and leave only now it's in one hour instead of a couple of days/weeks? And what will happen in SFO, would it be the same as if when you arrive in the States after an intercontinental flight or do we need a different line to go through customs? I hope my questions made any sense and thank you for reading

     

    In Chicago, you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk (they will already be tagged to SFO), then you will take the ATS train to T1 and go through security and to your departure gate. It is possible to do in 2 hours. In SFO you will not have to go through customs. You can just proceed directly to the baggage claim and leave the airport.

     

  • STL to NRT, ORD connection
    Jan 18, 2015
    2
    H I will be flying united from St,louis to Japan, connectiong in ORD, is an hour layover enough time? I booked the ticket all together? thanks

     

    also, from ORD i will be flying with JAL.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.

     

  • Stop Overs
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    Im flying from Dublin to LIT, stopping in London Heathrow and ORD, all flights are British Airways or American Airways, I assume that baggage transfer will be arranged and i dont have pick up and check my bag in again, but i do have to change terminals in both Heathrow and ORD, do I have to go through security again? Also baggage allowance on these flights, between Dublin and Heathrow and ORD and LIT, is my baggage allowance the same (23kg) as it is on the international flight? Please help...

     

    In Chicago you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the ATS train to Terminal 3 and go through security and to your departure gate. Since you purchased an international ticket you will have the same baggage allowance the entire trip.

     

  • SFO TO YUL - ORD connection
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    Hi, I will be flying United from SFO to YUL, connecting in ORD. Will I have to change terminals and go through security again?

     

    You may have to walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2, but they are connected inside security by a walkway.

     

  • SFO TO YUL - ORD connection
    Jan 15, 2015
    0
    Hi, I will be flying United from SFO to YUL, connecting in ORD. Will I have to change terminals and go through security again?

     

  • YUL via ORD to DUS
    Jan 15, 2015
    1
    (German citizen) how much Connection time is needed at ORD. I arrive from YUL either with AC or AA and depart with AA or LH to Dusseldorf, Germany. Do I Need the ESTA?

     

    Yes, you need ESTA. If you arrive on AC and depart on LH you only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate as you will arrive in T2 and depart from T1 which are connected inside security. Same with if you fly on AA, both flights will be in Terminal 3. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.

     

  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
    Jan 14, 2015
    1
    Hello, I need to pick up a passenger at terminal 1, from United baggage and then head quickly to pick up another passenger at terminal 5. The second passenger is flying in from Germany on Lufthansa. What is the easiest way to get between the two terminals? Thank you!!

     

    On foot or driving, Driving, you can simply follow the signs to T5, you may have to follow the signs for "Airport Re-Entry" first. On foot, you will have to go up to the ATS train on the upper level, then take the ATS train to Terminal 5.

     

  • connecting
    Jan 14, 2015
    1
    Hello. I am travelling from Toronto to St.Louis vis ODR. Both flights are with United Airlines. I only have an hour to connect. Will this be enough time?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All United gates in ORD are connected inside security.

     

  • Connecting Flights
    Jan 14, 2015
    2
    I am flying in to ORD from GRB and have 40 minutes between connecting flights to Cabo via American Airlines. Will this be enough time? We are then flying back in to ORD from Cabo and arrive at 6:29 then flying back to GRB at 8:37 (2 hr connection). Will this be enough time to get between T5 and T3? Do I need to wait for my checked bags at T5 then bring them with to T3? Do I need to check in at the airline counter at T3 or can we just go through security? Thanks!!

     

    Also, when we travel from T5 to T3 and go through that security line, will we have the necessary documentation to get through security or will we have to obtain the boarding pass when we arrive in Chicago for the ORD to GRB flight?

     

    On the flight to Cabo you have enough time, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the return you will be able to re-check your bags at the transfer desk after you clear Customs in T5. You will be issued both boarding passes in Cabo. All you have to do once you get to T3 is go through security and to your departure gate in the G concourse. You have enough time.

     

  • ORD Terminal Connections
    Jan 14, 2015
    3
    Arriving from Paris on Air France in the late afternoon on a Sunday and connecting to Denver on United. I have an hour and forty minutes to make the Denver flight. I've been reading terrible things about slow customs lines at ORD. I am a Global Entry member but this is my first time using it. Will the Global Entry make things faster? Will I have enough time to make my connection?

     

    Did you purchase your tickets separately or together? If separately and if you have checked bags you may not make it to the United check-in counter in time to re-check your bags as air france will likely not tag your bags through to Denver. It is rare for customs lines in ORD to be slow. If you purchased your tickets together or if you do not have checked bags you should have enough time.

     

    Thanks Zap. The tickets are separate, but I was told that Air France will check the bags through to Denver. Fingers crossed!

     

    OK, note that you will still have to claim your bags in T5 and then re-check them at the transfer desk in T5 though. Also check-in for your United flight online before you leave France.

     

  • Singapore to Chicago to Minneapolis
    Jan 13, 2015
    1
    I have an international UA flight from Singapore. I have to make a connecting flight that leaves in 2 hours. I'm aware that I have to move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1. I'm an international student, would I have enough time to make the transfer?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then check the monitors, if your departing gate starts with E or F, take the train to T2, if it starts with B or C, take it to T1. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate.

     





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