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  • Connecting from Terminal 5 to 3
    May 1, 2013
    1
    Hi, I am flying out from london to los angeles, but via chicago with a transit time time of exactly 2 hours. LHR-ORD (British Airways) ORD-LAX (American Airlines). Will 2 hours be enough and will I have to claim my luggage or will it be checked in all the way to LAX? I remember there was a drop off location for bags that were on connecting flights when I was connecting to Rochester MN, is it still the same way? Thanks

     

    Yes, it will be the same as last time you connected in ORD. You claim your baggage in immigration and immediately re-check it after leaving customs. 2 hours should be doable, but if you miss your flight American has a lot of flights to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • 35 minute connection time
    Apr 29, 2013
    1
    I am flying United Airlines Sunday May 5 from Edmonton to Chicago. My flight is scheduled to arrive at Chicago O'Hare at 12:29ppm and depart again, on a different flight at 1:04pm to Indianappolis. Will I have enough time to get to the next gate & board if flights are on time? Will my luggage make it to the next flight?

     

    It's a very tight connection but is doable if your first flight is on-time. Also if you miss your connection there should be other later flights to Indianapolis.

     

  • enough time to connect ?
    Apr 25, 2013
    2
    i will be arriving sunday at6:30pm from munich (UA) terminal5 ,need to clear immigration and custom.,will transfer to Houston (UA 9;25 pm) do not know yet what terminal. will 3hrs be enough time?

     

    You will have plenty of time. Your flight to Houston will depart from Terminal 1. However, I don't see a United flight this sunday ORD-IAH at 9:25 pm. The latest one I see is at 8:44. Go to united.com to check your itinerary.

     

    Also, the Munich-Chicago flight that arrives at 6:20 PM is operated by Lufthansa, not United. But it still arrives at Terminal 5

     

  • Connection from T2 to T5 in 2 hours
    Jun 3, 2013
    11
    I have a Delta flight arriving from Detroit at 3.56PM at Terminal 2 and I have next Virgin Atlantic flight to London at 5PM from Terminal 5. Will I be able to make it in 2 hours. I need to collect my baggage and check in for London flight.

     

    You don't have 2 hours - you only have 1 hour 4 minutes. No, I don't think that's enough time.

     

    sorry it is 6PM. It was a typo. Is it possible in 2 hours?

     

    Yes, 2 hours should be doable if your flight from DTW is on-time

     

    Thanks a lot ZAP. I need to claim my 2 bags and go to terminal 5 and check in. How much time should this take?

     

    Claim will take 15-20 mins, Going upstairs to the ATS and taking it to T5 will take maybe another 15-20. Then you just have to check in with VS and go through security.

     

    I just checked with Delta and they are ready to transfer the baggage themselves. So I will have to just check in at VA. This should be fairly doable. They will transfer the baggage means I will get it at destination(Mumbai) right?

     

    If you're flying Virgin Atlantic to Mumbai then yes, it will be checked through to there, however, you may have to claim it in immigration in London and immediately re-check it with Virgin Atlantic there.

     

    Thanks ZAP. My VA flight is from Chicago to Mumbai via london and is same flight. DO I still need to do that? Delta said they can do it for final destination.

     

    You'll have to ask the Virgin Atlantic check in counter on that one. I suspect you will but don't know for sure.

     

    Ok, Thank You. I should know that at Detroit itself when Delta takes my baggage. They should put a label for Mumbai.

     

    Update on my Trip- I missed my VA flight from Ohare as my Delta flight from Detroit to Chicago got delayed by over 2 hours. I ended up paying $700 for next day flight with VA.

     

  • LOST AND FOUND TERMINAL 2
    Apr 21, 2013
    1
    Is any telephone number available for the lost and found arrivals in termnal 2?

     

    At ORD, if you lost an item near ticket counters, gate areas or on your airpplane, contact your airline. If you lost an item at the security checkpoint, contact TSA at 773-377-1210. . If you lost an item in the public areas of the terminal, contact the Chicago Police at 773-686-2385.

     

  • Airberlin flight to Berlin
    Apr 18, 2013
    2
    What gate does ab7421 depart today, 18april?

     

    Your flight at 3:25pm to Berlin TXL arr. 7am next day has not yet received gate assignment. 10am (Chicago Time) forecast: heavy rain, fog/mist, flood warning. Open http://www.flychicago.com/ohare/en/home/Pages/default.aspx & enter flight number and GO.

     

    Departing Air Berlin flights from ORD use Terminal 3, Concourse K.

     

  • am wednesday
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    flight at 720 what time to ck in?

     

    What airport and airline? Do you have bags? Domestic or International? You can check in on line 24 hours before departure.

     

  • Terminal 5 to 3 question
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    I am coming from a flight by Air India at Terminal 5. I have a connecting flight to MSP after 4 hrs operated by American Airlines. I need to know after I get my bags by customs, whether I need to take my bags with me to the ATS or can they be checked in for the American Airlines flight on Terminal 5 itself. My problem is that I will have around 3 big bags and it will be really difficult to carry them by train.

     

    American has a re-check in T5.

     

  • Layover after international flight
    Apr 18, 2013
    2
    I arrive in Terminal 5 from Japan and will have 1 hour and 35 minutes to get to Terminal 3. As this is after an international flight, I will have to go through customs and security. Does that give me enough time to make it to my next flight? Thank you!

     

    At ORD, after exiting the Federal Inspection and luggage re-check areas of T5, proceed up one level to the ATS shuttle train, running every few mins to T3 (but arriving in the unsecured area). At T3 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Your time should be adequate. NOTE: T3 has Concourses G, H, K & L with corresponding gates. Look at overhead screens to find your flight & gate number.

     

    Thank you so much for your help! This will make my connection less stressful :)

     

  • 90 minutes
    Apr 14, 2013
    1
    Arrive from MSP by Delta to Teminal 2/ E12, leaving with KLM 612 from T5. I am 76. Can we make it within 90 minutes?

     

    Unless you have two separate tickets for Delta & KLM, your bags will automatically be transferred to your next flight. All you need to do is follow signs to the ATS shuttle train running every few minutes between T5 and T2. T5's gates M1-21 wrap around the concession court: to the left (gates M12-M21) and to the right (gates M7-M1), and extends northward in the center to gates M8-M11 (prepare yourself for long walks from check-in to gates). 90 mins should suffice.

     

  • Terminal 3 to 5 quesion
    Apr 10, 2013
    1
    We're flying to Rome from LAS on BA. First leg lands at Terminal 3 and second leg leaves from Terminal 5. We have 1:35 between flights. Do we have to go through security again and will there be enough time?

     

    You will have enough time but you will have to hurry. You take the ATS train one stop to T5 and then go through security as the ATS runs outside security. Your first flight will be operated by American.

     

  • Enough time for my connection? (55mins)
    Apr 8, 2013
    1
    I will travel from Costa Rica to Houston. After Houston (UA1501), I have a connection from ORD to Brussels (UA972).I will only have about 55 minutes in Chicago to catch my flight to Brussels.Will this be enough?

     

    If your first flight is on time, you can make it. You will both arrive and depart in Terminal 1 in ORD and you won't have to go through any security or checks when you make your connection.

     

  • Getting between T2 & T3 - short layover
    Apr 8, 2013
    1
    Hi. Flying in to T2 at 7:26 pm on United Express, and out of T3 at 8:20 pm on American. Doable?

     

    Yes, T2 and T3 are connected beyond security so you can just walk. Hurry, especially if you have a gate-check bag and have to wait for it.

     

  • Getting from Internat'l to domestic flt
    Apr 6, 2013
    1
    I will arrive from Vancouver 5:41 pm Westjet and transfer to United flight leaving 7:40 pm. Will I have enough time to make this flight and clear all hurdles?

     

    There aren't many hurdles as you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. Check where your United flight will depart from - if it's a United Express flight leaving from an E or F gate, then you can easily walk from T3 where Westjet will arrive to T2. If you're leaving from B or C, then you can either walk all the way from T3 to T1 inside the secure area or you can take the ATS train, but if you do that, you will have to go back through security in T1. If you have checked baggage Westjet will not transfer to United, so you'll have to claim in T3 and take it on the ATS to T1 and re-check it. Regardless of what you have to do, I think you have enough time.

     

  • Getting from Internat'l to domestic flt
    Apr 6, 2013
    0
    I will arrive from Vancouver 5:41 pm Westjet and transfer to United flight leaving 7:40 pm. Will I have enough time to make this flight and clear all hurdles?

     





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