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  • layover time, customs,
    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi, I will be flying from Toronto to Korea, connecting in Chicago (ORD) then in Toyko (NRT). I will be taking United airline (but different aircrafts) all throughout the flight so I can safely assume that I won't need to recheck my luggage in each of the connecting city. 1) Do I need to go through customs at ORD? 2) I have a layover time of 1 hour. will i have enough time to catch the next UA aircraft? 3) Do I need to get a boarding pass at ORD and NRT (I ordered the ticket from the unitedairline website)? 4) Which terminals do I need to go through at ORD? 5) Do you know if I just need to go through the security check at NRT?


    You will ore-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto, all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. United should issue all your boarding passes for your entire trip in Toronto. You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 1. 1 and 2 are connected by a walkway inside security. You will not have to go through security in ORD.


  • Iberia connection
    Nov 26, 2014
    I'm flying to cmn from ord via Iberia, should claim my luggage in Madrid and recheck or it will be taking care of straight to cmn


  • Asian Connection
    Nov 24, 2014
    Flight from Austin to Hong Kong is connecting through ORD. Some of the layovers seem a little short; what is the minimum time we need? Group of 5, 4 US and one Chinese.


    If both flights are on United, 45 minutes, if flying in on American and out on Cathay Pacific, I would want at least an hour because you'll have to change terminals.


  • ORD connection T5-T1
    Nov 23, 2014
    Hi, I am planning to make a trip to San Francisco, but this is my first trip with a flight connection. I am flying with United from Brussels to Chicago (ORD) and then from Chicago (ORD) to San Francisco (SFO). I only have approximately 2 hours to get to my next flight. What is the procedure for a connecting flight in Chicago? Do I have to claim my baggage and then recheck-in? I also read that I'll arrive a terminal 5 and I'll depart at terminal 1. Thank you for reading this!


    At ORD you arrive at Terminal 5 (T5) where you need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs & re-check-in bags where indicated (bags will then be transferred to T1 flight) - thereafter, proceed one level up to the ATS transit level & take the ATS train, running every few mins, to T1, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. T1 has Concourses B & C (with B & C gates) - both used by United.


  • connection flight aa
    Nov 23, 2014
    i will have an american airlines flight coming in from orlando and have to change to an american airlines flight heading for london heathrow, time for changing is only 65 minutes. is that doable? best regards woledi


    American uses Terminal 3 (T3) with Concourses/ gates G, H, K & L; as well as and T5 with Concourse/gates M (tickets could read T3-G, T5-M). While the ATS train runs between all terminal at their pre-security areas (requiring security check at connecting terminal), you may walk between the concourses of Terminal 3. Either way you have enough time for transfer.


    Ignore sunov. Both of your flights will be in Terminal 3. You only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have enough time.


  • One hour enough?
    Nov 22, 2014
    I'm flying from Berlin to ORD on Airberlin. How much time will I need to get to an AA flight to DFW? I am a US citizen with Global entry and TSA precheck. I did not purchase my tickets together but did get them thru AA.


    90 minutes bare minimum, 2 hours to be safe.


  • T5 to T3
    Nov 22, 2014
    I am flying from Madrid to Chicago and then getting a connecting to flight to Minneapolis. I only have 1 hour and 15 minutes to get my bags, go through customs, recheck my bags, and get to my new flight in terminal 3. Is that enough time?


    It's below the minimum connection time by 15 minutes, you'll have to hurry.


  • LGA - ORD - BER / AA to Air Berlin
    Nov 19, 2014
    Flying from LGA to BER, layover in ORD (AA to Air Berlin). Is 1.5 hour enough to make the connection? Do I recheck baggage in ORD? Thanks!


    If you bought your tickets together you don't have to do anything with your bags. Just walk between your gates. You have plenty of time.


  • Flying in from NRT, Connecting to CLT
    Nov 18, 2014
    I will be arriving into ORD T5 from NRT at 2:30PM and departing from ORD T1 to CLT 4:15PM. Is 1 hour and 45 minutes enough time to make it to my connecting flight? I am travelling during the holiday season and am anxious about missing my flight.My tickets are all booked through United. Thank you


    Edit: Travelling on December 22


    Just checked my flight has been changed so I now have 1 hour 31 minutes of connecting time


    Yes that is enough time but doesn't leave much to spare.


  • denver-O'hare
    Nov 18, 2014
    Hi, I will take a flight from denver and arrive at O'hare at around 11:22 on Dec.6th. Then I will take another flight at 14:25 to China. The two tickets are booked separately.... I am afraid the snow will delay the flight.. Will the time be sufficient? Thanks!


    Snow on December 6 is unlikely. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you very much for your response. I guess I need to pick up baggage, go through the security check ,then transfer to another terminal. In this case, would 3 hours be enough? Thanks~


  • HYD-ORD and ORD-SFO on separate airlines
    Nov 15, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into ORD from HYD at 3pm and then taking another flight to SFO. Both these travels are booked on separate tickets and airlines. I wanted to know how to transfer my 2 large bags from terminal 5 to 1. Do I have to take them through the ATS or is there a way to check in before I take the ATS? I am travelling in February and I am worried about the snow.


  • HYD-ORD and ORD-SFO on separate airlines
    Nov 15, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into ORD from HYD at 3pm and then taking another flight to SFO. Both these travels are booked on separate tickets and airlines. I wanted to know how to transfer my 2 large bags from terminal 5 to 1. Do I have to take them through the ATS or is there a way to check in before I take the ATS? I am travelling in February and I am worried about the snow.


    Yes you have to take them on the ATS. Snow may delay your journey but will not affect your connection. The ATS stations are indoors.


  • Toronto- Chicago - Cincinnati
    Nov 15, 2014
    I'm flying from Toronto to Cincinnati through Chicago. I'm arriving in Chicago on 10:40 a.m. on Terminal 2 and leaving at 11:26 a.m. from Terminal 1. Is 45 minutes enough time for me to transfer? Is it enough time for them to transfer my bags?


    Yes it is enough time but doesn't leave much time to spare in case of a delay.


  • GRU-ORD and ORD-IAH for 1 hr 55 min
    Nov 14, 2014
    Hi, my flight will arrive in ORD from (Sao paulo/GRU) at 5.35am and my next connection to IAH will depart at 7.30am. Both are with United and under the same ticket. Will this 1 hr 55 min connection be enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. 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 T1 and go through security and to your departure gate.


    Nov 13, 2014
    Return from HYD >> ORD : Air India, ORD>>YYZ: Air Canada my friend told me, after customs,last time he had to carry luggage thru Train to another terminal, as there is no way to transfer baggage thru Transfer Desk? What should I do to ensure it can be sent thru transfer desk? who will take care this? Air India or Air Canada? In the event, I need to take luggage (8 large bags) all by myself to other Terminal by Train, will there any Porters for paid luggage carrying service? Onway connection time: 5 hrs Return connection Time : 6 hrs is there any child Play Area?


    Booked all flights in one ticket


    Did you purchase your tickets separately or together? If separately, yes, you will have to take it on the ATS train and no there are no porters. There are child play areas in most terminals, but they are nothing special.


    Ah, now I see that you did book on one ticket. On your way to HYD you won't have to do anything with your baggage at all in ORD and on your way back you will be able to re-check it at the transfer desk after clearing customs in T5 and won't have to bring it on the train.


    Thanks for your prompt response. Do I have to ask Air India folks in India to tag all the way to Toronto? I am coming at 6.30, I guess Transfer Desk will be available at that time.


    Yes, you ask the Air India desk in India to tag your bag through to Toronto. That way you can use the Transfer desk at O'hare.


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