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  • Customs
    Jun 29, 2016
    US citizen traveling to Vancouver, lay over is 30 minutes in Chicago, do I have to go thru customs prior to my connecting flight, and how far is the international gate


    Where are you flying into Chicago from? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that information.


  • connection at ORD from montreal to Shanghai (1h16m)
    Jun 28, 2016
    I will fly tomorrow morning from Montreal (YUL) to Shanghai (PVG) connected at ORD within 1h16m,Canadian passport. is that enough? Should I check and recheck the luggages? I have Chinese passport and my son has Canadian passport.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. if both flights are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • TSA Apprpoved at T5 and Connecting Time
    Jun 27, 2016
    We connecting in Chicago OHare for a codeshare flight to Vienna on August 26th--United with Austrian Air. We have 1.5 hours once we land from Cleveland and departure time. We are TSA approved. Will that expedite our time needed from T 3 to T5 departure gate? We are considering getting an earlier flight from Cleveland. We also applied for Global Entry but now know that only helps when you are entering the US. thank you


    There is no precheck lane in T5 because no airlines in T5 are participants. You should have enough time if your flight from Cleveland is on-time.


  • HELP PEK-ORD-YYZ T5-T3 in 2 hours
    Jun 27, 2016
    All, I am flying from PEK (Beijing) July 10th connecting at ORD, and then flying to YYZ. I arrive terminal 5 at 10:05 am and the next flight is 12:05 pm in terminal 3. Will I have enough time to make this flight? I'm flying American, on a US passport, and the PEK-ORD flight is Business class. I'm very concerned with all the security delays, that I will miss my flight to YYZ.


    2 hours should be enough time. It should anywhere from a 0-20min wait at ORDat terminal 3. You may have to re check your bags if you bought them on separate tickets, but if you bought the flights on the same reservation then 2 hours will be enough time. No matter what 2 hours will be enough time.


    You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, and recheck your bags at the recheck desk before proceeding to T3 on the ATS train.


    Thank you!


  • From Terminal 3 to arrivals in Terminal 5
    Jun 27, 2016
    Hi, In a couple of weeks I will be flying from Dublin to ORD Terminal 3 with Finnair (but operated by American Airlines it says). After immigration, customs and claiming bags, I need to go to arrivals at Terminal 5 where my meeting point is. How can I get there from Terminal 3? It is a bit confused as in some places it says that International flights with AA arrive to Terminal 5, but my electronic ticket says Terminal 3. Thanks a lot.


    You will actually pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin - that is why you arrive in Terminal 3, not Terminal 5. All you have to do in Terminal 3 is claim your bags and then go meet your group in T5 via the ATS Train.


    Thanks a lot ZAP!! So, there is no problem in travelling with a 20kg bag in the ATS train? Thanks again, this is REALLY helpful!!


    As long as you can move the bag yourself it's allowed on the ATS.


  • T2 to T5, how much time is required to shuffle between these terminals
    Jun 28, 2016
    I have 1 hour and 28 minutes to travel from terminal 2 to terminal 5 to catch my connecting flight. Both flights are operated by air France. Would this time be sufficient or should I try to reschedule my itenary. My incoming flight is from Minneapolis and outgoing flight is to Paris.


    Note that your first flight is operated by Delta. You should have just enough time as long as your delta flight is on-time. You will take the ATS Train to T5 and go through security.


    Thanks a lot for quick replying


  • 40 mins transfer time enough?
    Jun 29, 2016
    Hi I am a non US resident (UK resident travelling from Tulsa to Toronto Canada transfering at Chicago. The airline is UNited Airlines. There is a 40 minute transfer time. Both flights are United Airlines. Is this enough time?


    Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, the connection obviously leaves little time to spare if the flight from Tulsa is delayed.


    Thank you Would I be booked on the next available one if it was them that was late?


    Yes, you would.


  • Connecting flights
    Jun 25, 2016
    Hi I'm travelling from Ireland to San Fran with a connecting flight in Chicago. I'm flying with United airlines and the stop is 45 minutes. Do I have enough time to catch my flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ireland. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.


  • Short Connection Worry
    Jun 25, 2016
    Hi, we are flying from Houston to ORD, then on to Michigan (AZO). Our connection time is 45 minutes, but we have to change terminals (not sure which one). Will we have to go through security again and will this be enough time to change terminals going to AZO? Thank you kindly!


    What airlines are you flying? All domestic gates in Chicago are connected inside security. So you shouldn't have to go through security in ORD.


    We are flying United Airlines. Is the walk between terminals very long?


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 2. The are connected inside security by a walkway. It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to get between gates.


    Thanks for your help ZAP :)


  • Calgary > Chicago > London
    Jun 25, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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