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  • Time Check
    Jul 14, 2016
    3
    I have two flights going through ORD booked same ticket, same airline (American Airlines), for this weekend and two weekends from now. The first trip is an arrival at 4:04 PM, departure at 4:45 PM. From what I understand, because these are the same airline they should be the same terminal? Is this possible? Will my luggage make it? The second trip is a return from abroad, so I'll have to do customs and immigration returning to the US as a US citizen. It's an arrival at 10:35 AM, departure at 12:20 PM. The last time I went through customs it didn't take too terribly long. Is this possible at ORD? I'm a nervous traveler but these are the cheapest tickets I could get.

     

    The first trip should be fine as long as the first flight is on-time. The second connection is a little more difficult but should be possible. Where are you flying from and to?

     

    Heathrow. I will have carry on only.

     

    OK, carry-on only should help. There's a thing in T5 caled "onestop" where if you don't have checked baggage you can take care of immigration and customs with one step, then proceed directly to T3 on the ATS Train.

     

  • Layover time and Security Check
    Jul 14, 2016
    1
    We are travelling with an Indian passport from Columbus, OH to Toronto, Canada connecting through Chicago and the connection time is 52 mins. Flights are operated by United Airlines / United Express. Will that be enough time for us to go from Terminal 1- C8 to Terminal 2 - E12 and do we need to go through the security check again.

     

    No, you don't have to go through security again. There is a walkway.

     

  • Layover time and security check
    Jul 14, 2016
    1
    We are travelling from Columbus, OH to Toronto, Canada through Chicago and the connection time is 52 mins. Is that enough time for us to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal and do we need to go through the security check again.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate - you don't have to go through security.

     

  • terminal 5
    Jul 14, 2016
    2
    I have a friend taking international flight at terminal 5 and about 35 minutes after her flight I have a flight leaving at terminal 2. I'm wondering if I can go into terminal 5 with my friend and then from there to term 2. Thanks

     

    No, you cannot go through security in Terminal 5 and you cannot get through security in T2 in 35 minutes. You'll need to part ways when you get to the airport.

     

    Thanks. This is really helpful

     

  • ARN-LHR-ORD-LAS
    Jul 14, 2016
    1
    I have a 2h 41mins connection through ORD. I arrive with an international BA flight and departing with a domestic AA flight, do you think that's enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, 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 Terminal 3 and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Vancouver to Atlanta via Chicago
    Jul 13, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Vancouver to Atlanta via Chicago. Both flights are with United. Will I go through customs in Chicago and will my luggage be directly transferred from one plane to the other between my flights?

     

    You will preclear US immigration and customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • FRA to ORD to CMH
    Jul 13, 2016
    1
    I am a US citizen arriving on a united flight from Frankfurt (terminal 5) and will have to make a connecting domestic flight at terminal 1. The connection time is 1 hour and 55 minutes. I do have Global Entry. Will this be enough time to make the connection?

     

    With Global Entry, yes, you should be able to make that.

     

  • 35 minute timeframe to make connecting flight
    Jul 12, 2016
    2
    My flight arrives at O'Hare at 6:40pm from LGA, and my connecting flight leaves at 7:15pm to BZM the same day. Both flights are through united airlines. . .Do I have even the slightest chance of making that flight. What are the chances my bags won't make the connecting flight either.

     

    do you mean BZN (Bozeman, Montana)? Yes, you can make this connection if the flight from LGA is on-time. All United gatees at ORD are connected inside security and you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Obviously if your flight is delayed you'll likely be stuck in Chicago overnight.

     

    Yep Bozeman sorry bout the typo. thank you for your input, worst comes to worst I stay the night and get the next one, it wouldn't be the first time I have had to do that. Atleast I can now take solace in the fact there is a chance cuz I was a knucklehead booking this flight.

     

  • Connecting flight from Copenhagen to Miami
    Jul 11, 2016
    1
    I arrive from Copenhagen with SAS at 17.40 and have a connection flight at 18.45 with AA. No luggage and will be going off the plane very fast sins am seating in the front of the plane. Do I have time for cauching my AA flight to Miami ?

     

    No, that connection is still pretty much impossible.

     

  • terminal time
    Jul 11, 2016
    1
    I have a layover in chicago o'hara I walk with a cane will I be able to make it to the right terminal in timee

     

    I don't know. You didn't post how much time you have, where you're coming from, where you're going or what airline you are flying. You need to post more information to get an answer.

     

  • Travelling to Toronto with 50 min layover at ORD
    Jul 11, 2016
    1
    Travelling with American airlines flight AA4327 from Kansas city to ORD arriving at Terminal 3 and then transfer to flight AA3196 to Toronto in 50 minutes which also departs from terminal 3. Someone told me that when flying international we have to go through security check again, is that true? And are 50 minutes enough to make this transfer.

     

    No, that is not true. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which as you know are both in Terminal 3. You go through Canadian immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto.

     

  • Connecting in ORD for flight to Tokyo
    Jul 11, 2016
    2
    This will probably sound like a question with an obvious answer, but it's my first time flying out of the country and I am nervous. I am flying out of St. Louis, connecting in O'Hare, then going on to Narita. Flight details say STL flight will arrive at Terminal 3 and NRT flight will depart from Terminal 3. But a friend told me I would probably have to go through security again to go to the International terminal. There is a 45 minute layover at O'Hare. Is that enough time or will I have to go through security again? Thank you so much.

     

    Your friend is wrong. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your flight from St. Louis is on-time.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

  • United Domestic Connections term 1 to term 2 or term 2 to 1
    Jul 10, 2016
    1
    United Reservations caution flags to book flight with 50 minutes connection time for RIC to ORD, ORD to BZN. Change terminal and short time caution flags. First flight United Express, then United. How much time is needed for terminal change on United Domestic Flights thru ORD?

     

    Terminals 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. It takes less than 10 minutes to get between them and any connection between gates in T1 or T2 shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. You should have enough time if your flight from RIC is on-time.

     

  • Transfer Time
    Jul 10, 2016
    1
    I'm arriving on a BA flight from London arriving 2:35PM at O'Hare. I need to catch a United flight to Aspen which is scheduled for 3:55pm. It's not on the same ticket. is that enough time to connect?

     

    No, that is not reasonably possible.

     

  • Connecting for Vegas
    Jul 9, 2016
    2
    I am a US citizen flying out of London to Las Vegas via OHare. I will only have 125 minutes to go from terminal 5 to terminal 3. Is that enough time? Will I also have to go through customs-collect my luggage-and go through security?

     

    Yes, 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 (if they are already tagged to LAS), then take the ATS Train to T3 and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thank you!

     

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