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  • Connection from T5 to T1
    Sep 7, 2015
    Hi - I'm arriving on a flight from DUB into T5 in ORD at 6.05pm. I have 1hr 45m to connect to my flight to SMF in T1. Is this enough time? I will have cleared customs & Immigration in DUB & bag will be booked thru


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to take the ATS Train from T5 to T1 and go through security.


  • 40 minute connection
    Sep 1, 2015
    Is 40 minutes enough to deplane from Terminal 1, Gate 5 to board at Terminal 1, Gate C15? It seems just getting off a plane can take 20 minutes now if you are in the back.


    From Gate B5 to Gate C15 in Terminal 1


    It should be enough time. It only takes about 5 minutes to get between gates. And I know it feels like forever, but it rarely actually takes more than 10 minutes to get off the plane.


  • connection
    Sep 1, 2015
    I am flying from Newcastle to Heathrow, Heathrow to Chicago and then from Chicago to Vegas tomorrow. Will I need to collect my baggage at Chicago or with it being a cennection flight would my baggage be automatically transferred into the flight to Vegas? I'm concerned I only have just under 2 hours between flights if i have to go through baggage control and check in again ettc. Thanks


    Sorry, the flight I am referring to from Chicago to Vegas is at 20:37


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to your departure terminal and through security. If your flight to Las Vegas is on American it will be from Terminal 3.


    Also, 2 hours should be just about enough time.


    Is their a quick route through American immigration for people who have a connection flight?


    No, and most people on your flight will have a connection, so it wouldn't save you much time if there was. If you are a US Citizen or repeat ESTA user you can use the Kiosk lanes, which are faster.


  • T5 to T3 - 90 minutes enough to go through immigration?
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hi, I am travelling from London to ORD through BA and flight lands at 8.20 PM and the connecting flight to pittsburgh is at 9.52PM, does this give me enough time to go through immigration, security and terminal change? Many thanks in advance for your advice!


    That late in the evening, that should be enough time.


  • Short connection
    Aug 30, 2015
    I'm flying in from Cancun to Chicago O'hare, I think terminal 5. I have 80 minutes for my connection to Toronto Pearson at terminal 1. I have 1 checked suitcase, and I'll have to go through immigration. Is there a short connection line and do I have to pick up my Luggage and take it with me to Terrminal 1? I'm afraid that I will miss my flight to Toronto..


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs recheck your bags at the recheck desk then take the ATS train to Terminal 1 then through security. You have 10 minutes less than the recommended time. If you are a Canadian citizen you can use the shorter immigration line (the kiosks ).


    Thank you for your reply, I am a Dutch citizen though, isn't there anything like a fast connection line going through immigration? Or am I able to use the kiosks as well if I've been to the US before?


    If you have already used ESTA before you can use the kiosks.


  • international connection - enough time?
    Aug 27, 2015
    We are booked on a flight from Baltimore to O'Hare and then to Tokyo, all on United. We will be all checked through at BWI but our connection at O'Hare is only 40 minutes. No idea what terminals will be. Is that enough time to make an international flight?


    If you tell me your airlines I can tell you your terminals. It should be enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • Connection times
    Aug 27, 2015
    Hi we are looking to fly united airlines from Edinburgh to Las Vegas via ORD. It is quoting 2h 50 for the connection time. Is this enough for security etc? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • T3 to T5 in 65 minutes, AA to SAS
    Aug 27, 2015
    I have 65 minutes to deplane from AA at T3 and connect to SAS at T5. Is this enough time to exit security, take train, pass thru security again and get to my SAS gate? Is there a security-side shuttle operated by AA or SAS?


    That should be enough time if you are already checked in for your SAS flight and your bags are checked through. AA and SAS are not alliance partners.


  • Term 5 to 3 ?
    Aug 26, 2015
    Hello , i am flying from Amman on Royal Jordanian to Toronto through O'Hare changing the flight to American Airlines,what terminals do i have to change? do i have to recheck my luggages again ?and take them with me to another terminal ? is there a porter service as i have alot of bags ?? and is 2 hours 30 min between flights enough for the connection ?


    If you bought both tickets on the same reservation your bags will be tagged through to YYZ, but 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, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 3 and go through security. You have enough time as long as your flight from Jordan is on-time.


  • American Airlines arriving from YKF to O hare then flying United to LAX
    Aug 25, 2015
    My flight from YKF arrives via American Ailines to ORD at 3:43pm. I need to get to United Terminal to LAX for my flight scheduled at 7:35 pm. I have about 3 1/2 hrs to catch my flight. Do I need to clear immigration and customs at O hare and will I have enough time? Can I transfer from Terminal 5 (international arrivals from YKF) to United Terminal 1 to LAX without going through security again. Thanks!


    Yes, since there is no US Immigration and Customs preclearance at YKF you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US Customs, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1, check your bags with United, and go through security. You should have plenty of time. Immigration is not crowded when that flight arrives.


    Thank you for your reply !!


  • is 42 minutes going to be long enough
    Aug 24, 2015
    How do you get from Terminal 1 C to Terminal 2 F? How long does it take? Is 42 minute connection time going to be enough?


    It's easiest to just walk. It takes about 15 minutes walking briskly.


  • 2hours 13 minutes connection - T1-T5
    Aug 24, 2015
    Hi, I have a 2hour 13 min connection time arriving in to ORD from Dublin and departing to Seattle. I will have precleared c=immigration in Dublin - will I have enough time? Thanks!


    One reservation -Aer Lingus and United


    You have the Terminals backwards, you will arrive in T5 and depart from T1. Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the ATS Train from T5 to T1 and go through security.


  • Connection Time
    Aug 22, 2015
    Flying American from Pittsburgh (PIT) to ORD Sunday, arriving 15:00. Have a connecting flight to Stockholm with Scandinavian Airlines departing from ORD 16:25. Do I have to re-check my bags and go through immigration at ORD? And will I make it?


    To add some info, both tickets are on the same booking.


    Edit again, I blame the late hour... I'm flying UNITED to ORD, and not American.


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you won't have to do anything with your bags at ORD. All you have to do is take the ATS Train from T1 to T5 and go through security.


  • abu-dhabi dallas via chicago - single ticket
    Aug 19, 2015
    Hi, I have a single ticket booking from abu-dhabi to chicago via Etihad and chicago to dallas via American.. flight arrivies in chicago at 9:30 and my dallas flight is at 12:05.. after customs, can I transfer the bags to Domestic from T5?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do is take the ATS Train from T5 to T3 and go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You should have plenty of time.


  • Connection time
    Aug 18, 2015
    I am flying via NRT by NH & connect to CLE thru ORD via UA in Nov. When I booked tix, I am scheduled to arrive at 1:50p and connect UA flight at 3:30p. I should have enough time for making a tight connection. BUT, UA has changed me to the flight which will depart at 3:15p now. I really doubt I will be able to make it as I don't have ESTA and I am not American ... What should I do if I miss the flight ? Will ground staff help me? Also, any porter service at the luggage belt as I need to re-check my bags... Thanks,


    That's below the minimum International to Domestic connection time. Since it was an involuntary schedule change you can contact United or your travel agent and request to be moved to the next flight to Cleveland and they should not charge you a change fee. No there is no porter service at the international baggage claim, but there are free carts.


    I tried to ask my travel agent to change, but he said I should wait ... would it be a matter as my flight was a redemption ticket? My travel agent said United may change again. Travel agent said I need to pay for the change as well.... I will try to call United.


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