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  • Intl Connection Time
    Jul 13, 2015
    We are flying Aer Lingus from Detroit to Dublin with a layover in Chicago. The DTW to Ohare flight is operated by United. We arrive in Ohare at 6:40pm in terminal 1 and our Aer Lingus flight leaves terminal 5 at 8:00pm. Is 80 minutes enough time? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will just have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security.


  • Is 95 minutes enough to transfer to an international flight--O'Hare?
    Jul 10, 2015
    I'm booking a flight to Zurich Switzerland for late August coming from Indianapolis on United,arriving in terminal 1 at 5:40 pm and connecting with SwissAir in Terminal 5 at 6:15. Is 95 minutes enough for that connection?


    5:40 to 6:15 is only 35 minutes. Did you mistype? Because 95 minutes is enough time. 35 minutes isn't.


  • ORD - MIA
    Jul 10, 2015
    Is 45 minutes time to connect flights if land in T3 G18 and depart in T3 H18


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time and you hurry.


  • domestic xfer to intl flt
    Jul 9, 2015
    My united airlines flight is scheduled to arrive at 8:15AM from MSP. Will I have enough time to claim my luggage and then checkin with ANA for my flight to Narita with departure time of 11AM.


    If your tickets were bought on the same reservation then you don't have to claim your baggage or check in again. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which are both in Terminal 1. You have plenty of time.


    Unfortunately, these are two separate tickets (UA and NH). That's why I have to claim my baggage and check-in at ORD.


    Oh, then you still have plenty of time. You'll just have to go down to the lower level of Terminal 1, claim your bags, bring them back up to the ticketing level, re-check them with ANA, and then go through security.


  • SFO-ORD-FRA Connecting Flight
    Jul 9, 2015
    My flight is supposed to land in ORD at 9:49 PM, and then connecting flight to europe at 10:35 pm. Is that enough time?


    Both flights are Lufthansa, but first flight is operated by United Airlines. Flight is on September 7 (Monday).


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.


  • International arrival on terminal 3
    Jul 7, 2015
    If I arrive from DUB in terminal 3 and depart to Miami from the same terminal do I have to pass through security again? Can I take duty free liquor in my carry-on?


    You will not have to go through security in Chicago. However, you may not be alllowed to bring liquor through security at Preclearance in Dublin.


  • Enough time for connection
    Jul 6, 2015
    I am flying on 7/10 from Erie PA to ORD. I have 50 mins. to make my connection from ORD to Denver - all United. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will likely arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1. There is a walkway inside security between Terminal 2 and Terminal 1. There is a chance you will arrive in Terminal 1, which makes your transfer even easier.


  • Connection time from Terminal 3 to 5
    Jul 5, 2015
    My American Airlines flight lands at Terminal 3 at 9:10 PM with a connecting flight to Helsinki on Finnair from Terminal 5 at 10:00 PM. What is the quickest way to get to Terminal 5 from Terminal 3 and can it be done in 50 minutes? This is one itinerary and I'm a US citizen.


    You have to take the ATS Train and go through security in T5. That late at night it should be possible but depends on your AA flight arriving on-time.


    Thank you for responding! I was able to take an earlier flight to avoid possibly missing my connection.


  • terminal 3 to terminal 5 with 1.5 hr transit
    Jul 3, 2015
    My english non-speaking parents are traveling from Indianapolis airport to kathmandu. They will land in terminal 3 ORD at 11:30 AM and they have connecting flight of etihad airlines at 1:05 PM from terminal 5. I have requested ramp wheel chair for one of my parents. I am wondering if any assistant will be available from the airport to receive them at terminal 3 and take them to terminal 5. The transit time is only 90 min and i don't think they can go from T3 to T5 by themselves. What shall I do? Please suggest


    Yes, the wheelchair service should escort them to Terminal 5. They should have enough time.


    Thank you. I hope they will be received on time as soon as they land in ORD airport.


  • July 4 travel
    Jul 3, 2015
    Hi I have a flight from OrD to SFO which is connecting to international from there. Flight is 1050am from T1 with United. How much time in advance should i reach ORD, as I need to check in bags and get boarding due to onwards international flight. Is July 4 morning expected to be busy? Many thanks in advance


    Usually July 4 itself is a very slow day since nobody is traveling for business. You will be OK arriving at the airport at about 9:30-9:40.


    many thanks 😄


  • Best option for connection?
    Jul 3, 2015
    I'll be arriving from Ottawa at ORD in Terminal 2 at 6:10pm later today, and will be flying out to San Diego in Terminal 1 at 7:24pm, 1h14m. Should I walk or take the shuttle I heard goes from concourse E (T2) to Concourse C (T1)? Also I don't think I have to re-check bags and go through security again, since I will be clearing that in Canada. Any confirmation/clarification though?


    forgot to say that both flights are with United Airlines, and to add that security AND customs will already be cleared by the time I arrive in ORD.


    Walk - the shuttle runs infrequently. Correct you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security in Chicago. There's also a chance your flight from Ottawa will arrive in Terminal 1, making your connection even easier.


  • is 1 hour 45 minates enough for connecting
    Jul 2, 2015
    I will fly from BWI to ORD then PEK next week. All flights are United and on one ticket. UA1450 will arrive at ORD on 11:19AM and UA851 will depart from ORD on 1:05PM. What terminals do I walk from and to? Do I have enough time to go through security check with my carry-on baggage and customs clear? My checked-in baggage will be claimed at destination PEK. Thanks


    Yes, that is plenty of time. Both flights will be in Terminal 1. you do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, no security necessary.


  • Sufficient time?
    Jul 2, 2015
    I will arrive ORD Terminal 5 (ANA) from NRT on 26th July. At 08.25.. Connecting flight at Terminal 1 by UA to BOS at 11.01. Is it enough time as I understand that I need to clear immigration and claim luggage. I need to bring my luggage along to travel on ATS. Thanks


    If your tickets were purchased together on one reservation your bags should be tagged through to BOS and you can re-check them right after customs in Terminal 5 and not have to bring them with you on the ATS. You should have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Booking through company's travel desk. There are 2 booking reference no, one for NH, other for UA. It means I need to tag along my luggage from T5 to T1. Thanks


  • Connecting Flight from ORD to DTW
    Jul 1, 2015
    My daughter is returning in late July from a year as an exchange student in Germany. I have to get her from Chicago to Detroit. Her United flight arrives at 12:45pm. How much time do I need to allow for customs? I'm assuming she will have to collect her bags and then recheck them. Last week she had ACL/meniscus surgery so I want to make it as easy on her as possible. There is a 3pm United flight, but it jumps almost $200. If she has to recheck her ags anyway, what other airline is very close to United? Thank you for any suggestions.


    She will arrive into Terminal 5 at O'Hare (the international terminal). There she will go through US Immigration, claim her bags, and go through US Customs). If you purchase another United flight it can probably be joined to the first flight in which case 90 minutes would be the minimum connection time. If you purchase a flight on another airline, such as American or Delta, then she will have to transfer her bags herself to Terminal 3 (American) or Terminal 2 (Delta) and pay a checked bag fee and would need at least 2 hours, preferably a little more. You could also look at United flights to Flint if you live north of Detroit.


  • connecting time international domestic
    Jun 30, 2015
    Arriving fro Istanbul Turkish Air at5:50pm , connection United at 7:30pm. Two different tickets. Enough time?


    Since you purchased two separate tickets it will be very difficult. I would either book another flight or show your United confirmation to the Turkish agent in your origin city and ask for your bag to be tagged through to your United flight. Also check-in online for your United flight before you leave your origin. It's possible, but it depends on everything going perfectly.


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