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  • Baggage Transfer during Flight Conenctions
    Nov 11, 2015
    Hi, My family will be travelling by Qatar to Chicago and has connecting United Airlines flight to St Louis. PNR is same for both the tickets. My question is should they claim the baggage at Chicago and checkin to UA? If yes, can they do the check in at International Terminal itself. Good Day.


    Yes, if both tickets are on the same reservation your bags wil be tagged through to STL but they will have to claim them in Chicago to go through US Customs. They can then re-check them immediately after customs at the re-check desk in Terminal 5, then take the ATS Train to their departure terminal and go through security.


  • Flying With a Pet
    Nov 10, 2015
    I will be flying from Charleston, SC to Las Vegas with a 1.5 hour layover in Chicago. The flight from Charleston (UA 4461) lands in O'hare @ Terminal 2 and the flight to Vegas departs from Terminal 1 @ 9:30. Would this give me enough time to take my dog to the new indoor pet relief room in Terminal 3, or should I stick to wee pads in the bathroom if necessary?


    Flight number from Chicago to Las Vegas is UA 899.


    You could probably make it to the Indoor pet relief area if your flight from Charleston arrives on-time. But I'd bring the wee pads in case of a delay.


  • EWR-ORD, then ORD-LHR, 50 mins connection
    Nov 8, 2015
    Hello, I am flying from New York to Chicago ORD arriving 21.10 then connecting ORD to London Heathrow at 22.00. both flights are British Airways (although operated by other airlines?). Is 50 minutes enough time to connect?


    Both flights will be operated by American Airlines. ALl you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. You have enough time if your flight from New York is on-time.


  • International flight from ORD to Toronto
    Nov 5, 2015
    I plan to take a commuter flight to Chicago - ORD and then fly out to Toronto - same thing coming home. Toronto to Chicago ORD and then commuter back to Decatur. How much time do I need in Chicago before I get on the plane to Toronto? And, returning home, how much time do I allow in Toronto before I board back to Chicago. I just want to have enough time and not miss a flight due to international stuff. Thanks!


    You won't have to do any "International stuff" in Chicago either way. If you aren't checking a bag then 60-90 minutes should be enough time both ways. On your way back from Toronto you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. Air Choice One uses Terminal 3, the same terminal as American and is connected to the terminals used by Air Canada and United inside security.


    No, I'm just taking a carry on bag, short trip. Really? I don't have to do anything in Chicago on my way to Canada? I was told I'd need plenty of time to go thru customs. Well, that makes planning easier - so, 2 hours would be plenty, correct? I know ORD is huge.


    Yes, 2 hours is plenty of time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto and as I mentioned you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto on your return to the US.


    Thanks so much! I appreciate your help. I've never been to Canada - just want to make sure I'm giving myself plenty of time.


    Nov 5, 2015
    Hello everyone, I have a flight with United from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago (ORD) on 11-10-2015, then I have a connection fight also with United to Portland (PDX). But the layover time at ORD only 54 mins, do I have enough time for the immigration and flight connection? And also, I have one checked bag, do I need to take it out and check in again at ORD airport? Thanks


    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates in Chicago are connected inside security. You have enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Is 50 minutes enough layover for United express flight to united fligh
    Nov 4, 2015
    I would be flying from Colorado Springs to Manchester,NH on United with a 50 minute layover. is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Actually both flights will be United Express. United Express flights use both Terminal 1 and 2 and all United and United Express gates are connected inside security.


  • Connection time for international flight
    Nov 2, 2015
    I am flying from Columbus Ohio to ORD. I have a 1 hour 58 minute layover before my flight leaves for Shanghai. Is this enough time? First time flyer and tickets through United. Just using carry on luggage.


    That should be plenty of time. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much.


  • american to united
    Nov 1, 2015
    I am lading with american....swithing to united to go to canada ...do i stay in security will 2 hrs be enough time on a tues evening Will american check my bag through?


    If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim your bag from American, take it to Terminal 1 and re-check it with United and go back through security. You will barely have enough time if your AA flight is on-time. If you can do your trip without a checked bag I highly recommend it as then you can stay inside security.


  • Will an hour and a half be enough?
    Nov 2, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying United into terminal two and half an hour and a half to make an Awr Lingus connection to Dublin. My bags will be checked through, but I'm not sure if I'll have my boarding pass. 1) can I get through security at terminal 5 with the sticker so I can get my boarding pass at the gate? 2) Is an hour and a half enough time to make my connection?


    Wow autocorrect! Half=have Sticker=eticket


    United should be able to issue both boarding passes, so you can go through security in T5. You should have enough time.


  • Short Layover time
    Oct 29, 2015
    I am flying from lexington Ky and have a 1.5 layover in Chicago before traveling to Frankfort. I have to go from terminal 1 to terminal 2.Will I have enough time to catch my international flight?


    You have your terminals reversed. you will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You have plenty of time.


  • Domectic to international connecting flight
    Oct 29, 2015
    I'll be flying into ORD from Austin, TX and taking a connecting flight to Toronto, Canada (Both flights are American Airlines). I have one hour in between flights, so my question is: Will I have to pick up my baggage and re-check it? If so, is an hour enough time?


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago. You just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both in Terminal 3. You should have plenty of time. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Toronto.


  • transfer time help
    Oct 28, 2015
    My Sister is travelling from London to Chicago and she has a short connection time 1:45 min only to her next flight so can she completes immigration process , baggage claim , recheck in it and transfer of terminals in that time??


    That should be just about enough time.


  • Connection time to London flight
    Oct 25, 2015
    Am travelling from san antonio to chicago on Nov21st 2015. I have a connection flight to London and both are American Airlines. The connection time is just 1hr and 15minutes. Will i be able to make it as i do not have to transfer my luggages and go through security check


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both in Terminal 3.


  • Connection
    Oct 25, 2015
    We are flying from Mco to ord and arrive at 1555 in terminal 3 and need to change terminal to 5 to get a flight to LHR at1810 will we have enough time and do we have to claim our luggage again and recheck it in?


    As long as both tickets were bought on the same reservation you won't have to transfer your bags in Chicago on your way to London. You have enough time.


  • Connection time of 1hr and 35mts
    Oct 25, 2015
    Dear all My colleague is visiting USA on 13th Nov 15. He is travelling on American airlines from London to Chicago and it reaches by 18:45. His connecting flight to San antonio is at 20:20. I feel that it might be sufficient time. Pl advise


    That is likely barely enough time.


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