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  • Terminal 5 to 3 question
    Apr 16, 2013
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    I am coming from a flight by Air India at Terminal 5. I have a connecting flight to MSP after 4 hrs operated by American Airlines. I need to know after I get my bags by customs, whether I need to take my bags with me to the ATS or can they be checked in for the American Airlines flight on Terminal 5 itself. My problem is that I will have around 3 big bags and it will be really difficult to carry them by train.

     

    American has a re-check in T5.

     

  • Layover after international flight
    Apr 18, 2013
    2
    I arrive in Terminal 5 from Japan and will have 1 hour and 35 minutes to get to Terminal 3. As this is after an international flight, I will have to go through customs and security. Does that give me enough time to make it to my next flight? Thank you!

     

    At ORD, after exiting the Federal Inspection and luggage re-check areas of T5, proceed up one level to the ATS shuttle train, running every few mins to T3 (but arriving in the unsecured area). At T3 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Your time should be adequate. NOTE: T3 has Concourses G, H, K & L with corresponding gates. Look at overhead screens to find your flight & gate number.

     

    Thank you so much for your help! This will make my connection less stressful :)

     

  • 90 minutes
    Apr 14, 2013
    1
    Arrive from MSP by Delta to Teminal 2/ E12, leaving with KLM 612 from T5. I am 76. Can we make it within 90 minutes?

     

    Unless you have two separate tickets for Delta & KLM, your bags will automatically be transferred to your next flight. All you need to do is follow signs to the ATS shuttle train running every few minutes between T5 and T2. T5's gates M1-21 wrap around the concession court: to the left (gates M12-M21) and to the right (gates M7-M1), and extends northward in the center to gates M8-M11 (prepare yourself for long walks from check-in to gates). 90 mins should suffice.

     

  • Terminal 3 to 5 quesion
    Apr 10, 2013
    1
    We're flying to Rome from LAS on BA. First leg lands at Terminal 3 and second leg leaves from Terminal 5. We have 1:35 between flights. Do we have to go through security again and will there be enough time?

     

    You will have enough time but you will have to hurry. You take the ATS train one stop to T5 and then go through security as the ATS runs outside security. Your first flight will be operated by American.

     

  • Enough time for my connection? (55mins)
    Apr 8, 2013
    1
    I will travel from Costa Rica to Houston. After Houston (UA1501), I have a connection from ORD to Brussels (UA972).I will only have about 55 minutes in Chicago to catch my flight to Brussels.Will this be enough?

     

    If your first flight is on time, you can make it. You will both arrive and depart in Terminal 1 in ORD and you won't have to go through any security or checks when you make your connection.

     

  • Getting between T2 & T3 - short layover
    Apr 8, 2013
    1
    Hi. Flying in to T2 at 7:26 pm on United Express, and out of T3 at 8:20 pm on American. Doable?

     

    Yes, T2 and T3 are connected beyond security so you can just walk. Hurry, especially if you have a gate-check bag and have to wait for it.

     

  • Getting from Internat'l to domestic flt
    Apr 6, 2013
    1
    I will arrive from Vancouver 5:41 pm Westjet and transfer to United flight leaving 7:40 pm. Will I have enough time to make this flight and clear all hurdles?

     

    There aren't many hurdles as you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. Check where your United flight will depart from - if it's a United Express flight leaving from an E or F gate, then you can easily walk from T3 where Westjet will arrive to T2. If you're leaving from B or C, then you can either walk all the way from T3 to T1 inside the secure area or you can take the ATS train, but if you do that, you will have to go back through security in T1. If you have checked baggage Westjet will not transfer to United, so you'll have to claim in T3 and take it on the ATS to T1 and re-check it. Regardless of what you have to do, I think you have enough time.

     

  • Getting from Internat'l to domestic flt
    Apr 6, 2013
    0
    I will arrive from Vancouver 5:41 pm Westjet and transfer to United flight leaving 7:40 pm. Will I have enough time to make this flight and clear all hurdles?

     

  • Enough connecting time?
    Apr 3, 2013
    3
    I will arrive from Berlin (TXL) to ORD and then fly to LAX (all on one ticket). Arrival time: 12.10 p.m.., connecting flight departs 1.35 p.m. Both airlines are in "oneworld" (airberlin and AA) My 3 questions are: Do I have to go through all the customs and securities to get to my connecting flight? Is it enough time to catch the connecting flight? Do I have to pick up my checked baggage and re-check it? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you will go through immigration in Terminal 5, then re-check your bags there, then take the ATS train to Terminal 3 and go back through security. That is a really tight connection to do all of that, but it is possible. The good thing is that if you miss your connection American has many flights from ORD to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

    Thanks for your reply! I contacted airberlin and they told me that my baggage would be automatically checked through to LAX... Are they wrong? And: They told me that it would be enough time and that AA would wait until we board the plane, since we are alrealdy checked in (?) I don't know what to believe right now...

     

    Yes, it will be checked through to LAX, but you still have to claim it in immigration, walk through customs, and then re-check it at the AA recheck desk in T5. You have to do this any time you enter the US. AA is unlikely to wait very long for you as they have many ORD-LAX flights and the cost of holding the plane for you would likely exceed the cost of putting you on a later flight if you're late.

     

  • Terminal Transfer
    Apr 2, 2013
    2
    We arrive in terminal 2 at 2:40pm and depart from terminal 5 at 4pm. Is this enought time for the transfer? Will we have to go through check-in, security, or baggage claim in the process? Thanks!

     

    I should clarify, we transfer from United to Austrian Airlines.

     

    If your United and Austrian flights were bought on the same reservation, United will be able to check your bag through to your Austrian flight. All you have to do is take the ATS train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Wheelchair assistance to Terminal Five
    Apr 1, 2013
    1
    I will arrive on United in Terminal One and need to get to Terminal Five for an international flight on Austrian Airlines. I also need a wheelchair. Will someone be able to assist me in getting from T1 to T5?

     

    Request wheelchair service from United. They will take you where you need to go.

     

  • Changed last leg of flight
    Apr 1, 2013
    2
    I am arriving to ORD from Hong Kong at 2pm (terminal 5) and rather than wait 8 hours to get on my next flight (to MSP) I have booked a one-way ticket with a different airline for 5pm at terminal 2. Once I clear customs I am able to take my luggage with me to Terminal 2 and check in with the new airline correct? If not, then i just wasted a bit of money! :) Thanks.

     

    Yes, you can claim your baggage in immigration and take it to T2 yourself and re-check it.

     

    Thank you for your quick reply!

     

  • Concourse K to L
    Mar 31, 2013
    1
    Do I need to clear security going from K to L?

     

    Concourses K & L at ORD Airport are right next to each other - no security check needed.

     

  • Dub - ORD -Toronto on American Airlines
    Apr 13, 2013
    2
    Hi Flying to Toronto via ORD, I assume we will clear US border control in Dublin, so we should have a clear run when we land, to our connecting flight. Will our bags get checked all the way through to Canada?

     

    Yes, your bags will be checked straight through to Canada. However if your DUB-ORD flight is on Aer Lingus you will have to take the ATS train from Terminal 5 to your next terminal and go back through security.

     

    Thanks, flying with American Airlines

     

  • 35 minute connection
    Mar 27, 2013
    1
    On AA1194 from Orlando Arr 17:45 then on IB4194 (T3) leaving 18:20. Will there be enough time to make connection? Can you please confirm that baggage will be transferred onto the flight please and what terminal etc? Many thanks Many thanks

     

    Yes, your baggage will be checked through to your Iberia flight. If your Orlando flight is on time then you will barely have enough time. Also, check the operating carrier of your flight, I believe Iberia 4194 is a code-share flight actually operated by American. If you miss your connection you'll probably get sent to Manchester on a later flight via London.

     





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