Chicago OHare (ORD) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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I'll be flying Qatar airways from DOHA to Toronto Via Chicago. I have a 3 hour layover at ORD. Will this time be enough? And what is the procedure to go from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3?
Yes, that should be enough time. 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, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 3 and go through security.
We have a flight from YYZ to HNL with a 1 hr 10 min layover at ORD. Both flights are with united and we have checked baggage. Is this enough time? Will we need to collect luggage and re-check if both flights are in the same itinerary?
I'm flying UA from Sao Paulo to Newark on Feb 15th, with a 3h30 layover in Newark and catch another UA flight to Tampa, one reservation. Will I need to claim my bags and re-check it for flight to Tampa?
Yes, you need to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security. Also, note that you asked this on the Chicago-O'Hare forum but you say you are connecting in Newark, is that correct?
Hi I'm flying from Milwaukee and have a connecting flight in Chicago to Honolulu. It was much cheaper to book it from Milwaukee but I live in the Chicagoland area. Can I skip my flight from Milwaukee to Chicago and just get on the flight to Honolulu?
Most airlines will cancel the 2nd leg of your trip if you do not take the 1st leg. They do this to avoid booking ploys.
Yes, you will have to drive up to Milwaukee and take the flight to Chicago.
Montreal to ORD to SF via United with a 1 hour and 33 minute layover. Arrive Terminal 5 and Depart Terminal 1. Is there enough time to make it through customs, ATS travel, and security on a Saturday evening?
You do not arrive in Terminal 5, almost all flights from Montreal arrive in Terminal 2. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I thought that United international flights arrive at Terminal 5. Is Montreal considered United domestic that I would arrive Terminal 2? Thank you for your response.
Yes, you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal, therefore you arrive at a domestic gate.
Hi, We will be travelling from LHR to San Diego, with a 1 hr 35 min change at Chicago in May. Both flight are with United Airlines on a through ticket, arriving 10:45, departing 12:20. Is this change do-able and do we need to switch terminals?
That's just 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 1, and go through security.
I'm flying from Edinburgh to Las Vegas and catch a connection in Chicago. We have 1hour 20 mins to get through US immigration and collect bags etc. Is that sufficient time?
*** (the person coming from Edinburgh), no, that is not enough time the minimum for an International to Domestic connection at ORD is 90 minutes, with 2 hours more realistic.