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  • 50 minutes enough
    Mar 8, 2016
    2
    Flying United with a 50 minute connection in Chicago- is that enough time- 2 seniors flying? Thanks

     

    Flying from Edmonton AB to Paducah, KY

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both likely in Terminal 2. All United gates in Chicago are connected inside security.

     

  • British air connection
    Mar 8, 2016
    1
    Arriving in ORD from PIT at 7:12 pm departing ORD for LHR at 9:45 all booked through British air - will there be enough time and do we have to leave security? Our bags will be checked in PIT

     

    That should be enough time. You can either take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and go through security (the train runs frequently) or take the British Airways shuttle inside security from the H/K concourse of T3 to T5 (the shuttle runs infrequently). Either way I think you have enough time.

     

  • First time fliers have lots of questions
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    My boyfriend and I are traveling to New Orleans in July. We are departing from south bend in united and then reaching chicago to transfer planes to another united flight. Will we have to get our bags and recheck them or will they be switched over? Do we have to go through security again? and will we have enough time with a 2 and a half hour layover?

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1 or 2. 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You have plenty of time.

     

  • United connection to Aer Lingus
    Mar 6, 2016
    1
    flying BWI to ORD on United arriving at 2:35 on a Tuesday. Then leaving ORD to DUB departing at 3:50 on Aer Lingus. Nervous about timing. Carry on baggage only, ticket booked by United. Enough time between flights??

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 and go through security.

     

  • Short connection time
    Mar 8, 2016
    5
    I am on a national flight from getting into ORD at 5:25am and our connecting flight leaves at 6:01am. I'm not sure which terminal yet as my flight isn't until 3/31/16. Is this enough time to go from one flight to the next (I have checked bags but I believe they are just transferring to the connecting plane)?

     

    If you tell me what airlines you are on I can tell you your terminals. That should be enough time.

     

    Oh my flights are United, arriving and departing

     

    Then both of them should be in Terminal 1. However, some United Express flights use Terminal 2. 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway.

     

    So is that a YES? :)

     

    Yes, you should have enough time.

     

  • connection between terminal 2 and 5 at ORD
    Mar 6, 2016
    1
    I will be travelling from Toronto to Delhi via ORD. Air Canada from Toronto to ORD and Air India from ORD to Delhi. Do I have to collect my bags and re-check them at ORD? how to connect between terminals.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If both tickets are on the same reservation your bags will be transferred for you. You just have to take the ATS Train from T2 to T5 and go through security. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from Air Canada and re-check them in T5 with Air India.

     

  • travel with wheelchairs
    Mar 5, 2016
    1
    How far apart are the gates for United Express from Green Bay, WI to MCO United 206. we are traveling with 2 persons in wheelchairs

     

    You will likely arrive in Terminal 2. You will depart from Terminal 1. They are connected inside security by a walkway. It will be a 15 - 20 minute walk with wheelchairs.

     

  • 50 min will be enough?
    Mar 4, 2016
    1
    My flight will be GRU-ORD (by UA) arriving at 7:30AM. Then I`ll have a domestic flight ORD-CMH (by AA) departing at 8:20AM. I have no checked bags. Will it be possible to go through immigration & customs within 50min?

     

    No. This connection would be impossible, especially considering that the security lines in Terminal 3 where you depart will be very long at that time.

     

  • 55 min will be enough?
    Mar 4, 2016
    1
    My flight will be CMH-ORD by AA. It arrives in ORD by 11:25AM. Then I have an international flight ORD-NRT by UA at 12:30PM departing time. I have no checked bags. Is it possible to complete customs process and make it to the international flight? What are the terminals?

     

    There is no US Customs when departing the US. If you have no checked bags and already have your United boarding pass you can go straight from your AA arrival gate in Terminal 3 to your UA departure gate in Terminal 1. They are connected inside security by walkways.

     

  • Connection time terminal 5 to terminal 2
    Mar 4, 2016
    3
    What is the procedure when entering US with SAS at terminal 5 and departing fr.o.m. terminal 2 with Air Canada? Minimum connection time?

     

    Assuming both flights are on the same reservation 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, go up 2 levels to the ATS Train, take it to Terminal 2, go through security and to your departure gate. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Canada.

     

    Thanks. What is the minimum connecting time?

     

    90 minutes would be the bare minimum but I recommend 2 hours.

     

  • 1hour 25 min enough for transfer?
    Mar 2, 2016
    5
    We booked from SFO to ORD arriving at 8:40 pm (operated by AA) and then ORD to CPH at 10:05 pm (by SAS), I was informed that checked luggage will be automatically transferred, so is there enough time? need to go thru security check again?

     

    Yes, your bags will be transferred. You will have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 1 where you will arrive to Terminal 5 where you depart and go through security. You should have enough time if your flight from SFO is on-time.

     

    thank you. one more question, usually how long will it take to go through security at terminal 5 at 9 pm ?

     

    and at what time the international flight (SAS) normally will finished boarding and close the carbin door prior to the official departure time?

     

    They'll want to close it at about 9:50

     

    thank you!

     

  • Short Time Long Walk?
    Mar 1, 2016
    1
    Arriving UA Express 5047 leaving UA219 to Honolulu with 55 minutes between. Never been to ORD. No idea on terminals. Is this a long walk?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1 (likely concourse B). There is a walkway connecting Terminals 1 and 2 inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • LHR to ORD to FNT
    Mar 1, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am flying LHR to ORD on American Airlines on May 3rd and my connecting time for ORD to FNT is 1hr 34m, is this enough time to clear customs and grab my luggage?

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. 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, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 3 and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • YYZ to ORD to NRT
    Feb 29, 2016
    1
    I have a group departing YYZ at 7:25am connecting through ORD and departing for NRT at 10:55am on Japan Airlines. What is the best way for us to get from terminal 2 to terminal 5 and is this enough time to make a connection. Do we need to go thru immigration for a connecting flight? The return trip is the same in reverse but we land at 4:15 in ORD from Tokyo and depart for Toronto at 5:45pm? I'm afraid we will miss our return flight. Suggestions?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. JAL uses Terminal 3 for departures, not Terminal 5. You just have to walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 on your way to Japan. You have plenty of time. On the return 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 Terminal 2 and go through security and to your departure gate. On that return trip everything will have to go perfectly for you to make it on-time.

     

  • Terminal Change
    Mar 2, 2016
    3
    Arriving from FAR and departing to MCO, what terminals will I be using and how much time do I need to get from one to the other. Never been to ORD before.

     

    This question cannot be answered unless you post what airlines you are flying.

     

    Flying on United.

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 (likely 2) and depart from Terminal 1. T1 and T2 are connected inside security by a walkway. It shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes to get between gates.

     

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