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  • F8 to C11 BTV to ORD
    Jul 12, 2014
    Hi all, I'm arriving from Burlington and landing at ORD in early morning tomorrow at Gate F8. I have roughly one hour to make it for my connecting flight departing at gate C 11. Is there enough time? Thanks, Mike


    You arrive at ORD at Terminal 2, Concourse F and need to get to Terminal 1, Concourse C (gates C1-31). T2 & T1 are connected at post-security by walkway - follow signs. You have enough time.


  • changing terminals from domestic flight to international
    Jul 13, 2014
    Flying into Chicago from Denver and need to change planes for international flight. Do I have to go through security again and how do I know which terminal I will land at and which one I need to leave from?


    Your arrival & departure at ORD depends on which airline(s) you take. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ord, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text listing terminals, their airlines and how to connect.


    JB, what airlines are you flying and where are you flying to?


  • 90min layover international flight T3 to T5
    Jul 12, 2014
    Hi, I'm an european citizen flying from Madrid to Indianapolis via Chicago (90min layover). I have to go from T5 to T3. Will the time will be enough? (plane arrives at noon). And do I have to claim my luggage and re-checked it? The first flight is operated by Iberia, and to Indianapolis by AA. Thanks!


    On Arrival at Terminal 5 of ORD you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag; then proceed up one level to the Airport Transit System (ATS) station and take the ATS train, which runs every few minutes, to Terminal 3, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. No time to waste!


  • 90 minutes for transfer
    Jul 10, 2014
    We will arrive at ORD T5 on Aug 9 at 7AM by flight AI127 from India and take AA1597 at 9AM from T3 for Mexico City. The airline ticketing office thinks its enough time for customs and transfer.I am quite worried about the short time for transfer. Any suggestions please!


    Yes, this should be enough time. Immigration is not busy early in the morning. You can also check in for your AA flight online before you leave India.


    Thank a lot! I am much relieved now.


  • Security check required at T1?
    Jul 10, 2014
    I am traveling from Canada to China and stopping at the U.S. My plane lands at T1 and the other plane takes off at T1. Will I have to take my baggage with me and do I have to go through security check?


    Where in Canada are you coming from? If it is somewhere with US Immigration preclearance you will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, nothing with security or your baggage. However if you're coming from somewhere without preclearance (London, Regina, Quebec City) then you will actually arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with United, then take the ATS train to T1 and go through security.


    Thank you for your reply. I'm coming from Toronto. So does that mean I don't have to go through all the security?


  • 45 mins lay.over to Japan with infant
    Jul 6, 2014
    Hi, from Indianapolis to O'hare Chicago, we only have 45 minutes connection to Japan. Would we have enough time for that? We will be flying with an infant. Arriving Terminal 2 and leaving Terminal 1 for Japan.


    You'll need to move quickly. O'Hare is a very big airport. If your flight departs from Terminal B, the one that is directly connected to Terminal 2, you should just arrive on time, but if it departs from Terminal C, you will need to take a shuttle bus which travels every 15 minutes. If you need to care for your infant, you will have to do it quickly. Once you land your flight will most likely be beginning the boarding process, judging by the size. If it seems you wont be able to do this, try rescheduling your flight.


    Yes you can make it in 45 mins! On arrival check overhead screens for your flight & gate number. T2 (with F gates) & T1 (with B & C gates) are connected by a walkway at post-security areas of their Departures level - follow signs; T1's Concourse B has gates B1-24, Concourse C has gates C1-31.


    Ignore "Helper" as that advice appears to be for the wrong airport.


    At what Concourse in Terminal 1 does United Airlines going to Japan usually departs. Answers are greatly appreciated, we are just kinda worried. But I know we really need to move quickly.


    The NRT flight usually leaves from the gates at the center of C. The other 747-capable gates are B16 and B17. C is connected to B by an underground walkway. The fastest route from T2 to T1 is to walk, not to wait for the shuttle. Just follow the signs. Also, there's a fairly good chance that your flight from IND will actually arrive in T1.


    Thanks a lot for the reply. We are flying 747 to Japan. This made us feel better that the possible gate is just around the gate B. Do we need to go through security again going to this gate if we arrive at T2? Just additional questions. Thanks to you.


    I apologize for the false information. That was for the wrong airport. Just follow what every one else is saying.


    You will not have to go through security. The walkways connect Terminals 1 and 2 inside security.


  • short layover at ORD before flight to Toronto
    Jul 2, 2014
    Flying into ORD on American from Portland,OR - then on to Toronto on American (Envoy Air as American Eagle) but I only have 50 minutes from arrival to departure. Can I make it. Would the gates be in the same terminal?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Both gates will be in Terminal 3.


  • 50 minute Layover
    Jul 2, 2014
    Hi I am flying from Dublin to O'Hare then on to Seattle but I only have 50 minutes between the flights, am I likely to make the flight Seattle?


    What airlines are your flights on?


    Both flights are American Aurlines.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration & Customs in Dublin, so your arrival into ORD will be like a domestic flight. You only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be in Terminal 3.


  • International transfer / Transit without USA Visa possible?
    Jun 26, 2014
    Dear, i am travelling from Paksitan to Toronto via Chicago o'Hare intl Airport. I dont have US Visa or transit Visa. Will i be required to pass through immigration for taking my flight for toronto? or my lugguage will be automatically placed on the next flight and i will just move to next flight gate? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to pass through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. You will then have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 5 where you arrive to your departure terminal (1,2, or 3). You need to either acquire a US transit visa or change your flights to ones that do not stop in the U.S.


    Yes, you will depart from Terminal 8. Yes, this should be enough time, even if you have to transfer bags between terminals yourself.


  • 45 Minute Layover. International Flight.
    Jun 16, 2014
    This is my first time flying and I didn't realize that 45 minutes was cutting it close. I am flying in from VA to O'hare at 8:50 I need to get on the next International flight to Mexico by 9:53. So a 45 minute layover. Will this be possible at all or should I just not stress and If I miss it I miss it. I am not familiar with the airport at all. I also will have my 2 year old with me.


  • Transfer between T5 and T3
    Jun 14, 2014
    Im flying AA FCO to BMI.. My question is I plan on buying a bottle of liquor at FCO at duty free for my sister.. I can buy it after security and bring it on the first flight but I have to go three security again at ORD for my connection flight but TSA only allows 3oz .. What am I to do ????


  • Europe to Canada to US Transfer
    Jun 13, 2014
    US Citizen. I am flying from Barcelona to Phoenix. Transferring through Toronto (YYZ) and then flying Air Canada to ORD. My layover in ORD is 1 hour before catching my Phoenix flight (United). Are there any customs procedures / baggage collection to go through in Chicago or will I simply proceed to the correct terminal / gate? Thanks in advance!


  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 5
    Jun 13, 2014
    What is the best way to make a connection from Terminal 3 a BA issues ticket with American to a BA ticket to London leaving from Terminal 5. I have two hours.


  • Will I have to collect and recheck bags?
    Jun 12, 2014
    Hi, I am flying on a BA ticketed flight (operated by AA) into t3 from Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon, and then connecting into a BA operated flight from t5 through to london... Will I have to collect bags at t3 and recheck, and will I have to go through immigration at t3 ( I saw posted in another question something about a shuttle bus by BA?? How much time will this take (I have just over 2 hours)? Thanks


  • re-check in required?
    Jun 12, 2014
    I am flying from DUS (germany) to YYZ (Canada) with a 3 hour layover in Chicago. Will I need to re-check my baggage? If so, will the time be enough? (I am a European Union citizen and have obtained my esta)


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