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I am considering booking separate reservations from MSP to ORD, American Airlines landing at 6:35am Saturday Feb 11 with another flight ORD to PTY on COPA leaving at 8:00am Saturday (1hr 25min in between).

Assuming I only bring a carry on, will this allow enough time to make the flight to PTY? Would it be possible to check a bag and have enough time?
With only a carry-on you barely have enough time. With checked bags that is not enough time.
Thank you for the quick reply! After landing in ORD (with only carry on) will I have to go through security to get on the flight to PTY, or would I simply go from arrival to departure gate?
Yes, you will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security again. That's what makes it difficult.
On Christmas day, I am supposed to fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Chicago (ORD) on United 8179 operated by AIR CANADA. I think this will land in Terminal 2 at 7:59PM. 51 minutes later, I am supposed to catch United 845 in Terminal 1 to Sao Paulo at 8:50PM.
What is the longest it could take to walk between terminals? Also, I assume my checked in luggage will automatically move to the next plane, but please let me know.
Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver and all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, maybe 15 minutes if you are exceptionally slow.
Thanks. Do I need to worry about my luggage making the connection or is that pretty streamlined these days? I would hate for my luggage to miss the connection.
Luggage shouldn't be an issue if the flight from Vancouver is on-time.
I am travelling from DTW expected to arrive in ORD on AA 3571 in Terminal 3. I have a connection flight 3 1/2 hours later from Terminal 5 Flight EK 236. My question
Can i check in my luggage all the way through to my final destination
Travel distance between Terminal 3 & Terminal 5 via ATS
No, you will have to claim your bags in T3 and take them on the ATS Train to T5 to re-check them with Emirates and go through security. You should have enough time.
We are flying from Kansas City to ORD on American Airlines and our connecting flight from ORD to Cancun. Our KC to ORD is landing at 7:40 am and departing ORD to Cancun at 8:25 am. Is it possible to make this flight?
Yes, that is enough time if the second flight is also on American. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, I have connecting flights from ottawa-montreal-chicago-hk-singapore and the layover in o'hare is 45 minutes.The flight from montreal is on air canada and then on united to hk. If i am checking a bag, would i need to pick up my checked bag to transfer terminals?
No, you do not have to pick up your checked bag in Chicago. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal and there is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Forgot to mention I'm flying United.
I have a 1 hour layover at ORD and I'm flying on to Mexico. I'm not worried about making the connecting flight but do you think my checked bag will make it. Is 1 hour enough time for my bag to make it onto the connecting flight to Mexico.
Where are you flying into ORD from? What airlines are you flying?
Midweek, early morning connection between concourse C and concourse F with 44 minutes between scheduled arrival (5:20am) and departure (6:04am). Is this enough time to walk between the concourses?
Yes, that is enough time. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, especially with the fairly empty terminal that early in the morning.
Also, you won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight.
Hi! We have flight at 5:15am tomorrow and we need to see an agent to get boarding pass because they need to scan our passport. Will we have enough time to get through id check and security? I was told they don't open until 4am?!
What airline are you flying?
You should have enough time as long as you are there waiting when the counter opens at 4.
Hi, I bought two tickets, one is from Cleveland to Chicago by United airlines and the other is from Chicago to Beijing by Hainan airlines. Can I checked in Cleveland without picking up my baggage in Chicago and recheck again? If I need to recheck again, one is in terminal 1 and the other is in terminal 5. Which is the fastest route for me to make the transfer? What is the fastest time then? Is 3 hours enough? Thanks!
No, you have to claim your bags from United in Terminal 1, take them on the ATS Train to Terminal 5, re-check them with Hainan and go through security. 3 hours should be enough time.
Thank you so much for your reply! I just hope my first flight will not delay!