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  • travel with wheelchairs
    Mar 5, 2016
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    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.

     

  • International Connection
    Feb 24, 2016
    1
    Hi I am flying in from Beijing and have a 2 hour 30 minute connection to STL. Will this be enough time to clear customs and security? I will not have any checked baggage. The flights are on separate tickets if that makes any difference. Thank you

     

    With no checked bags that should be enough time. You can use the Onestop lane in T5. You can also check in for your flight to St. Louis before you leave China.

     

  • London Heathrow connecting in Chicago
    Feb 24, 2016
    1
    Hi am flying into Chicago T5 from London departing T3 to Orlando will a 1hr 35min transfer time, is this sufficient? do I need to reclaim my bags and how long does immigration take? flights booked through American Airlines. sorry so many questions, this is my first transatlantic flight with a connection.

     

    Yes, 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, go through security and to your departure gate. You barely have enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • About layover at ORD
    Feb 24, 2016
    1
    Hello,I will be flying with United Airlines from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sao Paulo (GRU) through ORD with 2-hour layover on Sunday morning. Is that enough time? Thanks

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terrminal 1.

     

  • Transfer Terminal 5 to Terminal 1
    Feb 23, 2016
    1
    Hello we are arriving at ORD from ARN with SAS and flying with United to Las , we have 1h 55m , i am Star Alliance Gold if they have any fast tracks. Will we make it ?

     

    This is possible but there's no room for any delays. Being Star Gold will not help you at immigration however, you will be able to use the priority security line when you get to Terminal 1.

     

  • CALGARY (YYC) To CHARLOTTE (CLT) Via CHICAGO (ORD) - 80 MINUTE CONNECT
    Mar 2, 2016
    5
    Hello I am flying from CALGARY (YYC) - To - CHARLOTTE (CLT) - Via - CHICAGO (ORD) - with an 80 Minute Connection - both flights are with AIR CANADA and are going in and out of INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL 1 (Thursday 19:40 - 21:00) - will I have enough time to collect luggaage, get through Immigration and re-check luggage in the 80 Minutes if I have my boarding pass?

     

    Actually both flights will be operated by United and Terminal 1 is not the International Terminal. you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.

     

    Hi ZAP Thanks very much for your prompt response and knowledge. You really are great help and reassurance to everyone. Cheers CEME

     

    Hi ZAP As I am only connecting through Canada (Calgary), I will not be leaving the airport, only clearing customs as you have said - but will I still need an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for Canada?

     

    Where are you coming from? What is your citizenship? What kind of travel document are you using to enter the US?

     

    I have an Irish passport but i have been residing in Australia. I will be entering Canada from Japan. I already have an ESTA Waiver for the U.S. ?

     

  • Connection AUS - ORD - NRT in 65 minutes
    Feb 22, 2016
    1
    I'll be flying back to Tokyo Narita from Austin, through ORD, with 65 minutes for the connection. Both tickets were purchased with a single transaction with ANA, though the AUS->ORD leg is operated by United, and the ORD->NRT leg is operated by ANA. Will my check luggage be checked through all the way to Tokyo, and, assuming that my first flight makes it on time, will I have enough time to make the connection?

     

    Yes, your baggage will be checked all the way through. You have enough time. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. ANA uses Terminal 1. You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2. They are connected inside security by a walkway.

     

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