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  • Connection from Terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Jun 13, 2013
    Hi, I will be reaching Chicago ORD by American Airlines (Terminal 3) and will be departing by ETIHAD (terminal5). I have 1 hour 30 min time during this transit. I will be traveling with a 18 year old Kid . So could some one please tell me if I can make it in time.


    Sorry 18 Month Old kid.


    It's possible but you'll have to hurry and hope your first flight is on-time. If your tickets were bought on one reservation American may be able to get you your boarding pass for the Etihad flight at your origination. In Chicago, you will have to go out of Terminal 3 to the ATS train, take it one stop to Terminal 5, and go back through security.


  • Connection time terminal 3
    Jun 13, 2013
    I arrive Terminal 3 Gate H3B at 11:35 and depart Term 3 Gate K18 at 12:20. will i have time for that connection?


    Yes you have enough time, just follow signs to Concourse K.


  • connection time
    Jun 13, 2013
    im flying from mbs to chicago to lhr with a 41 min connection time is that going to give me enough time to get to c16 ?


    If your flights are via United or United Express, your transfer time will be enough. You would arrive in Trminal 1 at either B or C gates.


    Actually, you will arrive in Terminal 2, but you can walk to Terminal 1 Where your london flight will depart without having to go back through security. However, you will have to hurry. It could take about 20 minutes to walk between gates.


    thank you hopefully it wont be delayed


  • 35 minute connection in Terminal 3
    Jun 11, 2013
    I arrive at Gate 19A (American Eagle) in Terminal 3 at 9:10 pm and depart for Heathrow (American Airlines) from Gate K19 Terminal 3 at 9:45. Do I have to go through security? Should I alert the airline?


    No, you do not have to go through security. You just have to walk between your gates. If your first flight is on-time you should be OK if you hurry.


  • Connecting flights
    Jun 12, 2013
    I fly into ORD on Spirit Airlines and on AirBerlin. Are they both located in Term. 3? Do I have to collect baggage and go thru security again? Please advise.


    Yes, you will have to - Spirit will not transfer your bags to Air Berlin. Plan at least 2 hours for your transfer as Spirit is frequently late.


    Are Spirit Airlines and AirBerlin both located in Term. 3?


    Yes, they are. (Air Berlin arrivals are in Terminal 5, but departures are in Terminal 3).


  • 95 minute layover
    Jun 11, 2013
    I arrive in ord at 9pm in terminal 1 with united, will I have enough time to get to terminal 2 with Lufthansa, to frankfurt Germany, going through customs? also do I need to worry about getting checked luggage at the change?


    Terminals 1 & 2 have a walkway at post-security areas of the departures level - follow signs - you will arrive at your departure terminal T1's upper level. (Only international arrivals at US airports need to go through customs). Both United & Lufthansa are members of the Star Alliance - your bags will automatically be transferred. Note: your domestic United flight arrives in T2, your international Lufthansa flight departs from T1 which has Concourses B & C with corresponding gates.


    Lufthansa flights leave from Terminal 1, not Terminal 2. If your first flight is on-time and your Lufthansa flight does in fact leave at 10:35 PM you should have enough time.


  • international connection
    Jun 10, 2013
    Will I have enough time to connect from United express-arrive at 8:20 pm Wed night and fly out at 9:10pm Swiss international..do not have to recheck bags. First time flying international, do not know my way around


    You will have to change terminals by taking the ATS train from T1 or T2 to T5 for your departure on Swiss. The connection will take you 30-40 minutes so there's very little room for error.


    Note that Terminal 1 has B & C gates; Terminal 2 has E & F gates. Terminal 5 has M gates M1-M21 divided into three gateways around the concessions court: M12-M21; M7-M1, & M8-M11. You arrive via ATS train at Terminal 5's ATS train station across from upper-level roadway - upon entering T5 you will be on the ticketing level, proceed up to the departures level & go through security check and on to your gate. Hurry!


  • Term 1 to Term 5
    Jun 9, 2013
    We are flying in on UA into terminal 1 at 2:05pm and fly out of Terminal 5 on Aer Lingus at 3:50pm. Will we have enough time to make our connection?


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you should have enough time. You take the ATS train between terminals and go through security again in T5, but it shouldn't be that bad mid-afternoon (before the Europe flight rush).


  • Is 50 mins enough time?
    Jun 7, 2013
    Next week I have an upcoming flight from Fairbanks, Ak to Pittsburgh, Pa with a 50 minute layover at ORD with united my question is will this be enough time to make my connecting flight? I'm a little anxious flying already trying to get back home for a surprise visit I just do not want the surprise on me and miss my flight! Thanks in advance


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and if your flight to Pittsburgh is on United mainline it will also be in Terminal 1, if it's on United Express it could be in Terminal 1 or 2 (but you can walk between the two terminals without having to go through security)


    Jun 3, 2013
    AER LINGUS-flight operated by UNITED AIRLINES - arrive on 08JUN @ 11:22am - Depart @ 3:50pm AER LINGUS - Is there enough time to get to T5 from the terminal where UNITED AIRLINES comes in? Also, how do I get to T5? Will I have to go through TSA or CUSTOMS and if so how long will that take? A travel agency booked my flights on one ticket. Thanks!


    You have plenty of time. You will take the ATS train from T1 to T5. It should take about 25 minutes. You will go through security in T5.


  • T5 to T3 in 50 minutes?
    May 30, 2013
    I flying on Aer Lingus #123 scheduled to arrive on Saturday June 8 at 1.45pm. I have a connecting flight out to SFO on Virgin American in Terminal 3 at 6.50PM but there is an earlier flight at 2.35PM. Do you think there's any chance I might catch the earlier flight at 2.35PM. I will have only carry on luggage and I think the Aer Lingus flight pre-clears customs in Dublin.


    If your flight gets in early there's a chance. I wouldn't bet on it though. Security in T3 will be pretty long that time of day.


    May 30, 2013
    I'm traveling from CVG to ORD by AA. After 2 hours, I'll go from ORD to DOH by Qatar Airways. Am I going to claim my baggage in this connection?


    Most likely you need to claim & re-check-in your bag as AA is, but Qatar is not yet (but by year-end or early '14) member of the Oneworld alliance - but check with AA. You arrive at ORD at Terminal 3 (T3) and depart from T5.


    Most likely you need to claim & re-check-in your bag as AA is, but Qatar is not yet (but by year-end or early '14) member of the Oneworld alliance - but check with AA. You arrive at ORD at Terminal 3 (T3) and depart from T5. You have a choice of taking the tunnel connecting all terminals or the ATS train, but need to go through security check at T5 and on to your connecting M gate.


  • What Gate Does Air Berlin Fly Out Of
    May 27, 2013
    Friend flies into T3 H10 and has less that 2 hours to make Air Berlin Flight 7421 connection. Today I saw his flight into O'hare was 38 minutes and Air Berlin flight left 10 minutes early. What terminal and what gate doe AB 7421 usually fiy out of.


    Air Berlin flights depart from Terminal 3. The gate is probably one of the gates at the end of the K concourse but I don't know for sure what gate they use. They don't list it on their website.


  • T5 to T3
    May 24, 2013
    I'm a bit nervous about my connecting flight at ORD Arrive AA at T5 gate M1 at 5:00pm. And then depart AA at 6:40pm from T3. I checked connecting times and it said 1hr30mins. So I feel it can be done if everything is in time. But I don't know the routine. What will I have to do? Leave secure area and recheck in at the new terminal? Customs? Get bags?


    Yes, you will claim your bags in immigration, then re-check them with American when you exit customs. Then go upstairs and take the ATS train to T3, then go through security again and go to your gate. Since both of your flights are on American you should get both boarding passes when you check in for your first flight. Immigration has been pretty slow lately so there's a decent chance you'll miss your connection. Hopefully there's another later flight to your final destination that you can be rebooked on if that's the case.


  • BA297connection
    May 21, 2013
    We arrive on BA 297 on a Wednesday, and as another poster mentioned it is always late. So assuming, a 6:30pm arrival can we make an 8:05 AA FLIGHT out of terminal 3? We are US citizens if that matters in clearing customs. There ate no later flights that day so I guess we will be stuck, if we can't make it.


    It's possible. Immigration has been pretty bad lately but there aren't many other flights getting in that late so it shouldn't be too bad. You'll still have to hurry to re-check and the ATS and through security in T3.


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