ORD Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) Airport

ORD Forum Home

Got a tip about ORD airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Chicago O'Hare airport. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • Dub - ORD -Toronto on American Airlines
    Apr 13, 2013
    Hi Flying to Toronto via ORD, I assume we will clear US border control in Dublin, so we should have a clear run when we land, to our connecting flight. Will our bags get checked all the way through to Canada?


    Yes, your bags will be checked straight through to Canada. However if your DUB-ORD flight is on Aer Lingus you will have to take the ATS train from Terminal 5 to your next terminal and go back through security.


    Thanks, flying with American Airlines


  • 35 minute connection
    Mar 27, 2013
    On AA1194 from Orlando Arr 17:45 then on IB4194 (T3) leaving 18:20. Will there be enough time to make connection? Can you please confirm that baggage will be transferred onto the flight please and what terminal etc? Many thanks Many thanks


    Yes, your baggage will be checked through to your Iberia flight. If your Orlando flight is on time then you will barely have enough time. Also, check the operating carrier of your flight, I believe Iberia 4194 is a code-share flight actually operated by American. If you miss your connection you'll probably get sent to Manchester on a later flight via London.


  • Mexico to ORD to Canada
    Mar 26, 2013
    Am arriving at O'Hara about 6:20pm from Mexico then taking connecting flight to Canada. Have barely an hour between flights. Don't have terminal information yet but think will be arriving in T5 and have to get to T1. Do we have to go through customs btwn flights or will bags automatically be forwarded through?


    You will have to go through US immigration, re-check your bags, take the ATS to a different terminal, and then go back through security. I don't think that "barely an hour" is enough time to do all that. I would try to change your ticket (unless there's an earlier flight from Mexico, plan on spending the night in Chicago or maybe connecting somewhere else).


    Thanks but seems a bit odd since it was UA who did the booking for us. Any idea if UA will put us up in hotel if we miss the connection, after all they did the booking. No other earlier UA flights available from Mexico, and no later fights from ORD to destination. Doesn't look good.


    It depends on the reason for the missed connection if UA would pay for the hotel or not. You could get lucky and your first flight might be early or second flight might be delayed. Also, immigration shouldn't be too crowded after 6 as most of the other international flights arrive before then.


  • cart assistance
    Mar 25, 2013
    arriving on Apr 29 term 2 leaving in term1 .Have about 55 min .enough time Have walking diff.


    On arrival at ORD, look for the sign for the ATS shuttle train, which runs every few minutes between Terminal 5's ATS level the and domestic terminals 1, 2 & 3 - but will require going through security check at connecting terminal 1.


    momar's advice is 100% incorrect - you DO NOT have to take the ATS from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 or go through security again. You can walk between the two within the sterile area. However, you may want to request wheelchair service from your airline if you have difficulty walking because it can be kind of along walk.


  • Cahnging airlines, from T5 to T3
    Mar 23, 2013
    I´ll arrive with SAS to terminal 5 next Thursday evening and have to be on another flight (American Airlines) from terminal 1 h 40 minutes later. Will it be short time or will I have to stress there? Does it usally take long time goingt through security and have the bags?


    As an international arrival at 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 train to your connecting terminal. The ATS train runs in the non-sterile part of the terminals - requiring security check before proceeding to connecting gate. Note that Terminal 3 has Concourses G, H, K & L with corresponding gates (i.e., gate G19). Count on at least an hour for customs clearance procedures. You have enough time.


  • Short Connection Lufthansa
    Mar 21, 2013
    Flying to Munich from Phoenix via ORD on Lufthansa (operated by United) with only a 40 minute layover in Chicago ~ Is that enough time and do I land in the same terminal as I depart in ~ Terminal 1?


    If your PHX-ORD flight is also on United you will both arrive and depart from Terminal 1. If your first flight is on time, then yes, it should be enough time.


    40 mins should suffice. T1 has Concourses B, gates B1-22 & Concourse C, gates C1-32.


  • Arriving from Manchester
    Mar 20, 2013
    We land T5 on AA55 @12.40pm connecting with AA1773 @ 02.15pm (95 mins) for Phoenix. What are our chances of catching the connection? At Manchester, can we ask for our luggage to be throughput, or do we need to recheck it in at O'Hare?


    The connection is doable but you will have to hurry. You will have to claim your baggage in immigration in ORD and re-check it with American once you exit customs. There's no way around that. You then have to take the ATS train from T5 to T3 and go back through security.


    Thank you so much. At least we know what to do & where to go. American Airlines changed our Phoenix flight from a later time to this, so we're not at all happy. Still we'll have a good holiday!


    Mar 18, 2013
    I will arrive at O'Hare tomorrow at 3:20 p.m. on American Eagle (terminal 3?). I need to catch a flight on Aer Lingus at 7:15 (Terminal 5?). How do I get from one terminal to the other? Will there be enough time to accomplish this? Do I need to recheck my bag?


    Were your tickets bought on the same reservation? If so, then American should be able to transfer your bag to Aer Lingus. Otherwise you will have to claim it in T3 and take it to T5. To get from T3 to T5, you exit security, walk through the ticketing level, and across a pedestrian bridge to the ATS train, then take the train from T3 to T5, where you will get your Aer Lingus boarding pass (if you don't already have one) and go back through security. You have plenty of time, as that should only take an hour or so.


  • international flight
    Mar 18, 2013
    I will be arriving to Chicago from St Louis at 07.55.pm (April 8th) then leaving from Chicago to Munich, Germany at 08.50pm. As my baggage will be checked-in at STL for final destination, I am interested whether I'll arrive and need to leave from the same terminal (2) and will these 55 mins I have at disposal are doable. Thanks in advance.


    Your Munich flight will depart from Terminal 1 and you will probably arrive in Terminal 2. You can walk between these gates without having to go through security again. It takes about 20 minutes worst case to walk between T1 and T2.


  • international security wait times
    Mar 12, 2013
    I am flying SAS to sweden on April 1st at about 5 PM or so. How early should I safely arrive at the airport given whatever sequester effects may be in place next month.


    2:30-3PM should be fine


  • Connection time T1 to T2
    Mar 12, 2013
    Although a "legal" connection, is 43 min. adequate time to connect T1-T2?


    Yes, you can easily walk between anywhere in T1 and T2 within 15-20 minutes. However, it doesn't leave much margin for error in case of delays.


  • Are times accurate given the sequester?
    Mar 19, 2013
    Are the less than 5 mins wait times accurate for post-TSA cuts?


    Those things aren't updated very regularly - it really depends on what terminal and what time of day.


    Just an update, I was at ORD on Friday and things seemed perfectly normal.


  • enough time
    Mar 9, 2013
    we fly in on AA from st Louis to T3 gate H9 and must make way to T1 concourse B gate B6 for flight to Tampa. we have 50 mins between flights.


    You can walk from T3 to T1 without having to go through security again. If your first flight is on time and you don't have any bags or you check your bags through to TPA you can make it. That's a really weird connection - (AA to UA).


  • Enough Time?
    Mar 7, 2013
    Question - Is 1 hr 20 min enough time to make a connecting flight from AA 550 (from LA ) to AA 4282 (to Kitchener, Canada)? Do I need to pick up my checked bag and recheck? Do I need to go through security again? Thanks!


    On the way to Kitchener you will not have to pick up your bag or go through security again. Both of your flights will be in Terminal 3. You clear Canadian immigration in Kitchener. Your bag will be checked straight through.


  • Immigration time
    Mar 2, 2013
    I will be arriving on a Sunday at 7pm. How long should I expect to wait until immigration is cleared?


    probably won't be too bad - most of the big widebody flights from Europe and Asia get in earlier than that, so it will just be the flights from Mexico and the Caribbean.


Google Plus One