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  • Transfer in ORD
    Apr 17, 2016
    Hi! Next July I will be traveling from Las Vegas to Madrid with a 54 minutes transfer at ORD. I think the arrival and departure is from Terminal 3, so if the plane is on time it should be enough time for the transfer right? Thank you in advance!


    Yes, you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. You have enough time if your flight from Las Vegas is on-time.


  • Transfer at ORD to MCO
    Apr 17, 2016
    Hi, we are traveling with ANA NH 12, transfer in ORD to MCO via United Airlines (tickets purchased together). ETA at ORD is 0820hrs and ETD is 1040hrs. (1) Do we need to claim the checked in luggages and recheck in again? (2) Do we have sufficient time? Thanks!


    Yes, you will arrive in T5, 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 T1, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Thanks for the reply! Btw, is it the same procedure if we are to transfer at ORD from MCO to Japan? It is for going back time.


  • ORD Connection
    Apr 15, 2016
    I have a 1.05hr connection, from Vancouver to Charlotte (US customs done in Canada) and no checked bags, both United Airlines flights but different terminals (5 and 2) is this enough time? Is it a complicated connection?


    You will not arrive in Terminal 5. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 1 or 2. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Ah, I must have got confused. Thank you for your reassurance !


  • connecting time to clear US Customs from Canada
    Apr 14, 2016
    Have 50 min connection from Ottawa via Ohare.will that be enough time with UA to UA


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. All United and United Express gates are connected inside security.


  • Terminal 1 - only 1 hour layover
    Apr 13, 2016
    Do I have enough time with 1 hour layover from Canada, going to Mexico. I arrive at terminal 1 and depart from terminal 1 within 1 hour. thanks!


    Assuming you aren't coming from London, ON or Quebec City, that should be enough time as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in your Canadian origin city.


  • Move from terminal 5 to terminal 1
    Apr 14, 2016
    I have flight on United airline from viet nam to Jacksonville.i stop at Hong Kong to change plane and have 3,5hours to stop at O'hear airport to change plane.how can I go from terminal 5 to terminal 1.and I must bring all check bag with me,mustn't I? And where I can get boarding card and do I need to pay any fee more.this is the first time I go like that so I am very worry .pls help me.


    I want to explain more.I have 2 checked bags and 1 carry on.it is on the same United airline and the same booking ref.will I take all my bags to move with me from terminal 5 to terminal 1 and get boarding card to move to Jacksonville?can I have a cart to use from terminal 5 to terminal 1 on the train.will I pay for the cart?


    Your bags should be tagged to JAX in Vietnam. You can re-check them at the re-check desk immediately after clearing customs in Terminal 5. You will then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and go through security. They should be able to issue all your boarding passes in Vietnam.


    Thank you so much for your help.and do you think I will have enough time 3,5hours to change the plane here.How can I get the train to move pls.


    The train is two levels up from where you will clear customs and re-check your bags. Follow signs for a big "1" in a square.


  • MSP to ORD to YVR
    May 2, 2016
    Hello, I have a my UA flight arriving at 2:46 and need to connect to another UA flight at 3:55. Leaving me with a 1 hour and 9 minute layover. I will have one checked bag and one carry on. Do you think this will be enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Will I have to pass through customs at all? Or will I be going through that on my first flight?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you arrive in Vancouver.


    I am flying through Ohare today. Flight Sri es at 4:20. Terminal 2. I have an international flight departing at 6:00 terminal 1. My bags are not checked through so I must claim them and check them for the flight to Berlin. Can I check my bags in terminal 2? Any advice?


  • International Flight Newby!
    Apr 9, 2016
    Departing XNA…I'm arriving on United to ORD…departing on Lufthansa to FRA…do I have to recheck my check in bag at ORD? Do I have to clear customs on departure from ORD to FRA? My itenery says arrive Terminal 2 at ORD…depart Terminal 1 to FRA…How long does it take to get from one to the other?


    You don't have to do anything with your bags and there is no US Customs when exiting the US. Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 are connected inside security by a walkway. It will take less than 15 minutes to get between your gates. There is also a chance your flight from XNA will even arrive in Terminal 1.


    Thank you


  • Connection time Terminal 5 to Terminal 1
    Apr 10, 2016
    We will be traveling from Madrid, Spain, to Toronto via Chicago next July. Our IB 6275 flight arrives in ORD T5 by 02:00 PM, and our UA 843 flight leaves T1 by 05:30 PM. We have checked bags, and the flights are on different reservations. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that you will take your bags with you on the ATS Train to T1 to re-check them with United and will have to pay a checked bag fee.


    Thank you!!


  • T5 to T3 in 2 hours?
    Apr 7, 2016
    I need to book an international flight, arriving in T5 at 11:35 and leaving from T3 at 13:35. This is exactly 2 hours to make my connection. With immigration, customs, baggage re-check, transfer + security lines in T3, is this enough time to make the connection? Do they have express immigration/security lines for people with fast connections? Also, just to make sure -- a transfer from AirBerlin to American Airlines is all one ticket, correct? I.e. if I miss the connection, AA would automatically rebook me? I would purchase both flights as one itinerary. Thank you for your help!!!


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. There are no express lines for passengers on connections. If you miss your connection AA will rebook you.


    Thank you so much -- this is an enormous help!!


  • international to domestic transfer
    Apr 6, 2016
    Hallo, ill be arriving from Tokyo Narita to Ohare, and continue to Reagan DCA. Transfer time will be around 2.5 hours, between T5 and T1. Do you think that's enough time, with 1 check-in baggage? Understanding that baggage must be collected in Ohare T5, immigration, clear customs, then move to T1. Thanks for your help.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that if everything is on the same reservation then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in T5 right after you clear customs.


  • international to domestic transfer
    Apr 6, 2016
    Hallo, ill be flying all-nippon from tokyo narita to reagan DC, transfer at ohare. Transit time around 2.5 hours. Do you think that's enough time, with 1 check-in luggage? Arrival from Tokyo is at T5, and departure to Reagan is from T1 i think.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Is 1hr and 25 min, enough time.
    Apr 6, 2016
    I am booking a flight from Milwaukee to Portland, ME that has a 1hr and 25 min before departing to Portland. We will go from Terminal 2 to 1. There are 9 of us. It is a United flight. Is that sufficient time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All United and United Express gates at ORD are connected inside security.


  • Transfers
    Apr 6, 2016
    I have an internal flight from St. Louis to O'Hare with United arriving terminal 1 to connect with BA to Heathrow terminal 5. I have 3 hours between flights but have to collect and re-check baggage. Am I going to be OK with that ?


    As long as the flight from St. Louis is on-time you should be OK. You will take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 to re-check your bags and go back through security.


    THANKS zap


  • AA terminal 3 to Aer Lingus terminal 5 & bag drop cut off time
    Apr 4, 2016
    Original flight on AA from TUS to ORD was departing at 10:57am and arriving at 4:32pm. Then taking a flight on Aer Lingus from ORD to DUB at 8:20pm. AA has now changed the flight for TUS to ORD to departing at 12:20pm and arriving at 5:53pm. Is 2 hr-27min. enough time to collect bags from terminal 3 and re-check them in terminal 5? Also do you know what the bag drop cut off time is before an international flight? Thank you!


    That should be just enough time if your flight from Tucson is on-time. I believe the cutoff in Terminal 5 is 60 minutes, but really you need more like 90 to check your bags and get through security.


    Thank you!


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