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  • 2hours 13 minutes connection - T1-T5
    Aug 24, 2015
    Hi, I have a 2hour 13 min connection time arriving in to ORD from Dublin and departing to Seattle. I will have precleared c=immigration in Dublin - will I have enough time? Thanks!


    One reservation -Aer Lingus and United


    You have the Terminals backwards, you will arrive in T5 and depart from T1. Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the ATS Train from T5 to T1 and go through security.


  • Connection Time
    Aug 22, 2015
    Flying American from Pittsburgh (PIT) to ORD Sunday, arriving 15:00. Have a connecting flight to Stockholm with Scandinavian Airlines departing from ORD 16:25. Do I have to re-check my bags and go through immigration at ORD? And will I make it?


    To add some info, both tickets are on the same booking.


    Edit again, I blame the late hour... I'm flying UNITED to ORD, and not American.


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you won't have to do anything with your bags at ORD. All you have to do is take the ATS Train from T1 to T5 and go through security.


  • abu-dhabi dallas via chicago - single ticket
    Aug 19, 2015
    Hi, I have a single ticket booking from abu-dhabi to chicago via Etihad and chicago to dallas via American.. flight arrivies in chicago at 9:30 and my dallas flight is at 12:05.. after customs, can I transfer the bags to Domestic from T5?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do is take the ATS Train from T5 to T3 and go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You should have plenty of time.


  • Connection time
    Aug 18, 2015
    I am flying via NRT by NH & connect to CLE thru ORD via UA in Nov. When I booked tix, I am scheduled to arrive at 1:50p and connect UA flight at 3:30p. I should have enough time for making a tight connection. BUT, UA has changed me to the flight which will depart at 3:15p now. I really doubt I will be able to make it as I don't have ESTA and I am not American ... What should I do if I miss the flight ? Will ground staff help me? Also, any porter service at the luggage belt as I need to re-check my bags... Thanks,


    That's below the minimum International to Domestic connection time. Since it was an involuntary schedule change you can contact United or your travel agent and request to be moved to the next flight to Cleveland and they should not charge you a change fee. No there is no porter service at the international baggage claim, but there are free carts.


    I tried to ask my travel agent to change, but he said I should wait ... would it be a matter as my flight was a redemption ticket? My travel agent said United may change again. Travel agent said I need to pay for the change as well.... I will try to call United.


  • Dallas DFW through ORD to London, Ontario YXU
    Sep 4, 2015
    Arriving Terminal-1 ORD on United from DFW and connecting to YXU Canada from Terminal-2 via United Express. Three questions: (1) Will I pickup my checked baggage on arrival at Terminal-1 and take it to Terminal 2? (2) Do I go through Canadian customs at ORD? and (3) Is 1 hr 50 min layover time enough to make the connection? Thanks


    No, you do not pick up your bags at ORD. No, there is no Canadian Immigration preclearance anywhere in the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You have plenty of time.


    Hi, I am going to flight from Hanoi(Vietnam) to Inchoen(Korea) then transit at Ohare for 2h10m to get my flight to Baltimore. Do I have enough time to do everything?


  • Question about rechecking baggage / having ample layover time
    Aug 17, 2015
    I booked a United airlines flight from Shanghai to Newark (EWR), with a layover in ORD on one reservation, with a layover of 1 hour and 35 minutes. Do I have to reclaim baggage after going through customs? Do I have enough time to make my connecting flight?


    Follow up question - will I remain in Terminal one? Do I have to change concourses? Thanks so much.


    On the way from Shanghai to Newark 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 1 and go through security. You barely have enough time.


    Thanks so much for your response. Actually, I'd only have about an hour before boarding as I arrive at 4:10 and depart at 5:45. Would United put me on the next flight for free if I miss the connection? If not, Would you recommend me to change a flight in advance?


    You don't have to be in the gate area when they begin boarding. As long as you're on the aircraft 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time, you'll be OK. If you miss your connection they will rebook you on the next available flight. i would not proactively rebook.


  • security and baggage
    Aug 16, 2015
    will I have to go security again from terminal 3 arrive 7:15 pm to terminal 5 depart at 8:35 pm from London Heathrow? Will there be enough time?


    If you are flying British Airways to London they run a shuttle bus inside security from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. Otherwise if you take the ATS Train you will have to go through security in Terminal 5.


    Thank you, I am flying British Airways.


  • Transit time between International flight at terminal 5 and 1
    Aug 16, 2015
    Please help, Arriving at Terminal 5 with EY and departing from terminal 1 on UA . How much time it takes to transit between terminals 5 & 1.


    If you purchased two separate reservations and have checked bags, I would leave 3 hours.


  • Connection
    Aug 16, 2015
    We are arriving at 20:44 (LAX, American airlines, Terminal 3) and our departure to Helsinki is 22:00 (Terminal 5, Finnair). Do we have enough time? What about bags?


    Your bags will be transferred for you. You just have to take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • United-->LH 1 hours connection in ORD
    Aug 15, 2015
    Hey there ORD experts :) Arriving on UA from SFO to ORD at 9:38pm - and connecting to LH flight to Frankfurt leaving 10:35pm. Flights on the same ticket, I'm seated in front (1A) on the UA one, and both seem to go out of Termial 1 - yet UA gets to councourse C while LH leaves from B, it seems. Shall I be concerned? Thanks,


    No, that should be plenty of time as long as the first flight is on-time. Note that your UA flight may arrive in concourse B or C.


  • enough time
    Aug 15, 2015
    travelling from Winnipeg to Chicago with arrival time of 9:31 via United Airlines. Then connecting flight to Tokyo (NRT) Japan (via All Nipon Airway) at 10:45 am. Is the 1 hour 15 mins layover enough time for us to catch our connecting flight?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Winnipeg. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Connection
    Aug 15, 2015
    We are travelling from Winnipeg to Chicago. We then have a 1 hour 15 minute layover. Is that enough time to catch our connecting flight to Narita Japan via All Nipon Airways?


    Also do we have to collect or luggage at this time or is that done in Nairta Japan?


    You don't have to claim your bags in Chicago. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Winnipeg. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • UA Baggage connections
    Aug 15, 2015
    Hi, I'm a UK passport holder flying from New Orleans to London via ORD with United. My stopover at ORD is 1hr 11 mins. My question is 2 fold, do I need to reclaim my bags at ORD and is 1hr 11 mins long enough to make the connection, providing the inbound flight from New Orleans is on time? Thanks


    No, you do not have to claim your bags at ORD on your way to London assuming both tickets are on the same reservation. Yes, you have enough time.


  • Flight connection
    Aug 13, 2015
    Hi We are flying from San Francisco on Virgin on 14 Sept arriving in Chicago at 14.10hrs. We have to connect with a BA flight to London leaving at 18.10hrs. We have luggage to check. Is this enough time to collect baggage and clear security ? Thanks for your help in advance.


    It's possible but it doesn't leave much time to spare if your flight from San Francisco is late.


  • Royal Jordanian Airline
    Aug 13, 2015
    I will be arriving from Amman Jordan to Chicago Ohare on Saturday August 15. I never been to the Chicago airport. I have a connecting flight to North Carolina through American Airline. I only have 2 hours to make it. What terminal will I be landing in Chicago and what terminal is North Carolina departures in? and is 2 hours enough time.


    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.


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