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  • Immigration time
    Aug 10, 2015
    I am travelling from the UK to Chicago (Virgin), and then onto Atlanta ( delta airlines). I have a stop over of 3 hours. Is this enough time, and what is the immigration, luggage check in procedure. Many thanks,


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 2.


  • Will a 30 minute connection flight time work on Terminal 3
    Aug 9, 2015
    I have a flight from SAT arriving in ORD at 4:10pm, then my connecting flight is scheduled to leave at 4:40pm for TOL. This is the only afternoon flight available and this flight is the same every day. Looks like flight arrival and departure are all terminal 3, but is it possible to make the connecting flight if they are on opposite ends of the Terminal 3? I have reserved up front seating, but still don't know if it is possible to walk in that amount of time.


    This only gives me 30 minutes, or less, to get off the first plane, and walk/run to the second gate, I am worried about missing the connection flight...but airlines have told me it shouldn't be a problem??


    I also forget to mention this is all on American Airlines


    If your first flight is on-time it should be enough time. Terminal 3 isn't that big.


    Terminal 3 looks like the largest terminal there, and I have been told it is also the busiest. This is my first time flying with a connection flight, and first time at Chicago, so needless to say I am a little nervous since now I are told I should stay away from flights that don't have at least a 1 hour connection time...so it is possible to get off the first flight arriving at approx 4:10 and be on a 2nd flight by 4:40...even if I do have to go from gate L6 to G10? I hope so..


    AA only really uses the G and H/K concourses of Terrminal 3. They only have 2 gates in L and they are close to the base of it. You can walk from one end of T3 to the other in 10 minutes.




  • Will I have enough time?
    Aug 9, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight from LAX to ORD with Spirit Airlines and then a flight from ORD to Manchester UK with American Airlines. The flight from LAX is due to land at 14:30 and the Manchester flight is due to take off at 16:55. I know the Manchester flight departs from terminal 3 but am unsure where the LAX flight will land. As it is two different companies I am flying with I am just worried I will not have enough time to claim my baggage and then check in for my connecting flight! Do you think this will be enough time? Thanks


    The LAX flight will also arrive in Terminal 3.


    Thank you! Do you know if AA have a baggage recheck desk in Terminal 3 near the baggage reclaim area? I know there was one in Terminal 5 to make flight connections quicker. Thanks again.


  • Connection in ORD from LAX to YQB
    Aug 8, 2015
    I will be flying from MEL to YQB via LAX and ORD (all with UA with checked bag). The layover in ORD would be of 1 hour 26 minutes. Enough time? What about bags? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will likely arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 2. There is a walkway connecting them inside security.


    Many thanks!


  • 1hr Transit Time
    Aug 7, 2015
    I've purchased a return flight home (Canada to Australia) with United Airlines which will leave Ottawa Canada (YOW) with a transit stop in Chicago (ORD) that goes to San Francisco and then to my final destination Australia. My concern is with the transit in Chicago as i've only for 1hr between flights. I believe i will land in Chicago terminal 1 and leave from terminal 1 also. Would i need to claim baggage and checkin in? Any other process involved? Finally do you think this is enough time (i had 1.5hrs when the ticket was purchased but the time has since changed to only 1hr).


    You will not have to claim your baggage in Chicago. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Ottawa. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You may arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and you will depart from terminal 1. 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You have enough time if your flight from Ottawa is on-time.


    Hey thanks a lot for the reply :)


  • Connecting flight
    Aug 4, 2015
    Hi, I will be traveling from DFW -> ORD -> NRT (Tokyo) -> BUS (busan). I have purchased tickets through american airlines as one ticket. The NRT ->BUS portion is operated by Japan Airlines. I was wondering if checked baggage would be tagged for final destination started at DFW? and also I have never flown internationally, would I only be clearing customs once I reach final destination of BUS? thanks very much for any help.


    Yes, your baggage will be checked through to Busan and you won't see it until you get there. On the way back you will go through US Immigration and Customs at the first point in the US that you land.


  • connection times at chicago
    Aug 4, 2015
    i arrive into chicago from orlando at 4.05pm and leave chicago to the uk at 4.55pm. both flights on one ticket with AA. is this enough time?


    That's enough time if the first flight is on-time. Both flights will be in the H/K concourse. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 105min
    Jul 31, 2015
    I will be arriving from japan to chicago and then a connecting flight to dallas fort worth. Do i have to get my bags and recheck them. Is 1 hr and 45 min enough time. My first time to ever be in chicago airport


    Yes, 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 go up 2 levels and across the street to the ATS Train and take it to your departure terminal: Terminal 3 if you are flying American to DFW and Terminal 1 if you are flying United.


  • 1hr layover
    Jul 29, 2015
    Hi, I'm planning a trip next June and have been looking into flights. The flights are all being booked together and with American Airlines. I'm a little worried about the layover time at Chicago. I'm flying from Manchester, UK to New York, then from New York to Miami which are all single flights so are fine. It's the return leg that I'm worried about. It's from Miami to Manchester, UK with a 1hr 02min layover in Chicago. Is this enough time to get from one plane to another? Will I need to wait for my bags before moving on to my next plane? Will I need to go through security before moving to my next plane? Will I need to go to a check in desk at Chicago before moving on to the next plane? Sorry about all the questions, I have never done a layover before. Thanks Steph


    All you have to do in Chicago on your way back to Manchester is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. All American Airlines gates in Chicago are connected inside security and there is no US Customs when exiting the US.


    Thanks, thanks brilliant so 1 hour should be enough time to get off one plane and straight onto another? Thanks for your help it's much appreciated :) Steph


    Yes, that should be enough time. In fact both flights will probably be on the same concourse.


  • 35 minute layover
    Jul 27, 2015
    I'm flying from Reno to Washington DC, with a 35 minute layover in Terminal 3. Do you think that I will have enough time? Thanks!


    That's enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both flights will probably be on the H/K concourse.


  • Getting from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1
    Jul 31, 2015
    I have a first time flyer friend flying into O'hare. She arrives at terminal 5 and has a connecting flight at Terminal 1 Gate C 23. How difficult will it be for her to find her way? She has 1 1/2 hours between landing and departing. Thank you so much


    Most people after arriving at T5 have to head up to the ATS Train to take it to either Terminal 3 or 1. So it shouldn't be too hard for her to find her way. She has enough time if her first flight is on-time.


    My in laws are flying from detroit to chicago via american airlines and then from chicago to Doha via qatar. Do they have to govthrough security when they get to chicago to go to terminal 5?


  • United USA/Canada Transfer
    Jul 25, 2015
    Hi all, I'm going to be doing a transfer from BWI to YEG in ORD, with a 1:11 layover - do you guys think this is enough time? The transfer will happen at 07:58-09:09 on a Saturday morning. Do you clear Canadian customs in ORD? I appreciate the help.


    All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you should have plenty of time. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs in Edmonton.


  • Change planes in Chicago ORD
    Jul 25, 2015
    I'm flying from EWR on UA219 on Sun, Sep 6, arriving in ORD at 8:30. Leaving ORD on UA1931 at 9:05 to Vancouver, BC. Is 35 minutes enough time to change planes? I was switched to this arrangement from a direct flight!


    That is enough time if your first flight is on-time, but leaves no time to spare in case of a delay. You could call United and because this was an involuntary schedule change, ask to be put on the flight from Newark to Chicago one hour earlier.


  • Connection flight and baggage claim?
    Jul 25, 2015
    Arriving from dfw @ 5pm, skywest airline ua6225, connecting flight to brussells @ 5:55 pm ua972, is it enough time, do i have to claim my baggage and check in again? Thanks


    Will i have to go through security check again?


    No, you do not have to claim your baggage or do anything with your baggage. There is no US cusotms when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate in Terminal 1 or 2 to your departure gate in Terminal 1. There is a walkway inside security between Terminal 1 and 2. You have enough time if your flight from DFW is on-time.


  • transfer in Chicago from Cancun to Milwaukee
    Jul 22, 2015
    I have 86 minutes to transfer at ORD from an international flight (Cancun) to Milwaukee. Will that be enough time?


    It's 4 minutes shorter than the recommended time. It's possible but not ideal.


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