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  • Terminal 3 Connection
    Jul 6, 2016
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    Hi, Flying with American Airlines from San Francisco to ORD and on to Dublin also with American. Arrive at gate H18 in Terminal 3 and need to get to gate K19 in Terminal 3 for Dublin flight. Do I have to go thru security/passport controlagain. Only have 70 mins. Thanks

     

    There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should take 5 minutes.

     

  • Kid activities
    Jul 6, 2016
    1
    We are flying out of terminal 1 (on United) next month with three young kids. We will get there early and would like to let the kids burn off some energy. After going trough security, can we go to terminal 2 to play in the play area? Or do we have to stay in terminal 1? Also, if ok to go to different terminals, is it easy to go between terminal 1 & 2?

     

    Yes, there is a walkway inside security between Terminals 1 and 2.

     

  • Madrid-ORD-Montreal how about luggage?
    Jul 5, 2016
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    Next month I will fly to Montreal, Canada, from Madrid (Spain) via ORD. One ticket (MAD-ORD with Iberia, arriving at T5, then American from T3). I wonder if, after clearing passport control I will need to collect my luggage and recheck it, or drop it at American Airlines counters, or if, as both the incoming and outgoing flights are international, the luggage is transferred directly between planes.

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go to Terminal 3 and through security.

     

  • MKE-ORD-NRT
    Jul 4, 2016
    1
    We are U.S. citizens coming from MKE to ORD to NRT. Same reservation- United Express from MKE to ORD, then ANA to NRT. The time at O'Hare between flights is 1h 12mins. Will that be enough time to get to Terminal 5? Do we need to re-check bags, or go through security again? Thx.

     

    You don't need to go to Terminal 5. ANA flights depart from Terminal 1. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate in Terminal 2 to your departure gate in Terminal 1. They are connected inside security by a walkway. You have enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bags.

     

  • MKE to ORD to NRT
    Jul 4, 2016
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    We are U.S. citizens coming from MKE to ORD to NRT. The time at O'Hare between flights is 1h 12mins. Will that be enough time to get to Terminal 5? Do we need to re-check bags, or go through security again? Thx.

     

  • Sufficient time from terminal 5 to 1
    Jul 5, 2016
    8
    Hello all, I have 1 hour and 30 minutes to travel from terminal 5 to terminal 1 to catch my connecting flight. I am arriving from beijing and will depart from Chicago to Orlando. Would this time be sufficient or should I try to reschedule my itenary. I am a non US citizen

     

    Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations? What airlines are you flying?

     

    They are on the same reservation, through Lufthansa, but I believe the flight from ORD to CMH is operated by United on a codeshare

     

    Disregard above comment please, I misread this

     

    Both are United Airlines. And both are on the same reservation

     

    Erdem, that is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. This is technically a legal connection, but realistically your flight from Beijing will have to arrive quite early for you to have any hope of making this. You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and go through security.

     

    I am planning to only bring a hand bag with me and no luggage, would it save enough time?

     

    It helps but it will still be difficult.

     

    Thank you so much for all the information! Thanks to your advice, I've changed my flight ticket to a one with better time schedule

     

  • Connection time
    Jul 4, 2016
    1
    I am permanent US resident flying home from St. Petersburg, Russia, (LED) to Columbus (CMH) on Lufthansa. I have a layover at ORD for 1:55. I understand I'll need to go through customs, and immigration, as well as security in ORD. Will this be enough time to make the connecting flight?

     

    You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Jul 4, 2016
    2
    Hi, I will be traveling from Minneapolis. USA to Vietnam. I will arrive from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare (terminal 2) at 8:30 AM. Then, at O'Hare I will have to go from terminal 2 to terminal 5. Departure time is 11:30 AM. Will I have enough time to go from terminal 2 to terminal 5 at O'Hare? I know for sure that my checked luggage will go straight to Vietnam from Minneapolis. What else do I have to do once I arrived at terminal 2 at O'Hare? (This will be on one single ticket) Thank you so much!

     

    I forgot to tell you that I'm flying with Delta Air from Minneapolis to Chicago. Then, Korean Air from Chicago to Vietnam

     

    All you have to do is take the ATS Train from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • I migrations,customs
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    i will be flying from Manchester to San Jose via Chicago o hare ( transit time 2 hrs)with American Airlines.Will there be immigration and customs checks in Chicago or in San Jose? Do I need to do re check- in for my baggage in Chicago?Thanks!

     

    In Chicago 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, take the ATS Train to Terminal 3 and go through security. You should have just enough time.

     

  • Terminal 2 => Terminal 1
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    I am using a canadian passport flying from Toronto to Narita via Chicago on the same ticket. I will arrive by UA in Terminal 2 and my ANA flight will depart in terminal 1 with only 1 hour 20 mins in between. I will go through immigration and customs in Toronto airport but do i need to go through security check from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 ? Kind of what to know if 1 hours 20 mins is enough given all the news about significant delay at the securiity airport in the US. Thanks in advance.

     

    No, you do not have to go through security in Chicago. There is a walkway from T2 to T1 inside security in Chicago. You have enough time. All you have to do in Chicago on your way to Tokyo is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Chicago-Detroit-Shanghai Customs?
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    Hello! Tomorrow I am flying out of Chicago O'Hare to Detroit and then on to Shanghai. Will I go through customs in Chicago or in Detroit? Based on this, how early should I get to O'Hare before my flight? Thank you!

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. Get to O'Hare 2 hours before your flight.

     

  • just wondering
    Jun 30, 2016
    1
    we are flying southwest, from ky, landing in ORD. 1 hour layover, leaving out of gate b24, heading to cancun. is a 1 hour layover cutting it close? will we have to be rechecked? thanks

     

    Southwest airlines doe not fly to ORD. In Chicago they fly to MDW. Please double check your reservation.

     

  • Customs
    Jun 29, 2016
    1
    US citizen traveling to Vancouver, lay over is 30 minutes in Chicago, do I have to go thru customs prior to my connecting flight, and how far is the international gate

     

    Where are you flying into Chicago from? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that information.

     

  • connection at ORD from montreal to Shanghai (1h16m)
    Jun 28, 2016
    1
    I will fly tomorrow morning from Montreal (YUL) to Shanghai (PVG) connected at ORD within 1h16m,Canadian passport. is that enough? Should I check and recheck the luggages? I have Chinese passport and my son has Canadian passport.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. if both flights are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • TSA Apprpoved at T5 and Connecting Time
    Jun 27, 2016
    1
    We connecting in Chicago OHare for a codeshare flight to Vienna on August 26th--United with Austrian Air. We have 1.5 hours once we land from Cleveland and departure time. We are TSA approved. Will that expedite our time needed from T 3 to T5 departure gate? We are considering getting an earlier flight from Cleveland. We also applied for Global Entry but now know that only helps when you are entering the US. thank you

     

    There is no precheck lane in T5 because no airlines in T5 are participants. You should have enough time if your flight from Cleveland is on-time.

     

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