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  • will i have time
    Mar 28, 2016
    I am traveling internationl with united. My flight leaves at 9:10 am. The first united limo leaving from south bend would get me to terminal 5 (they claim they drop off there on web site) at 6:45 am. This is going to be wendsday, april 30. Is that going to be enough time? Im really worried.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that no United flights depart from Terminal 5. All United departures, including international flights, are from Terminal 1.


    Thank you very much for your reply. And for the terminal correction. Another question, i do have checked luggage, does that make a difference with my time? And ive been hearing on the news that security is slower than normal for various reasons. The limited times ive flown, its always hurry up and wait, but, i wont be even near to the three hours they say i should have for the checking in and security. Still think ill be ok? Thanks again.


    Security is slow because the TSA is chronically understaffed. However, arriving at 6:45 should be plenty of time. It takes virtually no time to check your bag. United has self-check kiosks now where you print and put the tag on yourself and just hand the bag off.


    Thank you so much. I feel WAY better now. Thank you!!


  • ORD to MCO 1hr20min enough?
    Mar 27, 2016
    I'll arrive at ORD (from South Korea) airport approximately 7:40p.m. I need to take an airplane going to Orlando. (United airlines) Flight time is planned on 9:15p.m. Is it possible to transfer ? I heard that O'hare airport takes long time for immigration, and security process too. If i miss this flight, then United airlines will get next fight for free or should I have to buy again?


    Oh, and i just only have carry on bag. (don't have checked baggage)


    It is possible. With the late evening arrival, immigration and security lines should not be long. If all your tickets are on the same reservation and you miss your connection then you will be put on the flight the next morning. If it's two separate reservations then you will have to buy another ticket.


    It's seperate reservation, Even i booked a ticket through United airlines website, Can't get a free ticket..? and I will also pre checkin through Mobile app, What about this case?


    It doesn't matter who you bought it from. If you miss a separate reservation you're considered a no show. They might be willing to put you on a flight the next morning for a change fee.


    Sorry for keep asking.. If i have a mobile boarding pass through application, then i don't need to go to check-in counter, right? I am just worry about miss my flight because i saw the news that there was a terror in Belgium, so O'hare airport reinforces for immigration and security...1hr 20min will be..ok? even that situation..? If i miss my flight to go to Orlando, Then how much should i pay for change fee? Thank you for your all answers : )


    Security procedures have not changed. Yes, if you have a mobile boarding pass you don't have to go to the counter. You would have to ask United about the change fee. The normal change fee is $200, but they may only charge you the "Same day change" fee which is $75. Also, depending on when you're traveling, it may be cheaper and easier to just purchase a new ticket on Frontier or Spirit for the next day.


  • Is 1 hour enough time T2 to T1
    Mar 25, 2016
    Trying to decide whether to book a flight. CAK - ORD; ORD - HNL 1 hour connection. Have to get from T2 to T1. Is 1 hr enough - we can walk fast.


    Yes, 1 hour is enough time if the flight from Akron is on-time. There is a walkway connecting T2 and T1 inside security.


  • Min connection time
    Mar 25, 2016
    I will be arriving on demstic flight at ORD Terminal 1 and I have to collect my checked in bags then transfer to Terminal 5 to check in for international flight , how much time do I need between the landing of the domestic flight and the departure of the international flight departure ?


    I recommend at least 2.5 hours, preferably closer to 3.


  • From terminal 2 to 3
    Mar 24, 2016
    I will arrive by Skyways (United) flight 5460 at 20.10 in ORD/terminal 2 on April 14th and need to catch flight 944 (SAS) from terminal 3 at 22.05. Do I have sufficient time ?


    SAS does not use Terminal 3. They use Terminal 5. You will take the ATS Train from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • 1 hour, 13 mins. layover at ORD before leaving for RAP
    Mar 24, 2016
    Phila (PHL) going to OHare (ORD) with layover of 1 hr, 13 mins. at ORD before connecting flight leaves for Rapid City, SD (RAP). First time at ORD so I don't know what terminals we arrive and depart from. Is this enough time to make the RAP flight? Our seats from the PHL flight are in the back of the plane (row 30 of 37 aisles) so should we pay to upgrade seat to front of plane so we get off earlier or not? We will check a bag in PHL that should go straight through to RAP. Thanks.


    Since only United flies ORD-RAP I'm guessing you're flying United. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 1 or 2 (likely 2). 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You should have plenty of time.


    Yes, flying United. The Phl flight is on time 3.8 out of 5% according to status. Any reason to pay to upgrade seats to front? Thanks a bunch.


    No, that is unlikely to save you much time in reality.


    Mar 23, 2016


    Neither flight is Air Canada - Air Canada does not fly from MSP to ORD or ORD to CPH. The first flight will be operated by United and the second flight will be operated by SAS. In Chicago you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2, take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have just enough time.


    Thank you!!


  • 1h25
    Mar 21, 2016
    I'm going to San Antonio via Chicago from Paris. I just have 1h25 of delay beetween my arrival in O'Hare Airport and the restart for SA. It seems me short, but I would to know your advices. TY very much !


    Yes, that is below the minimum International to Domestic connection time in Chicago and will be especially difficult if you have checked baggage.


  • Connection in ORD from UA to Aer Lingus to Dublin
    Mar 21, 2016
    Arrive ORD on United Sunday @ 11:08 AM then depart on Aer Lingus @ 1:01 PM. Enough time to get from UA Arrivals to Aer Lingus departures? No checked bags.


    Yes, that should be enough time if your United flight is domestic and on-time.


    Upon arrival in Dublin I go on to Frankfurt on another Aer Lingus flight. Will I go through customs in between flights, or just change gates with my carry on?


    I believe Dublin has sterile international transfers, allowing you to go directly to your departure gate.


  • Terminal 3 to 5 with 2 baggages check in in 2 hrs 30 mins
    Mar 20, 2016
    I am flying from Bentoville to ORD by AA3638 on 25th mar. Need to proceed to Terminal 5 for connecting QR726 and have 2 check in baggage as well .2 hr 30 mins is the time gap between flights. Is this enough time ? Should I collect baggage in T3 ? Where do I check in these baggage's at Qatar Airlines again in T3 or T5 ? is this enough time to collect baggage, re-check in baggage, move to T5, immigration security


    If you purchased both tickets on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags. There is No US Immigration when departing the US. You should have plenty of time.


  • Time Estimate Needed
    Mar 20, 2016
    We're making reservations for this summer. Will be flying United from Amsterdam to Tampa with a connection at Ohare. Landing Terminal 5, going thru Customs, then leaving for Tampa Terminal 1. How much time do we need to deplane, go thru Customs, get to terminal 1, and go thru Security again?


    I recommend at least 2 hours between flights if on the same reservation and 3 hours if two separate reservations.


  • 2 hr and 20 mins connecting time
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi, I will be flying in from Korea on Korean Air, arriving at ODR at 9:35 am, and will have to catch a connecting flight on AA at 11:55 am (same ticket). I will be traveling with my kids who are US citizen. Do you think we have enough time to make the connection? I've missed so many connecting flights (international to domestic) at ORD..So I am a little worried about it, especially with the kids. Thanks


    That should be enough time. Luckily late morning is one of the less busy times during the day.


    Mar 17, 2016
    I will be traveling from India to Detroit via Doha and Chicago. I am traveling with Qatar Airways up to Chicago to arrive T5 and then traveling to Detroit in American Airlines from T3. What will be stages of activity like immigration, collection of baggage, re-check-in, ATS etc., in order and at what location will it happen?


    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, go up 2 levels, take the ATS Train to T3 and go through security.


  • 40 minute change-over
    Mar 15, 2016
    my bosses flights have been rescheduled by United and leave only 40 minutes between flight coming in from Las Vegas and departing out to Bangor. Is that a legal flight with only 40 minutes of layover?


    Yes, that is a legal connection although it is not easy.


    Thank you


  • 50 min connection from United (RDU) to Lufthansa (FRK)
    Mar 15, 2016
    will have enough time? Raleigh (RDU) to Chicago (ORD) Lufthansa 8853 operated by /REPUBLIC AIRLINES DBA UNITED EXPRE Economy / Coach Class ( L) Depart 1:50pm Arrive 3:10pm Duration: 2h 20m Layover: Chicago (ORD) 0h 50m Chicago (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA) Lufthansa 431 Economy / Coach Class ( L) Depart 4:00pm Arrive 7:15am +1 day


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from RDU is on-time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 1. 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway.


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