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  • timing between plane changes
    Feb 18, 2016
    we have a 43 layover at ORD before we go to OKC. what terminal will be arriving near. and would we have time to stop at one of the United Clubs at the airport, and which would be closest upon arrival, or departure to OKC if time permits us?


    43 minutes is not enough time to stop at a United Club. You didn't post where you're flying into ORD from so I have no clue where you will arrive.


    we're flying from CAK to ORD and will have 43 minutes before leaving ORD to go to OKC. I think United airlines drops us off at Terminal 1, so do you think we will have any time to stop by the United Club?


    Your flight from Akron will almost definitely arrive in Terminal 2 and your flight to OKC will more than likely depart from there as well. There is a United Club in T2 as well, but as I said, with only 43 minutes there isn't really any time.


  • Connection for International flight
    Feb 18, 2016
    Hi! We are flying United from our home airport to Punta Cana with a 50 minute connection O'Hare. Our ticket notes a terminal change (?) but all of our flights are United. Will 50 minutes be sufficient?


    I should clarify our home airport is domestic!


    Most United Express flights arrive at Terminal 2, it is connected inside security to Terminal 1 where you depart. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you! Good to know they are connected - hard to tell from the airport map


  • Connection within terminal 3 G20 to K9 in 55 mins?
    Feb 17, 2016
    Hi. I'm arriving into Term 3 Gate G20 and need to get to Gate K9 (in Term 3 too) for a flight to London. I have hand luggage only and the connection time is 55 minutes. Assuming the incoming flight is on time, is this do-able? Are there any security checks to go through between G20 and K9 in Term 3? Many thanks


    No, there are no security checks. You just have to get your valet gate checked bag if you end up having to gate check due to the small American Eagle aircraft on your first flight, and then go to K9. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thanks Zap. I had to check in my bag at the gate on the same type of plane when I came in from JFK, so I'm assuming the same will happen this time. So, it's just fingers crossed that the Cincinnati to O'Hare is on time. Thanks again for the reply. DOM


  • 2 hours lay over
    Feb 16, 2016
    Never been to Chicago airport before. I fly from Tampa to Chicago and then home to Dublin with a 2 hour layover. I need to get from terminal 1 to terminal 5. Have I enough time?


    That should be enough time. You just take the ATS Train from T1 to T5 and go through security.


  • Enough time for connection?
    Feb 15, 2016
    Hi, We are flying from Toronto landing at 757 am and are looking to hit our connecting flight to Maui for a 930am departure. We are flying United on both flight!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • 75 mins enough for connection in ORD?
    Feb 15, 2016
    Good day! I will connect in ORD but with 75 mins only. The ititerary will be Tampa -> ORD -> Beijing China, all fights are American Airlines. Could you kindly advisor whether 75 mins is enough? And general procedure in ORD? Thanks a lot!


    All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. As long as your flight from Tampa is on-time you should have plenty of time.


    Thanks ZAP for your reply! But shall I go through immegration and customs in between the arrival and departure gate? Since this is a domestic to internaltional transit and I'm holding Chinese citizen. Thanks, again!


    There is no US Immigration and Customs when leaving the US.


  • United to American
    Feb 13, 2016
    How do I get from United to American…have 1 hours


    ALso, am checking luggage on United, but checking through to American destination


    Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are all connected by walkways inside security.


  • 40min lay over from Chicago to Toronto
    Feb 17, 2016
    Hi there, I will be flying from Washington - Chicago Ohare (American Airline) and then flying from Chicago to Toronto (American Eagle) with 40min lay over in between, is there going to be enough time? Do i have to go through the US custom and security check all over again? Thank you!


    All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US customs when leaving the US. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    we will arrive at ORD at 11;35 and depart at 12:21. first time at ORD. will we have time to stop by one of the United Clubs, and if so which one is closest to the arrival terminal or departure terminal going to OKC.


  • Transfer
    Feb 10, 2016
    We will be flying EDI to ORD Terminal 5 and then ORD to YXU Terminal 2 both flights booked with the same airline. Will we need to collect our luggage at T5 to go through customs or will it be transferred to T2 for the next glight?


    Yes, 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 T2 and go through security.


  • Luggage transfer on two separate tickets
    Feb 10, 2016
    Hi there, we will be flying from Vienna to Chicago with Austrian and then have 6 hour layover before our flight to Omaha with American Airlines. Because this reservation is on two separate tickets, what do we have to do to re-check our luggage to Omaha? Do we need to completely leave the arrival terminal before checking in with American or can we stay in the terminal and treat our second trip as a connecting flight? Thank you so much for your help!


    You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then take your bags with you on the ATS Train to Terminal 3 to Re-check them with American and then go through security.


    Thanks so much!


  • 90 minute connection, arriving PDX via United departing Turkish to IST
    Feb 10, 2016
    Is 90 minutes enough time to make connection from United flight arriving from PDX to departing Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul?


    Yes, it is enough time if your first flight is on-time and both tickets are on the same reservation. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 5.


    Thanks for your quick response.


  • Canada to Middle-East connection at ORD
    Feb 10, 2016
    Hi, I am going to fly from Montreal to Abu Dhabi with a 4-hour connection in Chicago ORD. The airlines are American Airlines - SkyWest for American Eagle between YUL and ORD, and Etihad Airways between ORD and AUH. I suppose I have enough time. But could you reassure me because it's the first time I'm connecting through the USA. I am used to connecting through international areas in Europe. They are more convenient.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. Your arrival into Chicago will be like a domestic flight. if your bags are tagged through to Abu Dhabi then you just have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 and go through security. if you have two separate reservations, then you will have to claim your bags from T3, take them on the ATS Train with you to T5, re-check them with Etihad and get your Etihad boarding pass, and go through security. You have plenty of time.


    OK, thanks for your answer. So, the US customs are in Montreal. The Canadian airport is the place that I am supposed to reach in advance to have enough time to clear these customs. No hassle after that in ORD. I suppose it's longer than clear the Canadian customs to travel to Europe at YUL ? About my tickets, they are not separated. It's the same reservation. So, as you said, no need to bring back the luggage, I'm surprised.


    Usually US Immigration and Canadian preclearance airports such as YUL is fairly quick, but you are supposed to get there early for it.


  • 44 min connection
    Feb 9, 2016
    I am flying in on a domestic flight in march and the connection time is 44 minutes. I have no checked bags. Is this enough time to make the connecting flight?


    What airline are you flying? Where are you flying from and to?


    american airlines flying into chicago from harrisburg and leaving for tulsa. no switching of airline.


    Then yes, that should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.


  • 55 min connection time
    Feb 9, 2016
    Flying to Ft Lauderdale from Vancouver, We have a 55 min. connection on same airline in Chicago. Is this realistic? No customs to clear. Thank you.


    Yes, that is realistic.


  • International then domestic flight
    Feb 9, 2016
    I'm flying from Vienna to ORD and then to SFO. Layover is 2h 10m. International flight is operated by Austrian Airlines, domestic one is United, but both of them say United. Do I have to re-check my bags in ORD and will I have enough time to transfer to terminal 1?


    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 1 and go through security. You should have just about enough time.


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