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  • Connecting international changing airlines
    Jan 9, 2016
    I have a ticket all on one itinerary that goes from US city to ORD on United, then onto ANA airline to tokyo. Will I need to retrieve my bags and check them in again, or can they transfer them? 1.5 hour connecting flight


    You do not have to do anything with your bags at ORD on your way to Tokyo. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. ANA departs from United's terminal 1.


  • Connection Time
    Jan 9, 2016
    Will be arriving ORD from IAD at 10:05 on United - believe T1 Will depart ORD to LAS at 1:38 on American - believe T3 Will I be able to make the connection in 2 1/2 hours if I have checked baggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time, even if you have checked bags and have to transfer them yourself between airlines. If you don't have checked bags you can just walk from T1 to T3 inside security.


  • Connecting LAX-ORD-CPH
    Jan 9, 2016
    American Airlines from LAX to ORD Terminal 3 with a transfer to Terminal 5 for flight on Scandinavian to CPH having to recheck all luggage. Layover is an hour and 20 minutes. I doubt it, but will I make this?


    Yes, I doubt it do. If you can somehow do the trip without checked baggage you have a chance. You could also try to change your flight to an earlier one from LAX. Even if you have to pay a fee it's worth it if it means you have a chance of making this connection. Sometimes at time of check-in airlines offer the ability to change your flight for a reduced fee (usually $75 compared to $200+Fare difference).


  • Distance Between Connecting Gates?
    Jan 8, 2016
    I connect in ORD: flying in from SFO (Flt 620) and out to London Heathrow (Flt 958). Both flights are with United and into/out of Term. 1. I have a 1 hour 11 min. connection time. Does anyone know which gates for these flights or the average time it takes to walk from C1 to B31 gates?


    You can walk between any two gates in Terminal 1 in about 15 minutes. You should have plenty of time.


  • 1 hour and 15 minutes connection
    Jan 8, 2016
    Hello, I fly Detroit to ORD and ORD to Amsterdam. Connection time is 1 hour and 15 minutes, flying United both flights. Is it enough? From what I saw, I should arrive to concourse B and fly from C


    You could arrive in B, C, E, or F and will depart from B or C (usually C). All United gates at ORD are connected inside security. That should be enough time as long as your flight from Detroit is on-time.


  • Enough connection time?
    Jan 6, 2016
    Flying from Kansas City to ORD to Dublin. Will only have 40 minutes at ORD to connect to DUBLIN flight. All flights are on America. Is this enough time? Returning have 90 minutes to connect.


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


  • Connecting flights
    Jan 6, 2016
    If an international flight connects in another state before arriving at phase is it then a domestic? I.e. Tel aviv-philidalphia-ohare


    Your second flight is domestic. If it is on American you will arrive in Terminal 3 at O'Hare. You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Philadelphia.


  • 1 hrs 50 mins layover
    Jan 5, 2016
    I will be traveling from Omaha to Punta Cana June 2016. I have connection in ORD both ways. 1hr going and 1 hrs 50 mins coming back. Is this long enough? I am flying UNITED and all fights are on the same reservation. Thanks!


    Yes that should be enough time.


  • terminal 3 to terminal 3 gate connectoon
    Jan 5, 2016
    i am travelling from YEG Alberta to ORD for connection to Virginia. i land at terminal 3 and connecting flight at terminal 2. go through customs and tsa at yeg . do I need to go through security again. will i get connecting boarding passes at yeg


    terminal 3 to termnal 2


    What airlines are you flying? T3 to T2 connections are very rare.


    United operated by skywest and united express.connecting flight is American operated by American eagle


    If you mean the first flight is United Express you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2. If the second flight is American Eagle you will depart from Terminal 3. All 3 terminals are connected inside security by walkways.


  • domestic to international transfer time
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi I am arriving from orlando MCO into chicago ORD T3 at 19:15, with a Scandinavian airlines flight out from T5 at 22:05. The internal flight is with Spirit and has been flagged up as being frequently late and these are separate booking. Is 2.5hrs enough time ?


    It's barely enough time. You will have to claim your bags from Spirit in T3 and take them with you on the airtrain to T5 to recheck with SAS.


    Thank you for your helpful response. Just checked negative reviews for Spirit punctuality and have decided to go elsewhere, thx


  • any food/coffee before security
    Jan 16, 2016
    Would like to meet local relative during stopover in Terminal 1. Hilton coffee shop is most comfy, but quite a trek from gates and back. Anyone know if even a coffee spot?


    Sorry, just noticed in coffee listing of this app there is Starbcuks in baggage claim of T1 and T2!


    Since you are going outside security anyway, I'd make the meeting at the Hilton. 5 minute walk from T1; underground and protected. The baggage claim Starbucks are minimal, w/ crummy seating. Hilton has a sports bar and Andiamo's, both of which are nice for an hour visit or something.


  • DEN --> ORD --> BOS
    Dec 31, 2015
    Hi. If my flight arrives in ORD from DEN at 10:42a, will I have enough time to make my flight to Boston at 11:50a? I am a US citizen traveling with three other flyers. Is 1 hour and 10 minutes enough for a connection? Thank you!


    What airline are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation?


    We are planning on flying on American Airlines. Thanks for the quick response!


    Yes that should be enough time. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much! Happy 2016!


  • EDI - ORD - SEA?
    Dec 29, 2015
    I am flying from Edinburgh to Seattle via Chicago in June. Is 1 hour and 35 minutes enough time to change in Chicago? Will I arrive at terminal 5 and have to transfer to the other terminal? The whole trip is booked on United. I originally had a three hour transfer but they have just emailed me to say that the flight times have changed and now I only have an hour and a half.


    Yes, that should be just enough time. Yes you will arrive in terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk, take the ATS train to Terminal 1 and go through security and to your departure gate.


    Barely... Whether you make it or not, be prepared for stress, long immigration lines (assume you are not a US citizen), customs is a hit or miss (most likely you'll pass thru quickly, assuming there are not multiple international flight arrivals within a 45min time span), getting your bags can be a nightmare (anywhere from 5-30mins after immigration), rechecking your bags to Seattle should be very quick (it's right outside the customs door to your right) and I've rarely seen a line, the tram... I've never taken the tram from Terminal 5 to 1, so I have no tips there. Once you get to terminal 1 (United), again another hit or miss since you will have to thru now our US Security check; that is a nightmare.... Oh, and the walk from your arrival flight to immigrations seriously seems like at 1/4 a 1/2 miles. I do a jog just to get ahead of everyone to avoid lines. I'm flying back to Chicago (home) from the EU regularly and so do friends that I pick up. I would estimate an average 40-45mins from the plane to the door just outside of customs. I, and friends, have definitely experienced 1.5hours to get out. Tip... If you purchase liquids and/or glass during your travel to Chicago, you MUST pack it into your luggage prior to rechecking your bags to Seattle. US carriers and TSA rules do not allow liquids and/or glass into the cabin.


  • CUN->ORD-> YYZ
    Dec 11, 2015
    In March, I'm flying with my family from Cancun to Toronto connecting in Chicago on the same United booking. Do i need to claim my bags and go through customs and then recheck them straight to Toronto? Or will I not see my bags again until I get to Toronto?


    Yes, 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, then go up two levels to the ATS Train, take it to either terminal 1 or 2, go through security and to your departure gate. If your departure gate begins with B or C go to Terminal 1, if it starts with E or F, go to Terminal 2.


  • baggage
    Dec 11, 2015
    How do I know when I have to claim my bags? I am traveling from FAR to MNL through NRT and ORD and on the way back I go to Den I have never known if I should claim my checked bag or not . I know my carry on is fine?


    Assuming all flights are on the same reservation, On your way to Manila you won't claim your bags until you get to Manila. On the way back you will claim them in Denver after you go through US Immigration and before you go through US Customs, then you will immediately re-check them at the re-check desk.


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