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    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.


  • Connection Time with Air Berlin (domestic operated by AA)
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hello, I plan to travel from IND via ORD to TXL (Berlin, Germany) with AirBerlin. The airline recommend me a connection with an arrival at 14:36 (AB4645, operated by AA) and to continue with AB7421 at 15:25. Is this enough time to catch the international flight? It will be booked as one ticket for a non US-citizen. Thanks!


    All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Indianapolis is on-time.


  • Time between flights
    Mar 13, 2016
    I am flying from RST on AA3470 arriving ORD at 07:43AM.Scheduled to depart ORD on AA1514 at 08:55AM enroute to TPA. Which concourse serves Envoy Air as American Eagle coming from RST? Is 1:12 enough time to make my turn?


    Envoy flights use the G and L concourse and your flight to Tampa will depart from concourse H/K. They are connected inside security. You should have enough time.


  • Denver to Zurich through chicago
    Mar 12, 2016
    I am flying Denver to Chicago united then Chicago to Zurich on Swiss air booked through United. I have to check in to Swiss Air in Chicago but will my bags go all the way or do I have to claim them and recheck them with Swiss Air?


    Your bags should be checked through to Zurich.


  • Is 2 hours enough time to go from terminal 5 to terminal 1?
    Mar 12, 2016
    I am flying united airlines from punta cana to ord. I have a 2 hour layover and have to be in terminal 1 for my connecting flight. Is this enough time to clear customs and get to terminal 1?


    My flight is on Friday April 15 2016, and I'm the arrival time is 5:15pm.


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank You


  • Connecting to CDG
    Mar 12, 2016
    I am flying United from SFO to CDG connecting through ORD--only 50 minutes between flights--can I make it?


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.


    Thank you!


  • T5 to T3 including Immigration
    Mar 14, 2016
    BA changed my parent's direct flight London-Houston flight at last minute, so now they are required to transfer in OHare with 1hr 25 min to disembark, do immigration and customs and transfer to T3. This is the last flight to Houston. Is this doable? what will happen if they miss? They dont have phone and can barely speak english, and calling BA was more frustrating than anything.


    That's barely possible if everything goes perfectly. It is below the minimum International to Domestic connection time in Chicago. If they miss their connection they will be stuck in Chicago overnight.


    Thank you.


    Just wanted to update - Parents made the connection. both had wheelchair assistance and the staff was of great help with taking them from terminal 5, immigration, customs and to T3 by trian, and even let my parents use their cell phone to call and update me. I am so happy we have such good ground staff. (BA, please take note of this and fix London airport where you did not provide wheelchair even after requesting). Bags were not so lucky, one bag arrived a day later, and all 4 bags had damage (lost handles, lost wheels etc)


  • Flying with AA and Terminal 3
    Mar 10, 2016
    I've been booked to arrive at T3 on AA2319 at 17.58 and depart T3 on AA54 at 19.10. Hand luggage only. UK national. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the H/K concourse.


  • Connecting flight DTW-ORD on United - MAD on Iberia
    Mar 9, 2016
    I will be arriving ORD by United on T1, and then connecting on Iberia to MAD from T3 on a seperate ticket. I have 2 hours connecting time. Is that enough? Thanks.


    Do you have checked bags? Without checked bags it should be pretty easy. With checked bags it's barely possible.


    No, I will not have checked bags. Thanks.


  • YWG Thru ORD to NRT
    Mar 8, 2016
    Travelling from YWG on United 3750 / Expressjet with a connection in ORD to NRT flight on ANA 11 with a 1h29m layover. Will this be enough time? It seems like I arrive at Terminal 1 in ORD and depart Terminal 2. Thanks.


    You have the terminals reversed, you will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Winnipeg. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • AA domestic to AA international
    Mar 8, 2016
    Please tell me if below connecting time is enough for my transit in ORD?? I believe that both flight are operated AA and believe there is no security check between the flight or immigration at there but I wanted to double check. BA 8440 R 10MAR CMHORD 2027 2108 BA 1518 R 10MAR ORDLHR 2200 #1135 OPERATED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES


    Yes, both flights are operated by American and both are in Terminal 3 and there is no security check between gates in Terminal 3 and there is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time.


    Thank you for your reply ZAP!! I am so relieved to hear that. Appreciated!!


  • 50 minutes enough
    Mar 8, 2016
    Flying United with a 50 minute connection in Chicago- is that enough time- 2 seniors flying? Thanks


    Flying from Edmonton AB to Paducah, KY


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both likely in Terminal 2. All United gates in Chicago are connected inside security.


  • British air connection
    Mar 8, 2016
    Arriving in ORD from PIT at 7:12 pm departing ORD for LHR at 9:45 all booked through British air - will there be enough time and do we have to leave security? Our bags will be checked in PIT


    That should be enough time. You can either take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and go through security (the train runs frequently) or take the British Airways shuttle inside security from the H/K concourse of T3 to T5 (the shuttle runs infrequently). Either way I think you have enough time.


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