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Looking at a flight with connection time of 50 minutes. Both legs are with American Airlines. Are all American Airlines in the same terminal? This seems tight to me
This is doable, as long as your flight arriving in Chicago is domestic. All American gates are housed in Concourses G, H, K, and sometimes L. They are all in the same terminal and in relatively short walking distance. You can make that flight.
Hope your arriving flight is not delayed otherwise it will be a tight connection.
I am travelling from Heathrow to Chicago and land in terminal 5,the next flight is in terminal 1 to Orlando with a connection time of 1 hour 15 minutes. both flights are with United, will I have enough time to make the connecting flight? How long does it take to travel between terminal 5 and 1?
That is not enough time. The minimum International to Domestic connection time in Chicago is 90 minutes, and I recommend at least 2 hours. You need to contact whoever you booked that ticket through and change it.
Hi there, I am flying from Seattle to Toronto with a stop in ORD. I have 1 hr 17 mins to make this connection and all flights are with AA. Will this be enough time for my connection, will I have to claim my bags and go through customers or security again? Any help would be great! Thank you!
You don't go through customs and immigration when departing the US. You will simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.
United just changed my reservation that now gives me a 90 minute layover on a flight from Vancouver, BC to ORD, connecting to Norfolk, VA. Is 90 minutes sufficient time to clear customs and make the connecting flight?
You will go through US pre clearance in Vancouver, meaning that you will only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago. You have more than enough time.
Thanks so much Andy, really appreciate your quick response and outstanding support!
Hi - a friend is flying from Copenhagen -> Chicago -> Sacramento.
At Ohare Chicago he has to travel from Terminal 5 (international terminal) to Terminal 1.
change the terminal (I think it is from 5 to 1). He has in total 2 hours.
Question - does he have to do immigration in Chicago? how much time approximately it takes to change the terminal and what is the best way of doing it, bus or train or taxi?
Yes in Chicago he will go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US customs, re-check his bags at the recheck desk then take the ATS train to Terminal 1 then go through security and to the departure gate. He has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
And departing out of terminal 5. Can I go to terminal 5 without going through security at Chicago? I see there is a train
The Train runs outside security. What airlines are you flying?
Coming in on American. Leaving on British airways to go to London. Will luggage need retrieved too?
Ok, in that case British Airways does run a shuttle inside security from the K concourse of T3 to T5 but it only operates once or twice for each BA flight. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago if both flights are on the same reservation.
Note that the American Airlines - British Airways shuttle hasn't been running most of this summer. BA claims the bus has been broken down. This means departing the terminal, taking the regular train and going back through security at the international terminal, which is a mess and has no priority line. I've done it twice this summer and it has not been a good experience.
Booking travel through United from AUS to ORD to BRU then NCE. My understanding that flight in will come into T1 but I know Intl flights are out of T5. We will have already checked bags in Austin. Question is what will we need to do once we get to ORD to get onto our international flight and more importantly will we have enough time. Our first international flight in a long time. Your assistance is appreciated.
Actually, you are incorrect. United international flights depart from Terminal 1. So all you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.
I am traveling from Tampa to Seoul with a connecting flight in ORD. My layover time is 1 hr 19 mins, is the enough time? If I'm flying AA to ORD and from ORD will I have to go through security again to exit the US? Also will I have to recheck my bags if the AA flights are on the same itinerary?
There is no special security when leaving the US. What airline are you flying to Seoul? AA does not fly from Chicago to Seoul.
I'm sorry. I meant to PVG. Once I am there I will fly to ICN on Asiana Airlines.
OK, then all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You have enough time.