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  • booking domestic separate from International and Transfer
    Jan 7, 2015
    Since we are traveling from multiple US cities to Copenhagen, I am booking ORD - CPH on SAS and then looking at booking our domestic seperate. Leaving 2 hours between flights on the return, will that be enough to get through customs and back to Alaska or American flights? SAS says they have interconnect baggage agreements with those airlines, so should be able to check baggage through.


    If you purchase separate tickets the airlines are not obligated to check bags through. 2 Hours is barely possible when buying separate tickets. I'd want closer to 3 hours. Note that you will only have to go through US Customs upon arrival in the US. There is no exit passport control.


  • YUL - LAX Connecting thru ORD
    Jan 6, 2015
    We're arriving at ORD, from Montréal, at 10:49 on Jan 17th with UA3493 and we have to catch UA1530 departing at 12:06 heading to LA. Is 77minutes enough time to connect? United change their flight plans. As we were originally having 115minutes between both flights I was comfortable booking it, but now that they change it, I'm stressing a tiny bit more! Thanks for your help!


    77 minutes is still plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Etihad check in and boarding pass
    Jan 6, 2015
    Travelling to Chicago ORD from denver via spirit airlines and landing at ORD terminal 3at 6.45 pm. have to board a etihad flight departing at 8.10 from terminal 5 . should i check in and print boarding passes at terminal 3 or 5


    You can only check in in Terminal 5. Also, if you plan on checking bags you're going to have to get an earlier flight to Chicago as the flight you have doesn't leave you enough connection time.


  • Connections
    Jan 6, 2015
    Hi I'm considering booking a flight from Orlando to Chicago! Flights lands in Chicago at 8am and then connecting flight to Toronto Canada leaves at 0845! Will I have enough time?


    If both tickets are bought together, then yes, that is enough time.


  • Ats with 4 luggages
    Jan 6, 2015
    My husband and I will be on flying into ohare from fargo on american airline and connecting to emirates to dubai back to Kuala Lumpur with 4 luggages . Both flights not ticketed together how to carry 4 luggages onto the ATS ? Can we use the trolley and walk to terminal 5 from terminal 3? Pls help. Thank you very much.


    It is impossible to walk from T3 to T5. You will just have to carry the bags on the ATS. Can't each of you hold one bag in each arm? Otherwise you can buy a foldable luggage cart and then re-pack it in your bags or throw it away when you get to T5.


  • Connecting to PEK
    Jan 5, 2015
    Hi, I arrive at ORD from Denver and then have 40 minutes to get to my flight to Beijing (Both United Airlines) Would that be enough time, or should I change my flight?


    Domestic arrivals/departures for United are in Terminal 1, and international arrivals/departures at Terminal 5. These two terminals are at extreme ends of the airport. Plus, you will have to go through immigration once again (if not security checks). I would say it is a huge risk. It might be wise to rebook if that is not way too expensive.


    Ignore Pradeep's post. it is COMPLETELY INCORRECT. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal 1. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • 1 hr, 50 min transfer
    Jan 5, 2015
    Hello, my husband arrives from ZRH at ORD at 3:55 p.m. on Swissair (arrives terminal 5). He will then be taking a United flight to FWA at 5:45 p.m. (should depart terminal 2). Is 1 hr, 50 min enough time for the transfer? Any tricks to get around ORD faster?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Make sure he checks the monitors before he gets on the ATS train because some FWA flights leave from T1. There's no real tricks.


  • Domestic and International Connection
    Jan 4, 2015
    I and my little son will fly with United from State College to ORD (T1) and fly with Japan Airline (T3) to Narita, tickets are separately. I have 2 checked baggage. Please let me know how I should do to move from T1 to T3 with two baggage and get check in with Japan Airline at ORD. Can I have cart or can I get any help? Thank you,


    You can get a cart and walk it from T1 to T3 along the curbfront. You will need over 2 hours for your connection, preferably a little longer.


  • time for transfer
    Jan 3, 2015
    I am scheduled to arrive to terminal 1 at 7:40 with United am and my next flight leaves from terminal 3 at 8:30 with AA. Can I make it in time to catch my flight?


    With checked baggage if you purchased your tickets separately, you have no chance. If you don't have checked bags or your bags are checked through, you have barely enough time. You can walk from T1 to T3 inside security through T2. Check-in online for your AA flight before you leave on your first flight.


  • arrive United from Heathrow 1 hr 30 to connect to PDX flight
    Jan 2, 2015
    Arriving on United from Heathrow. Is 1 hour 30 minutes enough time to make a connection for a flight to PDX?


    Yes, but it is the bare minimum amount of time for such a connection.


    Jan 2, 2015
    I have 1 hour and 58 minutes to connect from my in coming flight from Minneapolis to my outgoing flight (Internationally) to Amsterdam. Will that be enough time? Will I have to clear TSA twice, once in MSP and again for going international? Will I be able to check my bag from Minneapolis, even though I fly internationally from Chicago? Sorry about the broad questions!


    If both of your flights are on United you will not have to do anything with your baggage or go through TSA. If you are flying in on Delta and out on KLM, your baggage will be transferred but you will have to take the ATS train from T2 to T5 and go through security. If you tell me your airlines I can give you better directions.


  • terminal connections at ORD
    Jan 1, 2015
    I am flying United ATW-ORD-ZRH. Do I have to change terminals at ORD from United to Swissair? If so, how much time should I allow?


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 (likely 2), then exit security and take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 where you will go through security. You will need at least an hour, preferably a little more.


  • Connecting fron YYZ to DFW
    Jan 2, 2015
    I am arriving in ORD from Toronto (YYZ) on a United Flight & have a connecting flight on AA to DFW. Is 62 minutes enough time to make the connection? Is baggage cleared through to DFW from YYZ?


    If you purchased your tickets together then yes, you will pre-clear US Customs and Immigration in Toronto and your bags will be transferred. However, if you bought two separate tickets you do not have enough time to claim your bags from United and then Re-check them with American. You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 3. All three terminals are connected inside security by walkways.


    So this flight from YYZ via United will not arrive at Terminal 5 - The International terminal for United?


    Correct, United flights from Canadian airports with preclearance, like Toronto, arrive in Terminal 1 and 2.,


  • Connecting Flight from IAH to CDG
    Dec 31, 2015
    I am flying on United from Houston IAH to Paris CDG. Connection time at ORD shows to be 50 min. Is this enough time for any terminal change, security and customs?


    You don't have to change terminals, go through security, or go through customs. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate from your arrival gate. Both will be in Terminal 1. You have enough time.


  • United connection
    Dec 30, 2015
    I have connecting flights in ORD with 55 minute connect time. Any idea how to determine which terminals flights will be located? Trying to determine if we can make short changeover time. United flight 1087 PHL-ORD arrives at 9 am. Departing flight 6318 departs for ASE at 955am. Thank you.


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 1 or 2. If you need to go to 2 it is connected to 1 inside security by a walkway. You have enough time.


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