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In a couple of weeks I will be flying from Dublin to ORD Terminal 3 with Finnair (but operated by American Airlines it says).
After immigration, customs and claiming bags, I need to go to arrivals at Terminal 5 where my meeting point is. How can I get there from Terminal 3?
It is a bit confused as in some places it says that International flights with AA arrive to Terminal 5, but my electronic ticket says Terminal 3.
Thanks a lot.
You will actually pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin - that is why you arrive in Terminal 3, not Terminal 5. All you have to do in Terminal 3 is claim your bags and then go meet your group in T5 via the ATS Train.
Thanks a lot ZAP!!
So, there is no problem in travelling with a 20kg bag in the ATS train?
Thanks again, this is REALLY helpful!!
As long as you can move the bag yourself it's allowed on the ATS.
I have 1 hour and 28 minutes to travel from terminal 2 to terminal 5 to catch my connecting flight. Both flights are operated by air France. Would this time be sufficient or should I try to reschedule my itenary. My incoming flight is from Minneapolis and outgoing flight is to Paris.
Note that your first flight is operated by Delta. You should have just enough time as long as your delta flight is on-time. You will take the ATS Train to T5 and go through security.
Thanks a lot for quick replying
I am a non US resident (UK resident travelling from Tulsa to Toronto Canada transfering at Chicago. The airline is UNited Airlines. There is a 40 minute transfer time. Both flights are United Airlines.
Is this enough time?
Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, the connection obviously leaves little time to spare if the flight from Tulsa is delayed.
Thank you
Would I be booked on the next available one if it was them that was late?
Yes, you would.
Hi I'm travelling from Ireland to San Fran with a connecting flight in Chicago. I'm flying with United airlines and the stop is 45 minutes. Do I have enough time to catch my flight?
Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ireland. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.
Hi, we are flying from Houston to ORD, then on to Michigan (AZO). Our connection time is 45 minutes, but we have to change terminals (not sure which one). Will we have to go through security again and will this be enough time to change terminals going to AZO? Thank you kindly!
What airlines are you flying? All domestic gates in Chicago are connected inside security. So you shouldn't have to go through security in ORD.
We are flying United Airlines. Is the walk between terminals very long?
You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 2. The are connected inside security by a walkway. It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to get between gates.
Thanks for your help ZAP :)
I will be flying from Calgary to London connecting at ORD. I'm on a British passport. Will 1hr 10min be enough?
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. I can help you more if you post what airlines you are flying.
Thanks. I'll be flying United both flights. Arriving terminal 1 and departing terminal 2.

I have heard luggage will not be automatically forwarded. Is that true?
Yes, you don't have to do anything with your Luggage in Chicago on your way to London. Also, you have the terminals reversed, you will arrive in 1 or 2 and depart from 1.
Hi -- 1h36 is the time between arriving ORD from PDX (7:44p) and departure to Munich (9:20p). Same reservation, arriving Lufhtansa, leaving Lufhtansa. Thank you-- F
Lufthansa does not fly from Porland to Chicago, that flight will be on United. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1. You have enough time.
Hi all - I'm flying from London to Denver tomorrow, via Chicago O'Hare.

I'll have 1hr45 in Chicago to clear border control, claim bags, re-check bags, then get through TSA. The whole trip is on United Airlines, so hopefully they have, in their infinite wisdom, provided enough time... but I'm worried 1hr45 won't be enough time.

Thoughts / recommendations? Thanks.
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. If you miss your connection United does have many flights from Chicago to Denver but they're typically very full.
Hello! My parents are flying from Bangalore to Kansas City via London (BA297) and Chicago (BA1968). They have 3.5 hours layover in Chicago. Would this be enough to complete immigration, collect checked luggage and transfer to the domestic flight? Thanks.
Yes, that should be enough time.
I'm looking at this itinerary on Tuesday Aug 9th:
UA 582: YYZ to ORD, arriving 6.20pm T1
UA 782: ORD to DFW, depart 7.35pm T1
Both in F, connection time 1 hour 20 min. (non US resident)
Is this realistic?
Yes. that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so this is like a domestic connection. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.