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  • Beijing to St. Louis
    Jan 25, 2016
    I'm flying into ORD from Beijing on United. I have a 1hr 34min layover and then I take a connecting flight to St. Louis. All the tickets were bought at the same time. Do you think the layover is long enough? Or should I book a similar flight with a 3 hour layover between flights?


    I would book the 3 hours. You'll have to go through security again in Terminal 1 or 2 after you clear customs and re-check your bags, and security at ORD is pretty bad.


  • Enough time
    Jan 25, 2016
    A group of us are due to fly into O'Hare at 4:15 from Norfolk. The connecting flight leaves at 4:50 to Madrid, Spain. Is that enough time to get from concourse 3 to 5 and catch our international flight and our luggage make it onboard?


    Iberia flights depart from Terminal 3. You don't have to change terminals. You should have just enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • connection
    Jan 25, 2016
    Hi, my flight is with AA from Montréal/Canada to Chicago then to NRT/Japan. Do you know If I'll be able to check my baggage in Montréal and pick them up in Narita?The booking was made as a single booking..


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


  • customs
    Jan 25, 2016
    I am traveling from Edinburgh to the USA and have a connection in Chicago. Will 1:20 be enough time to get through customs and catch a connecting flight for Wichita, Ks?


    That is 10 minutes shorter than the recommended International to Domestic connection time at ORD and 40 minutes shorter than I recommend.


  • yyz-ord-Tokyo
    Jan 25, 2016
    we are flying from Toronto to Chicago with Air Canada, then flying from Chicago Tokyo win ANA. Will Our bags go directly to Tokyo? or will we have to pick up my luggage in Chicago and check them through to Tokyo?


    You will preclear US immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate in Terminal 2 to your departure gate in terminal 1. They are connected inside security by a walkway


    Thanks Zap. I was worried I'd have pick up my luggage in ORD and recheck the luggage to Tokyo. Happy to hear the luggage will go directly from Toronto to Tokyo.


  • Question about baggage transfer
    Jan 24, 2016
    We are flying into O'Hare from Greensboro. We have a 1.5 hour layover before our flight to Tokyo on ANA. Is that enough time for the baggage to be transferred between United and ANA? Is that enough time to walk between gates? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if your first flight is on-time. ANA flights depart from Terminal 1.


  • connection Flight NRT-ORD-YUL
    Jan 22, 2016
    Flying from Tokyo to Montreal. I have a connecting flight at ORD, arriving T5 and departing T2 with layover of 1h55min. Is it enough time with a NEXUS card?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connection time
    Jan 23, 2016
    I will arrive Terminal 5 from Japan with All Nippon Airways at 7:05, pass through all immigration checks and everything and depart from Terminal 1 to San Jose, Costa Rica with United Airlines at 9:05. With 90 mins layover time, will I make it?


    That should be enough time if everything is on-time. However, security lines at O'Hare in the morning are really bad, so be prepared for that. If things look really bad, either ask people to go ahead in the line or try to go through security in Terminal 2 and then walk to Terminal 1.




  • Connection Time
    Jan 21, 2016
    I will be flying on American from Dayton, OH to ORD, to Tokyo. My connection time at ORD is 41 minutes. Is that enough time to catch my flight to Tokyo?


    If your flight is on-time, yes, it's just enough time. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


  • Going from T3 to T1 in 1h 18m
    Jan 21, 2016
    Hi, I'm traveling from Philadelphia to Vegas and have a 78 minute layover in Chicago. I land in Chicago at 6:25am on AA and depart for Vegas at 7:43am with UA. I know I can walk through security from one terminal to another if I don't have any checked luggage. However, if I do have checked luggage, is this enough time? Original plan was to have my and my wife's stuff in a checked bag but now it seems as if it would be best to just take carry on luggage. Please advise.


    I highly recommend only taking carry-on bags. Security in O'Hare is a mess right now, especially in the morning.


    Thanks ZAP!


  • Traveling to Canada
    Jan 20, 2016
    Hi. I am travelling from SFO to London, Ontario, Canada through ORD. Not sure where we (family of four) will clear customs and immigration. Is a 1 hour 40 minute layover sufficient?


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. In ORD on your way to London, ON you just have to go from your arrival gate in Terminal 1 to your departure gate in Terminal 2. They are connected inside security by a walkway. You have enough time.


  • Enough Time
    Jan 19, 2016
    Coming in from Europe on LOT Polish Air at 7:40pm. Is that enough to clear customs and transfer to an 8:55pm flight?


    No, that would not be possible.


    Thanks. I was thinking it won't be enough time, but hoping it would work.


  • Chi to Edmonton Connection time
    Jan 19, 2016
    Arriving 08:01 in Terminal 1 from Philadelphia. Departure 09:07 to Edmonton from Terminal 2. Is that enough time to connect for this international flight?


    Yes that is enough time. A walkway connects T1 and T2 inside security.


    Jan 17, 2016
    Hello, we are arriving from Paris on April 29th at 5.40 pm at Terminal 5 and must take a flight Skywest:United from Terminal 2. How long will it take? Any itinerary to do so quickly as we have no checked bags (only hand luggage) any photos to show the way? thank you so much dppoun@gmail.com


    With no checked baggage you can use the one stop lane to clear immigration and customs. I still recommend 2 hrs for your connection.


  • connecting
    Jan 14, 2016
    I'll be flying from ORD to Green Bay, WI. Arriving at Terminal 5 and going to Terminal 2. Is 1hr55m enough time?


    If both flights are on the same reservation that should be enough time. You will claim your bags to go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk in T5 before taking the ATS Train to T2. Also be sure to check the monitors because there is a small chance your flight to Green Bay could leave from T1 rather than T2.


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