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  • T1/T2 to T3
    Nov 26, 2015
    Hi! I will be on a United flight landing in either T1 or T2 and will be connecting on an AA flight in Terminal 3. I want to stay in a secure area so that I do not have to go through security again. How long is the walk between the terminals and is the path easily identified? Thank you!


    Yes, as long as you don't have any checked bags you can stay inside the sterile area and walk from T1 to T2 to T3. Not many people go from T2 to T3, but the path is pretty clearly marked and you can clearly see T3 out the windows from T2.


    Thank you. But how long is the walk?


    Worst case, from Terminal 1, concourse C to Terminal 3, concourse L would be maybe 20 minutes. Best case, Terminal 2 low F gate to Terminal 3, concourse G would be 5 minutes.


    Thank you :)


  • Will 1 hour 35 mins layover time be enough
    Dec 21, 2015
    Hi, I will be travelling by Qatar to Chicago at Terminal 5 and have a connecting American Eagle flight to Nashville,TN from Terminal 3 on this Saturday. Will 1 hour 35 minutes be enough to clear the immigration & customs,travelling to Terminal 3 & clearing the security check?


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Qatar is on-time.


    Hi Sunil, was an hr and 35 mins enough time for the connection to clear customs and make the way from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3? I have a connection similar to yours coming up. Thank you!


  • Domestic to International
    Nov 22, 2015
    Hi! I'm flying from Phoenix International to Chicago - and from Chicago to Copenhagen, Denmark in December. The flights are booked together, the first is with United and the second is with Scandinavian Airlines. I believe that my luggage will be checked in all the way to Denmark at the airport in Phoenix, but will I need to pick it up and take it with me from Terminal 1 to 5 in Chicago? And I assume I will need to get off the airplane, exit the terminal and travel to the other to go through check in, security etc. there? I should have 2,5 hours from when I land till the next flight takes off but only an hour till I must be checked in, is that usually sufficient time? I purposely chose this one with 2,5 hours since there was another with only an 1,5 hour of time.


    You will not have to do anything with your baggage in Chicago on your way to Copenhagen. You will be issued both boarding passes in Phoenix. All you have to do in Chicago is take the ATS Train from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


  • Connecting Flight, Do I need to go through Security again?
    Dec 3, 2015
    I am flying Tuesday from Kansas City to Chicago where I will take a connecting flight from Chicago to Toledo. Once I get off the plane, do I need to go through security again before I can get to my terminal to fly to Toledo? This is my first time flying by myself and I am nervous as nervous can be. With the significant amount of snow that O'Hare received yesterday, could my flight be delayed Tuesday morning?


    I also forgot to say that my layover is only 39 minutes. If I have to go through security again, will I miss my connecting flight to Toledo?


    You will not have to go through security in Chicago. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All the snow will be melted by Tuesday and they didn't get much snow there anyway. You have enough time as long as your flight from Kansas City is on-time.


    Thank you so very much! You have lessen my anxiety by ten-fold. I gladly appreciate it!


    I'm trying to contact a passenger who managed to break their phone on the flight. Is it possible to get a contact number for a gate or at the least the terminal if I know which it is? (Terminal 1, concourse B, flight arrives in approximately 30 minutes)


  • snow all day tomorrow--arriviung from Paris United-connect UA to SFO
    Nov 21, 2015
    will my 3 hr layover be enough>?how to estimate if Ohare will delay> thanks?1


    You will probably be OK. Your flight from Paris will probably not be affected. It's more likely that your flight to San Francisco will be impacted. Also, Chicago regularly deals with snow and the amount of snow that Chicago will be getting is not extraordinary.


    Thx so much!!


  • Help
    Nov 20, 2015
    I am flying from the UK to St Louis and have never changed planes before. I am flying with American Airlines and all tickets bought together. Do I have to clear security collect my luggage and then re check luggage in for onward flight or just clear security and luggage will be automatically transferred to St Louis flight ??


    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 immediately after, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 3, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Transit between international flights
    Nov 19, 2015
    Hello, I fly from Ottawa (Canada) to Paris (France) through Chicago, with checked luggage, and only one hour to make the connection (from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1). I am from a visa-waiver country (with ESTA). Do I need to pick the luggage and re-check it (the two flights were bought together, though the company is not the same one : Air Canada / United Airlines) ? and to go through the security again ? Will one hour be enough, or should I rather change the tickets ?


    sorry, not from Ottawa but from Montreal (still in Canada, doesn't change much).


    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. You have enough time if the flight from Montreal is on-time. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway.


    Thank you very much for this information !


  • Security lines can be very long
    Nov 18, 2015
    After leaving Terminal 5, we missed our connecting flight even though we had 40 minutes. The security line at terminal 2 was extremely long and slow moving, Even though we managed to get to the head of the line, we still had to walk (fast) another 10 minutes to our gate. I suggest that you have a minimum 2 hour layover in O'Hare and 3 is probably better, especially if you are dealing with an international flight. We had a 3 hour layover for our outbound flight and it was just about enough time, due to the long slow moving security lines


    Yes, the TSA at ORD (and Chicago Midway for that matter) has had significant staffing issues for the last several months. United, American, and Southwest are not happy with them.


  • Land in T1 buy popcorn get to T5 and board my next flight within 2hrs
    Nov 17, 2015
    Hi, will it be possible to land with my UA flight in T1, buy my beloved Garrett's Mix, travel to T5 get through security and board my connecting flight roughly 2hrs later? I'm a business traveller so I assume I'll get the chance to use priority lanes, don't I?


    That should be enough time.


  • Time.
    Nov 16, 2015
    I land at terminal 2 and go to terminal 5. Do i have to go back through security? I am going abroad but only have an hour layover. Is that enough time?


    also, do i have to recheck bags or anything? its united airlines to austrian airlines


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags. However, you will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • terminal 1 to terminal 5 time
    Nov 16, 2015
    I land at United 2:10 pm and leave on a 4:00 pm Aer Lingus flight (terminal 5) is this enough time if bags are checked through?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. it will take 10-15 minutes to get to T5 on the ATS Train and then 15-30 to get through security.


  • national connection
    Nov 16, 2015
    I have a connection flight in Chicago of 56 minutes in a flight coming from Minneapolis going to Fayetteville arkansas (XNA). The company is United. Would that be enought time to make it? are they on the same terminal? Thank you


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 (likely 1) and depart from Terminal 2. All United and United Express gates at ORD are connected inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • ORD-MAD 57min Connection
    Nov 15, 2015
    I am flying in domestically to ORD on AA and have a 57 minute layover before my flight to MAD on Iberia. Does anyone think this is enough time to transfer?


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


  • connection time
    Nov 26, 2015
    I have a flight from LAX to ORD with a 40 minute layover to connect to my flight to YYZ on December 19th. Will my luggage make it? Will I?


    Assuming both tickets are on the same reservation and your first flight is on-time that should be just about enough time.


    By "just about enough time" do you mean not enough time? As in, I was "just about asleep," meaning not quite. Or is it enough time? AA has been quite unhelpful in my inquiries.


    I mean if everything goes perfectly you'll be walking up to the departure gate 5-10 minutes before they close the door. If your first flight is delayed more than 5-10 minutes, you'll probably miss the connection.


    Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate it. If I make the flight, what are the chances that my baggage will?


    It's not impossible.


    Hi. Im travelling from Toronto to Tokyo with a transit at ord with air Canada then Japan airline. I have to go from terminal 2 to 3. Its all booked together so i won't need to take my checked luggage right. And do i need to go through security check at ord again? Also how easy and how long will it take to go between terminals as im travelling with a baby and elderly parents? Thanks


  • International Connection ORD
    Nov 12, 2015
    I will be traveling from STL to Tokyo with a connection in ORD. Is 1hr 15min enough time for the outbound flight? The inbound flight is 1hr. 50min. Is this enough time for returning through customs, rechecking, etc.? Thanks much!


    Yes, both connections should be sufficient as long as all flights are on the same reservation.


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