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  • 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.


  • United Airlines terminals...
    Dec 29, 2015
    If I am flying in from Cleveland to ORD on United what terminal will that be ?? There are 3 listed on the airport site....


    Your flight might arrive in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, but all United Baggage Claim is in Terminal 1 if you are checking a bag. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are also connected inside security by a walkway if you're making a connection.


  • 45 minutes connection time
    Dec 29, 2015
    Im planning flight on 30th April from Orlando (MCO) to Chicago (ORD) BA 5184 - landing at 15.55 , where i have to catch flight BA 1543 to London with 45min transfer time. Is it enough to make transfer? And, please, can you describe me the transfer process? Thank you very much.


    Both flights will be operated by American Airlines and both be on the H or K concourse of Terminal 3. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connection time at ORD
    Dec 29, 2015
    Arriving from Toronto with United and departing to Honolulu with United with a 1 hour 18 minute connection time....is that enough time?...Thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates in Chicago are connected inside security.


  • 1 hr to Connect in O'hare
    Dec 29, 2015
    Fly from San Francisco to O'hare with United #734 , then have 1 hr to connect to DTW - UA 3642. What terminal in O'Hare for flight UA 734 & UA 3642? Are they at the same terminal? How to connect? Thank you for your advice.


    You will arrive in Terminal 1. You may depart from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. There is a walkway between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 inside security, just follow the signs. You have enough time.


  • Terminal 1 to 2
    Dec 29, 2015
    I have four students who will have 42 minutes to make a connection at O'Hare, coming from Houston and going to Winnipeg (Canada). Do we have enough time to go from T1 to T2? What would be the fastest way? Thanks in advance for your help!


    There is a walkway in between terminals inside security, just follow the signs to the E/F gates, however, be sure to check the monitors or united.com first, many Winnipeg flights leave from Terminal 1 even though they are on United Express.


    Thanks - our tickets currently say T2 for the second flight, but fingers crossed for the same terminal! Does anyone know the timing for that walk?


    The terminal listed on tickets is commonly wrong. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk between 1 and 2 (closest point to closest point). The worst possible United connection at ORD only takes 15-20 minutes.


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