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  • 90 minute connection, arriving PDX via United departing Turkish to IST
    Feb 10, 2016
    Is 90 minutes enough time to make connection from United flight arriving from PDX to departing Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul?


    Yes, it is enough time if your first flight is on-time and both tickets are on the same reservation. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 5.


    Thanks for your quick response.


  • Canada to Middle-East connection at ORD
    Feb 10, 2016
    Hi, I am going to fly from Montreal to Abu Dhabi with a 4-hour connection in Chicago ORD. The airlines are American Airlines - SkyWest for American Eagle between YUL and ORD, and Etihad Airways between ORD and AUH. I suppose I have enough time. But could you reassure me because it's the first time I'm connecting through the USA. I am used to connecting through international areas in Europe. They are more convenient.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. Your arrival into Chicago will be like a domestic flight. if your bags are tagged through to Abu Dhabi then you just have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 and go through security. if you have two separate reservations, then you will have to claim your bags from T3, take them on the ATS Train with you to T5, re-check them with Etihad and get your Etihad boarding pass, and go through security. You have plenty of time.


    OK, thanks for your answer. So, the US customs are in Montreal. The Canadian airport is the place that I am supposed to reach in advance to have enough time to clear these customs. No hassle after that in ORD. I suppose it's longer than clear the Canadian customs to travel to Europe at YUL ? About my tickets, they are not separated. It's the same reservation. So, as you said, no need to bring back the luggage, I'm surprised.


    Usually US Immigration and Canadian preclearance airports such as YUL is fairly quick, but you are supposed to get there early for it.


  • 44 min connection
    Feb 9, 2016
    I am flying in on a domestic flight in march and the connection time is 44 minutes. I have no checked bags. Is this enough time to make the connecting flight?


    What airline are you flying? Where are you flying from and to?


    american airlines flying into chicago from harrisburg and leaving for tulsa. no switching of airline.


    Then yes, that should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.


  • 55 min connection time
    Feb 9, 2016
    Flying to Ft Lauderdale from Vancouver, We have a 55 min. connection on same airline in Chicago. Is this realistic? No customs to clear. Thank you.


    Yes, that is realistic.


  • International then domestic flight
    Feb 9, 2016
    I'm flying from Vienna to ORD and then to SFO. Layover is 2h 10m. International flight is operated by Austrian Airlines, domestic one is United, but both of them say United. Do I have to re-check my bags in ORD and will I have enough time to transfer to terminal 1?


    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, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and go through security. You should have just about enough time.


  • terminal change/layover
    Feb 9, 2016
    Hi- Below are my flight details. Will I have enough time to connect to a different terminal (comments on terminal change) with the layover provided here? Cleveland, OH, US (CLE) to Chicago, IL, US (ORD - O'Hare) 6:45 am - 7:15 am (1h 30m) UA 3717 | Embraer RJ145 Operated By EXPRESSJET AIRLINES DBA UNITED EXPRESS Long layover Terminal Change United Economy (XN) (lowest) Economy PlusĀ® Essentials Economy PlusĀ® Enhanced 2h 15m connection Chicago, IL, US (ORD - O'Hare) to Kahului, HI, US (OGG) 9:30 am - 1:18 pm (8h 48m) UA 202 | Boeing 777-200 Wi-Fi Long layover Terminal Change


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1, they are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • Domestic then International, Only 1 hour transit time at ORD
    Feb 9, 2016
    Hello, I am a visitor and will be flying from Philadelphia to ORD (arrives T1), then connect to Tokyo (departs T1). My ticket is purchased from ANA but my itinerary says both legs will be operated by United. Do I need to go through security or claim baggage at ORD? Is 1 hour transit time enough? Any idea whether both flights will be at the same Concourse at T1?


    All you have to do at ORD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will almost certainly depart from concourse C. You could arrive in Concourse B or C. All United gates at ORD are connected inside security. You have enough time.


    Thanks so much for your advice!


  • Internatonal Connection
    Feb 9, 2016
    Hi - we've got a 1 hour 50 mins connection from a brussels ariline flight and then on to a MCO flight (all with United) - we arrive at ORD at 11:55 Thanks


    That should be barely enough time. 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, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks Zap, I could change the flights and go for the later United flight, but it's at 19:15 which would mean 3 hours or more waiting around. I was thinking that I should leave it and then if we miss the connection United would put us on this flight anyway?


    Also, would purchasing the Premier Access speed up the immigration and also the security for the connecting flight?


    Premier Access doesn't help you in immigration, but it will speed up security. Yes, if you did miss the connection United would put you on the later flight if there are seats available, but I wouldn't count on there being empty seats on a flight to Orlando.


  • Do we have enough time to make our connection in ORD?
    Feb 8, 2016
    We are flying into Terminal 5 on UA 969 6:15 PM from London connecting to UA 515 in Terminal 1 to Sacramento. The whole itinerary is on United and when we booked this flight, UA allowed this connection. Is it reasonable to get through Customs and transfer to Term 1 from Term 5 with 1 hour and 20 minutes?


    You don't have to ask the same question twice.


  • Air Berlin arrival to American departure
    Feb 4, 2016
    I have an arriving flight with Air Berlin ( from Berlin to Chicago so I guess terminal 5) and a departing flight with American Airlines (to Dallas- terminal 3). Is 2,5 hours enough? I'm not a US citizen so I have to get through immigration. I also have checked luggage so I have to go and pick it up. Also, where do I leave my luggage after that? In the same terminal(5), at the American Airlines counter?


    Yes, that should be just about enough time. If all your tickets are on the same reservation then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in Terminal 5 just after clearing customs. You can then head to T3 on the ATS Train and through security.


  • Is 2 1/2 Hours Enough Time for Layover?
    Feb 2, 2016
    Hello: I am looking at flights from Dublin to Knoxville with a 2 or 2 1/2 hour layover at ORD. I have an American passport. Is this enough time? Also, which terminals will I use and will I need to re-check my luggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin, if everything is on the same reservation you won't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago. What terminals you use depends on what airlines you fly. What airlines are you flying?


  • American - United Layover
    Feb 1, 2016
    Flying in to ORD with American and flying out with United, no checked bags with only 30 minutes between flights. Is 30 minutes enough time to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2?


    It's possible but it leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed at all and you will obviously need to be checked in for your United flight before you leave on your American flight.


  • traveling from United to United
    Feb 1, 2016
    Do I need to collect my checked baggage on a flight on United from Duluth to United to Las Vegas?


    No, your bags will be checked through to Las Vegas in Duluth. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. all United gates are connected inside security.


    Feb 5, 2016
    Will 1hour and 50 minutes be OK on Sunday November 27 Thanksgiving weekend? Arrive ORD at 7:10 a.m. Have to clear immigration as no pre-clearance in YXU. Thanks


    1 hr 50 minutes should be barely enough time considering that will be a very busy day for when you have to go back through security in Terminal 1 (immigration will be empty). Also, note that November is a very long way off so it's likely there will be a schedule change before then.


    I'm also flying from YXU to ORD and then connecting to PHX this Sunday with only carry on. I have 2 hours between flights but looking over the maps and stops along the way I'm nervous on timing. United T5 in and United T1 Out. I think it goes like this, get off plane and go to Immigration APC machine, then 1 stop customs and then proceed to train. Take this from T5 to T1, pass through security and head to gate. Any suggestions to speed things along through the airport? Thanks in advance


    Hi, I'm the person from London that posted the original question. You should be fine, especially with no checked luggage to wait for. I've done it twice with less than 2 hours for connecting flight. The only concern I had, and the reason for my post, is that I will be flying on the Sunday of American Thanksgiving, which is one of the busiest travel days of the year.


    Thanks, appreciate the reply. Did you use the ATC and 1 stop for immigration and customs?


    Yes. Only thing that is slow in the morning is security in to T1, but you should be fine. As said, I've done it twice no problem and that was with checked luggage to wait for and check back in. Have a good trip.




  • Coming in from Heathrow for LAX Connection
    Jan 31, 2016
    Will 2.5 hours be enough to clear Immigration/Customs, family of 3, all with Global Entry?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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