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  • Changing Airlines
    Jul 21, 2015
    I have a flight from ORD to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways. I need to book a flight (probably on Delta) from MSP to ORD. How much time should I plan between the flights. I know I will have to pick up bags at baggage claim and change terminals to check in and re-check bags. Is 2.5 hours enough?


    2.5 Hours should be possible.


  • Terminal Connections
    Jul 22, 2015
    Once we check in our luggage from Pearson Airport (YYZ), will there be another luggage check in at the Chicago Airport (ORD) at Terminal 5? We have a connecting flight at this airport, so I just wanted to know if the luggage goes straight in, or we have to do another luggage check when we are catching the connecting flight?


    What airlines are you flying and were your flights purchased on the same reservation or separate reservations? Where are you flying on your second flight? I can't really answer this question without this information.


    We are flying from through Air Canada to ORD Airport and in Air India from Chicago to DEL (Dehli), and yes, the flights were purchased on the same reservation. Please let me know. Thanks.


    All you have to do in Chicago is take the ATS train from T2 to T5, get your Air India boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Toronto. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago.




  • 95 mins?
    Jul 20, 2015
    I am traveling from Houston to Dublin. I have a plane change in Chicago and I need to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5. Everything I have seen has different answers. Will I need to claim my baggage, recheck it, and go through security again? Is 95 minutes reasonable to be able to change terminals? Thanks.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you will not have to claim your bags in Chicago, however, you will have to take the ATS Train from T1 to T5 and go through security.


    You have enough time if your flight from Houston is on-time.


    Yes both are on the same reservation. That's great! Thanks!


  • Connection Singapore- Abu Dhabi - Chicago - St.Louis
    Jul 21, 2015
    I am coming from Abu-Dhabi to Chicago morning 9.30 am on August 16 by Etihad at Terminal 5 and my connecting flight to St. Louis is at 12.30 pm by United. Bookings are separate for Etihad and United. I am first time coming to Chicago. Is it enough time to get my Untied flight. Can i check my baggage in Terminal 5 before i proceed to terminal 1 ? What is best way to go to Terminal 1 from Terminal 5. Sorry lot of questions.


    No, since you have separate bookings you will have to take your bags with you on the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and check them with United and pay a checked bag fee. You should have enough time.


    Thanks for your response so how much time would be ok as I will try to rebook my flight . E.g. 5 hours


    My current connection is 3 hours


  • Connecting Omaha-to-Montreal in ORD
    Jul 16, 2015
    Hi. I'm checking flights from OMA to YUL (operated by American Eagle), and they all go through ORD in 60-75 minutes. Is that enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both likely be in concourse G.


  • Trasnfer time
    Jul 21, 2015
    I'm flying with Finnair from Helsinki to Chicago (arrive at T5) and I will continue from Chicago to San Diego with American Airlines (depart T3). I am flying Jul 18th (Saturday). My flight from Helsinki arrives at 6:40pm and the second flight departs at 8:25 pm. Should I have enough time? Is it so that I first go through immigration, then collect bags, then go through customs and then check my bags again for the connection flight at T5? Then proceed to T3 using ATS? All my flights are on one ticket.


    Yes, you should have enough time and yes, you have the procedure correct.


    Sorry I was not clear in my earlier post . Want I want to know is 3 hours enough for me to get connecting flight from Chicago to St. Louis in United whereas as I coming from Abu Dhabi to Chicago via eitihad.


  • Connecting to International flight
    Jul 13, 2015
    I am flying in from Denver and then going to Dublin on Aer Lingus. My flights are booked seperately so I will have to go through security and recheck my bag. How much time do I need? Also, how much time will I need on my return since I will also have to clear customs? Thanks!


    I recommend 2-3 hours each way. You will not have to clear customs on your return because Dublin has US Immigration and Customs preclearance. Your arrival into Chicago will be like a domestic flight.


    I did not know that about Dublin, Thank you very much!


  • Intl Connection Time
    Jul 13, 2015
    We are flying Aer Lingus from Detroit to Dublin with a layover in Chicago. The DTW to Ohare flight is operated by United. We arrive in Ohare at 6:40pm in terminal 1 and our Aer Lingus flight leaves terminal 5 at 8:00pm. Is 80 minutes enough time? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will just have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security.


  • Is 95 minutes enough to transfer to an international flight--O'Hare?
    Jul 10, 2015
    I'm booking a flight to Zurich Switzerland for late August coming from Indianapolis on United,arriving in terminal 1 at 5:40 pm and connecting with SwissAir in Terminal 5 at 6:15. Is 95 minutes enough for that connection?


    5:40 to 6:15 is only 35 minutes. Did you mistype? Because 95 minutes is enough time. 35 minutes isn't.


  • ORD - MIA
    Jul 10, 2015
    Is 45 minutes time to connect flights if land in T3 G18 and depart in T3 H18


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time and you hurry.


  • domestic xfer to intl flt
    Jul 9, 2015
    My united airlines flight is scheduled to arrive at 8:15AM from MSP. Will I have enough time to claim my luggage and then checkin with ANA for my flight to Narita with departure time of 11AM.


    If your tickets were bought on the same reservation then you don't have to claim your baggage or check in again. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which are both in Terminal 1. You have plenty of time.


    Unfortunately, these are two separate tickets (UA and NH). That's why I have to claim my baggage and check-in at ORD.


    Oh, then you still have plenty of time. You'll just have to go down to the lower level of Terminal 1, claim your bags, bring them back up to the ticketing level, re-check them with ANA, and then go through security.


  • SFO-ORD-FRA Connecting Flight
    Jul 9, 2015
    My flight is supposed to land in ORD at 9:49 PM, and then connecting flight to europe at 10:35 pm. Is that enough time?


    Both flights are Lufthansa, but first flight is operated by United Airlines. Flight is on September 7 (Monday).


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.


  • International arrival on terminal 3
    Jul 7, 2015
    If I arrive from DUB in terminal 3 and depart to Miami from the same terminal do I have to pass through security again? Can I take duty free liquor in my carry-on?


    You will not have to go through security in Chicago. However, you may not be alllowed to bring liquor through security at Preclearance in Dublin.


  • Enough time for connection
    Jul 6, 2015
    I am flying on 7/10 from Erie PA to ORD. I have 50 mins. to make my connection from ORD to Denver - all United. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will likely arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1. There is a walkway inside security between Terminal 2 and Terminal 1. There is a chance you will arrive in Terminal 1, which makes your transfer even easier.


  • Connection time from Terminal 3 to 5
    Jul 5, 2015
    My American Airlines flight lands at Terminal 3 at 9:10 PM with a connecting flight to Helsinki on Finnair from Terminal 5 at 10:00 PM. What is the quickest way to get to Terminal 5 from Terminal 3 and can it be done in 50 minutes? This is one itinerary and I'm a US citizen.


    You have to take the ATS Train and go through security in T5. That late at night it should be possible but depends on your AA flight arriving on-time.


    Thank you for responding! I was able to take an earlier flight to avoid possibly missing my connection.


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