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  • LHR-ORD-LAX / BA and AA
    Apr 18, 2015
    Hi, I was wondering if I will have enough connecting time at ORD? I arrive from LHR by BA to terminal 5 at 13.45 and leave for LAX from terminal 3 at 15.10. It is all booked in the same reservation, but I will have checked luggage with me, and I am a EU national. I assume I will have to go through immigration and pick up my luggage and re-check it? So there is a big risk I will miss my connecting flight. What happens if I do? Will they rebook me free of charge? Thank you in advance!


    That is 5 minutes shorter than the recommended International to Domestic connection time. Yes, you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, then re-check it at the transfer desk immediately after. Then take the ATS Train to T3 and go through security. You will probably make it if your flight arrives on-time. If you do miss your connection you will rebooked on the next available AA flight to LAX. AA has lots of flights from ORD to LAX.


  • ORD connection time from SFO to YXU through ORD
    Apr 18, 2015
    I am flying from SFO to London Ontario, canada through ORD on united/united express. There are two flights, one has a 1 hour 15 min connection the other option is a 2 hour connection. Is the 1 hour 15 min enough or should I book the 2 hour connection time


    1 hr 15 is enough. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Would the gates be in the same terminal? And is the 6:38 am united flight from SFO usually on time?


    Morning departures tend to be on-time more often. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and likely depart from Terminal 2, but they are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • Connections
    Apr 17, 2015
    Hi! I have a flight from Minneapolis to Chicago and then a connection to Abu Dhabi, but I will arrive to terminal 2 and the flight departures from terminal 5... I have 2 different tickets, so I probably have to claim my baggage, and check in again, I am also not from U.S. so I have to go through migration before I leave the country... Is it 3 hours enough time to do this?


    There is no US exit immigration. You will just have to go through security in T5. 3 hours should be enough time.


  • flight connection time
    Apr 17, 2015
    Hi I will come from Dubai to Chicago and after 4 hr 30 min to connect my next flight to Nashville... So is it enough time for that? Both tickets are different... I am coming with emirates ... I think emirates airline is not punctual in time, is It? For that I will take long stopover... I have same schedule for return my journey... Thanks in advance... Priyank Patel...


    That should be enough time both ways. Emirates runs on-time pretty regularly. What airline are you flying to Nashville?


    American Airline for Nashville...


    Yes. that should be enough time. Terminal 3 where American operates and Terminal 5 where Emirates is are only one stop apart on the ATS Train.


    Thanks mate....


  • terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Apr 16, 2015
    Can anyone tell me how long do i need to travel from Terminal 3 to terminal 5. I have 3 hours and 30 min layover time. With AA from RDU to ORD terminal 3, then my next connecting flight is Qatar Airway at terminal 5. Do I need to clear security and collect luggage at Terminal 3 before I travel to terminal 5 and re-check-in again my luggage?


    If you purchased your tickets together you will not have to claim your baggage. However, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 5 after taking the ATS Train there.


  • How long to walk from Terminal 1 to 3?
    Apr 15, 2015
    My next connecting flight is in 48 minute time. How long it takes for me to walk from terminal 1 to 3? Do i still need to go through security again?


    THere is a walkway between Terminal 1 and 3 inside security. But you could only make that connection if you don't have checked bags or your checked bags are tagged through to your final destination? Why do you even have to make such an odd connection?


  • quick layover
    Apr 15, 2015
    Never been to ORD - quick layover in terminal 3 on AA - gate K2 to G16 with 40 minutes to get there and board. Will that be a problem?


    That should be enough if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk between gates which shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes.


  • Terminal 1 gates
    Apr 14, 2015
    Can anyone tell me how long it'll take for a fat old lady (me!) to get from C21 to B22 inside Terminal 1?


    15 minutes or so at most.


    Thank you! It didn't look that far on the map but I've never been there!


  • terminal 5 to 1
    Apr 18, 2015
    Hello, I am going to arrive from Canada by the terminal 5 to go to San Francisco by the terminal 1. 2 flights with United.Do I have enough time with 70 min.? How do I have to proceed? Thank you for answering me


    Where in Canada are you coming from? If you are coming from London or Quebec City, that is not enough time to make your connection. The minimum International to Domestic connection time for non-preclearance flights is 90 minutes. If you are coming from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, or Edmonton you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada and arrive in Terminal 1 or 2.


    from Quebec city. and I have 1h40 from terminal 1 to terminal 5. (not 70 minutes). do you think it's enough?


    1 hr 40 minutes should be enough time.


    thank you


  • Will the layover time be enough
    Apr 13, 2015
    Am traveling from Detroit to ORD (United airlines) nd then from ORD to Vancouver (United airlines). Will the 45 min layover time be enough?do I have to go through security check again..help!!


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates at ORD are connected inside security.


  • 35 minute connection, enough time?
    Apr 11, 2015
    I have just been notified from a third party booking agency that used used that AA has changed our flights for 5-18-15. Now my family & I are traveling from Orange County to Chicago O'Hara to Boston Logan to Dublin Ireland. The flight connection from Chicago to Boston is about 35 minutes. We have never been to either Chicago O'Hara or Boston Logan. Both flights are on AA. Can we & our luggage make it? Or should I have the travel agency come up with other flights? We already have hotel in Dublin booked for the 19th. And no travel insurance. I am in panic mode & close to tears over this, was notified less than an hour ago about change. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


    It is certainly possible to change between two AA flights in Chicago in 35 minutes. All gates are connected inside security and in Terminal 3. Also, if you miss your connection there are several nonstop flights from Chicago to Dublin. If you miss your flight because your flight from Orange County is delayed you could have AA rebook you onto one of those flights.


  • Can I stay in post-security?
    Apr 10, 2015
    Hi! I am flying in to OHare Frontier to T3 and need to meet my friend in T1 a couple hours later. Can I go to baggage claim and get back into secure area of T1? Or if I carryon instead can I walk thru T3 to T1 without exiting secure areas? thanks!


    You cannot get back into the secure area of T1 after going to baggage claim. However, you can walk from T3 to T1 inside security if you only bring a carry on.


  • United ExpressJet into T2, then United from T1 - 1 hour
    Apr 10, 2015
    Arriving United ExpressJet from Ottawa into T2 I believe at 07:15, then departing United to Belize from T1 at 08:15. The agents say its doable if we tell the attendants to help move us along. We will be pre-cleared customs in Ottawa. How fast are we going to have to run?


    You should have plenty of time. You don't need any attendants' help. There is a walkway between T2 and T1 inside security. It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to walk between your gates.


  • 2 hours
    Apr 17, 2015
    Hi! Im traveling from Cancun to Warsaw with a stop in O'hare. What do I have to do when I arrive there? and is it enough connection time? thanks


    Sorry I forgot to write that first flight is american airlines and second is LOT and a two hours layover


    I'm assuming you bought two separate tickets? You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then go up to the departure level, check them with LOT, then go through security and to your departure gate. LOT and American do have an interline baggage agreement, you could show your LOT confirmation to the agent in Cancun and ask her to check the bags through to WAW. If she does then you will be able to re-check your bags at the transfer desk right after customs instead of having to bring them upstairs. This will be a difficult, but possible, connection. A bit easier than your connection in JFK since everything at ORD will be in the same terminal.


    Thank you very much for the info!


    Hi, I will be flying from Detriot to San Francisco with a connecting flight in Chicago. I have about an hour layover. Will I be good on time to find my next flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Is 1 hour and 49 minutes enough time?
    Apr 7, 2015
    I have two choices for my flight to Paris next month. I can either depart Des Moines International and arrive at O'Hare with a 1 hour layover, or depart Cedar Rapids with a 1 hour and 50 minute layover for the connecting flight to Paris. First time flying so I am not sure if 1 hour would be enough time for clearing customs. I plan only to bring carry-on, so no baggage checking. What would I have to do/where would I go when arriving at O'Hare, and would the Des Moines flight be doable? Both flights are by US Airways, operated by American Airlines/American Eagle. My dates are flexible, so I plan to fly out on a Tuesday or Wednesday, so I am thinking it may not be as busy. Thanks!


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in O'Hare is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal 3. 1 hour is doable, but 1 hr 50 mins obviously leaves a lot more room to spare in case your first flight is delayed.


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