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  • Going from Terminal 1 to 5 in 45 minutes
    Nov 4, 2014
    I have a flight landing in ORD at 6:30PM at terminal 1 and going to Zurich from terminal 5 at 7:15. Is 45 minutes enough time to make it to that flight?


    It's possible but doesn't leave much time for delays. It will take you 15-20 minutes to get to T5 on the ATS train, leaving only 20-25 minutes to get through security and to your departure gate.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
    Nov 4, 2014
    Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 in a 3 hour layover. What is the process for doing this? Never flown through ORD before so I'd appreciate some info.


    What airline are you flying from Terminal 5? If you do need to go to Terminal 5, you simply follow the signs to Terminal 5, which lead to the ATS train, you take the ATS train 3 stops, enter T5 and go through security.


  • Connecting Time 45min
    Nov 4, 2014
    Heelo! I landed at 2:40pm with US 593 from Phoenix, my connecting flight is AB7421 to Berlin at 3:25pm, that means 45min. Is this enough time to reach my second flight? (I think both flights are at Terminal 3!)


    Yes, both flights are in Terminal 3. Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you for your fast answer, it is very helpfully for my booking decision!


  • Separate tickets for International to domestic flight: Baggage claim??
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hello, I am flying into ORD on an international flight landing in T5. I have a SEPARATE ticket for AA out of T3. Do I claim my bags in baggage claim or do I claim them in Customs/Immigration and recheck them there to American? I have 2 1/2 hours (hopefully) layover. Thanks!


    You will claim your bag after you go through Immigration and then go through US Customs. If your bags are not tagged through to your final destination, you have to take them with you on the ATS train to Terminal 3 to check them with American.


  • International to Domestic connection
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hi, I am flying in to Chicago from Toronto (US customs is done in Toronto) on United Airlines then I am flying to Phoenix on US Airlines. Will I have to go through security to catch the domestic flight? I need to know for duty free purposes. Thank you for your help!


    You will arrive (as a domestic arrival) at either domestic Terminal 1 (B or C gates) or at domestic T2 (F gates) and will depart from domestic terminal T3 (either G, H, K or L gates). For transfer between T1 & T3 you have two options: (a) Use walkways at post-security areas of the Departures level - follow signs; T3's walkway is near Concourse G (the walkway between T2 to T1 is for flight transfers of United Express). (b) The free ATS shuttle train runs every few minutes in the unsecured areas of the terminals.


    Yes, you can walk between T1 or T2 and T3 inside security.


  • United connection to turkish airlines with bags to check in
    Nov 1, 2014
    I am scheduled to arrive at 7.35pm and will need to get by bags and check them back in for my turkish airlines flight scheduled for 9.50pm. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, if your tickets were bought together and your flight on United is domestic then you won't have to do anything with your bags.


  • Fort Wayne to Montreal
    Oct 31, 2014
    I am flying from Fort Wayne to Chicago on AA and from Chicago to Montreal on Air Canada. I have to reclaim my bag, go through security/immigration and switch terminals from 3 to 2. Where do I go to reclaim and recheck my bag and will I have enough time with 2hrs?


    You have the process all wrong. First of all, did you purchase your tickets separately or together? If together your bags will be checked through to Montreal and you won't see them until you get there. If together you will have to claim them in Terminal 3 and take them to Terminal 2. Secondly, you do not have to go through US Immigration when leaving the US. If you purchased tickets together all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate in T3 to your departure gate in T2, they are connected inside security. If you purchased separate tickets, all you have to do is claim your bag in T3, go up to the departure level and to T2 (which is right next door) and check it with Air Canada, then go through security. You have enough time.


  • Connecting from Gate F to Gate C
    Oct 30, 2014
    I have 55 minutes to get from Gate F to Gate C. What is the fastest route? Do I have go through security ?


    The F concourse and C concourse are connected inside security by a walkway and then an underground tunnel. It will be about a 15 minute walk.


  • Less than 45 minutes connection time
    Oct 28, 2014
    Flying in from Quebec, Montreal with less than 45 minutes to catch our connecting flight to Japan. Luggage booked thru - will this be enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time. Both gates will be connected inside security and you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.


  • Connection time
    Oct 31, 2014
    Flying from Vancouver to Chicago then Chicago to Copenhagen with a 1hr50min layover. Trying to only have carryon luggage. What will the process be?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. Your arrival into ORD will be like a domestic flight. If you purchased both of your tickets together, you will just have to exit your arrival terminal (Terminal 1 if you are flying United), then take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 (assuming you are flying SAS to Copenhagen), then go through security. 1 hr 50 minutes is plenty of time.


    Thank you. I did purchase both tickets together. If I was to check a bag in Vancouver, would it go straight through to Copenhagen or do I have to pick it up in Chicago and recheck it?


    It would go straight through to Copenhagen.


  • arriving domestic leaving intl in 55 minutes
    Oct 27, 2014
    United airlines is allowing me to book a flight from ACY to ORD connecting ORD to HKG with a 55 minute time to connect. If this is not enough I am thinking the airline will not allow me to book it. My luggage will go through to HKG, but will I need to get rescreened? is this enough time?


    All you need to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will likely arrive in Terminal 2 and you will depart from Terminal 1. However, they are connected inside security by a walkway. 55 minutes is enough time.


  • Help
    Oct 27, 2014
    I'm flying from Manchester uk to Chicago for a connection onto Orlando with a 3 hour stop over, do I reclaim my bags when in Chicago to check in again for Orlando ? Flights are all with AA. My first connecting flights so any help would be great thanks !


    You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check them at the transfer desk, then you will go up to the ATS train and take it to Terminal 3 (one stop) and then go through security. You should have plenty of time.


  • 1h 50 min enough to connect from terminal 1 to terminal 3?
    Oct 27, 2014
    I land in Chicago from Ottawa in terminal 1 with UA airlines and fly with the same airline to San Francisco from Terminal 3. Is 1h and 50 min enough? Thanks!


    You have your terminals incorrect. United does not use Terminal 3. Your flight to Ottawa will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and your flight to San Francisco will leave from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. You should have plenty of time.


  • time to go thru customs & catch connecting flight
    Oct 27, 2014
    will be flying on UA from MBJ connecting at Ohare, connecting on UA to MLI. is 1.5 hours enough time?


    Yes, 1.5 hours should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go up 2 levels to the ATS train and take the ATS train to your departure terminal. Your flight to Moline may depart from either Terminal 1 (E or F gates) or Terminal 1 (B or C gates).


    Thanks for the info!


  • Will I make this Dublin flight?
    Oct 25, 2014
    Wondering if it looks possible to make this connection? From Den to ORD, change planes (assuming terminal 5) in 1 hr, 20 min to get on flight to Dublin


    Yes that should be enough time. If your flight to Dublin is on Aer Lingus it will leave from T5. If it is on American it will leave from T3.


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