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I'm arriving on a BA flight from London arriving 2:35PM at O'Hare. I need to catch a United flight to Aspen which is scheduled for 3:55pm. It's not on the same ticket. is that enough time to connect?
No, that is not reasonably possible.
I am a US citizen flying out of London to Las Vegas via OHare. I will only have 125 minutes to go from terminal 5 to terminal 3. Is that enough time? Will I also have to go through customs-collect my luggage-and go through security?
Yes, you will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk (if they are already tagged to LAS), then take the ATS Train to T3 and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you!
Traveling from Toronto UA547 arrives I believe Terminal 1 schedule arrival 7.54 a.m We need to connect with UA219 departing I believe same terminal (1) but not sure departing 9.15 a.m. so we would have a little over an hour. 15 minutes
While this seems like okay if same terminal, when you consider maybe possible late arrival, time to depart plane and then get on the next one especially as stated policy by United for international flights is boarding is to be no later than 30 minutes prior to takeoff. ( not sure how hard and fast that rule is. Never been to Ohare and don't know how big Term 1 is and how tight time line will be. Hoping others have had this connection or timing can help. Elderly can't be running for a plane.Should we be trying to get United to switch us to an earlier flight? It would mean a hotel at our expense as the flight out of Toronto is there earliest so it would have to be a day before flight.
Yes, both flights are in Terminal 1 and all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. THe rule is not hard and fast if you are coming from a connection. You have plenty of time. Also, UA 219 is a domestic flight as Hawaii is part of the United States.
Hello ! Doing the same trip in September, Toronto to Honolulu via Chicago. I am a French citizen, spending a few days in Toronto before. Will I have to go through customs and if so, is the connection time enough? Thanks!
I am a US citizen flying out of Toronto to LA via OHare. I will only have 51 minutes to go from terminal 2 to terminal 1. Will I also have to go through customs-collect my luggage-and go through security?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Booking flight that has a 30min connecting flight in ORD on Spirit...is that enough time to change planes?
It's enough time if the flight from BWI is on-time. All Spirit flights are on concourse L. It obviously leaves no time to spare if it's delayed.
Hello,

I will be traveling with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old, returning from Punta Cana, going through O'Hare on the way to Portland, OR. The layover is 2 hours 20 min. I believe we'll arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 1. Will this be enough time?
Forgot to include: The flights are United
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi,
Flying with American Airlines from San Francisco to ORD and on to Dublin also with American. Arrive at gate H18 in Terminal 3 and need to get to gate K19 in Terminal 3 for Dublin flight. Do I have to go thru security/passport controlagain. Only have 70 mins.
Thanks
There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should take 5 minutes.
We are flying out of terminal 1 (on United) next month with three young kids. We will get there early and would like to let the kids burn off some energy. After going trough security, can we go to terminal 2 to play in the play area? Or do we have to stay in terminal 1? Also, if ok to go to different terminals, is it easy to go between terminal 1 & 2?
Yes, there is a walkway inside security between Terminals 1 and 2.
Next month I will fly to Montreal, Canada, from Madrid (Spain) via ORD. One ticket (MAD-ORD with Iberia, arriving at T5, then American from T3). I wonder if, after clearing passport control I will need to collect my luggage and recheck it, or drop it at American Airlines counters, or if, as both the incoming and outgoing flights are international, the luggage is transferred directly between planes.
Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go to Terminal 3 and through security.
We are U.S. citizens coming from MKE to ORD to NRT. Same reservation- United Express from MKE to ORD, then ANA to NRT. The time at O'Hare between flights is 1h 12mins. Will that be enough time to get to Terminal 5? Do we need to re-check bags, or go through security again? Thx.
You don't need to go to Terminal 5. ANA flights depart from Terminal 1. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate in Terminal 2 to your departure gate in Terminal 1. They are connected inside security by a walkway. You have enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bags.