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  • Connection Time HELP
    Aug 23, 2016
    flying from Edinburgh,UK to Las Vegas with a connection time of 1hour 40mins, all flights booked with United, will this be enough time ?


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. 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, take the ATS Train to Terminal 1, go through security and to your departure gate.


    Would it be worth looking into priority security to avoid queues ?


    I believe it is worth it in general to pay $85 every five years to avoid all security lines. However, I suppose it depends on how often you travel.


  • 80 min connection
    Aug 22, 2016
    MCI - ORD arriving at 9:25, operated by gojet dba united express. ORD to NRT departing at 10:25 on ANA. Booking on ANA website. Question is, do I have enough time to make it? And do I have to recheck bags? Thank you!


    Yes, you have enough time. No, you don't have to do anything with your bags. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which are connected inside security.


    Great! Thank you very much!


  • Which is safer?
    Aug 22, 2016
    Looking at two options, both late in the evening. Which is a better option, 53 mins from United Express to United, or 1 hour 22 minutes from United Express to Spirit? Can I make both, or either?? Please advise


    Both domestic, with checked bags and TSA Precheck


    The United Express to United since you won't have to do anything with your bags or go through security again. Going from United Express to Spirit would require claiming your bags, re-checking them, and going through security again.


  • terminal 5 to 2
    Aug 21, 2016
    Have Aer Lingus arriving 210P, no baggage, pre-customs done in Dublin. Departing terminal 2 at 354P. Is this doable? thx


    Yes, you'll simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    You can't walk from Terminal 5 to Terminal 2. You have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 2 and go through Security. Still should be just about enough time though.


  • Connection for Brits?
    Aug 21, 2016
    Hi, we are travelling to CUN from YYZ via ORD. Now the flight has been booked directly through United and we have been given 74minutes as a connection. How does it work? Have we got to go through customs and collect baggage and then recheck it in or does our baggage get transferred straight over? We are from the UK so not sure if that makes a difference with customs!


    This is probably not enough time to make the connection, but United will book you on the next flight to Toronto. However, a problem could come up if you have a connection in Toronto.


    Andy Misunderstood. From what I read you are flying YYZ-ORD-CUN. In that case you will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto and all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago on your way to Cancun.


    My apologies, I did misread it. You do have enough time.


  • connecting flight with limited time
    Aug 20, 2016
    Concerned about aconnecting flight at Chicago O'hare. We have 35 minutes between connecting flights. Is that enough time?


    Where are you flying from and to? What airlines?


    Aug 20, 2016
    I already purchased ticket for ANA ORD-NRT. I am thinking about purchasing a ticket from UA: FWA-ORD. 55 min. connecting at ORD would be enough time? I believe I don't have to recheck luggage since UA and ANA are star alliance. Is this correct?? Thank you!


    The United Express agent in Fort Wayne may not know how to check your bags through to ANA and would not be able to issue your ANA boarding pass if it can't be issued online if you purchase two separate reservations. I suggest flying into ORD earlier or driving or taking a bus to Chicago before your flight.


    I appreciate your quick response! Thank you very much!!


  • Vancouver to London
    Aug 19, 2016
    We are traveling from Vancouver to London via ORD, all with United. We have 1 hour to make our connection in ORD: - is this enough time - will our check in baggage follow us automatically or will we have to collect and re check in our bags?


    You will go through US Preclearance in Vancouver. Therefore, you will not have to pick up or recheck any bags in Chicago. You will simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It is not a difficult connection.


  • American Airline connection 50 minutes
    Aug 26, 2016
    Looking at a flight with connection time of 50 minutes. Both legs are with American Airlines. Are all American Airlines in the same terminal? This seems tight to me


    This is doable, as long as your flight arriving in Chicago is domestic. All American gates are housed in Concourses G, H, K, and sometimes L. They are all in the same terminal and in relatively short walking distance. You can make that flight.


    Hope your arriving flight is not delayed otherwise it will be a tight connection.


  • Connecting flight
    Aug 18, 2016
    I am travelling from Heathrow to Chicago and land in terminal 5,the next flight is in terminal 1 to Orlando with a connection time of 1 hour 15 minutes. both flights are with United, will I have enough time to make the connecting flight? How long does it take to travel between terminal 5 and 1?


    That is not enough time. The minimum International to Domestic connection time in Chicago is 90 minutes, and I recommend at least 2 hours. You need to contact whoever you booked that ticket through and change it.


  • Connection Question SEA>ORD>YYZ
    Aug 18, 2016
    Hi there, I am flying from Seattle to Toronto with a stop in ORD. I have 1 hr 17 mins to make this connection and all flights are with AA. Will this be enough time for my connection, will I have to claim my bags and go through customers or security again? Any help would be great! Thank you!


    You don't go through customs and immigration when departing the US. You will simply walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Perfect, thank you so much!


  • 45 min layover
    Aug 17, 2016
    I'm flying from Sfo to Yyz with 45 min layover in ORD Flying with United and AC. Is 45 min enough?


    That is enough time if your flight from SFO is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • connection time
    Aug 17, 2016
    50 minutes between flights on the same AA ticket from SLC to JFK. does AA allow for connection. is it same terminal


    You will arrive and depart from Concourse H or K. You will make the connection as long as your flight from Salt Lake lands on time.


  • Customs Time
    Aug 17, 2016
    United just changed my reservation that now gives me a 90 minute layover on a flight from Vancouver, BC to ORD, connecting to Norfolk, VA. Is 90 minutes sufficient time to clear customs and make the connecting flight?


    You will go through US pre clearance in Vancouver, meaning that you will only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago. You have more than enough time.


    Thanks so much Andy, really appreciate your quick response and outstanding support!


  • How much time from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1?
    Aug 16, 2016
    Hi - a friend is flying from Copenhagen -> Chicago -> Sacramento. At Ohare Chicago he has to travel from Terminal 5 (international terminal) to Terminal 1. change the terminal (I think it is from 5 to 1). He has in total 2 hours. Question - does he have to do immigration in Chicago? how much time approximately it takes to change the terminal and what is the best way of doing it, bus or train or taxi? Thanks!!


    Yes in Chicago he will go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US customs, re-check his bags at the recheck desk then take the ATS train to Terminal 1 then go through security and to the departure gate. He has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


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