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  • Domestic to International thru ORD
    Dec 9, 2016
    I am traveling with a checked bag from Phoenix to Chicago to Dublin. At O'Hare do I need to claim my bag and go thru security again or can I check my bag all the way through? All the flights are on one ticket.


    What airlines are you flying?


  • Baggage collection
    Dec 8, 2016
    We have a connecting flight fron San Diego to Heathrow in o'hare. It is an AA flight to Chicago then British airways to London. Will we have to collect our luggage at Chicago and recheck? Also we land at 15.45 and take off at 17.30 is that enough time to change from terminal 3 to 5?


    If both flights are on the same reservation you will not have to do anything with your bags in Chicago on the way to London. Yes, that is enough time to change terminals.


  • Fly from London to Salt Lake City, transfer in ORD
    Dec 8, 2016
    Hi, I am booking flights for my client, who wishes to fly from LHR via ORD to SLC, the connection time in Chicago is 1h28 mins, is it enough to go through immigration, claim luggage and re-check in? Thank you.


    No, that is not enough time with checked baggage. In fact it would be quite difficult even without checked baggage.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 flying connection
    Dec 6, 2016
    Hi, I will be flying from Colorado Springs to Frankfurt via Chicago ORD. I wiould like to know if once I check in my luggage in COlorado Springs I should claim my luggage in ORD and check in again. I fly United Airlines from COlorado to Chicago and Lufthansa from Chicago to Frankfurt. I also have to change the terminal from 2 to 1. Thank you in advance for your support.


    Hi again, I forgot to mention that II will have only 1 hour and 20 minutes for connecting flights. Do you think it is enough time for connecting to the Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt? Thank you!


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If all flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you very much for your qick reply!


  • Connection from American to Emirates possible in 2 hours 15 min ?
    Dec 4, 2016
    I am traveling on 7 th Jan from DSM on AA3274 reaching ORD only at 5:23pm. My Emirates flight EK236 leaves at 7:40pm. I have to collect checked in bags, change terminals and recheck in bags. Whether 2 hours and 15 min sufficient for this transfer?


    That will be very difficult, bordering on impossible.


  • Flying from Mexico to Canada
    Dec 4, 2016
    Flying from Puerto Vallarta to Winnipeg via Chicago. Is 1 hour 56 minutes enough time to change terminals and do we have to clear customs/immigration in Chicago? We have always flown direct before.


    Yes, that should be enough time. In Chicago 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 your departure terminal and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Stl to ord to cancun
    Dec 4, 2016
    I am flying from stl to ORD to Cancun . I have a one hour layover time at ORD to take my connections flight to Cancun . Will that one hour be enough time to clear security , immigration and get to gate on time for my Cancun flight ?


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. What airlines are you flying?


    Flying united airlines


    Then all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate on your way to Cancun. All United gates are connected inside security.


  • Moving from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 with children
    Dec 3, 2016
    My daughter is arriving in Terminal 2 at 7:08 pm and is supposed to leave from Terminal 1 42 minutes later (7:50). She will have two small children with her. Is there any kind of golf cart type of vehicle that could meet her and take her and the kids to the other terminal so they don't miss their flight? How would I contact that kind of service at O'Hare, if they have one? Thank you.


    There is no such service. She has enough time if the first flight is on-time. It is very doable. The two terminals are connected inside security by a walkway.


    Thank you!


  • Connection time
    Dec 3, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Costa Rica to miami, then from míami to Chicago. I arrive in Chicago at 5.45pm and my flight to London is at 7pm. Is 1h15enough time in Chicago. All flight with Al. Thank you.


    Read "flights with AA"........ Autocorrect got me.


    Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in the H/K concourse.


    Thank you so much for the peace of mind!


  • 1 hour layover
    Dec 1, 2016
    United from Richmond going to Hawaii with connection in Ohare will it be enough time to change terminals


    Yes, Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 are connected inside security by a walkway. You have enough time if the flight from Richmond is on-time.


  • 1 hour layover
    Dec 1, 2016
    Flying United from Richmond with only 1 hour layover going to Hawaii is it enough time


  • 50mins layover YHZ > YYZ > ORD > NRT
    Nov 30, 2016
    Hello, I have connection flights from Halifax-Toronto- Chicago-Tokyo. I'm arriving Chicago(ORD) at 11:24am, leaving to Japan(NRT) at 12:15pm. (50mins in between) Will the allow enough time to make the flight to NRT with 1 checked bag? And will their be transfer between terminals and/or security to go through? Thank you!


    If all flights are on the same reservation on Air Canada/United/ANA then all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


  • 49 mins connection
    Nov 30, 2016
    Hello I will fly from OMA - ORD and ORD - LHR in a few weeks. Layover time in ORD is jsut 49 minutes. All flights with AA. Is this enough time to change planes?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Omaha is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Picking up grandkids
    Nov 28, 2016
    Where can I best meet grandkids dropped off by mom who connects from terminal 1 to terminal 2 for onward flight without her having to go through security again?


    The best place is probably the exit from the upper level to the lower level (outside security) in Terminal 2. Unfortunately neither terminal has any "same level" security checkpoint exits.


  • risky connection?
    Nov 28, 2016
    I will be arriving to ORD at 11:35 and my connecting flight is at 12:20. I do have to change terminals (terminals 1 and 2). I just got the confirmation and for the first time it says "risky connection". Is this doable or should I look for another flight? Also, if I take the transit system between terminals, do I have to go through security again???


    I am flying united but the arrival and departure are in different terminals.


    That's doable. All you have to do is walk. Do not take the ATS Train. The walkway connects them inside security.


    Will I be really rushed or fine as long as I don't dawdle? I will have a 7 and 10 year old with me. Just trying to figure out if I should consider another flight :)


    If the flight is on-time you will be OK without rushing. If it's a little late or you're at the back of the plane you may have to rush a bit.


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