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  • national connection
    Nov 16, 2015
    1
    I have a connection flight in Chicago of 56 minutes in a flight coming from Minneapolis going to Fayetteville arkansas (XNA). The company is United. Would that be enought time to make it? are they on the same terminal? Thank you

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 (likely 1) and depart from Terminal 2. All United and United Express gates at ORD are connected inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • ORD-MAD 57min Connection
    Nov 15, 2015
    1
    I am flying in domestically to ORD on AA and have a 57 minute layover before my flight to MAD on Iberia. Does anyone think this is enough time to transfer?

     

    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.

     

  • connection time
    Nov 26, 2015
    6
    I have a flight from LAX to ORD with a 40 minute layover to connect to my flight to YYZ on December 19th. Will my luggage make it? Will I?

     

    Assuming both tickets are on the same reservation and your first flight is on-time that should be just about enough time.

     

    By "just about enough time" do you mean not enough time? As in, I was "just about asleep," meaning not quite. Or is it enough time? AA has been quite unhelpful in my inquiries.

     

    I mean if everything goes perfectly you'll be walking up to the departure gate 5-10 minutes before they close the door. If your first flight is delayed more than 5-10 minutes, you'll probably miss the connection.

     

    Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate it. If I make the flight, what are the chances that my baggage will?

     

    It's not impossible.

     

    Hi. Im travelling from Toronto to Tokyo with a transit at ord with air Canada then Japan airline. I have to go from terminal 2 to 3. Its all booked together so i won't need to take my checked luggage right. And do i need to go through security check at ord again? Also how easy and how long will it take to go between terminals as im travelling with a baby and elderly parents? Thanks

     

  • International Connection ORD
    Nov 12, 2015
    1
    I will be traveling from STL to Tokyo with a connection in ORD. Is 1hr 15min enough time for the outbound flight? The inbound flight is 1hr. 50min. Is this enough time for returning through customs, rechecking, etc.? Thanks much!

     

    Yes, both connections should be sufficient as long as all flights are on the same reservation.

     

  • Baggage Transfer during Flight Conenctions
    Nov 11, 2015
    1
    Hi, My family will be travelling by Qatar to Chicago and has connecting United Airlines flight to St Louis. PNR is same for both the tickets. My question is should they claim the baggage at Chicago and checkin to UA? If yes, can they do the check in at International Terminal itself. Good Day.

     

    Yes, if both tickets are on the same reservation your bags wil be tagged through to STL but they will have to claim them in Chicago to go through US Customs. They can then re-check them immediately after customs at the re-check desk in Terminal 5, then take the ATS Train to their departure terminal and go through security.

     

  • Flying With a Pet
    Nov 10, 2015
    2
    I will be flying from Charleston, SC to Las Vegas with a 1.5 hour layover in Chicago. The flight from Charleston (UA 4461) lands in O'hare @ Terminal 2 and the flight to Vegas departs from Terminal 1 @ 9:30. Would this give me enough time to take my dog to the new indoor pet relief room in Terminal 3, or should I stick to wee pads in the bathroom if necessary?

     

    Flight number from Chicago to Las Vegas is UA 899.

     

    You could probably make it to the Indoor pet relief area if your flight from Charleston arrives on-time. But I'd bring the wee pads in case of a delay.

     

  • EWR-ORD, then ORD-LHR, 50 mins connection
    Nov 8, 2015
    1
    Hello, I am flying from New York to Chicago ORD arriving 21.10 then connecting ORD to London Heathrow at 22.00. both flights are British Airways (although operated by other airlines?). Is 50 minutes enough time to connect?

     

    Both flights will be operated by American Airlines. ALl you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. You have enough time if your flight from New York is on-time.

     

  • International flight from ORD to Toronto
    Nov 5, 2015
    4
    I plan to take a commuter flight to Chicago - ORD and then fly out to Toronto - same thing coming home. Toronto to Chicago ORD and then commuter back to Decatur. How much time do I need in Chicago before I get on the plane to Toronto? And, returning home, how much time do I allow in Toronto before I board back to Chicago. I just want to have enough time and not miss a flight due to international stuff. Thanks!

     

    You won't have to do any "International stuff" in Chicago either way. If you aren't checking a bag then 60-90 minutes should be enough time both ways. On your way back from Toronto you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. Air Choice One uses Terminal 3, the same terminal as American and is connected to the terminals used by Air Canada and United inside security.

     

    No, I'm just taking a carry on bag, short trip. Really? I don't have to do anything in Chicago on my way to Canada? I was told I'd need plenty of time to go thru customs. Well, that makes planning easier - so, 2 hours would be plenty, correct? I know ORD is huge.

     

    Yes, 2 hours is plenty of time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto and as I mentioned you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto on your return to the US.

     

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your help. I've never been to Canada - just want to make sure I'm giving myself plenty of time.

     

  • YYZ-ORD-PDX
    Nov 5, 2015
    2
    Hello everyone, I have a flight with United from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago (ORD) on 11-10-2015, then I have a connection fight also with United to Portland (PDX). But the layover time at ORD only 54 mins, do I have enough time for the immigration and flight connection? And also, I have one checked bag, do I need to take it out and check in again at ORD airport? Thanks

     

    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates in Chicago are connected inside security. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Is 50 minutes enough layover for United express flight to united fligh
    Nov 4, 2015
    1
    I would be flying from Colorado Springs to Manchester,NH on United with a 50 minute layover. is that enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Actually both flights will be United Express. United Express flights use both Terminal 1 and 2 and all United and United Express gates are connected inside security.

     

  • Connection time for international flight
    Nov 2, 2015
    2
    I am flying from Columbus Ohio to ORD. I have a 1 hour 58 minute layover before my flight leaves for Shanghai. Is this enough time? First time flyer and tickets through United. Just using carry on luggage.

     

    That should be plenty of time. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you very much.

     

  • american to united
    Nov 1, 2015
    1
    I am lading with american....swithing to united to go to canada ...do i stay in security will 2 hrs be enough time on a tues evening Will american check my bag through?

     

    If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim your bag from American, take it to Terminal 1 and re-check it with United and go back through security. You will barely have enough time if your AA flight is on-time. If you can do your trip without a checked bag I highly recommend it as then you can stay inside security.

     

  • Will an hour and a half be enough?
    Nov 2, 2015
    2
    Hi, I'm flying United into terminal two and half an hour and a half to make an Awr Lingus connection to Dublin. My bags will be checked through, but I'm not sure if I'll have my boarding pass. 1) can I get through security at terminal 5 with the sticker so I can get my boarding pass at the gate? 2) Is an hour and a half enough time to make my connection?

     

    Wow autocorrect! Half=have Sticker=eticket

     

    United should be able to issue both boarding passes, so you can go through security in T5. You should have enough time.

     

  • Short Layover time
    Oct 29, 2015
    1
    I am flying from lexington Ky and have a 1.5 layover in Chicago before traveling to Frankfort. I have to go from terminal 1 to terminal 2.Will I have enough time to catch my international flight?

     

    You have your terminals reversed. you will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Domectic to international connecting flight
    Oct 29, 2015
    1
    I'll be flying into ORD from Austin, TX and taking a connecting flight to Toronto, Canada (Both flights are American Airlines). I have one hour in between flights, so my question is: Will I have to pick up my baggage and re-check it? If so, is an hour enough time?

     

    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago. You just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both in Terminal 3. You should have plenty of time. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Toronto.

     

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