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  • 40 minute connection
    Aug 25, 2014
    I arrive American at ORD at 4:55 pm and have an American flight at 5:35 pm to Paris. Is this enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both by in Terminal 3. However, it doesn't leave much time for possible delays.


  • 70 minutes 2 transfer from intl flight
    Aug 24, 2014
    I just found out that my flight from ORD was cancelled and I have been rebooked on another flight that leaves 70 minutes after I land from England in T5. 70 minutes seems awfully close for me to clear customs, and transfer terminals. thoughts? thanks!


    Yes, it is very tight but since your flight was already trying this may be your best option. It's possible that your outbound flight will be delayed and you can make your connection.


    Aug 20, 2014
    My flight arrives at ORD from LHR to terminal 5 at 15:15. My connecting flight is again at 17:15 in terminal 1. Do I need to claim my bag and re-checkin again. Is 2hrs is enough to change the terminal


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bag, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag immediately after with United, then take the ATS train to Terminal 1 or 2 and go through security and to your gate. Check the monitors - if your departing gate to Peoria starts with E or F, it's faster to ride the ATS to T2 rather than T1. Yes, 2 hours should be enough time if your flight from London is on-time.


    What about coming back is it the same way do I need to do a check in again at Chicago airport or it will be directly sent to London from peoria.


    On the way back you will only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago, no immigration and nothing with your baggage. Also, your flight TO London (if on United) will depart from Terminal 1.


  • 85 mins connection
    Aug 20, 2014
    I would reach ORD around 7.20 pm in Terminal 1 (United Airlines) and my International flight is at 8.45 pm in Terminal 5 (Qatar Airlines). Will i able to transit during this time , including security check - i dont have check-in baggage.


    Actually, Qatar Airlines departs from Terminal 3, concourse L. You can actually walk all the way from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 inside security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. However, if you don't already have your Qatar Airways boarding pass you may have to exit security to get it.


    Thank you, i am planning to take the print of Boarding pass - do i still need to go thru the Security check again in Terminal 3. After speaking with few people they were confusing me and i had decided to take earlier flight from Denver to Chicago. If 85 minutes is comfortable to get into Qatar Airways - i ll stick onto my original plan (ofcourse i ll check if first flight is on-time). Please advise. Thank you.


    If you have your Qatar Airways boarding pass you won't have to go through security again. You can just walk from T1 to T3 inside security. It's maybe a 15-20 minute walk.


  • 50 Min connection from YWG to EWR
    Aug 19, 2014
    I am looking at a 50 minute connection arriving in ORD from YWG, transferring planes to continue to EWR. Is 50 minutes enough time? And do you know if baggage wold have to be claimed and re dropped?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Winnipeg. All you have to do in ORD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your arrival will be in Terminal 1 or 2 and your departure will be from Terminal 1. The two terminals are connected inside security by a walkway. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • international connection in ORD - reclaim luggage & customs?
    Aug 18, 2014
    I am flying from Beijing PEK to Amsterdam, through ORD. Will I have to reclaim my luggage and go through customs in ORD? Is 90 minutes long enough to make my connection?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US Customs then re-check your bags. Then if you are taking United to Amsterdam you will have to take the ATS train to Terminal 1 and go through security. If you are taking KLM to Amsterdam you will stay in Terminal 5 and go through security there.


    90 minutes should be barely enough time if your tickets were bought together. It will be not enough time if they were not.


    Yes, it's United. Ugh. Sounds like a pain.


    My tickets were bought together. I'll be hoping for an early arrival and be that person running through the airport. Wish me luck! Thanks so much for your quick reply.


    Aug 17, 2014
    Hello Zap and team, Looking at flying LHR-ORD-YYZ with AA. LHR-ORD will be on AA47 arriving 1525 then ORD-YYZ on AA3630 departing 1735. Hand baggage only, will 2 hrs likely be enough to clear immigration, then back through security please? Arrive at T5 and depart T3. Cheers


    Yes 2 hrs are plenty of transfer time. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ord, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text: (a) What's New, item 4; (b) Getting Around: Item 1, & (c) International Terminal 5 details at end.


    Aug 17, 2014
    I am flying from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Chicago (ORD). I have a 55 minute stopover before my flight to Seattle (SEA). Will 55 minutes be enough time to connect and get my checked luggage onto the flight or should I pick a different flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Assuming you purchased your tickets together your baggage will be transferred automatically, you don't have to do anything with it in Chicago. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


  • 44 minute connection
    Aug 15, 2014
    We are flying United from Boise to ORD then onto Brussells and only have 44 minutes between flights. It is a United flight from ORD to Brussels. Do we have to go thru customs/security? Will the connecting flight be in the same terminal?


    You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You may arrive in T1 or T2 and your departure will be from T1, however, T1 and T2 are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • 1hour connection domestic to international
    Aug 16, 2014
    Hello, I will be arriving at O'hare in terminal 3 and I have a connecting flight in the international terminal 5. I only have roughly over an hour (about 1h10mins) and I'm not too familiar with the airport layout, but it seems that I will have to exit security and take a shuttle to the Intl' terminal (can anyone confirm that?). Because I will have to enter through security again, would it still be reasonable to make my flight in only an hour and 10 mins?


    Yes, to get between T3 and T5 you have to exit security and take a train to T5. The train ride itself is very short, but you will have to go through security in T5. 70 minutes is sufficient for such a connection. Also, be aware that not all International flights depart from T5. What airline are you flying?


    Thank you for replying so quickly! I will be flying on British Airways.


    Since you are flying BA, there is a shuttle for BA passengers that goes from T3 to T5 inside security. However, it only runs once every 30 mins, so it may not be of much help.


    Where can I find the shuttle in T3 to T5 for BA passengers?


    It leaves T3 from gates G17 and K20


    Thank you


  • 2 hr connection time, international to domestic
    Aug 14, 2014
    Travelling from Manchester UK on Sunday. We only have 2 hours between flights (travelling onto Orlando). What have the lines been like at immigration recently? We will be landing at what I consider to be a busy time of the day at 1:00pm. How likely are we to make our connecting flight at 3:00pm?


    I think you have a good chance of making it, 2 hours is usually sufficient even at peak times. Also, there will be later flights to Orlando if for some reason you miss your connection.


    Thanks for your speedy reply! I think there are only 3 seats left on the later flight to MCO, but I know there is a flight to Tampa which I would be happy transferring to. :-) Thanks for your reassurance!


  • 55 Minute Connection
    Aug 12, 2014
    I am flying into ORD from CMH on United, a 55 minute layover, then a United flight to Cancun. Will I arrive & depart ORD from Terminal 1? I want to ensure that 55 minutes is sufficient time. On my return to Chicacgo, what will be my arrival terminal? The layover will be over 3 hours, so I shouldn't have any problems clearing customs, etc., and making my connecting flight back to CMH, right?


    Your flight from CMH may arrive in Terminal 1 or 2. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. 55 minutes should be enough time if your flight from CMH is on-time. On your return, you will arrive in Terminal 5 where you will clear US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags with United. Then you will take the ATS train to Terminal 1 or 2 (check monitors before departing) and then go through security.


  • Just 40 Minutes to Connect
    Aug 9, 2014
    Our Economy flight from NYC arrives in T3 and we then have 40 minutes to connect to our flight to PDX also in T3. Is this enough time? What if our flight is just a few minutes late? It seems as tho we are set up for failure in this situation considering how often planes are late these days?


    Yes, this should be enough time. Actually flights are late far less often nowadays than a few years ago. All gates in T3 are connected inside security.


  • United Connection Time
    Aug 9, 2014
    I'm traveling from Buffalo to Chicago, Chicago to Edinburgh - both are terminal 1 but it looks like I arrive in Concourse C and depart to edinburgh from concourse B. I only have an hour for the connection. Will this be enough time? Do I have to clear security again? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. B and C are connected inside security by an underground walkway.


  • Baggage collecting and boarding pass
    Aug 5, 2014
    We are travelling from MEM ( memphis) - ORD and ORD - Bangalore. MEM to ORD is on American airlines and ORD - Bangalore on Qatar airways. All flights on a single ticket. Do we have to collect baggage at ORD? Also can we get all boarding passes till final destination at MEM ?


    You will not have to claim your baggage in ORD on your way to Bangalore. The AA counter in MEM should be able to print all your boarding passes, even the ones on Qatar Airways.


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