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  • Enough time?
    Dec 18, 2014
    I'm flying into terminal 1 on United at o'hare on December 25 with a connecting Swiss air flight out of terminal 5 with a two hour layover, is that enough time. Do I need to go through security again?


    Yes, after you take the ATS train to Terminal 5 you will have to go through security. You have plenty of time.


  • T5 to T1 connection time and baggage claim
    Dec 20, 2014
    I and my mother are flying from Dusseldorf Germany to Columbus OH via ORD with United Airlines. Do i need to claim my baggage and rec-check it again or will be automatically transferred to the connecting flight which is as well United Airlines? and we have 2 hours waiting time is this enough from T5 to T1?


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then look at the monitors, your flight to Columbus may leave from Terminal 1 (B or C gates) or Terminal 2 (E or F gates). Take the ATS train to your departure terminal, go through security, and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you for the reply.However, I do have one more question. Is there any airports paid serive for the baggage claim and re-check while we are in the transit? Because me and my mother cannot handle the bags we have and other staff with in this time. Please advise on this matter.


    There are no skycaps in the international baggage claim. However, there are carts free of charge to use in getting your bags from the claim belt to the transfer desk.


  • Transport from T3 to T5
    Dec 17, 2014
    Hi All , I need to go to T5 from T3 ,but i have couple of checked in baggage which i need to collect them at T3 baggage claim , after baggage collection , is there any shuttle from Terminal 3 - Terminal 5 near baggage claim ?


    The ATS Train runs from T3 to T5. It is the only way between the terminals.


  • beautiful airport needs more to eat in G
    Dec 16, 2014
    Stuck with flight delays in term g14. Wishing they had more food choices closer by.


  • Fastest way between T1 C6 to T3 K6
    Dec 15, 2014
    My wife is reaching from Edmonton. Her flight her got delayed by 40 minutes, leaving just one hour at ORD, for her connecting flight. 1. What's the fastest way between T1 Gate C6 to T3 Gate K6? 2. How much time it would take.


    The fastest way is to just walk. It will take about 15 minutes walking fast.


  • Domestic Connecting
    Dec 15, 2014
    I am flying from DTW on United Airlines to ORD, and only have an hour an a half layover before flying to EWR. I land in terminal 2, and fly out of terminal 1. Will I have enough time? Will I have to go through security between terminals, and how long is the walk between terminals?


    You have plenty of time. There is a walkway connecting the two terminals inside security. Your DTW flight may arrive in Terminal 1 anyway. The walk from T2 to T1 takes about 5-10 minutes.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 1
    Dec 11, 2014
    Flying United from Indianapolis in January. Arrive at O'Hare at 11:20 AM at Terminal 2. Connecting flight on United to LAX is in Terminal 1 at 12:06 PM. 1) Is it faster to walk between terminals or take the shuttle listed on the United Map for O'Hare? We have a group of 7 people total. 2) Do we need to deal with TSA if we take either of these options? Thank you


    It's fastest to walk, it's not that far. Both connections run inside security.


  • terminal 3-terminal5 ticket purchase together 1 hour 15 min layover
    Dec 12, 2014
    Hi, Hello, I purchased my parents ticket from tampa to chicago and chicago to doha with 3 hour layover in chicago thinking that this will give them enough time to go from terminal 3 to terminal 5, but now american airline change the schedule and layover is reduced to 1 hour 15 min, My mother cannot walk fast so i have arranged wheel chair for her.Tampa to chicago is american airlines and chicago to doha is qatar airways.I purchased the ticket all together, My question is will 1 hour 15 min be enough, I do not know anything about chicago airport.thanks Harry


    That should be enough time. The wheelchair assistance will make sure that they get to Terminal 5. However, you can also call American and see if there is an earlier flight to Chicago. Since it was an involuntary schedule change they should change the tickets without a change fee.


    Thank you for your prompt reply,I called Qatar airways people and they said earlier American airline flight from Tampa to Chicago is around 11:00 and will reach 1:30.that means waiting time will be around 7 hours.thanks again for your reply


  • Connection fro T1 to T2 and luggage
    Dec 10, 2014
    Hello in January I'll be flying from Saginaw MI to Frankfurt (Germany). I have a layover in Chicago and I'll be landing in Terminal 2 and then I'll take my second flight from Terminal 1. My question are: 1) Do I have to go through the security again or there's a way I can go from T2 to T1 without having to go through security again ? and 2) Do I have to check in my luggage again for the second flight, do I have to do anything with my luggage, or will the airport authority take care of my luggage ?


    There is a walkway between T2 and T1. The Airline will transfer your luggage on your way to Frankfurt, you do not have to do anything with it in Chicago on your way to Frankfurt. On your return to Saginaw, if you pass through Chicago, you will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the ATS train to T2 and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • EWR-->ORD-->LSE
    Dec 12, 2014
    Hello! I have an American Airlines flight on December 31st (4329/2866) from Newark to La Crosse, WI with a connection in ORD. I leave EWR at 6:15am and arrive in Chicago at 8:00am, my connecting flight leaves just 30 minutes later at 8:30. I booked my seat at the very front of the plane so I should be one of the first 10 people off the plane. I also have no problem running through an airport at a decent speed! (which I just might have to do) I haven't flown American into this airport before.. Are the AA gates close to eachother? Do you think I'll make my flight?? I didn't realize the close connection time until after I booked the flight. Any chance the connecting flight would wait a minute or two, knowing someone is coming in on a close connecting flight?? Any insight will be appreciated! Thank you in advance!!


    All AA gates are in Terminal 3, primarily in concourses G, H, and K. You will depart from concourse G. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time and you move quickly.


    Thanks for the insight! I know that was a question that tons of people ask you all the time :)


  • Connecting Question
    Dec 9, 2014
    Hi, I'm arriving to ORD from St. Louis on an AA flight at Terminal 3 and connecting to Korea via Korean Air at Terminal 5. Will I have to claim and re-check bags at ORD? And will 2.5 hours be enough?


    If you purchased your tickets together your bags should be checked through to Korea and you will not have to claim them in Chicago. However, if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim them and take them on the ATS Train to T5 to check with Korean. Either way you have enough time.


  • from terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Dec 8, 2014
    I will be flying from houston to chigaco ORD (terminal 3) on AA then i'll take a connecting flight from terminal 5 operated by Royal Jordanian , i bought both flights on the same ticket , AA and RJ are members in OneWorld Alliance. Do i need to pick up my luggage at terminal 3 and recheck it in terminal 5 ?? Thank You


    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage, it will be transferred for you. All you have to do is take the ATS train to T5, get your Royal Jordanian boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks a lot


  • Stop over from Qatar to Chicago/Seattle
    Dec 8, 2014
    I am arriving via qatar airways to Chicago and have a connecting flight via American airlines. I need advice whether connection time between Chicago and Seattle which is 1 hour and 30 minutes enough to get through customs and immigration. The whole flight is booked through Qatar airways and they said i could recheck my luggage at terminal 5. So do I have enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time, but it doesn't leave much to spare in case of a delay. However, Qatar flights are almost always on-time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, take the ATS train to T3, and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Short stopover from MAN (UK) to Dallas/Reno
    Dec 8, 2014
    Hi Advice needed please. We have flights from Manchester to Reno next Summer. Stopover is at Chicago then an internal flight to Dallas then on to Reno. The connection time between Chicago and flight to Dallas is 1 hour 35 min. This seems very tight to get off the plane, get luggage, get through customs and then re-check luggage in. Is this manageable? All flights are booked with American Airlines - do they have a responsibility when selling flights to ensure that connection times are adequate? Is there any way of fast tracking through Chicago if required? As all flights are booked together will be able to re-check our luggage back in at T5 and just get ourselves over to T3? Sorry for all the questions, but any advice appreciated


    Yes, the minimum time for that connection is 90 minutes, so 95 minutes is enough, although has little to spare. Yes, you can re-check your bags in T5 after clearing customs and then just get yourselves to T3 and through security.


    Thanks for quick response ZAP. I'm just concerned that immigration queues may be long. We went to Orlando a couple of years ago and took 3 hours to get through. If queues are long when we arrive (11.50am) will we be able to get fast tracked through because we have a short turnaround or will it just be a case of 'tough luck'. Would you recommend trying to get an earlier flight in so that we have a bit more time, or just stick with what we've got? Thanks We have an option of going direct to Reno from ORD, but that would entail an 8 hour wait. The flights we have are best for connections, but just may be cutting it a bit fine?


    ORD handles a lot of international connections and is generally staffed appropriately to have fairly short immigration wait times. I would stick with what you have. If you do miss it you can ask to be put on the nonstop.


  • Customs YUL to ORD to SFO
    Dec 8, 2014
    Hi, In a couple of weeks I will be flying from Montreal (YUL) to ORD to SFO. My layover in ORD is only 1 hour 10 minutes. Because I am flying in from Canada, will I have to go through customs and claim my bags in ORD? Orbitz insists that I will have enough time because since I am flying a American Airlines for both flights, they will check my bags all the way through to SFO. I was under the impression that you had to go through customs at your first port of entry to the US. Thanks for the help!


    Montreal has US Immigration and customs pre-clearance. You will clear US Immigration in Montreal and your arrival into chicago will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


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