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  • Maui to Chicago to Philly
    Mar 9, 2015
    We are looking at a flight from Maui to Chicago and then Chicago to Philly with an hour between to catch our final flight to Philly. It looks like I would be coming in to concourse B and would need to depart from C to Philadelphia. Is an hour enough time between flights to get from B to C as well as have our bags transferred?


    That is plenty of time. There's also a good chance that both flights could be in B or both flights could be in C. United uses all those gates. It takes maybe 5 minutes to walk between all gates in Terminal 1. B and C are connected by an underground walkway.


    Thank you! That puts my mind at ease.


  • Connection to Istanbul
    Mar 9, 2015
    I am flying into ORD from DEN on United with a connection on Turkish Air to Istanbul. Will I arrive on one terminal and depart on another? Do I have to go back through security? Currently I have 1hour and 42 minutes layover, providing I arrive at ORD on time.


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 5. The ATS Train connects them outside security, so you will have to go through security again in Terminal 5. Assuming your tickets were purchased together your baggage will be transferred automatically though.


  • Transfer domestic to international
    Mar 9, 2015
    Hi, my flight from albuquerque with AA arrives at ORD at 16.50, I am then booked on the 18.10 BA flight to LHR. I will have a checked bag, but I guess this is transferred automatically? Do you think I have enough time to make the flight? Many thanks


    Yes, it will be automatically transferred. Yes, you should have enough time. You can either take the British Airways shuttle bus inside security or take the ATS Train and go through security in Terminal 5.




  • yvr-ord-fll
    Mar 8, 2015
    Will an hour and 13 minutes be enough time to get from an arriving flight from Vancouver to my next flight flying to fort Lauderdale? How long is customs for people outside of the U.S?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Have we got enough time to make our connecting flight?
    Mar 8, 2015
    Hi, we're travelling from the UK to Nashville via Chicago at the end of this month. We arrive at 3.10pm and our next flight is at 5pm. Is that enough time do you think to clear customs, collect bags and change terminals please? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • VIE-ORD-MCI Connection
    Mar 7, 2015
    I'm booking United Airline flights - VIE to ORD, arrive 1:35 PM Terminal 5 International. Depart to MCI at 3:30 PM Terminal 1. Is that generally enough time to deal with customs and checked baggage?


    Yes, that is probably enough time.


  • FRA - ORD - ICT
    Mar 7, 2015
    My wife and our two toddlers will be arriving to ORD from FRA and onto ICT with 2:05 of layover. My question is if I travel to Chicago around the time they will be landing, will I be able to move freely between terminals so I can go get their checked bags and help recheck them back? she will need to change terminals from T5 to T2


    You cannot get their bags for them. The baggage claim for international passengers in T5 is sealed off. They will have to claim their own bags to bring them through US Customs. Then if their tickets were bought together, they can immediately re-check them at the transfer desk in T5. Therefore, you don't need to help them with their bags.


  • Connection SLC-ORD-LHR
    Mar 6, 2015
    I have a layover of 1.5 hours. I'm not checking a bag. Is that enough time to get from terminal 3 to terminal 5?


    What airline are you flying to LHR? If you're flying British Airways then yes, that is enough time. You can take the ATS Train but you have to go through security in T5, or you can take the British Airways shuttle bus which runs inside security but infrequently.


    American to ORD, British Airways to LHR


    Yes, then you can use either of the methods I described above.


  • Enough time for checked luggage transfer?
    Mar 5, 2015
    My flight itinerary has been changed by United. I fly into ord from Buffalo and have a 1h8m layover before departing for Fort Lauderdale. Will that be enough time for my checked luggage to get transferred to the second plane? Thanks in advance


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • ORD->Zurich
    Mar 4, 2015
    I am scheduled to arrive at ORD frmo Madison at 6:22 this afternoon for a 7:15 connection to Zurich. I am not checking a bag. What ar emy chances of making that flight


    You have a good chance. You will likely arrive in Terminal 2. Swiss Airlines flights leave from Terminal 5, so you will have to exit T2, take the ATS Train to T5, and go through security. If your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.


  • Connection time BTV-ORD-CUN
    Mar 2, 2015
    I'm flying United with a 51 minute connection time at O'Hare. I believe arrival and departure flights will both be at Terminal 1, but possibly different concourses. I'd like to carry on my bag, but I'm sure it will have to be gate-checked due to the small size of the BTV-ORD plane. Will there be enough time to wait for the bag upon arrival in Chicago? Or would I be better off to check it through instead of carrying on?


    You're probably still better off carrying on. Your flight from BTV will actually likely arrive in Terminal 2. But T2 and T1 are connected by a walkway inside security. You have enough time if your BTV flight is on-time.


    Thank you.


  • Transit
    Apr 8, 2015
    Hi, I've travelling from LHR - ORD - LAX, I've 1 hour 50 mins between flights from ORD to LAX. Arriving terminal 5 and connecting flight from Terminal 3. We are 4 adults and 1 child and we will have few checked-in bags and hand luggage.. Travelling by American Airline - LHR - ORD - LAX - do I still have to claim bags and recheck it?


    Yes, after Immigration, you will have to claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then take the ATS Train to T3 and go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thanks, lets hope its on time, looking to see if I can get priority bag tags and priority security option to save some time... thanks again


    I will be flying from AUH to YYZ via ORD. I arrive in Ter 5 at 09:30 and depart from Ter 3 at 11:45. Will I have to collect my luggage and recheck or will it transfer directly. Will I have to clear any check points? I purchased the routing on 1 ticket. Thx


  • Connection time
    Mar 2, 2015
    We are flying from Toronto to ORD and have a connecting flight to LIT. No checked luggage. What is the minimum connection needed to clear customs and get to our connecting gate? Thanks.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. So 45 minutes should be enough.


  • booked non-connecting flights
    Mar 2, 2015
    Im flying into ord from lhr on aa87. Arriving 1:45 p. I have a non-connecting flight to spi on ua5340, departing ord at 3:31. Is this sufficient time to claim my bags, recheck them, etc.?


    It should barely be enough time. United has a staffed re-check in Terminal 5, they might be able to re-tag your bag to SPI there, so you don't have to wait in line in T1 to re-check it and can head straight to T2 where your SPI flight will likely depart. Check-in online for your ORD-SPI flight before you leave London.


  • Connection time LHR-ORD-MCO
    Mar 30, 2015
    I am looking to book a flight from LHR-ORD-MCO. My coonection time at ORD is 2 hours and 10 mins before my flight to MCO. Is this enough time to clear immigration/ customs and then security and baggage drop? Thanks in advance :)


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Hi I am flying out from Lhr-Ord-Sna my connection time at ord is 3 hours 35 mins Is this enough time to immigration recheck in if i have any with AA ,customs terminal change security bagagae drop etc. Thankss


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.




    Hello I'm arriving at ORD in May from CVG on American Eagle at terminal 3 , I only have and hour and thirty five minutes between flights , my connecting flight is Korean Air , I'm assuming terminal 5 , will I have enough time to catch my connecting flight , I'm very worried , I've never had this problem before , any advice is truly appreciated , thank you


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