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  • ZRH - ORD - YYC do we have to go through immigration?
    Jun 17, 2016
    3
    Hi Arriving in T5 on LX at ORD at 12:25 and connecting flight to YYC is in T2 on UA at 15:50. Do we have to go through immigration and use ATS to get from T5 to T2?

     

    Yes, you will 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 T1 or T2 where you depart, then go through security. You have enough time.

     

    thanks! so I'll have to get an ESTA just for changing planes? 200$ for not even wanting to enter the US...-.-

     

    Yes, you will. There are nonstop flights from Zurich to Canada - you can book one of those instead.

     

  • MLI - ORD - ARN 1 hr 35 min connection
    Jun 17, 2016
    4
    Arriving with AA to ORD terminal 3 at 7.30 pm, connecting flight to Stockholm with SAS from Terminal 5 at 9.05pm. Is 1 hour 35 min enough time getting to terminal 5 and through security? Will I have to re-check my luggage?

     

    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?

     

    On one reservation.

     

    Then you won't have to do anything with your bags, just take the ATS Train to T5, get your SAS boarding pass if AA isn't able to issue it, and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

    ok, let's hope for the best. Thank you for your help!

     

  • Chicago ORD Terminal 5
    Jun 19, 2016
    2
    Hello, Arriving from Calgary to Chicago (Arrival 5:57 PM) on Westjet Terminal 5 and Departing Qatar Airways to Doha (departure 7:45 PM) on Terminal 5. Do i have enought time for transfer with two kids? Do i need to pick up baggage and then drop off? Thanks !

     

    If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thanks for your reply. The reservation is made on a single ticket. Would i still have to claim baggage or would it be checked till AMD (India). YYC to ORD to DOH to AMD. So, basically do i just exit one gate at ORD and look for another gate departing for DOH on Qatar Airways?

     

  • msp-ord-msy 1 hr connectio
    Jun 15, 2016
    2
    In November looking at flying United from MSP. Arrive at ORD with 1 hr connection. Is 1 hour enough enough time to catch United flight out to MSY?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

  • 1 hr transfer to connecting flight and customs
    Jun 15, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving, if on time from Toronto at 635pm terminal 2, connecting flight is at 730pm on terminal 1 to Sacramento. Will I have enough time to make it, especially needing to go through customs?

     

    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. You have enough time.

     

  • T5 to T3, how long to I need?
    Jun 14, 2016
    2
    I am travelling from Tokyo to Indy, and Chicago is the connecting flight, arriving Chicago at 2:45pm @ T5, and leaving to Indy 4:45pm @ T3, with required to checked luggage, should I have spare more time to choose connecting flight @ 6:30pm?

     

    Additional info, ANA from Tokyo to Chicago, and American Airline from Chicago to Indy

     

    Yes, the 4:45 flight is not enough time. Book the 6:30 flight.

     

  • HNL - ORD - YYZ
    Jun 14, 2016
    1
    Arriving into ORD from HNL with a connection onto YYZ. Is a 1hr 40 min layover enough time? Both flights are united, will I be able to get both tickets in HNL and will I need to collect checked bags?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will be issued both boarding passes in HNL. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Terminal 3 thru terminal 5 security
    Jun 14, 2016
    4
    Arriving domestic at 6:50 at Terminal 3 and have connecting flight terminal 5 on British Air at 8:35...enough time?

     

    Yes, it's possible, Also British Airways operates a shuttle bus inside security (only for British Airways passengers) from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5.

     

    Wow, that would be awesome. I researched a little more and I think we qualify since flying in on AA and headed to London on BA. What gate is shuttle?

     

    The shuttle departs from gates G17 and K20.

     

    Thanks Zap. You are very helpful. One last question (sorry, I'm a nervous traveller). Is this shuttle reliable or should I just ride transport to terminal 5 and go through security again? I'm a little anxious about getting to shuttle gate and being told it's not running and THEN trying to scramble...any suggestions?

     

  • PSC-DEN-ORD-VIE connection time
    Jun 13, 2016
    1
    I have 1 hr 37 min from landing at ORD to make connection to Austrian Air for Vienna Austria. Ticket is booked thru Carlson Wagonlit on United Airline numbers the entire trip. I can opt for a longer connection, but means shorter connection from Pasco to Denver (44 minutes). Will I make it? Do I change terminals?

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 1 and have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • EDI-ORD-SEA
    Jun 13, 2016
    1
    Flying Edi - Ord - Sea tomorrow, arriving at 14:30 and departing 16:05. Is this enough time for a UK citizen to make the connection? Thinking about not checking luggage as the hand luggage capacity is more than enough for me, will that help?

     

    Yes, not checking a bag will really help. I think you can do this if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • International connection with United Austrian Air
    Jun 13, 2016
    1
    We have 1:45 hrs to get a connection to Vienna on Austrian Air after arriving at OHare from Cleveland on a United code share. (Friday in august) Do we have to go through security and is this enough time? We do not have Global pre-check; just TSA precheck. Do the airlines ever wait if they know you are in the airport and on your way to the gate? Thank you

     

    Yes, you will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. There is no Precheck in Terminal 5 since none of the airlines that use Terminal 5 are precheck participants. Austrian won't know if you are in the airport or not.

     

  • Domestic to international transfer
    Jun 11, 2016
    2
    My mother is travelling to Mumbai, India from Raleigh,NC via Raleigh >ORD> Mumbai. I booked her tickets together with American Airlines and Etihad. Her flight lands on Terminal 3 and the next connection is from terminal 5. Will she have to take the ATS and go through security again? I read somewhere that American airline sometimes offloads passengers at terminal 5 itself and then tows the empty plane to terminal 3. Can someone please confirm this? It's my mothers first international journey and she's quite nervous. Thanks

     

    Yes, she will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. American only uses Terminal 5 for International arrivals, of which RDU is not one.

     

    Thank you for your prompt reply!

     

  • 35 min enough? DAY->ORD->SLC
    Jun 11, 2016
    1
    Hello, I'm going from DAY to SLC, with connection in ORD. I'm flying AA. Is 35 minute enough time to make the connection? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. It clearly leaves no time to spare if the flight from Dayton is delayed.

     

  • T3 to T5 - 3hours?
    Jun 11, 2016
    1
    Our flight in from MAD was changed and we now have a 3 hour layover before our flight on AA to SFO. Two different itineraries, so a bit more of a PITA for us. Will we be okay? Or are we going to have to bust our asses to get there? I guess we'll have to get our luggage and re-check it? Me, wife, 2 y.o. twins.

     

    You have the terminals reversed. You will arrive in T5 and depart from T3. You should have enough time.

     

  • 2 Hour Connection (VIE - ORD on AU ORD - TPA on AA) Doable w/ Glo Entr
    Jun 10, 2016
    1
    Hi Zap, I have a similar connection. I arrive terminal 5 on Austrian, have a 2 hour layover and depart out of terminal 3 on American. Each trip is on a separate ticket. Is 2 hours okay with Gloval entry and luggage recheck?

     

    With Global Entry you have a chance but you leave no time to spare. I personally would want more time with checked baggage, even with Global Entry.

     

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