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    Jul 21, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from Newark to Ottawa through ORD, booked by one reservation with UA. The flight from Newark arrives in ORD at around 10PM, T1. The next flight to Ottawa is 7AM in the morning, T2. I'm wondering if I can stay within the secured area during the layout? Or do I need to go out and re-check my bags. If I can stay inside the secured area, are T1,T2,T3 connected inside? so that I can access the 24h concessions in T3? Thanks!


    No, they clear the secure areas every night after the last departure (around midnight) and if there are any later arrivals they are eschewed directly to the baggage claim. The checkpoints reopen at 3:15-3:45.


    Thanks for replying. So does it mean I need to claim my baggage and recheck-in in the morning? even my flights were booked all-in-one?


    You'll have to ask the agent in Newark. If the tag comes out with YOW on it then you won't have to claim them in Chicago. The system is kinda weird with what overnight connections it allows and which ones it doesn't.


  • terminal 1 to terminal 5 will I need to go through security again
    Jul 20, 2016
    I will be arrive on United from GRR in terminal 1 and leaving for Doha on Qatar Airlines in Terminal 5. Will I need to go through the TSA again? Second I brought the flights on the airline websites, will I need to recheck the bag or can I have it checked to my final stop in GRR? I only have Hour and 45 minute window. Thanks


    Yes, if you booked two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags in Terminal 1, take the ATS Train with your bags to Terminal 5, re-check them with Qatar Airways, and go through security. This is a very difficult connection. The check in counter closes 1 hour before the flight.


    thanks, I bite the bullet and got an earlier flight into Chicago.


  • Transit to Chicago ORD in return flight from Cancun to Winnipeg MB
    Jul 19, 2016
    Hi, we are planning our booking for our vacation to Cancun Mexico. Going to Canccun we have direct flighgt. However, coming back the connecting flight stopd in Chicago (ORD). Do we need transit visa ? Our staus is Permanent Resident of Canada. Thanks for he help.


    What is your citizenship?


    Filipino but now permanent resident of canada. Living in canada now.


    Then you will need a US Transit Visa. Unfortunately Canadian permanent residency does not get you anything in the US.


  • connecting through ORD to LAS from MAN
    Aug 1, 2016
    Hi, AA have given me a connection time of roughly 1hr45min ,arriving at Terminal 5 and departing from Terminal 3 I believe. Is this enough time to make connection and will my bags be checked straight through or will I have to collect them and re check them as it's the first connection I've had to make on that side of Atlantic, I normally connect in Europe when travelling to USA and bags go straight through to final destination but not sure how it works in regards to customs. Many thanks


    You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 3, go through security and to your departure gate. This is a difficult connection unless your flight from Manchester arrives early.


    Thanks for reply, AA55 which is my inbound flight from UK is a very poor performing flight and is very regularly delayed for whatever reason(they've recently introduced the 788 on this route so not sure whether that's got anything to do with it and they're having some kind of teething issues). I will contact AA and see if they have any later flights to LAS as its looking around about a 10% chance i'll make it with how AA55 is performing .


    Hello, I have a round trip coming back from chisinau to Munich connection than to Chicago connection and final destination is Canada. I am a Canadian citizen so my main question is will I have enough time in Chicago I have only 2 hours and if please you could tell me which is the process do i need to pick my luggage to check it? Will I have enough time to not loose my flight towards Canada?


  • terminal 1 baggage claim to terminal 5
    Jul 18, 2016
    How long does it take to travel between terminal 1 baggage to terminal 5 check in?


    About 20 minutes of walking and taking the ATS Train.


  • Any help
    Jul 18, 2016
    I will be coming to O' Hare airport from Munich, germany to going to Iowa,, i have 5 bags with me and two kids, i will arrive to terminal 5 and will leave from terminal 1, am i gonna calim my luggage or i will get it from iowa,, i have a US passport?? And is there anyone there can help me with the luggage??


    No, there are no porters in the International baggage claim however, there are free carts. I think that between you and your kids, you can get all the bags onto one of the carts.


    Jul 18, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Incheon into terminal 2 arriving at ORD at 9:35 then trying to catch a 12:05 Delta flight to Detroit from Terminal 5. Will that be enough time or should I find a later flight?


    You have the terminals reversed. You will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 2 (if your flight to Detroit is on Delta). You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • charleston to chicago to vancouver
    Jul 17, 2016
    i am flying Charleston, SC, to Chicago and then connecting to Vancouver BC Canada on united. I have 60 minutes for the connection. is that sufficient?


    Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • United to Aer Lingus
    Jul 16, 2016
    We are flying from CMH to DUB through ORD. When we booked the flight 2 months ago, we had 2hr 20min to make the connection. The flight times have changed from CMH and now we only have 1hr 47min. I understand we have to go from where ever we arrive to terminal 5 for Aer Lingus and through security again. How long does that take? Will we have enough time to make it?


    You should have enough time if your flight from Columbus is on-time.


  • Transfer from Domestic to International
    Jul 15, 2016
    I am traveling from SFO to Frankfurt through ORD. How long to I need to make that transfer from domestic to international. And do I have to retrieve luggage and recheck in international?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You don't need to do anything with your baggage and there is no US Customs when leaving the US. As little as 45 minutes to an hour is doable.


  • mumbai-chicago-roanoke
    Jul 15, 2016
    Hi - i have booked a tikcet from mumbai to roanoke with united airways, the lay over time of 90 minutes, is this time good enough from immigration and connection to the another flight, will i have to check out and check in my baggage


    No airlines fly nonstop from Mumbai to Chicago. Please double check your reservation - are you making another stop somewhere else? If so, where?


  • Time Check
    Jul 14, 2016
    I have two flights going through ORD booked same ticket, same airline (American Airlines), for this weekend and two weekends from now. The first trip is an arrival at 4:04 PM, departure at 4:45 PM. From what I understand, because these are the same airline they should be the same terminal? Is this possible? Will my luggage make it? The second trip is a return from abroad, so I'll have to do customs and immigration returning to the US as a US citizen. It's an arrival at 10:35 AM, departure at 12:20 PM. The last time I went through customs it didn't take too terribly long. Is this possible at ORD? I'm a nervous traveler but these are the cheapest tickets I could get.


    The first trip should be fine as long as the first flight is on-time. The second connection is a little more difficult but should be possible. Where are you flying from and to?


    Heathrow. I will have carry on only.


    OK, carry-on only should help. There's a thing in T5 caled "onestop" where if you don't have checked baggage you can take care of immigration and customs with one step, then proceed directly to T3 on the ATS Train.


  • Layover time and Security Check
    Jul 14, 2016
    We are travelling with an Indian passport from Columbus, OH to Toronto, Canada connecting through Chicago and the connection time is 52 mins. Flights are operated by United Airlines / United Express. Will that be enough time for us to go from Terminal 1- C8 to Terminal 2 - E12 and do we need to go through the security check again.


    No, you don't have to go through security again. There is a walkway.


  • Layover time and security check
    Jul 14, 2016
    We are travelling from Columbus, OH to Toronto, Canada through Chicago and the connection time is 52 mins. Is that enough time for us to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal and do we need to go through the security check again.


    Yes, that is enough time. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate - you don't have to go through security.


  • terminal 5
    Jul 14, 2016
    I have a friend taking international flight at terminal 5 and about 35 minutes after her flight I have a flight leaving at terminal 2. I'm wondering if I can go into terminal 5 with my friend and then from there to term 2. Thanks


    No, you cannot go through security in Terminal 5 and you cannot get through security in T2 in 35 minutes. You'll need to part ways when you get to the airport.


    Thanks. This is really helpful


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