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  • 1 hour 20 minute connection
    Sep 12, 2014
    I am arriving into Chicago at 10.40 in terminal 5 from the UK and have a connection at terminal 1, 1 hour 20 minutes later will this be plenty of time, i amd flying with United Airlines


    No, that is below the minimum connection time for such a connection (90 minutes is the minimum time). It's possible but it will be risky and have no spare time for any delays.


    do i have to collect my luggage as i am still flying with the same airline


    Yes, you have to claim your luggage to go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check counter immediately afterwards.


    thank you for your help


  • baggage drop and connection time
    Sep 11, 2014
    We are flying from UK on AA and arrive at T5 with 2hrs and 15mins to the departure of our next AA flight to Reno. Can we drop our bags at T5 after exiting customs and will we have enough time to get our flight at T3


    Yes, there is a re-check desk in T5 to drop your bags at and yes, 2 hr 15 mins should be enough time.


  • 1hr15 to connect SFO - ORD - LHR
    Sep 10, 2014
    I am British, flying back on a BA codeshare flight from SFO to LHR and the stopover in Chicago is 1hr 15. I change from AA to BA though it is codeshare. Will I have to collect and recheck bags, and will I have time?


    No, you will not have to claim your bags as you do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. However, you will either have to wait for the Infrequent T3 to T5 shuttle for BA passengers or take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and then go through security in T5. You should have enough time though.


  • International to Domestic Connection
    Sep 9, 2014
    Hi, I will be flying on Envoy Air (as American Eagle) for both of my flights. I have only 1 h 25 mins (both flights purchased at the same time through American Airlines) to make a connection between my flight from Kitchener to my flight to Madison. I will have one gate checked bag. Will this be enough time to make the connection? I assume that I will have to pass through customs....


    Yes, since Kitchener doesn't have immigration preclearance you will arrive in Terminal 5 where you will go through US Immigration and Customs, then you will take the ATS train from T5 to T3 and go through security and to your departure gate which will be on concourse G. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • 40 minute connection
    Sep 9, 2014
    My flight arrives in ORD at 6:20PM from DTW with British Airways and then I have only a 40 minute layover to get to my flight to London via British Airways at 7PM. Is that connection time enough? I'm thinking I probably won't have to switch terminals since they are both British Airways flights. Really don't want to miss my flight.


    I will also only be taking carry on luggage, no check baggage.


    British Airways does not fly from DTW to ORD. That flight will be operated by American Eagle and will arrive in Terminal 3. Please double check your itinerary. Is your flight to London operated by British Airways or American. if it is operated by American it will also leave from Terminal 3. if it is opereated by British Airways it will leave from Terminal 5 and you will have a very tough time making your connection.


  • 41 Minute Connection
    Sep 8, 2014
    I'm flying in from LIT Little Rock on United Express and flying back out on United Express to YQB Quebec City. I have a 41 minute connection time.....is that enough? Do most Canada flight depart from Terminal 1?


    Both flights will actually likely be in Terminal 2, but either could be in Terminal 1 as well. They are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • getting between terminals
    Sep 7, 2014
    Coming in on United from BTV and flying United to Vancouver. International? How do I get from one terminal to another


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 1. You do not have to use Terminal 5, the "International Terminal". Terminal 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • 1 hr 40 min for domestic to international in o'hare?
    Sep 7, 2014
    My flight arrives in terminal 3 and i have to get to terminal 5. Is 1 hr 40 min time between flights sufficient. Arrival - american eagle.


    Yes, that should be enough time. What airline are you flying out of T5?


    Thank you for the response. etihad. Do they have a shuttle bus inside secure area? or do i have to go through security again?


    No, there is no shuttle bus for Etihad passengers. You will have to take the ATS train and go through security again.


  • 45 mins connection
    Sep 4, 2014
    Is 45 mins enough time to take a connecting flight to London from terminal 1 concourse B to concourse C?


    I am flying United from Cincinnati to Chicago and from Chicago to London.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if your first flight is on-time. Note that your Cincinnati flight may actually arrive in Terminal 2 concourse E or F, but all United gates at ORD are connected inside security.


  • Flying from SFO to EWR through ORD
    Sep 4, 2014
    I have 50 min connection time, flying from SFO to EWR through ORD, all flights are American Airlines, from ORD to EWR operated by REPUBLIC AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE. Since my flight to ORD arrives in 5:30 am, I udnerstand that ATS will be running only every 20 minutes. Is it better to just walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3? I will have a carry on only, no checked luggage.


    You do not need to use the ATS train. Both of your flights will be in Terminal 3.


  • Connection time
    Sep 4, 2014
    Hello, I have a 45min connection time, I'm arriving from Phoenix (though AA) and going to Paris (also through AA). Is it enough time? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Both flights will be in Terminal 3 and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It doesn't leave much time for delays though.


  • Arriving In ORD tomorrow
    Sep 3, 2014
    Hi I have a flight from Houston to Toronto. But I have a two transfers on the way. One of them is ORD to New York. Both flights are in same terminal but my transit time is only 50 minutes. Will that be enough time?


    Yes, 50 minutes should be plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you for the prompt response. I just have a follow-up question. If the first flight was late for any reason. Whom should I contact and will they arrange another flight to my final destination within the same day? Thank you.


    You should be automatically rebooked. United also has a customer service center for customers who have missed connections or cancelled flights inside security in Concourse C.


  • Connection time Q
    Sep 3, 2014
    Hi, I have 95 mins connection time, arriving T1 (united express) and leaving T5 (aerlingus), is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that some United Express flights use T2 which will make your connection even easier. United should be able to check your bags through to Aer Lingus and issue your Aer Lingus boarding pass as long as you purchased your tickets together. You will have to take the ATS train from T1 or T2 to T5 and then go through security.


  • 45 min connection time?
    Sep 3, 2014
    Arriving at ORD on a domestic United flight from Denver (I do not know what terminal) and connecting to a United codeshare on Air Canada Express Sky Regional (again I do not know terminal). Is 45 mins sufficient for me to connect? - and my checked bag? Will both flights be in the same terminal?


    Your first flight will arrive in Terminal 1, either the B or C concourse. The second flight will leave from Terminal 2, in the first few gates of concourse E. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time but there's very little time for delays. There is a walkway between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 inside security. Just follow the signs.


  • 45 mins connection time domestic to international
    Sep 1, 2014
    Hi, I am flying into ORD from Knoxville and have 45 mins to get from the plane to make my international connection to London. Both flights are BA, will i be able to make it? Will i need to collect my luggage or clear customs again?


    Your first flight will be operated by American and arrive into Terminal 3. If your second flight is truly operated by British Airways (note that BA and American codeshare and some "BA" ORD-LHR flights are operated by AA), then it will be very difficult. You will not have to do anything with your luggage or go through Immigration or customs (you don't do that when leaving the us). However, you will have to exit T3 and take the ATS train to T5 and go through security OR you will have to take the British Airways shuttle bus, which runs inside security but infrequently. Please double check your itinerary to see who is operating your flights.


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