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  • FRA - ORD - YWG
    Nov 21, 2013
    2
    Arriving ORD on Lufthansa, connecting to United regional to YWG Canada. Will baggage be checked straight through to YWG or will I have to collect after US Customs & Immigration in T!. If I have to collect in T1 is their a United drop there OR do I have to take it to T2 and go through United check-in at T2?

     

    ZAP, you will have to collect after US Immigration, go through customs and then you can re-check in T5. You can then take the ATS train to T2 or T1 (check your departure gate before boarding the train as your flight could leave from either T1 or T2).

     

    Thanks ZAP - it is what I thought about collecting bags and thanks for the heads up for Lufthansa arrivals at T5. My itinerary shows T2 departure but I will check the boards.

     

  • 50 mn for connecting flight !
    Nov 20, 2013
    1
    I'll fly with United airlines from SFO to ORD on the 7th of March and then with Brussels Airlines to Brussels. I'll have only 50 mn in ORD to change plane. Do I have to change terminal. Is 50mn enough? Thanks for your help!

     

    Brussels Airlines does not fly to ORD. If you are flying to Brussels from Chicago, that flight will also be operated by United. If so, you will not have to change terminals. Both flights will be in Terminal 1 and both gates will be connected beyond security.

     

  • 1 hour 8 min connection
    Nov 20, 2013
    3
    I am flying Dec 20 from Vancouver through ORD on a United Flight and out of ORD to London heathrow on United as well. Can you tell me if I will need to change terminals? Is an hour enough time to make my connecting flight during this holiday time?

     

    No, you will not have to change terminals. Everything will be in Terminal 1 and all gates will be connected beyond security. If your first flight is on-time you will have plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver.

     

    1. Go through U.S. customs at Vancouver; you will be considered a 'domestic arrival' at ORD. United uses Terminal 1 at ORD for all domestic and for international departures flights, and Terminal 2 for domestic flights. If you need to transfer between the two terminals, use walkways at post-security areas of the Departures level - follow signs.

     

    He will not need to use Terminal 2- all YVR flights are mainline and all mainline flights use Terminal 1. Also, I don't know why you keep treating it like it's a choice to go through US Immigration in Vancouver, all US bound passengers on flights with Pre-clearance HAVE to go through preclearance.

     

  • Recheck inthe bags from AA to Air India at ORD
    Nov 18, 2013
    2
    I have a booked ticket from SUX to BLR on a same ticket. I fly from SUX to ORD on Ameircan Airlines and the rest of the flight via Air India. - Can the bags be through checked in in SUX to Blr? - Do I have to take the bags out in ORD and then recheck it in in ORD? Quick response is greatly appreciated.. Thanks, SK

     

    They should be able to be checked through if they were purchased on the same ticket as American and Air India have an interline baggage agreement. In ORD you will have to take the ATS Train one stop from T3 to T5, get your Air India boarding passes, and go through security.

     

    Thanks much!

     

  • HOW TO GET FROM ARRIVAL TERMINAL 1 TO DEPARTURE TERMINAL 2
    Nov 17, 2013
    1
    I WILL ARRIVE ON UNITED EXPRESS TODAY INTO TERMINAL 2 I HAVE DEPART UNITED EXPRESS VIA TERMINAL 1. IS THERE A MAP BETWEEN THE TWO??

     

    They are directly connected beyond security. Just follow the signs to Terminal 1 (A and B gates). Most gates are less than 15 minutes apart.

     

  • United Club
    Nov 14, 2013
    0
    Cheap lounge with poor offer of food, beverage or furniture. Never have seen such a bad lounge. Bad, worse, United lounge

     

  • getting from C15 to B 5
    Nov 14, 2013
    1
    How long does it take to get from C15 to B5 in Terminal 1

     

    5-10 minutes depending on how fast you walk. They are connected by an underground tunnel with moving walkways.

     

  • 90 mins Terminal 3 for international flight
    Nov 13, 2013
    1
    Hi ,I am travelling to Chennal (MAA)via Minneapolis-ORD-DOha.I am traveleing to Chicago by Americal Eagle and arive @ terminal 3.I have my international flight @qatar in terminal 3 and i have 90 mins . Do i need to go through security again between domestic and international flights in same terminal.Is 90 mins sufficient.Also ,Do i have to transfer the baggage in Chicago ?I have booked all tickets together .thanks

     

    No, you will not have to go through any security and your bags will be checked through to Chennai in Minneapolis. 90 minutes is a ton of time.

     

  • 35 min
    Nov 12, 2013
    1
    I have 35 minutes to get off an american eagle flight and get to my connection to OK/city on American. they are both in terminal 3 ..is this enough time?

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you'll be OK, however you'll have to hurry. All gates in T3 at ORD are connected beyond security.

     

  • 50 min.connection time at ORD enough?
    Nov 11, 2013
    1
    I( Canadian citizen) wonder whether 50 min connection time is enough at ORD. I arrive from TORONTO in AA and depart in AA to Dusseldorf, Germany. What about security clearance at Chicago?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto. So all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal 3 and connected beyond security.

     

  • HKG-ORD-YUL
    Nov 9, 2013
    2
    Hi, I will be flying on CX from HKG landing at ORD at 13:50. I then plan to transfer to AA2772 to YUL departing 15:45. Is this sufficient time? Will I need to collect my bags upon arrival at terminal 5 or can they be checked through? Thanks for your help!

     

    Yes you have enough time for transfer: 1. Cathay & AA belong to the Oneworld Alliance - therefore your bags will automatically be transferred; 2. On arrival at Terminal 5, you will have go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated; then proceed up one level to the Airport Transit System (ATS) station and take the ATS train, which runs every few minutes, to your connecting terminal, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. (AA uses both Terminals 3 & 5 - If your connecting flight is at T5 - your gate number will start with an M, while T3 has Concourses G, H, K & L with corresponding gates.

     

    Your departure will be from Terminal 3, not Terminal 5. No American flights depart from Terminal 5. Otherwise sanov's recommendations are correct.

     

  • 40 minutes connection from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2
    Nov 8, 2013
    1
    I have a domestic flight transfer from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. And the connection time is only 40 minutes. Will I be able to make it? How far is it? Thank you!

     

    It only takes at most 15-20 minutes to walk between T1 and T2, usually less. They are connected beyond security.

     

  • Enough transfer time
    Nov 6, 2013
    2
    Arriving from Copenhagen on SAS Jan 1 with 1 hour 37 mins to connect with United flight to Tampa. Will I have sufficient time to make connection? Thanks

     

    That will be very difficult. You will arrive in T5 where you will clear immigration, claim your bags, clear customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. Then take the ATS train to T1 where you will go through security. Your flight to Tampa will depart from concourse B or C of T1. Jan 1 is a bit of a heavy travel day in the US with many people returning home from holiday vacations, although it should not be too crowded in immigration, the lines for security in T1 may be long. You should be OK if your first flight is on-time, but barely.

     

    Many thanks. I have scheduled another date with better connecting flights.

     

  • enough time
    Oct 29, 2013
    1
    I will be flying with Iberia to Chicago ORD and 1hour 15 minutes later I have a flight to New Orleans with United Airlines. Do I have time enough?

     

    It will be very difficult, especially if your two tickets were bought on separate reservations. If that's the case and you have checked baggage it'll be virtually impossible because you'll have to take it to T1 to re-check yourself.

     

  • Moving checked Baggage from Terminal 2 or 3 to Terminal 5
    Nov 18, 2013
    2
    I have to fly from ORD to DEL (India) by Air India on a ticket purchased for ORD-DEL. I am reaching ORD by United from LAX using a ticket purchased separately. My question is whether I shall be able to check my baggage thro LAX-ORD- DEL at LAX ? In case I have to collect my Checked at ORD Terminal 2 or 3, is it possible to re check my baggage with Air India at terminal 2 or 3 or should I have to transport my Baggage to be checked to terminal 5 ? What are the facilities to move checked baggage between terminals ?

     

    If you are flying United into ORD, you will claim your baggage in Terminal 1. Since you bought your tickets on separate reservations you will have to transfer the bags between airlines yourself. You will have to take your baggage with you on the ATS train to Terminal 5 in order to check it with Air India.

     

    I have booked a ticket together SUX to ORD using AA and ORD to DEL - BLR using Air Inida. DO I have to take the bags out and recheck in ORD?

     





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