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  • short connection time
    Nov 25, 2014
    1
    We are traveling from Calgary Canada to Amsterdam and have a 50 minute layover at O'hare. Is it possible to make our connection? We go through US customs in Canada and don't go through customs till we land in Amsterdam. We will also only have carry on bags.

     

    If both of your flights are on the same airline it should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time. If your flight to Amsterdam is on KLM it will be more difficult.

     

  • How long is suggested for connected flights
    Nov 19, 2014
    1
    Hi i'm looking at flights for my family vacation and i was wondering if 45 mins at ORD is long enough for a connecting flight?

     

    If both flights are domestic and on the same airline it is, but it doesn't leave much of a cushion for delays.

     

  • ORD Short Layover from Canada to US Destination
    Nov 10, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from London, Ontario to Kansas City with a 1 hour, 25 minute stop at ORD. Will this be enough time to make the KC flight and do I need to go through customs/immigration (I am American if that matters on timing).

     

    American does not fly to London, Ontario. Are you on United? American flies to Kitchener/Waterloo. Regardless, neither of those places have US Customs pre-clearance so you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs when you arrive in Chicago. 1 hr 25 mins is barely enough time.

     

  • layover
    Oct 22, 2014
    1
    We arrive at the airport mid afternoon and have a 7 hour layover leaving at 9:30....any ideas or tour group that could provide us with a tour of Chicago or at least downtown area and Sears tower?

     

    Just take the CTA Blue Line to Clark and Lake and walk around. It's about a 50 minute trip each way.

     

  • CLT to YYC Connection from US Airways to United Express
    Oct 22, 2014
    1
    My wife and daughter will be flying US Airways from CLT to ORD on US Airways and then must connect to a United Express flight to Calgary with only 50 minutes between flights. Will they be able to get between terminals in time to make their next flight?

     

    Yes, there is a walkway inside security from where they arrive in T3 to where they will depart in T1 or T2. They need to make sure they check in online for their United Express flight before they leave Charlotte.

     

  • Montreal to charlotte via ORD
    Oct 18, 2014
    1
    We fly into ORD on 3659 and arrive 7:20am. Do we have to go thru customs? Will we have time to catch our 8:45am ORD to CLT 4634 flight?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in ORD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will have plenty of time.

     

  • Will I miss my connecting flight?
    Oct 16, 2014
    3
    I'm flying ATL-ORD-AMS. My flight from Atlanta lands in Chicago at 4:05PM and then my connecting flight to Amsterdam leaves at 5:25PM. Will I have enough time? Do I have to switch terminals or catch a train? Do I have to re-check my bags and go through another checkpoint? I booked the whole ticket at the same time.

     

    That is a ton of time. If you purchased your tickets together you will not have to do anything with your baggage. What airline are you flying? If both flights are on United then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you for your quick response! :) The ATL-ORD flight is with Delta and the flight to AMS with KLM.

     

    OK, you still have enough time but the procedure is a little more complex. You will arrive in Terminal 2, you need to exit terminal 2 and follow the signs to the ATS Train to Terminal 5. You will take it to Terminal 5 and go through security.

     

  • terminal 1 to terminal 3 without security?
    Sep 25, 2014
    1
    Can i get from terminal 1 to terminal 3 at Chicago (ORD) without going through security? if so, what is best way? is bus/shuttle only option?

     

    Yes, you can, there is a walkway inside security between T1 and T2 and T2 and T3. However, why do you have to? What airlines are you flying?

     

  • Trains from ORD to South Bend
    Sep 26, 2014
    2
    Are there any trains from O'Hare airport to South Bend, and how often do they run. Can anyone help me please..

     

    There are no direct trains. You have to take the CTA Blue Line to downtown Chicago then walk to Millenium Station to take the South Shore Line to South Bend. However, there is direct bus service from O'Hare to South Bend - http://www.coachusa.com/info/tristateunitedlimo/gc/coach.index.item1.content.asp

     

    Take train to downtown. From there, South Shore Train goes to south bend. station is at Randolph and Michigan.

     

  • Which Terminal to Depart From
    Sep 15, 2014
    2
    Which terminal should we use to fly from ORD to YEG? We want to save time by making sure we are let off at the correct terminal! Thanks very much!

     

    Check flight status on united.com (assuming you're flying United). If the gate starts with B or C, it's Terminal 1, if it's E or F it's terminal 2. However, if you have to check a bag, you will have to be let off in Terminal 1 to do so. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are connected inside security by a walkway, so even if you have to change terminals it's not a big deal.

     

    Thanks very much! Your answer was extremely helpful and very much appreciated!

     

  • need transportation from O'Hare to Hammond, IN
    Sep 12, 2014
    1
    What are my options for transportation from the airport to Hammond, IN? I'm arriving early the 12th on US Airways. Thanks!

     

    Coach USA has a shuttle from O'Hare to Highland, which is right near Hammond. http://www.coachusa.com/tristateunitedlimo/ss.ohareairport.asp If the schedule for that doesn't work for you, you can take the Blue Line to downtown chicago, then walk to Millennium Station and take the South Shore Line to Hammond.

     

  • Baggage Drop off help and check in
    Sep 3, 2014
    2
    Hi. I'm moving to England and arriving at ORD via Peoria Charter Coach. I will have 2 check suitcases and 1 carry on for a United flight to BHX. I know this is a stupid question but will there be help when the bus drops me off to get my bags to the check in counter? I will have already checked my bags in online the day before and paid the requisite fees. Thanks so much for answering my question!

     

    The buses drop you off on level 1 of the parking garage, there are not porters there. You will have to manage your bags on your own. If you can't carry your bags, get a cheap portable luggage cart and either put it in your bags when you're done or dispose of it when you're done using it.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • DUS-ORD-LAX
    Aug 18, 2014
    5
    We are landing at 15 at T5, then flying with spirit airlines from T3 at 16:20. 1h20min is very little, but will it be enough?

     

    No, that is not enough time. Your airline on DUS-ORD will not transfer your bags to Spirit and you will not make it to the Spirit counter early enough to check your bags for ORD-LAX. You should not have bought that ticket.

     

    Thank you ZAP for the answer. I know this is very risky, but sometimes flight by Lufthansa is a little bit earlier then 15. Maybe there is a chance? Spirit won't give any money back. And if we can't make it we will have to buy some other tickets. Prices are quite high already.

     

    Or maybe without bags, just with the cabin ones? Is it possible then?

     

    With cabin bags and checking in online for your Spirit flight before you leave Germany should be doable. Note that Spirit charges for carry-on bags.

     

    Once again, big thank you ZAP! This is really helpful.

     

  • 44 Minute Connection time for International Flight
    Aug 15, 2014
    0
    We are arriving on United from Boise and only have 44 minutes before the next United Flight leaves for Brussells. Is that enough time to get through customs/security?

     

  • Traveling from PHX to AHD India via ORD and Abu dhabi
    Aug 12, 2014
    2
    My wife and kids are traveling from PHX to AHD via ORD and Abu dhabi by Etihad. As we are leaving USA for the first time, I would like to understand will there by any custom formalities to be done ? And where do we need to return I94 - PHX or ORD ? Do they need to pick baggages at ORD and then again undergo screening ?

     

    If all your flights were purchased on a single ticket then you will not have to claim your baggage in ORD. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. You will hand in your I94 when boarding your Etihad flight in ORD. Note that at ORD you will have to change terminals and go through security though.

     

    Thanks ZAP for your reply. Appreciate it.

     





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