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  • CLT to YYC Connection from US Airways to United Express
    Oct 21, 2014
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    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?

     

  • Montreal to charlotte via ORD
    Oct 18, 2014
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

     

  • Time it takes to get outside?
    Aug 12, 2014
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    About how long would it take for someone to land in Terminal 2, collect baggage (assuming typical baggage times), and make it outside?

     

    Probably about 15-20 minutes after arrival.

     

  • Wifi password - Air France or KLM lounge or Swissport?
    Aug 2, 2014
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    Can someone please share wifi password for airfrance / klm lounge or swissport in Chicago ORD? Many thx!!

     

  • London to chicago to raleigh, with 2hr time in between the flights
    Jul 24, 2014
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    Hi, I am travelling from London to raleigh through chicago ( ORD). I am arriving at terminal 5 in british Airways and have my next flight (AA) from terminal 3? is the connecting time enough? and should I claim my baggage after immigration and go through security check and check in again at terminal 3? or security check is done only at Raleigh?

     

    You will go through US Immigration in Terminal 5, then claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your baggage with American, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 3 and go through security.

     

  • 1hr 35mins enough time to connect from Terminal 5 to 3?
    Jul 19, 2014
    2
    I'll be coming from Madrid Spain arriving 2:30pm in ORD at Terminal 5, then I have to get to Terminal 3 for my connecting flight to Toronto departing 4:05pm. Will I have enough time? I see posts here about a walkway you can use to avoid going through immigration and security again? Is this valid for travel from Terminal 5? I'm not staying in the US so I don't understand the need to go through immigration and security again. And of course I want to get to my gate as quick as possible. I have no checked luggage. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

     

    There is no such walkway - you HAVE to go through US Immigration, go through US Customs, then take the ATS train to Terminal 3 and go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Even though you are not staying the US, you still have to go through US Immigration and customs.

     

    Thanks for your reply Zap, much appreciated.

     





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