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Arriving from Poland on Sept 28th at O'Hare @7:35 pm...need to catch 9:35 pm flight back to Detroit via American Airlines- is this enough time to get to departure gate . which terminal would we be using for departure ? Thank you
You will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 3. That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hello, I am flying from LHR to YYZ via ORD and have a 90 minute connection. I have a british passport and my wife has an indian passport with a B1/B2 US visa. Is this enough time between flights? and what happens if we miss our connecting flight?
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly. If both flights are on the same reservation and you miss your connection you will be put on the next available flight on that airline to Toronto.
Flying from Montreal YUL to ORD or EWR for connecting flight to LAX in Sept. I cannot climb stairs so I will need wheelchair assistance to get between terminals at ORD or EWR. Have read horrors about UA stranding passengers with disabilities at both airports.Recommendations for which airport UA has a better record for getting people with disabilites between terminals.
At ORD there is no stairs you would have to navigate. So maybe you could do it yourself there.
arriving from iceland and have two hours between my arrival there and to my next destination, is this enough time to claim my baggage and get through customs?
What airlines are you flying? Is it two separate reservations or one reservation?
I am a US citizen traveling from Toronto on Air Canada with a final destination of St. Louis (via United). Is a 45 minute layover in ORD likely to be sufficient to get to my connecting flight?
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am coming from Amman, Jordan, arriving at ORD at 4pm on Friday, June 30. I will then fly to Phoenix. Am I right that I will have to go through customs, get my baggage, change terminals, clear security again and check in again? What is a safe amount of time to leave between my flights?
I would want at least 3 hours between flights. You have the procedure correct.
Flying domestic with United. Not checking a bag just have a back pack . Do we have to wait in the line where people wait to check there bags or do we just go straight to security?
You can go straight to security if you check in online or get your boarding pass from one of the "No Checked bags" check in kiosks located along the entry wall.
I'm flying to Anchorage AK (Alaska Airlines) on 6/21/17 with flight leaving at 8:30. How much time should I allow to get through security, etc? Thanks!
To be safe get there 2 hours before your flight, especially if you have to check a bag.
I'm flying from Toronto to Chicago to Honolulu then to Lihue. I know my luggage is going right through to Lihue but do I have to go through customs and immigration in Chicago? I'm flying in and out of terminal 1 but I only have 1 hour and 18 minutes in Chicago.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
That's great, thank you so much.
We are a couple (non US citizens) arriving at ORD on Friday 21st from Zurich by Swiss Airlines at 3:45 pm and have an onward flight to Detroit at 6:35 pm on the same day by United.

Is 2hr50min enough time to pick up bags, go through customs/immigration, change terminal, recheck our bags and then take our next flight?
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.