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  • Saturday 6AM flight
    May 26, 2016
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    I have a 6am (terminal 3) flight out of O'hare. I could show up at 3am, but I don' t think security opens until 4am. Will I be ok if I show up at 4am? I have precheck if that helps.

     

  • T5 to t3
    May 26, 2016
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    my parents are fluing in to ORD to T5 amd have to get to T3, where do they pick up and re check baggage? Also do they hae to re check in and get their tickets?

     

  • Can I make this connection?
    May 25, 2016
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    May 30th arriving via American Eagle @ 7:20 PM connecting with SAS to Copenhagen departure 10:05 pm. We will have 2 checked bags. 1. Will we have to claim and recheck our bags? 2. Will we have to go thru security for Terminal 5 on arrival? Will we make it??

     

  • TSA
    May 25, 2016
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    Has the extreme long lines at ORD been corrected or is there still 3 hour delays to get through security?

     

    Things have gotten much better, the longest lines are now down to about an hour. So arriving 2 hours before any flight should be realistically sufficient.

     

  • TSA delays
    May 24, 2016
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    I am planning a trip Wed 5/25 for a 9AM flight (AA), I read that the TSA lines are getting better. How much time should I give myself to make sure that I don't miss this flight?

     

    It is getting better, but I'd still get there at like 6:30. Morning is still the busiest time, but I think they're at least recognizing that now.

     

  • Security
    May 22, 2016
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    Flying out of O'Hare on Tuesday morning to Miami at 5:00am. What time do I need to get to the airport by? I hear security doesn't open until 4am?

     

    Security opens at 3:15

     

    Thank you!

     

  • getting through security for international flight
    May 19, 2016
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    I'm leaving ORD at 8:00 PM on a Sunday night in June (terminal 5). Airline is Aer Lingus. Any guesses as to how much time I should allocate for getting through security?

     

    Get there 3 hours before, so about 5 PM.

     

  • Terminal 5 - waiting time
    May 19, 2016
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    Hi, I have flight (LOT airlines to Poland) from Terminal 5 on Sunday (05/22) at 21:25. What time should I be on the airport to clear the TSA Precheck ?

     

    There is no pre-check in Terminal 5. You should be at the airport by 18:15.

     

  • My parents flight at 6am
    May 19, 2016
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    My parents are leaving at 6am. They are recommending 3 hours before the flight. But I've heard rumors the TSA does not start until 4am.

     

    Yes, but there will be people in line at 3 or 3:30. It's just a thoroughly stupid situation. Flying out at 6 AM used to be very easy.

     

  • Arrival?
    May 19, 2016
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    My flight is on American tomorrow at 6am to Boston. My host suggests getting there at 3:30. Too early? Not early enough? Thanks

     

    That's about right.

     

  • Security Line wait time for Terminal 1 UA during 3-5 pm weekdays
    May 19, 2016
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    Our flight from ORD to Rome is this Thursday May 19, on United. Departure time is 6:10 pm. If we arrive at ORD around 3 pm, will we have sufficient time for security? Has the long wait line for security check been improved since Monday?

     

    That should be enough time. Things aren't much different and Thursday is still a busy time, but 3 hours early should be enough.

     

    That should work. I'm flying out around the same time and plan to get there at 3.

     

  • Same terminal?
    May 17, 2016
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    We are flying from SLC to ORD on United. We have 1 hour 20 minutes before our next flight, international departure to Dublin Ireland, also on United. Will we be in the same terminal? It appears on first glance that it is...but want to make sure, as that is not a lot of time. If it's the same airline, and it is the same terminal, we shouldn't have to worry about security again right?

     

    Yes, both flights should be in Terminal 1. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go through security.

     

  • TSA and wheelchair
    May 17, 2016
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    My sister and I are traveling from ORD to LEX. She needs a wheelchair and in going through TSA I have Precheck and she doesn't. Will she go trhough the Precheck with me? Or do wheelchairs go to the head of the regular TSA line?

     

    She will go to the head of the regular line.

     

  • connecting flight at ORD
    May 16, 2016
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    I will be flying with United from Beijing to Toronto with a connection at ORD. Do I have to clear custom with my bags at ORD before boarding the connecting flight?

     

    Yes, in Chicago you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 or 2 where you depart, then go through security and to your departure gate. With the current security delays at O'hare you realistically are looking at needing at least 3 hours for this connection.

     

  • Dublin - Phil - EWR
    May 12, 2016
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    I am flying to EWR from Dublin connecting through Phil. Do I need to collect my luggage or will it be checked all the way through.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Philadelphia.

     

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