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  • International connecting to Jet Blue - Baggage
    Mar 24, 2017
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    We flew in to ORD on Korean Air and our connecting flight was on Jet Blue to Boston. As we exited customs, we were told by airport personnel that American Airlines handles Jet Blue's luggage when arriving internationally, and we were instructed by airport personnel outside customs to leave our luggage with American which was on our left as we exited customs. We are now missing 6 bags. Were we instructed properly? Or should we have carried our 6 bags on the train to terminal 3 where Jet Blue was? We have never had this issue at JFK

     

  • Recheck Luggage Time
    Mar 20, 2017
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    Hi i am a U.S. citizen flying back from Madrid to Omaha with a layover in ORD. I know that I have to recheck my bags but I only have a 1 hour and 20 minute layover... Is this enough time?

     

    Realistically that is not enough time unless the flight from Madrid arrives quite early.

     

    I think my son is on the same flight from Madrid to O'Hare. He had his wallet and his phone stolen. He has some Euro's but doesn't have a credit card to get wifi on his laptop. I have not been able to get ahold of anyone in the airport to help locate him to get him a credit card number. Any ideas? Final destination is MSP. His flight to ORD is on Iberia 6275. I'm desperate!! Security in airport only speaks Spanish!

     

  • Chicago to Myrtle Beach - Security
    Mar 17, 2017
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    I am flying from Chicago to myrtle beach Saturday morning 3/18. Flight leaves at 7:15 am at ORD. How early should arrive in order to get through security in time.

     

  • Liberia Costa Rica
    Mar 11, 2017
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    Traveling 3/17 to Liberia Costa Rica departs 7:40am United. Need to check bags. What time should we get to O'hare?

     

    5:30-6 AM

     

  • Flying to Cancun - how early to arrive?
    Mar 9, 2017
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    We are flying on united to Cancun on united. Our flight time is 630am Saturday. We will need to check bags. How early should we arrive at Ohare?

     

    5 AM.

     

  • distance, baggage, security
    Mar 2, 2017
    1
    We will be arriving on Choice One Air, Terminal 1, and leaving on United, Terminal 3. Will we have to collect our baggage and go through security. About how much time will we need?

     

    You have the terminals reversed. Air Choice One uses Terminal 3 and United uses Terminal 1. Yes, you will have to claim your bags in Terminal 3, take them to Terminal 1 (either walk or take the ATS) re-check and go through security. You need at least 2 hours.

     

  • Layover duration
    Mar 9, 2017
    4
    I will be traveling from Gremany to Honolulu with a stopover at ORD of 135 minutes. Keeping in view that I have to go through immigration and Passport control too; is this duration long enough? How would it help if I skip my check-in luggage? PS: I hold Pakistani passport.

     

    I plan to travel in mid of June, 2017

     

    Yes, that is enough time. If you don't check any bags then you don't have to claim and re-check them to go through Customs in the International Terminal, which saves you a few minutes.

     

    @ZAP. Thanks for the reply. I have heard that security clearance for people having Pakistani or similar passports might take some time. Any experience/knowledge about such cases in particular?

     

    It really depends on the agent you get.

     

  • Claim baggage?
    Feb 11, 2017
    4
    I'm flying to ORD to catch a flight to Tel Aviv. I'm flying United Airlines for both flights. Will I need to claim my checked bag and re-enter security/customs or is it possible to check my bag all the way through?

     

    There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Tel Aviv. Where exactly are you flying from and to?

     

    I'm flying to Austria and from there to Tel Aviv.

     

    I fly to ORD from BHM.

     

    Your bags will be checked through all the way to Tel Aviv if everything is on the same reservation. However, the flight to Austria is operated by Austrian Airlines and departs from the International Terminal (Terminal 5). You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2. In Chicago you will have to take the ATS Train from your arrival terminal to Terminal 5 and go through security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • Enough time to connect?
    Jan 18, 2017
    1
    I am looking at purchasing a ticket to ORD from ATL, on Delta, arriving at 0824. I have a connecting flight, on ANA, from ORD to BKK that departs at 1100. I will have a checked bag from ORD from ATL. Will the 2hr 30mins be enough time?

     

    That's just enough time if the Delta flight is on-time. You will have to claim your bag in Terminal 2, take it to Terminal 1, re-check it with ANA, and go through security.

     

  • 5:15 am, Term 3, how early?
    Dec 28, 2016
    2
    I have a 5:15am flight on Spirit, so I think T3. Two travelers, not pre-check and need to check one bag each. How early should I arrive?

     

    Sorry - should have added that this will be on a Friday morning (March 3).

     

    3:45 AM

     

  • Arriving from MSY (AA) and departure ARN (SAS)
    Dec 28, 2016
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    I am flying AA from MSY to ORD (arriving 05:52PM) and departing on SAS to ARN (07:45 PM), 1h 53 min between flights. Is that enough time to make connection? What ORD terminals sill be for arrival and departure?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 5. Is this two separate reservation or one reservation? Do you have checked bags?

     

  • Is transit visa required
    Dec 22, 2016
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    Hello, I'm a student travelling from India to Toronto via Chicago ORD, I would be taking an Air India Flight and reach Chicago ORD at 6:30 AM on 30 December, my connecting flight is an Air Canada Flight departuring at 8:50 AM from Chicago ORD. Would I require an transit visa and also do I need to collect my baggage and and again check in with it.

     

    Yes, you need to 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 2, get your Air Canada boarding passes if you don't already have them, then go through security. You need a US Transit Visa. You should have enough time. You probably should have asked about this more than 8 days before your trip.

     

  • International Travel
    Mar 6, 2017
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    Will arriving 2 hours early for a 7:40 PM flight on a Wednesday night be enough time for international travel? Suggestions on the best place to park (for quick access to check in) would also be appreciated.

     

    What airline are you flying? Do you have checked bags?

     

    United or Air Canada and I would most likely check a bag. Thanks for your prompt response ZAP 👍

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The closest place to park is the Long Term section of the main parking deck but it's expensive ($35/day). The Economy Lot is further away but you can still reach T1 and T2 in less than 20 minutes and is $17/day for lot E and $10/day for lot G.

     

    I have a 7:40pm flight on Emirates leaving O'Hare and going to Dubai. If I get to O'Hare at 5:00pm, will I have enough time to check my bag and get through security with TSA precheck?

     

  • Customs and Baggage
    Dec 19, 2016
    5
    Hi, I'm flying with Delta to Chicago, then Air France from Minneapolis to Paris, then Bulgaria Air to Sofia. Will my luggage be checked to my final destination? Where do I clear customs?

     

    If all flights are on the same reservation then you will first see your bags when you get to Sofia. You mention you are flying Delta to Chicago and then Air France from Minneapolis to Paris - what happens in between?

     

    Thank you for your reply. Nothing in between. We have layovers in between flights. So 1 layover in Minneapolis and 1 in Paris before we pickup our flight to Sofia. Do you think we would clear customs in Paris?

     

    Then why did you mention flying TO Chicago? Are you actually flying Chicago-Minneapolis-Paris-Sofia? If so the first time you will see your baggage is in Sofia. You will not go through passport control in Paris as Bulgaria is not in the Schengen Area even though it is in the EU. There is no US Customs when leaving the US so all you do in Minneapolis is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    SORRY, you're right. I didn't mean to put flying to Chicago. I'm flying from Chicago. So do we clear customs in Sofia then? Sorry for the confusion.

     

    Yes, in Sofia you will go through Bulgarian Immigration and Customs.

     

  • Waiting times thru customs to Cancun
    Dec 16, 2016
    1
    I have a 7am flight out to Cancun on Dec 25th. How early do I have to arrive at O'Hare?

     

    At least 5 AM if you have checked bags.

     

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