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  • Flight connection
    Mar 31, 2015
    Girlfriend coming thru Chicago connecting to Fargo, 1 hour 41 minute layover, she is not U.S. citizen but has visa, flight is a Friday around 630pm is this enough time, says 4 hours 16 minutes Cabo to ohare that seems to long?


  • 1hr 25mins Layover - Not Sure if Sufficient
    Mar 31, 2015
    I am flying from Toronto (YYZ) to Tokyo-Narita (NAR) via ORD. Flight from YYZ on American Eagle lands at ORD at 11h10 and my connecting flight to NAR on Japan Airlines leaves ORD at 12h35. Booked on one ticket. Will have husband and parents on the trip, and they walk slower than I do. Will the timing be sufficient to get from one gate to the other? Also, will we need to pick up and re-check bags on the way? I believe we may need to transfer terminals, though. Thank you kindly!


    You have enough time. You will not have to claim your baggage or change terminals. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


  • CLT to Chicago- to DUB
    Mar 4, 2015
    Hi I was wondering if 1 hr 30 minutes was enough layover time? I will be flying United from CLT to Chicago, then Aer Lingus to Dublin, all booked through Will I have to go through security again? Which terminals will be using? Thanks for your help.


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2 and depart from Terminal 5. You will have to exit your arrival terminal and take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have enough time.


    Feb 28, 2015
    Flying United from BZN to ORD and connecting to Turkiah Airlines to IST. What do I need to do for checked baggage and security?


    If you purchased your tickets on one reservation then your bags will be transferred automatically and you just have to take the ATS Train from T1 or T2 where you will arrive to T5 where you will depart and go through security.


  • 4:30PM to 5:15PM
    Feb 27, 2015
    I will be arriving O'Hare (ORD) at 4 30 pm and have to make a connecting flight to FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) at 5:15 pm. Is this enough time? Would I have to go through customs? what terminals would I arrive and depart?


    If your first flight is on United, you will arrive in Terminal 1. If it is on United Express you will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2. They are connected inside security by a walkway. You will depart from Terminal 1 whether your flight to Frankfurt is on United or Lufthansa. You do not go through US Customs when departing the US. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • OMA to IAH via ORD
    Feb 23, 2015
    is 44 minutes enough time for transfer at ORD?


    Yes. It is if your first flight is on-time.


  • Infrequent traveler
    Feb 10, 2015
    Arriving ord AA4306 departing AA187 to PEK. How do I get from a to b?


    Both flights will be in Terminal 3 and in fact both will be on the H/K concourse. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.




  • Connections
    Feb 7, 2015
    This is the first time I will be flying internationally. I leave YEG-ORD-Bradley intl. but I'm freaking out I have no idea where to go after I get of the plane. Do I go get my checked luggage then to immigration n customs or immigration bags then customs an then recheck bags!?!. It a bit late but help plz and also terminal 5 sound like far away fro me I only have 57mim


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Edmonton. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go to or from Terminal 5. You have enough time.


    Ok I guess I was misinformed before because many told me I would have to to all the custom stuff In ORD. Well thanx a lot ey!


  • enough time
    Jan 22, 2015
    Hi I am flying from SNA to Ohare via united and only have 40 mins to fly to newark. will i have to go through security?


    No, both gates will be in Terminal 1 and all United gates at ORD are connected inside security.


    Jan 6, 2015
    I will be flying from Savannah, GA to ORD. I then have a 1 hr layover before catching a flight to Moline, IL. It will be myself and my three kids. We will have carry on luggage. Will this layover time be enough? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. If both flights are on United Express they will likely both be in Terminal 2. However, even if one is in Terminal 1, all United and United Express gates at ORD are connected inside security.


  • Connecting to different airline
    Jan 5, 2015
    I am booked on American from Hartford to ORD for the first leg of a trip to Montrose, CO. The second leg is on United. Will I have to claim my baggage and re-check it when I get to ORD?


    If you bought your tickets together your bags should be transferred to United and you'll just have to walk from T3 where you arrive to T1 or T2 where you will depart. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim your bags in T3 and take them to T1 to check with United.


  • international connection question
    Jan 5, 2015
    I have 1 hour and 39 minutes to connect from my in coming flight (AA) from BDL to my outgoing flight (AA) to CDG on Jan 6. Will that be enough time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be in Terminal 3.


  • Connecting Flight
    Jan 5, 2015
    I am flying in from Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific, arriving in ORD at 19:35. Planning to book a connecting flight to Omaha via American Airlines at 20:50. Is this enough time? Thanks!


    NO! That is not enough time. Especially considering you are buying separate tickets. You will probably have to spend the night in Chicago and fly to Omaha the next morning.


  • between terminals
    Jan 4, 2015
    I will stay in Hilton Hotel for a night and in the morning i have to carry my 2 big baggages and 1 carry on from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 and i know that there is no cart allowed on Airport train so i am wondering is there any way for me to carry all my baggage to Terminal 1 to check in


    The Hilton is connected by tunnels to Terminal 1 and 2. It is not in Terminal 2. If you can, get a cart and bring it through the tunnels to T1.


  • Customs check in and transfer
    Dec 22, 2014
    I'm flying american from Mexico to ohare and then need to transfer to a domestic American flight 2 hours later. Will I need to completely recheck my luggage and check in at an American check in desk after going through customs?


    You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after, still in T5. Then you will take the ATS train to T3 and go through security and to your departure gate.


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