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  • Re-checking in ORD
    Aug 24, 2015
    I'm flying from IND to ORD, and then from ORD to MAD (Spain) Do I have to re-check in my baggage at Chicago Airport? Thanks.


    As long as both tickets were bought on the same reservation you will not have to claim your bags in Chicago. However, you will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security before your Iberia flight to MAD.


  • international flight with stop in ORD-customs questions
    Aug 11, 2015
    We are flying from Canada(YUL), with a stop in Chicago (ORD) to various other US destinations. Do we have to pick up our bags, go through passport check and custom etc in Chicago? We only ended up with a 50 min layover once our flights got changed.


    No. You will go through US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Montreal. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gates.


  • Disability Assistance
    Aug 9, 2015
    My parents are traveling from Heathrow-Chicago-Las Vegas. They will need some assistance as they cannot walk very far (although not wheel chair bound). Is there a shuttle service or wheel chair service to assist them from their arrival gate to their departure gate?


    They do not have to be "wheel chair bound" to request wheelchair service from their airline. You do so by calling their airline.


  • International Travel on American Airlines
    Aug 7, 2015
    I'm flying from DUB to ORD to MCI all on American Airlines. Do I catch a tram? Also, how much time should I allow?


    No, you do not have to take a tram. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Dublin. If both flights are on American, all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. 45 minutes should be sufficient assuming things go smoothly.


    Thank you for your quick response! This site is full of great info.


  • Doubt regarding luggage claim
    Aug 7, 2015
    Hi I m travelling from DOH-ORD-DAY. I m flying on qatar airways from doha to chicago. And american airlines from chicago to dayton. Please let me know do i need to claim my luggage n recheck-in it? And moreover my layover time is only 115 minutes. Will it be enough for all? And qatar airways allows 2 check-in bags. Does same rule apply for american airlines or will i have to pay? Thank you.


    Your bags will be tagged through to DAY in Doha. In Chicago you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go up 2 levels to the ATS Train and take it one stop to Terminal 3, then go through security. You will not have to pay anything extra for your bags. Your flight to Dayton will likely depart from the G concourse of Terminal 3.


  • Connection Flight Question
    Aug 7, 2015
    Hi, I will be traveling from DFW -> ORD -> NRT (Tokyo) -> BUS (busan). I have purchased tickets through american airlines as one ticket. The NRT ->BUS portion is operated by Japan Airlines. I was wondering if checked baggage would be tagged for final destination started at DFW? and also I have never flown internationally, would I only be clearing customs once I reach final destination of BUS? thanks very much for any help.


    You don't have to claim your baggage or go through customs until you get to Busan.


  • Flying from PEK to ORD, then ORD to DSM
    Jul 13, 2015
    I'll fly from PEK to DSM, transfer flight at ORD. Will I go through US customs @ PEK airport? Do I need to go through customs at ORD airport? I think I'll arrive in T5, how do I get to Terminal 1, my ticket is from United Airlines. Thanks!


    In Chicago you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after, then take the ATS Train to T1 and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connecting domestic flight to Atlanta
    Aug 1, 2015
    Hi, I will be traveling to Chicago from Delhi through airindia next week. My flight will land at 07:25 AM at Chicago. My next connecting flight ,which is delta airways, is at 10 AM to Atlanta. I want to know whether i have to collect my bags and check-in again. If yes, then what is the procedure to do that?


    That should barely be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then go up 2 levels and take the ATS Train with your bags to Terminal 2, then re-check your bags at the Delta check-in counter (you will have to pay a bag fee), then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Ohhh!!!! it sounds a little troublesome..dragging the bags to the next terminal is really a big problem..i thought that i would have to submit it to the transfer desk immediately after the customs clearance..is 2 and a half hrs time in between not sufficient??


    one more thing i wanted to ask..is there any porter service available at the airport to take my bags to the delta check-in counter?? that would be a big relief to me..


    I will probably be on the same flight on Aug 13th morning. I am a business class passenger and have a coonecting flight to Albany at 10.30 AM. on United. My ticket has been done by united and baggage checked to Alabany will I still have to take my baggage off and check it in?


  • about connecting flights
    Jul 8, 2015
    i'm not sure this comment should be posted here but i have no experience with travelling alone (specifically flight transfers) and have no idea what i should do. basically i'm flying from montreal YUL to ORD and then to PVG, i'd like to know more about some stuff, ie: my arrival at ORD is at terminal 3 and my second flight departs from there, do i get off my plane and go straight to the gate or are there complications? same for my arrival at PVG, where do i head to after the landing?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. In Chicago all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. In Shanghai you will go through Chinese immigration, claim your bags, and go through customs. You will be shown where to go, it will be fairly obvious.


  • 1h20mts transfer time enough?
    Jul 3, 2015
    I'll be flying from AMS to SFO next week with a stop in ORD. My transfer time is 1h20mts. Arriving 12:55, leaving 14:15. I'm having doubts whether this will be enough transfer time. It's all booked in 1 ticket with United through a Dutch travel agency. I assume I need to clear my baggage? Can someone give me some advise on this? Many thanks!


    That is 10 minutes shorter than the recommended time. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, and take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 and go through security and to your departure gate. You can make it if your flight from AMS is on-time, but if you miss it United flies almost hourly flights from ORD to SFO that you can be rebooked on.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
    Jun 30, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying to South Korea later this year and was wondering if a 1hr and 40 mins layover time would be enough in ORD? My initial flight will arrive in Chicago around 10:55AM. From there, the connecting flight to Korea will start at 12:35PM. Will that be enough time for me to get from terminal 1 to terminal 3? And do I need to do the whole baggage claim during that layover time?


    What airlines are you flying? Did you purchase your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations? Not many transfers require going from Terminal 1 to 3.


  • Time between Gates at O'Hare Terminal 3
    Jun 21, 2015
    I'm arriving at Gate L5 & have to board 30 minutes later on Gate G18. Will there be enough time to get there?


    Yes, it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to walk between those gates. Obviously it leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.


  • Time between connecting flights
    Jun 23, 2015
    Hello, am traveling on July 18th to ORD on flight 4262. I have to connect with flight 3199 to ALO. Will I have time to get to my connecting flight? Can you tell me what terminals I will be at?


    If both flights are on American Eagle, they will both be in Terminal 3. You will arrive in concourse L or H and depart from concourse G. You have plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    FYI you could also depart from concourse H, it appears that the ALO flight frequently uses the low H gates. Still, plenty of time.


    Thank you so much!!


  • Waiting time after baggage claim
    Jun 18, 2015
    I will be arriving at ORD at 7 30 am, assuming immigration and baggage claim takes two hours i will exit the airport by 9 30. But my shuttle to purdue from terminal 5 leaves at 11 30. Is there some facility to wait for the two hours... Thanks in advance


    Immigration and baggage claim doesn't take 2 hours. There aren't many places to wait at O'Hare outside security.


  • Terminal connections
    May 29, 2015
    I'm flying from Kansas City to ORD on American which arrives on T3, then flying Aer Lingus which departs from T5, I understand I need to take the train over and I have 1 1/2 hours connection time, but I just realized that if I check baggage I'll have to recheck it and it's probably not enough time, would I also need to clear security again in T5?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T5 and yes, your connection time would make it difficult for you to transfer baggage, even if your AA flight is on-time.


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