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I will be arriving in ORD from shanghai via UA at 5:45 pm. And I have a flight to BWI at 7:45 via UA. Will i still have to claim my bag? Or if not, is that enough time?
Yes, 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, take the ATS Train to Terminal 1, and go through security. You should have just enough time.
I am flying with United air, arriving from Pearson airport in Toronto and the airline has given me 45 min to connect to the flight bound for Tokyo. Is this enough time? I have another flight 2.5 hrs from Tokyo to Singapore with ANA and am concerned about the short connection times
45 minutes is enough time if your flight from Toronto is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Chicago and Tokyo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank-you very much. I appreciate your help. If my flight is not on time, does the airline have to put you on another flightt all the way? If I miss my Tokyo flight(with United) then I would probably miss my connecting flight from Tokyo to Singapore(switching to ANA).
United will figure out a way to get you to SIngapore. There are numerous options.
I plan to take a UA473, scheduled to arrive at Chicago O'Hare at 6:43pm and then take a AA flight to AA to Hong Kong via Los Angeles. The flight leaving Chicago is scheduled to leave at 20:30. Is it enough time for me to do that?
WIll you have checked bags? WIth checked bags I think it would be difficult if not impossible. Without checked bags I think you could make it.
Thanks. Can I proceed directly to the gate (AA teeminal is?) from UA (terminal ?) if I just have a hand carrying luggage
Yes, you could proceed directly to the departure gate.
The TSA security checkpoints at ORD are by far the SLOWEST and WORST in the nation. Too few TSA agents, with at least two visibly "on break" at all times. They show complete disregard for passengers about to miss a flight. Hopefully someone at the airport will read this and replace the management. Most likely not, though. A quick search shows that this is a chronic problem.
Flying to Abu Dhabi to ORD. Heard that the Customs and Immigration is done in Abu Dhabi pre-clearance. Will the flight still land in Terminal 5 in Chicago or will the flight land in another Domestic Terminal. Have to meet some one in Chicago before I take another Domestic connecting flight from ORD. Trying to find out the best way to make this happen
You will still arrive in Terminal 5 - that's where Etihad operates. However, once you arrive you won't have to go through any procedures other than claiming your baggage if it is only tagged to ORD, and then going to your next terminal, re-checking your bags if you had to claim them, and then go through security.
I am flying from Dublin to Omaha with a stop over in Chicago. Is two hours enough to get through customs and to my connecting flight?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. If you are flying Aer Lingus from Dublin and all tickets were purchased together, you just have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 5 to your departure terminal and go through security. You have enough time.
Thank you!
Hi there I am going to be travelling from glasgow to atlanta via london and chicago. On my flights to Atlanta I have a 1:34 layover at chicago to get from terminal 5 to terminal 3 is that enough time, also on my flights back i only have a 40min layover at chicago to catch my flight to london both in terminal 3 will that be enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Both connection times in Chicago should be barely sufficient. On your way back to Glasgow, all you have to do in Chicago is literally walk from one gate to the other.
I'm flying domestically to Chicago on American then have a 1hr 15min layover with a flight on British Airways to London. Does anyone think that's enough time to switch terminals and go through security!
That should be enough time as long as your American flight is on-time.
I need wheelchair service in Chicago airport Because my mother is too old to walk by her own. Who can I call?
You need to contact her airline.
I am scheduled to depart Canada (YYZ) and arrive at ORD, as as connection flight en route to SJO (Costa Rica). I will be required to switch airlines from Air Canada, to American Airlines, and terminals, at ORD. Will a 2 hour and 20 minute layover be enough? WIll I need to grab my bags at ORD, and then transfer to American Airlines?
If you purchased two separate itineraries you will have to claim your bags from Air Canada in Terminal 2, take them to Terminal 3 and re-check them with American. If you purchased all your bags on the same reservation then your bags will be checked through to San Jose. However, American does not fly from ORD to SJO. Please double check your itinerary. Perhaps you have American confused with United?
Thanks very much! yes, apologies, I had American confused with United.

I appreciate the info!
In that case your bags will automatically transferred and you just have to walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 inside security.
Does United still have skycaps?