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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 ðŸ‘
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?
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.
We are a family of 6 flying out of O'hare on a friday in January. Flight is American 2;55pm departure. How early do I have to get there usually if I need to check 6 bags? Is 1:30 early enough? I'm asking beacsue our timing is very tight.
1:30 should be early enough but doesn't leave a whole lot of time to spare, especially if it's MLK day weekend.
We are flying from Dublin Ireland to terminal 3 O Hare arriving @11.45 with connecting flight to Dallas departing @14.25 also from terminal 3 both flights with American Airlines. Do we need to clear customs or can we just transfer to departures from arrivals. I am assuming that our baggage will transfer directly. Any information please.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You have plenty of time.
For all those who travel back and forth from the city to the airport, given the current traveling options (Train, Bus, Uber), will you pay $10 for a car service to get from the Water Tower Place to the airport?