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  • getting through security for international flight
    May 19, 2016
    I'm leaving ORD at 8:00 PM on a Sunday night in June (terminal 5). Airline is Aer Lingus. Any guesses as to how much time I should allocate for getting through security?


    Get there 3 hours before, so about 5 PM.


  • Terminal 5 - waiting time
    May 19, 2016
    Hi, I have flight (LOT airlines to Poland) from Terminal 5 on Sunday (05/22) at 21:25. What time should I be on the airport to clear the TSA Precheck ?


    There is no pre-check in Terminal 5. You should be at the airport by 18:15.


  • My parents flight at 6am
    May 19, 2016
    My parents are leaving at 6am. They are recommending 3 hours before the flight. But I've heard rumors the TSA does not start until 4am.


    Yes, but there will be people in line at 3 or 3:30. It's just a thoroughly stupid situation. Flying out at 6 AM used to be very easy.


  • Arrival?
    Jun 5, 2016
    My flight is on American tomorrow at 6am to Boston. My host suggests getting there at 3:30. Too early? Not early enough? Thanks


    That's about right.


    If flying United in and out of term 1, and coming back from Dublin, through ORD final destination SFO, how do I clear customs? Do I have to clear security too?


  • Security Line wait time for Terminal 1 UA during 3-5 pm weekdays
    May 19, 2016
    Our flight from ORD to Rome is this Thursday May 19, on United. Departure time is 6:10 pm. If we arrive at ORD around 3 pm, will we have sufficient time for security? Has the long wait line for security check been improved since Monday?


    That should be enough time. Things aren't much different and Thursday is still a busy time, but 3 hours early should be enough.


    That should work. I'm flying out around the same time and plan to get there at 3.


  • Same terminal?
    May 17, 2016
    We are flying from SLC to ORD on United. We have 1 hour 20 minutes before our next flight, international departure to Dublin Ireland, also on United. Will we be in the same terminal? It appears on first glance that it is...but want to make sure, as that is not a lot of time. If it's the same airline, and it is the same terminal, we shouldn't have to worry about security again right?


    Yes, both flights should be in Terminal 1. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go through security.


  • TSA and wheelchair
    May 17, 2016
    My sister and I are traveling from ORD to LEX. She needs a wheelchair and in going through TSA I have Precheck and she doesn't. Will she go trhough the Precheck with me? Or do wheelchairs go to the head of the regular TSA line?


    She will go to the head of the regular line.


  • connecting flight at ORD
    May 16, 2016
    I will be flying with United from Beijing to Toronto with a connection at ORD. Do I have to clear custom with my bags at ORD before boarding the connecting flight?


    Yes, in Chicago you will 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 1 or 2 where you depart, then go through security and to your departure gate. With the current security delays at O'hare you realistically are looking at needing at least 3 hours for this connection.


  • Dublin - Phil - EWR
    May 12, 2016
    I am flying to EWR from Dublin connecting through Phil. Do I need to collect my luggage or will it be checked all the way through.


    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Philadelphia.


  • Connection Time
    May 11, 2016
    Have 90min connection from BA flight arriving from LHR to AA flight to SDF - is this enough on average - am being offered this ticket by Amex so assume this is ok


    It's above the legal minimum, but security lines in Chicago have been very bad lately and I really don't think you have a chance of making it unless the BA flight arrives quite early.


  • Do I have enough time?
    May 7, 2016
    I am flying AA flight 3170 from FAR arriving at 5:50 and depart at 6:30 on AA flight 710 to DUB. Do I have enough time? I am very worried... Help!


    Yes, that is enough time as long as the flight from FAR is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


    Thanks for the reply! How long before departure would they likely close the gate?


    It depends, if they see you are coming from a connection they probably won't close it until the stated departure time, although they are allowed to close it 10 minutes early.


  • Wheelchair service
    Apr 22, 2016
    Arriving May 10th at ORD with AA 6197 at 6:35pm Connecting to MHK 3156 with AA at 8:15pm My father will need wheelchair service, which is requested and should be in the computers. How reliable is the wheelchair service? the time between flights is scary short, is it doable with the wheelchair service? Customs, immigration, luggage. will they hold the flight for him since it will be the last one for this day. Will a $40 tip be appropriate? Thank you w


    6197 American Airlines Operated by British Airways 3156 American Airlines Operated by Envoy Air As American Eagle


    AA6197 is actually British Airways flight 297. Does British Airways know or did you just call American? He should have enough time for his connection. They won't hold the flight for him if his first flight is late. That is an appropriate tip.


  • Help
    Apr 22, 2016
    From LGA,us to YYC,ca


  • Help
    Apr 23, 2016
    Do I need to take my luggage and do security recheck? Ohare Terminal 1 Cgates to Bgates.


    No, there is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    So even from US to Canada?Thank you.


    Also how about if I had a connect flight from calgary via ohare to jfk?Do I need to re check luggage?Thank youb for your help


  • 2 hr layover, help?
    Apr 16, 2016
    Hello, was wondering if a 2 hour layover at ORD with United from NRT to YYZ will be enough time to complete everything. Will United hold for passengers to make their connecting flight and in the event of a missed flight, what are my options? Thank you for taking the time to read this!


    2 hours is doable if the flight from Tokyo is on-time. They won't hold the flight for you, but will book you on the next flight if you miss it.


    Thanks for the quick response, fingers crossed I have enough time for it all. Worried that with going through customs as a non-US citizen and rechecking luggage it won't be ebought time....


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