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hello i am travelling from Delhi(India) to phoenix via london and Chicago (ORD). so my port of entry will be Chicago. layover time is 5 hours. and i have conection flights from British Airways. I have heard that ORD have quite a difficult port for immigration for F1 visa?? and as i am not travelling directly to phoenix will that can be a problem? (coz i didnt any direct flight). My university is- ASU
If you are holding a ticket to Phoenix that should not be an issue. 5 hours is plenty of time.
Hi zap, I will have a flight from Kansai and transit at SFO for 3 hours, and then fly to my final destination at ORD. Should I check in again at SFO? and do I have to pass immigration/customes at SFO to get my flight to ORD? How about my luggage? do I have to take my luggage again at SFO and re check in?or it will be delivered through my final destination in ORD? I have Indonesian passport and all the flight will be with United airlines. Thank you.
If both tickets are on the same reservation you will be checked in for both flights in Osaka. In SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. In ORD you just have to claim your bags.
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my parents are fluing in to ORD to T5 amd have to get to T3, where do they pick up and re check baggage? Also do they hae to re check in and get their tickets?
As soon as you get thru customs, collect bags and drop after you exit baggage claim at respective airline just outside the exit. Take escalator up to train level and take train to T3 (they arrive every 5-10 minutes and less than 10 minutes to T3). If they don't have boarding passes for next flight, they will have to visit their airline's customer service or check-in desk. They'll have to go thru Security at T3 to get to their gate.
May 30th arriving via American Eagle @ 7:20 PM connecting with SAS to Copenhagen departure 10:05 pm. We will have 2 checked bags. 1. Will we have to claim and recheck our bags? 2. Will we have to go thru security for Terminal 5 on arrival? Will we make it??