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    Mar 30, 2015
    I am travelling Atlanta to Chicago on AA and then onwards Chicago to London with BA - can I check my baggage in at Atlanta all the way through to london?


  • First time flyer
    Mar 6, 2015
    I will be coming from DFW and will have my luggage checked there. I will be In ORD to make a connecting flight to FRA. Will I need to recheck my bags or will they be transferred to my final destination? Do I need to pass through security again?United and Lufthansa.


  • connecting flight YVR - ORD- MCO
    Mar 5, 2015
    I am arriving from YVR (Vancouver BC) to ORD on April 7 and have a connecting flight to MCO all flights with United Airlines - do I have to claim and re-check my baggage? I have 1hr and 15 mins between flights - is this enough time?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be in Terminal 1. You should have plenty of time.


    thank you! Just a confirmation - so you don't have to claim baggage?


    Feb 26, 2015
    I'm flying from Seoul to Chicago to Toronto with a 3 hour layover at ORD. When I'm rechecking my baggage, I'm not dragging my luggage all the way to Terminal 2? Is there a transferring area of some kind when I collect my bags and pass through customs?


    What airline are you flying to Toronto? If your bags are already tagged to YYZ then you can re-check at the transfer desk in Terminal 5 after you clear US Customs.


  • Getting to delta sky club in t2 from t3
    Jan 14, 2015
    If I'm flying on AA out of terminal 3 but want to use club pass for delta sky club in terminal 2, can I get there or will security not let me?


    There is a walkway between T3 and T2 inside security.


  • canceled flight
    Jan 14, 2015
    Any idea why IB 6274 was canceled on 01/0702015


    It was extremely cold in Chicago on Jan 7, the high temperature was around 0 F or -18 C


  • TSA Lines on December 26
    Dec 18, 2014
    I'm flying Spirit Airlines out of O'Hare on December 26th at 5 PM. I'm going to try printing boarding passes from home and will not have any bags to check. I know the day after Christmas is a pretty busy travel day. Will arriving at the airport 2 hours before the flight get me through security and to the gate without having to rush?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Connecting to go to Canada
    Dec 9, 2014
    In August I'll be flying from Denver to Montreal via Chicago ORD. The connection is about 1 hr and 15 minutes. Will everything be taken care of in Denver for the International flight? It's the same for the return flight...Montreal to Chicago to Denver.


    Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both ways. On the way to Montreal you will go through Canadian Immigration in Montreal and on the way back you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal, so your arrival into Chicago will be like a domestic flight.


  • Time it takes from checkin togates
    Dec 23, 2014
    I have a flight at O'hare around christmas time. My flight is at 1:20pm and I am taking a shuttle that arrives at 12:00pm at the airport. Will I make the flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Its an international flight, and its christmas so im kinda worried bout those factors coming into play. Even with these factors, do u think i can make it?


    International flights are no different other than they board about 15 minutes earlier than normal. Contrary to popular belief airports are not drastically more crowded at christmastime than a normal day.


    I flew out if ohare on Saturday and the security line was quick but if you are checking bags those lines were ridiculous. Give yourself at least two hours maybe three. You're better off just sitting there waiting for your plane rather than trying to find the next flight out


  • flying through ord
    Oct 29, 2014
    Flying in from japan in the near future, connecting back to canada, will I have to clear security and US customs again? Wondering for possible duty free shopping in narita.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, change terminals, and go through security.


  • Thanksgiving departure
    Oct 28, 2014
    How much time should I give myself to arrive at O'Hare the day before Thanksgiving to get an 8:23pm flight?


    You'll be fine getting to the airport around 7 PM.


  • Baggage Transfer and Connecting Flights
    Oct 16, 2014
    Will be arriving on ANA from NRT (Tokyo) transferring to UAL to IAD. Will we be arriving at Terminal 5. Do we clear customs and immigration there? Is there a baggage transfer facility at Terminal 5? How do we get from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1 (UAL). It will be January 28th and do we need to go outside to get between terminals? Asking because we will be coming from a tropical climate and may need to unpack jackets and hats before rechecking baggage. Thanks much.


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then there is a re-check desk immediately after you exit customs. Then you will take the ATS train to Terminal 1. The corridors to the ATS train are indoors. Once you reach Terminal 1 you will go through security.


  • Connection time for international flight
    Oct 9, 2014
    Our return flight has just been changed for our trip to Orlando. We are now leaving Orlando and travelling to Chicago terminal 3. My question is would we have enough time as our arrival time is 21.05 and we depart for london at 21.50 that is only 45mins. can you tell me if we would have to go through customs and re-check bags for our international flight. I am travelling as a family with 13 and 15 year old


    No, you do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thanks very much for your prompt response.


  • Skycap help
    Aug 31, 2014
    Travelled today from ORD to OMA via United. Used Skycap to check the bags. 1 of 2 arrived and checked in at same time. In retrospect Skycap may have thought the second bag was a carry on as it was left in front. Also in retrospect I only got one baggage ticket. Is there anyway to contact the skycap people to find out what they did with my bag? There are no direct lines to them apparently.


    You will have to contact the ORD lost & found


  • Alitalia lost our bags, won't answer calls or emails
    Aug 26, 2014
    We flew Alitalia 628 on August 4 from Rome to ORD. Our baggage did not arrive. It has been 3 weeks and no one answers our calls or emails. We have no way of contacting the Alitalia counter at ORD other than driving the 2 1/2 -3 hours there and go in person, but we work and have kids. There should be some kind of advocate at the airport who can help people in situations such as these. It is so terribly upsetting.


    Who have you been calling? They are open on weekends - I think if you want your luggage you're going to have to bite the bullet and drive in on a weekend.


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