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  • Landing from Dublin
    Apr 15, 2013
    My daughters flight arrives at 1:45 pm from Dublin. Will she have enough time to make a 2:53 fight?


    Your daughter's arrival at, & departure from, ORD depend on which airlines she will take. Note that Dublin Airport has U.S. customs clearance, saving her time on arrival at ORD. The ATS train runs between ORD's 4 terminals, but in their unsecured areas - meaning she has to go through security check before proceeding to connecting gate. One hour transfer time is tight. I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • connecting flight
    Apr 11, 2013
    Does anyone know if I take a flight on U.S.Airlways arriving on Terminal 2 Concourse E in Chicago(ORD) will I have to pick up my luggage and walk to United at Terminal 1, check in my luggage and go through security check to get to my connecting flight?


    If your tickets were bought on the same reservation, then US Airways will check your bags through to United. Then you can just walk from T2 to T1 through the secure side of the airport without having to go back through security.


  • i have a flight
    Mar 5, 2013
    I have a flight thru o hare tomorrow morning around 11;30 am will this be an issue headed to vegas


    You'll have to check the flight status with your airline. Most of the weather is supposed to have moved out by then though.


  • Landing during an ice storm
    Jan 27, 2013
    Is it dangerous for a plane to land in freezing ice and rain?


    No, it is quite safe. Aircraft have equipment on their wings to prevent ice from accumulating on them. Also, the speed that aircraft move at doesn't give water much of a chance to sit and freeze.


  • Short term parking
    Jan 24, 2013
    I would like to know about getting to T3, on short term parking, where, how, etc.


    It's pretty easy - you just go down to the sort term parking garage and then follow the signs. They're all connected.


  • picking up friends at Terminal 5
    Dec 30, 2012
    Can you drive up to pickup guests at T-5 arrivals like the non international terminals?


    As international arrivals need to go through customs clearance (& flight maybe late) your best bet is to (a) use the free Cell Phone Lot located at Economy Parking Lot F. (Exit I-190 at North Mannheim Road and follow the signs to Economy Parking F/Cell Phone Lot). Stay with your car until your party has arrived, collected luggage and calls you to be picked up at the curb; or (b) Park in short-term Lot D in front of Terminal 5.


  • cxl flights-Comfort Inn Ohare rates
    Dec 20, 2012
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  • What to do for 8 hours
    Dec 16, 2012
    I have an 8 hour stay in ORD Chicago on Jan 02 while waiitng for my flight back to Manchester UK. Is the transport into Chicago Good and what is the best and quickest route so I can have a look around the City


    At O'Hare Airport subway trains from CTA 'L' Blue Line depart underground of Terminal 5, and Metra North Central's commuter trains stop at the O'Hare Transfer station, which connects to the Airport Transit System by a shuttle bus. (b) the CTA Orange Line links directly into Chicago's Loop with connections to all other lines in the loop. I suggest you go to the information /transportation counter near the baggage claim area for more information.


    Sadec, please stop giving bad advice. The CTA stop is not under terminal 5. It is under the parking garage between terminals 1, 2, and 3. If you arrive at Terminals 1, 2, or 3, you can easily walk to the CTA stop. The best station to get off at if you want to see downtown is Clark/Lake. The best station to get off at to see a more interesting neighborhood of bars and restaurants is Damen.


  • 37 min!
    Dec 8, 2012
    Hello, I have a flight departing from Las Vegas that arrive at this airport at 8:48pm (Flight:UA152) and I have a connecting flight to BRAZIL that depart at 9:25pm (Flight: UA845) with the same company, on Jan. 3, 2013. Is there enough time? What happens if I miss the flight? Thank you


    At ORD Airport, United uses Terminal 1 for all domestic flights and international departures - the terminal has Concouse B with gates B1-22 and Concourse C with gates C1-32 - simply walk over to your connecting concourse by following signs. (on your return, you will arrive in the International Terminal 5, where you need to go through customs clearance process.)


    That is a very tight connection, but at least both of your flights will be in the same terminal. If you miss your connection you'll spend the night in Chicago and be booked on the flight to Brazil the next day.


    Dec 8, 2012


    You need to contact AA.


  • weather concerns
    Nov 6, 2012
    Would anyone have a comment on how concerned I should be flying in and out of O'Hare in mid-December? (15th to 22nd). I just have this niggling worry that we might not make it home (west coast of Canada) for Christmas......


    Do you care to share any info on your routing (what airlines, where you're coming from or going to, etc.)? I can help you more if you do that. Weather in Chicago in December usually isn't too bad, winter doesn't usually hit hard until January, but you never know.


    Oct 4, 2012
    I left my wireless device - about 3 X 4 - Black at an American airlines gate on Monday, Sept 29. If someone found this can you call or email me?


    Gate areas are the domain of airlines - call American's 800 number.


  • Flight Change 42 Days Ahead of Departure
    Oct 2, 2012
    I booked a series of flights on United that provided ample layover time in ORD, ( 1hr 14 min) from IND to ORD to SFO. The flight is scheduled on Oct 12 and on Sep 9 my flight departure out of IND was changed from 5:50a to 6:15a. Now I'm down to 49 min layover in ORD. What circumstances would cause an airline to delay a flight 25 minutes 42 days ahead of the departure date?? I picked the trip 2 months in advance and the 1hr 14min layover was a deciding factor in my choosing the flight.


    Airlines change schedules for various reasons including aircraft and crew availability. 49 Minutes should still be enough to make your transfer. Things tend to run really well at ORD that early in the morning.


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