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Hello, We are flying on Wednesday from the UK to Orlando. We fly Manchester - Brussels - Chicago - Orlando. We arrive at T5 at 11:55 and our next flight is from T1 at 14:00. Never having done this my question is this: Do we need to go through customs/immigration before moving between the two terminals? Is it do-able? It seems very tight on time to me. TIA, Victoria
Yes, you will arrive in T5, 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, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I fly in to houston from chicago at 9:04 AM (terminal C) and my connecting flight to costa rica (terminal E) is at 10:20 AM. Is this enough time? also do I have to go through security again to get to terminal E from terminal C?
No you do not have to go through security again. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I will be flying to Ord from Calgary Canada. I will pre-clear us customs and immigration in Calgary, but arrival gate is still in terminal 5. Will I have to go thru customs again?
I'm guessing you're flying Westjet? Yes, they use Terminal 5 now. You won't have to go through Immigration or Customs in Chicago, they will let you out on the upper level and if you have checked bags you will claim them at the domestic baggage claim (Terminal 5 does have one - it is also used by the Etihad flight). Westjet moved to Terminal 5 this summer as they no longer fly to Chicago year-round.
On Aug. 11 I'm flying Air France from Rome to ATL, arriving at 5:32pm. My connection to LAX via Air France departs at 7:02pm. Will I have to clear customs at ATL before going to LAX flight? If so, is 90 minutes enough time?
Air France does not fly from Rome to Atlanta or Atlanta to LAX. Both flights will be operated by Delta. Yes, in Atlanta, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security, and take the Plane Train to your departure gate. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thanks for the thorough response. Much appreciated. We don't plan to check any bags on this trip. Will that significantly improve our chances of making the LAX flight?