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Flying from Toronto to Quito connecting at ORD. Toronto to ORD is on United, arriving at Terminal 1. ORD to Quito is Copa, a star alliance partner, leaving from Terminal 5. What do I need to do for checked in luggage?
If everything is on the same reservation you don't need to do anything with your baggage since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security.
I am looking to book an American flight from Seattle WA June 16 scheduled to arrive ORD 8:46 PM. Connecting American flight to Dayton, OH scheduled to depart 9:40 PM. Is th 54 minutes a long enough layover time? I am older and do not walk fast.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Flying into ORD with AA, changing to YYZ on either AC or UA CodeShare (layover time is about the same) - will one hour connection time be sufficient? Is there an easy walk path between the two or do I need to take a train / shuttle bus? Will the return (from YYZ to ORD with AC and connecting to AA flight) require same amount of time?
Do you have checked bags or not? 1 hour is not enough time with checked bags. If you don't have checked bags and the AA flight is domestic, it is possible as you can walk from Terminal 3 where you arrive on AA and Terminal 1 or 2 where you will depart on AC or UA inside security.
I am planning a round trip that ;departure from YYZ by Air Canada to SFO and then to connecting flight ( layover 2hr 50m) by United Airline to HKG . The returning flight schedule is; arrive on an ANA flight from NRT( Japan) at ORD (arrival time 2.55pm) and then to depart on an United Airline flight for YYZ at 5:50pm. Will I have to walk from one terminal to another terminal for my baggage claims, go through customs, etc., before being able to check in for another connecting flight throughout this round trip schedule? Also will I have enough time ? Thank you ~~
You will arrive in Terminal 5, 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.
thank you ZAP :)
I will be attending a meeting in March and staying at the Hyatt Regency Ohare. I am thinking about scheduling a United departing flight at 2:00 on a Thursday. I will have to make sure my meetings are done in time to get to the airport on time. How long should I allow to get to the airport and get through security at that time?
I would make sure you can leave the hotel by 12:15, 12:30 at the latest if you have Precheck.
I am due to fly from Manchester UK to ORD on Saturday 25th Aug on AA55. The flight time has just been changed so that I now arrive at 15:45. My connecting flight to SLC leaves at 17:10. Is this a realistic connection or do I need to call AA and ask them to change me to something more realistic?
Yes, that is now 5 minutes shorter than the minimum time. However, AA won't have any other options for you unless you want to add a second stop to your journey.
Thank you ZAP, most helpful :)
Arriving O'hare at 8.45 from st Louis, and connecting flight to London is at 10.00. Will terminal change be required and is there enough time to make it to the outbound flight? The baggage will be checked in at St Louis.
What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without knowing that.
Flying from Jamaica to Chicago on Untied Airlines and arriving to Terminal 5 at 5:30p.m. My connecting flight is at 7:40 on United Airlines. Is this enough time to go through customs, Immigration retrieve checked luggage, re-check luggage and make my connecting flight?
Yes, that should be enough time.
My family are coming in from Heathrow, on an AA flight they have a 2 h 30 min layover before their next flight to Des Moines, will this be enough time to clear security etc
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I have a flight coming in from Ronald Reagan Washington DC to O’Hare and a 45 minute layover time to a departing American flight domestically is that enough time?
If the first flight is also on American and is on-time then you have enough time, however it leaves very little time to spare.