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Good morning,

I am looking at a flight for May 2018 that leaves Knoxville (TYS -- Operated By AIR WISCONSIN DBA UNITED EXPRESS), connects in Chicago, and then departs for Tucson (TUS -- Operated By SKYWEST DBA UNITED EXPRESS). The layover in Chicago is 46 minutes.

I just called United inquiring if the arriving and departing gates are in the same terminal. I was informed this route is a new offering by United and they don't have any past or current flight data to use to answer my question. The answer I was given is that a 46 minute layover meets the 45 minute minimum layover time.

So, is it safe to assume that this minimal layover likely implies that the arriving and departing gates are within the same United terminal? I see that Terminals 1, 2 and 5 are used by United.

Thank you for your help and time!

- DC
Both gates are likely in Terminal 2 Concourse E or F. However, there's a chance one or both flights could be in Terminal 1. All gates in 1 and 2 are connected inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time. Also, it's not a new route.
I'm looking to book a flight with American Airlines (though I think it will be a BA plane from Chicago to London) on the above route with a 2 hour 19 minute transfer time at Chicago. Is this enough time to transfer and am I right in thinking we won't need to collect our luggage on the way through? Thanks.
That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, you don't have to collect your bags in Chicago on the way to London.
Hi, We are taking a domestic American Airlines flight to Chicago arriving at Terminal 3 and then going to India using Air India from T5. These are two separate tickets. and I'll have to take my checked-in bag from them and re-chech to Air India. I hear about this new bus service from T3 to T5 so you don't have to re-do the security check. Would I be able to use that or would I need to go by ATS in order to check-in at Air India counter? Is there anyway to use the bus on separate tickets?
You have to take the ATS since the bus runs inside security. You have to go to the Air India check in desk with your checked bag which is outside security.
Hello! I have a friend flying American Airlines from London into ORD T5 at 6:35pm on a Friday. I was hoping to buy him a domestic flight from ORD to STL that evening. How much time should I give him to get through customs and change gates? Would it be too early to buy an 8pm flight on American? Or should I be safe and get the 9pm on United? Thank you for your help!
8 PM would be too early. Go with the 9 PM.
Please advise whether a transfer bus from T3 to T5 operates in winter months. We will arrive by American Airlines at T3, and depart by British Airways from T5. We understand this transfer bus eliminates the need to go through security. Thanks.
They initially stated it won't. You'll have to ask when you get there.
We are trying to plan a trip to Paris and we are looking at booking separate tickets for domestic and international legs. The first ticket would be into Chicago from a domestic location and the second would be from Chicago to Paris. These flights would be separate tickets. We are planning to do carry on only, so would we need to go through security again at O'Hare or could we just check in online to our flights and just go to our gate at O'Hare?
What airlines are you flying?
United into Chicago. Lufthansa internationally.
Lufthansa doesn't fly from Chicago to Paris. Are you making a stop first?
We have a layover in Munich
OK, then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1. With no checked bags you don't have to go through security and have enough time.
Nice! Thanks!
Due to a timetable-change we have now only 65 minutes for the connection (no checked luggage, only handluggage).
Will this be sufficient?
Is there any possibility to avoid security-screening during transfer at ORD?
Thx!
PS: I suppose arrival from SAV will be at T2/concourse F and departure to MUC from T1/concourse C ?
Thx!
You do not have to go through security. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is a walkway from T2 to T1 inside security. You have enough time.
Thanks a lot for all your infos, ZAP !
Hi ZAP, I am planning a connection on United from Boston to ORD, into T1 Concourse C, and then on to a commuter flight that leaves from Concourse F.

Is a 51 minute connection reasonable? Other option is 2h45m.

Thanks!
Yes, that is possible. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected inside security by a walkway. Also, your flight from Boston could arrive in B or C.
Thanks a lot!
I am looking at travelling from Miami to Dublin. If i book a flight on Aer Lingus with the Miami flight to O'Hare on United then the O'Hare leg to Dublin on Aer Lingus, will I need to re-clear security in Chicago? Mind you this is one ticket booked on Aer Lingus site, not two separate tickets or reservations. United is T1 and Aer Lingus is T5. The layover is only 1 hour and 35 minutes which worries me if I have to go through security again where the line could be long.



FWIW, someone on tripadvisor says yes you have to re-clear security but I called the TSA and they say no - not as long as I do not leave the secure area, so who is right?

Thanks!
I am looking at travelling from Miami to Dublin. If i book a flight on Aer Lingus with the Miami flight to O'Hare on United then the O'Hare leg to Dublin on Aer Lingus, will I need to re-clear security in Chicago? Mind you this is one ticket booked on Aer Lingus site, not two separate tickets or reservations. United is T1 and Aer Lingus is T5.

FWIW, someone on tripadvisor says yes you have to re-clear security but I called the TSA and they say no - not as long as I do not leave the secure area, so who is right?

Thanks!
Yes, you will have to take the ATS Train to Terminal 5 and go through security. Whoever you talked to at the TSA doesn't seem to know much about Chicago O'Hare.
Typically or on the average is the line long for T5 security - my flight would be at 8pm at night so i would be going through security at 630-7pm.
T5 security rarely takes more than 10-15 minutes.
When you say go through security, does that mean taking shoes off and the whole deal or just showing your boarding pass and passport?