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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?
I am considering booking a flight from San Francisco to Stockholm via Chicago O'Hare through the SAS airlines website (cheapest flight option). Unfortunately, there is only one flight combination available for booking with a short layover time of 1hr 25min.

According to this SAS airlines itinerary, the United flight (SFO-ORD) arrives at 6:20pm and the SAS flight (ORD-ARN) leaves at 7:45pm.

The whole ticket would be booked through SAS, but is a transit time of 1hr 25min at all realistic? I assume that I will have to switch terminals and go through security again, correct?

Your advice is highly appreciated, thanks!
Yes, you have to take the ATS Train from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 and go through security. That is a realistic connection time if the first flight is on-time.
THANK YOU, ZAP - you are the best!
I’m thinking of booking a flight from BDL to O’Hare to Vancouver. Would an hour and a half layover be enough in Chicago? Or will I have to get my bags and go through immigration again?
I also forgot to mention it’ll be all on United Airlines.
That's plenty of time. All you have to do in Chicago is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You go through Immigration when you get to Vancouver.
I live in Indiana - question is on a return flight.

I've booked through British Air and am on a AA flight from Heathrow to ORD arriving at 8 PM Term 5 and have a connecting AA flight at 9:50 PM.

According to the Transfer Guide, I have to go through Customs, then collect baggage (even though a connecting flight), go through Customs again, recheck baggage then get to Term 3 and go through Security.

1) is the above process correct?
2) is that enough time at that time of day?
3) is there a Fast Track type system for business class?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
The first step is you go through Immigration.

Yes, you have enough time.

The fast track is that you're the first ones off the plane and have priority security in Terminal 3.