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What do you think is the minimum layover time you could have at Chicago O'Hare for a domestic-domestic connection (on the same airline)?
30 minutes is possible, but I recommend 60.
How much time is needed to arrive on a domestic flight into ORD, get luggage, get rechecked in for a flight on Aer Lingus to Dublin?
On the return, how much time is needed to arrive from DUB, get luggage, get rechecked in for a domestic flight on AA?
I would want about 2 hours at least both ways, maybe a bit more.
We have 2 hours Connection time, We will fly from Heathrow to Chicago O hare,
we will land 3PM and our connection flight to Denver fly out at 5pm. tickets are booked in one reservation on American Airlines.
Do we have to run to make the connection? :)
Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am arriving ORD via AA1486 at 13:40 (terminal 1), and leaving ORD via Cathy at 15:35 ( terminal 5). Is 1:55 (almost 2 hrs) enough? Thanks.
Yes, that should be enough time if everything is on-time and your bags are checked through. You arrive in Terminal 3, not Terminal 1.
hi, i'm going to calgary with a connection in chicago, do i need go to canadian immigration in chicago or in calgary? because i only have 55 min of layover in chicago.
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Calgary. So if your first flight is domestic then you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am arriving AA from Columbus and need to check in for a United flight to Germany. How do I get from one place to another and do I collect my luggage from AA first ?
Yes, you need to collect your baggage from AA in T3, re-check it with United in T1, and go through security.
Hey, I am flying a United flight from Bwi with a connection in Chicago. I have 50 minutes between flights (both united) will I have enough time?
Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I just found out that I'll be arriving in Terminal 2, Gate F11 and need to make a connection in Terminal 1, Gate C23.

I have a little more than an hour, will I make it?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It shouldn't take much more than 15 minutes.
My international flight (China Hainan) arrives at terminal 5 at 1:20PM, and my domestic flight (United) leaves at 3:45, I need to claim bags upon international arrival and re-check in bags, is 2 hours and 25 minutes connection time enough? Thanks a lot!!
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will likely have to take your bags with you to Terminal 1 to re-check them with United, unless you purchased all your flights together.
I plan to fly from Nashville to Chicago by AA and arrive at Chicago at 7:50AM, and then fly to China at 10:30am by AA. I bought ticket separately, so probably I need pick up luggage upon my arrival and recheck in my luggage for international travel, is 2 hours and 40 minutes enough for the transfer?
If you show your second confirmation to the AA agent in Nashville they should be able to check your bag through to China for you. Then you can just go to your departure gate. if they don't you still have enough time.