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I set up a quick business meeting at ORD with some colleagues. Each one of us is flying a diff airline (united T1, American T3, DeltaT2). We are planning to meet before we all return back later that afternoon. Can we do this without exiting security?
Yes, T1, T2, and T3 are all connected inside security by walkways.
I am booked with AA and one in Chicago (from Phoenix) at 1615 and am supposed to fly to Rome at 1650. Of course I'm worried I won't make this as I have never been in the Chicago airport. AA insists this is reasonable transfer. Thoughts?!
Both flights will be on the H/K concourse of Terminal 3. You have just enough time if the flight from Phoenix is on-time.
I have a flight from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare and from there to Japan. Is one hour enough to catch my connection in Chicago to take the flight to japan
If both flights are on the same reservation then you should have enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
An hour and half layover is all I have between a Turkish Airlines flight (arrive 6:50 pm and American Airlines (depart 8:20 pm). I know about having to go from the international terminal to domestic. I will only have a carry on bag. I will also have my Mobile Passport ap. Seems like the lines have been going much quicker with all the automation these days. Enough time?
It is just enough time if everything goes smoothly and you check in online for your American flight before leaving Turkey.
Yep, I had also thought of checking in on American. I will do that in the morning before I leave Tel Aviv for Istanbul. I will have my boarding pass on my phone so that should help. Thanks for the reply!
My sister is arriving with Lufthansa to O'Hare from Munich on Feb, 3rd; she has connecting flight from O'Hare to St. Louis. She's not American citizen and doesn't speak English so I'm trying to give her as much info as possible. Once she arrives to O'Hare is she going to have to collect her baggage and again check in on terminal 1? All flights are on the same reservation. Thank you!
She will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 or 2 and go through security. She should get off in Terminal 2 if her departure gate starts with E or F and Terminal 1 if it starts with B or C.
If I fly into ORD from SJU with a 54 minute layover to DCA, will I have enough time? It's one reservation with United.
Yes, that is enough time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Chicago.
We will be flying on Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to ORD and then on American to Phoenix. The flights are on separate tickets. The layover time in ORD is 2 and a half hours. Is that enough time to collect our checked bags, clear customs and recheck our bags?
It's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you ZAP. We do both have Global Entry is that makes any difference.
That will help. Make sure your KTN is in your AA reservation so you can get Pre-check security in Terminal 3.
I purchased separate tickets for a trip from Dayton to ORD then ORD to Amsterdam from United and KLM respectively (saving $400 doing it that way). Flight to Amsterdam will leave at 16:00 but I just got a notice from United that they've changed their schedule so the flight from Dayton arrives in ORD at 14:00 instead of the original 13:25. I believe this is going from Terminal 1 to 5. I will only have carry-on luggage with me and assume the online check-in will give me the boarding tickets I need. Do you think on average 2 hours is enough, or should I reschedule with United for a 10:00 morning arrival in ORD. Thanks!
Yes, 2 hours is enough time with no checked bags.
Hi, I'm looking at a flight from London Heathrow to Billing Montana, via Chicago Ohara, the connection time is only 1 hour and 30 minutes on the same reservation, do you think this is possible with clearing immigration and collecting luggage to clear customs, I have never been through this airport before, but am travelling alone, the date is 17th August.Thanks
It's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. The schedule will probably change before August.
ok, ta, both flights are with United, so I assume they know what they are doing, I've had some long delays at immigration where I normally enter the States at Minneapolis...thanks
MSP is one of the easiest places to enter the US. Chicago O'Hare is much larger, more crowded, and more complex.
I have a flight with Icelandair from TRD - REK - ORD. Then connecting to Dayton with American Airlines or Continental. Would 2 hours and 55 min be enough? Travelling with elderly woman as well.
Continental no longer exists. Do you mean United? That would be barely enough time. You will have to transfer your bags yourself to your second airline.
Do you have to transport your own luggage if you fly with american airlines as well!? How Much time do you need in between?
Yes, you do with American as well. 3 hours is just about what I'd recommend, so 2 hrs 55 is slightly less, but not impossible, just adds a little risk.
It says on the ORD page that: "travelers who are not checked all the way through to their final destination and who have a connecting flight with eirther United airlines or american airlines, can re-Check their luggage with an airline employee immiditely after clearing CBP processing area to avoid carrying their luggage to the domestic terminals"?