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I'm traveling from Hiroshima Japan to Madison WI. I have a connecting flight from Ohare to Madison that I want to avoid. I wanted to know when I arrive in Ohare from Tokyo do I have to pick up my check bags and recheck them if I want to go to Madison Airport. My whole point is to instead of flying to Madison I would like to rent a car in ohare.
Yes, you will have to claim your bags in O'Hare to take them through US Customs. You can only skip the flight to Madison if it is the last flight of your reservation.
Can someone please share process of traveling with wheelchair at O'Hara internationally.
My elderly (but younger than 75) parents are coming to the U.S. - father has requested a wheelchair, mom doesn't need it. Do they deboard people needing assistance first or last? Once at customs, is there a separate window for travelers with wheelchair? After the customs, will the escort assist to recheck the luggage? Will the escort go on the train to the different terminal? THANK YOU.
They will be deboarded last if he needs a gate chair (meaning he can't walk off the plane). Yes, they will go through a different immigration line and yes they will help them get their baggage. If both flights are on the same reservation then they will take them to the other terminal, through security, and to the departure gate.