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Making a connection at O'Hare to Paris on United

Making a connection at O'Hare to Paris on United

Mar 30th, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Making a connection at O'Hare to Paris on United

Airports intimidate me. On Monday, I am flying in to O'Hare in Chicago on a United flight, and am scheduled to take off to Paris on another United flight 50 minutes later. Will I have to go from terminal to terminal to get from one flight to the next? Are they far apart? How would I go about investigating this with the airline, if you good folk don't already know?
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Mar 30th, 2007, 02:31 PM
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You will arrive in T1 or T2 (if arriving on certain United Express flights), and your flight to Paris will depart from T1 (probably Concourse C). You will not have to go outside security. T1 and T2 are connected by an airside walkway, as well as shuttle. Concourses B and C in T1 are connected by an underground walkway. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk from one end of the B concourse to the far end of the C concourse. You might familiarize yourself with a map of the terminals:

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,1113,00.html
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Mar 30th, 2007, 03:05 PM
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Thanks so much, ms_go! It looks like I'll be able to cover the distance in the alloted time, then. A great relief!
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Mar 30th, 2007, 04:15 PM
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If you are coming back into Chicago from Paris, you will land at the International terminal and will have to take a shuttle to the T1 or T2 terminals. That...plus customs and luggage adds to the time needed between flights.

Last summer it took about an hour to get our luggage off an Aer Lingus flight.

Have fun in Paris.
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Mar 30th, 2007, 07:19 PM
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I just do NOT understand why the airlines make these tight connections!

Every day there are people who miss connections because of this. Just yesterday, my daughter was going from PIT to Edinburgh via EWR. She had lots of time in between -- thankfully because the PIT - EWR flight was delayed -- for about an hour.

While at PIT she ran into a friend who was taking the same EWR flight to connect to a flight to Amsterdam. He didn't have a lot of time in NY and missed his connection.

Why do they do this???? To me it's just crazy.
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