Is one hour enough to make connectons at O'Hare and LAX?
March 21, 2007 11:43 AM Subscribe
Flying from Toronto to Melbourne, via Chicago and LAX. The "via" is worryingly short!
posted by generichuman to Travel & Transportation around Toronto, ON (23 answers total)
I'm flying from Toronto to Melbourne, Australia via Chicago and LAX. My changeovers at Chicago and LAX are both just slightly over an hour each, and I'm wondering about the potential for an "oh crap, your plane was late, you're screwed" type of moment.
Is one hour at each airport enough time to actually make a connecting flight?
(I think my flights are United, all the way, if that makes a difference.)
I've flown internationally before, but always, always directly. Oddly, I've never actually flown into the United States.
I assume I'll go through the US customs office at Pearson before departure, rather than in Chicago or LAX. I also assume that my checked bags will be cleared all the way through to Melbourne. But, I'm having trouble getting a straight answer out of anybody.
I'm mildly worried that one hour at Chicago and LAX wont be enough to make my connecting flights - especially if I have to check and uncheck baggage, switch terminals or go through security/customs again.
Am I worrying over nothing, Hive Mind? I don't want to worry about anything other than the surely wretched jet lag that will ensue.