Short Layover on ORD | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Short Layover on ORD

maureeng

Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
251
Have found a great J fare from Shanghai to Miami on United. It involves a 9 hour stopover in LAX on way over ( which I don't mind as I can visit a restaurant I've been wanting to try) bout on the return there is only 56 min in ORD between flights. Bags should be checked through to Shanghai hopefully. Any advice as to whether this is achievable?

Thanks in advance
 

serfty

Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
40,251
Flights
My Map
UA's MCT ar ORD for Domestic to International is default 75 minutes, but in some cases can be as low as 45 minutes. Can you be more specific about the route/flight numbers?

So, the booking may be legal. Sensible? IMHO, no.

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Minimum Connect Times:
Connecting at ORD, Incoming airline UA, Outgoing airline UA, Flight type Domestic to International

STANDARD.D/D...D/I...I/D...I/I.
ONLINE    .50  1.15  1.30  1.30
OFFLINE   .50  1.15  1.30  1.30
** OR * ARE ALL
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT    1 - 2839 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - CPH 
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT 3160 - 6384 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - CPH 
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT    1 - 2839 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - ARN 
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT 3160 - 6384 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - ARN 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BERMUDA - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BERMUDA - BELIZE 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9999 - FLT    1 - 9999 
  BERMUDA - UNITED KINGDOM 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BERMUDA - CAYMAN ISLANDS 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BERMUDA - TURKS AND CAICOS ISL 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BERMUDA - VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITI 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BAHAMAS - UNITED KINGDOM 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998 
  BELIZE - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9999 - FLT    1 - 9999 
  CANADA - CANADA 
UA-UA DI  1.30 FLT    1 - 2839 - FLT 8715 - 9614 TRM ** - 5 
UA-UA DI  1.30 FLT 3160 - 6384 - FLT 8715 - 9614 TRM ** - 5 
UA-UA DI   .45 FLT 8015 - 8714 - FLT    1 - 2839 
UA-UA DI   .45 FLT 8015 - 8714 - FLT 3160 - 6384 
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT 8015 - 8714 - FLT 7624 - 7668 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 6599 - 6726 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 6829 - 6848 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 6899 - 6940 
UA-UA DI  1.20 ALL  - FLT 6974 - 7073 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7054 - 7193 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7284 - 7323 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7424 - 7623 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7624 - 7668 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 9715 - 9814 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 9815 - 9882 
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 9883 - 9998 
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT 8015 - 8714 - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .45 AUA - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .45 DUB - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .45 NAS - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .45 SNN - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .40 YEG - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .40 YHZ - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .40 YOW - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .40 YWG - ALL 
UA-UA DI   .45 CANADA - ALL   
UA-UA DI   .40 
UA-** DI  1.30 TRM 5  - ** CANADA - ALL
 

maureeng

Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
251
UA's MCT ar ORD for Domestic to International is default 75 minutes, but in some cases can be as low as 45 minutes. Can you be more specific about the route/flight numbers?

So, the booking may be legal. Sensible? IMHO, no.

Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Minimum Connect Times:
Connecting at ORD, Incoming airline UA, Outgoing airline UA, Flight type Domestic to International

STANDARD.D/D...D/I...I/D...I/I.
ONLINE    .50  1.15  1.30  1.30
OFFLINE   .50  1.15  1.30  1.30
** OR * ARE ALL
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT    1 - 2839 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - CPH
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT 3160 - 6384 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - CPH
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT    1 - 2839 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - ARN
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT 3160 - 6384 - FLT 8715 - 9614 ALL - ARN
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BERMUDA - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BERMUDA - BELIZE
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9999 - FLT    1 - 9999
  BERMUDA - UNITED KINGDOM
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BERMUDA - CAYMAN ISLANDS
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BERMUDA - TURKS AND CAICOS ISL
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BERMUDA - VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITI
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BAHAMAS - UNITED KINGDOM
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9998 - FLT    1 - 9998
  BELIZE - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT    1 - 9999 - FLT    1 - 9999
  CANADA - CANADA
UA-UA DI  1.30 FLT    1 - 2839 - FLT 8715 - 9614 TRM ** - 5
UA-UA DI  1.30 FLT 3160 - 6384 - FLT 8715 - 9614 TRM ** - 5
UA-UA DI   .45 FLT 8015 - 8714 - FLT    1 - 2839
UA-UA DI   .45 FLT 8015 - 8714 - FLT 3160 - 6384
UA-UA DI SUP   FLT 8015 - 8714 - FLT 7624 - 7668
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 6599 - 6726
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 6829 - 6848
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 6899 - 6940
UA-UA DI  1.20 ALL  - FLT 6974 - 7073
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7054 - 7193
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7284 - 7323
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7424 - 7623
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 7624 - 7668
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 9715 - 9814
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 9815 - 9882
UA-UA DI  1.15 ALL  - FLT 9883 - 9998
UA-UA DI  1.15 FLT 8015 - 8714 - ALL
UA-UA DI   .45 AUA - ALL
UA-UA DI   .45 DUB - ALL
UA-UA DI   .45 NAS - ALL
UA-UA DI   .45 SNN - ALL
UA-UA DI   .40 YEG - ALL
UA-UA DI   .40 YHZ - ALL
UA-UA DI   .40 YOW - ALL
UA-UA DI   .40 YWG - ALL
UA-UA DI   .45 CANADA - ALL  
UA-UA DI   .40
UA-** DI  1.30 TRM 5  - ** CANADA - ALL

Thanks. Seems like I need 1 hr 15 min and the flight I found only gives me 56 min . Oh well back to the drawing board :-(
 

maureeng

Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
251
Did this connection come up on UA.com or some other booking engine - i.e. Would it have been on the one ticket?
Hi It was on Travelocity but have now found a Delta flight for the same price with the proper layover times via Atlanta. Thanks for your help :)
 

ozbeachbabe

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
6,403
Glad you got it sorted. You've gotta be careful with some online travel agents (OTA's) as while your flights may be in the same booking they sometimes use separate tickets which could potentially be a problem should you misconnect to do an inbound flight being late.
 

maureeng

Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
251
Glad you got it sorted. You've gotta be careful with some online travel agents (OTA's) as while your flights may be in the same booking they sometimes use separate tickets which could potentially be a problem should you misconnect to do an inbound flight being late.
Thanks. I usually just use Qantas or Emirates but as we are living in China at the moment none of them go to USA from here :-(. The Delta flight in Business/ First ( domestic leg) was really cheap and has good layover times. I booked it.
 

Recent Posts

Community Statistics

Threads
81,192
Messages
1,871,368
Members
49,018
Latest member
Glenys King
Top