Short Layover on ORD

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  1. maureeng

    maureeng Member

    Sep 25, 2009
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    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?
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    Thanks in advance
     
  2. serfty

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    Nov 16, 2004
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    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
     
  3. maureeng

    maureeng Member

    Sep 25, 2009
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    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 :-(
     
  4. serfty

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    Nov 16, 2004
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    Did this connection come up on UA.com or some other booking engine - i.e. Would it have been on the one ticket?
     
  5. maureeng

    maureeng Member

    Sep 25, 2009
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    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 :)
     
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  6. ozbeachbabe

    ozbeachbabe Senior Member

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    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.
     
  7. maureeng

    maureeng Member

    Sep 25, 2009
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    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.
     
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