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Do I have time to get threw immigration?

Nashville, Tennessee
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Do I have time to get threw immigration?

I will be flying from Orlando to Jamaica in November. My flight lands in Orlando at 9:50 AM and my connecting flight to Montego Bay departs at 11:39. Am I going to have time??

Also on my return home I will have a lay-over time from 7:01PM to 8:50 in Chicago, will this also be enough time to make it through customs and everything? I've been doing some research and begining to think we will be cutting it close? Help!

UK
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1. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

Where are you flying to Orlando from?

San Diego
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for San Diego
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2. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

Under your screen name there is a place to put your location.

It would help folks to know WHERE you live so they can give you advice more intelligently.

Lake Crystal...
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3. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

When you land in Chicago, where will you have come from?

Portland, Oregon
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for Air Travel
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4. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

Where are you coming from?

Which airline(s) are you flying?

Are all your flights booked on one ticket, or are there separate tickets involved?

Nashville, Tennessee
posts: 78
reviews: 5
5. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

I am flying to Orlando from Nashville and then from Orlando to Montego Bay. On the return flight we are leaving Montego bay and arriving in Chicago before connecting to our flight back to Nashville.

Nashville, Tennessee
posts: 78
reviews: 5
6. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

I booked through AirTran, so the domestic flights are Southwest and the flights to/from Montego Bay Jamaica are AirTran.

Madrid
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7. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

You will not go through immigration flying from Nashville to Orlando,nor will you go through security.If your first flight is on time,1hr 49 should be sufficient to go from gate to gate.

San Diego
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for San Diego
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8. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

Thankyou for adding your location!

There is no customs or immigration when you leave the USA!

You WILL go through customs and immigration when you arrive in Chicago.

I assume you have a passport??

I have done immigration/customs in less than 2hrs. but I only do carryon and don't check any luggage.

That's because when you arrive in Chicago you'll have to go through immigration(show your passport) ,get your luggage, go through customs, hand your luggage back in all before you get on the 2nd plane.

Chicago
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9. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

Not only will you have to go through immigration (where the longest delays are) but you will then have to leave Terminal 5 and get to the domestic terminals on the airport tram, then go through security again.

Don't know how busy it will be at 7 pm. If everything goes okay you should just make the flight but sit as close to the front as possible and hustle down to immigration as soon as you are off the plane.

Houston, Texas
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10. Re: Do I have time to get threw immigration?

"but you will then have to leave Terminal 5 and get to the domestic terminals on the airport tram"

Unlikely, as AirTran flies into Midway not ORD.

You should be okay on your connection.