|Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):|
Remember that although you might have "checked through" you will need to clear both Immigration and customs at ORD and then hand you bags back in.
It is always the first point of entry that you need to do this so maybe your b ags will be labelled but they will not just go through without you taking them through customs at ORD.
Yes but my experience is as long as your bag goes back on the belt 1 hour before next flight there will be no problems. Actually put my bag back on the belt at T5
40 minutes before I departed for DEN
once from T1 and it still made it.
Even though you have to pick up your bag and walk it about 10 metres through customs its still a great help to have it tagged through. Alternatively US airlines are very generous with carry on baggage so unless you have a giant bag you could even carry it on. Worse case scenario here is that they gate check it but you still get your bag on the flight.