3 hrs shoudl do you OK
, BUT BE
WARNED don't dally. If you fly into the US on a southern approach (on BA
once, we entered the US in the Boston area) and up to an hour can be added to flight time.
Once in Chicago, go through the Immigration/Customs drama. On your left (I think) as you leave customs you'll need to recheck your bag with AA
. There is basically a drop off counter -- quick and painless.
Then you LEAVE the terminal, get on the interterminal rail, go to TERMINAL 2 (AA's terminal). There go to security, go through, and to your waiting area.
What class are you in? That will have a huge effect on what you can expect.
If you're in J, you can use the Admirals Lounge. Pay Bar.
If you're in F, Flagship Lounge.
Y -- no lounge, pay for drinks in Y class.
I find the food to be decent in J. Seatguru can tell you what seats you most want.
I find AA
's to be professional, but not always superfriendly. AA
staff tends to be the same way -- professional, but not chatty.
On a good note, they get your bags matched with your flight more often than not (always happy).
Check your gate when you arrive in terminal 2, gates do move.
Both the 767 and the 777 I find to be comfortable rides. Witht he length of flghts, expect in flight entertainment.