I am connecting at ORD from a domestic UA flight (arriving at terminal 1) to SK to CPH leaving from Terminal 5. First off, I was a bit shocked that I had to leave security (but I am actually used to this at LAX from where I fly most of the time). This is really inconvenient and that's probably why LH moved in with UA in T1. SK should do the same.
Still, I am a bit shocked about the situation at T5 -- the building is nice and rather modern, but there are no bars/food places/stores inside security! Just nothing. And outside security, the places are not that great either (plastic cups instead of glasses in the single bar they have).
Are there any plans for improvement/upgrades to T5? Could there ever be sterile connections between T5 and domestic terminals (e.g., via busses?).