I've never had to connect through ORD
but I have walked the terminals a few times and it doesn't seem like it's nearly as bad as some people make it. On AA
the worst case scenario would probably be from the end of G to the end of H or K and I would say that would be maybe a 20 minute walk tops. As for UA
, it's spread out between 2 terminals so it get's more complicated. Just connecting within T1 shouldn't be bad at all. There is a bus that runs every ten minutes or so between C and the UAX gates in T2
, but even so I don't think walking from the end of F to the high C gates would take exceptionally long, as long as you don't have a tight connection.
Having actually connected in ATL
(both on DL
) I can say getting from one point to another is very easy. My flight one time came into E and my connection went out of A and it didn't take long at all. I had a few hour layover so I wasn't rushing, but even if I had it would have been fine.
I think my favorite place to connect is DTW
. The train makes getting from one end of A to the other a breeze, and it's no hassle to get over to B/C either. Plus in my experience it has never been delay-prone the way ORD
is known to be.
|Quoting HT (Reply 2):|
What is ORD's current state of re-aligning the runways ? For a time it was among the most (weather related) delay-prone airports in the U.S. especially if winds were unfavourable.
The first new runway (9L/27R) is open as is the extension on 10/28 (originally 9R
/27L, will be 10L/28R when this is all said and done). I believe what will eventually be 10C/28C is the next one slated to open but I have no idea when that may be. After that I think is the new 9C
/27C and the extension to 9R
/27L (originaly 9L
/27R). That is also when they should be decommissioning the 32/14s. Then finally will be the far south 10R/27L. I have no idea the timeframe on all of this but I vaguely recall hearing it's supposed to be all done by 2014 (don't uote me on it though)