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Plane Tickets and Layover

Detroit, Michigan
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Plane Tickets and Layover

I have a plane ticket from DTW to San with a 2hr 15min layover in ORD. Does that mean I stop in ORD for 2hrs and 15min till I board again? And will I need two plane tickets or use the same one? As you can tell, I don't travel a lot...Please Help

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1. Re: Plane Tickets and Layover

I think to help you we really need to know which airline(s) you are travelling with.

In general terms, the 2hrs 15minutes will be from the time the first plane arrives to the time the second one departs, in that you have to get yourself off the first plane, find the gate the second plane leaves from, and get there before boarding closes, which may be 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time, though it could be less - depends on the airline!

You will need two boarding passes, one for each flight. Again depending on the airline you may be able to get these before you leave home, or at DTW when you check in rather than getting one at DTW and the second at ORD.

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Thank you so much and it is United Airline I believe

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It is called a connection not a lay over as you are just going from one plane to the next.

If it is all on United then when you check in on line 24hrs. before your flight you will get both boarding passes.

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4. Re: Plane Tickets and Layover

UA uses terminals 1 and 2 at ORD. Both terminals are connected airside so there is no need to re-clear security. If you have checked baggage, it should be transferred for you. Only variation would be if you needed to gate check your carry on (this could happen if you are on a CRJ). In that case, your carry on bag would be returned to you planeside as you exit the aircraft.

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