Remind me not to fly CX out of ORD again

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Old Jun 10, 18, 12:46 am
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Remind me not to fly CX out of ORD again

TSA at Terminal 5 is a CF.
BA F lounge is a dump.
Hard and soft product were Ok but what's with the miniature footwell.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 3:05 am
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ORD Is a mess. Three weeks ago flew into there on an international flight. It took 2 hours to go through immigration, even US citizens, who were in the same queue as foreigners. APEC card was useless.

I am with you and will be avoiding ORD on an international itinerary for the future.

However connecting domestically on AA is easy, and the AA Flagship lounge is not bad, the staff there are really good.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 4:35 am
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typical
Airport is terrible

only on the CX forum is it CX's fault


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Old Jun 10, 18, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by Kachjc View Post
typical
Airport is terrible

only on the CX forum is it CX's fault
Fair point.

But the CX ground crew there in pretty bad, so it's not entirely undeserved.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by Nicc HK View Post
ORD Is a mess. Three weeks ago flew into there on an international flight. It took 2 hours to go through immigration, even US citizens, who were in the same queue as foreigners. APEC card was useless.
That's when Global Entry shows its true worth! (Of course, only available if you are US citizen or LPR)
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Old Jun 10, 18, 7:27 am
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I fly through ORD once a month en route to DFW. CX staff on the ground are very helpful and the immigration has never been an issue (US Citizen/Global Entry).
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:12 am
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I have flown CX out of ord periodically, will be flying that in Sep., I find there people to be very helpful and the flights attendants usually very good. Terminal 5 is another story but don't but don't blame that on CX.

YMMV
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:16 am
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Might be worth flying JAL since I believe they use T3. So you get Flagship Lounge, etc.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:39 am
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JAL arrives at T5 so the immigration queue mess remains.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:51 am
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That's when Global Entry shows its true worth! (Of course, only available if you are US citizen or LPR)
And 12 other countries: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-t...ry/eligibility
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Old Jun 10, 18, 9:10 am
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I count 11, but maybe you count Scotland as a (soon to be) separate country?

And I'm surprised the Commie Chinese haven't got upset about the classification of Taiwan!
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Old Jun 10, 18, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by arabiamark View Post
Might be worth flying JAL since I believe they use T3. So you get Flagship Lounge, etc.
That's what I normally do. Thought I'd give CX a try. Mistake.

only on the CX forum is it CX's fault
Who said that.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 10:22 am
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I count 11, but maybe you count Scotland as a (soon to be) separate country?
I counted Canada, which is mentioned as eligible via NEXUS in the following paragraph.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 10:33 am
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I counted Canada, which is mentioned as eligible via NEXUS in the following paragraph.
Oh, OK. Sorry.
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try JFK...that place is always an unpleasant mess too. I think it's more an issue of US airports being complete messes.

I arrived on CX at ORD last Sunday. Global Entry was quick. Bags took forever to arrive (and the screens never did show which baggage claim belt would be used for this flight, just a couple of PA announcements). But still better than the surly people running JFK.

Looking forward to their new service to IAD though.
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