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How to get package delivery to airport / ORD for pickup while in transit?

Old Jan 22, 20, 1:37 pm
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How to get package delivery to airport / ORD for pickup while in transit?

Hello,

Iím flying LAX-NRT-PEK end of February, then flying PEK-ORD-IAH-EZE after 2 nights in PEK on the same ticket

I have a box of wine that I would like to bring to Argentina for work and I donít want to lug it to PEK.

I was hoping to get some advice.. Iím thinking I would send the box from Los Angeles to Chicago via UPS/FedEx in advance of the day that I arrive at ORD. However Iím seeking some sort of messenger, of any service that would be able to bring the box to me at ORD, so I can check in that piece of luggage there then continue on to EZE . Bear in mind I only have a 2 1/2 hour connection between the PEK arrival and the ORD- IAH departure.

Any thoughts or suggestions??

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Old Jan 22, 20, 1:50 pm
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If you have some Hilton status, try having it delivered to the ORD Hilton concierge. Make arrangements in advance?

A personal courier will like be very costly.


The thread title was a bit confusing
Would not a better title be "How to get package delivery to airport / ORD for pickup while in transit?"

A relevant thread - Is it posible to check a bag in the middle of a journey?
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Old Jan 22, 20, 2:45 pm
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I seem to recall a UPS store in the basement of the Hilton hotel, on the way to the CTA blue line train. Might see if you can ship it there and have them hold for pick up.
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Unless you live in the Chicago area, I wouldn't do this. With only a 2.5 hour connection, a reasonable chance that you wouldn't have enough time to exit the airport, pick up, check in the box, and get back through security. You'd then be trying to figure out what to do with a box of wine stranded in Chicago.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by gadfly View Post
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefinedhttps://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefinedhttps://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefinedUnless you live in the Chicago area, I wouldn't do this. With only a 2.5 hour connection, a reasonable chance that you wouldn't have enough time to exit the airport, pick up, check in the box, and get back through security. You'd then be trying to figure out what to do with a box of wine stranded in Chicago.https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefinedhttps://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefinedhttps://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefined
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefinedIím coming in internationally and Iíve taken these flight pairs before. Last time the PEK - ORD flight arrived 30 minutes early, and from deplaning until I was in the B6 UA Club it took about 30 minutes or so, and that was taking the bus from T5 to T1
(Posted that in a different thread about the people mover not working at ORD). Please keep up the suggestions on opportunities I never thought of the Hilton concierge, or the UPS store. I appreciate any other input. Thanks and enjoy your travels
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Old Jan 22, 20, 4:06 pm
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You can get Giordano's delivered to the ORD Hilton as well, you have to call that in can't do it on the online ordering system though.
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Wow, you are bringing wine INTO Argentina? Are you sure about this?
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Yes, some Bordeaux to share with the winemakers that I work with!

Funny! The last time the customs official upon arrival said itís like bringing a tree to the forest :-)
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine View Post
Hello,

I’m flying LAX-NRT-PEK end of February, then flying PEK-ORD-IAH-EZE after 2 nights in PEK on the same ticket

I have a box of wine that I would like to bring to Argentina for work and I don’t want to lug it to PEK.

I was hoping to get some advice.. I’m thinking I would send the box from Los Angeles to Chicago via UPS/FedEx in advance of the day that I arrive at ORD. However I’m seeking some sort of messenger, of any service that would be able to bring the box to me at ORD, so I can check in that piece of luggage there then continue on to EZE . Bear in mind I only have a 2 1/2 hour connection between the PEK arrival and the ORD- IAH departure.

Any thoughts or suggestions??
Transit time risk - be prepared for extra screening delay if Wuhan Coronavirus screening is expanded to more flights from other airports in China. Beijing already reports 2 confirmed cases, but I expect more cases to be reported from Beijing and other cities in next 2 weeks during incubation period and lunar holiday travel.
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
If you have some Hilton status, try having it delivered to the ORD Hilton concierge. Make arrangements in advance?

A personal courier will like be very costly.


The thread title was a bit confusing
Would not a better title be "How to get package delivery to airport / ORD for pickup while in transit?"

A relevant thread - Is it posible to check a bag in the middle of a journey?
Doesnít Hilton ORD even charge its own hotel guests for keeping luggage with them after check-out?

Some hotels do receive packages and keep them for guests, but Iím not sure I would want to count on this working with a this hotel on a short layover, even as it sounds potentially do-able.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 5:37 pm
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You don't have any friends in Chicago who could help, I presume?

I wonder if you could hire a college student or someone to do this? Maybe check Task Rabbit or something like that?
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Old Jan 22, 20, 6:06 pm
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Even if he concierge at the Hilton will do this for a nice fat tip, this is cutting things close. The check-in deadline is T-60, meaning that OP has 90 minutes to make it through CBP, to the Hilton, collect the box, drag it to UA, wait in line, and check it. He then has 30 minutes to make it to his gate.

All it takes is a wind shift, a bit of weather, ATC issues or whatever and he will lose his window.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by mherdeg View Post
Wow, you are bringing wine INTO Argentina? Are you sure about this?
and a BOX of wine, no less!
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Old Jan 22, 20, 8:39 pm
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and a BOX of wine, no less!

in my opinion, they are important business samples..

Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
Even if he concierge at the Hilton will do this for a nice fat tip, this is cutting things close. The check-in deadline is T-60, meaning that OP has 90 minutes to make it through CBP, to the Hilton, collect the box, drag it to UA, wait in line, and check it. He then has 30 minutes to make it to his gate.

All it takes is a wind shift, a bit of weather, ATC issues or whatever and he will lose his window.
Yes, I know it's tight. I'm just looking for options to facilitate the plan, and I will pick the best one possible. Remember I'm already checked in, I just need to drop off the piece of luggage. At around noon the airport is very lightly traveled mid week. As I stated up thread I went from T5 deplaning to B6 lounge in about 30 minutes at the end of November

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Old Jan 22, 20, 8:51 pm
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Well, then, seems like your options are the Hilton bell stand (long shot in my view as you're not staying there) or the UPS store in the basement of the Hilton.

Either way, come back and let us know how it goes!
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