I am flying from Chicago to Aruba with a connecting flight in Newark. Between the landing time and take off time is 35 minutes. Is it a viable travel plan? I am flying United.

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    An important 'detail' - are both flights a part of booked flight on single booking site/airline? Jan 9, 2018 at 20:12
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    if you have to collect luggage and check it in again then i dont think so
    – Newton
    Jan 9, 2018 at 20:13
  • yes the flight was booked on single booking site/airline. O'hare had no direct flights that day. Jan 9, 2018 at 20:18
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    Single booking should help, but you could have a long run in Terminal C (most of United's traffic) If you're in the back of the plane, you may waste a lot of that just getting off.
    – cdkMoose
    Jan 9, 2018 at 22:03
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    @Newton why’ll he have to do that? Chicago to Newark is domestic.
    – nikhil
    Jan 10, 2018 at 5:16

2 Answers 2


If your inbound flight is on schedule... and you run... you'll probably be fine. You may not even have to run, if your gates are close together.

If anything goes wrong, it is extremely likely you will miss your connecting flight.


Things you should calculate yourself, Considering the changes in a scenario which may occur surprisingly.

  1. It should be single booking, (Code-sharing by Air-Line is fine)
  2. The gates should be close enough, and you need to take an intra-airport transport.
  3. Your first flight should not be delayed. In such cases, the airlines give you the other options for single bookings. But if you have not done the single booking, it will cost you to book another flight.
  4. In case you reach a bit late, they may ask you to run. So be ready for that.

Hope this helps.

Thanks -AG

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