Hi to all
Myself and my girlfriend are coming to San Fran in June from Dublin. We both have extensive experience of airports from travelling around europe and regular trips to NYC however neither of us have ever had a connecting flight so I was hoping someone with experience could help.
Basically we arrive in Chicago O'Hare from Dublin at 1pm before getting a connecting flight to San Fran two hours later at 3pm. I understand that as we are coming from Dublin we will need to collect our luggage, pass security and re-check our bags etc however I am just a bit confused as to the process.
Our connecting flight is from the same terminal with the same airline (AA) but its a different flight number and a different type of aircraft:
1. Do we follow the connecting flight signs or do we just go to the regular check in desks for our connecting flight after collecting our luggage ?
2. Given that we only have 2 hours before our connecting flight leaves will I have enought time to get onto our connecting flight after all the re-check procedures have taken place, is there priority queues for people connecting to other flights at security etc ?
3. Finally if through no fault of our own we miss our flight due to hold ups in security, luggage collection etc are we entintled to a free flight later on or compensation or are we on our own ?
Any advice would be much appreciated.