Canceled flights, crazy long delays—you didn’t plan to spend the day at the airport, but here you are. The good news: You’ve got the run of the place, since travelers at O’Hare can walk freely among all three domestic terminals, and Midway, of course, has only one.
Nothing puts a damper on your summer getaway quite like spending the first chunk of it waiting for your flight to leave. But your fate isn’t entirely out of your hands.
The falling euro, which at $1.12 at the end of April was near its decade low, makes this the right time for a trip to Europe. Save time as well as money by flying to one of these four cities reachable by new direct flights from O’Hare.
In which the intrepid writer spends one long day (and one torturous night) experiencing the good and the bad of what the world’s busiest airport has to offer
Avoid that hellish security line, nasty bathroom, and offensively overpriced bottle of water. Use these tips to maximize your airport efficiency—and your amusement.
With a restaurant every few gates, you can’t go hungry at O’Hare or Midway. But not all restaurants are created equal. Here are some picks for eating well while you wait.