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Flights to Chicago

How to find flights to Chicago

Chicago is the home of blues and jazz, one of the world’s greatest cities. There are plenty of flights to Chicago to choose from and doesn’t matter if you want to fly from Europe or US.

Chicago is served by two airports: O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. The largest and busiest of them is O'Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD) which serves most of the international and domestic carriers. United Airlines has its largest hub here but American Airlines is also present, which means there are plenty of flights to Chicago to choose from. Although crowded and not the best when it comes to security, O’Hare handles the majority of the international traffic. There are four terminals: Terminals 1 to 3 handle domestic flights, while Terminal 5 handles the international traffic. Terminal 1 is sort of “dominated” by United Airlines, while American uses Terminal 3, leaving Terminal 2 for the rest of the domestic flights.

The airlines flying into the international terminal include: Aer Lingus, Air France, Air India, Air Jamaica, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, BMI, KLM, Lufthansa, Iberia Airlines, SWISS and Virgin Atlantic.

An easy way to get from the airport to the city is by train via CTA Blue Line. There are trains leaving every 6 min during the day and every 30 min during the night. It takes about 45 min to get to the city (but with the constructions on the way now it can take a bit over an hour). Other options include the bus or taxi (which can get rather costly though).

If you arrive in Chicago on a low-cost carrier like Southwest Airlines and AirTran, you will be landing on Midway International Airport, which is located at about 10 miles from the city center and is less crowded than O’Hare.

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