How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Chicago
Chicago is more than just a movie musical – you do not have to take my word for it, go and see for yourself. You will likely enter via the massive Chicago O’Hare International Airport (airport code ORD), which is located 17 miles outside downtown Chicago. O’Hare, as it is most commonly known, serves as the largest hub for United Airlines and the second largest for American Airlines, so check both United and American for special deals on airline tickets to Chicago. Although O’Hare was once the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has since taken that title. Still, Chicago’s airport is incredibly busy, so you should have no trouble finding a flight there.
A complete listing of the airlines serving O’Hare is found here, and a flight tracker for both incoming and outgoing flights is here. To help you get around the enormous and busy airport, there is a terminal map here. If you click on each of the terminals, you will get a more detailed map (in PDF form). You will find your dining choices listed here and shopping choices here, along with their operating hours and the terminal each is located in. The ground transportation options, including the fast and efficient CTA train (information here), can be found here. If you are driving to the airport, you can save time and money on Chicago airport parking by booking it in advance.
The Chicago area is also served by Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Gary-Chicago International Airport (GYY) and Chicago-Rockford International Airport (RFD).
Please check out our Chicago area deals to the right. They are updated daily.