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What Can I Do At ORD?  
User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

This summer, I will have two layovers at ORD. One 5-hour and one 8-hour. What can I do to entertain myself? Where are the best spotting locations within the airport? Also, how long does it usually take to get through immigration, and to get from terminal 5 to terminal 1?


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

If I were you, I'd stop by the Mayor's office to complain about closing Meigs.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6330 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Sit in a seat for a long time with nothing to do, waiting to go somewhere. Oh wait, sorry, that's what you do when you're already ON the plane or just ABOUT to get on the plane at ORD  Wink

User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Opposite gate C18 (United Terminal) there is a great Sub place I suggest the Turkey Sub!! Big grin

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User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Well, you can wait......and wait.......and wait.......and wait.....and go to the washroom.......and wait........and wait.....

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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

unfortunately, O'Hare isn't like Amsterdam, but you can walk between Terminals 1,2 & 3 without getting hassled. Other than that you can walk around and pity the passengers who fly out of United Express's overcrowded gates of Terminal 2.

Leo



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3822 times:

Quoting SDLSimme (Thread starter):
8-hour.

On that one you might want to consider to make a quick trip downtown.
Should be enough time to take the "L" and pay a quick visit to the Top of Sears Tower (I once made such a very quick visit using MDW).
But make sure to be back in time waaay before your schedule departure time.
-HT



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User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

i have know idea about any of that. but i have flown threw that airport before, you should see if you can find a pizza place. all the pizza is good in that airport pizzera uno is in concurse 2,3,5 Reggio's Pizza is in 1,3 connies pizza 1.

User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

If you fly UA there is a great food court on C Concourse across from the escalators. The seating area is great for spotting takeoffs from 14R/32L. If you fly AA, there is good spotting from the end of the H/K Concourse - or G, of you're on American Eagle. I've never been to E/F gates before - and hope I never have to, so I don't know about that area.

Quoting HT (Reply 6):
On that one you might want to consider to make a quick trip downtown.
Should be enough time to take the "L" and pay a quick visit to the Top of Sears Tower (I once made such a very quick visit using MDW).
But make sure to be back in time waaay before your schedule departure time.
-HT

If I had a layover that long, I would take a trip downtown, too.

Just out of curiosity, are you flying two different airlines? Most airlines will only allow a maximum layover of 4 hours without calling it something other than a layover and charging more $$$$$  confused 

Oh WELL...try to make the BEST of it while you're there. I purposely schedule long layovers in case my first leg is late leaving. If the flight leaves on time and I spend the whole 2.5 - 4 hrs. waiting, then so be it. I usually eat, spot, and nap (or read a magazine)  yawn 


User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Quoting FlyBoy84 (Reply 8):
Just out of curiosity, are you flying two different airlines? Most airlines will only allow a maximum layover of 4 hours without calling it something other than a layover and charging more $$$$$

The first (5-hour) is because I arrive on BA, and then I have booked a one-way ticket to DSM on UA. The reason that I have done this is because I will be arriving back to Chicago with car so I don't need a round trip ticket.

The 8-hour layover is because I arrive from DCA on AA, and my BA flight leaves late. My family is taking KL back to ARN though and their flight leaves earlier so we figured it would be better with too much time to transfer than too little. But I like just hanging out at airports so it's not a very big deal. As long as there is some place where I can sit and watch planes, I'm perfectly happy  Smile



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User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

One thing I forgot to ask, are there any power outlets that I can use to charge my iPod at ORD? Are there any at LHR?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Quoting SDLSimme (Reply 10):
power outlets

Usually there should be.
At U.S.-airports, look near telephone boxes for them. Or use one of those workstations for business people.

In any case:
Be sure to bring along the appropriate Travel adaptors (two flat pins for the U.S. and 3 bigger flat pins for the U.K.).
Make sure, your power supply will work on 115 Volts without needing an extra 115/230 volt converter.
-HT



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