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ORD For 5 Hours - What To Do?

Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:04 am

I will be in ORD for 5 hours next month, arriving on Lufthansa and departing on United. What fun activities (plane spotting & otherwise) are there to do while waiting?

I have not been to ORD in many years, so I do not know what to expect.
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RE: ORD For 5 Hours - What To Do?

Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:26 am

I'd also be interested since I'm thinking of going there sometime this summer for a plane spotting trip.

Thanks in advance!
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RE: ORD For 5 Hours - What To Do?

Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:05 am

If you go to the end of Terminal 5? (wherever Delta is at), you can get a good view of the international terminal and the intersection of several taxiways. Actually that could be difficult if you don't have a boarding pass now.

There is a good airplane store in the basement of the Airport Hilton called 'ORD.' They have die cast metal, plastic, and all kinds of other stuff.
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RE: ORD For 5 Hours - What To Do?

Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:17 am

Well, if you want to check out downtown cheaply, take the subway downtown...check out Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, or maybe go up the Hancock or Sears Tower.

Might be tight though.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
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RE: ORD For 5 Hours - What To Do?

Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:41 am

O'Hare Hilton Athletic Club:
Located on the lower level of the O'Hare Hilton [note: this hotel is literally in the airport], this full service workout center offers cardiovascular and weights training equipment, a pool, a dry sauna and complete shower amenities all for $9 per visit. Call 773-686-8000 for more information.

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