Just thought I'd try to ask if anyone might have any information regarding Chicago OHare and what opportunities there might be there for the aviation enthusiast. Am going to Chicago for 2 weeks for a wedding this November and will be staying in the suburb of Skokie which I believe isn't too far from OHare. Would be cool if there's a place to watch planes (viewing gallery) or is there short term parking and nice restaurants etc. in the terminal(s).
Also was thinking of maybe taking a flight from OHare to somewhere just to fly an American airline (Looking for something not too expensive). Do American Airlines fly anywhere which might be a cool afternoon trip or should I try Southwest from Midway (although I believe this is on the South side of Chicago and a bit further from Skokie).
Any info/help appreciated.