I will be landing in Chicago-O'Hare around 7AM. I have a shuttle/bus booked from Terminal 5, departing at 12:40pm, which leaves me with a lot of time (3-4hrs). I am looking for ways to spend this time in the best possible way.

Also, I will be carrying a lot of luggage.

  1. Is there any place in the arrivals side of T5 where I could sit for those 3-4 hours? Perhaps a seating area, or a reasonably priced lounge, etc?

  2. Do I have any option to drop my luggage at a secure place for that duration, so that I could visit the city?

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    Out of curiosity, where is your shuttle bus headed to?
    – Brad
    Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 0:05
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    Terminal 5 at O'Hare is the international terminal. At most (all?) US airports, you're required to immediately proceed to Customs & Immigration when you arrive on an international flight; there generally isn't an option to hang around in the arrivals area. Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 2:32
  • @Brad I’m taking a shuttle to Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
    – VP06
    Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 8:09
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    @MichaelSeifert Yes, I’m trying to find options to sit/spend time after immigration and customs.
    – VP06
    Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 8:10
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    Also, if you don't want to sit around for so long, Reindeer Shuttle offers a 9:15 AM shuttle from O'Hare to Purdue. (I agree that the 8 AM and 8:40 AM departures offered by other providers are probably cutting it uncomfortably tight.) Commented Jun 23, 2022 at 12:22


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