I am a student travelling from India to the US for my higher studies and am carrying two 23kg bags.
I have two flight options from India, both of which terminate at Chicago (ORD). My university has arranged for a bus from Chicago airport to the university (another 8 hour journey), which starts from Chicago airport at 10:30 in the night.
- The first flight from India reaches Chicago around 3:30 in the afternoon of the previous day, so I have to spend 7+24 hours in Chicago.
- My second flight reaches Chicago around 10:30 in the morning, so I have to spend 12 hours in Chicago.
I would like to know what would be the best economical (as I am a student, cannot afford to spend too much money) way to handle both these types of stopovers considering the baggage that I have to handle.
PS: I want to decide between these two flight options based on your feedback for both the stopovers.