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The largest city in Illinois, third largest in the US, nicknamed the Windy City.

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Is a 54 minute layover in Chicago O’Hare in December with a child enough?

In December 2019, my family and I are flying from Winnipeg, MB Canada to West Palm Beach, Florida, through Chicago. On the flight down we have a 1.5 hour layover in Chicago. Scary but I think doable....
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Flying from Winnipeg to Auckland with 2hr 20 min of connection time at Chicago. Is it enough for an international connection?

I am travelling from Winnipeg to Auckland with an international connection at Chicago (2hr 20min). I am a Canadian citizen and will go through pre-clearance check at Winnipeg but would I still need to ...
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Gate pass at ORD to meet teenager (non-Unaccompanied Minor)

I'm going to be meeting a relative at ORD (Chicago O'Hare) on a flight tomorrow. It's his first flight, and he is on the autism spectrum; he's old enough to not be an Unaccompanied Minor, as well. ...
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Chicago CTA pass on contactless bankcard or Apple Pay

This question is about public transit in Chicago. According to https://www.transitchicago.com/passes/, it is possible to load a CTA unlimited ride pass on a contactless bank card. This seems like a ...
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Checked baggage tag-through service via several airlines (ORD, PVG, BKK)

I am flying to Bangkok from USA via stop over in ORD and PVG. In total I have three separate tickets: American Airlines: ATL to ORD China Eastern: ORD to PVG Air China: PVG to BKK Each time, I have 5 ...
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Can a D.O. sign the medical certificate for a student visa at the Chicago consulate? [closed]

I am applying for a student visa at the Chicago Consulate and it says a medical doctor must sign it. However, I visited a D.O. and I was wondering if anyone had successfully applied for a student visa ...
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Seeing the Chicago Board of Trade

I'll be in Chicago from July 28 - Aug 3 and I'd like to see the Chicago Board of Trade. According to https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/chicago-board-of-trade-building/ there's a ...
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From O'hare, headed east on I-80 into Indiana, how to avoid traffic?

We will be driving from O'hare airport (Chicago ORD) down into Indiana and headed east on I-80 later this week (weekday morning). I'm familiar with the roads, but not familiar with traffic loads. ...
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Immigration at Chicago or Pittsburgh [duplicate]

I am traveling from Delhi to London to Chicago to Pittsburgh via British Airways. I have a terminal change at Chicago airport and have a 2-hour window to do so. Will my immigration take place in ...
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Is a 1h 32m layover in ORD enough between a domestic arrival and international departure?

I was wondering whether 1h 32m will be enough to change the planes in ORD to fly overseas (I won't have any checked bags). The flight is this: Also, what happens if the first flight gets delayed or ...
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Drive a car or use CTA in Chicago? [closed]

I am driving to Chicago from Detroit for a vacation for the first time, and wanted to know whether I should drive my car within the city or use the CTA 3 day pass. I know the choice can be subjective, ...
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Can I wait for someone in the airport with a dog?

I have to pick up someone in the near future at Chicago O'Hare airport. It has been years since I have been to an airport and I was wondering if I would be able to wait for the person with my dog? I ...
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Can I leave Chicago (ORD) on a 10 hour layover

I am traveling from San Francisco to Copenhagen, I have a layover in Chicago for 10 hours. I arrive in Chicago 06:00 am and my next flight is 4 pm London. Can I leave the airport and will I have ...
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Chicago Museum Campus

This is really an opinion question. I'm planning a family trip to Chicago next summer. I've decided to get Chicago CityPASS's for the whole family. I wish to explore the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler ...
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ESTA controls when travelling within two states in the US

I understand that ESTA travellers are allowed to travel and can also go the Automated Passport Control (APC) in certain airports. But once I have arrived in a state (e.g. NY) and then would like to go ...
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How early to arrive for domestic flight at O'Hare airport?

I have a United Airlines domestic flight from O'Hare airport at 8pm (Thursday in September if it matters) and I want to know how early I need to arrive. I need to check luggage and also I think with ...
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Restrictions on Non-Resident Street Parking in Chicago

There seem to be three types of on-street parking in Chicago: Metered parking, Residential Zone parking and all other areas. I am right in understanding that there is no charge or permit required for ...
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United club: same day arrival and no departure - can I still use

As a customer of a certain credit card company, as part of the credit card fee, I have access to a few (2-4 a year) "United club passes". Very soon I will be flying into and arriving Chicago O'Hare ...
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Flower shop in O'Hare?

Is there a flower shop somewhere at O'Hare Airport? If so, where can I find it?
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What's a good backpack for traveling to big cities? [closed]

I'm going to Chicago soon and I'm looking for a backpack that will fit all of my needs. I'm going to be there for an extended weekend so I want to be able to bring several days worth of clothes with ...
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Downtown Chicago car free bike ride?

I'll be traveling to Chicago for the weekend and would like to take a casual ride through the city. A friend of mine will also be joining who isn't comfortable riding on busy city streets. Are there ...
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Is it possible to stay overnight at Chicago Airport?

I am travelling from Chennai to Phoenix and I have a layover of over 9 hours in O'hare airport. I am travelling on a student visa. I reach at 19:40 local time and my flight to Phoenix is scheduled at ...
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Chicago Midway airport (MDW) feasibility to/from Greyhound Bus station?

I am a Michigan Tech student and live in Houghton, MI. I am in need of traveling to/from Midway airport in Chicago and need any feedback that may be helpful for me. I am carrying 2 big bags along with ...
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Chicago United Center to Midway Airport

I am attending my first Blackhawks game on Sunday afternoon and have to catch a flight out of Midway right after the game. What's the quickest way to get to Midway from the United Center if I don't ...
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Nicaraguan citizen with a layover at Pu Dong, Shanghai, China, do I need a transit visa?

I cannot find an affordable flight from Taiwan to Chicago except for one about $625 through China Eastern Airline. Instead of it going Taipei direct to US (LA or San Francisco) then on to Chicago, it ...
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Flying from Cedar Rapids to New York via Chicago, don't want to miss the sight seeing of downtown Chicago

I will be flying from Cedar Rapids to New York via Chicago and I want to visit Chicago. I searched and found that I can get 9 hours transit by having multiple tickets i.e. CID to ORD then ORD to NYC (...
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Immigrating to UK, I have a layover in Dublin. Will that cause me problems?

All the affordable flights that I could find seem to have a layover in Dublin. It seems like I'll have to go through border control/immigration in Dublin, and though I'm not settling in Ireland I have ...
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How to travel from Cedar Rapids to Chicago by bus?

I am in Cedar Rapids and planning to travel to Chicago. When I checked online at megabus.com I did not see any buses departing from Cedar Rapids. I only saw some buses departing from Iowa City. I ...
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Local transportation from/to ORD Chicago Airport?

Some background: There are five of us and each is carrying 3 huge check in bags. We are arriving at ORD on Monday 27th August by 8:00AM and expect to clear customs in 2 hours. We would need ...
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What to do in Chicago during an 8-hour stopover? [duplicate]

We are travelling from Ireland to Kansas with an 8 hour stopover at Chicago O'Hare (arriving Thursday at 12 noon) and leaving at 8 pm. Can we leave the airport and what would you recommend we could ...
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Traveling from Chicago to Houghton/Hancock?

I am reaching Chicago O'Hare airport around 8:00AM Monday after an arduous 15hr flight and am carrying two 23 kg bags. I further need to go to Houghton/Hancock whichever is convenient. I checked ...
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Baggage wrapping facilities at Chicago O'Hare airport

We have to get home some swag and purchased items from Chicago, and the bags we brought are too small and too few. Is there a shrink wrapping service at or around O'Hare that can convert our shopping ...
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Can I See Three Chicago Museums in One Day?

I will be in Chicago for a week for Microsoft Ignite. I will stay near Roosevelt & Mich. I have never been to the U.S., let alone Chicago, before. May 2nd is my only spare day, and I intend to go ...
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Chicago ORD Airport Hotels Shuttle Services and Transportation

I am searching for an hotel in Chicago ORD airport area with a an airport shuttle service and I have the following questions I will be travelling with my family (2 adults and 1 kid) and will have ...
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Taking the CTA to United Center, Chicago

I'm planning a trip to Chicago to attend a Blackhawks game at the United Center. It's my first time to Chicago, so I'm curious how the best way to get to the stadium. I've noticed there is parking, ...
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What are good options for long term parking at O'Hare Airport?

I'm trying to figure out where to park for five days at or near Chicago's O'Hare Airport (Terminal 5). I know there are on-airport parking lots E, F, G which are conveniently accessible to Terminal 5 ...
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Does the Amtrak SW Chief serve breakfast prior to arrival in LA?

Amtrack runs a passenger train from Chicago, IL through to Los Angeles, CA. This is an almost 2 day trip, with meals provided in a dining car. Since LA arrival is in the morning is breakfast served ...
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Can I walk out of Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?

Is it possible to walk out of MDW? The reason I ask is because you can only schedule an UberBlack or UberSUV to pick you up from MDW. However, if I can walk to one of these spots just outside the ...
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Parking south of Chicago near CTA to central Chicago

I'm coming to Chicago from the southeast on I-94 this weekend. Is there a place to leave my car for the weekend, somewhere close to a public transportation depot? I'm considering leaving behind the ...
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How to travel to O'Hare from Megabus bus stop beside Union Station, Chicago with luggage?

I'm flying out of Chicago(O'Hare) on 8th July at a 1:30 PM flight. I reach Union Station, Chicago at 6:45 on the morning of 8th. Other than a backpack, I'll have 2 big luggage pieces(the size for ...
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Chicago's summertime weather [closed]

I'm curious about Chicago's summertime weather. My understanding is that the Lake acts as a heat sink. It absorbs a lot of the sun's radiation meaning that the nearby land is cooler. But I was ...
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Can I leave O'Hare airport during my layover?

I am flying into Chicago tomorrow and have a 5.5 hour layover. I am arriving from Holland and flying to Canada afterwards. Is this possible?
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How to find a decent taxi company in Chicago?

I looked up taxi companies on Yelp, and all of them have 1-star reviews. Called a few and said "I'm going to be in Chicago tomorrow and need a ride to O'Hare" and they say either (a) "just call us 5 ...
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How to get from O'Hare to Midway (with family in tow)?

Long story short, we're arriving in Chicago O'Hare at 8pm on a Saturday night and need to get to Midway Airport as expeditiously as possible. Group is two adults, 12-year-old, and 3-year-old, so 1 ...
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What food is Chicago (USA) famous for?

Does the USA Chicago have a specific culture in terms of food. Example, Indians commonly have curry, Chinese have rice as part of their staple diet, in South Africa we have meat, pap (porridge) with ...
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Renting a car in Chicago with California license on a tourist visa

I'll be visiting Chicago next week as a tourist, and I'll enter the United States with the standard tourist visa. I am a French resident. Three years ago, I lived in California as a student on a F-1 ...
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What are some old Irish neighbourhoods in Chicago?

I'm going to Chicago in a few weeks for a few days in June. There seems to be lots to see, but one thing I'm interested in is the Irish heritage of the city. Like Boston and New York City, Chicago was ...
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How can I find cheap international airfares from Chicago? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do a “broad” search for flights? What are reliable ways to find cheap international airfare? My husband and I live in Chicago and want to travel, but we'...
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Can I visit Chicago during a 5.5 hour layover in O'Hare?

I will be flying from Boston to Tokyo with a 5.5 hour morning layover in Chicago. I'm thinking of going out to the city for some late breakfast and/or sightseeing. I've never left an airport during a ...
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Where to nap in Chicago O'Hare?

I am bracing myself for a rough trip: getting up at 4AM, taking a 3 hour flight, then a 13 hour flight, with a 5.5 hour layover in between. I can almost never sleep on planes, so this trip would go ...