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Sep 19, 2012 - O’Hare International Airport

At least once in your life you’ll be arriving or leaving Chicago by plane. If you’re arriving then your first introduction to Chicago will be at the airport – the O’Hare International Airport.

One of the busiest airports in the world, you’ll probably have to practice extra patience getting through customs and immigration. In 2011, there was a recorded 66,561,023 passengers going through the airport. Here are some interesting facts about the airport: it was voted “Best Airport in North America” for eight consecutive years but for flight delays it takes the cake as the second worst. If you’re coming in with a group, call Bus Charter Chicago to be your preferred group transport.

There are four terminals in O’Hare, with Terminal 5 (they skipped the number 4) being the international terminal. The terminal is also where the U.S. Customs and Border Protection are located.

The airport services many airlines from around the world, which will include Qatar Airways by April 2013. There is simply no excuse to say you cannot find an airline that flies to Chicago. Your only problem may be in getting a flight ticket.

Some of the airlines that flies here are: Lufthansa, KLM, United Airlines, Virgin America, Delta Connection, Japan Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air, Cathay Pacific, Aer Lingus and many more. Meanwhile its most popular routes are London (international) and New York (domestic).

Servicing so many passengers in the airport means that there is a huge need for facilities to ease the haggard, tired and impatient travelers. One of the services offered at O’Hare is the Traveler Aid, located in Terminal 2. They can provide direction, information, and special assistance to both international and domestic travelers.

At the upper level of the same terminal, you can find the O’Hare Medical Clinic that can provide urgent medical care. The great thing about this clinic is that you don’t have to book an appointment to see them. Some of their additional services include x-ray services, EKG testing and Physical Therapy.

If you’re one of the millions of people who need to be online all the time, you can pay for WiFI at the airport at $6.95 for a 24-hour block. Finally, there are numerous food and beverages outlets where you can relax while you wait for your flight.

If you have a lot of bags or bulky items to carry to or from the airport, Bus Charters Chicago can help you with that. Call us today to enquire!