12:26 PM CST, November 21, 2013
Some of the busiest travel days of the year are here, Chicago, and our city's two airports will play a prominent role as people fly in and out of the city to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. Chicagoans who fly often enough have learned to love their airport, whether its O'Hare or Midway. Which is better? We've compiled 10 reasons why O'Hare is better than Midway, and vice versa.
Here now, 10 reasons Midway is better than O'Hare. (See why O'Hare is better than Midway here.)
>> It's as easy as ABC. Seriously people, three gates are enough. How travelers ever find their connecting gate at O'Hare is beyond me. Midway keeps it real.--Aly Morris
>> Southwest. What more of a reason do you need?—Aly Morris
>> Midway is the TSA at its most efficient. I’ve flown Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and the lines have always been painless.—Rachel Cromidas
>> Midway is way less crowded than O’Hare at any given moment.—Brian Moore
>> The view of the city’s skyline from the Orange Line train out of Midway is stunning.—Rachel Cromidas
>> If you live on the South Side, it might not take you three hours to get home from the airport.—Rachel Cromidas
>> You can chase down a bowl of fried rice with a pastry from Greektown and a bag of caramel popcorn from Nuts on Clark in the same terminal.—Rachel Cromidas
>> Illinois Bar and Grill in the middle of the airport is an oasis. Sure, if it weren't around, there are more options. But none boast the biggest Polish sausage in Chicago.—Kate Bernot
>> If you don’t have an unlimited CTA pass and don’t work at O’Hare, there’s that whole $5 fee to deal with. Not so at Midway.—Brian Moore
>> The Orange Line is less crowded and smells better than the Blue Line.—Kristin Samuelson
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