My Airport History: Chicago–O’Hare (ORD)

The neon tunnel between Concourses B and C at ORD.

O’Hare International Airport
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First visit: 27 December 2008

O’Hare is both a hub for the two airlines I fly the most (American and United) and relatively close to Dayton, so I end up with a great many flights through there.

Only my home airport and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) beat it for visits as of the time of this writing. DFW built up a commanding lead back in 2009 through 2011 where I was both flying American nearly exclusively and had the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a frequent work destination. O’Hare is catching up, though, now that my status is with United, and I don’t have much reason to visit the Metroplex any more.

American Airlines jets at ORD.

Even before the flight log started, I’ve been to O’Hare a number of times; I have a lot of family in the Chicago area, and we lived in the UK for a few years, so any time we came back to visit family we’d end up through there.

O’Hare is also home to some of my favorite airport food—Tortas Frontera, located in both the B and K concourses, provides great grilled sandwiches if you have the 10 minutes to spare for them to cook it to order for you.

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