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Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

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    "Potbelly deli is fast ( even with a line) and has awesome coffee!"(79 Tips)
    Malicia W.
    "Best salad on the B concourse from the create your own salad shoppe."(50 Tips)
    Scott M.
    "The moving walkways provide excellent crop dusting opportunities."(35 Tips)
    Alli W.
    "Don't leave without something delicious from Nuts on Clark."(19 Tips)
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  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TaylorSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at Gold Coast Dogs. BEST hot dogs in Chicago!I love the Chicago Style hot dog 》Char Grilled Gold Coast Dog (Mustard, Relish, Onions, Tomato, Pickles, Sports Pepper & Celery Salt) MMM!!! :D
    Upvoted Sep 27
  • Scott B.
    Scott ByerlyFebruary 21
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're flying in or out of here in the morning or at night; get a window seat for a perfect view of the Chicago lakefront at sunrise or sunset.
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Kurt V.
    Kurt VanderahApril 28, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Always, always go to the security line furthest to your left. People naturally go right, which makes it crowded; plus, they put extra staff (or open new lanes!) on the left.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Michaela B.
    Michaela BradleyAugust 11, 2013
    Get here early just to browse the many (somewhat overpriced) interesting shops. Take a look at Spirit if Red Horse for unique jewelry and the bookstore right across from it is pretty good! :)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton M.
    When the check-in line is as long as the airport itself, don't hesitate to use the curbside baggage check service offered by most airlines. A tip is polite, but it is worth the saved time.
  • John M.
    John MorrisonNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The "expert" line is a facade. Everyone goes right thinking it will be shorter which leads to congestion AND it has the slower AIT machine. Go left to beat the wait and hit the X-Rays instead.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • FlightCenter.com
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 5, 2012
    TSA TIP #3 Remove your laptop(s) and shoes/belts while waiting in line for the x-ray machines and carry them in your hands to be ready for the bins, remember laptops are placed in a bin by itself.
  • Hugo G.
    Hugo GraciaDecember 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    TSA must have a roulette wheel wheel they spin to determine how the security checkpoints are going to be laid out that day. I travel on average once a month and the variance is significant.
  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonJune 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gate A4A and A4B are out of the way and don't have much seating BUT they have a bar with drinks to go! Get a drink and walk or take a seat near your gate.
  • Ouida R.
    Ouida Ricardo'sdaughterDecember 20, 2013
    If you get there a lil early to pick someone up go straight to the cell Phone lot on 61st & Cicero to wait those few minutes, instead of getting harassed by the Traffic Attendants.. #Patience
  • JimJam N.
    JimJam NorrisAugust 9, 2013
    Bring your food bought elsewhere into the menu-less Reilly's Daughter Pub for a nice meal and a drink out of the bustling food court. It's a win win!
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
    It's summer in Chicago! Don't leave your water bottle behind, empty it and refill it at one of our filtered water refill stations after you pass security!
  • Sean C.
    Sean CarpenterJune 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Whichever security line you choose, the others are sure to move faster. Just chill and you'll be through soon. No matter how long it takes, flying is faster than driving!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AlafrizMarch 28, 2015
    "Caution: The moving walkway is ending. Caution: The moving walkway is ending. Caution: The moving walkway is ending." Try not to wait near gate A1.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    They do a decent job of getting jets in & out of this neighborhood. Reminds me of an airport.
  • Terena B.
    Terena BellMay 1, 2011
    The women's room by the chapel & the USO is the cleanest & is a great place to change clothes because there's hardly ever anyone else in there & there's lots of counter space.
  • FlightCenter.com
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 5, 2012
    TSA TIP #1: Before getting to the screening check points clean out your clothing pockets as well as any metals/jewelry etcetera and put them into your carryon bags (or jacket pockets) ahead of time.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    SWA MDW hub has greatly improved their ticket desk check-in process with increased staffing resulting in shorter wait times! TSA now opens express lanes when security lines get lengthy! 👍
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingFebruary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have time and not too much baggage, walk from the parking garage to the terminal. Awesome view of takeoffs and landings.
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoderApril 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    In the B terminal (southwest) there is a great salad made fresh place called springs. Great salad esp for airport food. An yea ij, coffee is terrible.
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinMarch 22, 2012
    Hit Pegasus on the Fly in the main food court area for terrific breakfast and great Greek hand food anytime.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • PreciselyVeiled T.
    Pokestops Potbelly's nuts on Clark by gate b2 Clean airport good people. Usually a place we layover. Newly added Dunkin donut kiosks for limited items.
  • FlightCenter.com
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 5, 2012
    TSA TIP #5 Once through the x-ray machines take your belongings (trays) off the belts & get re-packed & dressed in the areas designated for this rather than holding up the lines at the x-ray machines.
  • LimoBank S.
    LimoBank ServicesOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you booked car services with meet and greet with sign proceed down the escalator to baggage claim. To schedule a pick-up contact LimoBank 1-888-546-6988 info@limobank.com
  • Frank H.
    Frank HattulaOctober 18, 2011
    You can't bring bottled water with you through TSA; however you CAN bring an empty water bottle. Pack one in your carry-on so that you can fill it up at the water fountain before you board.
  • karlyn w.
    karlyn williamsMay 9, 2014
    I got randomly selected for the "screening" they swiped my hands and I hopped the entire security line! No removing of my shoes, liquids or laptop. Easy peasy. Pleasant surprise!
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BollingerJune 25, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Fingers crossed you get the far right security lane (which is also tsa pre check) because you don't have to take off your shoes or remove anything from your bag. 06/2014
  • FlightCenter.com
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 5, 2012
    TSA TIP #4 When loading your belongings onto the x-ray belts load them in an order to help expedite at the other end. THINK, (a) suit case first, (b) laptop bags/purse, & (c) your shoe & belts tray.
  • Gary C.
    Gary ConawayJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Illinois Bar and Grill is MDW's best kept secret. Breakfast is AMAZING and the burgers only get better. Also serve beer earlier than most here. :-)
  • Judy B.
    Judy BellemNovember 20, 2013
    SWAir/Midway has pre-select security check for select passangers. No need to remove shoes or take things out of their bag. Very nice!!
  • Jake B.
    Jake ByczkowskiSeptember 23, 2013
    If this is your first time traveling... You'll wanna hit up the expert travelers line. It's where all the veteran travelers stand around helping all the newbies. They're real nice people
  • Trip J.
    Trip JacobsSeptember 10
    Been here 25+ times
    Beginning summer 2017 all of the food options have changed. Potbelly's and other great places were forced out and replaced by very poor quality overpriced crap. Bring your own food.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrandvoldJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to grab a Chicago Style Hot Dog from Gold Coast Dogs. The BEST hot dog you will ever have.
  • Shaun R.
    Shaun RepettoFebruary 3, 2012
    Love the chairs with chargers in the seats! You can charge your electronics and sit at the same time! Makes long layovers a little better.
  • Daune R.
    Daune RobinsonOctober 18, 2013
    Taxi fare will cost about $30 on way to a downtown hotel. If you have a little time, you can get a $25 ticket on Airport Express shuttle ($48 round trip).
  • Xani P.
    Xani PodolnyMay 28, 2011
    All bars and food places are inside security. So, when u have to retrieve your bag, but then have to wait for your friends flights to arrive, u have to wait at bag claim, hungry and sober.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SpragueApril 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best thing about Midway was great access to the rental cars. Not anymore, they moved them off site and what once took 5 minutes now takes 45. But they're glad you're here. Fail Midway Fail.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RuvalcabaAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Instead of the cell phone lot, use the short-term parking which leaves you just steps from the arrivals and meet your party in person as they get in. It's only $2 for a half hour of $4 for one hour.
  • Sara
    SaraMay 15, 2014
    Free WiFi :) There are typically outlets to charge electronics but they're typically taken. As always, give yourself 40-60 min of flex time to accommodate for lines etc.
  • Jim H.
    Jim HowardJune 8, 2013
    There are nice chairs with electrical and usb outlets under the full sized WWII fighter airplane at the entrance to SWA concorse A.
  • JAG
    JAGJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The slider place by B19 requires a 20 min wait as they cook to order and you can't mix and match. A sign stating these things would be helpful.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SheppardNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The "no carry-on bag" express security line is only worth it if there's an open security lane dedicated to it. If it all directs to all lanes, just pick the shortest line.
  • MacK L.
    MacK LedFebruary 22, 2012
    If you're religious, visit the chapel here. It's a really nice place to get some quiet reflection time before or after a flight.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StevensonJune 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are at midway, i would recommend the airplanes. They are very large and will get you to your destination quickly.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LeveySeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the curb side check in if you're here around 4:30, as the line is way shorter since the ticket counters don't open until then, to avoid the long lines inside.
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockJune 22, 2014
    Two hour layover changing flight turned to four due to extreme thunder an lightning storm causing a "ground stop". Home at 11 PM vs 9 PM. Personnel fantastic! Extreme weight persons should pay more
  • Renee T.
    Renee ThompsonMay 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tons of food options at Concourse A food court - hotdogs, Greek, pizza, Mexican. Pubs, Potbelly's sandwiches/salads (love em) and Ben & Jerry's.
  • Dean H.
    Dean HanlonMarch 1, 2013
    Named for its location mid-way between IL's two busiest commerce hubs of the 19th c., Kankakee and Dekalb. Formerly a grandiose bus station, Midway International is Chicago's only functioning airport.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MatzkeJuly 14, 2012
    The moving walkways provide excellent crop dusting opportunities.
  • Make My Day Monday
    Make My Day MondayJanuary 30, 2012
    Pick a friend up or take them to the airport... help someone with their luggage! Lots of good deeds can be done when traveling is involved! #MMDM
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GlatthornFebruary 16, 2012
    Bring an empty water bottle- you can fill it up once you're through security at the awesome water bottle fountains
  • John D.
    John DrogosDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tourists! Chicago is a public transit city! Try out the orange line to downtown, avoid the hassle of driving in Chicago and paying 100$ a night to park in the loop
  • Jeff V.
    Jeff Van WykFebruary 22, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Bathroom lines got you down? Try the ones hiding in the C1,2,3 gates area. They're smaller but usually empty.
  • Edward P.
    Edward PhilippJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pegsus on the fly have a wonderful sausage wrap with cooked onion inside. Good enough to eat on each leg of the trip.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TroupeAugust 16, 2014
    Expert line is great, plenty of good food available. Southwest has lots of outlets available!
  • Tony W.
    Tony WebsterJuly 8, 2014
    The PreCheck line is on the far right, you speed right on through and it's an entirely different security section. Totally worth it.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KOctober 23, 2014
    Much more convenient than O'Hare to Chicago (Loop and surrounding areas) if you take the El rather than a taxi
  • Regina L.
    Regina LeeFebruary 19, 2012
    Breakfast at the Illinois Bar and Grill - eggs, waffles or French toast and don't forget the home fries and Texas toast.
  • Lady G.
    Lady GoodnewsJuly 15, 2013
    One of the rare airports these days with a USPS mailbox to drop letters inside the security gate in terminal. Next to Let them eat cake in terminal C.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RailApril 22, 2013
    If you have more than three or four hours for a layover, hop on the orange line and hit the city. But get back at least an hour and a half before your flight since security can be slow.
  • Shaun R.
    Shaun RajahJuly 9, 2012
    Welcome to Chicago! A must stop is the Palm Court at the Drake hotel for Afternoon Tea! Live harp music all year around !
  • Stephen N.
    Stephen NardeJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you use the electronic boarding pass please note midway isn't always prepared for it as they have only 1 or 2 scanners. One is always In priority so instead of waiting in lone just go over.
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RobinsonApril 6, 2014
    Check out the Art of Science images near A4. Amazing work from the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.
  • Zac H.
    Zac HarrisSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to use the moving sidewalks to get between gates faster. Remember, walk on the left, stand on the right!
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaOctober 8, 2014
    At B12 there is an honest to goodness salad stand with fresh, nutritious fare. A rarity in airports!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ConradMay 18, 2013
    You can't check your bags at Southwest until 4 hours before your flight. If your hotel checkout is 11am and your flight isnt til 8pm, ask your hotel to hold your bags.
  • Nate R.
    Nate RiggsMay 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Found a RedMango in the B terminal. This is some 'must have' frozen yogurt. Get the fresh strawberries on yours. #awesome
  • Sandra E.
    Sandra EllenApril 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wipe off seat before you sit. Some cultures finds it perfectly acceptable to put their feet in seats.
  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Flying Southwest? Forget to print your ticket? They have super secret computers next to the security checkpoint. No more standing in line for your ticket!
  • Danny T.
    Danny ThompsonApril 17, 2013
    The cod sandwich at Oak Street Beach Cafe is very good! Nice portion with fries.
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordJanuary 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal B, the Taylor Street Market is a decent, healthy-ish option in a sea of fast food.
  • PreciselyVeiled T.
    Nuts on Clark and Potbelly's by gate b2 newly added Dunkin donut kiosks and pokestops. Usually where I have a layover.
  • Dewey H.
    Dewey HollemanApril 18, 2013
    It's best to eat in the food court because there is little to choose from elsewhere. In bust periods there can be a shortage of gate area seating.
  • Brian J.
    Brian JansenDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a seat in Concourse C by Hudson News to eavesdrop on the latest airport gossip/drama. Cash register ladies like to talk LOUD!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WFebruary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    TSA Pre-Check could mean extra checks for you, but if you're lucky, it's way easier: leave everything in your bags, leave shoes on. Woo!
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaApril 27, 2015
    Free wifi and plenty of comfy leather seats. Clean and hassle free airport.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ScuttMarch 31, 2014
    Southwest flights, security is usually quick and polite, only drawback is the distance from the Northside.
  • Josh V.
    Josh VDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are at an A4 gate get here early. I've been at remote parking lots closer to the main terminal.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MarobellaJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Far right line is if you have 1 personal carry on - much shorter and moves fast. Check your bag and bypass the masses.
  • Rae C.
    Rae C.April 15, 2014
    If you're stuck here overnight, there is a guest area near A4. Cots, blankets, and pillows are provided. Not ideal, but a decent place to rest. Thank you, Chicago Midway!
  • Daria
    DariaDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Of you ever travel to hyde park by taxi from here, tell the driver to take the 55th street. Don't let them take the highway!
  • Sharon U.
    Sharon UlepMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the fastest TSA experience I have ever been through. It looks crazy, but the were impressively efficient.
  • CjAy
    CjAyJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Its a 10min walk from the airport to the Cta Transit Trains sucks in the winter u have to walk with all your bag remember its $2.25 to ride exact amount no change provided and no public bathrooms
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChizickJuly 10, 2013
    Don't miss the great historical display of the battle of Midway. Complete with videos and a life size WWII plane.
  • Ahmad I.
    Ahmad IslamApril 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pegasus Gyro Sandwich is a must do when flying out of Midway at lunch or dinner time!
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZApril 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're flying on southwest and think putting your stuff on the seat next to you will stop me from sitting there, you're mistaken. Thanks
  • L D.
    L DNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I had never heard real Chicago accents before ... Only SNL spoofs ... Totally accurate. All of the announcements are in this thick Dick Butkus voice. Adorbs!!
  • Cia
    CiaAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Choose this airport over ORD every time. Smaller, no constant gate changes, and you can walk straight to car rental!
  • Helen B.
    Helen BoscoSeptember 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place because it's less crowded than O'hare. But the lack of free wifi is incredibly frustrating :(
  • Shannon V.
    Shannon VogelAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There's food and beverage in baggage claim so you can grab a drink while you wait on your bags!
  • GE Aviation
    GE AviationMarch 1, 2012
    Chicago Midway International is recognized as one of the Southwest Airlines airports to adopt Required Navigation Performance (RNP), which drastically saves time, fuel and reduces CO2 emissions. Read more
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Baggage claim sucks here and is the only problem I see with this airport. Even though bags are free with Southwest, if you are in a hurry, carry it on!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BNovember 5, 2010
    Need to power up? If on Concourse A, head to the Traveler Center just past McD's. There is an outlet conveniently next to one of the phone booth stations. Makes the perfect desktop for working :)
  • austin g.
    austin gayerFebruary 11, 2012
    Ask for your bun toasted at Gild Coast Dogs and then get a beer at Lalos Mexican....yummmm!!
  • Alison T.
    Alison TanzerMay 20, 2012
    I hate O'Hare! I always choose Midway. Much cleaner, more than 2 outlets, less delyas and cancellations! Love it
  • Eric G.
    Eric GonzalezSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    This is actually a pretty busy airport. If u have time to kill. Stop by Harry Carey Bar and have a beer. That's the spot to be.
  • Staci K.
    Staci KramerApril 1, 2012
    If your gate is A 4A/B start walking 20 minutes before you think you have to & bring everything you want from main terminal.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeAugust 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Park at the far side of the parking garage, the doors at the end lead straight to to baggage claim.
  • Charles R.
    Charles RobertsMarch 18, 2014
    Be careful booking early flights if you plan to take CTA as orange line train from city may not be running yet.
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    Have a rockin' time at Chicago Midway! Check out the row of 40 rocking chairs to relax in and a Blue Brothers exhibit in the House of Blues restaurant.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PariserNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I'll never understand why people print boarding passes at home. Save the ink and paper, head to a standalone machine and 5 seconds later, you have a nice, thick boarding pass - no folding necessary!
  • Xavier P.
    Xavier PrescottJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking to eat healthy? Get a salad at Springs in terminal B than go nxt door to McDONALD'S and get the classic chicken sandwich w no mayo and removed the bun.
  • Abby N.
    Abby NichollOctober 26, 2010
    Potbelly is awesome here, but they just made my bacon egg lettuce and tomato sandwich sans lettuce and tomato. Check it before you walk away!!!!
  • Cassie C.
    Cassie CravenAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch the security lanes before you commit to one. The middle and outer lanes usually go overlooked so they're the fastest.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MaggioreJanuary 24, 2012
    Don't stand up in the aisles and chat. Put your sh*t in the overhead bin and sit the F down. Some of us have places to go. Daaannnggg.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonSeptember 27, 2011
    Early bird gets the legroom. Travel as early in the day as possible to avoid crowds and getting bumped by passengers who got bumped or cancelled earlier in the day.
  • Patrice Y.
    Patrice YursikApril 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Service at the food court can be hit or miss. Service at other restaurants like Let Them Eat Cake or Taylor Street Market can be extremely slow. Lots to choose from but nothing exceptional, food wise
  • Missy M.
    Missy MorrisAugust 30, 2012
    Southwest now has new comfy seats with electric & USB outlets in the gate areas. Always try to fly Southwest!!!
  • Beach P.
    Beach PaceJuly 24, 2014
    For vegans/veggies there is a salad place in Concourse B ( I think) called Salad Sprigs. You can get a VERY hearty salad there. I do not recommend the "asian dressing" its way too sweet.
  • Sean M.
    Love flying through MDW. If you flight leave in the early morning, arrive early. Security and check in lines can get insane!
  • Julie K.
    Julie KierasJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of food from ben & jerks to salad restaurant Chicago corned beef , hot dogs Greek food
  • Gary B.
    Gary BushrodJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have time, stop by Garrett's and get some popcorn. A must. Get the mix!
  • Deepti D.
    Deepti DabasMay 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Midway security is equivalent to that of a 3rd world country. The lines are insane, and there's no organization!
  • Carrie S.
    Carrie SchaeferMay 24, 2013
    Outside curb check in is the way to go! Short lines and less wait time!
  • Felice O.
    Felice O.May 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best city ever! Harry carrays does a heavy pour and gives you to go cups for your bloody mary
  • Christine B.
    Christine BAugust 7, 2011
    Great service at potbelly sandwich works - long line served very quickly - and it's a great sandwich!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SiamiJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a snack and a drink while you wait for your checked bags.
  • Victoria P.
    Victoria ParkerJanuary 7, 2013
    A4A and A4B is a long walk from the rest of Southwest gates. If you don't like a long walk take the tram
  • Rich H.
    Rich H.October 11, 2013
    If you're hungry this airport has the best selection of restaurants I've ever seen at an airport.
  • James P.
    James PatrickMarch 3, 2012
    For the love of all that is holy, do not choose the center security line. You'll lose your sanity or miss your flight. Go left.
  • Kristen L.
    Kristen LaughlinMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sign up for wifi through your cell phone. MDW seems to not have a free wifi (except a southwest connection you need an access code for that I couldn't figure out how to determine a code as a southwest
  • David B.
    David BowmanJune 10, 2013
    Move far right security line to avoid full body scans. But the NSA is tracking everything else in your life, so your efforts are futile.
  • van
    vanMay 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Always get here early, there's always a huge security line and nothing is organized!
  • Maria E.
    Maria EvansJune 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a corned beef and potato pancakes at Manny's Express beside gate B14. Ask if they have applesauce for the pancakes!
  • Jill H.
    Jill HartleyFebruary 18, 2012
    Staying in downtown Chicago? Take the El (orange train). It's only $2 and takes just 30 minutes to get to midway airport.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MeriwetherNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best view sitting on right sude of plane coming from the East!
  • Clifton C.
    Clifton CraigNovember 2, 2013
    Fly Southwest! The chairs at their terminals are equipped with electric outlets and they it mad jokes!
  • Jared S.
    Jared SteffesApril 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Midway Park Saver is really close to the airport an very reasonably priced for parking. Print a coupon out online.
  • jiresell
    jiresellAugust 1
    The smaller of the two Chicago airports. Very convenient to downtown.
  • Deron G.
    Deron GrzetichJune 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If your gate is A4a or A4b don't wait until the last minute to get there from the main building. It is quite a walk.
  • Big M.
    Big MarkApril 15
    Been here 10+ times
    The best airline #Southwest flies outta here which makes Midway our #1 option
  • Katie M.
    Katie MyersFebruary 22, 2011
    Red Mango by gate B19 is a delicious, healthy snack. Try the berry parfait with the pomegranate fro-yo. Mmm...
  • Daniela D.
    Daniela DBOctober 13, 2014
    Small, enough places to have lunch, lines for customs moves relatively fast. Friendly staff
  • Carlton R.
    Carlton RiddickApril 22, 2013
    All the outlets for phones, tablets and laptops are in the southwest gate at the end of concourse A
  • Katie W.
    Katie WhitfieldNovember 27, 2012
    There are several good vegetarian options, including salads and falafel, in concourse B
  • A.J. W.
    A.J. WatsonMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay to the left at security. Moves fast, extra lanes often open up!
  • Benjamin N.
    Benjamin NoelMay 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    TSA lines on left only have two I.D. Checkers for 4 lanes. So stay to the right where it's 1 checker per lane.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorseyAugust 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Busy spot. Only 9.2 miles from downtown Chicago. Just a short ride on the Orange Line "L" Train
  • Tony T.
    Tony TalamantesAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Boys flying home today we had a great summer and they have a new baby sister.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WardApril 17, 2013
    Look for large leather arm chairs with USB and power plugs for charging.
  • Meg B.
    Meg BarrettNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    if there's a line to check bags; sky cap is really fast and so what if you have to hang outside for a few, it saves time!! southwest for the win
  • Kelly T.
    Kelly T.December 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're traveling during holidays, line to check baggage is >100 people & you, like me, cut timing way too close, check baggage outside. 1/5 wait time. They work for tip but I made my flight for $5.
  • Courtney M.
    Always crazy here but a good airport that's much less of a headache than Ohare for domestic flights.
  • Connie V.
    Connie Van HoesenJuly 24, 2014
    MUCH easier to navigate than O'Hare. Definitely worth flying Southwest
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MalechaMay 3, 2013
    Literally THE WORST tsa screening In the US. I travel a ton. Get there early. On a Friday at 11am it took 1 hour from the end of line to clear the X-ray. Pay for business select
  • Christina H.
    Christina HSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The moving walkway is not a ride. Please keep walking or politely step to the side. :)
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethDecember 10, 2013
    The special us not a special. They sell the water for $4 for 2 at the store anyway.
  • Sharae R.
    This airport doesn't have Garrett's Popcorn (O'Hare does) but they have a place called Nuts on Clark that's pretty good although Garrett's is better. This one will suffice.
  • Carolyn C.
    Carolyn ChandlerMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Refill your water bottle after security! In the main food court, head to Illinois Bar and Grill. Turn left towards bathrooms and drinking fountains are on your left
  • Luis G.
    Luis GuerreroNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a early AM flight. Get here at least 90 minutes prior to your check-in. Wait for security 30 minutes.
  • Pathik B.
    Pathik BhattMay 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go to the right most line when they check your id and boarding pass (right before the security check). You'll be waiting for wheel chairs and it will take twice as long.
  • Mariana
    MarianaNovember 6, 2011
    Make sure you get here at least 3-4 hours before your flight on a Sunday around noon security is crazy and the lines are super long!!
  • Brian d.
    Brian d'EonSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can get drinks to go (walk around the terminal)! Check out Reilly's Daughter Pub.
  • Summer J.
    Summer JohnstonSeptember 23, 2011
    Southwest is pretty awesome. Cute flight attendants and you choose where to sit (and who to sit by)
  • Mike C.
    Mike CreuzerOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is no Diet Mt Dew on concourse A. Ben and Jerrys at the TSA checkpoint is the closest. They got it confused with their ice cream when they priced it.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaAugust 19, 2012
    Concourse food is pretty good-get here early for your flight and relax
  • C H R I S ..
    C H R I S . MSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nuts on Clark is just down the hall from the Terminal A main food court. Try the cheese corn!!
  • Lloyd M.
    Lloyd MurphyJuly 20, 2013
    What can I say about Midway? It's like most airports in many ways. But it's so much less nightmarish than O'Hare.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a bank of something called "pay phones" between gates B10 and B12. Not sure what they're used for. Looks like something out of the future!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The security checkpoint closes from 12AM-3AM. If you're here early enough, the airport staff will give you a cot to sleep on in Terminal C.
  • UpShift Digital
    UpShift DigitalMarch 1
    Been here 100+ times
    This isn't a good airport for food or drinks. Come with just enough time to catch your flight and get out.
  • Nadia G.
    Nadia GedeonJuly 13, 2015
    Give yourself extra time for an early flight. TSA system is odd. One lane through for everyone
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick Finley (@pjfinley)December 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If flying SWA, get there early. TSA moves fairly quick unless you have something to be inspected. Uh oh...
  • Carmen
    CarmenJanuary 4, 2016
    Never fly Delta out except on,direct flights. They are constantly late and miss connections, then it take superman efforts to get to one's final destinations. Automatic booking on the next flight is a
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FloresJune 27, 2014
    Mecca of connecting flights! Carry on light stuff if possible - 40 minute layovers can get trying.
  • Malicia W.
    Malicia WatkinsJune 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best salad on the B concourse from the create your own salad shoppe. Cost about $10 worth it!
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    Admittedly it's not the best airport, but it does get you to Kanye's city.
  • Richie MF S.
    Richie MF SanchezJune 2, 2014
    Check in 3 hours early for your domestic flights because apparently according to a TSA employee (since they are so short-handed) "it usually takes people 2 hours to get through security." Really!?
  • Megan S.
    Megan SchrageMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not go through the new X-ray machine at security. Super sensitive machine and something as normal al moisturizing lotion on your hands will land you in full pat down behind closed doors.
  • Nik S.
    Nik SourisOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    While Southwest typically charges the fare difference to standby, if your flight is delayed 15 minutes or more they can waive the difference!
  • Jen K.
    Jen KraskaAugust 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There is no Starbucks/dunkin/anything. Your best bet is the cafe in the bookstore heading towards concourse A.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CarleMarch 26, 2011
    They're not big on chairs...or sitting spaces here. If you hae time, head to the central food area to sit or you'll be standing a lot.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RobinsAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to take your picture with the Blues Brothers! They're in concourse A next to the House of Blues gift shack!
  • Emily D.
    Emily DornblaserJuly 17, 2013
    At the really long southwest line for bag check go to the Kiosk, print your pass, then go to the express bag check line. WAY FASTER
  • Vegan Break ..
    Vegan Break .comOctober 8, 2011
    So much styrofoam used at the food court...for two seconds and then thrown in the trash. Step it up for the environment, please!
  • Jenny H.
    Jenny HeinrichJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab an omelette @ Harry Caray's: they compete w/ all the fancy breakfast joints in Chi & you can be in and out in less than 25 mins.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HardestyMay 31, 2013
    Super short runaway - be prepared for quick landings and steep take-offs!
  • Sabrina J.
    Sabrina JoySeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Illinois Bar & Grill near Concourse B serves really nice, thick cut bacon at breakfast :)
  • Danielle V.
    Danielle VykolMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I really like Harry's as a place to eat. But, if you are running late for your flight, don't expect TSA to help you catch it.
  • Soulfull
    SoulfullDecember 29, 2010
    If you have some extra time, spend a bit of it learning about the 'Battle of Midway'. It's an audio/video exhibit located in Concourse A.
  • W F.
    W FrankensteinJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need to charge up, follow the signs to gate A4- there's a large, hidden charging station just before the long carpeted concourse area begins.
  • Gannon H.
    Gannon HesterJune 2, 2011
    Frontier is great! Upgrade your seat to stretch seating! It's only 20 bucks and makes a huge difference. Plus you get to board first!
  • Chad S.
    Chad SuppMay 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have your act together, the TSA process here can be quick and painless.
  • C E.
    C ElderNovember 25, 2010
    Try the Tropical frozen yogurt parfait with vanilla frozen yogurt at Red Mango on Concourse B near the teen gates.
  • Angelica W.
    Angelica WarrenSeptember 11, 2014
    Um this airport has a free yoga studio?! Yes please! Definitely took advantage of that...
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartocciaMarch 10, 2011
    Avoid the bathroom lines by using the facilities inside the food court. They are in the back overlooking the tarmac. Between Reilly's Daughter and King Wah
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrewerApril 24, 2013
    Free online marketing consulting B concourse until 215pm on 4/24/13 black jacket,jeans, white neck pillow...find me and I'll waive my $350 an hour fee.
  • David B.
    David B.October 1, 2012
    Free filtered water bottle fill up. Coming out of security, turn left just beyond hudson news
  • Sadie C.
    Sadie CorneliusJuly 13, 2012
    In all the times I've been here recently never knew you could take Togo drinks to your gate. #tip #tipsy trip
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a wonderful Chicago project on Instagram called #instagram312. When you upload your Chicago photos to Instagram, tag them #instagram312 to be included in the collection.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezSeptember 11, 2011
    There is a hidden ticketing station for Southwest right at the entrance to security. #winning
  • mtnbke
    mtnbkeAugust 21, 2010
    Southwest does it right! There is scarcity of outlets in this airport and they put in a bunch of seats with outlets at their gates!
  • Brad C.
    Brad CreelJanuary 14, 2012
    A few cool little places to eat. Unlike most other generic airport eateries. Harry Caray's was nice.
  • Justin R.
    Justin RobinettDecember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Security was quick. Instructions were clear at southwest as always.
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WaterlooJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday early am is a mob scene - get there well in advance
  • Erik B.
    Erik BosiJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Refill your empty water bottles after security! A+
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary Bales-HenryOctober 30, 2012
    The airport is alright. However, Southwest is exceptional. They go above and beyond (pun intended).
  • K. K.
    K. K.May 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    No need to throw out that empty water bottle - use this refilling station near the food court!
  • Ann H.
    Ann HandleySeptember 9, 2011
    An available electrical outlet is a thing of beauty. Lots of beauty here.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BanksNovember 21, 2012
    Check your luggage outside! Much smaller line, just don't forget to tip them!!
  • Sean A.
    Sean AdamsMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Many healthy food alternative just after you get through security, eat healthy when you travel
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WaterlooApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Park in the economy garage- efficient with the shuttle and nice to be in sheltered parking.
  • Ann H.
    Ann HandleyFebruary 3, 2012
    Pegasus on the Fly between B & A has decent greek yogurt. If that matters as much to you as it does me.
  • thejennamiller
    thejennamillerJune 17, 2013
    The Southwest flight attendants were awesome! She told jokes and he sang.
  • Denrael
    DenraelAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Unless you come in at A4A or A4B, this is a very convenient airport to connect through. SWA is getting decent seats instead of awful airport lounge seats.
  • Brenton H.
    Brenton HenryDecember 28, 2011
    Don't forget, it's Chicago Midway ~ grab a beer in a to go cup and walk around or wait at your gate!
  • Lewis
    LewisNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Concourse A, House of Blues... Take a fun pic with the Blues Brothers! Who cares if people look, just have a good time ;)
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SosaAugust 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love coming through here vs ORD when returning from international travel!💜💗
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MikoszOctober 4, 2011
    Southwest comfy chairs are perfect for sleeping on when you have a layover! Even as a business traveler!
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place grab a bite is at Potbelly's when right at the hub of all the concourses/security line
  • Jill C.
    Jill ChaissonSeptember 3, 2012
    Travel with your cousin who works for an airline and you don't have to wait in security line! Thanks Kathleen.
  • DeShaun H.
    DeShaun HarrisNovember 6, 2011
    This airport hosts an interdenominational Christian worship service on Sundays at 10 am. Check it out if you love Jesus!
  • Allison W.
    Allison WOctober 31, 2011
    Can't leave Chicago without a Chicago Hot Dog. Try the Gold Coast Jumbo Char Dog!
  • Tom B.
    Take the CTA Orange line to and from this place. Its easy and inexpensive!
  • Mehul S.
    Mehul ShethSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Precheck surprisingly slow compared to other airports, but still faster than regular security.
  • Vania K.
    Vania KJune 24, 2013
    The bars here must be making a killing, every single one of my flights through here has been delayed
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanApril 25, 2015
    Only 20 minutes of free wi-fi. Lot's of people. Short runways.
  • Nish E.
    Nish EnglandDecember 24, 2011
    Gin and tonic at Let Them Eat Cake is superb. Tip you bartender!
  • dadunn
    dadunnMay 30, 2013
    Cold beer on tap and great burgers and fries at the Illinois Bar & Grill!
  • Chicka E.
    Chicka ElloyMay 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask the guy at the bar for Chicka's drink. You are welcome.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GSeptember 2, 2014
    Wifi on any single Southwest plane is free and faster than the paid wifi across this entire airport.
  • Bakablonde T.
    Bakablonde TravelsDecember 22, 2011
    Southwest is the best they were really funny and had people smiling!
  • Kirk A.
    Kirk AllenApril 27, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The folks that work for Southwest Airlines are the best !!!
  • Brook H.
    Brook HarrisJune 7, 2013
    Check out Sprig, a great salad bar just past gate B14. Travel healthy for once!
  • Ellen F.
    Ellen FaheyFebruary 2, 2013
    Awesome chairs with outlets in the B20 area!
  • Tony G.
    Tony GloriosoMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Reilly's Daughter for a beer. Be sure to grab a couple of Chicago dogs next door first.
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    To save time on baggage checking, go to Skycap. Way faster and worth a few bucks!
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QuinlanApril 1, 2012
    For faster checkin w a bag, first use a walk up screen to print your boarding pass. Then you can take the 'express' lane to check your bag.
  • Raymond D.
    Raymond DoyleFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The moving walkway is NOT a place to rest your sorry BUTT - walk you need the exersize.
  • Phil S.
    Phil ShannonDecember 26, 2014
    Great coffee is available at Pot Belly.
  • Ana S.
    Ana SilvaOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't expect the Fly By Lane to get you through security faster. When you round that corner, you'll realize the line is 2x as long as the others and they only have 1 or *at most* 2 screening lanes. :(
  • Bruce K.
    Bruce KleinMay 1, 2012
    Fly Southwest! Great on time service and quick turnarounds.
  • Laurin B.
    Laurin BelloOctober 26, 2014
    So glad to be back at home! Wish this airport would have real free and good wifi, but not.
  • Larry P.
    Larry PesceFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    B terminal has the worlds smallest bathrooms for such a large airport. Even the men have to line up outside.
  • V F.
    V FJune 1, 2013
    The ticketing line for Southwest always seems to be significantly longer and slower than the others.
  • Georgette M.
    Georgette Moore ConnellMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If flying Southwest and you're being dropped off, park further away and the TSA's don't harass you as much so you can say goodbye longer.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FooteSeptember 21, 2013
    Looking for breakfast? Go through security first. The pizza place has great breakfast sandwiches.
  • CP
    CPFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey SWA, how about hiring a few more baggage handlers and getting luggage out in a reasonable amount of time for evening flights? Pleaseandthankyou.
  • Steph H.
    Steph HDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get picked up at the kiss ' ride, by the CTA station. No one will hassle your driver to keep moving.
  • Cindy U.
    Cindy UlsrudJuly 23, 2013
    Awesome accommodations to get a wheel chair through TSA!!
  • FlightCenter.com
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 5, 2012
    Security Tips! Here are some expert frequent flyer tips to help yourself and everyone else navigating the TSA lines. Read on for some best practice tips!
  • angela w.
    angela whitbyMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Disagree about "Expert" lane. Line is deceptively long when MDW is busy. I've been burned a few times. Make sure you check how long that line really is - it wraps around.
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinMarch 14, 2012
    Sprigs by B15 has good, fast salads made on the spot.
  • Peter
    PeterApril 11, 2013
    not sure the bartenders there are that knowledgeable when it comes to making drinks
  • Shaun R.
    Shaun RajahJuly 9, 2012
    If you want to pass by security fast, wear a pair of pink pants! Got me through real fast !
  • Jenni w.
    Jenni watkinsMarch 23, 2011
    For Starbucks, go to Potbelly Sandwich works in food court. They serve starbucks coffe and make most of their drinks.
  • Cherie B.
    Cherie B.September 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a new rental car center. The rental companies are now all in one building. Catch the shuttle outside!
  • Nikole F.
    Nikole FuquaMarch 22, 2015
    Lots of outlets. Nuts on Clark is a must!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PenaApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use your smartphone as a boarding pass...u get to go through a private security gate...special treatment baby!! :) Must be a green thing...
  • godless girl
    godless girlOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Some drinking fountain stations have filtered water dispensers to refill yours water bottles.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are heading to the suburbs via taxi 303 Taxi gives the best service and reasonable rates!!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LOctober 12, 2013
    Empty travel water bottle fill station only in the first section of the b terminal. All else just regular water fountains
  • Triphena J.
    Triphena JohnsonFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No flight delays, Fast & Retrieval if your baggage.."Awesome"
  • Tim R.
    Tim RoudebushMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    the phone room between security and C concourse is the best place to get some work down while between flights... power and usually quiet.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaMay 19, 2012
    Try a Chicago Dog at the food court. Not too bad, especially with a beer :)
  • Nicolle M.
    Nicolle McCondichieSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Baggage claim here among slowest in midwest. Plenty of time to relieve yourself and reapply deodorant! That's a hint, people!
  • John H.
    John HankusNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Roughest landing at an airport in the Midwest because the runways are so short. Good thing delays are minimal
  • Cheryl T.
    Cheryl T.May 23, 2013
    Bring along your water bottle..fill stations just beyond security exit
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrownNovember 16, 2013
    Order a pizza puff at gold coast dogs. Your taste buds will thank you
  • Cia
    CiaMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you want some peace and quiet, hang out in the seating area between Terminals A and B!
  • Megan W.
    Megan WaresNovember 4, 2011
    There is no smoking section! If your a smoker take the patch if you go to smoke you have to go all the way back threw security what a bunch of bs!
  • Rich K.
    Rich KalonickApril 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can walk or stand on the moving walkways. Either way you still move. Great invention
  • Denekka
    DenekkaSeptember 27, 2013
    Certain SW Flts have free WiFi sponsored by dish network. The seats were spacious too.
  • Cheryl S.
    Cheryl SwansonSeptember 4, 2012
    Find the SWA Kids Korner cartoons and short table/seats at B23 to pass their wait time!
  • Gi G.
    Gi Gi2 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Just good for flying into and out of. Having TSA Pre Check is pointless after 8 PM.
  • Tram N.
    Tram NguyenNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The cell phone lot is a great place to wait if you arrive early for pickup or if a flight is late...
  • Ashwyin
    AshwyinAugust 23, 2014
    Electrical outlets are hard to find. I just found a couple close to the boarding gate
  • Tiara M.
    Tiara MalcomJuly 13, 2011
    Sit by the newsstand in the food court area. Best place to people watch
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsonAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Other than not having Pre-Check and no Sky Club, this airport is better run and a better design then Ohare. It also has way better food options and great customer service.
  • Allan D.
    Allan DaytonAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Have an Italian Beef at Tuscany....don't forget the giardiniera and mozzarella
  • Jermaine B.
    Jermaine BellMay 30, 2011
    This airport has reusable water bottle friendly water fountains. Bring an empty bottle and have plenty for your flight!
  • Craig F.
    Craig FurnivallFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    At security, choose a middle line. They go 3x faster than edges where TSA spends half time checking, half time herding people..
  • Ben W.
    Ben WeaverNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the water bottle refillers next to the water fountains. They're automatic and quite magical!
  • Wendell M.
    Wendell MosbyFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Give yourself plenty of time. Once a great mid-size airport but now a monster.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ConradtOctober 10, 2013
    Just got back from work trip. Going to play hookie from work today. Anyone have flex work hours and wanna play hookie too??;)
  • Michael Patrick L.
    Michael Patrick LeeFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to swing by Reilly's Daughter in the back right of food court for a good pint of Guinness. Ask for Boz and then ask him about all the famous people he knows like Jenny McCarthy.
  • Courtenay B.
    Courtenay BirdAugust 7, 2011
    Get a giant hot dog in the food court between terminals A and B. Walk it off by skipping the moving walkways!
  • Shayla S.
    Shayla SheltonAugust 9, 2014
    Don't go to Gold Coast, if you must send someone tall enough to see when they make them because they got order wrong twice and said I lied about my order while not giving anyone a receipt! Run-on sent
  • Michael J.
    Michael JoyApril 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Give yourself extra time to get to and from the Economy Lot. They must only have one bus. The wait time is terrible.
  • Tom B.
    Bring your own foldup chair if you are coming to wait for someone!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GordonMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Southwest is the best airline. Cheap flights and free bags.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 11, 2012
    Best Options: Harry Caray's Seventh Inning Stretch, Lalo's, Gold Coast Dogs, & Reilly's Daughter are all in Midway Triangle Food Court; Manny's in Concourse A; Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Concourse B. Read more
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CorrenteAugust 14, 2012
    Southwest is by far the best airline I've ever flown.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MooreOctober 30, 2011
    Watch out for the roving wheel chair gangs, and god help you if you get in the middle of the war with the cart people
  • Barbara M.
    Barbara MaldonadoDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lines get very long for Southwest, make sure to print boarding pass!!
  • Christina H.
    Christina HenryMay 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The mexican style omelet at Illinois Bar & Grill is delicious.
  • Edward M.
    Edward MelendezSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Harry Carey's is one of the best airport restaurants around!
  • Chett P.
    Chett PritchettJune 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a hidden charging station on the A4 concourse.
  • Peter D.
    Peter DykstraJuly 13, 2011
    Everything's amazing and nobody's happy. Check this out before boarding. Read more
  • Team Coco
    Team CocoJune 10, 2012
    "Sometimes I'll buy a plane ticket just so I can get through security and eat at the "Chili's Too" restaurant - home to the 3rd best fajitas in Chicago" - Conan O'Brien
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesApril 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your boarding pass first, then check luggage - the line is shorter than ding both at the check in counter
  • Leah B.
    Leah BecerraDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Checking into security was a breeze and I got to keep my leftover Giordano's pizza. Need a charge? They've got plugin spots.
  • Cheryl F.
    Cheryl FugateDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Awesome new security protocol for us 'A Listers!' Midway understands the business traveler. Way to go!!
  • Amanda *.
    Amanda ***December 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If your flight leaves from gate A4A... don't be late because it is a journey to get to from TSA.
  • curt
    curtFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    have delays when flying through OHare ? try the convenient airport in Chicago .. Midway.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KalonickApril 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    When walking out of baggage claim outside to curb. Smell it. That's south side Chicago. Your nostrils will thank you.
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanSeptember 26, 2010
    If you don't have friends/associates picking you up, GET A LIMO! The expanse is not terribly greater than a taxi, but you can strech those legs after your plane ride.
  • Dog B.
    Dog BarkJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Illinois Bar and Grill get the burger and a beer. Pretty frigging good.
  • Chris
    ChrisFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    try flying in to Chicago at night. The street lights look amazing from above.
  • Hita S.
    Hita SMarch 23, 2013
    Fly SOUTHWEST!!!!! This airport is smaller than O'Hare International Airport, but I'm very grateful for it!
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 23, 2016
    Quiet and relaxed compared to the other airport.
  • Kristoffer L.
    Kristoffer LanceAugust 15, 2010
    Gold Coast Dogs are great. They girls behind the counter are mean as hell too. Bonus.
  • Tiffany V.
    Tiffany VanickOctober 22, 2011
    Don't let Gate A4A and A4B trick you into thinking you're close to the entrance.
  • Brad O.
    Brad OwensApril 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The SERVICE here is amazing thanks to MDW bartender, Deidre at Let them eat cake
  • Glen B.
    Glen BrownMarch 10, 2013
    The people watching isn't as much as at O'hare. But midway is easier for a tired traveler to navigate.
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZanerJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bathrooms with doors that open out is heavenly! Sooo much easier to get your luggage in with you.
  • Stedman N.
    Stedman NgAugust 17, 2014
    Great alternative to Ohare. Lots of food options.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GillickNovember 12, 2012
    The bathroom stalls are pretty much the best in the country's airports. Luxury.
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MandelbergerSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a Red Mango hiding past B19. Tasty and healthy parfaits and smoothies
  • Othar L.
    Othar LawrenceOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Manny's in concourse A has the best Rueben Sandwich. Get it!
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FriedmanApril 25, 2012
    The commute from the 'L' is really easy and fast!
  • Deron G.
    Deron GrzetichJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The fly-by lane moved again. Now it is on the South side of the entrance.
  • Matty U.
    Matty UngerDecember 16, 2013
    Get hammied under the Heineken plane. Board the plane. Sleep like a rock.
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DunlapDecember 22, 2013
    Water bottle refill stations with filtered cold water are awesome!
  • Darcy S.
    Darcy StalportJune 9, 2011
    If you're flying Southwest, there are armchairs with AC and USB power at the end of the B gate jetway
  • J.R. J.
    J.R. JanicekMarch 15, 2013
    Like good food? Try Harry Caray's in the food court, to the right, just beyond the TSA checkpoint! :-)
  • Robert G.
    Robert GrahamJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Nuts on Clark popcorn is very good.
  • Akanksha S.
    Akanksha SinhaAugust 29, 2012
    This airport is so much better than O'Hare . Faster, better and thyehae a Ben n Jerry's! :)
  • Becky W.
    Becky WhitelawNovember 24, 2013
    Get the Chicago Dog at Mannys & Tums from euro cafe
  • Alli W.
    Alli WorthingtonSeptember 22, 2011
    Don't leave without something delicious from Nuts on Clark.
  • Paul M.
    Paul McAleerDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Is your gate A4A? Then you'll be walking approximately 8.7 miles just to get to/from the main concourse.
  • Julia L.
    Julia LundmanJune 1, 2010
    If you are flying through and have some time, go to Potbelly's for a hot sub sandwich. Da best!
  • Loretta F.
    Loretta FieldsJune 27, 2013
    Most of the food and retail shops open at 5am.
  • John C.
    John CoyneFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Southwest gates A14 - A20 have leather chairs and personal charging and USB outlets
  • Giordano's
    Giordano'sMay 4, 2012
    Have some time to kill before your flight? Want to get that first taste of Chicago when you land? We're right next to the airport! Read more
  • Christina D.
    Christina DavidsonMay 27, 2013
    Great family restroom near gate A4
  • Katherine G.
    Katherine GoldmanMarch 20, 2011
    Potbelly's: got a small sandwich, 2 drinks and a bag of chips for under $10. Yummy yummy!
  • John F.
    John FryAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out for the grab and go kiosk by gate A4A...its the only "cash only" place in the friggin airport!
  • Dan G.
    Dan GibsonJune 25, 2013
    Go to McDonald's and ask for the Secret Sauce burger. The only location in the world that serves it.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HenryMay 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The chocolate croissant at Let Them Eat Cake is really very good :-)
  • Steve K.
    Steve KozarovichMay 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Midway Airport has the best selection of food options of any U.S. airport IMHO.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScaifeNovember 2, 2014
    Best airport in Chicago.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WrightJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of outlets and quiet bathrooms in the hallway toward gates A4A and A4B.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KalonickNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to have your boarding pass & ID to pass thru security. It's required.
  • Ken H.
    Ken HorstSeptember 5, 2012
    Southwest definitely has the comfy chairs with power outlets
  • Nicolas C.
    Nicolas CARRANZAApril 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Gah, I sat on a slimy piece of green pepper. Unacceptable. Get it together midway.
  • Alden Q.
    Alden QuimbyAugust 31, 2013
    Looking for coffee/breakfast? Go to Potbelly! You can get coffee at Intelligentsia and a solid breakfast sandwich. You might think you can find something better, but trust me, you won't.
  • Patsy D.
    Patsy DeNoyerJuly 10, 2013
    Nice airport. Security there are nicer than St. Louis airport security.
  • Ilyse Z.
    Ilyse ZackJanuary 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If your renting at enterprise rent a at and you hve a debit you need return flight itinerary printed out or I can't rent you a car!!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael StromMarch 20, 2012
    e-check in! General security doesn't support reader & you get to check in separate from masses w/ employees. Also no microwave scanner here.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 2, 2014
    I always get something from gold coast dogs before my flight :)
  • Matt
    MattFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Priority / Fly By lane is now on the far left. Now has a dedicated security screening area and much faster.
  • David G.
    David GrayAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are using the moving walk way please continue to walk.
  • KC H.
    KC HendricksJuly 19, 2013
    If you need an outlet to charge your device. Be ready to spill some blood!
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanOctober 27, 2011
    back and forth from the airport... get a limo it really is the best... cleaner and safer option than a taxi!
  • John H.
    John HartleyOctober 13, 2011
    Don't take the walkways...they stop too quickly at the end...same with the escalators
  • Gina B.
    Gina BrunsonNovember 10, 2013
    Southwest Airlines are by far the BEST in the Bussiness!
  • Anita at One Shot Boards
    Anita at One Shot BoardsJune 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    need to arrive 2 hr early. security lines have gotten worse. And ladies, don't wear heels, your killing your feet. Put the heels on when you arrive!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroachOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get an upgrade - then do whatever you want. Play Words with Friends all day in 1st Class.
  • Harris
    HarrisAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The security lines to the right for elite passengers are many times longer than the other lines
  • Travis J.
    Travis JohnsonMarch 2, 2011
    Expert traveller security line doesn't work well if you pool that line with strollers & wheel chairs...need to rethink that one.
  • Burt B.
    Burt BlanchardFebruary 3, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    TSA Pre check is the way to go. It's worth it any time of day - regular security check is always a long wait. Not because of TSA, just people galore, always!
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Emily F.
    Emily FitterOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Would love to sing the praises of southwest but they really need to do something about the broken kiosks...
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JeanJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use expert travel line, walk on moving walkways, and fly Southwest. That is all.
  • Sir C.
    Sir CharlesApril 16, 2012
    Southwest wont let you check bags in more than 4 hours ahead of flight...so I had to wait 3 whole minutes! This airport has it figured out, very few lines anywhere!
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CantuApril 14, 2012
    Oak street cafe is the best place to be while waiting your flight.
  • Judy L.
    Judy LipinskiSeptember 5, 2013
    Don't eat at millers. Horrific seating. No room for purse let alone bags. Floors filthy nasty. World famous ribs. Meh. I'm not a negative person just trying to save others from our experience.
  • sydney s.
    sydney sMarch 2, 2015
    Really quick security, very few good options in concourse A.
  • Leif F.
    Leif FescenmeyerMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Arrive earlier than you would normally think for Midway. The security lines are longer these days.
  • Sensei S.
    Sensei SmilesJuly 23, 2013
    Take the CTA to the city - easy and cheap!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaddoxJanuary 16, 2013
    Southwest has had great flight service and nice planes.
  • J E.
    J ElleAugust 26, 2011
    Southwest has cool chairs with electrical plugs.. Convenient
  • Burt B.
    Burt BlanchardFebruary 3, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Do Harry Caray's if on southwest and between terminals A&B.
  • Anne S.
    Anne SmithAugust 15, 2011
    Stand on the right, walk on the left - escalators and moving walk ways. Just like driving - slow right, pass on left. Thanks.
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIJuly 24, 2012
    Whether you're leaving Chicago or coming to visit be sure to grab a StreetWise!
  • Christine M.
    Christine MurphyNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Illinois bar and grill between terminal A and B has the best chicken fingers
  • Pilar S.
    Pilar ScratchAugust 18, 2011
    Get your luggage prior to calling your car service to avoid the hassle. The best, worst Airport I've been to.
  • Michaela B.
    Michaela BradleyAugust 9, 2013
    Anyone ever notice Southwest flight crews have more personalty than other Airlines?
  • Robby F.
    Robby FialaJanuary 9, 2011
    Bathrooms crowded? Try the ones by the food court. Follow the sign for "toilets" near the back. They're terrific!
  • John D.
    John DingfelderOctober 16, 2013
    This place is a culinary void. The food is gross. The hot dog place was decent the people were nice in the end it's a hotdog on a dry bun.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KayMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Plan to get there earlier than you used to. New security set up is HORRIBLE! Even for TSA pre-check and Priority Lane
  • Mike G.
    Mike GurkaApril 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Avoid the fly by lane if it's on the right. It's by far the longest and they let everyone in
  • Kelli T.
    Kelli ThompsonJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Southwest is my favorite, but they need to start offering milk for the wee ones!
  • Jared S.
    Jared SteffesMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The express lane is usually a lie.
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LocklearJune 28, 2014
    Not a fan of the freefor all seating but Southwest has been great!!!!
  • Sean J.
    Sean JacksonJuly 1, 2016
    Wow! Spent less than 10 minutes in the security line and on July 4th.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SandersJanuary 7, 2013
    Hang with the blues brothers for a little fun in your day.
  • Josh K.
    Josh KramerJuly 27, 2013
    Manny's in concourse B is horrible. My only good experience with them was when I took a dump 3 hours later. Burned pizza, crazy small and over priced portions, and horrible attitudes. AVOID!!!
  • Subash A.
    Subash AliasMay 3, 2011
    King Wah in the food court has a very nice egg roll for a small snack.
  • Ira L.
    Ira LazoAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get a fast pass so you can cut the security line. It's still not as bad as LAX.
  • David F.
    David FoxApril 1, 2012
    Love the USB outlets on the comfy chairs.
  • Dude
    DudeMarch 14, 2015
    Gold Coast dogs. Chicago style. Yummy
  • Melissa
    MelissaOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're at A4a or b, pack a snack and leave early. It's a hike
  • Travis M.
    Travis MoetApril 14, 2013
    Best Airport Snack .,..The popcorn!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    So much easier to get in and out of than o'hare
  • Ingrid R.
    Ingrid RothMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Forget your Southwest boarding pass?? Go to the CarryOn only line and print it, then head over to the Baggage Check In
  • Tori R.
    Tori RenekerSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Take your beer all the way to your gate!
  • Rev &.
    Rev "The Rev" 😈April 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need a place for a quickie, use the Men's bathroom off the food court!
  • Derrik S.
    Derrik ShukisMay 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If flying Southwest on any B gate before the end of the concourse, get there early because there is horribly inadequate seating.
  • Sara M.
    Sara McMahonMay 2, 2012
    Love Southwest! Really feeling it in the windy city right now!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BelousekSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Walk left stand on the right. Please be courteous to the others on the ramps!
  • Robert L.
    Robert LambSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Faster to navigate through than O'Hare and much nicer.
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyJune 12, 2016
    The quick and easy airport of Chicago.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SpencerOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I like Midway better than O'Hare, I think they are more efficient. Read more
  • Paul S.
    Paul SteinkirchnerAugust 28, 2014
    Beer w/ Breakfast
  • Marguerite
    MargueriteAugust 8, 2011
    Make sure you buy your meal or whatever before you get to the isolated gates A4A and A4B
  • Bill F.
    Bill FeldbergOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Harry Carrey's is a great stop for a quick bite.
  • Jacqueline B.
    Jacqueline BOctober 26, 2012
    Southwest is literally the worst! They take forever to get your checked bags to baggage claim bc they don't pay their people enough and I have never not had a 2+hour delay with them! Todays delay is 4
  • Shelby B.
    Shelby BruceJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Layover challenge: eat as many chocolate shakes as you can...GO!
  • Byron M.
    Byron McPhersonJanuary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Chicago dog while there.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jake M.
    Jake MuszytowskiJanuary 8, 2014
    The moving walkways make you feel awesome!!
  • Scott S.
    Scott ShellabargerFebruary 3, 2011
    Millers pub nigh airport is ok, if you get a chance try the real one just down from the Palmer house hotel
  • Ryan
    RyanNovember 3, 2011
    Nuts on Clark has some of the best popcorn in the country.
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 2, 2014
    Hop on the Orange Line and ride it to the end to get to MDW. Very easy.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WelchMay 17, 2013
    Get there early lines are atrocious
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to Chicago. Please enjoy the 45 minute wait for your bags.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PiehlMay 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need to get to your gate but still want a drink, ask Harry Caray's for a to-go cup. Then you can finish your drink until you board.
  • Jesse W.
    Jesse WelchSeptember 29, 2013
    Cell reception is terrible at the central terminal but if you move out towards the gates it gets better!
  • Sheronne M.
    Sheronne McElroyJune 14, 2013
    Be nice to the Southwest AIRLINES employees!
  • Enci B.
    Enci BoxJune 29, 2010
    Take the Loop into the city. Much easier and cheaper then taking shuttle or taxi.
  • Linnea C.
    Linnea CovingtonDecember 21, 2010
    If I am going to be stuck in an airport, at least they have decent pubs and grub here! Just watch the signs when making your way out.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KeefnerAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Miller's Pub in Terminal B, sometimes has Goose Island BCBS.
  • Mandy J.
    Mandy JenkinsApril 13, 2014
    There's no wifi of any kind in concourse A, because this is apparently an airport of the past.
  • Jide
    JideNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Food? Stop at Gold Coast Hot Dogs and get the char Jumbo...good stuff
  • Glen M.
    Glen MacDonellJuly 21, 2011
    Southwest has an iPhone app, but you need a paper boarding pass to get through security.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take your time getting off of the plane if you have checked luggage. You'll be waiting awhile for them...
  • Brent B.
    Brent BrooksSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    TSA is the slowest of any airport I've been to. The wifi is also only free for 15 minutes.
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HandleyNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're in concourse B, skip greasy McDonalds and try a sandwich at Talyor Street Market.
  • Desmond T.
    Desmond T.December 31, 2012
    Great Chicago pizza is next door. Girodanos.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MatthewDecember 15, 2011
    Waiting for people to arrive can be brutal. You can't stop but have to continue driving around the entire ramp in circles.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At the security check point go to the far left or far right, the middle lanes move much slower
  • Adam r.
    Adam rarestockOctober 13, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    It's not posted anywhere (probably for a reason), but you can walk around the terminal with an alcoholic beverage that you purchase from one of the bars. And if you do plan to purchase a drink, find t
  • D. J.
    D. J.December 14, 2010
    When going through security stay to the left. The lines to the right take much longer. They wrap around.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GoshApril 5, 2013
    Instead of carrying on your child, take the opportunity to stow them as checked luggage.
  • Keith W.
    Get a Chicago mix at nuts on Clark before you leave.
  • Teri F.
    Teri FiandacaMay 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Give yourself plenty of time, Midway has the longest security lines.
  • Justin E.
    Justin EllisDecember 27, 2013
    Ask for that drink to-go.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The reason I started flying Southwest from Newark to Midway is the flights were empty. People have caught on. Jet Blue to O'hare here I come
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge O.November 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't run on the moving walkway or you could fall flat on your face when it ends and look like a jackass in front of a hundred people.
  • Chuck N.
    Chuck NMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    concourse food not bad here...but they hammer you on price...like where else are these poor travelers going...ha ha ha welcome to sweet home Chicago!
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob MezaOctober 1, 2014
    If you're boot eligible, do not park in the lot, they will boot your car
  • Louis R.
    Louis RaGuAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice history of fly
  • Alison A.
    Alison AvilesJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sweet new bar/coffee shop by the reject gates A4a ad A4b!
  • Charlene D.
    Charlene DeCesareMay 19, 2013
    Plenty of device charging stations at the Southwest gates.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GaydoshSeptember 12, 2011
    Southwest to Orange Line to the Loop. Under $3! Can't beat it.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pull up Uber and drop your pin right outside the airport. Then call your driver to pick you up at arrivals.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BurkeNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the CTA Orange Line to downtown for $3
  • B L.
    B LampleyMarch 14, 2015
    Easy breezy security check point. Hassel free indeed!
  • Jim H.
    Jim HitchJanuary 22, 2010
    I'll join in the chorus and recommend potbelly for lunch. Even if the line is long, they're fast!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WangAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a seat!
  • Bas
    BasMarch 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Still no VIP Lounge (of any kind)... to be an int'l airport, you have got to solve this problem
  • Mark G.
    Mark GilliamAugust 8, 2014
    I'll take Midway over Ohare any day. Much more convenient
  • Linda D.
    Linda DavisMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best yogurt parfait ever at Red Mango. Concourse B. - Linda Davis RE/MAX
  • Janet C.
    Janet CrawfordAugust 6
    Been here 10+ times
    Southwest counters open at 3:30am. TSA PreCheck opens at 4:15am.
  • Charlie C.
    Concourse A "Free wifi" is slow and tries to force you into paid Boingo after 30 minutes. Food is sparse before 6am and after 9pm when many budget travelers are stuck there.
  • lucyfer
    lucyferDecember 31, 2010
    at miller's pub: grilled cheese sandwich with a side of crown (coke optional).
  • Matt J.
    Matt JanickiMarch 20, 2010
    Use the expert traveler lane if you're tired of waiting while a man walks in and out of the metal detector 4 times because he forgot to take change out of his pockets.
  • Courtney L.
    Courtney LynnMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Must get something from Nuts on Clark if you didn't get any in Chicago downtown or at the ballpark.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DupuyMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are leaving out of gate A4A or A4B...be prepared for a long walk...
  • Harry's H.
    Harry's HoodJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For more fun at TSA checkpoint stick a summer sausage in your pants, ladies too!
  • T J.
    T JohnsonSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Potty Belly has great sandwiches and salads!
  • Wendy D. C.
    Wendy D. CalvertMay 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Security does NOT open until 4:30-5am. However if your not here by 6-7am you may not find parking.
  • Jim L.
    Jim LeeMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask the shoeshine guy for the best places to eat.
  • Guamibear
    GuamibearAugust 14, 2013
    They have Ben and Jerry's. Enough said.
  • Nate P.
    Nate PeaceNovember 26, 2016
    Cta orange to red line, gets you anywhere within an hour.
  • Noby T.
    Noby TakakiAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Please don't wander slowly in large groups while taking up the whole walkway.
  • Austin
    AustinNovember 12, 2011
    Pegasus has the most pitiful serving sizes, even for an airport restaurant
  • Lynn T.
    Lynn TAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Car rentals moved to another location. Must take shuttle to rentals.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CourtneyJanuary 15, 2011
    Skip the ego trip. Take the shorter line instead of the expert traveler line. It's quicker!
  • Jaysyn L.
    Jaysyn LongoriaAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Potbelly Sandwich is a must. Also, Gold Coast Dogs is decent but specializes in grilled dogs as opposed to the traditional steamed variety which are available upon request. Safe travels!
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SladkyNovember 20, 2010
    Can't beat the free inflight wifi available on Airtran and through New Years Eve.
  • Anselma M.
    Anselma MarroquinSeptember 27, 2016
    Customer service is great!
  • Tim W.
    Tim WilliamsonJune 1, 2013
    I found a vegan lunch at King Doh in one of the food courts
  • Matt L.
    Matt LawsonOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't always fly but when I Do I prefer to fly Southwest. Stay lofty my friends. - Most interesting man in terminal A
  • Jim W.
    Jim WOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cleanest bathrooms: end of Concourse C. No one goes down there!
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PardoApril 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The priority access/A-list security lane now has a body scanner!
  • Darlene D.
    Darlene DoreAugust 30, 2011
    The free upright water bottle filler is really a great idea.
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 2, 2014
    I was stuck here for 30 hours. Could've been worse. Luckily there were plenty of restaurants and bars around
  • Talkgregate A.
    Talkgregate AppSeptember 25, 2012
    Beware of the length of security lines.but sooo much better than Ohare
  • Emily
    EmilyMay 28
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is packed and you're always waiting is a sizable line for food that is subpar.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AgostiJuly 12, 2013
    Love the bouncy moving walk ways!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LittonJanuary 14, 2012
    The security lines on the far right usually move the fastest.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca ShumanAugust 27, 2013
    Good airport but they don't have enough places to eat there
  • Amy
    AmySeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Bathroom doors that open out. Genius in an airport!
  • Frank A.
    Frank AcostaNovember 23, 2013
    For an airport that's known for delays, they sure as hell close shops early
  • Yossi B.
    Yossi BersanoJuly 2, 2012
    Fly Frontier Tom the west. Live tv and great Door options.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PayneFebruary 4, 2012
    Use an electronic ticket, you cut to the security line that the staff uses.
  • Amina E.
    Amina EhsanSeptember 16, 2014
    Cleanest airport in usa. And organized
  • Kelli P.
    Kelli PrichardMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Its an airport not your living room, put on something besides sweatpants to fly, please.
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreJuly 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ridiculous security lines. Expect to wait - get there early. Not a quick airport.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JordanOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Never go to the far right when going through security. It may seem like a good idea but it takes much longer than going straight.
  • christina leigh m.
    The chinese place won't let you sample the chicken. What's up with that?!
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinmanAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is great if you need to fly from one place to another place
  • Matt B.
    Matt BeranMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The men's bathrooms by the lower numbered gates have more urinals.
  • Patty M.
    Patty McInerneyApril 28, 2013
    Nice option to flying through O'Hare, smaller and more manageable
  • Aimy R.
    Aimy RossDecember 15, 2013
    Celll phone lot at 6101 Cicero is groovy. Beats getting kicked out by security.
  • Janet C.
    Janet CrawfordDecember 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave early! Busy day! SWA only has 2 ticketing agents at express kiosk!
  • Art C.
    Art ChaiJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There is a new line where you can't bring liquids or gels at all, regardless of size. Beware!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Listen to the public service announcement. The accent tells you you're in Chicago
  • David L.
    David LSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free lemonade right after security check.
  • Azeem T.
    Azeem TajaniOctober 18, 2013
    Pretty enjoyable when you get to stay on the plane between flights.
  • Ramel W.
    Ramel WernerMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you drove yourself, check bags first. The park.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McFarlandNovember 21, 2013
    Sign up for TSA pre-check...a LOT easier to get through.
  • Matt S.
    Matt StaubMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Right side security lines move fastest.
  • Helga M.
    Helga MelgarMay 25, 2014
    Best airport for the McCormick Center.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GreenOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early security upgrades have made the check in process very slow.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChizickJuly 10, 2013
    There are a ton of convenient electrical outlets by the... sorry, not going to give away this secret ;)
  • D B.
    D BrowneApril 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Baggage claim takes forever here. Prices for bottled water are also outright thievery!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsonJune 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This airport does not have Pre Check. Security is not equipped for large crowds so be prepared to wait, even in Sky Priority
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TrosienMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Please only take the Expert Lane if you truly do travel often.
  • Pilot C.
    Antes de subir al avión es necesario comprar un paquete de palomitas con caramelo deliciosas
  • Gabriela R.
    Todo es perfecto:-)
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