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O'Hare International Airport

Terminal 1

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  • William A.
    "Flight was 33minutes late but United staff was on it today."(5 Tips)
    Patrick Y.
    "food court in the C Concourse has power outlets"(2 Tips)
    Peter R.
    "berghoffs downtown for old time Chicago"(2 Tips)
    "It's already been said but Garrett popcorn is a must!"(3 Tips)
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  • Bill A.
    Bill AtkinsonOctober 9, 2016
    Frontera outpost @ B1. Cold Michelada & any of the Terrassa is the best way to kill time in term B
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KepertiMay 6, 2016
    Horribly disorganised; priority security line takes longer than economy
  • Fergs
    FergsMarch 12, 2016
    Be prepared for a long TSA wait but once your through lots of dining places and gift shops. Enjoy the light show on the way to concourse C.
  • Robin B.
    Robin BertelsJanuary 30, 2016
    Connecting to another United flight? Make sure to have your cameras ready when passing through the Concourse B-C tunnel!
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoNovember 24, 2015
    Short security on a Tuesday. Didn't even bother going to precheck
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaFebruary 20, 2015
    “The Sky’s the Limit” – that is the name of the neon installation by light artist Michael Hayden which decorates the roof of the underground passage connecting departure halls B and C in Terminal 1.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteNovember 21, 2014
    Some of the seats have outlets built in
  • Jim
    JimOctober 5, 2014
    ANA and Lufthansa operates at O'Hare Terminal 1
  • William A.
    William ArrantJuly 27, 2014
    Ginos Pizza is only four miles away if ya got time.
  • William A.
    William ArrantJuly 27, 2014
    Flight was 33minutes late but United staff was on it today. Got me to my connection on time wit five minutes to spare.. Kudos to LA staff too
  • Mitchell S.
    Mitchell SDecember 27, 2013
    Limo service O'Hare airport to Downtown Chicago for $60, up to 3 passengers. Book online at or call 773.774.1074. Check the 5 Stars reviews on Yelp too!
  • Stephanie V.
    Stephanie VardavasSeptember 12, 2013
    There's a really nice ladies' room opposite gate C21 .
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FeyginJuly 25, 2013
    Outlets across from B11
  • William S.
    William SantoyoMay 14, 2013
    United and Contiental airlines fly. Out of terminal 1.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GouldMay 9, 2013
    Also a plug at B5 behind the trash cans. Very scenic!
  • Nancy H.
    Nancy HyltonApril 28, 2013
    United #1 Always
  • Jared P.
    Jared PApril 7, 2013
    Enjoy the 2 hour trek to C Concourse, but at least you can walk to the different concourses unlike other airports.
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaMarch 26, 2013
    Make the most of your visit to the city of Jazz with the Lufthansa Chicago travel report! Read more
  • Marie A.
    Marie AMarch 21, 2013
    Found outlet at terminal K13
  • Ash K.
    Ash KMarch 18, 2013
    All bars and restaurants were full till I came across a hidden gem called Tuscani across from B18. It's at the very end but great food and no lines though it's always full.
  • Monte N.
    Monte NuckolsFebruary 8, 2013
    Waiting for over an hour on the plane to de-iced. Be sure to take water on the plane. Big delays.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaJanuary 28, 2013
    Welcome to Chicago! Now go get some coffee!
  • Toni
    ToniJanuary 19, 2013
    It's already been said but Garrett popcorn is a must!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HouseDecember 8, 2012
    Eat at Fontera's next to B9
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RNovember 30, 2012
    There's a charging station next to the Brookstone by C11
  • megan g.
    megan geeNovember 12, 2012
    You need a bright screen on your cell phone to make the electronic boarding pass scan properly!
  • Nick N.
    Nick NelsonOctober 26, 2012
    Find a comfortable seat, your flight probably won't be leaving on time.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CoxOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
  • Pete C.
    Pete ConnaughtonOctober 20, 2012
    Waited two hours on a "mechanical " issue. I think we can fly with two broken seats jack***es
  • Allison E.
    Allison E.October 15, 2012
    WORT AIRLINE EVER!!! Fly anything else or walk !!!!!
  • Sebastiaan V.
    Not a lot of tax-free shopping over here...
  • Vincent J.
    Vincent JacksonJune 11, 2012
    If you have an iPhone, get a Mophie charger. It's the best invention for an iPhone.
  • D K W.
    D K WapplerMay 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Plant your corn early.
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CasselMay 29, 2012
    Airports real busy right now give yourself time.
  • Scott D.
    Scott DMay 29, 2012
    Try the Rick Bayless restaurant in the B concourse (Frontegra?). Fresh and very tasty from one of Chicago's famous chefs.
  • Katherine P.
    Katherine PyattMay 28, 2012
    Love the toilet seat plastic dispensers. Make me feel better about public bathrooms.
  • Terra T.
    Terra TrueloveMay 26, 2012
    Don't count on Indian trails to get you on time for your flight
  • Brittney S.
    Brittney SousaMay 22, 2012
    I have been dated three times today substantially even after they changed my connecting flight. Terrible.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WhiteMay 13, 2012
    United terminals are a long way from security. Give yourself plenty of time.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BearmanMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This airport sucks terrible food and no outlets for power
  • Caitlin O.
    Caitlin OponskiMay 10, 2012
    Wishes there was an "any seat that is not next to a screaming baby" option when choosing a seat preference for flights
  • Gaurav B.
    Gaurav BhattMay 3, 2012
    Try Chicago veggie dog at the Chicago dod in terminal c. It's awesome!!
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GmazelMay 2, 2012
    The bathroom smelled like cinnamon. Weird...and better than something else...
  • Alisia N.
    Alisia NuneMay 2, 2012
    If your traveling arrive 2hrs before. And if your going on a cruise travel a day before
  • Prashanthi C.
    Prashanthi ChennupatiApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If your boarding in group 8 on UNITED flight ask for baggage gate check tag at the podium..Don't wait until u step into aircraft and realize that there is no overhead space...
  • Woodrow L.
    Woodrow LApril 8, 2012
    They no longer have outlets, they put covers over them. Booooooo
  • Meg💥
    Meg💥March 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Security checkpoint 3 usually has the shortest lines!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KaniewskiMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Boo......Chicago Cubs!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KaniewskiMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Yellow jackets at Departures are usually a little more relaxed than at Arrivals.
  • Luis R.
    Luis RimoliFebruary 26, 2012
    Don't sit next to the lady on the cell phone!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KaniewskiFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Look out for the people in the yellow coats they mean business.
  • @DjayRage G.
    @DjayRage Gerardo HerreraFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No outlets to charge your mobile devices! Wtf
  • Patrick Y.
    Patrick YeeJanuary 27, 2012
    The food court in the C Concourse has power outlets along the back wall... No mad rush for them like in the terminal itself
  • Shandi K.
    Shandi KanoJanuary 20, 2012
    If you like the Chicago mix popcorn, stick with Garrett's. Nuts on Clark doesn't even compare. In fact I think it's kind of gross. And of course, visit the Oakley store!
  • @iamcros1 I.
    There's a plug at gate C23 right behind the white pilar thing in front of the gate. Worst airport to charge anything at!?!?
  • Chip M.
    Chip MillerNovember 2, 2011
    Don't take the po-dunk plane... No room and it's hot...
  • Juan A.
    Juan AgeitosOctober 21, 2011
    Free bananas!
  • Terrianne G.
    Do not touch the wall of the full body scan... they yell at you. O_o
  • TopGolf Bear
    TopGolf BearSeptember 28, 2011
    I like to come here for my morning walk, wakes the people coming off a red-eye right up. Close enough to TopGolf so that I can make it my first stop when I come back to Chicagoland.
  • dan a.
    dan adamsSeptember 13, 2011
    Argo tea.... Fantastic coffee!
  • brian s.
    brian schultzSeptember 5, 2011
    Get a sandwich at the berghoff.
  • Dieter R.
    Dieter ReecerSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want a local favorite. Stop by Garrett's Popcorn and have the "Chicago Mix" You won't regret it :)
  • Sid B.
    Sid B.August 11, 2011
    Terminal 1 C area food court has a great salad place right up front on the right
  • Will C.
    Will CurleyJuly 16, 2011
    Pro tip: if you can't find an outlet, or all of them are being used, there's a super secret outlet hiding on the underside of the water fountain at gate C17.
  • Corrigan Photography
    I used the mens room @terminal 1. Read the directions before sitting. It's one of the neatest inventions I've experienced using.
  • Corrigan Photography
    After security. Up to right there's a Free filtered water refill station.
  • Peter R.
    Peter RahamanJune 25, 2011
    Wolgang Pucks and Macaroni restaurants are good here . berghoffs downtown for old time Chicago
  • Joe C.
    Joe CharetteJune 11, 2011
    Grab a drink before you fly... "Beer balls" make dieing seem not so bad...
  • J d.
    J dMay 26, 2011
    It appears as though this terminal is falling apart. Look out when it rains! Leaks are caught with buckets!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GMay 18, 2011
    You can get any beverage from any bar/resto in ORD in a "to go" cup and enjoy it walking thru the terminal. Such a Chicago classic tradition!
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WolffMay 6, 2011
    If you need a ticket agent (b/c your reservation is not accessible via machine), get in the global service line. Better to ask forgiveness than permission (& other agent lookalikes can't ticket).
  • Tim H.
    Tim HMay 6, 2011
    The outlets in the charging station near gate B11 do not work.
  • Kymmi S.
    Kymmi SmithApril 22, 2011
    Charging Station is located near C15
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JezFebruary 28, 2011
    Pretzel dog........nuff' said!
  • Laura T.
    Laura TrujilloFebruary 22, 2011
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is perfect for a chocolate treat or delicious caramel apple.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FlynnFebruary 2, 2011
    Glad the Chicago Blizzard 2011 didn't leave me stranded, but I know next time I'm waiting in line at O'Hare I'm going to wish it was this empty. Read more
  • Tinu A.
    Tinu Abayomi-PaulOctober 13, 2010
    There's a laptop charging/work station between C21 and C23 right before spirit of the red horse.
  • jenn j.
    jenn jonesOctober 4, 2010
    use the restrooms before security - they are always fresh and clean, and the singing bathroom lady gives them an extra flair.
  • John S.
    John SchwartzMay 6, 2010
    Vosges is perfect place for chocoloate.
  • Brent F.
    Brent FagerburgMay 2, 2010
    Hit the bagel shop @ B11. Much better breakfast sammy than the McDs across the way.
  • Arif K.
    Arif KurkcuApril 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • David H.
    David HoltApril 1, 2010
    There is a charging station at C17 with 16 outlets.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WahrhaftigMarch 25, 2010
    They hate it when you bring in a sandwich to the lounge. Sit facing the window until you have eaten it.
  • Jared K.
    Jared KingMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a outlet to charge your computer between B6 and B7 across from the red carpet club.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Even if you arrive in Terminal 2, ya gotta walk to Terminal 1 to get your bags 
  • Arif K.
    Arif KurkcuFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Arif K.
    Arif KurkcuFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a sweet tooth, pick up a chocolate bar at the Vosges shop. Unique flavors & high quality chocolate.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob ColkerFebruary 1, 2010
    C11 outlets work!
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob ColkerFebruary 1, 2010
    Absolutely no outlets work in c1-c9. Bummer.
  • Arif K.
    Arif KurkcuJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • vanessa m.
    vanessa mentorJanuary 15, 2010
    Visit the barbara's bookstore buy 3 books get a sweet tote!
  • Bob M.
    Bob MohlerJanuary 14, 2010
    In front of C-11 There is an outlet, so if you are looking at the counter on the right side you can plug in and get power it's often hidden by one of the gray work carts.
  • Christian R.
    Christian RuzichDecember 25, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Pick up upstairs (departures) instead of downstairs (arrivals) -- less traffic.
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