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What we’re reading: Stressful O’Hare, Hobbit experience, lights of Las Vegas

O'Hare is most stressful airport, Hobbit experience brings new adventure, lights of Las Vegas beckon

4 reasons why: it’s summertime and the flyin’ ain’t easy

Many travelers dread winter travel with all the potential storms that can close airports and delay flights. But, while a major snowstorm can cause havoc, I find summer travel, especially with connecting flights, to be as bad or worse in terms of travel problems.
By |June 19th, 2012|Today|10 Comments|

What we’re reading: SIA to set up new LCC, Virgin America lands at ORD, 737 decision delayed

SIA to set up new low cost carrier, Virgin America begins service to Chicago, Boeing's 737 decision delayed

Dude, where’s my plane? A gate change adventure in Chicago

Most frequent travelers know always to check departure gate monitors upon arrival for a connecting flight, despite any information printed on the boarding pass, or passed on by a helpful flight attendant. Some, perhaps more paranoid or from bitter experience, check it more frequently. Last Friday night in O'Hare with United Express #7930 was a night to validate the most paranoid amongst us.
By |October 12th, 2009|Today|14 Comments|

Changing terminals — take the shuttle or walk?

We all love it when we arrive a few gates away from our connecting flight. Although it usually seems to happen when we have plenty of time to make our connection. It's Murphy's Law, when the connection is tight — airlines seem to love to create the greatest distance between gates.
By |June 9th, 2009|Today|6 Comments|