For the last seven years I flew through Chicago O’Hare Airport almost every week. Being the second busiest airport in the world and a major hub for United and American airlines, Chicago O’Hare Airport arrivals also has one of the worst on time flight performance records in the United States. In fact, flight delays and cancellations are so common that for many frequent fliers it became a norm to expect being late and schedule meetings with a huge margin of safety. Until recently, getting timely flight information and updates on arrivals, departures and delays used to be a hassle to say the least. Official airport website looks like it was created in the previous century and even experienced travelers would have difficulty navigating it. Of course, there is always an option to register with specific airline website to get updates, but keeping track of multiple airline accounts could be a job in itself.
Also, this does not help you much if your Chicago O’Hare Airport arrivals and you are frantically searching for the alternatives with other carriers.
Chicago O’Hare Airport arrivals (IATA abbreviation: ORD) is the main city airport. The other airport, Chicago Midway International Airport focuses more on domestic traffic. Chicago O’Hare is even 4th airport in the world, handling more than 70 million passengers (figures from 2014), and has exceptional runways: 6! It is a major hub for both American Airlines and United Airlines, a member of one world and Star Alliance. Airport Chicago is one of the most international airports in the United States. Except United Airlines also flies daily KLM between Amsterdam and Chicago. Chicago O’Hare has four numbered terminals (1, 2, 3 and 5), 9 sub terminals literate, and as many as 182 gates. United Airlines is in Terminal 1, and KLM in the international Terminal 5. The terminals 24 hours a day connected by O’Hare Airport Transit System (ATS), an unmanned people mover, which also stops at the parking.