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Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

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Midway Airport, Chicago
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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."(49 Tips)
    Jake M.
    "The moving walkways make you feel awesome!!"(31 Tips)
    Alli W.
    "Don't leave without something delicious from Nuts on Clark."(20 Tips)
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  • Frank A.
    Frank AcostaNovember 23, 2013
    For an airport that's known for delays, they sure as hell close shops early
  • Hensley A.heart icon on user image
    Hensley AkibohDecember 26, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Do NOT check a bag when flying in here. Bags take years to get to the belt.
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FriedmanApril 25, 2012
    The commute from the 'L' is really easy and fast!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BurkeNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the CTA Orange Line to downtown for $3
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brad K.heart icon on user image
    Brad KleinmanAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is great if you need to fly from one place to another place
  • Clarke M.heart icon on user image
    Clarke MacbethJuly 7, 2014
    The best part about flying through Midway is that you're not flying through O'Hare.
  • Leif F.
    Leif FescenmeyerMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Arrive earlier than you would normally think for Midway. The security lines are longer these days.
  • FAheart icon on user image
    FANovember 30, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Chicago style dog.
  • FlightCenter.com
    FlightCenter.comJanuary 5, 2012
    TSA TIP #2 Have your boarding pass and photo ID out and in your hand to be verified by the TSA officers while in line.
  • Don D.
    Don DiamantOctober 22, 2014
    Food vendors are close by little pricey but not bad for airport food.
  • 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
  • Shelby B.
    Shelby BruceJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Layover challenge: eat as many chocolate shakes as you can...GO!
  • Matt S.
    Matt StaubMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Right side security lines move fastest.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CollenderJuly 31, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are in a hurry avoid HVAC pub fast food stand. They are extremely slow.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Reyner T.
    Reyner TantraOctober 1, 2012
    Awesome 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.
  • 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
  • Chrissy N.heart icon on user image
    Chrissy NickelNovember 23, 2014
    Appreciative of those who move on the moving walkways
  • Amy
    AmySeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Bathroom doors that open out. Genius in an airport!
  • D B.
    D BrowneApril 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Baggage claim takes forever here. Prices for bottled water are also outright thievery!
  • 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.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DiasAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Explore (concourse B) past pottbelly's...lots more options.
  • T J.
    T JohnsonSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Potty Belly has great sandwiches and salads!
  • Josh S.heart icon on user image
    Josh SwansonApril 24, 2015
    Nice airport, not much in A terminal though
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KochsMay 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're here early and in terminal A, McDonalds is the only place open for breakfast. They start serving at 5 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Patty M.
    Patty McInerneyApril 28, 2013
    Nice option to flying through O'Hare, smaller and more manageable
  • Lance W.heart icon on user image
    Lance WilliamsNovember 21, 2018
    Come more than two hours early
  • Wendy D. C.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Amy L.heart icon on user image
    Amy LeighNovember 4, 2017
    Smaller less crowded
  • 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.
  • Alison A.
    Alison AvilesJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sweet new bar/coffee shop by the reject gates A4a ad A4b!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Cleanest bathrooms: end of Concourse C. No one goes down there!
  • Jimmy B.
    Jimmy BarrettApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beers in plastic cups!! Airport party!!
  • Aimy R.
    Aimy RossDecember 15, 2013
    Celll phone lot at 6101 Cicero is groovy. Beats getting kicked out by security.
  • Witni N.
    Witni NevilleAugust 12, 2012
    Take the orange line from downtown. You'll save time and money.
  • Jesse R.
    Jesse ReillyAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Please fed-ex all children and elderly to your final destination.
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SladkyNovember 20, 2010
    Can't beat the free inflight wifi available on Airtran and through New Years Eve.
  • Linda D.
    Linda DavisMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best yogurt parfait ever at Red Mango. Concourse B. - Linda Davis RE/MAX
  • Marguerite
    MargueriteAugust 8, 2011
    Make sure you buy your meal or whatever before you get to the isolated gates A4A and A4B
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ryan
    RyanNovember 3, 2011
    Nuts on Clark has some of the best popcorn in the country.
  • 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.
  • UpShift Digitalheart icon on user image
    UpShift DigitalJune 5, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    The food choices have gone from pretty bad to so horrible. Definitely eat before you get here.
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