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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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    "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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  • Sean J.heart icon on user image
    Sean JacksonJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow! Spent less than 10 minutes in the security line and on July 4th.
    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!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SkeltonJuly 24, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    The planes take you places! Try one
  • 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.
  • Jake M.
    Jake MuszytowskiJanuary 8, 2014
    The moving walkways make you feel awesome!!
  • 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.
  • Robert S.heart icon on user image
    Robert ScaifeNovember 2, 2014
    Best airport in Chicago.
  • 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!
  • Steven L.heart icon on user image
    Steven LakernickApril 12, 2018
    Nice little airport but hard to navigate
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach Solomon-BeloinFebruary 25, 2015
    So much easier to get in and out of than o'hare
  • 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.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrownNovember 16, 2013
    Order a pizza puff at gold coast dogs. Your taste buds will thank you
  • Stedman N.
    Stedman NgAugust 17, 2014
    Great alternative to Ohare. Lots of food options.
  • Matty U.
    Matty UngerDecember 16, 2013
    Get hammied under the Heineken plane. Board the plane. Sleep like a rock.
  • sydney s.heart icon on user image
    sydney sMarch 2, 2015
    Really quick security, very few good options in concourse A.
  • Stephen C.heart icon on user image
    Stephen ColellaSeptember 12, 2020
    Been here 100+ times
    Was at midway for first time since COVID shut down everything. Gold Coast Dogs all other restaurants in that general food court closed. Airport empty. Sad knowing so many out of work.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaMay 19, 2012
    Try a Chicago Dog at the food court. Not too bad, especially with a beer :)
  • Paul M.
    Paul McAleerDecember 31, 2013
    Is your gate A4A? Then you'll be walking approximately 8.7 miles just to get to/from the main concourse.
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DunlapDecember 22, 2013
    Water bottle refill stations with filtered cold water are awesome!
  • Matthew "pica" S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew "pica" SternbergJuly 20, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    Find the little Irish bar in the back of the food court
  • Colin L.
    Colin LordSeptember 20, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're traveling to downtown, best way there is on the train.
  • 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.
  • Keith W.heart icon on user image
    Keith WilliamsJuly 28, 2017
    Get a Chicago mix at nuts on Clark before you leave.
  • Cheryl S.
    Cheryl SwansonSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Find the SWA Kids Korner cartoons and short table/seats at B23 to pass their wait time!
  • Dog B.heart icon on user image
    Dog BarkJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Illinois Bar and Grill get the burger and a beer. Pretty frigging good.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CorrenteAugust 14, 2012
    Southwest is by far the best airline I've ever flown.
  • 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. :(
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GordonMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Southwest is the best airline. Cheap flights and free bags.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GillickNovember 12, 2012
    The bathroom stalls are pretty much the best in the country's airports. Luxury.
  • Ciaheart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Patsy D.
    Patsy DeNoyerJuly 10, 2013
    Nice airport. Security there are nicer than St. Louis airport security.
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinMarch 14, 2012
    Sprigs by B15 has good, fast salads made on the spot.
  • 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
  • Anselma M.
    Anselma MarroquinSeptember 27, 2016
    Customer service is great!
  • Ann H.
    Ann HandleySeptember 9, 2011
    An available electrical outlet is a thing of beauty. Lots of beauty here.
  • Becky W.
    Becky WhitelawNovember 24, 2013
    Get the Chicago Dog at Mannys & Tums from euro cafe
  • B L.heart icon on user image
    B LampleyMarch 14, 2015
    Easy breezy security check point. Hassel free indeed!
  • 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.
  • Loretta F.
    Loretta FieldsJune 27, 2013
    Most of the food and retail shops open at 5am.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Neha S.
    Neha ShahJuly 9, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Hubbard Inn has great food and drinks! $$$ though!
  • Bill F.heart icon on user image
    Bill FeldbergOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Harry Carrey's is a great stop for a quick bite.
  • 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!
  • Tiara M.
    Tiara MalcomJuly 13, 2011
    Sit by the newsstand in the food court area. Best place to people watch
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