I was wondering if anyone has flown into the Midway airpot? I know its an hour away booking tickets and its cheaper to fly there.
I heard the Ohare is only 35 min but can take an hour with traffic.
There are 3 airports close to the RTC, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport--ORD (located 30 miles from RTC), Chicago’s Midway International Airport--MDW (located 45 miles from RTC) and Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport--MKE (located 50 miles from RTC). Check the fares into and out of each of the airports. Some have indicated that they found less expensive fares to and from Milwaukee while others have found the best deals in and out of Midway. There are pros and cons with all three airports. You have to decide which will be best for you.
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Also check into rental cars. I found them much cheaper in Milwaukee. Plus the drive was much easier.
I concur, drive from Milwaukee is definitely easier than from Midway, unless you really like driving through cities & traffic. Worth checking into flying into MKE.
I fly Southwest and it flies into Midway. I have flown there many times and have never had a problem. I suggest Midway or OHare because that will be where your sailor most likely will fly out of.
Midway is a good hour away but i think it was pretty worth it ( My salior flew out of MIdway and not Ohare) They were helpful at Midway and very nice to our whole group. (plus you don't have to get pelted with toll after toll after toll if you come in from Midway) Not too bad of a drive from or to Midway just allow plenty of time , because sometimes even traffic there comes to a standstill (we were in gridlock for awhile)
good to know!!
We are flying from CT to Midway on Southwest. I'm not too concerned about the driving time to the base. We are arriving a day earlier and will have a car. Best rates (lots of SW points) to fly almost for free.