Chicago O’Hare airport

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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