Traveling To or From Chicago For Thanksgiving? Here's What You Should Know


If you plan to travel to or from Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday, there are some things you might want to be aware of:

If You're Traveling Through Chicago Airports This Thanksgiving

According to the Chicago Department of Aviation, 1.2 million passengers are expected to pass through Chicago O'Hare International Airport this week, and 288,000 are expected to pass through Chicago Midway International Airport.

Airport officials advise getting to the airport with plenty of time ahead of your flight. If you're ordering a Lyft or Uber, schedule the ride in advance.

You can check O'Hare security wait times here, and Midway security wait times here.

If You're Traveling By Car Through Chicago This Thanksgiving

Chicago is predicted to be one of the worst corridors for holiday traffic this week, according to AAA, with more than triple the delays expected.

The worst traffic is expected on Wednesday heading into the holiday weekend, as commuters leave work early to hit the road and mix with holiday travelers.

According to AAA, peak congestion is expected in the Chicago area on I-294 West from Morgan Street to Wolfe Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

At that time, traffic is predicted to be 329 percent over normal.

You can get more info HERE.


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