Midway is normally less hassle, but can have higher fares with less frequent scheduling. O'Hare has a plethora of flights into Chicago from every major airline from around the globe, and a few regional ones. Landing at either airport on a flight to Chicago quickly links travelers conveniently to the commuter trains that service a huge map of the city and suburbs, making car rental unnecessary for all but a few visitors.
O'Hare features shopping from the likes of Brighton, Brookstone, Erwin Pearl, Harley Davidson, Mont Blanc, Oakley, Swatch, and Talle, along with more than 80 restaurants, four spas, and a health club. Midway offers 28 restaurants with emphasis on local fare, and a "Made in America" shop, allowing those flying in to Chicago a preview of what's to come.