I flew out of Midway on Friday afternoon. I often take the Orange Line on the way to my Southwest flight. I’m off the Blue Line, so I transfer at Clark/Lake then take the long, easy ride to Cicero. I like to sit backwards and watch the skyline grow smaller along the way:
The Orange Line delivers you right up inside Midway, almost to the terminal. Prefer it to a cab or Uber, for reasons beyond the far lower cost.
Flew United home from Florida and landed at O’Hare on Sunday evening. O’Hare is much bigger, so you’ve got a longer walk to the Blue Line platform. Trains were packed, but it is the world’s busiest airport. Blue Line is a little grimier than the Orange (not to say the Orange is mom’s kitchen clean) but the 24/7 lines are just dirtier because that’s the way it is. As I said, I’m off the Blue line, and it’s nice to have a direct shot home.
Chicago’s airport runs remain pretty efficient. Not glamorous, but fairly reliable. For $2.50 you can’t really beat it.