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Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Chicago, USA

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is the 56th best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Almost 78 million air passengers travel through the airport annually, making it the third busiest airport in the US.

ORD Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations


On-Time Performance

More than 1000 flights depart from Chicago O’Hare International Airport daily. The average flight delay percentage for the airport was 16% in 2016, which is less than at Los Angeles International Airport but more than Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. Los Angeles International receives the largest traffic from Chicago O'Hare International, followed by Denver International. Chicago O’Hare International ranks 8.4/10 for punctuality because last year, less than 1% of all flights were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours).

On-time performance for nearby airports

For delays longer than three hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to $600. Alternatively, if you are denied boarding at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) due to an overbooked flight you may be entitled to up to $1350. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling to the EU from ORD.

On-time performance for nearby airports
Nearby AirportOn-Time Performance
Chicago Midway Intl 8.5
Milwaukee General Mitchell Intl Airport 8.4
South Bend 8.4
Flight Delay Compensation

Had a Delayed or Cancelled Flight from ORD Airport?

Every year, 16% of flights departing from Chicago O’Hare are delayed (more than 15 mins) or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last three years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to $600 in compensation.

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Flights from ORD

Chicago O’Hare International is one of the largest international airports in the US. It’s the 3rd busiest airport in the nation, with more than 1000 flights daily. United, American and Delta are the airlines that carry the highest number of passengers from ORD.

Flights from ORD
1. United Airlines
2. American Airlines
3. Delta
4.Spirit Airlines
5.Frontier Airlines Inc.

Most Popular Flight Routes

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from ORD

As only 16% of flights out of Chicago O’Hare are delayed of canceled, you’re likely to arrive at your destination on time. However, there are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often that others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from ORD
RouteFlights disrupted
1.ORD to IST (Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey)47%
2.ORD to PSP (Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, USA)40%
3.ORD to ASE (Aspen, Aspen, USA)40%

Had a flight delay from ORD in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.

Did you know that any delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, you could be eligible for up to $600 in compensation for delays or cancellations and up to $1350 for overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.

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ORD Service & Quality Ratings


Quality of Service

This score is based on a series of public customer review sources, as well as our own internal data.

How Passengers feel about ORD Airport


Passenger sentiment

We analyzed passengers’ opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from Chicago, and the overall satisfaction level was 2 on a scale of 10, making it less satisfactory than other US Airports such as Cincinnati and Las Vegas McCarran.

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About ORD Airport

Chicago O'Hare International offers a direct service to 208 destinations, including 153 domestic destinations in the United States and 55 international destinations.

ORD Airport Location

Chicago O'Hare International is located on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles northwest of the Loop, Chicago's central business district. It is the primary airport serving the Chicago metropolitan area.

Getting around ORD

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Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at ORD

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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Get compensation when your air travel doesn't go as planned.

If you’ve been on a delayed, cancelled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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