Save Money at Chicago O’Hare

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  • September 6, 2018
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September 6 2018

Air travel can be expensive. While your flight may be the largest expense, there are lots of other costs involved. Below are a few ways to trim your expenses and save money at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Flights

Booking your flight about 15 days early is a good money savings tip. Another way to reduce your flight costs is to use a cash back site to book your flight. For example, if you start on ebates and browse the travel and vacation section, you’ll likely find coupons and cash-back offers for sites like Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Priceline.

If your airline charges fees for checked bags, strategic packing could save you quite a bit of money. It may even be cheaper to ship your travel clothes to and from your destination than it is to bring your luggage with you on your flights.

Meals

Chicago O’Hare International is home to dozens of restaurants, offering something for everyone — and every budget. If you’re worried about spending too much on airport food, consider packing your own snacks or stopping to eat on your way to the airport.

Water

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated on an airplane, yet TSA agents will not allow water bottles past security checkpoints. Rather than paying for an overpriced bottle of water at one of the airport’s concessions, bring an empty water bottle. Once you’re past security, head to one of the many water bottle filling stations scattered throughout the airport and fill up!

Wi-Fi?

Chicago O’Hare offers free wi-fi throughout the airport, making it unnecessary to pay for wi-fi while there. However, not all airports do, so your you may want to use your phone (if you have unlimited data, that is) as a mobile hotspot if you find yourself at an airport that charges for wi-fi.

Parking

There’s no rule that says you must park your car at Chicago O’Hare. Alternatives to O’Hare’s costly long-term parking lots include: having a friend drive you to and from the airport; taking an uber; or parking at a discount airport parking lot such as Park N Jet.

From booking your flight in advance to reserving an off-site airport parking spot, intentional planning can save you money. In fact, if you reserve your parking and prepay at Park N Jet, you’ll save even more!

Reserve Your Chicago Airport Parking Spot Now!

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