Monday, May 16, 2011

Chicago O'Hare Airport

A year ago today, I landed again in Chicago O'Hare Airport via Delta Air. I went there to attend the 4th International Conference on Climate Change (4th ICCC) sponsored by the Heartland Institute, a free market and independent think tank based in that city. The first time I went to Chicago was in late April 2004, when I attended the Heritage Resource Bank meeting then the Atlas Liberty Forum. My trip then was sponsored by Atlas.

I have almost zero recollection then of this airport when I first came here in 2004. What I could remember was that it was one of those big airports in America. Well, Chicago hosts some of the tallest buildings in the US, next to those in NYC perhaps.

Like in most big international airports, it is almost impossible to get lost as there are clear signs going to what terminal or concourse, or where the baggage claim is. No need to ask other people or the information center.

A boarding gate for Delta Air. I don't remember which airline uses this as its main hub. Maybe American or Continental?

The waiting area for the airport buses going to certain destinations and hotels. These airport buses and hotel limousines look sturdy and cute. I think I took a van going to my hotel, Marriot Magnificent Mile Hotel, right in the center of the city.

Will write about the city in another blog post.

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