The only time I’ve ever been to Chicago is through Midway Airport. While I do wish there was still a McDonald’s, they are trying make it cater to Chicago as it might be your only experience. There are a lot of places to sit and eat as well as shop. This is the largest base for Southwest and the personnel are VERY friendly and hospitable. I was SO impressed to see that the terminal looked exactly the same from the A&E show Airline.
Terrible food. The seats hurt to sit in at the gates. Who designed these seats? An alien? Cus unless you like the back of your legs being jabbed by sharp metal, the hardest "cushion", no support, and lower back pain then you're gonna be miserable here too. I have sat in some less than comfortable seats before but these are seriously painful!
Edit: gate A4B (which is a glorified hallway) is the worst gate I've ever seen in my entire life. It's impossible to hear. It's extremely confusing and gross. I've flown my entire life and this is definitely in my top worst airports I've ever had the displeasure of being in. Will try to avoid in the future for sure. Terrible just terrible!
This airport is awful. Almost all their food options close by 6 or 7, do they realize that people are still traveling at that time and might want to eat? But sure they keep their overpriced bars open late into the night
Midway Airport- still cream of the crop when it comes to waiting for luggage. Flight landed an hour ago? No problem, still got another hour to go before you get your checked luggage. Oversized baggage? Oh, just go f yourself and come back in 3 days.
Flight got cancelled so I had to burn an extra 3 hours at the airport. I was very happy to discover they have a yoga room which allowed me to do a practice to use time and just relax. Thank you so much for having a yoga room, it is amazing!
Drop off and pick up are chaos, but other than that the rest of the airport experience is adequate. Luggage drop off and ticketing are typical, and security lines are standard. Once through into the main terminals, the food and shopping experiences are good. Easy to find places to charge cell phones and computers. Upon returning, luggage pick up is always backed up. However, this is no more than at other airports. Generally an easy in and out when traveling to/from Chicago and suburbs.
It is what it is! Good and bad days. We recently went to New Orleans and had a great experience. No problems even though it was right after Hurricane Ida for a Bachelorette Party. Well worth the time to do.
6/26/2021 - One year later traveling through Midway and had a similar experience. There is no construction. However at 8:00 pm on a Saturday more then half of the places are closed. The airport is packed and no place to eat. The small markets still had warm beverages in the fridges.
Original - Understandably the airport is undergoing some construction. This is not an excuse for several of the restaurants being out of half of the items on their menu and not know this until you got to the front of the line. Also, several of the small markets had small selections and warm beverages and food in the coolers.