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Chicago Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Chicago Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Meet Windy – United States of America’s famed city in a garden, known to the world as Chicago. This global city hosts millions of visitors with its insta-worthy bean sculpture, the second oldest ballpark in the US and the most delicious deep-dish pizza on earth. Home to the most influential Former POTUS and FLOTUS Obama, Kanye West and Harrison Ford, Chicago will give you endless reasons to relax and settle in.

And you say Chi city…

What to do in Chicago for 24h – 48h?

Millennium Park

A park known as a trove of showpieces and art stops, this destination hosts free concerts nightly during summer at 18:30hrs. Don’t miss the “Bean” (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor) and Plensa’s Crown Fountain hosting video images of locals spitting water.

things to do in chicago

Museum of Science & Industry

Science geeks rendezvous at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Tour in a WWII German U-boat nestled in an underground display ($9 extra), the ‘Science Storms’ exhibit with a mock tornado and tsunami and descend the life-sized shaft of a coal mine ($9 extra).

Price: USD 18 per person, opens 9:30am-5:30pm Jun-Aug, reduced hours Sep-May

things to do in chicago

Getting Around in Chicago

Public land transports in Chicago operates an extensive network of buses, rails and rapid transit elevated and subway system with lines color-coded. While Uber and taxi are available too, you can explore the town in unique ways.

Water Taxi

Price: starts at USD 3

The Experience: Taking you in the Loop as far south as Chinatown along the Chicago River, offering a unique look at some of the city’s most iconic architecture without hurting your wallets and getting squeezed in large crowds. Runs from May to September each year.

Getting Around ChicagoDivvy Sharing Bikes

Price: USD 9.95 for a 24-hour pass

Chicagoland prides itself for implementing eco-friendly alternatives to travelling. Join the cause, sweat the day and travel savvy like the residents, too. Sign up here:

Food in Chicago

Dining out in the US is an experience many restaurants around the world mimics. However, in Chicago, you will find not only the best food trucks and pop-ups, you will also experience the best deep-dish pizzas on earth.

Food in ChicagoPequod’s Pizza

Location: Morton’s Grove and Lincoln Park

With a substantial crust and generous selection of toppings, you can’t go wrong with any combination of ingredients. The pan pizza has a “halo,” made from sprinkling cheese edge-to-edge and baking it until it’s crisp and brown. Our favorite part of this pie is the sauce—refreshingly bright and undoctored, it tastes like fresh tomatoes.

Food in ChicagoBad Hunter

Location: 802 W Randolph Street

This veggie-focused restaurant from the people behind Trenchermen and Sportsman’s Club brings one of the most creative concepts of the year to Randolph Row. Carnivores can eat well here too, but vegetables, conceptualized and prepared in unique and fulfilling ways, are the stars inside a greenhouse-esque space in the West Loop.

Food in ChicagoBurt’s Place

Location: 8541 Ferris Ave, Morton Grove

Pan pizza legend Burt Katz passed away about a year ago but his esteemed near-suburban restaurant is back under new ownership after a 19-month closure. The jury is still out over whether the product is comparable to the original, but the buzz and crowds are without question. Make sure to call ahead for a table or take out.

Nightlife in Chicago: Harry Caray’s Tavern

Location: Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E Grand Avenue

Treat yourself with a true taste of Chicago with award-winning food, service and surroundings. Family-friendly Chicago sports-themed bar & grill with patio seating serving American standards situated near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry’s provides easy access for guests arriving by tour bus, trolley, tax or car.

Nightlife in Chicago

Relaxation in Chicago

Spa in ChicagoCowshed Spa

Location: 113 N Green Street

The rustic-chic space—home to five treatment rooms and six mani-pedi chairs—is decked out in Midwestern barnwood, crystal chandeliers, pristine vintage sofas and leather wingbacked pedicure chairs.

Spa in Chicago


Location: 2258 N Lincoln Avenue

Its friendly and professional staff strives to create a serene and relaxing atmosphere in which you can sink into “the moment,” and let go of the stress and worries of daily life. Carry this inner peace throughout your day.


Flight Attendant discounts in the US

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crew in United States. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any experiences to share?

Suggestions, comments or any layover tips to share with other cabin crew in Chicago. Let us know in comments!

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