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What Airline do you take to Poland from Chicago?


jon357 63 | 14,122
17 Sep 2017  #31
Terminal 5 is also the Aer Lingus terminal as well as many others.

Terminals at major airports are generally used by quite a few airlines. There is no 'LOT terminal".

Don't invent phone calls, for a start.

'Nuff said.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,462
17 Sep 2017  #32
@jon357

Ya that's how ohare is divided. I mean yes lots terminal would be terminal 5 but that's the terminal for all international flights. Then once u get past security its further split up into gateslike most airports. Nonetheless klm sas aer lingus Korea air lot united Qatar air and dozens more all terminal 5 and all have their own service counters where you check your bags and stuff in.

Also lot has two non stop flights out of ohare to Warsaw if it helps the OP. I live in Chicago and travel to Poland as well as other places pretty often so if u need some help or have some questions feel free to pm me.
jon357 63 | 14,122
17 Sep 2017  #33
but that's the terminal for all international flights

That's how most airports work. Very few have a dedicated terminal for one airline, and in that case, it's rarely for a foreign one.
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
18 Sep 2017  #34
There is no 'LOT terminal".

Sure there is, it's the one LOT uses. :-)

Very few have a dedicated terminal for one airline

Now that is possible, maybe Delta in Atlanta.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,462
18 Sep 2017  #35
@jon357

That's kind of how midway, another airport around here, is set up. They only have like half a dozen airlines with southwest pretty much dominating that airport. Its fairly large too. I use that airport for domestic travel bc their rates tend to be cheaper for whatever reason. Pretty much all the flights at midway are domestic with the exception of a few flights going to Canada and Mexico.
jon357 63 | 14,122
18 Sep 2017  #36
LOT uses

Quite. It's just the terminal they've been allocated at the moment,

Now that is possible, maybe Delta in Atlanta.

A few do this. Okecie isn't like that. It's a single unit airport with a lot of gates in there

They only have like half a dozen airlines with southwest pretty much dominating that airport.

Like Heathrow when it was smaller, before terminals 4 and 5.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,462
18 Sep 2017  #37
@jon357

Ya I know its not like lots exclusive terminal.. They use it but some do dozens of other carriers for international flights.

Idk if they even have their own gates but they might. Like every airport I've been in the gates at ohare are numerical its not like there's signs that say lot gate, klm gate, Turkish. However it is possible the same airlines may use the same gates or perhaps rent them. It would seem simpler though rather than constantly moving gates esp if the carrier has several flights throughout the day. Idk I'm not privvy to airlines working and their arrangements with airports.
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
18 Sep 2017  #38
It's just the terminal they've been allocated at the moment,

That would make it their terminal then for the moment or moments or days or weeks or...
jon357 63 | 14,122
18 Sep 2017  #39
Ya I know its not like lots exclusive terminal

For 2 flights a day, it's barely worth them having their own agent.

Like every airport I've been in the gates at ohare are numerical its not like there's signs that say lot gate, klm gate, Turkish. ... constantly moving gates

They never do that - gates are allocated on the day, and often have to be out of service for maintainance etc. The only time an airline will always use the same gate is if it has so many flights that they're using most of the gates in the place, or there's a specific consideration like security or the size of the plane on that service.

their terminal then for the moment

It's Terminal 5, the one for all international flights.
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
18 Sep 2017  #40
It's Terminal 5

Yes, that's the LOT terminal.
jon357 63 | 14,122
18 Sep 2017  #41
If anyone actually called it that...

And of course except when they're routed in/out of other terminals...
Joker 1 | 1,042
18 Sep 2017  #42
If anyone actually called it that...

Thats how we say it in Chicago, but you wouldn't know that, even after its been explained to your expat thickheads.

Its ok Jon, I understand, The Brit Bully Club needs something to fuel your daily fights on this forum.

They never do that -

United, Delta and Air Canada does. Its clear your knowledge of the USA is very limited, keep trolling!
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
18 Sep 2017  #43
If anyone actually called it that...

They knew which terminal I was talking about when I called the airport, Joker knows which terminal the LOT terminal is, Adrian knows which terminal it is, I know which one it is, LOT website here in the U.S calls it the LOT terminal so good luck pretending that no one calls it that.

Of course all of US have flown in and out of there many times so I guess "we" should know and not some Eurps that have never set foot in the building more than once or not at all.
TheOther 5 | 3,690
18 Sep 2017  #44
Take Atlanta's airport......it has five "Concourses" that we commonly call terminals.

I believe you guys simply mix up the terminology. Here's is the official page of Chicago O'Hare which explains what terminals, concourses and gates are.

airport-ohare.com/terminals.php

O'Hare refer to it as the LOT terminal

That's true, but also kind of misleading because it simply means that LOT flights (and others!) will depart from that terminal. It doesn't mean that only LOT flights depart from there or that the airline has leased the whole terminal for its operations.

Splitting hairs, I guess.
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
18 Sep 2017  #45
You are exactly right TheOther.
Splitting hairs for the sake of argument as I already posted back in post #18.

Harry and delph however are not savvy to American terminology and enjoy bullying people

Again Harry, we are talking about O'Hare LOT terminal and LOT website in the U.S.A. but I know how you like to argue that the flower was pink and not rose.

Get three of them ganged up on one and it is their entertainment to bully or has Harry puts it, "to get under your skin."

Only they are authorities on Poland so why try and post any questions or contribute when all they are going to do is abuse you.

So I have come to the conclusion to feed them the same dish that they serve.
Notice that I was the first response to the OP and within the next few post they had the thread off topic and into a childish argument over nonsense as usual.

Like delph said, "the Administrator likes this place to be in chaos" to let it keep happening.
I guess the bickering and banter is what sells newspapers.
Harry
19 Sep 2017  #46
I believe you guys simply mix up the terminology.

No, it's just that some of us fly many times a year and so know how the process is organised, while other posters have never flown and so make claims that reflect that ignorance. The OP would do well to disregard the claims from people who think that an airline which has one flight per day in and out of a particular airport has its own terminal there, or even that it has its own jetways at that airport.
jon357 63 | 14,122
19 Sep 2017  #47
Very much yes. It used to be glamorous, then after 10 flights a month some months it ceased quickly to be more than a chore. Here, there are just some people who like to argue, whether they know what they're talking about or not.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,455
19 Sep 2017  #48
Here, there are just some people who like to argue,

Yes, you are just looking in the mirror while saying that ...
Roger5 1 | 1,458
19 Sep 2017  #49
It used to be glamorous

You're going back a bit. Airline travel became deeply unpleasant after 9/11, but it was hardly fun for years before that, unless, of course, you turned left on boarding. For me, aiports rather than planes are the nightmare. I still get a buzz from being in a $300m vehicle, but airport design, while superficially more ergonomic, is like pergatory.
jon357 63 | 14,122
19 Sep 2017  #50
you turned left on boarding.

Pretty welll what I mean - if you're a very frequent flier you go up tiers and end up top of the queue for upgrades. On Emirates between Warsaw/Iraq, I got Business and was usually upgraded to first - It was great fun. Now I'm semi-retired, I'm no longer gold tier, however it still happens, since once you've had it, your name's in their system.

Closer to the topic, now LOT are running dreamliners across the Atlantic, there should be a decent Business Class. I'm not sure if they'd configure the plane with First or much Business, however what they have should be comfortable. I've flown at the front from Warsaw to Newark (the other one, not to Nottinghamshire) and it was good. A bit stingy with the champagne though.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
19 Sep 2017  #51
I'm not sure if they'd configure the plane with First or much Business, however what they have should be comfortable.

One issue with LOT is their lounge access at O'Hare - unless it's changed recently, they were only offering access to the crappy lounges that you can enter by paying $30 on the door, even if you were flying Business with them.

I still wish LOT on domestic flights would do something about the appalling slowness of the turnarounds. They seem to take forever to board the Dash-8's, even on very very short sectors.
TheOther 5 | 3,690
19 Sep 2017  #52
people who think that an airline which has one flight per day in and out of a particular airport has its own terminal there

LOT doesn't have its own terminal at O'Hare; I thought that was clear already. My point was that some folks here got confused by the usage of the word "terminal". The official web site of O'Hare Airport calls Terminal 5, from where LOT and other airlines currently operate, the "LOT Terminal". But only under circumstances - i.e., when you search for LOT at O'Hare.

airport-ohare.com/airlines/lot-polish-airlines

(check the page title on your browser tab; it says LOT Terminal O'Hare)
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
19 Sep 2017  #53
The official web site of O'Hare Airport

That's not even the official website of O'Hare. It's just a random website on the internet that Johnny found to try and prove his point.
TheOther 5 | 3,690
19 Sep 2017  #54
Shoot, you're right. I didn't notice the tiny fine print at the very bottom of the page saying "Not the official airport website". My bad.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
19 Sep 2017  #55
No worries, I thought the website was too strange to be the official website. Then again, have you seen the official O'Hare website? It's not much better!

So what we have here is Johnny using an unofficial website to justify his claim. Needless to say, it's obvious that he's never been near O'Hare in his life.
Joker 1 | 1,042
19 Sep 2017  #56
Neither has delphiadope, he's just trolling crap from the net. As usual!
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,462
19 Sep 2017  #57
@jon357 the business class on lots dreamliners isnt all that special imo.
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
20 Sep 2017  #58
is their lounge access at O'Hare - unless it's changed recently

How recently have you been in O'Hare delph ? lol
One nice thing about flying LOT from ORD to WAW is that you depart at 9:30 p.m. and arrive in Warsaw at 1:30 p.m.
It is a 9 hour flight non-stop.
Sleep all the way there and then try to adjust to the jet lag.
Remember back in the 70's (before delph was born) when Apple Tours & Key Tours flew out of O'Hare non-stop to Jamaica for $99 round trip.

Then in the 80's when delph was still a school boy in Scotland the price went up to $149 then $199.
We would fly down so often (eight to ten times a year) that we just left our extra cloths and snorkeling gear down there.
Bluzeki - | 37
20 Sep 2017  #59
Americans always use the word terminal. It seems rather childish taking it to this level.
johnny reb 17 | 3,615
20 Sep 2017  #60
Americans always use the word terminal.

We have tried to explain that to them every which way but Sunday but as you can see, they just want to argue.

It seems rather childish taking it to this level.

Take a look at the mentality of the two people that took it to this level and hang on, it ain't over yet, as they will soon be wanting to argue about anything that Americans are an authority on.

One issue with LOT is their lounge access at O'Hare - unless it's changed recently, they were only offering access to the crappy lounges that you can enter by paying $30 even if you were flying Business with them.

LOT does not have their own lounge at O'Hare delph.
The closest lounge to Gate M7 where LOT departs from is the Air France - KLM lounge.
And no there was no charge if you are flying business class.
You must have googled an unofficial website to get such wrong information to prove your point..
The last time I flew out of terminal 5 at O'Hare the lounge by Gate M7 for Poland cost $35 for admission.
It wasn't crappy as it had champagne and cute massage therapists.
That wasn't recently as I now use JFK which is much more convenient and it also has direct flights to Poland.


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