I am, as you know by now, a woman obsessed with airport pet relief areas. Every U.S. airport has one, by law, and most of them are located outside the airport, on the “land” side of security. That means that travelers with working service dogs and travelers with pets have to exit the airport with their companions to locate and use the pet relief area — all well and good if that airport is your final stop, but a nail-biting challenge if you’re merely pausing between flights.… Read the rest
It’s been a long time since I’ve transited through Chicago’s O’Hare airport, so I was very glad to hear from reader Rebecca that things are different now. Let’s start with the Photo Friday part of this post, because Keeney, Rebecca’s Cavapoo, will make you smile:
Rebecca and Keeney had a layover in ORD recently, and Rebecca tells me travelers with pets no longer have to make do with the (very lovely) lawn of the airport Hilton.… Read the rest
On our recent trip to Chicago, Chloe and I spent a couple of nights at the La Quinta Chicago O’Hare and here’s our report.
Dog’s-eye view: All of La Quinta’s properties are pet-friendly, and the desk clerk very matter-of-factly checked me and Chloe in.… Read the rest
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
doesn’t have any official pet relief areas [please see 8/3/12 update about ORD’s pet relief areas], but it has two large and useful patches of grass that make up for it.
Whether you arrive at Terminal 1, 2 or 3, your best bet is to exit at the baggage claim level and find the lawn surrounding the airport Hilton.… Read the rest