There’s gotta be a oneworld way – Back to O’Hare and Admirals Club
In this epic:
- OTAs: I really hate them…
- To Heathrow, BA Galleries South
- BA485 Heathrow to Madrid
- The Spanish Solution? Run dear fellow…
- IB6275 Madrid to Chicago
- Radisson O’Hare
- Evening Photographic Test: Apple iPhone 7
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Lunch with RenesPoints
- Back to O’Hare
- AA710 Chicago to Dublin
- When Irish eyes are waking up
- BA4465 – Dublin to London City Airport
- Adventures home
- One World?
With my business in Chicago concluded, it was time to turn around and haul myself back to the UK. Stuff was waiting to be dealt with back home, and I had to get on with it.
A short ride in the hotel shuttle bus deposited me at Terminal 3 at O’Hare… where I came to a sea of humanity.
Oh for crying out…
I went to check in, and got my boarding passes for Dublin and London City Airport. My bags were accepted without any issue, and soon I had completed all the paperwork.
It was then off to join the premium queue…
The queue crawled along, with another queue opening for priority passengers. Again – poor queue management in operation… or what I would call the TSA doing their usual wonderful job.
I cleared the TSA queue in around 30 minutes – the best to be expected I suppose.
I headed off to the lounge to relax before the flight. And watch planes. Because. Planes.
Flying for Pink. And for the Cubs Win.
As to the lounge choice – I headed to the main Admirals Club between the H and K gates. This is the nearest lounge near the appointed gate.
Like everything else.. coming soon.
I headed to the lounge and was allowed in, and granted by two-drink chits to keep me going. From there it was upstairs and into the lounge.
The first job when I got to the lounge was to re-check the seat assignments. I knew the loads on the Dublin service were going to be quite light, but I wanted to ensure that I had two seats to myself. The agent confirmed this, and I went off to explore.
Bar and food area.
As this is a mixed domestic and international lounge, there is food offerings in this lounge thankfully – mainly soup, rice, salad items. It’s an upgrade from before… but no Galleries lounge.
Hummus and Rice
Cookies and Brownies
I wanted a place near the window to watch planes… sadly the blinds were down.
However, I could move the blinds to side to shoot photos. Which was nice.
The lounge was busy – but there quiet spots in it if you needed a quiet spot to work, write or relax.
I also converted one of the drink chits into something useful…
Well, it would be needed for liquid on the flight home.
I settled in and took photos and watched the clock. What went for first call turned into last call for the Dublin flight in five minutes flat.
A few swearwords, and I was on my way, heading to the gate
This is new…
With them paging my name at the gate, I knew I was one of the last aboard. I thankfully wasn’t the last – but my boarding pass was blipped, and I headed down to the jetway to begin the long trip home.
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