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How long does a flight from Birmingham to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 10h 55m, covering a distance of 3856 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Birmingham to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($558), SWISS ($569) and Lufthansa ($625).
Do I need a passport to fly between Birmingham and Chicago?
Yes.
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For Birmingham to Chicago, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Birmingham, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Birmingham
$558
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$558
Destination
Chicago
$558
only
$558
$653
only
$653
Sun, Feb 25
BHX
ORD
26h 15m
Sun, Mar 4
ORD
BHX
9h 50m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 20
BHX
ORD
13h 15m
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
BHX
30h 50m
Trip: 15 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5583 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
NCE
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Easy check in. Crew efficient and personal attention.

JFK
GVA
Okay 4.0

Nothing.

The service was not great which surprised me for swiss. The flight attendant was absolutely not into work. The seats supposed to work.. wasn’t .. we had to switch the seats with no help and with the lights off. Awful .. of course they didn’t noticed so they didn’t woke me up for the breakfast. (And I’ve been asking for). Maybe was bad luck but that’s really ridiculous. During the flight they didn’t brought water or something we had to call them.

MIA
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

The hospitality & staff were impeccable.

ZRH
TLV
Excellent 8.4

Space for legs seems to become smaller and smaller. In EL AL (flight back) space was wider.

TXL
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

2 snacks .. friendly flight attendants .. early arrival

seat pitch a bit tight

Sun, Mar 4
BHX
ORD
15h 20m
Sat, Mar 10
ORD
BHX
12h 30m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17274 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
IAD
MUC
Excellent 8.0

Overall good quality service as usual.

The flight was 1 1/2 hours delayed, but that was due to weather in Europe...

JED
FRA
Excellent 9.6

The good think is that it reaches on time . The crew staff is very good food is good to overall it a good exprenice to travel through this airline . I like it

Nothing

KRK
MUC
Excellent 9.6

Quick flight, but still provided a sandwhich which was really nice since I didn’t have time on my layover to grab food!

FRA
WAW
Excellent 8.0

Clean. Friendly staff

MUC
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Liked how many bathrooms were on board and amount of water served. Lots of entertainment selections!

I wish there would have been additional snacks or candy available for purchase. That being said, I was delighted with the drink service-I always had water available which was much appreciated!

Tue, Feb 20
BHX
MDW
14h 43m
Tue, Mar 6
MDW
BHX
13h 50m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1534 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
ABZ
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Thankful for coffee being served without charge. Not all airlines do that.

JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

AMS
PRG
Excellent 10.0

Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight.

Nothing!

JNB
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Good multi media access and content

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

Thu, May 17
BHX
ORD
12h 05m
Tue, May 22
ORD
BHX
12h 20m
Trip: 6 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 3888 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
DUB
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Their food is grotesque.

DUB
BOS
Okay 5.0

The destination, the time and direct flight.

When I got to check in at the airport I found out I had to pay $100 per bag. This was never told to me when booking. I was also made aware that if I had booked my bag when I checked in on line each bag would have been 75$ . Of course I hadn't checked in on line and this was a huge surprise.

FCO
DUB
Good 7.3

Only water was free on inter EU FLIGHT and AL made it,inconvenient

BOS
DUB
Good 7.3

Flight crew was great! Food was better than most airlines I’ve flown. Seats were comfortable.

Having to pay for a glass of wine with dinner... every other airline I fly gives free alcoholic beverages

SFO
DUB
Good 7.6

The economy seats are more comfortable than average transatlantic flights on other airlines, albeit far from perfect. The meal was nicer too. The crew both onboard and on land was nice and attentive.

The entertainment system is slow and the selection of films to watch could be better.

Tue, Dec 26
BHX
ORD
11h 50m
Wed, Jan 3
ORD
BHX
16h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13947 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
PLZ
JNB
Excellent 8.4

All the normal stuff of flying domestic.

The way that my brand new suitcase was damaged on the flight and BA just said that handles are excluded from bag damage. Thus, they can do what ever they want with your bag's handles, manhandle it and not take any responsibility. My suitcase was clearly damaged by the way it was handled since i booked it in till i received it again and they just said sorry...there is nothing we can do for you!!! Now that is is poor customer service.

TXL
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Flight to London was cancelled so I missed the flight and ba wouldn’t help me figure out what to do!

FCO
LHR
Excellent 8.5

Great crew

Being charged more than $3 for a cup of tea!

LHR
MXP
Okay 4.6

Uneventful, other than having missed the original connecting flight on account of delays.

There was no food or entertainment, so I can't rate them.

LHR
GRU
Mediocre 2.0

I never actually was able to go because British airways canceled my flight the morning of.

Thu, Feb 1
BHX
ORD
36h 55m
Sun, Feb 4
ORD
BHX
36h 15m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16908 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
BEY
IST
Okay 5.0

Connection time was 1h 50 mn coz and still didnt catch my next plan It took me 3 hours to get to the transfer desk in Turkish airline and another 3 hours to be in the hotel. I not recommend it after this bad experience

NUE
IST
Good 6.0

Too hot inside the plane. The back of my t-shirt was wet from sweat.

KBL
IST
Good 6.6

Convenience and price

On the flight from Kabul to Instabul the tray tables were rickity and the TV screens did not work.

IST
SFO
Okay 4.6

Seating too tight/ crew staff members at Istanbul airport

AMM
IST
Good 6.0

The flight wasn’t on time it was delayed for 2 hour , and the landing was very scary

Wed, Mar 28
BHX
ORD
10h 55m
Wed, Apr 25
ORD
BHX
14h 20m
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 4
BHX
ORD
27h 10m
Mon, Feb 12
ORD
BHX
16h 55m
Trip: 40 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5583 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
LHR
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

I’ve flown SWISS Air twice in the past 6 years and I’ve never had an issue, always a great experience!

TLV
ZRH
Good 6.3

Excellent food. Lovely service. Departure and boarding on time.

No entertainment at all. Very limited leg room

JFK
GVA
Okay 4.0

Nothing.

The service was not great which surprised me for swiss. The flight attendant was absolutely not into work. The seats supposed to work.. wasn’t .. we had to switch the seats with no help and with the lights off. Awful .. of course they didn’t noticed so they didn’t woke me up for the breakfast. (And I’ve been asking for). Maybe was bad luck but that’s really ridiculous. During the flight they didn’t brought water or something we had to call them.

ZRH
TLV
Excellent 8.4

Space for legs seems to become smaller and smaller. In EL AL (flight back) space was wider.

FCO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

It was very efficient and the staff was very nice. The line was long but fast. The seats have quite the lean which made it easier to lie back. Getting Swiss chocolate is always a plus.

The seats weren’t as comfortable or fluffy but it was a short flight so it can very well be overseen.

Wed, Feb 14
BHX
ORD
13h 15m
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
BHX
14h 25m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
BHX
MDW
30h 17m
Sun, Mar 4
MDW
BHX
41h 40m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1534 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

ABZ
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Thankful for coffee being served without charge. Not all airlines do that.

Tue, Jun 12
BHX
ORD
11h 35m
Thu, Jun 28
ORD
BHX
10h 05m
Trip: 17 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 3888 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
WAW
DUB
Excellent 8.6

Everything .

DUB
LAX
Poor 0.0

N/A

Didn't take Dublin to LA.

BOS
DUB
Good 7.3

Flight crew was great! Food was better than most airlines I’ve flown. Seats were comfortable.

Having to pay for a glass of wine with dinner... every other airline I fly gives free alcoholic beverages

SFO
DUB
Good 7.6

The economy seats are more comfortable than average transatlantic flights on other airlines, albeit far from perfect. The meal was nicer too. The crew both onboard and on land was nice and attentive.

The entertainment system is slow and the selection of films to watch could be better.

DUB
BOS
Okay 5.0

The destination, the time and direct flight.

When I got to check in at the airport I found out I had to pay $100 per bag. This was never told to me when booking. I was also made aware that if I had booked my bag when I checked in on line each bag would have been 75$ . Of course I hadn't checked in on line and this was a huge surprise.

Tue, Dec 26
BHX
ORD
12h 50m
Tue, Jan 2
ORD
BHX
10h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17274 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
DFW
FRA
Excellent 8.6

Food was good. We were served well and often

Bumpy ride. Design of aircraft had all the restrooms clustered in the same spot leading to long queues forming. Headsets were of poor quality, couldn't hear the movie dialogue well at all.

FRA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Exceptionally clean gate area and aircraft. Professional and friendly gate crew as well as flight crew. Well treated as a passenger. Genuine.

Nothing noted...

KRK
MUC
Excellent 9.6

Quick flight, but still provided a sandwhich which was really nice since I didn’t have time on my layover to grab food!

FRA
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Good crew, liked the food and service. Better aircraft interior.

Boarding was chaotic, lines weren't well controlled. Ground crew needs better training in being proactive, assertive, communicate better with tired passengers who have had to wait for 5hours in the very staid, and outdated Frankfort airport. Same problems with the headsets.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 8.0

Overall good quality service as usual.

The flight was 1 1/2 hours delayed, but that was due to weather in Europe...

Sun, Feb 25
BHX
ORD
27h 10m
Sat, Mar 3
ORD
BHX
19h 40m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 18
BHX
ORD
33h 25m
Sun, Jan 28
ORD
BHX
11h 45m
Trip: 42 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13947 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
LAS
Mediocre 3.3

Leg room. Direct flight from Europe. Drink services were a lot better than our outbound flight.

Plane was incredibly old for a long haul flight, with no power socket and extremely outdated TV's. Seats were dirty and small. We were in row 34 (middle of the plane over the wing) and when they got to us with the food options, they had already run out of the second choice on both occasions. On the first service, we asked the attendant if the food had any fish/seafood ingredients (due to allergies) and she said no. We then read on the lid of the food tray that there was a possibility of fish traces so my husband could not eat it. When we told the attendant about it she told us they didn't have anything else. Hard to believe there was nothing they could do, we've never experienced this issue before. We then asked another flight attendant if there was any food available for purchase but she said no. Luckily, she was able to find a vegetarian dish that my husband could eat. We're grateful that she found this as the next food service was not until 6 hours later. Sad that we had to ask again, we were expecting that they cared a little more. Overall, BA didn't meet our expectations unfortunately. This was a trip to Europe in which we took 4 BA flights and overall, the experience was of that no better than a low cost. Would have a hard time thinking of choosing this airline again.

EWR
LHR
Good 6.0

My seat was comfortable, with good head and neck support.

BA doesn't allow guitars as carry ins, unlike most every other overseas carrier. That's a major negative for me, and I've spread the word to other musicians who will avoid the company. Terrible policy.

PLZ
JNB
Excellent 8.4

All the normal stuff of flying domestic.

The way that my brand new suitcase was damaged on the flight and BA just said that handles are excluded from bag damage. Thus, they can do what ever they want with your bag's handles, manhandle it and not take any responsibility. My suitcase was clearly damaged by the way it was handled since i booked it in till i received it again and they just said sorry...there is nothing we can do for you!!! Now that is is poor customer service.

LHR
MXP
Okay 4.6

Uneventful, other than having missed the original connecting flight on account of delays.

There was no food or entertainment, so I can't rate them.

BLR
LHR
Good 7.0

Flat bed to sleep

not enough Indian Movies

Thu, Feb 15
BHX
ORD
36h 55m
Sun, Feb 18
ORD
BHX
36h 15m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16908 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
AMM
IST
Good 6.0

The flight wasn’t on time it was delayed for 2 hour , and the landing was very scary

TLV
IST
Excellent 10.0

overall the experience was great

i would recommend notifying the gate and sending map of the airport before traveling. Airport is quite big and not much time to catch the next flight

KBL
IST
Good 6.6

Convenience and price

On the flight from Kabul to Instabul the tray tables were rickity and the TV screens did not work.

IST
ORD
Okay 5.6

The staff is very nice and good service and very helpful

The Delay and the rough landing

IST
NAP
Excellent 10.0

they provide such a great service so that I cannot find anything else to complain.

Wed, Dec 20
BHX
ORD
13h 15m
Wed, Jan 17
ORD
BHX
16h 55m
Trip: 29 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5583 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ZRH
TLV
Excellent 8.4

Space for legs seems to become smaller and smaller. In EL AL (flight back) space was wider.

DME
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

I bought 2 tikets from Chicago to oscow and back for me and for my son. I live in USA, son lived in Russia but he received immigration visa and I had plan fly to USA with him. From Chicago I used my ticket and say SWISS staff what my son will have trip only from Moscow. I paid for 2 tickets around $1700. Today when we should have trip back to USA, SWISS company said what ticket for my son do not exsist. And I spent for new ticket 220000 rubles about $3600. Nobody in SWISS company do not said me what my tocket for son canceled. I am shoked !!!

FCO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

It was very efficient and the staff was very nice. The line was long but fast. The seats have quite the lean which made it easier to lie back. Getting Swiss chocolate is always a plus.

The seats weren’t as comfortable or fluffy but it was a short flight so it can very well be overseen.

TXL
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

2 snacks .. friendly flight attendants .. early arrival

seat pitch a bit tight

JFK
GVA
Okay 4.0

Nothing.

The service was not great which surprised me for swiss. The flight attendant was absolutely not into work. The seats supposed to work.. wasn’t .. we had to switch the seats with no help and with the lights off. Awful .. of course they didn’t noticed so they didn’t woke me up for the breakfast. (And I’ve been asking for). Maybe was bad luck but that’s really ridiculous. During the flight they didn’t brought water or something we had to call them.

Wed, Mar 28
BHX
ORD
12h 05m
Sat, Apr 14
ORD
BHX
10h 35m
Trip: 18 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 3888 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
BOS
DUB
Good 6.0

Jet blue had best seats by far and Dunkin Donut coffee was to die for

DUB
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Their food is grotesque.

DUB
BOS
Okay 5.0

The destination, the time and direct flight.

When I got to check in at the airport I found out I had to pay $100 per bag. This was never told to me when booking. I was also made aware that if I had booked my bag when I checked in on line each bag would have been 75$ . Of course I hadn't checked in on line and this was a huge surprise.

DUB
BOS
Good 7.6

Food provided. Enough overhead bin space for bags. Newish plane. On demand entertainment screen.

Couldn’t change seat at checkin so couldn’t sit next to husband on a separate reservation. Not many new movies.

FCO
DUB
Good 7.3

Only water was free on inter EU FLIGHT and AL made it,inconvenient

Wed, Feb 14
BHX
MDW
15h 53m
Sat, Feb 24
MDW
BHX
14h 14m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1534 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
KRK
AMS
Mediocre 3.0

Flight way delayed 3 hours. Staff gave no information and wouldn't help rebook us onto other flights. They gave us food vouchers 2 minutes before we finally boarded, so we couldn't use them. The food on the plane had spoiled so we were all starving on the flight, and we all missed our connections. Horrible experience and wouldn't fly with KLM again.

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

JFK
AMS
Good 7.6

Two hours delay in the start.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

Mon, May 21
BHX
ORD
15h 40m
Sat, Jun 9
ORD
BHX
12h 20m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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