Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.|
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|$683||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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British Airways and United Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Europe. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Europe.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 10m
The cheapest ticket to Europe from Chicago O'Hare Intl found in the last 72 hours was $119 one-way, and $374 round-trip. The most popular route is from Chicago O'Hare Intl to London, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $119.
American Airlines flies most frequently to London from Chicago O'Hare Intl. In general, Air Canada, Finnair and British Airways fly the most to Europe.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Didn’t realize I was going to be charged $65.00 per suitcase. Checked three and that added$195.00 to my overall cost. The only thing we got on board was water everything else was a charge."
Pros: "Food good, flight good."
Cons: "Dinner should be served right away so you can sleep after, not half way through the flight."
Cons: "It was very warm on the plane for the 6+ hours of flying, making it difficult to sleep or be comfortable."
Cons: "2 list bags"
Pros: "Everything was good for economy class."
Cons: "The first leg of our Iceland Air fight was delayed, but they didn't update the departure time until after it was obvious that the plane wasn't going to be there on time. So we hurried to the gate only to wait nearly an hour. I wish they had updated the departure time earlier."
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Flight was comfortable."
Pros: "Flight attendant was really hot and super helpful"
Cons: "Getting our actual row that we selected"
Cons: "You could have told me ahead of time that it costs $95 to bring a suitcase on board"
Pros: "I like the short trip from Chicago to Oslo, it is the shortest trips out of all the airlines. Staff is sweet and helpful, seats comfortable, and prices are reasonable."
Cons: "I usually travel with airlines that serve dinner and a breakfast. Iceland air is the only one I have experienced not doing that. Entertainment is a little more sparse than other airlines, often I get the same movies and tv series episodes on my way back from my trip as I had going there."
Cons: "The first leg Chicago to Iceland was uncomfortable due to the seats for some reason. From Iceland to London seats were much more comfortable. Iceland employees are the most friendly and helpful airline people I have ever dealt with."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and out going. They gave excellent service."
Cons: "Give better updates if flight is delayed and speak more loudly when making announcement in the airport. It was difficult to hear their announcement."
Pros: "Crew was not welcoming. Food was not good. Seats were horrible."
Cons: "All the above"
Pros: "Everything was on time and no hassle with boarding passes luggage and boarding. I liked that there were 2 exits in Iceland. All staff that we encountered were awesome. Overall a good flight. Loved the entertainment options. Liked getting the water bottle when we boarded and the blanket and pillow."
Cons: "I was expecting a bigger plane and seats for overseas travel. I was surprised when the plane was same size and capacity that I fly within the continental US. I could not fit my usual carry on bag under the seat in front of me and I can always fit that under on other flights I’ve been on. I felt the seats were really tight which made it difficult to sleep. Sleeping on the plane is necessary when traveling internationally."
Pros: "Flight was fine. We fly economy and we know what to expect; all was fine."
Cons: "The late departure was not an issue for us; however the flight information board was poorly updated. Since we were connecting to a second Iceland Air flight, a nonissue. However those connecting to another airline with limited time would have been rightfully frustrated."
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly and helpful, and flight staff were timely and there was good communication."
Cons: "I assumed an evening international flight would serve dinner, so it was disappointing that this wasn't the case. I wasn't able to enjoy the entertainment because I brought Bluetooth headphones instead of ones that plug in, and none of the movies or TV shows had subtitles."
Pros: "We had a ton of space and it was so comfortable. I would fly with them everywhere I go if I could."
Cons: "Theres nothing I would say I “didn’t like”. Great experience."
Pros: "Overall great airline"
Cons: "Handled my layover transition extreme Lu poorly. We’re very rigid and I didn’t get into Zurich until the late evening. Missed a very important meeting..."
Cons: "Poor boarding process; took more than one hour Poor service No help with connecting flights"
Pros: "The lights were off from start to finish so we could sleep the entire way. No unnecessary announcements to annoy. Loved there was a pillow and blanket on all the seats and water as you boarded. I didn’t not eat or drink, so no comments there."
Cons: "Entertainment lacked options."
Pros: "Service seamless,"
Cons: "Seats not the most comfortable in the world, could not figure out entertainment, wifi did not work"
Pros: "Flight left on time. Staff friendly."
Cons: "Seats are not super comfortable."
Pros: "Flight rebooked fort they next day"
Cons: "Am waiting at hotel (only gave voucher for a single room for two people - my nephew and I). Room won't be ready until 14:00. We are exhausted from an overnight flight and have no where to go so we're stuck at the hotel. For several hours. I am tired and cranky."
Cons: "For the price food should be included"
Cons: "Ordered food off their website and wasn't given a meal."
Pros: "I liked the water bottle and blanket and courteous staff"
Cons: "It would have been nice to get a complimentary snack or meal since the flight is so long"
Pros: "I saw a lot of bad reviews and got nervous, but I had no trouble at all. I only wish they served food..."
Pros: "Clean plane. Nice crew. On time."
Cons: "No food service unless you paid for it al la carte. I would expect a bag of peanuts at minimum but preferably a breakfast! WiFi available... but again at a price. I would expect it free. I did not have ear-phones for the entertainment. Had to pay 8 euros to buy some! How long has that been an up fee?"
Cons: "no communication from crew and cockpit. we were sitting an hour on the runway without getting info what is going on. almost missed my connection because if the delay, where btw the crew won't give you any information either about connecting flights (e.g. gate#)"
Pros: "We safely arrived."
Cons: "The plane was only a 757, so smaller and more cramped. No food was served despite it being a 6+ hour flight. The screen in front of my seat did not work, but would not shut off. The seat next to me the headphones jack did not work. We were also late taking off and landing, making our connection very tight"
Cons: "Since my first int'l flight in 1980 I have never had one on which there was no food - no food - offered as a gratuity. I received 2 cups of water and asked for a cup of coffee. Aside from the food issue, this practice risks passengers' dehydration. No headphones offered, no pillows. Plane late departing from Reyjavik to Paris. Cramped airport. No place to sit other than the floor and on radiators."
Pros: "Quick boarding to minimize a delay. Good communication about the delay. Being handled a bottle of water upon boarding."
Cons: "Late departure, crew was scarce, paying for food and drink on an international flight."
Pros: "The crew and check in were easy and fast in CHI. The flight was just fine - be ready for Icelandic first then English - fun experience for sure! The detailed information they gave about what to do about our next flight in Reykjavik was helpful and proactive. One stewardess on the flight even gave my wife a whole extra large bottle of water and said, "Anything for the new mother!" Good customer service and sensitivity."
Pros: "I sat in seat 7F..had plenty of leg room and staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Missed connection by a minute and got delayed ten hours."
Pros: "In theory a short connection to the US"
Cons: "No food unless you pay Staff not very nice Transfer at Reykjavik airport"
Pros: "Water was nice, boarding was ok, seat wasn't too uncomfortable"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Delayed but arrived on time."
Cons: "No meal"
Cons: "For such a long flight, I was shocked that we didn't even receive a snack. It was my first experience."
Pros: "The airline hospitality was very good. If our flight was on time the 40 minute connection would have been fine. Iceland airport is very small and easy to get throu."
Cons: "Our first plane didn't show up or have fuel, so we departed an hour and a half later. We missed the connecting flight in Iceland, but they already had us booked on another flight that day."
Pros: "Movies were available to watch."
Cons: "The only thing offered was one drink and this was an international flight. The flight was delayed which resulted in us arriving only fifteen minutes before boarding our next flight which was also delayed. You had to pay for internet unless in their premier club."
Cons: "Business class seats in Row 1 were AWFUL! No leg room and no foot rests. The most cramped and uncomfortable transatlantic flight we hsve ever taken. We had chosen tso seats in row 3 or 4 when we booked this flight months ago. But when we got our bosrding passes, our seats had been changed to row 1. We got off the plane in Reykjavik barely able to walk. The airport layout in Reykjavik where we changed planes was not well thought-out ... almost no signs,long lines. We thought ee would miss the flight to Stockholm. That flight was OK; we had better seats. But we were--and still are--so upset about the Chicago to Reykjavik flight that I will not fly again on Icelandic."
Pros: "The flight was very comfy. Icelandair has large planes that don't feel at all cramped even in economy. The flight staff was very friendly and helpful. Keeping everything near and orderly. Made for a great flight."
Cons: "Only thing is we ran a little behind and the left my suitcase in Reykjavik. So I arrived to Zurich with only the clothes on my back and 1 change of clothes in my carryon. hoping for the airline to deliver it soon. The Zurich airport was quite helpful in making me a lost bag report and giving me a tracking number and even looking up where my bag was."
Pros: "This was probably the worst flight I have ever been on (and I have flown internationally a lot - and travel weekly for work purposes Icelandair - hands you a bottle of water and you never see the flight attendant again - this for a 6 hour flight!!!!!! the plane was extremely hot there was no communication to tell people what was going on, that we were late, agents to help - etc etc - nothing needless to say - I will never fly Icelandair again others were worse then us - some had no flight to be redirected too - and side note - the customer service counter at Birmingham - had NO ONE there for over an hour - they had to finally call someone to come down and help the many people there"
Cons: "Icelandair was delayed out of Chicago - but the agent stated our flight would be fine - we would only be arriving 15 min late - and even so - they would "hold" the flight" . We arrived and ran to the gate- people were still boarding - gate was open and the agent said to us and others - oh you are the Chicago people - you have to go to customer service. We find out we have been "bumped" off the flight and placed on a new flight 2 hours later with a non direct flight - we have to go through Birmingham now. We are delayed again out of Iceland and get into Birmingham 1 hour late. We were never told that we had to reclaim our luggage. When we preceded to reclaim our luggage - there was NO luggage. and spent over an hours looking for it Icelandair never put our bags on the plane - and stated they would go on flights sometime the next day - we still have no word"
Pros: "Crew was relaxed and kind."
Cons: "Delayed boarding. We left an hour late which resulted in a sprint through Reykjavik and missing luggage when i arrived at my final destination."
Pros: "The flight themselves were fine. Crew and planes were all up to par"
Cons: "The layover in Iceland was very tough for me. our the first leg of our journey has been delayed which is fine those things happen the airline had auto rebooked us as we were going to miss our second leg. However it wasn't until we attempted to board that new flight that we were told we needed new boarding passes as we had been rebooked again. We went and got our boarding passes and went to our gate to wait. We had been waiting there for maybe 15 minutes and became worried as no one standing around us was headed toward our destination and our flight was not on any television screens. I went back to the service desk and found out that there had been a gate change. We ran accross the airport and were nearly the last people in line for our next leg. Naturally our luggage did not follow us. We did receive our luggage a day later."
Pros: "I liked the seats, blankets, and pillows."
Cons: "The service was not good. No food was offered, everything was for purchase. Plus, only one beverage round on a 9 hour flight! We had to ask for water and it was given, but almost like well, OK, but don't bother me. Plus, our flight was delayed in Chicago, so we got to Iceland late. We made it to our connecting flight to Hamburg, but our luggage did not."
Pros: "Good entertainment (tablet, movies ), but it was the only good point"
Cons: "My second flight has been cancelled and replaced by an other flight 8 hours later. I as really annoyed but still I wanted to go out-of the city and visit a little bit. But in the end this flight has been so late that I haven't been able to do it... + no food in the plane (even though I was supposed to arrive in Paris at 1pm and I finally got there at 10.30 pm...)"
Pros: "I could not fly. No return ticket on march 23, 2020. Justfly.com did not help me"
Cons: "It is always better to buy tickets through the airline."
Pros: "The lady checking me in was nice"
Cons: "Items were stolen from my bag"
Cons: "TAP doesn't understand the first thing about customer service."
Pros: "Seats super comfortable. Big screen entrainment."
Cons: "One more time offer drinks for a very long travel time (other 10H)."
Cons: "Super uncomfortable seats (the most ever) No personal tv/entertainment."
Cons: "Maybe have one flight be on time. Train ground crew how to put on fuel."
Pros: "Good entertainment, great price"
Cons: "Had about 30 people on our flight that was taking another TAP connecting flight - missed the gate by less than two minutes - did not hold the plane when they could have"
Pros: "seat was very comfortable with good leg room. Crew was very polite"
Cons: "coming thru the cabin for garbage pickup more often"
Pros: "NOTHING.....................DUE TO FLIGHT CONNECTION CANCELLATION TAP AIR PORTUGAL FORCED US TO STAY STUCK IN AMSTERDAM FOR 15 HOURS"
Cons: "EVERYTHING..........................ALL TAP AIR PORTUGAL WAS A DISASTER"
Pros: "Crew was great, the plane was barely full, so you were able to stretch out."
Cons: "Food could be better."
Pros: "It got us to our destination."
Cons: "Seats sucked. Screaming kids. Wouldn’t let us bring our carry-on for the last leg: Lisbon to Barcelona even though there was room."
Pros: "The crew was fabulous"
Cons: "We had a crying baby onboard for the entire flight. I found it difficult to sleep as a result but understand this was outside the control of the airline. A bit more legroom would have been nice but I booked economy so again that was on me."
Cons: "Ok, it's TAP, it's a bargain, but the "breakfast" was a pitiful piece of meat on a stale piece of bread"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Worst accommodations for baggage on a international flight in my opinion.Pay for a bag is the best advice in my opinion this airline barley lets you bring anything with. Disgusting plane it was so dirty I took a shower after this flight and the amount of dust in the air was visible terrible"
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "My baggage did not get delivered to the final destination, that could have been handled better."
Cons: "We had to pay $120 for a checked bag because it “weighed too much”. The lady at the check in counter said they were weighing everyone’s at the gate so there was no way to get around it This however was a lie and they were not checking weight and people got on without having to pay the outrageous fee"
Pros: "the crew did really made sure we had what we needed."
Cons: "Should have made an announcement that the 3g cellular coverage was turned on. Went on in the middle of the flight and had no idea. My phone was in the overhead bin and I thought it was off. When I landed I had an outrageous fee. Should be given a choice to use it or not."
Cons: "The crew could be a little bit more accommodating. Both flights ran short of toilet paper. They don’t conduct an intermediate check of the toilets."
Pros: "The flight crew was great. The boarding crew and gate staff where rude."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours. Long day. Did not inform you of what was going on. Changed gated not very clear."
Pros: "Great crew. That’s about it."
Cons: "Absolutely horrible business class on the A330-343. Honestly, they should be ashamed of flying this airplane. They have four of these from Singapore Airlines and of course on both flights I was unlucky enough to get stuck with it. The cabin looks horribly outdated, is worn out, and smells."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The moment to enter to the airplane needs to be more organized. The food served was terrible. No air conditioning during the time we were waiting inside the airplane."
Pros: "Not much. Check in luggage charges destroyed the experience, this was not disclosed on the ticket itinerary"
Cons: "TAP charges $120 1st checkin bag, this was not disclosed on the itinerary or kayak site when we book the ticket. We expect kayak to refund this."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Boarding slightly convoluted but ok"
Pros: "The flight itself was good."
Cons: "The only thing that I felt was not appropriate was that they made me check in my carry-on at the gate. Apparently, the airline requested 55 passengers to check their carry-on bags...but they just selected the first people who were closest to the gate. I purposely did not check a bag because I had limited time to make a train connection at my final destination, plus I had to go thru customs and I knew that in itself would be time consuming. I explained this to the airline staff, but they did not care. I think they should have first asked for volunteers; and if still needed, then randomly select people to check in the carry-on. Also they only were making people with the “suitcase” carry-on to check them in....anyone with a duffle-looking bag was not even bothered. Luckly, I’m mange to make my train connection, but I was running to do this...not fun at all."
Cons: "I had to pay to check the first piece of luggage 85€ one way. I was not inform of that when I bough the ticket and I could have chosen a different airline If I had considered that expense. The first piece used to be free intercontinental flights but now it varies depending on the company. I find difficult to find this information when buying and it makes a great difference in the final price you pay. I found strange flight attendants having a very loud conversation in a very quiet flight where most of the people were sleeping."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Plane was 1hr late. The airlines is not very good at updating the time the flight will leave."
Pros: "My husband has a mobility scooter and they handled it better than American Airlines and we flew first class!!!"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Nothing to eat, not even paying."
Pros: "They solved the problem of my sit. But i almost have a hurt attack"
Cons: "When I get to check my tickets they told me that I was in stand by. I have to fight to get my sit."
Cons: "The worst airline"
Pros: "The name on ticket had the wrong last name for second passenger and they were not helpful. Only solution was to purchase an additional ticket. Not part of my budget. Poor service from gotogate and TAP Portugal in Barcelona. Very upset and sad."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't come around with anything to drink, except with meals. All international flights I have been on offer multiple drinks through the flight. They charged $80 for a suitcase. This was not a discounted ticket."
Pros: "The food and flight attendants were very nice and accommodating."
Cons: "I had a 17 kg big baggage and a 7 kg hand baggage and was forced by the hungarian check-in attendant to pay the equivalent of 112 usd. I nearly missed my flight as nobody understood why I had to pay extra since my baggage was under - weight. Outrageous! Will not use Tap Portugal again and definetly won't recommend. Maria Petrita"
Pros: "The crew were kind and considerate."
Cons: "This was the worst flight I've ever experienced. There was an incessant, loud high-pitched buzzing noise for the entire duration of the flight (we were seated in the very back row so it was particularly loud for us, but others further up said it was bad for them too). Also, we had straight turbulence for over two hours. I've never gotten sick on a plane before, and my husband never gets motion sickness, but we both threw up (and I think several others did, too). I don't blame the crew for any of this, as I know most, if not all, of it was out of their control. However, I would be very nervous to flight TAP again due to this experience."
Cons: "Rock hard seats. Surly stewardess. Mediocre to poor food."
Cons: "My reservation was cancelled."
Pros: "The ride was comfortable, and the crew was attentive and pleasant. I loved the fact that i had a 10 hour layover, and I could go out into the city and do some sight seeing. This is not to the Airlines credit per say, but it was super easy. I enjoyed getting off on the tarmac just 200 feet from the building, was a nice sunny day."
Cons: "The seats did not have entertainment system that I wasn't going to watch anyways. The seats did not have charging ports either (for phone or laptop), which several airlines now a days are making standard."
Cons: "Filthy dirty airport, club and plane. No power in the seats to boot. Clown show. Never again see above."
Cons: "They kept us all day in the airport t to then tell us at 7pm that the flight wouldnt actually leave that day."
Cons: "y extra bag cost more than my ticket. I should have just bought another ticket but was too flustered"
Cons: "No water, but it's a short flight so they probably just didn't have time."
Pros: "Good price. Fast, friendly crew."
Cons: "Incredibly tiny seats."
Pros: "Lots of leg room at no extra charge. The planes are new and very clean. The attendants were friendly and helpful. Food was acceptable."
Cons: "TAP can't process global entry at Logan international airport yet."
Pros: "Wow!!!! I had never heard of this airline before booking our trip but goodness this was a blessing. They were so polite in the flight. They always came past to check to see if a passenger needed anything. Free bags is amazing then free pillows blankets and headphones I really hope I get to fly with them on my next flight abroad"
Pros: "Comfortable plane, pleasent stewardesses, good tv's/entertainment options."
Cons: "We flew out of Rome. Management at Rome airport told us their emplyee(s) were drunk! Unsafe flight! NEVER USE THIS AIRLINE- YOURE PUTTING YOUR LIFE AT RISK!"
Pros: "Late night dinner provided and morning snack"
Cons: "The seats are really hard to sit on (no soft at all) and seem to be made for very short people, so not enough leg support. I was glad it wasn't a 9 hour flight."
Pros: "Ask persons for veg or non veg snacks before u served please."
Cons: "This airline consistently overbooks all of their flights. I bought my ticket 3 months prior and checked in 10 hours beforehand and was put on standby along with 5 others in the same situation. When we spoke to the TAP people at the gate they proceeded to tell us that they are used to this and it happens on every flight!!!!! I cannot believe that their is an airline that is so greedy that they purposely overbook their flights! It almost ruined our entire trip because we almost missed two connection flights and they did not care at all."
Airlines flying from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Europe have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights