Book Cheap Flight Tickets from Chicago (CHI) to Philadelphia (PHL)

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About Chicago

Chicago, the largest city in Illinois and the third largest in the US, is located on the beaches of Lake Michigan and offers a variety of artistic, musical, historical, and architectural endeavors. Visits to renowned institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, a boat along the Chicago River to see cutting-edge architectural wonders, or even just a stroll around Millennium Park and the Loop to see outdoor artwork are all options for cultural enthusiasts (like the iconic "Bean"). Attend a baseball game, a live blues or jazz performance (all of which have a long history in Chicago), or catch a comedy act at Second City, where many well-known comedians got their start if you want to interact with the locals.

About Philadelphia

Discover Philadelphia, often known as The City of Brotherly Love, the birthplace of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. This city thrives on its strong link to the past, stretching all the way back to the time of the founding fathers, and is home to numerous National Historical Parks and Landmarks. Philadelphia is a vibrant city that comes alive during the day with its great eating establishments, fascinating museums, and zoos, and comes alive at night with its glittering parks, eateries, and markets. Wherever you are, there is a thrilling new experience waiting for you around every corner in unique passageways surrounded by beautiful surroundings and well-preserved artifacts from the past.

Cheap Flights from Chicago to Philadelphia

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FAQs on Chicago to Philadelphia Flights

1. Which airlines fly directly from Chicago to Philadelphia?
There are two major airports in Chicago—Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). In Philadelphia, there is only one major airport—Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The direct serving airlines from MDW to PHL are Frontier and Southwest whereas airlines that serve directly from ORD to PHL are American and United.
2. I’m booking a non-stop/direct flight to Philadelphia from Chicago. Which airport do I choose?
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) are the two major airports in Chicago at a distance of 12 ad 18 miles respectively to reach Philadelphia from Chicago through a non-stop flight. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which lies at a distance of around 13 miles from the center of Philadelphia is the major airport to fly directly to Philadelphia.
3. What is the duration of the flight between Chicago and Philadelphia?
There are flights of different durations to fly from CHI to PHL but the shortest route is around 1 hour and 51 minutes while flying through a nonstop flight.
4. Which airline has the least delayed flights from CHI to PHL?
Out of the airlines that serve this route American and United are on the same page with a success rate of around 81 percent to have an on-time arrival and departure. However, the flights might get delayed due to certain unavoidable situations such as bad weather or route traffic. And this is always informed to you beforehand.
5. Which is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Chicago to PHL?
The cheapest days when you can fly are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday when you can book a low-fare flight from Chicago to PHL. Other days are either typical or costly in fares. Prefer having a return ticket too on these days if you are on an easy and flexible schedule.
6. Do I need to pay any fees or charges for canceling my flight from Chicago to Philadelphia?
Flight cancelation might include a different percentage of deduction which depend upon the respective airlines. However, some airlines have waived off the charges since the post-pandemic. You can always call the respective airlines' customer support team to know about the same.
7. Do airlines offer sleeping areas to passengers traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia?
There is no dedicated sleeping area in MDW. Travelers can find a comfortable space for themselves to sleep overnight. There are no benches or armrest chairs to lie on at the landside. Get a folding mattress with you to rest on comfortably. There is very less sleeping furniture at ORD, a few sleeping spots are there. Post covid, some of the past sleep-worthy seats have been changed, so the travelers would have to roam around to search for armrest-free seats.
8. Am I allowed to carry food/eatables on my flight to Philadelphia?
While traveling by air you can only carry dry or solid food and not liquids or gel-like items. TSA officers would request you to get the items out from the baggage that might cause clutter while getting the scanned images through the X-ray machine. This will let the queue flow in a smooth manner.
9. What is the baggage allowance on a flight from CHI to Philadelphia?

The baggage carrying limit depends upon different sizes of the aircraft, the cabin you are in, and the airlines you are traveling through. As per the standard guidelines the respective guidelines for the same are:

You can carry one piece of checked-in baggage and one piece of carry-on baggage with the following limits of weight and measurements.


For Checked baggage: 23 KGS to 32 KGS/ 50 pounds to 70 pounds of baggage weight is allowed with a dimension of around 158 cms or 62 inches. 

For Carry-on baggage: 5 KGS to 8 KGS/ 12 pounds or 18 pounds of weight is allowed with a dimension of 22, 18, and 10 inches, and 50 inches in total.

10. I lost my baggage during my flight to Philadelphia from Chicago. How can I recover it?
There are only a .05 percent chances that you will lose your baggage. The airlines have full responsibility for handling them with care. If in case, any baggage is found missing you can lodge a complaint against the lost and found area by providing all the journey details before leaving the airport. TSA officers will track it through the Airline Tracking System(ATS) and locate it at the respective baggage claim area within 48 hours. You can claim your baggage within 30 days.
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