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Popular Family Lounge Returns to O’Hare for Summer Travel

June 18, 2018 Airport No Comments Email Email

This summer the Chicago Department of Aviation is bringing back its popular “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare offering passengers a comfortable space to relax, recharge and play.

The colorful lounge, currently located in Terminal 3 near the entrance to the H/K concourses, offers free seating, charging stations and selfie shot opportunities at an 8-foot tall ORD airport code sculpture and cut out wall. Visitors to the lounge can also find information about the free “Fly With Butch O’Hare” video games, and learn how to receive discounts and a free pin from participating airport stores and restaurants.

Travelers can also grab a Flat Butch O’Hare (on a stick) from the lounge available while supplies last. “Flat Butch” is ready to join passengers on their journey, providing a fun prop to take pictures with. Travelers are encouraged to share their photos using the hashtag “#FlyWithButchOHare” for a chance to be featured on O’Hare’s social media channels.
In addition to the lounge experience, passengers can also play “Fly With Butch O’Hare” trivia game online at or play trivia and video games in Terminal 2 near the Children’s Museum play area and the Butch O’Hare Museum. The video game was developed by DeVry University students.
To make the Fly with Butch O’Hare lounge available to passengers throughout the airport, the lounge is scheduled to rotate to all three domestic terminals:
  • Terminal 3 near throat of H/K Concourse:  Tuesday, June 12 – Monday, July 9
  • Terminal 1 near Gate B12: Tuesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 26
  • Terminal 2 in the Butch O’Hare Museum:   Friday, July 27 – Monday, August 27
The “Fly with Butch O’Hare” concept helps pay tribute to the airport’s namesake, Edward “Butch” O’Hare. Seventy-six years ago, Butch O’Hare’s historic actions in World War II saved the aircraft carrier Lexington. He was honored with the Navy’s first Medal of Honor, and in 1949 the Chicagoland airport, Orchard Field was renamed Chicago O’Hare in his honor.

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