Chicago T5 LX Lounge Options?

Old May 25, 10, 12:23 pm
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Any shower??

I am flying from Montreal to Zurich via ORD and have 5 hours to kill in Chicago. Was thinking of maybe going downtown for a while as I have never been in Chicago. But then that means I need to get a shower before boarding LX9.

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Old May 28, 10, 2:53 am
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No showers in T5 lounges.
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Old May 29, 10, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
No showers in T5 lounges.
Anywhere else?
I can't believe that there are no showers with *A lounges in such a big airport...
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Old May 30, 10, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by thyeri View Post
Anywhere else?
I can't believe that there are no showers with *A lounges in such a big airport...
If your flight departs from T5 TSA will not let you in to any other terminal (not that I am sure that RCCs at T1 have showers). T1/2/3 are interconnected, T5 is not. If you are desperate for a shower, call ORD Hilton (located next to T1/2/3 and 3 minute monorail ride from T5) and ask if they can offer you any daytime-use rate. It will not be cheap, but most likely doable.
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Old May 31, 10, 6:23 am
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The Hyatt (Regency?) O'Hare also has decent walk up rates. The AA club in T3 also has showers.
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Originally Posted by thyeri View Post
Anywhere else?
I can't believe that there are no showers with *A lounges in such a big airport...
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Old Dec 4, 10, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Its a general consensus that the LX lounge in ORD is best avoided and that your should head to the SAS Scandinavian lounge near M15 for better comfort.
agreed!
I was just in the LX lounge - no seats left. There was only some cheese, and 1 type of wine.
I made my way over to the BA lounge (open door policy as a BA gold) and the selection is much better with almost every seat empty.

The SAS lounge as I recall from a year back had a decent food selection, a few types of wines and plenty of seating.

*Though anything beats the contract lounge LO uses in ORD*
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Old Dec 5, 10, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by SwissHON View Post
Again, Swiss ground staff in ORD are totally incompetent!
Swissport (outsourced) staff and NOT Swiss staff
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Old Dec 5, 10, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by jason8612 View Post
*Though anything beats the contract lounge LO uses in ORD*
No- Swiss lounge is even worse... it is much smaller than the WFS lounge LO uses. SAS lounge wins, anyway...
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LX ORD Lounge Hours

Did a search but could not find the information.

Can someone please tell me the Lounge Hours of Operation for the LX Lounge in T5 of ORD?

I am flying ORD-ICN on OZ Monday 4/30. Flight departs at 12:00pm and trying to figure out my *A Lounge options. I know SAS also has a lounge in T5. I am *G with RCC Membership and flying J reward.

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Old Mar 2, 12, 7:05 pm
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I flew TK out of ORD a few weeks ago, and surprised they don't use a * lounge, but use the Swissport lounge in T5. TK departs late, I think 9:30p or so, so I know Swiss lounge is closed by then ;I think 7:30), but surprised they didn't use the SAS lounge, who also has a flight after 9p. Not sure who OZ uses,
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Old Mar 3, 12, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by emcampbe View Post
I flew TK out of ORD a few weeks ago, and surprised they don't use a * lounge, but use the Swissport lounge in T5. TK departs late, I think 9:30p or so, so I know Swiss lounge is closed by then ;I think 7:30), but surprised they didn't use the SAS lounge, who also has a flight after 9p. Not sure who OZ uses,
Note if you are flying TK you can use the SAS lounge as well.

2 weeks ago I was in the SAS lounge and it was a mixture of pax for Istanbul and zurich flights. The SAS lounge is better than the Swiss lounge and has a nice view of the runway. It is also NOT a priority pass lounge (Swiss is) so is usually a lot less crowded. LOT also does not use a STAR lounge at T5 ORD- not sure why.
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Old Mar 6, 12, 11:06 pm
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I don't think that the Swiss Lounge is going to be much use for you if your flight leaves at 12 from ORD T5.

In May 2011 the hours were as follows:

The SAS Lounge closed at 9:30 PM on Thursday nights (open until midnight on Friday and Saturdays due to flight timings)

The Swiss Lounge was only open between 2 PM 5 PM (timed with LX flights)

TK business class / first passengers used the contract Swissport.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
No showers in T5 lounges.
the *A lounge finder says the swiss lounge has showers -- is it too much to hope that they added one in the past year?
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Old Mar 31, 12, 7:39 pm
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Can anybody tell me wether Swiss moved to the new lounge in T5 or are they still using the old crappy one across from security?
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