RACHEL: Yeah, yeah, well things were pretty crazy over there, not a lot of writing time. But I finished up my assignment, and I flew back to Chicago and I was walking through O’Hare, and I look up and there’s a plane leaving for Hartford in like 20 minutes, and all of a sudden, I’m on it.
O’Hare International Airport is the primary airport serving the Chicago region. Last minute flights such as the one Rachel got on are typically expensive, but because of its size, O’Hare Airport can be relatively flexible, and sometimes you can score a great deal. Today Rachel’s spontaneous flight could have cost her as little as $300, and the flight to Hartford would take around two hours.