|Fastest flight time||34h 30m||The fastest flight from Chicago to Laos takes 34h 30m|
|Direct flights||None||There are no direct flights from Chicago to Laos. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Luang Prabang Airport and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Vientiane Wattay Airport.|
China Eastern, Etihad Airways, and Korean Air are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to Laos
Chicago O'Hare Intl - Vientiane Wattay
Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Vientiane Wattay for the best Chicago - Laos flight prices
Pros: Standard flight
Cons: My connecting flights were terrible. I was kept at the airport on a layover to another city and they wouldn't let me board because they said my passport number was entered wrong on the reservation. This made no sense as I had gotten off another flight on my way back home. No one at the airport in Shanghai was helpful and it was really frustrating to think that I would be stuck in China. I was finally able to track down a international supervisor who was able to print out my boarding passes and let me board my flight. Unfortunately, another family with small kids were dealing with the same issue as me only their flight was leaving in 30 mins. I hope they were able to make their flight.
The three people behind us continued kicking our seats and after two attempts to resolve, they got aggressive and loud. Very uncomfortable and frustrating for 15 hours flying.
I had a senior citizen travelling with me in business class while I was travelling in Economy. The return trip from Chicago was okay. However, the ground crew need proper training and need to ensure proper handling of passengers who have special needs. There were two people who needed wheel chair access including my mom. While they got a wheel chair for a person whose travels ended in Abu Dhabi, they did not accomodate for my mom who needed wheel chair access as well. They wanted her to walk instead. They made a big deal in providing wheel chair access to her and only provided the wheel chair once we strongly complained about it. This was also an issue as the plane was not connected via a jetway and was connected with stair cases. They were informed previously that my mom needed wheel chair access through out her trip. It was just a general lack of planning on Etihad's part. The flight was delayed due to technical issues as well and we left 30 minutes late. In addition, my mom was requested the Asian Meal and she was informed that the Asian Meal was not requested in business class. This was deplorable as she was unable to eat much on the flight from Abu Dhabi to Chicago. All in all, the business class experience was not great and would consider other airlines who could do a better job in handling special requests. The departure flight from Chicago was a different experience and the crew on the oubound flight from Chicago was extremely helpful and provided food choices that my mom enjoyed. That was thee epectation from Etihad on our return. However, the ground crew and the in-flight crew were more mediocre in providing the service. My mom did not sleep well on the flight as well and did not have much appreciation for the in-flight entertainment. For a business class expereince, the expectations were higher. However, the experience turned out to be more mediocre.
Some of our partner airlines flying from Chicago to Laos are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are China Eastern, Korean Air, and Qatar Airways. You can search for the full list of airlines like China Eastern that are offering this flexibility.
Many airlines have put safety measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. One is Etihad Airways. Airlines flying from Chicago to Laos are working to protect travelers. Some of these new policies include temperature checks, pre-flight testing, sanitization of key touchpoints, as well as mask requirements when onboard. Some airlines have even implemented socially distanced seating for a limited time. Policies will vary by airline.