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The airlines Continental, Delta and American Airlines all offer flights from Chicago to Ecuador. Prices don’t vary much from airline to airline. There are a variety of different flights that can be taken and the length of the flight depends on the airline taken and the stop over city.
American Airlines provides flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International airport, to Quito in Ecuador. The flight leaves Chicago at 6.00 a.m. in the morning and flies through Miami. Onward flights from Miami leave at either 3.30 p.m. in the afternoon, arriving in Ecuador’s capital city at 6.30 p.m. or you can get a later flight, at 6 p.m. which arrives in Quito at 9 p.m.
Delta flights also leave from the O’Hare airport in Chicago, headed to Ecuador. There are numerous flights throughout the morning from Chicago to Atlanta, where there is a layover before taking the onward flight to Quito. Flights leave Chicago at 6 a.m (takes 16 hours to Quito), 7.15 a.m. (total flight of almost 14 hours and 40 minutes), 8.15 a.m. (flight time of 13 hours and 40 minutes), 10 a.m. (takes 12 hours to Quito), 11 a.m. (a flight of 11 hours to Quito), 11.15 a.m. (flight time of 10 hours) and the shortest flight which leaves Chicago at 12.30 a.m. and arrives in Quito 9 and-a-half hours later.
The differentiating factor is the length of the stop over in Atlanta – basically, the earlier you leave Chicago, the longer you will be sitting around in Atlanta waiting for your flight. The flight from Atlanta leaves at 5.40 p.m. This flight arrives in Quito at 10 p.m.
Continental flights go from Chicago to Ecuador via Houston. The flight is one of the longer options, leaving at 5.30 a.m. in the morning from Chicago, and not arriving in Quito until 11.15 p.m. at night, a total duration of 17 and-a-half hours. The layover in Houston lasts almost all day long.
New Airport for Quito
Quito is due to open a new airport in 2010. At this time, it is possible that there may be either more or less flights from Chicago to Ecuador, but this is yet to be seen. The new airport is further out of town, but has a long runway, and so is considered to be safer than the current airport which is located in the north of Quito.