The cheapest times to fly from MEC to ORD are
- January 22nd to April 29th (except the week of February 19th)
- May 14th to June 3rd
- September 3rd to November 25th (except the weeks of October 8th and November 12th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MEC to ORD is early March. Prices can be as high as $1833 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $678 for Monday flights around early March.
When to Fly to Chicago
Flying from Manta (MEC) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $686 to $1346 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $690. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1505. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $816 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $811 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEC to ORD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MEC to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MEC to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MEC. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Manta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $87 (9%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $870. Return trip prices are from the ORD to MEC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MEC to ORD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking MEC to ORD
Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MEC to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $717
- Average savings: $94 (11.59%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MEC to ORD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Eloy Alfaro International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2999 miles or 4826 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MEC to ORD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEC to ORD flight is about 6 hour 23 minutes.
How many flights go between Manta and Chicago, IL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MEC to ORD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Eloy Alfaro International Airport|
|Destination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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