The cheapest times to fly from MQX to ORD are

  • January 22nd to June 10th (except the week of February 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 MQX to ORD is late May. Prices can be as high as $2117 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1394 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Mek’ele (MQX) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1399 to $1937 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1428. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1720. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $292 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1496 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MQX to ORD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MQX to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MQX to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MQX to ORD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Mek’ele. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into MQX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Mek’ele. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $537 (26%) 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 $1436. Return trip prices are from the ORD to MQX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MQX to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MQX 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 MQX to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Addis Ababa (MQX > ADD > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1394
  • Average savings: $102 (6.82%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MQX to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Mek’ele Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7356 miles or 11838 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MQX to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MQX to ORD flight is about 14 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Mek’ele and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from MQX to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MQX
Origination airport name Mek’ele Airport
City Mek’ele
Country Ethiopia
Latitude 13.5
Longitude 39.5

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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