The cheapest times to fly from OTZ to ORD are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • March 12th to April 1st
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 OTZ to ORD is late October. Prices can be as high as $1481 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $719 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Kotzebue, AK (OTZ) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $752 to $1051 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $752. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1133. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $381 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $832 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OTZ to ORD flight.

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

OTZ to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OTZ to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kotzebue. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far 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 OTZ. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $45 (5%) 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 $843. Return trip prices are from the ORD to OTZ 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 OTZ 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 6 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Anchorage, AK (OTZ > ANC > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $751
  • Average savings: $81 (9.68%)

See OTZ to ANC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Ralph Wien Memorial Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3191 miles or 5135 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OTZ to ORD flight is about 6 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Kotzebue, AK and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from OTZ to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code OTZ
Origination airport name Ralph Wien Memorial Airport
City Kotzebue, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 66.9
Longitude -162.6

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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