Chi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3897 times:
I always think of why Chicago O'Hare Airport's code is ORD?? You'd think it'd be CHI or OHA or OHR or something along those lines. I remember reading or seeing somewhere that it got it's code ORD from the name Orchard. Way back when O'Hare was called Orchard Field. Is this true? If not, how'd they come up with ORD?
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3735 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3875 times:
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Yes you're right. I was also wondering where the letters O, R and D came from. ORD comes from the name Orchard, it has something to do with "Orchard", I remember reading that in Airways, there was an article all about O'Hare six years ago. Some refer to O'Hare as no ORDinary airport, but that's a joke of course.