FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
I remember when United mainline was cut from ORF. I believe it was at the same time that BNA and JAX were stripped of mainline service. Sadly, UAL mainline probably won't be making a return to Norfolk anytime soon for the aforementioned reasons, though it would be nice to see something larger than a CRJ-200 between ORF and ORD. Maybe if/when Mesa brings CRJ-700s into ORD when ACA's operations in ORD are dissolved, they'll put some of them on the ORD-ORF route.
As a side note, I flew the ORF-ORD route a few weeks after it had been downgraded to all CRJ aircraft. I found the flight to be quite pleasant, but that's about the longest I'd feel comfortable in a 50-seat RJ.