LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 34 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4361 times:
Well, as most of you know there will be cutbacks made by UA and AA at ORD to help ease congestion. My question is where will the two airlines reallocate those planes that would be up in the air but now will be sitting on the tarmac? You would have to assume that most of those planes would be RJ's that will be grounded correct? MIA has to be the obvious candiate for AA and I don't really know where for UA. Before I look completely stupid they will actually move them correct?
AA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4269 times:
A substantial number of the flights will be kept at O'hare, just not in the 1pm to 7:59pm departure window, which is the only restriction that has been imposed on the two carriers at the facility. Look for more early morning and late night departures. Other than that, who knows.
Ordpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3680 times:
AA7573E hit it right on the head....flights will be moved out of that time frame but not out of ORD....most of the flights that will be moved are probably going to be RJ's and look for both UA and AA to upguage equipment on other flights that are still operating in the FAA's restricted period.
The connecting traffic argument is interesting.....don't know the percentages offhand but we connect thousands of psgrs daily at ORD....
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3426 times:
The complicating factor in putting them in different time slots is that it potentially screws up connections. Ideally, each bank has an arrival from each feeder and a departure to each feeder. If you remove one flight to/from destination A (for example) then all the other feeder flights can no longer connect to/from destination A as well in that bank. If you were moving mulitple flights out of a bank, you would want to move them in groups of highly connected O&D pairs. Of course, the time slots (banks) you are moving them TO may already have flights to/from those cities as well... so you would want to move them into the slack time between banks and... wham... you have something that starts to look like a rolling hub, eh?
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