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Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!  
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

Here is a small announcement of the newest airline to serve MDW. Question is..where the hell are they going to put them?? http://www.ohare.com/doa/avi_news/canjet.htm


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
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User currently offlinePbitran From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

maybe they wont need space... they flew to PBI until a couple weeks ago, but they only had one flight a week and everything on the ground was done by AA.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23308 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

They've been using C2 seemingly without a problem. It's only 2 daily flights; the effect is minimal.


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Is that too many people in MDW and will get overcrowded into Chicago Airport.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

They could do what Chicago Express already does, park their planes on the south ramps and bus people over to the planes. It works fairly well already, and you don't need a jetway to do it.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

Is the Chicago express deal permanent? Were they ever planningto move the operation closer to the main terminal?


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2499 times:

What we really need is a new airport in Chicago. And not at Peotone--that's too close to MDW and Gary. Put one around, say, Joliet.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2482 times:

why not build up RFD and put in high speed rail to get out there (high speed like the french TGV or Shinkansen bullet trains, not the North Corridor amtrak).
Its far enough out not to interrupt any of the airports in chicago proper.

Baw2198



"And remember, Keep your stick on the ice"--->Red Green
User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2420 times:

Here's another idea (it is, BTW, too late to implement it):

Why didn't they build a third airport at the old Glenview Naval Air Station? I mean the runways and tarmac areas were already there. Of course, it might have slightly  Wink/being sarcastic inconvinienced the NIMBY residents of Glenview and Northbrook. But then we wouldnt have had the invasion of yuppies driving those ugly-a** SUV's around their overpriced houses in the Glen.

 Big grin



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2413 times:

Where is/was the old Glenview Naval Air Station?


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2402 times:

7E72004,

The Glenview Naval Air Station (GNAS) was a naval airbase located in the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview. It has quite a rich history and was used extensively for flight training for young navy aviators. In fact, a number of famous personalities such as Neil Amrstrong, George Bush (the First), and a few others I forget, have trained at GNAS. One of the intesting things was that WWII era pilot-trainees used to take off from GNAS and then practice carrier landings on large barges situated on Lake Michigan.

For more info, visit: http://www.hangarone.org



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2395 times:

Thanks! That is a good question...why did they bypass that?


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2393 times:

7E72004:

In Glenview?  Big grin

22right:

Too late. The place has been demolished and other things are there now.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2383 times:

I see...Were the areas surrounding MDW always as built up as they are now?


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2381 times:

N328KF wrote:

Too late. The place has been demolished and other things are there now.

I know that... note my less-than-appreciative remark about that in Reply #8 above  Wink/being sarcastic



"I never apologize! I am sorry, but that's the way it is!" - Homer Simpson
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

This is the second MDW thread this week since the "New Midway" project was formally completed on June 8th that ends up discussing everything other than Midway. I think few people realize that MDW was already accommodating 18+ million passengers per year even before it was completed. Does anyone know what is the maximum design capacity for passengers per year with all 43 gates operational?

User currently offlineAirportplan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

"This is the second MDW thread this week since the "New Midway" project was formally completed on June 8th that ends up discussing everything other than Midway. I think few people realize that MDW was already accommodating 18+ million passengers per year even before it was completed. Does anyone know what is the maximum design capacity for passengers per year with all 43 gates operational? "

20 Million Passengers

But that really does not mean much. The old terminal was over capacity for many years.


User currently offlineSpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

The old GNAS site is a huge development. It has a few communities of homes and a shopping center. And right in the middle of that center is the old control tower building. I had heard That they had left an old hangar too, but I didn't see it.

Very nicely done. Expensive to live there too.



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User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

What we really need is a new airport in Chicago. And not at Peotone--that's too close to MDW and Gary. Put one around, say, Joliet.


Throw in a tower and an ILS onto the new runway at Lewis University Airport (KLOT) in Romeoville, and you could probably throw in a couple regional flights a week, and it's only a couple of miles north of Joliet. The current runway there is 5700' x 75', and sees a regular Beech 1900D, the occasional Gulfstream, and a once-in-awhile BD-700 Global Express, either from Oakley or GM. If you were to actually build in Joliet, there's no way you could build on the current airport (KJOT) due to the surrounding property, so the only chance you'd have of seeing an airport in Joliet is south of the Illinois River, pretty far out there. Then again, you could just fly Dash 8's, BAe-146's, and DC-3's onto the current 2000' long runway in Joliet and call that an STOL airport, but you'd p!ss off quite a few people in Joliet, Crest Hill, and a couple of other towns.


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2003 times:

Reopen Meigs first, to pull out GA traffic out of MDW and ORD. This missing landmark really leaves a hole on the lakeshore.
But then it is fun to drive on I90 and see these many planes...
Ground handling is crowded, I just sat on a AA777 for half an hour between landing and taxi to gate.

What exactly is the status on Gary Airport in all this concept? How do they plan to handle traffic, on streets and CTA? One of these German Transrapid would be awesome going there...



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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1975 times:

The GARY AIRPORT IS THE BIG ANSWER FOLKS!!!!!

Check this link out!

http://www.garyairport.com

[Edited 2004-06-12 22:47:28]


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User currently offlineNWDc10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

If B6 can't get the gates in Ohare and Midway, then possibly they can fly into Gary? Robert NWDC10

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