B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
flying to MDW would be good since we've been wanting to get into Chicago for the longest time now. but the bad side...and i mean very bad side of this is Southwest having a BIG home there. not only are they trying to get a few more gates from ATA/City of Chicago but aren't they also gonna focus on MDW operations more for 2005? we've done VERY well in avoiding direct compitition w/ WN but flying to MDW would be the cake topper. since its pretty much a 100% possibility that we would connect MDW w/ florida and Cali along w/ any other destination IF we started flying out of MDW, there would be direct competition w/ WN ...(remember i'm saying "IF" we flew there)
I personally would prefer ORD but of course w/ all the drama going on there w/ flights needing to be reduced to ease the congestion...it'll be a long time till a new domestic carrier can probably get into ORD that doesn't serve it yet.
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
very true! but not IF UA went under...but what if US Airways went out of business...that would probably be the "foot in the door" for us to get into ORD. (for the US lovers...plz don't take what i said wrong... i just said "IF") i don't want to see a lot of employees losing their jobs/dreams. only time will tell!
SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
B6FA4ever-I'm one of those "US-lovers", and I can read well enough to see that you said if. If US went out of business, you'd probably be able to start a few flights, but if UA went out of business, that would mean that 50-something gates would be up for grabs at O'Hare, as opposed to just a few (not sure of the exact number) if US went under. It would do wonders for the congestion at O'Hare, that's for sure!
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Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4940 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
I've read over the past few years that B6 wants 4 or 5 gates at either Chicago airport, but preferrably ORD.
The last time I checked, US had only 2 or 3 gates at ORD. A few years ago, it had 1 or 2 more. But if US goes under, are those 2 or 3 enough for B6? If HP is interested in ATA's operation at MDW, then it might be interested in US's ORD gates, since it operates out of the same terminal.
Erikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1742 times:
I´m guessing as there´s enough players in the market, B6 will wait for it´s E-190´s to enter some markets as CLE, PIT, MDW/ORD, ATL, YYZ, ISP,CLT, DTW, DFW, the mid west, MEXICO, and more Carebian, as St.Marteen, Aruba etc etc.
Otherwise, why da hell would they order 100planes+100 in options?!ehehe
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