AirportPlan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
The 757-300 is the largest aircraft that City of Chicago Department of Aviation allows at MDW. While runway length is a major factor historically dumping a widebody plane load of people into the old terminal was a bigger factor. Many airlines have asked over the years and several studies have been done for the airport on this issues. I actually worked on one of these studies. I believe that the last airline to make a request was Pan Am II in the late 1990's who wanted to operate a A300 from MDW to SJU.
Potomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
i think you're right contrails - one of the ops managers at dca told me about the 767 technically being allowed, but i seem to recall reading - perhaps in the A/FD - something about restrictions on wingspan and or weight. i need to look that one up.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
The shortness of the runways at DCA can cause probelms on a hot day. I was on a DL 738 DCA-SLC a few weeks ago that had to dump 9 passengers and 2000lbs of fuel to be able to safely take off. I think it was 99 degrees that afternoon at DCA