"Brum to Chicago route back on agenda
Jun 30 2005"
"American Airlines executives are giving serious consideration to re-opening direct daily flights between Birmingham and Chicago, three years after the service was axed."
"AA pulled the plug on its Birmingham flights in October 2002, blaming the business community for not using the service enough. Too many executives preferred to travel to America via Heathrow, it was claimed."
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10674 posts, RR: 62 Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5043 times:
American flew between their huge Chicago O'Hare hub and Birmingham, England from around 1992 up until a few years ago (I think 2002-2003). The flight was operated for years with a 767-200 in the winter, and 767-300 in the summer, but after 9/11, the route could not longer sustain nonstop service, and as AA began pulling the 767-200s off international routes, it didn't make sense to "waste" a 767-300 on the BHX route when it could be more profitably used somewhere else.
I take it from you name you're cabin crew from EWR (sorry if it's a silly question )
Sorry to go off topic, but just wanted to know your favourite British city for layovers?
How would you rank BHX,LON,MAN,EDI,GLA,BRS,BFS?
LGW (we get free travel, as working crew to LGW, on the Gatwick Express - while it is still around), MAN (great Indian food), GLA (good food and - being Scottish myself - gotta love kilts, EDI (see comment for GLA), BFS (amazed how many restaurants it has) and then BHX. Food is a priority for me. I figure it takes a lot of food to maintain my shape.
I am hopelessly addicted to British television. It's why I am a big fan of the UK. Thank goodness for BBC America.
I am looking forward to other cities we are *rumored* to be flying to, such as NCL and LBA.
From talking to their crews, it was because of the quaintness of the surrounding BHX areas. Stratford-upon-Avon is close by, it is where we stay. The theater in S-u-A, the antique shopping. Plus, at the time, it was a decent trip to work (customer and hour wise).