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Why No BUR-ORD On AA Or UA?  
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3489 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

I continue to be surprised by the fact that neither AA nor UA has introduced BUR-ORD service. B6 has proved that direct flights to the East are in demand from Burbank, given the proximity of Disney, Warner, NBC/Universal, etc.

I am not in route planning, but (to me) it seems a lot of northern LA/Ventura/Valley residents would much prefer to be able to fly out of BUR to ORD, rather than making the trek to LAX. Anyone have any insights as to whether BUR-ORD is on any horizon?

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User currently offlineAussieItaliano From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

In past years, BUR wasn't considered to be "worthy" of flights other than to or from other destinations in the West. Then these things happened.

WN came to BUR, putting it on the map. Flying to or from BUR and ONT became the cheapest way to get to LA for many in CA, NV, and AZ.

DL started a flight to ATL, allowing people travelling to or from the East, Europe, or Latin America to consider BUR as an option.

AQ came to BUR, beginning service to and from Hawaii. Although this service no longer exists, I think it was influential in getting B6 to look at BUR-JFK.

B6 came to BUR with the JFK flights.

Now BUR is more than just a regional airport.

Remember though, that both AA and UA have large operations at LAX. For all those years, they considered LAX as the airport to use when flying to or from Southern California from anywhere outside the West. As far as ORD flights are concerned, I think they'll probably happen in the next few years, but probably on UA Explus operated by a regional carrier out of ORD.



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Back in the 80's, UA did have BUR-ORD service. On 767's to boot!


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

Wouldn't many flights be weight restricted out of BUR? I'd imagine that this plays a part of it...and is ORD-BUR within the range capability of an MD-80 with typical winds?


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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
Wouldn't many flights be weight restricted out of BUR? I'd imagine that this plays a part of it...and is ORD-BUR within the range capability of an MD-80 with typical winds?

Yes..indeed it is....AA sends their MadDogs to SFO,SJC, and LAX out of ORD...in fact, I'm flying on one tomorrow.. biggrin 



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User currently offlineAussieItaliano From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 2):
Back in the 80's, UA did have BUR-ORD service. On 767's to boot!

I stand corrected! It's too bad that this route got axed.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

Quoting AussieItaliano (Reply 1):
Now BUR is more than just a regional airport.

Not really. I mean, BUR has a handful of other flights, but it is still predominantly a regional airport.



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