Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3374 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4176 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?
AussieItaliano From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4063 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.