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What Happened To AA LEX-ORD?  
User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

I was just about to change my reservation from LEX to LHR (always fly via ORD) and the direct flight (AA4410) from LEX to ORD seems to have simply vanished!

I have taken this flight about 20-30 times over the last 3-4 years - apparently I now have to go all the way fown to Dallas, TX and then back up to ORD. (like that makes sense).

If AA has infact cancelled this service then it means that they will lose my 100,000 - 120,000 mainly longhaul miles a year custom to another airline just because of a little 50 minute hop.

I'm pissed - looks like I'm off to UA


I don't proclaim to be the best pilot in the world but I'm safe
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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11983 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

It is being cut on 1 October, along with a slew of other routes from Chicago being cut this fall including Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Greenville/Spartanburg, Harrisburg, Shreveport, etc.

User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

If you want to fly AA, why don't you just fly LEX-DFW-LHR instead of LEX-DFW-ORD-LHR? Or fly UA via IAD or DL via JFK or ATL? Or CO via EWR? Or US via PHL or CLT? Or NW via DTW? There are lots of alternatives besides AA and ORD.

[Edited 2008-09-25 10:54:19]

User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2474 times:



Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 2):

Yeah but when you've spent 4 years building up airmiles, elite status etc it is disappointing.

Also LHR-ORD is an 8hr 25 min flight ORD-LHR is 7hr 30 min flight.

LHR-DFW is a 10hr flight - DFW-LHR is a 9hr 05 min flight.



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User currently offlineRIPCORDD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

$147 barrel oil is what happen to the route

User currently offlineFlyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Drive to Louisville KY and fly to ORD on AA from there. Problem solved!


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23308 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2380 times:



Quoting Flyby519 (Reply 5):
Drive to Louisville KY and fly to ORD on AA from there. Problem solved!

 checkmark CVG would be another option.



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User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2330 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 6):
CVG would be another option.

If i wanted to drive that distance, not to mention the fact that it is the most expensive airport in the USA and if I wanted to fly Delta and to Gatwick



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23308 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2307 times:



Quoting Gulfstream650 (Reply 7):
If i wanted to drive that distance,

I think it's probably closer than SDF (and the fares aren't generally as bad for international... after all, AA has to compete with lots of other 1-stop itineraries).



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