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User currently offlineAA777LVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 260 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2194 times:


I know I haven't been through ORD non-reving in a while, but when did this new runway open up for business? I had the (unfortunate) pleasure of arriving twice on it yesterday (once on an ERJ and once on a Super 80). Holy Cow what a long taxi !! It reminds me of some of the periphery runways at DFW when you taxi and hold for 15-20 minutes before arriving at the terminal.

Is this runway helping keep the ATC delays down....any feedback officially/unofficially from airport, government and cockpit crews? On both flights I was arriving from a northwesterly direction (via the JVL arrival).....is this new runway primarily used for these types of arrivals or not necessarily.

I'm all for reducing the ATC "flow" headaches at ORD, but the taxi back to the terminal is a nightmare.

Take care,


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User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Quoting AA777LVR (Thread starter):
I know I haven't been through ORD non-reving in a while, but when did this new runway open up for business

November 20th along with the new ones at SEA and IAD. It was during the last "FAA" revision.

User currently offlineAirportplan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

The new ORD Runway 9L-27R is being heavily used. I have heard that is handling 250-300 arrival per day on average. The City of Park Ridge which is under the glide slope is complaining because they were told to expect only 100-150 arrivals per day. The taxi distance from this new runway to the terminals is almost 2 miles. In a few years two new closely spaced parallel runways 9C-27C and 10C-28C will open and 9L-27R will used only during IFR conditions. 9L-27R was build first because it is on a greenfield site so it was easy to construct and it give ORD three arrival streams during IFR conditions.

[Edited 2009-01-09 10:16:49]

User currently offlineZba2cgx From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2081 times:

If you are driving east bound on the Northwest Tollway (I90), on a clear night you can really see 3 strings of lights lined up in the distance.
The only problem is not to ram into the car in front of you when you get near the Higgins Road on ramp. Its pretty cool if you have the sun roof open.

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