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VS Returns To ORD In May  
User currently offlineYeogeo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 890 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7360 times:

Not sure this is "news". I hadn't known it was to be a seasonal route; I thought it was simply canceled.

http://www.airlineroute.net/2009/09/...lantic-resumes-chicago-in-may.html

Resumption date: May27/2010.


One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. Voltaire
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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 3003 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7317 times:

Good news, I thought it was permanently cancelled too.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 972 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7249 times:

they must see signs of moderate traffic recovery. Great news for Chi-Town.

User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7128 times:

Surely Chicago would make more sense as a city for bmi? They are a Star Alliance carrier, so they would have codeshares with UA. bmi does some selective codeshares on VS flights. Will ORD be one of them?

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

And when will VS cancel ORD... again?!?

User currently offlineTimberwolf24 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7003 times:



Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 4):
And when will VS cancel ORD... again?!?

I going to say before it starts back up again.
 stirthepot   devil   duck 



Living in LA, ORD/MDW will always be home!
User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6784 times:



Quoting Timberwolf24 (Reply 5):
Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 4):
And when will VS cancel ORD... again?!?

I going to say before it starts back up again.
stirthepot devil duck

ORD will be cancelled after summer season, because no one from UK goes to Chicago during the winter, do they? The plane will go some where WARM so UK people can escape a UK winter.

Does anyone from UK go to Chicago in summer, for a holiday? Why would they?


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Wonder when VS will actually make up its mind about ORD. They are forever in and out of the route!

User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6538 times:

This in out in out policy strikes me as a really good way of ensuring that business travellers look elsewhere for their travel arrangements.

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 3003 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6518 times:



Quoting Theginge (Reply 7):
Wonder when VS will actually make up its mind about ORD. They are forever in and out of the route!

I think they will just have it as a seasonal summer route from now on. Too much capacity on ORD-LHR during the winter me thinks.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5552 times:



Quoting Timberwolf24 (Reply 5):
I going to say before it starts back up again.

LOL!! I agree!


User currently offlineEastern747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

In reply to the New Zealander about Chicago........There is more to offer in Chicago as a gateway to America than any city....Our lamb isn't as good, but we have alot more to offer...

User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5025 times:

I just saw a VS A346 at ORD two weeks ago. Is it gone now? Also BMI were flying to ORD last summer but I guess no more.

User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 972 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4840 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 3):
Surely Chicago would make more sense as a city for bmi? They are a Star Alliance carrier, so they would have codeshares with UA.

They have been for years on ORD-MAN route till the aircraft was moved to serve middle east/asian routes.

Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 6):
Does anyone from UK go to Chicago in summer, for a holiday? Why would they?

Plenty of people. Chicago is one of the biggest convention markets in North America. Expanded McCormick Place and O'Hare area (Rosemont) have daily shows, meetings and exhibits. The winters are not that tragic here c'mon I can name places with far worse winters. The nickname "Windy City" comes from politics not the jetstreams.


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

My little bit of cheek about Chicago was meant to give some people a chance to do a bit of a puff about the city, and that happened, so that is good.

I am sure the winters are not that bad, but it was someone from California who told me Chicago was the coldest place he had even visited.


User currently offlineNoMoreRJs From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Chicago has it's bad days, but we all do.

Not to pick a fight with SFO, but many people here say the coldest winter they spent was a summer in San Francisco.


User currently offlineYeogeo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 890 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4158 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 14):
I am sure the winters are not that bad, but it was someone from California who told me Chicago was the coldest place he had even visited.


There are Californians (the southern type) that think San Francisco is dreadfully cold, so take that into consideration!  Smile

yeo



One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. Voltaire
User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2858 posts, RR: 48
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4151 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 14):
I am sure the winters are not that bad, but it was someone from California who told me Chicago was the coldest place he had even visited.

Then he hasn't traveled very much.


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3822 times:

Just to add to the gossip - in 2016, do you think Virgin Atlantic will fly UK people to the Chicago Olympics in A380s, 787s or other planes?


Wonder how many people will fly to the Chicago Olympics in 787s operated by any airlines?


User currently offlineSevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3758 times:



Quoting Yeogeo (Thread starter):
Not sure this is "news". I hadn't known it was to be a seasonal route; I thought it was simply canceled.



Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 4):
And when will VS cancel ORD... again?!?



Quoting Timberwolf24 (Reply 5):
I going to say before it starts back up again

The route was never cancelled. It was always a seasonal suspension and it was always coming back in 2010



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineTimberwolf24 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3739 times:



Quoting Sevenheavy (Reply 19):


Quoting Yeogeo (Thread starter):
Not sure this is "news". I hadn't known it was to be a seasonal route; I thought it was simply canceled.



Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 4):
And when will VS cancel ORD... again?!?



Quoting Timberwolf24 (Reply 5):
I going to say before it starts back up again

The route was never cancelled. It was always a seasonal suspension and it was always coming back in 2010

True, so let me rephrase that then I going to say that they will announce a summer seasonal suspension before it starts back up.  Wink



Living in LA, ORD/MDW will always be home!
User currently offlineSevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3713 times:



Quoting Timberwolf24 (Reply 20):
True, so let me rephrase that then I going to say that they will announce a summer seasonal suspension before it starts back up.

Deal. I guess one of us is going to have to eat our words in about 8 months time  Wink



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineYeogeo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 890 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3641 times:



Quoting Sevenheavy (Reply 19):
The route was never cancelled. It was always a seasonal suspension and it was always coming back in 2010

Well sure enough it was! (just went back and looked at the announcement in July)
I'd missed that. Starting it up two months later than previously announced, however.
http://www.airlineroute.net/2009/07/...antic-drops-chicago-in-winter.html

yeo



One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. Voltaire
User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3392 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 18):
Just to add to the gossip - in 2016, do you think Virgin Atlantic will fly UK people to the Chicago Olympics in A380s, 787s or other planes?


Wonder how many people will fly to the Chicago Olympics in 787s operated by any airlines?

I do not know how many a.net people are pleased or sad that Chicago missed out on the games. For me, as an outside observer I was hoping Chicago would be the one, but maybe your citizens are happy that Rio won.

After my questions about why would anyone want to go to Chicago, I am sure Chicago should be part of my next trip to America, especially to catch up with a.net people in the region.

Maybe if AirNewZealand or Qanas has an inaugural.


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3138 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 6):
Does anyone from UK go to Chicago in summer, for a holiday? Why would they?

Because you might be able to walk outside every day for a whole week without the need to carry an umbrella.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 9):
I think they will just have it as a seasonal summer route from now on. Too much capacity on ORD-LHR during the winter me thinks.

The problem is that season routes are supposed to serve places that are popular with leisure travelers during high season, such as Florida, Rocky Mountain ski resorts, or the Caribbean in the winter, and Vancouver and Alaska in summer.

It seems to me that Chicago and London generate a fair amount of business travel year round. And with VS having a very good product, whether in the front or the back of the plane, you would think that it would try to go after the business travelers to sustain year-round flying.

Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 14):
I am sure the winters are not that bad, but it was someone from California who told me Chicago was the coldest place he had even visited.

Obviously, your friend has never been to the Twin Cities. Winter weather in Minnesota makes northeastern Illinois seem somewhat tropical.


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