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VS Returns To ORD In May  
User currently offlineYeogeo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 882 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7250 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.


Yokoso! to my world
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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

Good news, I thought it was permanently cancelled too.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 957 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7139 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 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7018 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, 2078 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7016 times:

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

User currently offlineTimberwolf24 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6893 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 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6674 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, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6440 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, 3602 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6428 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, 2909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6408 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, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5442 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, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5290 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, 2614 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4915 times:
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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, 957 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4730 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 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4254 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, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4063 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, 882 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4048 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



Yokoso! to my world
User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2830 posts, RR: 45
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4041 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 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3712 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: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3648 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, 575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3629 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: 10
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3603 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, 882 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3531 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



Yokoso! to my world
User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3282 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, 5254 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3028 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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