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UA Service ORD-Caribbean 2006  
User currently offlineUALORD From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 73 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

I was wondering if UA ever had service to St. Lucia and NAS from ORD. I was also wondering i f anybody knew the aircraft/schedule for the flights(like times). Here was really what I could on ly find on the St. Lucia flight and NAS.

http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article19681.html


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UALORD

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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2864 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Quoting UALORD (Thread starter):
NAS from ORD

AA [Eagle] flew the ORD-NAS route on CR7s, while UA (briefly) served NAS from IAD. I don't ever remember UA serving St. Lucia, but maybe it was a seasonal weekly service for a year or two.

ORD has never had all that much service to the Caribbean. Chicagoans seem to stick to Florida, Mexico, and even Hawaii, while the Caribbean remains primarily an East Coast getaway. In addition to cruises, there are plenty of easy connections through CLT, ATL, MIA, and SJU available to those that do want to go, though. Will be interesting to see what happens after the UA/CO merger, though, as CO has a very robust Caribbean network. ORD could see quite a bit more service to the Caribbean on the new UA than it ever has...



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User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

SJU is extremely popular in winter (ton of O&D). Also, try getting a flight on AA from ORD-MIA in Dec, Jan, Feb, and Mar. There is a reason there are 4x 767 on the route! Many connections to the Caribbean. Jet Blue has mentioned ORD-West Coast, Florida, and Caribbean Routes ( http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...line-mergers-airline-consolidation ).

Outside of SJU, AA has added MBJ and CUN service. UA flies to AUA, PLS, GCM, MBJ, STT, and SXM during winter. Add more flights, and the locals will fly there!


User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 720 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Despite what the linked article says, I am 99.9 percent sure UA has never served St. Lucia, or at least didn't in 2006 or since. I am only slightly less confident that UA has only ever served NAS from IAD, and even that didn't last long.

I flew UA Chicago-Aruba in the summer of 2006, I believe. I remember the gate area at O'Hare--our flight to AUA from one gate and a flight to CMH next door, with a shared seating area in between. You could tell who was going where, if not by the Aloha shirts and flip-flops of the AUA pax, then by the scowls on the faces of the CMH pax who had to listen to us and the pilots and gate agents make announcements about the Aruba weather, etc.



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2864 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting GlobalCabotage (Reply 2):
Jet Blue has mentioned ORD-West Coast, Florida, and Caribbean Routes ( http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...line-mergers-airline-consolidation ).

JetBlue has also mentioned int'l flying from LAX. In either case, I'll believe it when I see it.

Condescension aside, I have always championed the idea of B6 expansion from ORD. The article specifically mentions "tourist destinations in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean" and then "MCO, FLL, TPA, SRQ, and SJU". There are many exciting possibilities for B6 to exploit from ORD (in addition to his list, I could see West Coast markets like OAK, SAN, etc.), if it is brave enough to challenge the UA/AA duopoly!



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