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User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Earlier today I was booking airfare from ORD-RSW-ORD for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Out of ORD you basically have a few nonstop choices, one of them is/was U5. I know that U5 is slowly shutting down operations (I believe as the leases on the planes expire they are not extending them). When I looked for flights between ORD-RSW, there were no U5 flights in the entire month of November. Have routes already been cut from the U5 schedule or is this a seasonal route that has not started or will not start up now?


An American expat living and working in Australia
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User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2361 times:
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Quoting csturdiv (Thread starter):
Have routes already been cut from the U5 schedule or is this a seasonal route that has not started or will not start up now?

Unless the domestic flights appear somewhere else, Apple's forward schedule doesn't show any flights ORD-RSW:

http://www.applevacations.com/flight-schedule/mdw-midway_ord-ohare/

It does show Frontier starting to replace USA3000 on a couple of the ORD routes - HUX and MBJ.

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aeternum nauta
User currently offlineripcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2205 times:

on a side note I did see a SWA parked around M-5-9 ish this am....

User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2096 times:

I saw F9, AK and AM in their schedule and did not understand why, but now I know. Is this temporary? Are they going to get new planes?

User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2075 times:
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Quoting WROORD (Reply 3):
I saw F9, AK and AM in their schedule and did not understand why, but now I know. Is this temporary? Are they going to get new planes?

As above, USA3000 is closing down, the aircraft are being returned to the lessors over the next few months.

Frontier has signed a seven year contract with Apple Vacations to replace that flying and more. For example, Frontier has already taken over the PHL flying for Apple:

http://www.applevacations.com/flight-schedule/phl-philadelphia/

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Looks like they haven't stopped all flights yet between ORD-RSW, there are some flights showing up in December around Christmas. I am not sure if the site is not showing flights since they are sold out, or if there are just a small handfull of U5 flights now. I flew them once between ORD-RSW and it was a nice flight and a nice crew. Shame to see them leave, as it was a good alternative from AA and NK into RSW.


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User currently offlineA300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Gonna miss flying with them. It was the only low cost (when it was) airline that had good service. What a shame.

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