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3rd Hub At Ord?  
User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:

In reading the news about the possible expansion at ORD I remember Mayor Daley talking about getting a third airline to make a hub out of the airport. I'm sure many airlines would jump at this chance. If the expansion goes through and the new terminal is built what airline do you think will get this opportunity? How would they decide what airline gets the new gate space? I read someting about Jet Blue, but I can't find the article now. Any thoughts?


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User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1010 times:

A third hub at ORD seems highly unlikely. As it is now UAL and AA pretty much dominate O&D out of Chicago. And just south of ORD we all know WN, ATA and the others keep fares competitive to just about anywhere in the US as well. I'm not sure if Dailey doesn't know airline economics or was just trying to look good politically to push the airport agenda, but even 2 airline hubs at 1 airport is a bad idea.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 979 times:

could depend on the airline. JetBlue or AirTran might pull it off, but USAirways or Continental, no. would have to be a viable low-fare alternative to AA/UA.



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User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 974 times:

Do you think that most of the new capacity at ORD will be just UA and AA just adding flights? Maybe an airline/airlines might try to make a focus city out of ORD. But this would be a good opportunity for Jet Blue to get into the Chicago market. (even if they didn't make it a hub)


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 967 times:

new capacity i think will be evenly distributed. AA/UA adding flights as well as other carriers who want to expand there. plus more foreign flights. could be a oneworld/Star mega fight in the making.


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