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Question About CO 3 Years Ago...  
User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

i was looking through Continental Airlines ORD schedules and I noticed that in 1997 (the year i was looking at) they had a daily flight from ORD Chicago O'Hare to Seattle, San Diego and Boston.
here are the schedules

CO 164 ORD-BOS dep: 6:00AM
CO 165 ORD-SAN dep: 10:05PM
CO 241 ORD-SEA dep: 10:15PM

I don't know what aircraft these were operated by... but I was just thinking, if a flight leaves to fly to the west coast at 10:05PM or 10:15PM from Chicago, it wont get there until like 12:30 or 1AM... why did CO have these flights?

Anyone have any more info?

thanks.
twa902


life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
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User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

NW also had

NW 6 ORD-BOS dep: 3:10PM


twa902



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineMitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

CO added these flights in order to respond to United's entry into some prime CO markets, most notably EWR-BOS. The idea was to send UA a "message" by putting in flights out of their hub. In order not to reduce any other flying, these aircraft were deployed at a time when they would have been overnighting in ORD. Basically they flew ORD to the west and back in time for their normal morning service to a hub. These flights didn't last long. Just long enough to get UA out of where they shouldn't be  Big grin

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Mitchell's right, UAL was adding flights into EWR. CAL returned the favor at ORD, after UAL blinked CAL pulled back the ORD flying.


Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

UA tried at least twice to bulk up at EWR... note that UA operated EWR-NRT with a 747SP in the early 1990s.

UA owned more than just one whole finger in the terminal...

Enter UA's LAX expansion. In exchange for gate space at T6, UA traded with CO its extra gates at EWR and reduced service there while CO reduced service at LAX.

SFO | Long live UA.


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