Twa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3150 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1589 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?
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Mitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1537 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