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User currently offlinePanamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I was wondering, could a 757 fly between MDW and either LHR or LGW? I know the biggest equip. MDW can hold is a 757, is that true? -or could a 767 fly in there?

Any info appreciated.

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 774 times:

You recall that United flew DC10's into Kona when it was a 6500-ft runway, and AA flew A300's out of St Thomas when it was officially 5350 (?) ft. But don't know whether anything could get out of MDW with a worthwhile payload nonstop to LHR.

User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 763 times:

MDW is my home airport so i no DC-10's fly there. 757, 727, 737, small planes, MD-80,90, Fokker F-100

flying_727


User currently offlineFlyBoy From United States of America, joined May 1999, 85 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 729 times:

It all depends on its weight, I would highly doubt that a fully-laden 757 taking off from MDW could go to LHR.

FlyBoy


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6476 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 707 times:

Even if a plane could make it from MDW to LHR, I have a strong feeling that it would never be allowed. American and United, who both operate international flights from O'Hare, would not take kindly to international competition out of MDW. They would both block any airline from attempting international service at MDW. Nevertheless, I do think it's a great idea, but given the physical limitations of MDW (runways are too short) and the politics of Chicago....it won't ever happen.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 700 times:

The runways are way too short for a long-haul flight, even a 757.

Jeff


User currently offlinePanamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 679 times:

Well, I know ATA flies '57's into MDW, thats why I wasnt sure. I know CAL flies one from CLE-LGW non-stop and CLE is right next to MDW. I was wondering because my VA is hubbed at MDW, not ORD, infact has no flights to ORD. I wanted to start service from MDW, so then all of our east coast hubs could have service to London. Our hubs: DTW, IAD, MDW, LAS, LAX (very very mini hub). Just wondering.

BTW- Our International 757's would most likely be configured with less seats (more comfort), which means lighter weight?

If someone could come up with some stats with the payload of a full 757 and if it could fly that route, it would be greately appreciated!


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