Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6468 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 624 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.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6049 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 557 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.
Panamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 529 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!