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Chicago O'Hare A380 Ready?  
User currently offlinefinnishway From Finland, joined Jul 2012, 309 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11440 times:

I know A380 can land and take off from ORD, but is it suitable for airline operations?

Are there any gates for A380? Are the taxiways wide enough?

Which airline will most likely be the first A380 operator to ORD? BA? LH?

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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11364 times:

I'm fairly certain that T5 at ORD isn't A380 ready yet. I think there are plans in the pipeline to get one or two gates VLA ready. And to answer who will be first, I have no dea, last I heard LH wanted to send the 748 to ORD.


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User currently onlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4276 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11354 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 1):
I'm fairly certain that T5 at ORD isn't A380 ready yet. I think there are plans in the pipeline to get one or two gates VLA ready. And to answer who will be first, I have no dea, last I heard LH wanted to send the 748 to ORD.

There is one problem with that. LH flights depart from T1, so even if T5 became equipped to handle the A380, I don't think T1 is, and I can't see UA spending money to make T1 A380 capable.


User currently offlinestrfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11299 times:
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the B748i could operate from the C concourse of T1,

User currently offlinelotpilot16 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10996 times:

Quoting strfyr51 (Reply 3):

The B748i can depart from the B concourse as well, B17 is capable of handling the aircraft. The parking position and jetways were changed to accommodate this aircraft

[Edited 2013-02-04 08:32:57]

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User currently onlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4276 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10970 times:

I didn't read the full post about the 748. That makes a lot more sense now that I see that.

User currently onlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10901 times:
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I still can't believe that ORD being one of the top 5 airports in the world still can't accept A-380!

User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10861 times:

Quoting sovietjet (Reply 6):
I still can't believe that ORD being one of the top 5 airports in the world still can't accept A-380!

Why does it have to? Are there any routes that demand that kind of capacity?



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10818 times:

Quoting sovietjet (Reply 6):
I still can't believe that ORD being one of the top 5 airports in the world still can't accept A-380!

Several US airports, including ATL and ORD have a lot of traffic in terms of aircraft movements. But much of this traffic is narrowbodies and regional jets. Compare with a place like HKG, where most of the traffic is widebodies. As iFlyLOTs says if there are no routes which require the capacity...



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User currently offlinefinnishway From Finland, joined Jul 2012, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10688 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 7):
Why does it have to? Are there any routes that demand that kind of capacity?

I would say ORD-LHR and ORD-FRA have demand enough to operate with A380.

[Edited 2013-02-05 03:14:27]

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22995 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10649 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
As iFlyLOTs says if there are no routes which require the capacity...

With multiple 388 operators operating multiple daily flights to ORD, there's no question that there are routes that require the capacity. Of course, it may be that more frequency on smaller aircraft makes sense for an individual operator, but it should be commercial concerns, not facilities constraints, driving that decision.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 10535 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 10):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
As iFlyLOTs says if there are no routes which require the capacity...

With multiple 388 operators operating multiple daily flights to ORD, there's no question that there are routes that require the capacity. Of course, it may be that more frequency on smaller aircraft makes sense for an individual operator, but it should be commercial concerns, not facilities constraints, driving that decision.

Fair enough. But those operators presumably get better yields on their 388s somewhere else. Maybe when more have been delivered...



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22995 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10512 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 11):
But those operators presumably get better yields on their 388s somewhere else.

Maybe. Using a facility that isn't ready for the aircraft has costs, and in the marginal case that might make the difference.



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User currently offlineCaryjack From United States of America, joined May 2007, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10222 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 7):
Are there any routes that demand that kind of capacity?

Good question. A little OT but which US airports are A-380 ready...LAX, SFO, JFK, MIA?
Thanks,
Cary


User currently offlineUA787DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10205 times:

Quoting Caryjack (Reply 13):
which US airports are A-380 ready...LAX, SFO, JFK, MIA?

JFK, LAX, SFO, MCO, IAD, IAH, MIA, ATL, off the top of my head and most likely many more.


User currently offlinejcwr56 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 495 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9992 times:

A quick update for those that are interested.

* No A380 operations until 10/28C is finished this year.

* It's going to cost around $8MM to reconfigure M15 to handle the A380. Duel bridge operation if everything pans out. The goal is to get it approved and completed before or when 10/28C opens up.

* If an A380 operates to ORD, it will need to arrive and depart from T5. Logistically, it is to hard to move around the core terminal area.


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