So, will ORD become primarily a domestic connecting hub for AA with some international service to its partner's hubs at NRT and LHR? Plus some seasonal leisure routes to Europe and the Caribbean? (I do applaud their growth in those markets). But is this sustainable for AA? I would imagine there woul...Jump to post
It doesn't make sense to me, either. For some unknown reason, UA does not want to add anything to Mediterranean destinations from ORD, despite the fact that there are a lot of Chicagoans that do go to that part of the world frequently. No other carriers go to ATH from ORD, either. In contrast, AA h...Jump to post
But, if you goto Google maps and turn off the 3D (upper left "hamburger" icon), you will see the most recent satellite view. Update: Google has changed how to change the satellite view. If you are seeing the 3D version of the satellite view, goto the "hamburger" icon drop down m...Jump to post
In any case Barcelona locals have a disdain for tourists: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/barcelona-locals-hate-tourists-why-reasons-spain-protests-arran-airbnb-locals-attacks-graffiti-a7883021.html And tourists have heard! https://www.tourism-review.com/barcelona-loses-million...Jump to post
Does anyone have a phasing diagram for the work related to RWY 27C. I'm assuming it is a little early for a phasing diagram for O'hare 21. Finally, is the existing terminal for the APM getting torn down because of RWY 27C? I don't have what you are looking for and I doubt anything like that exists ...Jump to post
This will likely help them funnel more of the TLV connecting traffic through IAD and focus EWR/TLV on O&D. They are clearly going after some form of O&D on this route though. If it was going to be about connections, they would have opted for ORD. Not if they are trying to build connections ...Jump to post
I would think UA would have better success on IAD-MIA. For AA, it was probably mostly O&D on the Washington D.C. end of things and IAD is not the preferred O&D airport. But for UA, they can connect from the northern US, Canada, Europe and Asia through IAD as well as pick up O&D. I am gla...Jump to post
I would think UA would have better success on IAD-MIA. For AA, it was probably mostly O&D on the Washington D.C. end of things and IAD is not the preferred O&D airport. But for UA, they can connect from the northern US, Canada, Europe and Asia through IAD.Jump to post
I am actually a little shocked they don't already fly there. Mexico only has three countries that it borders. I would assume there would be air service to it's neighbors. As to why BZE rather than CTM? If this is more for tourism as suggested, so much of the tourism for Belize is accessed through BZ...Jump to post
Just came across some videos of a few days ago about the recovery efforts and a tour of the temporary facilities at SXM by the Acting Chief Operations Officer. Should be quite educational for the "totally destroyed and it can't be done and/or will take years before any plane will return" ...Jump to post
Seems like the flight crew isn't the only panicked ones here... shame on CNN for using the word "plummets" as click-bait... in the video, they also used the words "suddenly dropped 20,000 feet" and "fell from 34,000 to 10,000 feet". Sounds like the plane "DESCENDED...Jump to post
I stand corrected, 8 times larger!!!Jump to post
I know your drawing is rough but that bridge seems like an enormous overkill, no? I agree that the security area was undersized and needs to be larger, but 5 times larger?Jump to post
This quote from yesterday's statement has me confused: "St. Maarten as a destination has been hit hard and the road to recovery is long, but we still do have some hotel inventory that can be serviced and we still want potential investors here." Are they saying that there is some hotel inve...Jump to post
The biggest constraint at LAX is geography... with no large land mass west of California (until you hit Australia or Asia), there will be limited opportunities for connections. For most people living in the US, LAX is only a good gateway for Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and French Polynesia.Jump to post
I saw this on another forum... Air Canada YYZ - SXM: resumes Dec 16 (1 weekly) Air Caraibes ORY - SXM: resumes Oct 7 (2 weekly) PTP - SXM: resumes Oct 13 (3 weekly) Air France CDG - SXM: resumes Oct 29 (6 times per week, Tuesday service axed - was daily last winter) Air Transat YYZ - SXM: resumes De...Jump to post
Thank you ORDfan for the information on the new L gates. stlgph: I trust that UA, AA and ORD will use of the known stats of how they currently use (and will use in the future) their gates for their international operations and pretty easily figure out what they need from the new T2. The diagram we h...Jump to post
It doesn't say how it will be connected and the diagram doesn't show it. Not sure what that means exactly. I never quite understood how that would work... you check in a western terminal and take a train or something to your concourse... fine. But when you arrive, how does your bag know to goto the ...Jump to post
Putting his comments aside, the airline industry in the US has come a long way and I think they have finally figured out some sort of equilibrium post deregulation, it took 35 years and many bankruptcies. The airlines will have years with losses but they shouldn't be crippling. No more flying presti...Jump to post
A couple of things: 1) From reading the article, this plan seems to be a product of both the City and the Airlines... while not a final plan, it sounds as though everyone agrees to this in concept so that is why they submitted this to the FAA. 2) I think the discuss between who wins between UA and A...Jump to post
I am a little surprised at the level of damage to the terminal. Wouldn't one expect a major civic and modern facility to hold up better under hurricane conditions? I hope they replace the roof with something more resilient. This will have anmajor impact on some of the neighboring islands also, some ...Jump to post
Any chance that the new T2 could be a sterile area so international pax could transfer to other international flights without having to go through US Customs? Can't see this paranoid current administration allowing it and given ORD's geographic location, maybe not even that big of a benefit to the A...Jump to post
Great news! Very exciting development for ORD! I love this plan much more than the previous schematics they provided for a couple of reasons: 1) It keeps T1 (B&C) mostly intact which I think is architecturally one of the best in the US; 2) It keeps the T2 arrivals building intact, the only part ...Jump to post
Awesome news! Congrats to UA, AA and the City on coming together on a deal like this, I knew it was going to happen.
Thank you kngkyle for keeping this thread going!
9C-27C started last year https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ohare-runway-center-20160810-story,amp.html Thank you! 14R/32L will be removed in 2019 9C/27C will be completed in 2020 The extension of 9R/27L will be in completed in 2021 That should complete the run...Jump to post
Local news in San Diego said Delta is 1st airline to offer texting. Huh? I've been texting on UA for over a year now! My wife and I have also been texting on our iPhone on UA for free...but can't figure out why or how??? This happens when we don't pay for wifi also... To all of the Delta fanboys......Jump to post
I am anxiously awaiting for news from ORD about the future of the terminals. Hopefully something big will be announced by the end of the year. The only terminal construction that is happening for sure is the expansion to T3 Concourse L - 5 Gates. With the lack of information coming out about this pr...Jump to post
ryan78 wrote:The only time it was really a problem was Saturday afternoons, which was SXM's busiest day by far compared to other days.(
A388 wrote:If it really was feasible they would have done this a long time ago already. There's no room for these taxiways.
A new taxiway would require filling a little of the bay and a new road. Not sure what the environmental impact would be and how strict the environmental regulations are here. Although the Dutch are experts holding back the sea.Jump to post
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are to everyone affected by Irma on St. Martin/Sint Maarten. I have been thinking about the future of SXM once the rebuilding begins and tourism starts to bounce back. It will, but it will take time. I think SXM is still best situated to serve as a gateway...Jump to post
Great to see the tourism business booming in Portugal! Visited in 2011 with my wife and 1 year old daughter and loved it. Perfect combination of sites, food, weather, culture... and the people all seemed so genuinely happy to have us there. Quite a difference from other popular European destinations...Jump to post
MaxTrimm wrote:UA announced EWR-PDL last week. That’s (I’m sure) the reason they are starting it.
DL sent a rescue flight today to St. Thomas to get some US citizens out that have been stuck on the island since the hurricane. DL is flying a 757 is flying ATL-STT-SJU-DTW this afternoon. Good to hear! I have a friend that is stranded in Turks. Couldn't get out before the storm and still can't get...Jump to post
A plane landed at SBH yesterday and is open for rescue operations.
Some good photos and discussions here:
https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showth ... ort-runway
https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showth ... n-thursday
Found some photos of the damage in St. Bart's: https://twitter.com/bienglace/status/905610697656107009 Although flooded, the roofs of the buildings in Gustavia look relatively intact. The cars at the airport rental lot look like they were tossed around like toys. The pictures look better than I thou...Jump to post