Another way to look at this is the 787 has reduced the amount of double connections, especially over the Pacific, hard to argue. Someone that was flying AUS-SIN might have flown AUS-SFO-NRT-SIN. But now they can do AUS-SFO-SIN. That has eliminated the connection in one of the hubs, NRT, thereby cont...Jump to post
With the new runway construction at ORD, CPE is projected to rise significantly. I'd like to see the 2017 figure and the projections for 2018 through 2020. Shouldn't the 2015 CPE already include the three new runways? 9L/27R, 10C/28C & 10R/28L were already complete or nearing completion at that...Jump to post
I asked this same question the other day in this older thread.
Construction permits were reportedly issued in January yet still nothing, not even a basic plan.
This makes sense with their planes sitting down there already. Surprised that no US airlines did this earlier.Jump to post
Yes, but not T3L, according to this article, construction permits have already been issued.
http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/20/143 ... ction-news
But no plans issued to the public? Bizarre...even suspicious.
Chicago Dept. of Aviation has been quiet on the plans for the terminal core. Has anyone heard anything? We could use an update... T5 Expansion - Adding 9 gates. Announced 3 months ago. T5 A380 Gate. T3 - Concourse L Expansion - AA adding 5 Gates - Announced 11 months ago. Have we seen any specific a...Jump to post
Since ORD finished their runway reconfiguration it is not bad anymore congeston-wise... The congestion has moved from the runways to the gates. There is a severe gate shortage that forces planes to sit on taxiways and in penalty boxes waiting for an open gate, delays of 30-45 minutes is not uncommo...Jump to post
With AV announcing BOS-BOG today, it means that ORD may be more of a possibility now. Wow, if they can make BOS work, I would think ORD should be able to work. Chicago's metro area is double that of Boston and ORD has a huge amount of connection opportunities on UA. Chicago is only 100 miles further.Jump to post
I love the 787 and I believe it meets a lot of the demands for the existing/former 763, A332/3, 772 markets and also created a new market... but it doesn't it leaves a large market unfilled... most of the US-EU 763 market... plus the 757 transatlantic market... looking forward to seeing what Boeing ...Jump to post
Thanks for compiling this. Its good to see AA stepping it up in Chicago with the 787. Makes me want to switch to AA from UA! Why can't UA show ORD any 787Love? Great post. I'm surprised by the minimal Chinese carrier presence (less than daily on China Eastern and Hainan!) and the lack of South Amer...Jump to post
Have you put some thinking in your post? What criteria do you use for ranking a city? Let us start with akin to Brussels. I would rank the importance of Brussels quite a bit above Chicago for example. Brussels is a capital city, the headquarters of the EU and the headquarters of many international ...Jump to post
Paris is, however, is the worst I've experienced anywhere on this planet. This is something I've never really understood about France - they have such a welfare-state way of thinking, yet there is a *huge* subculture of "no papers" guys living rough over there. I'm quite a socialist guy m...Jump to post
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:This has been an issue at ORD for a while.
Nean1 wrote:Has anyone seen this movie? It's a must see! Most people would probably be curious to see the island.
I completely missed the 787-10 rollout :( This news warranted it's own thread! Congrats to Boeing, looks great. Although I prefer the look of the A350 when on the ground. Since the 787 sits lower to the ground, it looks more like a 737 to me. I think that is part of the beauty of the 757, it sits up...Jump to post
IAD has yet to see it's best days, they are coming. Just like JFK saw it's rebirth, so will IAD. DCA has limited growth potential and the metro region will continue to grow in the direction of IAD. The Silver Line will surely help...although it won't be the cure. The biggest mistake, IMHO, was not r...Jump to post
I still stand by what I said and that is the minority should never negatively impact the majority. Face mask and gloves or don't fly. It's getting all too common now. Perhaps better parenting would reduce the prevalence. I went to a major chain restaurant and all of the pastas were gluten free. I a...Jump to post
I sympathise but allergies these days are a badge of honour to some people. In all my years of flying people with severe nut allergies, NOT ONE has ever worn a surgical mask or worn gloves. If it was so deadly that a particle of peanut could cause a reaction, I'd make sure I took ALL precautions. O...Jump to post
Everyone seems to be making this a black or white issue. I have a lot of empathy for this woman as she obviously has some serious issues, either situational with her divorce or maybe mental illness. Plus, when you think of all she is done to get as far as she has as a pilot and she may have just thr...Jump to post
I think US airlines need to make a significant long term investment in their IT systems... Oscar spoke about it only two-weeks ago. Easier said then done. United CEO: There’s No Quick Fix for Airline IT Systems https://skift.com/2017/01/30/united-ceo-theres-no-quick-fix-for-airline-it-systems/ Some...Jump to post
I think US airlines need to make a significant long term investment in their IT systems...Jump to post
Are there any plans to replace any of the other terminals? From what I understand, the terminals are fairly tight. If so, how would they replace them without losing the two way aircraft ramp?Jump to post
I had a guy a few weeks back wave me down to tell me he had left his cell phone in the airport. We were taxiing for takeoff. He was very upset and very animated. It was only at that point that I smelled liquor on his breath. I coordinated with the cockpit. They called the agent and like a team we t...Jump to post
Chicago has very few South American residents for a city its size. Other than a fair number of Ecuadorians, there isnt much up there that will justify service based on community. I would be curious to see data that reflects that. You may be right but not that my own personal experience counts, I kn...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:An Airfrance 777 had to divert to Rarotonga, Cook Islands:
http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national ... ok-islands
People seem to forget that Berlin was entirely re-built since WWII and huge parts of the centre we re-built since reunification, a feat no US city has ever had to undertake and for the most part it was completed and is hugely successful, so in perspective BER is a small undertaking. Give Germany so...Jump to post
Reminds me a bit of the debacle involved in opening Denver International Airport over a decade ago. DIA was delayed 3 to 4 times (total delay about a year) due to an automated baggage handling system that they never did get to work. But the DIA delay was due primarily to just one system and if it w...Jump to post
Looks like there is a United 747-400 inbound to ORD right now. It is not a regularly scheduled flight but might really be the last -400 at ORD. Its N116UA so based on the info above will certainly be the last ORD flight for that frame. https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2100/c237421 Over Minnesota no...Jump to post
Wow, that is shocking. I assume they fly to HND already?Jump to post
I think some flight attendants could definitely learn some better methods of communicating with their passengers BUT, the flying public needs to learn that if flight attendant tells you to sit down, you sit down.Jump to post
kordcj wrote:Anyone around to notice UA 747s have left the building? Yesterday UA881 was the last scheduled flight operated by a 747.
This all looks great but it seems like this would have been a good idea a long time ago. The whole terminal complex is such a hodge podge and extremely inefficient. I haven't been to JFK for years but it seems like it would be wasteful to just replace T1 (built in 1998), T4 (built in 2001) and T8 (b...Jump to post
Have they still not found the plane? So sad to see a whole family wiped out. RIPJump to post
Who is the largest at ORD? AA or UA in terms of passengers flown. Thanks in advance for the answere. Last time I checked, AA had more daily departures. I don't have the numbers off hand but I believe UA is larger for both metrics at ORD, aircraft movements and passengers. I love ORD as my home airp...Jump to post
Other question: Can the new painting facility in Charleston fit two 787's at the same time? Must be, because otherwise they would have to send some of them to Victorville & Co. for painting? As per the article, yes, it has two bays! Congrats to Boeing and Charleston. I think it is exciting to s...Jump to post
I am very excited to see one of these in person! In addition to Chapter 11, I think the bigger reason UA didn't take a 77W earlier is that it didn't need it. UA already had a large 744 fleet that wasn't near retirement, yet, and a large 772 fleet. The 744 was already too much for them. The 77W is a ...Jump to post