I always wondered about this, thank you for asking. I am shocked if airlines don't have a policy requiring the F/As to clean the bathrooms at some sort of interval for any flights over 3ish hours. They don't need to do a thorough deep cleaning, but emptying the trash, refilling the soap and towels, ...Jump to post
For those interested, the new AA 5 gate concourse opens up today. First flight scheduled to arrive at 0626 gated to L22. I am interested! That is awesome news even though I rarely fly AA anymore. But why is no one talking about this? Nothing on the CDA or AA websites! Nothing in the news anywhere. ...Jump to post
...the intention is all Star and oneworld partners exchange with each other at T2/satellites. Even non-affiliated but cooperating, like AS and AA... Thank you! That's what we were all hoping for: no more transiting between T-5 and T-1/2/3 for inter-alliance connections. That is great news, I hope i...Jump to post
Now the illustrations of T5 seem to have too many international gates, but that can easily be adjusted. SkyTeam: DL / AF / AM / AZ (seasonal if they survive), KE, MU, plus non-affiliated. T5 won't be too many gates if they plan to put the One World and Star Alliance "non-core" partners ov...Jump to post
And then I read forward to page 9: (I wish I could post it, but it's one huge xeroxed file) Intl pax will ascend to a third-floor corridor network that includes APC kiosks that lead to escalators that descend down to a sterile tunnel that leads to escalators that connect to the OGT (global terminal...Jump to post
About time! But disappointing that it is going down the middle of the terminal complex rather than making a "U" like ORD, EWR, JFK and SFO and hitting every terminal directly. Granted LAX has a tighter terminal complex, it will still be a walk. I took the Metro last year from Downtown to L...Jump to post
Didn't realize AA was building a giant new hanger facility and support offices until I saw it off I-90 this morning. It's really hard to miss now: the structure is noticeably taller than the existing hanger next door. The contractor's page notes that it can hold six 737's, but it is also looks cert...Jump to post
Market Watch (forgotten all about them- they're still publishing, I guess) has an article on Moody's recent "credit negative" rating. Nothing new, really, but the headline photo made me laugh: a stock photo of O'Hare 20 years ago with UA planes in battleship gray. Nothing like an outdated...Jump to post
In all of the Latin American schools we are taught that America is ONE continent. Theres even a song by Latin superstar Luis Miguel called "America". Now in the USA they divided it in school, but then again I have American friends that asked me how was my trip to Czechoslovakia and Yugosl...Jump to post
How soon before construction starts? That will depend on the design. Not sure if they have hired architects yet to design the buildings or if they had to wait until the bond was issued. If they did hire architects, I bet they aren't very far into the design process. T5 could be on a different track...Jump to post
If anyone hasn't seen this site covering the modernization program, you may find its worth a look. The renderings are the most detailed I've seen. http://www.flychicago.com/sites/ohare21/home/Pages/default.aspx yeo Thank you for sharing. The amount of Jumbo 747s they show at T5 compared to the new ...Jump to post
ILS28ORD wrote:Here is a video from the ramp of the LH A350 arriving at ORD for the first time.
When is the terminal repair/upgrades for SXM scheduled to be completed? Is there any data on what percentage of hotels are back open now and what will be back open in the summer, fall? Also, what non-stop flights from the US are coming back for the 2018-19 season? I did a quick check on UA and see O...Jump to post
https://chicago.legistar.com/Legislatio ... s=&Search=
All of the images above are from the ordinance....
I would be curious to know what airport you all think draws more from NW Indiana, making it difficult for GYY to retain regular passenger service: MDW or SBN? SBN is probably double the distance but with less traffic, maybe about the same or better most times of the day. Plus, less traffic means mor...Jump to post
With the final T3 configuration, it seems like there is a lot of unused tarmac space. It seems like they could have one additional finger pointing southeast.Jump to post
Interesting that all of this is coming out today. Amazon reps are coming tomorrow.
This is all mind blowing exciting! I need a drink.
Looks like for T3, the portion of the building from the curb to the check-in desks is renovated and everything behind the desks is new... which makes sense considering the front part of T2 and street canoe is mostly new and a large space that generally works. The TSA space behind it doesn't. But the...Jump to post
klemma24 wrote:15/33 is due to be decommissioned 3/29 and will be a taxiway to help facilitate taxiways needed to be closed for the rest of 9C/27C to be built.
OMG, where are you people getting your information? Stephen Wolf left United in 1994. United moved it's headquarters to downtown (77 W. Wacker) in 2007 under Glenn Tilton. United started moving into the Sears Tower in 2010 and finished in 2013 under Glenn Tilton and then Jeff Smisek in 2012. I belie...Jump to post
1) For a plan this size, I sure hope it is 2025. But knowing how long it takes to do things in Chicago and that it will take a lot of time until T2 can start, 2025 seems aggressive :) Agreed it's aggressive but, for their part, Chicago has done an amazing job with the ORD modernization so far... Al...Jump to post
Will the new global terminal have US Immigration/Customs facility? Or will all int'l arrivals still go to T5? I'm sure this has already been discussed so sorry to ask. Hopefully 25 years from now when this is done, we can be done with the PITA T5-T123 transfer process. The new T2 will handle Star A...Jump to post
MODS: Suggest revising the title to: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA and City make Agreement on ExpansionJump to post
Does anyone know where these 3 gates are going? Is there room at the end of the existing L concourse to have planes park on the end? Or would this be 3 more gates at the end of the L Stinger concourse? If the Stinger, would the stinger make an L and head north for 3 gates? Now that we are moving for...Jump to post
AA and Rahmbo have worked out a deal: “City Hall will speed up construction of three new gates American would use in the future” “The agreement came as the Chicago City Council on Thursday is set to begin its consideration of Emanuel’s blockbuster, eight-year O’Hare overhaul that would include a sta...Jump to post
If the bag won't fit underneath the seat, the passenger, luggage and animal should be taken off the plane and some alternative arrangements found with the sincerest of apologies. Bingo. I think there need to be some serious tightening and clarification of the rules to prevent this sort of thing fro...Jump to post
This is terrible, the picture of the 8 women on the trip is haunting. My prayers to the loved ones. I am curious about this quote from the BBC article. "Data from the FlightRadar24 website shows that about 80 minutes after taking off the jet rapidly gained altitude and then dropped more than 3,...Jump to post
Is anyone else surprised that PHL didn't have a non-stop to Mexico City already? 7th largest metro area in the US with no direct flight to the capital and largest city to our enormous neighboring country. PHL punches way under its weight as an MSA for O&D traffic. 7th largest MSA and 19th in do...Jump to post
Does anyone think that the City has sided with UA because they think UA will do more with the gates than AA would? The growth for AA and UA has undoubtedly been hampered by the old runway configuration and now the lack of gates...but it seems UA has done more with what they have and AA has just stag...Jump to post
I don't think AA is going anywhere, ORD will not be dominated by UA anymore than it already is. But I don't think this will help AA in the long run. I think they will be left out of the negotiations and that will hurt them.Jump to post
I know there is a LOT (haha) of Polish people in Chicago, so much so, that when I was there for work, I spotted a Polish language television station. But are there that many Canadians? It seems there is almost 20 flights a day between Chicago and Toronto, which can be driven in about a day. I have ...Jump to post
UA has 8 Euro destinations besides FRA, how can this mean that "all ORD pax through FRA on LH" is really a thing? To clarify my generalization... if you are trying to fly ORD to Europe through UA, and to a destination other than the 8 you mention, UA will primarily route you through FRA o...Jump to post
I am going to bet that UA and AA already have sizable portions of hispanic staff. Hispanics make up 16.7% of the US population but the hubs were they operate have a significantly higher percentage: MIA 65%, IAH 44%, LAX 48%, ORD, 28%... just to name a few. I would love for UA and AA to come back wit...Jump to post
But VFR aside, I think the case for ORD-ATH is the tourism boom going on in Greece. Add in a sprinkle of VFR and a sprinkle of business travelers and voila... In addition, UA has the ability to sprinkle in some connecting pax onto Aegean but first they should start code sharing with them, can't beli...Jump to post
That would be great. I would add FCO to the BCN and VCE group. I am happy to see AA expanding it's seasonal international routes from ORD but I wonder if these routes are heavy leisure routes. I am sure they are making money on them but is this a tell that AA is shifting towards a more leisure summ...Jump to post
I would argue that you need not only 1 "mid-continent" hub but need several:
UA has 3: ORD, IAH and DEN
DL has 3: MSP, DTW and SLC
AA has 3: ORD, DFW and PHX
I could see AA starting ORD-ATH next summer on the 788. That would be in line with their recent TATL adds from ORD: BCN and VCE. Also, it wouldn't be a new station for them as they already fly to ATH from PHL. That would be great. I would add FCO to the BCN and VCE group. I am happy to see AA expan...Jump to post
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-o ... story.html
Interesting article about long-haul flights from ORD...
Is this really Chicago politics or is just typical tough business negotiations 101?Jump to post
At what point do we think we would start to see some architectural renderings of the new concourses and "architectural upgrades" for the other terminals? I don't think the City Council has voted on this yet or if they need to. It seems like it isn't a done deal yet but will be shortly. I ...Jump to post
On another note, as has been alluded to many times, AA has a strong O&D following in Chicago. It's likely that they have a notably higher percentage of Chicago-based O&D traffic than UA. They're not going anywhere. AA absolutely has a strong O&D base here which is why they aren't going ...Jump to post
Hopefully just posturing so AA can negotiate a better deal. Could be easily resolved with Rahmbo cracking some skulls and a lot of swearing... Wonder if this will still go before the City Council today or not...Jump to post