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by United787
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13878

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

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, ...

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by United787
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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. ...

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by United787
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

...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...

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by United787
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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...

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by United787
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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...

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by United787
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6958

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

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...

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by United787
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18212

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Amazing the amount of airlines DL had to acquire or merge with to get where they are today. IIRC, UA's growth (with the exception of CO) was a much more organic growth with very few mergers...

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by United787
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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...

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by United787
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Also, I arrived back at ORD yesterday and flew over the consolidated car rental... it looks almost done from the air. We also taxied past the L Stinger gates and there was no sign of exterior construction, also looking close to being ready!

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by United787
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10716

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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 ...

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by United787
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13552

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

This is amazing! This news NZ up on my travel wish list!

I know people have talked about this for a long time but it seemed like a pipe dream...

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by United787
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Wow, so much news! I can't believe ORD is getting flights to New Zealand, that is amazing.

And now that the City Council voted in favor, no wasted time in shutting down 15/33!

Congrats to Chicago!

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by United787
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

https://youtu.be/V5yfHXOoTno


Thanks for sharing. Love the A350! More so than the 787 :)

But, I can never understand how someone can safely drive and shoot video at the same time...
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ILS28ORD wrote:
Here is a video from the ramp of the LH A350 arriving at ORD for the first time.

https://youtu.be/V5yfHXOoTno


Thanks for sharing. Love the A350! More so than the 787 :)

But, I can never understand how someone can safely drive and shoot video at the same time...

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by United787
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6505

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

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...

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by United787
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

_AA_777_MAN wrote:
Looks like LH has started A350 service today. Replacing the daily A340-600 with the A350-900 on MUC-ORD.


Is this the first A350 service to ORD? Taking this flight in September and looking forward to it?

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by United787
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

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by United787
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

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...

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by United787
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

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.

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by United787
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

Interesting that all of this is coming out today. Amazon reps are coming tomorrow.

This is all mind blowing exciting! I need a drink.

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by United787
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

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...

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by United787
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

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.


Wow, I didn't expect it to be closed so quickly! When is 9C/27C scheduled for completion? Fall 2019?

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by United787
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5741

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

MODS: Suggest revising the title to: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA and City make Agreement on Expansion

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by United787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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by United787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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by United787
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30839

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

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...

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by United787
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Turkish Jet crashes in Iran
Replies: 10
Views: 9866

Re: Breaking: Turkish Jet crashes in Iran

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,...

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by United787
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26434

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

At the end of the day, the confusion over which runway (02 or 20) didn't matter because they ended up "landing" perpendicular to both approaches. The pilots appear to have been completely disoriented.

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by United787
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7775

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

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...

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by United787
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7775

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

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.

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by United787
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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by United787
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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.

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by United787
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7331

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

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 ...

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by United787
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7331

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

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...

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by United787
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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by United787
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7331

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

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...

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by United787
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7331

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

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...

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by United787
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 3990

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

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

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by United787
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7331

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

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...

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by United787
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-o ... story.html

Interesting article about long-haul flights from ORD...
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-o ... story.html

Interesting article about long-haul flights from ORD...

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by United787
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

Is this really Chicago politics or is just typical tough business negotiations 101?

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by United787
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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 ...

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by United787
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 37318

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

The lack of glass has something to do with the walkway passing near a fueling facility that requires a certain firewall...

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by United787
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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 ...

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by United787
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40760

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

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...

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