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by kordcj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Other details: * DL does move after T5 expansion (~2021) but other carriers (AS, NK, B6) will not move until everything's complete * "Preferential" gate assignments (as opposed to leases) begin 2021 (wondering who defines "preferential"??) * Three additional gates onto N side of...

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by kordcj
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

...And on a completely different subject... On my way though O'Hare a week ago I noticed an ANA 773 parked at Terminal One's gates B-16 or 17, which I have never seen before. Is this why Lufti's A-350 flight to Munich has been departing from T-5? (previously discussed upthread). That’s interesting,...

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by kordcj
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

August traffic statistics are finally available: https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Business/FactAndFigures/AirTraffic/0818%20ORD%20SUMMARY.pdf Another record-breaking month. Highest total passenger volumes in ORD history: 1. August 2018 - 8,100,976 2. July 2018 - 8,067,100 3. June ...

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by kordcj
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 65474

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Well said. No one is refuting the reason Chicago was chosen as HQ or the price of oil...its all about how the public perception of UA was fouled. I would be interested to see how other airlines have faired in Houston since the merger. Colloquially speaking it seems that other carriers have all grow...

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by kordcj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when. I was just in BNE 10 days ago, nice city and very cosmopolitan. Lots of young professionals and ...

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by kordcj
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets
Replies: 20
Views: 3293

Re: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets

Are all of AA’s A320s slated to be retired? If so when is the last one off property? First I’ve heard of the A320s leaving. Are the 319s going too?

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by kordcj
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30810

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Aic97 wrote:
What routes will the 787's be used on?

This is what I've been wondering. Since most of the 787s are based at SFO, could we see a small expansion to some additional European cities?

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by kordcj
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7643

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

BobbyPSP wrote:
Talk about coming from left field. But good to see. Anyone know off the top of their head what the business ties between ELP SAN and ELP Pacific NW are?


There’s a Seattle based space company that has a space port east of El Paso.

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by kordcj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

and I'll throw this out there....The first reapportion of gates will take place in April 2021 and then yearly after that. Each preferential carrier will be allotted based on actual activity and turns per gate. If you look at it this way, now's the time to start ramping up flight schedules to maximi...

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by kordcj
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2672

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

As a traveler, I'd be very wary booking a RJ flight into a major hub (especially when connecting to an international segment). A smart traveler would look at the operational stats for the flight rather than making a generalization. I think that becomes difficult to do in some situations. For instan...

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by kordcj
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Enilria's OAG Changes weekly post shows JAL is increasing ORD to more than daily: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403487 "JL NRT-ORD JUN 1.0>1.4[1.0]" No surprise, really; covering the route for American's reductions. Also may be not a surprise because I read abou...

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by kordcj
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2271

Re: NK coming to ELP?

I could also see NK doing BNA-ORD and quite possibly ELP-ORD. In a year ELP-ORD went from 1x daily on an AA CRJ-700 to 2x daily AA operated by 2 738 or 738 and E170 2x daily UA E-170 3x weekly on F9 And I believe Sunday only WN service to MDW. I think the market went from underserved to over satura...

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by kordcj
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3153

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

Did the city close the airport at all? From the photos online, looks like 190 was flooded. Man I can’t imagine the chaos.

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by kordcj
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Are you sure it’s not LX9? That flight leaves for ZRH at 1910 and it is a 77W.
Edited a few typos

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by kordcj
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii
Replies: 66
Views: 10991

Re: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii

I wonder if we'll keep seeing new MAX delivery allocated primarily to the routes where the NGs struggle – the remaining rotations for LAX/SFO to Hawai'i, then maybe ORD/IAH to Alaska and IAH to near South America – before we see them elsewhere in the system. Makes sense to fly 'em where they're nee...

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by kordcj
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 8809

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

IDB=Involuntary Denied Boarding

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by kordcj
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 7692

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

ORD has a gate capacity problem. The airfield is fine operationally. If all goes according to plan, ORD should get removed from the max capacity list in 2026 or sooner.

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 12215

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Didn’t realize DL surpassed UA in the NYC market. Between LGA/JFK, DL is just over 500 flights.
Sad to see ORD is still so 50 seater heavy.

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by kordcj
Wed May 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 24214

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. I don’t think...

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by kordcj
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

By the way... the airport employee facility mentioned above is visible as the large striped rectangular undefined space on the far west (left-hand) side of the overall site plan: http://www.flychicago.com/sites/ohare21/SiteCollectionImages/finalrender/ORD_Overall.png all renderings can be found her...

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by kordcj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

It’s surprising that they (NZ) aren’t going to depart from T1. Considering this is a UA JV flight like those of NH&LH. Can a 789 fit in concourse B/C easily?

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by kordcj
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD
Replies: 54
Views: 9741

Re: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD

I hope that SLC - ELP works for DL. I fly to ELP on DL twice a year and it's frustrating that ATL is the only n/s destination. It makes taking DL from ELP to the west impossible. Has DL ever tried LAX-ELP? ELP-SLC works well geographically for only three groups of pax: 1) those in SLC, 2) those in ...

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8603

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Far too often, passengers think they are 'special' or exempt from obeying airline rules or F/A's. Pax that bring on too much carry on into more crowded planes. Pax who can't tear away from their electronics, think they can bring on unruly or unnecessary animals, won't or can't control their behavio...

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by kordcj
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 4617

Re: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

At ORD sometimes 4L and 9L (now 9R) were used for departures, but never at the exact same time. I recall a staggered takeoff between the two runways. O’Hare tower was a real treat to listen to back then. I think that mode of operation is gone. I remember many arrivals on 9R and watching approaching ...

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by kordcj
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

From the Tribune article in post #163: "In January 2016, Emanuel rebooted the airport expansion plans with... a $1.3 billion deal to build O’Hare’s sixth and final east-west runway, de-icing pads to allow planes to take off more quickly and new taxiways to speed up the pace of planes going to ...

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by kordcj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Flanker7 wrote:
KLM will reduce it's 747 operation to ORD. It will be a combination of 777 and 747 as of now. Shame but with the 747 fleet shrinking fast it's inevitable.


Will the 777 be a -300 or -200?

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by kordcj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I believe the CDA actually supports commercial flights at GYY. I believe the strategy is if Gary becomes successful, it will reduce the "need" for a third airport in Peotone which doesn't seem to die. A blank slate airport in Peotone, for as stupid as it is, will be potentially a bigger t...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Let's just play pretend for a hot second. So if AA/UA can't come to an agreement on an O'Hare revamp, how long until a plan is unveiled to give Southwest a handful more gates at Midway....if you get what I mean. I’m not sure I get what you mean. Are you saying that the city will divert airport fund...

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by kordcj
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

AA said Thursday that it will run 15 shuttle flights each weekday between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The flights are scheduled to start April 4 using dedicated gates at the two airports The airline also promises free beer and wine in the main cabin. http://www.chicagotribune.co...

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by kordcj
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Isn’t MDW landlocked? How could they expand it? I'm referring specifically to expanding the terminal infrastructure, not the airfield/airport limits itself. As I mentioned above: as far as I know, 13L/31R is seldom-used, except for GA, and even then, I'm not convinced it's worth keeping at the expe...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1252
Views: 128025

Re: Chicago Aviation News

November data posted on ATD. Synopsis: ORD back in the black on YTD domestic passenger growth, and international growth continues to shine. MDW losing some ground on domestic Y-O-Y, which is weighing on yearly totals, despite also good international growth. Anyone have any theories on what's slowin...

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by kordcj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare terminal expansion design options
Replies: 20
Views: 5487

Re: O'Hare terminal expansion design options

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... serAgent=1

They were far more realistic on how to proceed with building out the terminal complex.
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The latest proposed plan for the terminal expansion can be found here
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... serAgent=1

They were far more realistic on how to proceed with building out the terminal complex.

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by kordcj
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6602

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

Overall by airline's hubs in terms of delays (best to worst) Where on EARTH are you getting these lists from? They're completely wrong! As one quick example, ORD outperformed SFO 11 out of 12 months in 2017 -- often by more than 10 points! To you and the others saying ORD is a disaster, have you ev...

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by kordcj
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2251
Views: 298410

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

50 Polaris seats seems like a high number? Could some of those be swapped out for the inevitable premium economy class seats?

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by kordcj
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30015

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Is the growth really constrained by gate availability though? Look at the operations numbers. Sure bigger planes need more space, but it would appear that flight ops are down nearly 300 flights per day from the peak. Does one 737/320 gate equal 3 50 seater gates?

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by kordcj
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30015

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Looks like tomorrow is forecast to be the busiest day for O'hare and Midway during this holiday window. Pretty decent year-over-year increases in estimated passenger traffic according to the CDA: 3.5% and 2% respectively for ORD and MDW. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2017/12/20/chicago-a...

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by kordcj
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10867

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

Bingo. The right frequency is one that makes money. As a non ORD based AA EXP, I avoid it like the plague. Horrible airport to connect in. I could see ORD continuing to be right sized for o&d.. and connections routed to less trainwrecky hubs What makes is so bad for you? Honestly just curious. ...

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by kordcj
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30015

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Western access would reduce the congestion on 190 as now all the people coming from the west could be dropped off without having to drive around the whole airport. I can’t quantify the numbers you seek, but I certainly hope the state did it’s homework on the benefits of such an expansion vs the cost...

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by kordcj
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 14858

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

I’ve often wondered this very same thing. UA would love this as they would finally have a hub that they can completely dominate the way DL does ATL. They are the only carrier of the big 3 who doesn’t have a hub with 700+ flights a day. This scenario would probably put ORD in the top 3 of busiest pas...

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by kordcj
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30015

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Although it is being discussed in another thread, it is worth mentioning here: ET will be flying to ORD in June 2018!!! Am excited to see the EH tails grace the airfield as well. Here's a new article that goes in a little more detail with the update. Really interesting fact about Addis Ababa take-o...

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by kordcj
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite two airliners currently in service
Replies: 39
Views: 2238

Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

77W and 789....they both have some legs on em

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by kordcj
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30015

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

Well this is exciting news for my most favourite place on earth. Could a longer term plan be to eventually destroy the C concourse and extend the add-on northward for future expansion? That gets rid of the “box”. If you look at the gap between present day B and the C add-on, they are almost identica...

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by kordcj
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?
Replies: 29
Views: 6413

Re: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?

The list presented is not reflective of airport ranking by aircraft movements is it?

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by kordcj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5418

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

For the life of me I can't understand the measurement. "Ratio of possible scheduled connections to the number of destinations served" But presented as an index? So ORD's measurement of 455 indicates there are on average 455 possible connections for every city served? It just seems strange...

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by kordcj
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30015

Re: The Illinois State Thread

When there is one VERY large market in a state....isn't it better to separate it from the rest of the state? But anyway...is B6 still trying to secure more gates @ ORD? I believe the numerous attempts to have a Chicago thread have never panned out. For whatever reason, the Chicago airports aren’t a...

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by kordcj
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/27/2017:AA Loads LAX-PEK; DL Drops SLC-GDL; F9 Trims MCO; NK Adds LAS-EWR, Drops IAH-PIT, LAX-PDX/SEA
Replies: 52
Views: 10494

Re: OAG Changes 8/27/2017:AA Loads LAX-PEK; DL Drops SLC-GDL; F9 Trims MCO; NK Adds LAS-EWR, Drops IAH-PIT, LAX-PDX/SEA

Has UA always reduced flights to China in winter from ORD?
PVG, PEK, and HKG are all less than daily in Feb

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by kordcj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14856

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Chicago and Milwaukee would be good contenders for a shared airport, could call it O'Hare.

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by kordcj
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3791

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

I remember it like it was yesterday. My first flight alone as a 9 year old.
UA968 ORD-EWR Dec 31, 1989
I was terrified. It was my first and last flight on a widebody trijet.

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by kordcj
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Summer '18 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2348

Re: ORD Summer '18 Thread

That's quite the wish list. I doubt ORD will ever see nonstop SIN. It's simply too far away. Does anyone have an idea of what UA's rebank at ORD entails? Other than more mainline to central IL, what else are they planning? I hope the city has realistic goals in mind for the new terminal complex, and...

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