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Question About CO 3 Years Ago...

Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:39 am

i was looking through Continental Airlines ORD schedules and I noticed that in 1997 (the year i was looking at) they had a daily flight from ORD Chicago O'Hare to Seattle, San Diego and Boston.
here are the schedules

CO 164 ORD-BOS dep: 6:00AM
CO 165 ORD-SAN dep: 10:05PM
CO 241 ORD-SEA dep: 10:15PM

I don't know what aircraft these were operated by... but I was just thinking, if a flight leaves to fly to the west coast at 10:05PM or 10:15PM from Chicago, it wont get there until like 12:30 or 1AM... why did CO have these flights?

Anyone have any more info?

thanks.
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RE: Question About CO 3 Years Ago...

Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:41 am

NW also had

NW 6 ORD-BOS dep: 3:10PM


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RE: Question About CO 3 Years Ago...

Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:25 am

CO added these flights in order to respond to United's entry into some prime CO markets, most notably EWR-BOS. The idea was to send UA a "message" by putting in flights out of their hub. In order not to reduce any other flying, these aircraft were deployed at a time when they would have been overnighting in ORD. Basically they flew ORD to the west and back in time for their normal morning service to a hub. These flights didn't last long. Just long enough to get UA out of where they shouldn't be  Big grin
 
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RE: Question About CO 3 Years Ago...

Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:54 am

Mitchell's right, UAL was adding flights into EWR. CAL returned the favor at ORD, after UAL blinked CAL pulled back the ORD flying.
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RE: Question About CO 3 Years Ago...

Thu Jan 31, 2002 12:03 pm

UA tried at least twice to bulk up at EWR... note that UA operated EWR-NRT with a 747SP in the early 1990s.

UA owned more than just one whole finger in the terminal...

Enter UA's LAX expansion. In exchange for gate space at T6, UA traded with CO its extra gates at EWR and reduced service there while CO reduced service at LAX.

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