ILS28ORD wrote:yeogeo wrote:Delta spokesperson: "We are okay with the expansion — moving Delta to Terminal 5 gets us right next to SkyTeam partners, and that's a nice situation for us competitively in Chicago."
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... j=80228051
I posted this link earlier today and it was completely ignored. Not that it supports the "building an ORD hub or focus city" theory others have floated but it may indicate delta seems to like the convenient placement in T5 with skyteam many here keep arguing doesn't matter.
Most people are not arguing that it doesn't matter. It matters from a economies of scale point of view. Only 1 lounge, shared ground services, lease agreements, etc.
What most people are saying is that DL and it's partners won't be using ORD as a hub and therefore we won't be seeing a lot of passengers transiting at ORD between SkyTeam partners.