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ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:26 am

The two airports battling for the title of the world's busiest. I've been to both and prefer Atlanta. They have the more organized terminal layout. What do you think?
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:35 am



I think ORD is a little better for O & D since there's more curbside space. People can be dropped off nearer to their gates than at ATL. I don't think the terminal layout is all that big of a deal since at ORD you will likely only need to be in one terminal, with the exception being that United Express passengers making a connection to mainline UA and vice versa need to move from T2 to T1.

However, for a big airport, I like ATL's simplistic design with the rows of island-terminals connected underground.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:37 am

ATL blows ORD out of the water...er air
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 7:12 am

I prefer ORD. But whenever I fly ORD I make no connections, so it makes it way easier.

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 7:22 am

ORD is reclaimed its title in 2001 thank thee lord
O'Hare takes back busiest title


By James Evans
January 17, 2002

O'Hare International Airport reclaimed the title of the nation's busiest airport from Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in 2001, new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) figures released Thursday confirm.
O'Hare recorded 911,861 takeoffs and landings during the year, compared with Hartsfield's 887,403 for the same time period.

While Chicago's major airport saw its arrivals and departures increase by just 2,884 in 2001, compared with the year earlier, Hartsfield saw its operations decline about 3%, or 26,046, compared with the year earlier.

A Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman said that favorable weather conditions, particularly in the spring and summer, along with a reduction in labor disputes, boosted O'Hare's number of operations.

Despite losing the title of busiest airport, Atlanta had more commercial airline flights during the year, reporting 671,049 operations, compared with O'Hare's 650,019. O'Hare, however, showed stronger numbers in express flights, charters and general aviation operations.

Like numerous airports, O'Hare experienced a sharp decline in both domestic and international commercial traffic in the wake of Sept. 11. According to FAA figures, commercial airline traffic was off each month from the year earlier: down by 35% in September, 24% in October, 21% in November and 9% in December.

The top 10 busiest airports after Chicago and Atlanta are: Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Detroit, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Louis.

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Anyways i live right by ORD and i love it. Though a bit too much AA and UAL we still get way more Int'l that ATL. ORD is more diverse and theres always something interesting to spot. I love the airport to death......DOWN WITH ATL!!!!!!!
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 7:31 am

I live in Atlanta, so I'm sure that I'm a little biased, but I think ATL is much better when it comes to layout. It is very easy to used in that aspect. ORD has a horrible and confusing layout IMO. ATL is bad though when it comes to an aviation enthusiast, I think, because there is pretty much only Delta and Airtran. ORD is great for seeing exotic airlines for the US.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 7:41 am

From an ease of use and efficiency persepctive, ATL is superior in both terminal and runway layout.

BUT, ORD is far more interesting. Different terminals, some from the 1950's, some brand new. A hodgepodge all squashed in at different angles of planes, buildings and runways. And then...the magnificent bad whether days with the grey foggy skies and slush and snow. Its great.

Even if you get stuck at ORD for a while the restaurants and bars are full of surly characters (not just UA employees!) and more interesting than ATL's polite society. I've been stuck at ORD due to snow for hours, and it just turns into a big drunken party. Sometimes we let the pilots drink too.

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:00 am



ORD is nowhere close to a "horrible and confusing" layout despite not being as simplistic as ATL is.

What's so confusing about 3 side-by-side terminals with concourses fingering out, with the whole airport sharing a sequential lettering system for it's concourses?

 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:04 am

Whats so great about ORD reclaiming that title.
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:05 am

ORD and MDW RULE!!!

Lets not forget Atlanta only has one airport Chicago has two ORD and MDW!!!

Living in LA, ORD/MDW will always be home!
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:17 am

Atlanta is still largest by passengers though. That article was dumb because hasn't ORD always had more movements than ATL? I sure don't remember a year that it didn't. ATL has a MUCH better runway layout than ORD and is easier for traffic, so ATL gets my vote!
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 10:23 am

LOT767-300ER- ATL is still the busiest in the world in terms of passengers. ORD is only the busiest in terms of aircraft movements.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 10:27 am

MDW SUCKS.
It was great prior to March 7, 2001, then it became the terrible Mini Ohare that it is now, not the quick in and out historic airport that it was.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sat Mar 30, 2002 10:36 am

When the runway realignment at ORD is finished it will be one of the coolest airports around. Interesting assortment of carriers & aircraft types. It will become THE North American alliance battleground: oneworld vs. Star. No other airport is so hotly contested, nor will be in the foreseeable future. (North American airport, I should clarify!)
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 12:45 am

Look at my user name, I wonder which one I prefer?  Smile

Has anyone ever walk from Concourse L to the United terminal? What a long, tiring walk if you want avoid the wait going back thru security if you decide to take the people mover. At ATL, you can be anywhere in the airport within 15 mintutes. And what about tranfers from International to domestic? The terminal is far away and you have to go thru security again. Their people mover is just a lame answer to ATL's
Transportation Mall which is WITHIN security.

And passengers is the more favorable buisest category to win. ATL has full planes and remember that people spend money to make an airport thirve, ORD has empty jets that pollute and make noise.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 1:39 am

I do realize that it has more passangers. Im not that thick.

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Empty jets that pollute and make noise? Oh man THE only pax carrier now that uses 727s into ORD is Delta and they are from Atlanta so it must be loud and dirty there also. UAL and NWA pulled out 727s and UAL took out 737-200s theres nothing here to smoke with. Empty jets? Hardly we just have a greater amount of GA and Cargo traffic. You can be anywhere at ORD in 15 also. The layout is very simple i dont know what people compalin about. Theres 3 domestic terminals side by side and Int'l T5 is right by the domestic terminals...


 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 3:28 am

Remember that when you combine O'Hare, Midway, and even Meigs passenger traffic, you blow away Atlanta as far as numbers are concerned.

O'Hare's layout is easy! Just look at the map.
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 3:44 am

Living in Chicago for eight years, I am obviously biased towards O'Hare. And since I haven't even been anywhere near ATL, I can't make a fair comparison between the two. But O'Hare rocks!!!!

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 3:57 am

I am going to have to say ORD. I found connecting flights at ORD to be easier as well as better air conditioning and better food. Nothing against ATL, i still love you, you sexy little Georgia airport  Nuts
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 4:06 am

I think ORD is the busiest.
ATL is busy, but not as busy as ORD.

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 4:07 am

Go ORD!!

Having connected at ORD from the international terminal to terminal 3 via the airport tram, security is not that big of a deal, honestly.

Going through security again took about five minutes and I found Terminal 3 easy to navigate. Plus, the foodcourt right in the middle cannot be beat! Where else can you have Chicago style pizza at 9:30 pm. 10 feet away from your flight to LHR(as was in my case).

ATL is nice, but with the island terminals are very long and can be a pain to walk from one end to the other.

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 7:37 am


ORD rules period.

ORD is a hub for TWO MAJOR AIRLINES.

If you add the large amount of pax flying through MDW, we'd have more pax than ATL. It's easy to be tops when you have just one major hub airport. Chicago has two.

ORD has been the world's busiest airport for years before Johnny Come Lately ATL.

ORD has far more interesting movements, both international and cargo than ATL. British, Air France, Air India, BMI, Kuwait, Mexicana, Korean, JAL, Turkish just to name a few.

The terminal layout is confusing? What you can't navigate yourself around something that's not in a straight line? It's fairly simple. And if you want to take the people mover because you're too lazy to walk then yes you have to go through security but the lines at ORD aren't usually very long. We added more checkpoints for more efficient screening.

True ATL has a better runway layout, but that should change when ORD realigns it's runways.

ORD was voted best US airport by a prestigious business traveller magazine.

ORD simply rocks the house.



 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 7:41 am

You cant include MDW with ORD for passenger stats since thats two against one.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Sun Mar 31, 2002 8:18 am

ORD terminal lay-out may not be that difficult...however it just doesn't get any easier than ATL. I mean, just how on earth will one come up with anything easier than the likes of ATL and DEN..

BTW, in 2001
ATL beat ORD on pax numbers
ORD beat ATL on total movements
ATL beat ORD on total air transport movements

Just for the sheer number of movements, both ORD and ATL get my  Big thumbs up

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:18 am

ORD is by no means difficult to navigate. However, ATL is FASTER to naviagte, as well as easier, so ATL trumps ORD. In the 5 minutes it takes to go back thru security at ORD, you would already be at your gate at ATL.

ATL was busiest in the nation back in the 40s, and until 1980, ORD had the better airport. When Midfield opened, ATL surpassed ORD by a long shot. And if you want efficent screening, ATL is the airport. We have no duplication of security and other services because of the centralized layout, so ATL is a cheaper airport for airlines to operate at. And if ORD is so better, why are other airports copying ATL's layout and not ORD's? You have Denver, Detroit, and I THINK an airport in South Korea has a master plan which calls for a layout very similiar to ATL.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:12 am

ATL is the newer airport and it's runway and terminal layout were designed after the advent of the hub system. Whereas ORD has had to make do with piecemeal advances throughout the last fifty years. So to those who say that ATL has a simpler and easier layout - DUH!

ORD is the infinitely more amazing airport, they can use a maximum of two runways at the same time and sometimes three in certain situations and yet they still had more operations last year than ATL which can always use four runways at the same time.

Just wait until the new ORD configuration is complete then ORD will blow ATL out of the water (six and possibly seven runways in use at once!). Forget about the hub aspect of these airports, it's Chicago's nine million people against Atlanta's four million. ATL is nothing more than a pretender to the crown.

Now, let's clear up a few things here: yes, for several years prior to last year ATL had more total operational movements than ORD. No, ATL did not beat ORD in air transport last year. Let's break it down by category.

Air Carrier/Transport (ie big airliners and commuters): ORD - 887,248 ATL - 871,027

General Aviation : ORD - 24,017 ATL - 15,018

Military : ORD - 596 ATL - 1358

Total Operational Movements (takeoffs and landings) : ORD - 911,861 ATL - 887,403

As for easier connections, well it's the luck of the draw no matter which way you go. If I was conecting on United at O'Hare and I came in at gate C16 and I left from gate C18 I wouldn't be too disappointed in ORD, and if I was connecting on Delta at Hartsfield and I came in at the far northern-most gate in concourse A and I left from the far northern-most gate in concourse D then I would be quite tired after that hike.
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:25 pm

I have been to both airports many times and my vote goes to Chicago any day. You guys are all yappin about security check points??? who cares im all about aircraft!!! If you wanna see an abundance of Delta jets one after another then yes ATL would be heaven. However there is more to aviation then DL MD-88's or AirTran 9's taking off and landing. If there is an airline out there it more than likely flies to Chicago. (you know what I mean). ORD regularly uses 3 runways similtaneously for landing traffic. A popular setup would be landing 27L, 27R, and 22R with 27R traffic instructed to land and hold short of 22R. And as for the city itself. There is no comparison between the city of Chicago and the city of Atlanta. Has anyone here been aboard a flight during a 27R approach at night over Downtown? It is absolutely amazing. Going into ATL at night!! might as well go to sleep. j/k but you get my point. Chi-Town it is.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:28 pm

ORD has ATL beat hands down for O&D's where as ATL is way higher on connections.... If the King ahem mayor of chicago's airport plan goes into affect and all the runways become parallel ORD will be a beast of an airport the layout of ATL is a model of efficany for getting a/c in and out, but a walk from one and of E plus a train ride to T plus another walk to the other end of T is a definate burdan on the pax.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:46 pm

hartsfield- detroit's new midfield is a dead ringer for O'hares b and c concourses. sorry.
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:53 pm

Just WAIT until the new ORD configuration is complete then ORD will blow ATL out of the water (six and POSSIBLY seven runways in use at once!).

We are talking about the present. Please remember that O'hare's expansion is still a PROPOSAL. The NIMBYs may force it to be scaled down. ATL's expansion has already started. And to show that I still like ORD, I hope your expansion plan goes through. Otherwise we wouldn't have these lively discussions.  Smile

ATL is nothing more than a pretender to the crown.


ATL is only a "pretender" after you add your if's and's and but's. As if ORD is somehow entitled to the crown. The fact is that ATL is busier in passengers by almost 10 million. There's no pretending about that.

If you want to talk O&D, 40% of all of ATL's passengers have Atlanta (pop 4 million) as their O or D. That means 31 million people a year, higher than many major airports' total passengers. O'hare has "less than half" (sorry, that's all I could find) or only maybe 32 million (using 45%). Chicago is over double the size of Atlanta. What's the matter? Chicagoians don't like to fly?

As for easier connections, well it's the luck of the draw no matter which way you go. If I was conecting on United at O'Hare and I came in at gate C16 and I left from gate C18 I wouldn't be too disappointed in ORD, and if I was connecting on Delta at Hartsfield and I came in at the far northern-most gate in concourse A and I left from the far northern-most gate in concourse D then I would be quite tired after that hike.


Next time, compare apples to apples. There's the same chance that at ATL you would have your connecting flight in the same concourse as ORD, just as the chance you may have to ride the train at ATL or walk down the tunnel at United terminal. Find out the time it takes to get from C16 to C18 at both ATL and ORD, then compare connecting from A1 to the farthest gate and see which one is easier. Or mabye from A1 to Concourse L just so ORD won't be completely blown away.

hartsfield- detroit's new midfield is a dead ringer for O'hares b and c concourses. sorry.

Have you even seen a layout of Detroit Metro?
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:35 am

Hartsfieldboy
Has construction started of the fifth parallel runway at ATL?
When will it be finished?

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:25 am

My name says it all!!! When I'm at my relatives in suburban CHi-town, (20 mins from ORD) we're under flight paths. I can look up, from their deck, and the sky will be cluttered w/ inbound an outbound traffic. I love the heavies that come in during the afternoon and evening. The only other airports where you can get this variety is LAX, JFK, and maybe SFO. ORD is a much more amazing airport than ATL, and the market it serves out classes it by far. Oh, btw, what city is Boeing HQ'ed in???
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:53 am

If you want to talk O&D, 40% of all of ATL's passengers have Atlanta (pop 4 million) as their O or D. That means 31 million people a year, higher than many major airports' total passengers. O'hare has "less than half" (sorry, that's all I could find) or only maybe 32 million (using 45%). Chicago is over double the size of Atlanta. What's the matter? Chicagoians don't like to fly?

No, Chicagoans fly plenty. We have two airports in our fine city. That explains the "low" O&D numbers for ORD.

As for ATL's layout being superior, I'll give you that. It's a bit newer than ORD, and was a sleepy little Southern airport until Delta invented the hub and spoke system and the terminal layout was modified to what you have today. ORD hasn't had the same chance to reinvent itself since it was too busy being the World's Busiest Airport for years and years (and before ORD came along, MDW was World's Busiest just so you know). Yes it is the more efficient layout since ORD has the old cross-wind runway design from the '40's and 50's that should be replaced with a parrallel configuration similar to ATL's or DFW's in the next 10-15 years NIMBYs. notwithstanding (those suburbanites don't stand a chance.) But even with the current runway config., ORD still beat Gritsport in operations. So explain that one to me.....



 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 2:44 am

PW100: The drainage system has been or is being built right now. All the property has been bought and the dirt needed is secured.


CactusA319: Sleepy little airport? ATL has never been sleepy for its entire 75 years of existence. It was the nation's busiest in the 40s and it was in 2nd place the whole time Oprahport was in first.

ATL still holds the all time record for operations in one year: 915,454 in 2000. Also, ATL has the record for passengers in one year: 80.1 million in 2000. 'Splain that.

Combined with Midway, you guys have maybe 46 million O&D passengers a year, but Chicago is still over double the size of Atlanta. You need at least 70 million O&D just to be in proportion with us.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 3:37 am


Oprahport? Ouch. Actually Oprah parks her jet at MDW...next to Boeing's BBJ. But that's irrelevant at this point.

You guys got the record for most pax and operations? Great. The pax numbers come from the fact that you're the only airport in town and DL flies damn near everything they got out of ATL. And you have Air Tran there as well. Some of ORD's traffic gets siphoned (sp?) off by MDW. And you also have MKE not too far to the north (for those in upper Illinois). But I'm not making excuses. Youz guyz got it.

As for operations, well ORD is slot controlled my friend. ATL isn't. Wait until they liberate ORD from the slots this summer right about the same time UA and ORD ramp up their ops past pre-9/11 levels (that's the buzz going around the grapevine here) and we'll see who'll have the record then.

BTW, does ATL stand for Awful, Tacky Liveries? It should considering the tenants there. Or maybe it'll stand for Another Title Lost at the end of 2002.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 5:38 am

hehe that was cute CactusA319. Im all about ORD myself living about 15 miles NW under the 14L and 14R approach path.
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:11 am

ATL all the way!! Smile Its completely awesome, and always got something going on.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:17 am

Just thought that I would add a statement to all those people saying " Well, Atlanta has 1 airport and Chicago has two". Well, if you want to count all the airports, I belive that New York would have you all beat.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:27 am

Having flown into both for the first time a few weeks ago - I have to say I prefer ATL. ORD was too cramped to be comfortable and they where having problems with the trains running between terminals so it took an age to transfer between terminals - lucky I had 5 hours to spare I guess !!

The strange thing is - it was obvious that ORD is a huge and busy airport - but I got the feeling that ATL was really small (how wrong can you be ??) and friendly.
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:27 am

ORD has much better spotting and far more character than ATL. But until the Daley-Ryan plan is implemented and the runways are reconfigured, I'm afraid I will continue steering clear of ORD. In the summer especially, the danger of congestion-related delay is too great.

That said, ORD indeed rocks the house as Cactus says. No other airport in the *world,* let alone the US, is a major hub for two of the world's largest airlines. ORD's diverse architectural styles make the place fun to look at, and the walls are mostly glass so it's easy to see out. ATL's rows of concrete blocks with dull-orange siding are, as Homer Simpson says, "BO-ring!"

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 8:33 am

My airport is bigger than yours... no my city has three airports, yours only has one, na na na na na na.

But wait, my airport has hubs for the world's largest and second largest airlines, so take that. No, be quiet, my airport has a hub that is bigger than your two hubs put together, so there.

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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 8:57 am


It's all in a good fun DeltaSFO. You gotta let loose once in a while and not take things so damn seriously. Shit judging by your response you'd think this was anal.net....well I guess it is sometimes.

 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 9:25 am

CactusA319: If Oprah has Midway under her control, maybe we can change the airport name to O'prah. It would be a good complement to O'hare. What airport does Jerry Springer use?  Smile
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 10:10 am

HARTSFIELDBOY- Jerry uses O'prah, "she's" PLENTY big enough for his jet, hehehe *snicker, snicker*.  Big grin
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 10:19 am

Atlanta is most likely less confusing to the passenger, but ORD has enough wings that you won't have to go out of security to change terminals, and you wont even have to change terminals in most cases.


They seem both the same, and I like both.



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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:12 am

Now, now Hartsfield read the first part of my statement : "As for easier connections, well it's the luck of the draw no matter which way you go". Please read and comprehend before you go off on a tirade. I was stating that either airport could be treacherous or easy depending on each individual circumstance, therefore the apples versus oranges comparison.

In a later response you stated that "(ATL) was in 2nd place the whole time O'Hare was in first". Well...not quite.

Total Operational Movements in thousands

1991 ORD 813 - DFW - LAX - ATL 589

1992 ORD 845 - DFW - LAX - ATL 622

1993 ORD 859 - DFW - LAX - ATL 671

1994 ORD 882 - DFW - ATL 709

1995 ORD 900 - DFW - ATL 762

1996 ORD 910 - DFW - LAX - ATL 761

1997 ORD 935 - DFW - ATL 793

1998 (O'hare slot control kicks in) DFW 930 - ORD 897 - ATL 847

1999 ATL 910 - ORD 897

2000 ATL 913 - ORD 909

2001 ORD 912 - ATL 887

Remember that I also look at it from an air traffic controllers point of view. Forget about future ORD plans, it's amazing how many planes they push in and out of ORD today given it's physical constraints. It's widely known in the ATC community that if you're a young gun that wants to test himself and push his own limits then you try to transfer to Chicago, New York or SoCal TRACON, and if you want to make the big bucks for working alot of traffic without working too hard then you try to get to ATL, DFW or DEN.

(if you want the big bucks for working alot of traffic AND you want to get your teeth kicked in on a daily basis then you go to Cleveland Center or Indianapolis Center) Big grin
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:20 am

Oh I forgot one more thing, although the numbers in my previous post already point it out, but you were mistaken about ATL holding the all-time record for operations. That record belongs to ORD in 1997 with 935k.

In summary - The king(ORD) has reclaimed his thrown(mightiest of all airports).
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:53 am

ZID: OK, my mistake  Smile

ATL is still BETTTER. HAHAHA!!
 
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RE: ATL Vs. ORD

Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:59 am

LAX is better than both of them.  Big grin

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