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Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:33 am

As I recall, Delta used to offer several non-stops out of O'hare. I remember at least West Palm Beach and Milan. Are there others?

Any idea why Delta discontinued these destinations from ORD?

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RE: Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:42 am

Here is a link to some DL route maps and time tables from years gone by, hope this helps.

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RE: Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:43 am

Delta up until about 1984 had roughly 80 nonstop flights out of O'Hare, serving a large array of destinations from Minneapolis to Boston to New Orleans. Many of the routes were inherited in the merger with Chicago & Southern Airlines. They never served international destinations, so Milan was never on the list (perhaps you meant Miami?). 747s were used to Miami in the 1970s.

It's simple why Delta discontinued most of the service - deregulation. They simply could not compete once United and American made O'Hare a major hub. In the early 80s Delta must not have seen the future coming because they built a 12-gate concourse at O'Hare exclusive for themselves. But shortly after it opened they began scaling back and building up Cincinnati instead.
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RE: Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:44 am

If memory serves...I flew a DL 727 from MSP to ORD in 1986 as well as a 727 flight from BOS to ORD the same year. I could have been hallucinating though.

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RE: Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:51 am

ORD to BOS, DFW, JFK, STL, MIA, PBI, ATL, STL, SLC and CVG come to mind. Some of mine go back years.  Smile
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RE: Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:10 am

Yes, it is still remember was use flew on ORD-MIA some long time ago and it was discontinues that flight. We were flew out of ORD to MIA flight before.
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RE: Former Delta O'Hare Routes

Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:25 pm

I remember flying a 757 from ORD to Orlando and returning on an MD-80 back in 1992.
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