I was just reading my latest update from the head of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Apparently ORD arrivals and departures were up 10% last month. This comes after AA and UA have made cuts to their schedules and delays continue to occur.
Since this has become a big issue I have started watching the situation and today alone arriving flights (according to Flightarrivals.com) are experiencing average delays of 1 hour and 45 minutes for most of the day, due to weather, wind and runway configuration.
Im thinking that AA and UA are going to look favorably on slots being required at the airport again. I say this because it would really suck to be AA and UA who, after cutting flights see delays increase and continue as other airlines continue to add flights.