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Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:39 pm

Here is a small announcement of the newest airline to serve MDW. Question is..where the hell are they going to put them?? http://www.ohare.com/doa/avi_news/canjet.htm
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:53 pm

maybe they wont need space... they flew to PBI until a couple weeks ago, but they only had one flight a week and everything on the ground was done by AA.
 
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:22 am

They've been using C2 seemingly without a problem. It's only 2 daily flights; the effect is minimal.
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:23 am

Is that too many people in MDW and will get overcrowded into Chicago Airport.
 
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:28 am

They could do what Chicago Express already does, park their planes on the south ramps and bus people over to the planes. It works fairly well already, and you don't need a jetway to do it.
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:37 am

Is the Chicago express deal permanent? Were they ever planningto move the operation closer to the main terminal?
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:02 am

What we really need is a new airport in Chicago. And not at Peotone--that's too close to MDW and Gary. Put one around, say, Joliet.
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:08 am

why not build up RFD and put in high speed rail to get out there (high speed like the french TGV or Shinkansen bullet trains, not the North Corridor amtrak).
Its far enough out not to interrupt any of the airports in chicago proper.

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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:24 am

Here's another idea (it is, BTW, too late to implement it):

Why didn't they build a third airport at the old Glenview Naval Air Station? I mean the runways and tarmac areas were already there. Of course, it might have slightly  Wink/being sarcastic inconvinienced the NIMBY residents of Glenview and Northbrook. But then we wouldnt have had the invasion of yuppies driving those ugly-a** SUV's around their overpriced houses in the Glen.

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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:26 am

Where is/was the old Glenview Naval Air Station?
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:34 am

7E72004,

The Glenview Naval Air Station (GNAS) was a naval airbase located in the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview. It has quite a rich history and was used extensively for flight training for young navy aviators. In fact, a number of famous personalities such as Neil Amrstrong, George Bush (the First), and a few others I forget, have trained at GNAS. One of the intesting things was that WWII era pilot-trainees used to take off from GNAS and then practice carrier landings on large barges situated on Lake Michigan.

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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:37 am

Thanks! That is a good question...why did they bypass that?
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:39 am

7E72004:

In Glenview?  Big grin

22right:

Too late. The place has been demolished and other things are there now.
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:41 am

I see...Were the areas surrounding MDW always as built up as they are now?
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:42 am

N328KF wrote:

Too late. The place has been demolished and other things are there now.

I know that... note my less-than-appreciative remark about that in Reply #8 above  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:10 am

This is the second MDW thread this week since the "New Midway" project was formally completed on June 8th that ends up discussing everything other than Midway. I think few people realize that MDW was already accommodating 18+ million passengers per year even before it was completed. Does anyone know what is the maximum design capacity for passengers per year with all 43 gates operational?
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:35 pm

"This is the second MDW thread this week since the "New Midway" project was formally completed on June 8th that ends up discussing everything other than Midway. I think few people realize that MDW was already accommodating 18+ million passengers per year even before it was completed. Does anyone know what is the maximum design capacity for passengers per year with all 43 gates operational? "

20 Million Passengers

But that really does not mean much. The old terminal was over capacity for many years.
 
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:28 am

The old GNAS site is a huge development. It has a few communities of homes and a shopping center. And right in the middle of that center is the old control tower building. I had heard That they had left an old hangar too, but I didn't see it.

Very nicely done. Expensive to live there too.
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:09 am

What we really need is a new airport in Chicago. And not at Peotone--that's too close to MDW and Gary. Put one around, say, Joliet.


Throw in a tower and an ILS onto the new runway at Lewis University Airport (KLOT) in Romeoville, and you could probably throw in a couple regional flights a week, and it's only a couple of miles north of Joliet. The current runway there is 5700' x 75', and sees a regular Beech 1900D, the occasional Gulfstream, and a once-in-awhile BD-700 Global Express, either from Oakley or GM. If you were to actually build in Joliet, there's no way you could build on the current airport (KJOT) due to the surrounding property, so the only chance you'd have of seeing an airport in Joliet is south of the Illinois River, pretty far out there. Then again, you could just fly Dash 8's, BAe-146's, and DC-3's onto the current 2000' long runway in Joliet and call that an STOL airport, but you'd p!ss off quite a few people in Joliet, Crest Hill, and a couple of other towns.
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:19 am

Reopen Meigs first, to pull out GA traffic out of MDW and ORD. This missing landmark really leaves a hole on the lakeshore.
But then it is fun to drive on I90 and see these many planes...
Ground handling is crowded, I just sat on a AA777 for half an hour between landing and taxi to gate.

What exactly is the status on Gary Airport in all this concept? How do they plan to handle traffic, on streets and CTA? One of these German Transrapid would be awesome going there...
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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:46 am

The GARY AIRPORT IS THE BIG ANSWER FOLKS!!!!!

Check this link out!

http://www.garyairport.com

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RE: Just When MDW Couldn't Be Any More Crowded!

Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:48 pm

If B6 can't get the gates in Ohare and Midway, then possibly they can fly into Gary? Robert NWDC10