I really can't answer your question, but from what I remember, Eastern's ORD
"hub" was nothing in comparison to the former Moonlight Special hub in IAH
. When they announced the new hub, I only remember adding a few nonstops to LAX
, but nothing of the magnitude of what IAH
was. Then, all of the sudden, The Moonlight Special was over. Do you happen to know how big EAL in ORD
when the Moonlight Special peaked? If I am right (and I probably am not) then their really weren't that many flights added at ORD
and they just reallocated the few slots they had. If I am wrong, I would be more willing to wager that ORD
may not have been slot controlled at night and they just freely added flights rather than them using Britt slots.