Ter 5
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Major Airline News At ORD

Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:45 pm

Starting today Asiana starts 3x weekly nonstops to Seoul using B747-400 combi aircraft. Yes this is passenger service not cargo....

Here is the link from the asiana website.
http://us.flyasiana.com/aboutasiana/newsTemplate.asp?Newsid=204

Welcome to Chicago Asiana!!!!!!

CX, and TG next I hope.....

TER 5
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:32 am

How many pax do their combis seat? This saves many pax on the east coast the hassle of a double connection in ORD or IAD as well as SFO or NRT if they want to fly to *A and may well siphon off some of the traffic KE gets at ATL.
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B742
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:36 am

Quoting TER 5 (Thread starter):
Yes this is passenger service not cargo....

Actually it's a bit of both  Wink

Quoting TER 5 (Thread starter):
CX, and TG next I hope.....

Common TG Big grin Will they have enough a/c to operate to ORD, their 345's seem to be needed on LAX and JFK routes?  Sad

What about TG at SFO?

Hopefully it's only a matter of time with CX at ORD  Smile

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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:49 am

Isn't Asiana a codeshare partner with AA? Asiana should get a lot of traffic feed from AA/AE.
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:52 am

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 3):
Isn't Asiana a codeshare partner with AA? Asiana should get a lot of traffic feed from AA/AE.

No, Asiana is in the STAR Alliance, which means this would be in partnership with UA if anything
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:59 am

N1120A:

I just remembered that. But I believe that Asiana used to codeshare with AA some time ago.
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:08 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
No, Asiana is in the STAR Alliance, which means this would be in partnership with UA if anything

Bit of topic here; but OZ codeshares with QF on the SYD-ICN route, despite being in Star. Obviously ORD is another kettle of fish, but I thought that you may find this tidbit interesting.


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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:38 am

Welcome to Chicago Asiana.  spin  Looking at flytecomm.com the aircraft will arrive at within an hour around 5:30Pm
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:47 am

Hopefully, ORD's T5 will stop looking so empty now with OZ. As for CX, do they operate to YVR nonstop? If so, I think HGK-YVR-ORD could be a successful routing if they got the rights for it.
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:32 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
What about TG at SFO?

TG codeshares with UA on several flights between LAX and SFO to tie into their current BKK-(KIX)-LAX and eventual nonstop BKK-LAX service. Would be great to see them add SFO but I would imagine that they'd add ORD beforehand, since that would help them connect into a large portion of the United States more easily. Especially since neither UA nor US provide any useful connections out of JFK for incoming TG pax!
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ChicagoOhare
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:39 am

I remember reading a couple posts here and seeing something on Justplanes.com earlier this year about TG planning service to ORD in the summer of 2006. Does anyone else remember hearing this? I'll try to find a link.
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:24 pm

Did Asiana fly to ORD in around 1998? Perhaps it was cargo, but I recall seeing an Asiana 747 take off in the summer of 1998 over me when I stayed at a hotel that was directly a mile from the departure end of Runway 32L
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:37 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 11):
Perhaps it was cargo, but I recall seeing an Asiana 747 take off in the summer of 1998 over me when I stayed at a hotel that was directly a mile from the departure end of Runway 32L

I'm pretty sure it was a 744F. Asiana has been flying cargo into ORD for quite some time.

I find it very odd that the world (well, our world) found out about this new flight from Seoul to Chicago via airliners.net on the day the flight started and not by an Asiana ad campaign. I can't recall hearing about it on Chicago radio or TV or reading about it in any Chicago papers. Was there an ad campaign here at all? How about in Seoul?

Is OZ dropping their 744F service here now that the 744combi is being used?

For those of you interested, here's tonite's info.
Airline: Asiana
Flight Number: 236
Departure City (Airport) Seoul, Korea (South) (RKSI)
Departure Time 08/01/2005 07:10 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrival Time 08/01/2005 06:14 PM
Remaining Flight Time 02:10
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 35,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 546 mph
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:32 am

Quoting Airfinair (Reply 12):
find it very odd that the world (well, our world) found out about this new flight from Seoul to Chicago via airliners.net on the day the flight started and not by an Asiana ad campaign. I can't recall hearing about it on Chicago radio or TV or reading about it in any Chicago papers. Was there an ad campaign here at all? How about in Seoul?

Most foreign flag carrier do not advertise in the Chicago market. In the case of Asiana I guess that they can depend on Star Alliance feed from UA. The only ones that I can remember in recent years that do or did are BA (TV, Print and Billboards), SQ (Billboards) and VS (Print Ads). I might be missing a couple but there are not many.
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:41 am

This was a well kept secret! I flew ASIANA in November JFK-ICN in C. Is the ORD flight non stop or "direct"? I had a stop in ANC in November. Service could not have been better. Excellent staff. I was on a combi and C Class was upstairs with F in front and Y behind. Although service was tremendous the C class seats were awful! Very small and cramped. The entertainment system was practically non existent. Does anyone know if they have done any upgrading? Again I will say, service was excellent!
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:40 am

i walked into the recheck area of t5 monday. and when i saw the sign for asiana, i thought, who?? then another person told me they are now starting service to ord. its kewl to have another airline here with us! i was told they would be between the are lingus and jal ticket counters!
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:49 am

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 5):
But I believe that Asiana used to codeshare with AA some time ago.

They had a short lived code share with NWA in the mid-90's.
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airfinair
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:24 am

First, I welcome Tsaord to the ORD faction of airliners.net. It's great to have you on board, and I for one look forward to your insight into a different aspect of the ORD experience. I hope you have some good stories for us in the future (that you can share, of course.)

Second, I'd love to know if OZ is discontinuing their cargo-only service to ORD now that they are doing the Combi. Can anyone comment? It seems with the recent (and ongoing?) pilot strike(?) at OZ that they're short-handed, so maybe no more 744F's???

Third, AirportPlan, thanks for the response. Yeah, you'd think OZ and others would want to market in the press, but I also think that a lot of their O&D passengers may be booking thru travel agents anyway. SQ's ad campaign was pretty good when the first started their service here. But, I guess that didn't really work, now did it?
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:42 am

Quoting Airfinair (Reply 17):
SQ's ad campaign was pretty good when the first started their service here. But, I guess that didn't really work, now did it?

Thanks Airfinair. SQ's problem at ORD was that they could not offer a non-stop flight to SIN. 21 hour with a stop in AMS is a long flight. Believe me. I did it in 2001 when SQ was still at ORD. If SQ ever decided to do the route non-stop with a 340-500 or a 777LR I think that it could work.
 
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RE: Major Airline News At ORD

Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:39 am

Quoting AirportPlan (Reply 18):
If SQ ever decided to do the route non-stop with a 340-500 or a 777LR I think that it could work.

If that were to happen.....ohhh, the spotting potentials! Our best hope for a 777LR at ORD is the AF 777LRF replacing their daily 742F from CDG. SQ or Emirates with an A345 is another possiblility. We'll wait and see.

Quoting AirportPlan (Reply 18):
21 hour with a stop in AMS is a long flight. Believe me. I did it in 2001 when SQ was still at ORD.

That is a long haul. So, realistically, if you were to fly to NRT or ISN from ORD, and transfer to SIN, how long are we talking? More or less than 21 hours? Is there a shorter route, time-wise? And is it worth the time and money for an airline to invest in ORD non-stop service to SIN or other southeast-Asian markets? That's a lot of $$$ to start up and hope that the yields are enough to cover costs, let alone profit from it.

I guess what I'm saying is that if it were worth it, numerous airlines would have already done so. Obviously SQ thought they'd test the markets, albeit thru AMS. And they didn't see potential. So could this route work? Or a ORD-SYD non-stop 777LR or A345 for that matter? I'm not so sure. Economically, it makes no sense.

Now, there are markets, like the ICN-ORD route, that have the demand and two airlines can compete on the route. Wise choice by OZ, I think. But there's also the WAW-ORD & KRK-ORD routes and LOT's choice to run 762's/763's completley sold out on every flight day in and day out, and not invest in 777's or larger......but that's another thread altogether.
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