The Reuter's article is very lacking in details. We need more information to make our decision as to who has the better case.
Here's the solution: make ORD
totally slot controlled. X number of take-offs and landings per day. period. Until massive runway and terminal improvements are made, capacity should match reality. Congressmen who fret about losing their district's RJ
flights to ORD
can make do with whatever is available. And no "grandfathering in" RJ
routes like LGA
- airlines get a certain amount each day, whether they use a 50-seat RJ
or an A380.
No "voluntary" reductions - an outside, neutral force needs to make sure if a slot becomes available, everyone has an equal opportunity, be it an RJ
, or an A380 - so no one can claim "foul!!"
I still think if B6
was smart, they'd fly into Gary (GYY). Since virtually all of B6
's traffic will be O&D, free parking would go over well, in addition to the fact that ORD
congestion would be nonexistent.
If they're determined to do ORD
only, I wish them luck. AA
will do everything they can to protect their turf!!
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