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Does anybody know when ORD-LHR began on UA and if there were any lapses in this service in the last ~15 years?
service in 1997.
Both Pan Am and TWA had LHR
authority, but in the mid 1970's, PA agreed to drop LHR
as part of an agreement between the two airlines to drop MANY routes that could no longer support both airlines. When the UK and the USA signed Bermuda II
was officially limited to just one airline from each country, TWA and British Airways.
When United bought Pan Am's LHR
authority in 1991, United was not allowed to fly Chicago-London due to Bermuda II
. After several years of lobbying by UA
, the one airline limit was lifted in 1997. The route has been served continuously by UA