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Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 2:37 am

Does anyone if any middle eastern airlines that operate schedule services to chicago. I know Kuwait airways flies there, what are their pax loads like?. Also is there sufficient demand for services to ORD from the middle east, if so which middle eastern airline should start flights to Chicago?

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Appreciate any info

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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 2:52 am

Read the thread cos Airliners.net capitalises every first letter - I thought you meant Middle East Airlines, as in MEA.

Kuwait Airways aren't a great one for connecting flights, they have well-timed onwards flights from Kuwait City to Bangkok and shuttle flights out of KWT to other Gulf cities but Emirates they ain't. I think they serve ORD via Frankfurt. The only city in North America they fly to from LHR is New York JFK.
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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 3:06 am

Emirates will begin flights into Chicago once their A340-500s arrive. These flights should happen some-time in 2003.

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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 3:20 am

RJ operates on M, Th and Sa. ORD-SNN-AMM using a A310
 
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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 4:14 am

SV are rumoured to begin the route in Sept using B777's.

But there again, they were rumoured to begin the route in September 2000, so believe it when you see it!
 
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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 4:42 am

I was wondering when was Saudi Arabian planning to start serving Chicago (as they have some type of cooperation with UA ) . It would be good for pax travelling from Saudi Arabia to the states but SV isnt the best connecting carrier for the Middle East as they dont have good connecting times.
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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 4:47 am

But I have a question Emirates also has a sort of codesharing agreement right with UA???????? Well thats what it says on the UA timetable . And in the SV timetable of last summer it said that they also had codesharing agreements on flights from NY to other US destinations.
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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 6:46 am

EL AL operates a flight out of ORD too. I have seem 767-200 at the Terminal 5.

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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 9:41 pm

Turkish Airlines also serve Chicago Smile

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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 10:06 pm

I got excited for no reason, I thought you meant MEA (Middle East Airlines) commenced services to Chicago!

I hope they do expand, but maybe Boston would be a better city to serve considering they have a large Lebanese community I hear.
 
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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 10:31 pm

El Al used to fly 4 weekly nonstop flights on a 762ER to ORD from TLV.
But at the moment they fly only 3 times a week via NYC.

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RE: Middle East Airlines At Chicago O'Hare

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:30 pm

Royal Jordanian has a daily flight on Mondays & Thursdays of every week. Operating an Airbus 310-300, stops in Shannon, IRELAND between Chicago O'Hare and Amman JORDAN. Royal Jordanian operates as RJ263 & RJ264.


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