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by ORDfan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 172
Views: 15728

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

I was in MIA earlier this week, and I saw the Privilege Style 777 EC-MUA. I'm just curious what she was doing there, if anyone knows? I realize this is a charter company, but there's a photo saying it's currently under lease to Norwegian... was this a one-time flight, sub-ing for NAX, or possibly ad...

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by ORDfan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

First photo of TAP at O'hare posted...thanks for sharing, Bill! Great catch...love the other big birds in the background. :)

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by ORDfan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems to me that the global terminal should be designed first, even though not built first, so that the areas for the satellite concourses and how they connect to the terminal are as exact as possible. The designs for the satellites will also need to harmonize with the new terminal. All of which...

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by ORDfan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Today inaugural TAP flight is schedule to be operated by A339, CS-TUB, the first frame delivered ETA 16:05 but weather does not look good. Anyway I'll be there, it should land on 28C. Looks like tomorrow flight will be operated by A332 Great stuff! So cool on the A339... am I correct to believe tha...

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by ORDfan
Fri May 31, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Disclaimer: I compiled this data earlier in the year for a random week in July 2019. The data may have since changed and may not be 100% up-to-date. Thanks Shamrok! You rock...really appreciate your efforts. This always so cool to see. It's becoming sort of a tradition around here... Cheers The num...

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by ORDfan
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

CDA finally putting out some 2019 numbers, for Q1/JFM. Looks like impressive increase in domestic and international movements, with domestic pax still in the green (but barely), and healthy int'l growth of almost 4% y-o-y through March, with summer on the verge. https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollec...

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by ORDfan
Wed May 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It's clear that as development of new terminals progresses the taxiways adjacent to the terminals on the south will develop into a more streamlined layout, but the exact timeline is anyone's guess - as with the current construction, few details are released to the public. I know you've posted that ...

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by ORDfan
Sat May 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 172
Views: 15728

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

MIA-Asia service has been coming in “about a year” for the better part of the decade. I’ll believe it when it’s announced, but I’m not holding my breath in the meantime. In other news, MIA just unveiled an expansion proposal that would see the construction of two new hotels, interior improvements f...

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by ORDfan
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm sure they wouldn't deny them if they were built, I keep reading on this forum MDW is at capacity so adding gates fixes that. Could also create enough room for NK or allegiant if either wanted to add routes. And it would eliminate a runway that is not used by commercial jets and barely is used e...

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by ORDfan
Tue May 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17523

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

They have to get insurance industry support. Based on the MAX 'saved' with a 3rd pilot on the flight deck, probably pressure for more flight crew, not less. Agreed. I was thinking along the same lines...sometimes the more eyes, the better. Particularly if we think of today's 2nd pilot as a form of ...

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by ORDfan
Fri May 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Any word on the ATS reopening date? Has anyone seen them test the new system? No concrete information but I did see some of the new trains sitting at the T5 station a couple of weeks ago so I’m guessing they are doing some limited testing? I was at ORD an Monday and saw an empty train running north...

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by ORDfan
Fri May 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of RFD...they are going to start a 15 acre apron expansion thanks to a DOT Grain, and sounds like the expanded cargo terminal is on track for July 1 opening. Kudos to RFD for chugging along quietly yet strongly; happy to see the jobs-growth story spread out from the city to the rest of the ...

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by ORDfan
Sat May 11, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

LOL, I see you guys heard about Peotone.... I agree with some folks, I could maybe be talked into it, since Peotone is closer to the Joliet/G4 rail and container transloaders, as well as all the warehouse space that's been built off I-55. But agree that GYY should probably get more attention that it...

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by ORDfan
Sat May 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8478

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

Yeah too much capacity Personally, I'm surprised to find Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the US, has been struggling to keep its non-stop flights to major cities in Asia. Maybe Chicago does not have a strong connection with other tier-1 cities in the Asia Pacific even compared to some smaller citi...

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by ORDfan
Sat May 11, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8478

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

This is probably unlikely, but as a SQ enthusiast, my personal wish is that SQ starts a fifth freedom flight between ICN and ORD sometime. I'd love to see SQ try ORD as a non-stop! Agree with many posters that ORD has a lot of service to Asia with a lot of foreign flags. Really, SQ is the only one ...

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by ORDfan
Sat May 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Frontier moved last year. It's the first of the LCC's to make the move, the rest, and Delta, will follow. There are narrowbody gates on the west end of T5 that F9 uses and more will be added once the T5 expansion to the east gets going. Only AA and partners will remain in T3 eventually. Same goes f...

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by ORDfan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351530

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Here's Patrick Smith's assessment (he's very opinionated about this subject and has written extensively about airline liveries-search his site). He gives it a "C" grade. I'd say a B- overall. I think it will grow on me. http://www.askthepilot.com/new-united-livery/ Reading the comments, I...

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by ORDfan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Disappointing that a third struggling airline has chosen to drop ORD: AV, IG (Air Italy - but never started) and now OZ. Obviously has something to do with the struggles of those airlines but hard to ignore that they all chose ORD. Wonder if ORD has too much capacity? But all three airlines were fr...

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by ORDfan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351530

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Sorely disappointed in this: looks very discount carrier to me (reminds of TED), but then again, that's what the back of 738 on UA feels like nowadays.

Seems like good livery designers are few in far between, and their customers not too discerning.

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by ORDfan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Some cool images from the South Tower in the link below. The first LEED Gold-certified ATC tower in America btw, and 6 other ORD buildings also got awarded. Just wish the pics were a little higher quality. Maybe Charlie W can share them. https://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/breathtaking-views-...

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by ORDfan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

United's new livery "evolution" will be presented at noon on April 24th in a hangar at O'Hare. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/04/16/united-airlines-set-to-lift-curtain-on-new.html Am really looking forward to this, and glad United is doing this in Chicago. Sounds like will ...

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by ORDfan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The CDA finally posted Dec 2018 (year end) traffic stats for ORD and MDW... you know, just 1/3 of the way into the next year. https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Business/FactAndFigures/AirTraffic/1218%20ORD%20SUMMARY.pdf Over 83m pax for ORD with nearly 12% y-o-y growth in internatio...

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by ORDfan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Looked up the records of AF136 CDG-ORD and since late October they've subbed A343 3 times and B772 once for the usual 332, so I'd have to say Galvan is probably right: you've most likely seen the AF 777F rather than a triple seven subbing for the passenger route. I want to say with pretty much 100%...

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by ORDfan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone have any numbers as to how SkyTeam members, particularly AF, KL and KE, do out of ORD? I know AF was struggling to make winters work as of a few years ago, but what about now? I'd be curious to hear about this too. I like all their products - I forgot, how long AF have been back to year...

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by ORDfan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I can see the potential pedestrian logjam, as the gentleman from Airport Experience mentions. BUT, the city claims to have an out by noting: "Lauren Huffman, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation, stressed that the plan submitted by Gang and her team, Studio ORD Joint Venture Pa...

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by ORDfan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Blair Kaman, architectural critic for the Trib, has published an article today (5 April) criticizing the winning Global Terminal design for, in his view, the excessive use of escalators. "...It is surprising and disappointing that the visionary, usually level-headed Chicago architect Jeanne Ga...

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by ORDfan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Studio ORD is the best choice in many respects. It is architecturally unique and stunning, and one can see how UA and AA would prefer the design since it harmonizes with T1 and T3. One of the other designs does that too, but was not going to win for other reasons. One critic has noted reservations ...

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by ORDfan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like a missed all the fun stuff while traveling! A lot has been said about Studio ORD, but I'll just add my 2 cents and say I couldn't be happier! While I initially ranked Calatrava as my #1 and Studio as my #2, in reality Studio was more like my #1.5 - it was the local, sentimental favorite a...

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by ORDfan
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7239

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Flights to Israel do not depend on any Jewish connection to Israel. 2/3 of tourists are not Jewish. There is, as stated above, a Palestinian population that might want to travel back; from what I have heard anecdotally, they prefer to fly via a non-Israeli carrier (Alia fly ORD-AMM with a connectio...

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by ORDfan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's another try at displaying the other angle of the T-5 addition from the Curbed Chicago article that United787 posted: http://i68.tinypic.com/1e1htu.jpg https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/3/20/18274198/ohare-terminal-5-expansion-construction This photo rendering is showing a ton of space between ...

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by ORDfan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7239

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

That would be accurate. Not sure why it's surprising there is "still" no Israel-Texas service. Not much of a market from Chicago, either. How do you figure that? Chicago has the 4th largest Jewish population in the US, and there are sizeable communities in CLE, STL, DTW, MSP that are ripe...

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by ORDfan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
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Well, it's official...after much speculation and debate over the years.: El Al is coming back to Chicago, starting next year.

Add TLV to the list above. Wish them much luck and success!

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html

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by ORDfan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow! Did they even fly BOG for a year? Didn’t they fly up to 3 flights a day some days of the week? And now they’re completely leaving? And is it just me or is it strange that no other US stations are being dropped? First Air Italy now this news. Ugh. They started 11/17/2018. 6 months ish. It seems...

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by ORDfan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Little bummed about AV but not heartbroken. Air Italy: meh, total indifference. I've flown to CTG a few times and am due for a trip this summer, was hoping to try it via BOG. But honestly, it's a really easy layover at PTY (only an hour) and there's tons of connections. AA has gotten back on my good...

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by ORDfan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7239

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Jewish population does not = demand to Israel. NY/NJ, MIA, and LA have large Israeli populations. I personally think ORD-TLV can work due to connections. We know AA won’t fly it and UA doesn’t have the gates at ORD. Sure, UA could probably make it work (9pm departure from ORD and 5am arrival at ORD...

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by ORDfan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7239

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Still no expansion to Texas. Is there insufficient demand? That would be accurate. Not sure why it's surprising there is "still" no Israel-Texas service. Not much of a market from Chicago, either. How do you figure that? Chicago has the 4th largest Jewish population in the US, and there a...

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by ORDfan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

An FYI as to how unrealistic that was: the only candidate (at least prominent... so many, can't be sure) who supported re-opening Meigs was because he insisted the airport would provide between $300 million and $500 million in income . https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mayor-office-candidate-wi...

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by ORDfan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The walls up around G2-G4 is the remodel for Alaska and JetBlue moving to the G concourse. They will also move to Term 2 check in and baggage claim. I'm glad to hear all that! I'm flying JetBlue at the end of March to FLL, and hope they finish their gate space by that time. Would be great to see. L...

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by ORDfan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew out of T-3 for the first time in a few years the other day and I saw that the old American Lounge (can't remember if it was Admirals Club or the old First Lounge) near K19/K20 is still abandoned. Are there any plans for that space? Seems it might be some prime real estate for something: more c...

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by ORDfan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

To-the-point article on Trib's website about the new de-icing pads: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-biz-ohare-deicing-facility-20190221-story.html "Size of 17 football fields" has a nice ring to it. Good stuff...largest deicing pad in America, and 2nd largest in the ...

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by ORDfan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Ads blocking content/message board
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Ads blocking content/message board

Thanks atcundevil and moose for the feedback...that's exactly what I did and I'm back up and running now.

Just interesting that I never had any problems up until last week, but this newest batch of side banner ads was particularly invasive, if I may say, fwiw.

Thanks again though,

Cheers

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by ORDfan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi Timberwolf - is this something you are able to share? SQ will never do ORD-Europe-SIN again. That is the reason why they are not at ORD currently. I had a very interesting conversation with an SQ sales rep about SQ and ORD. This was back in 2007 when I was the air department manager for a tour c...

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by ORDfan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Ads blocking content/message board
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Ads blocking content/message board

Hi mods, I have use several different browsers and computers, and I am running into the same problem. The banner ads on the side of the website are blocking content - I cannot read any message fully, no am I able to quote any message...even after scrolling. Is anyone else experiencing this issue. Th...

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by ORDfan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi Timberwolf - is this something you are able to share? SQ will never do ORD-Europe-SIN again. That is the reason why they are not at ORD currently. I had a very interesting conversation with an SQ sales rep about SQ and ORD. Yes agree, would be curious to hear their thoughts as well. I don't thin...

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by ORDfan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

O’hare operate far more regional jets than Atlanta...that’s why it’s busier. Does Atlanta even have a thread lol? Because I have never checked and don't care to. Those RJ's feed foreign flag code-shares and other long-haul non-stops that ATL will never see. When is EK coming there, NH, NZ, SK, I co...

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by ORDfan
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Did ORD beat ATL for 2018 aircraft movements? Anyone have the Numbers? Or projected? ORD was officially named the 'busiest' airport in the US with 900,000+ movements. https://abc7chicago.com/travel/ohare-ranked-as-busiest-airport-in-us/5119789/ Wow, great news! 4.2% y-o-y growth, and the article sa...

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by ORDfan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

This has to be one of the worst weeks that MDW & ORD have ever experienced for cancellations. I can't ever recall this many in a four day span: Starting Monday (1/28), with the snowstorm that went into morning rush, there were 1,157 cancellations at ORD and 215 at MDW. Then the Polar Vortex sta...

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by ORDfan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Archinect has a closer look at the SOM Global Terminal proposal: https://archinect.com/news/bustler/7101/closer-look-som-proposes-orchard-field-inspired-design-for-o-hare-global-terminal-expansion Designboom as a more in-depth look at the Calatrava design, including some interior renderings I haven...

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by ORDfan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

"Who won the O'Hare design poll? The city won't say." Well moments after praising the CDA, I've just come across Greg Hinz's piece in Chicago Business about the global terminal poll. To be fair, not sure I blame the CDA for this as much as the mayor's office. As Greg says, it's pretty lame...

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by ORDfan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 89835

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

One more (small) step at Midway towards new retail/concessions. The latest: coffee by Big Shoulders. "The new Big Shoulders kiosk at Midway is the newest of 70 food and retail brands opening shops at Midway in coming months as part of a $75-million concessions redevelopment led by the CDA and ...

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