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by United787
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16533

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALM_Flight_980

Amazing I never heard of that flight. Looks like ocean landings are possible, to some degree...
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALM_Flight_980

Amazing I never heard of that flight. Looks like ocean landings are possible, to some degree...

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by United787
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9685

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

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There isn't much left of the helicopter. The fire must have been significant.

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by United787
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

1) Routes that have a tourism or business development purpose: build the market and demonstrate to other carriers that it is viable, and then leave it to them (BOS, IAD, ATL, IAH, ORD, and virtually every other US city now with non-stops on a foreign carrier). DEN falls into this category as well T...

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by United787
Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18590

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I believe this is the article you are referring to: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2019/The-Ghosts-of-Flight-191/ Those photos are even more chilling than the other ones, especially the one showing the moment the plane contacts the ground :( https://www.chicagomag.com/images/2019/05...

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by United787
Tue May 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18590

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Even though I was only 6 when this accident happened, I remember it clearly, probably more so living in Chicago. I remember the accident making me afraid my parents would never return when leaving town. Also made me nervous to fly a DC-10 until AA and UA finally retired them.

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by United787
Mon May 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5889

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

The UA service into the Gulf was based on having a US government contract to fill the back of the plane—that’s why it was out of IAD. Once that went to another carrier they left. :checkmark: My wife flew on UA's flights to the Gulf numerous times while military operations were going strong in Iraq ...

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by United787
Fri May 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

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 United787
Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351962

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Why on Earth would UA go ahead and paint one aircraft and unveil this new livery when they knew they wouldn't be able to paint anymore planes until the MAX issues are solved? It takes the all the wind out of their PR/marketing sails. This is just like when they introduced Polaris and then couldn't i...

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by United787
Wed May 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7475

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

Great addition to JFK! Looking forward to seeing finished photos of the amenities...

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by United787
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Where even is Peotone? In the middle of a bunch of cornfields. WAAAY far south of the city. Spoken like a true northsider who thinks the state ends at I-80 http://i63.tinypic.com/2qmkapk.png But Rockford is the solution, right? I am a true northsider but having gone to school in Champaign, I can ap...

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by United787
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I just wrote the governor asking him to not waste any money at Peotone.

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by United787
Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

yeogeo wrote:
American starts its daily flight to Athens from O'Hare this evening: AA160 departs at 5:35pm for its 10 & 1/2 hour flight on the 788.


Congrats to AA, ORD and ATH! I might have to take this flight next summer.

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by United787
Fri May 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I was just looking at the new aerial of ORD on Google and wondering how the new deicing pad would work (or not) with a western terminal or is it assumed that won't happen anymore? Putting aside my opinions on the impracticality of a western terminal, I wonder if the deicing pad makes it more difficu...

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by United787
Fri May 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5265

Re: United expansion in FRA

United launched its new DEN-FRA service, being its sixth destination in FRA and fly from five main hubs SFO, EWR, ORD, IAH and IAD with more than 9 daily flights, has a chance to launch LAX-FRA? would falter that route to complete the seven hubs of UA this would be the third strongest destination o...

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by United787
Wed May 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8661

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

I would beg to differ about MDW being a beautiful airport. It's functional, but beautiful isn't what I would call it. I was pretty underwhelmed as a connecting pax at the lack of food options and seating at the gate area. Point taken on the beautiful. But I would say clean, modern and very pleasant...

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by United787
Wed May 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's some fun reading... https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/01/2019-08862/notice-of-submission-deadline-for-schedule-information-for-john-f-kennedy-international-airport-los So, please correct my William Barr summary but sounds like the FAA is temporarily suspending ORD's Level 2 c...

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by United787
Wed May 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8661

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

The only real way to make closing MDW work would be to either bulldoze a bunch around ORD and basically make a new LAX there (not happening) You realize that is what they just did at ORD over the past 15 years? Acres and acres of land were acquired, neighborhoods were demolished, cemeteries relocat...

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by United787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8661

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. This is absolutely not true. A HUGE portion of WN traffic is well-to-do Northside city folks and even North and West suburbanites that love WN and always fly them. By the way, even if you live on the north side near the...

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by United787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8661

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Responding to the original question: Now that OMP (O'Hare Modernization Program) is almost done, the problem with ORD has shifted from a runway capacity problem to a significant gate shortage. I don't think the ORD 21 program will provide relief through a net gain in gates for probably 5 years. And ...

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by United787
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7525

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

still hoping for ORD-TLV---- Well wait no longer. https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-nonstop-flights-israel-chicago-20190319-story.html El Al Israel Airlines will fly between Chicago and Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv three times per week starting in March 2020, with flights departing...

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4807

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Hard to believe but I started the thread the last time UA started to repaint their aircraft for the "blue rising" livery ... Jesus I am getting old... glad to see a young lad pick up the torch ;)

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

While I'm sure many of you have seen pictures more recent, the standard (non-globe) aerial photograph that Google Maps uses has been updated at Ohare. De-icing facility had started to take shape as well as 9C-27C. Perusing is always fun for those of us who don't get to Ohare all that often. Thank y...

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1353
Views: 248657

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Although it would seem to make sense to do C/D checks or Polaris retrofits at the same time as painting, I don't believe they could be done concurrently or they aren't even set up to do them at the same location. Watch the United repainting video to get an idea of how involved it is, I couldn't imag...

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351962

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Here is a pic of it out in daylight at ORD before its flight to LAX, found this on instagram feed, and I gotta say when its from the side and out in the open, looks sleek and the blues really work together, represents United well. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33814569678_1ccdd2353c_b.jpg I a...

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by United787
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351962

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Isn't the reveal supposed to be happening at Noon CT?

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by United787
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351962

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The spacing between the swoop of blue line and the swoop of the gray belly seems to vary... is that 1) intended 2) sloppy mistake or 3) an illusion due to the shape of the airplane. If #1, it isn’t enough to look intended, should be exaggerated more...

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by United787
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351962

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I have mixed feelings. It certainly met the expectations set by Oscar. I was hoping for something more. I think those that summarized this saying this should have been the livery at the time of the merger nailed it. 10 years later, this should be an evolution to something better. All that said, I li...

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by United787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 134
Views: 41179

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Don't think the average consumer even remembers the crash. I would disagree. Asiana was the biggest plane to crash in the US in 20 years (AA 587). And the takeaway for the average consumer is that was pilot error. Plus, I don't think people travelling to Korea from the US are average consumers and ...

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by United787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Asiana is suspending ICN-ORD as of October 29, 2019. Source: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21301603#p21301603 Has this flight gone seasonal before? Wonder if it will come back? Wonder if UA will take the opportunity and start ORD-ICN with a 787? I doubt it since they are short gate...

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by United787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 134
Views: 41179

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

ORD? Maybe UA can use that as an opportunity to start ORD-ICN? Also, wondering if their SFO crash plays into their financial woes? I still can’t get over the fact they crashed a perfectly good working airplane in broad daylight in excellent weather. And then seemed to blame Boeing rather than use it...

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by United787
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20386

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

I love the reaction on this thread. If UA announced this, the reaction would 180 degrees opposite.

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by United787
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

I am surprised that UA didn't already fly IAD-RSW. UA has two ORD-RSW flights daily in winter and has for years. Is it because SW Florida is more of a Midwestern destination?

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by United787
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should AA, DL & UA leave international flights to partner airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 1924

Re: Should AA, DL & UA leave international flights to partner airlines?

Short answer, absolutely not. Long answer, I have flown a number of foreign carriers for long haul including AF, LH, TK, SQ, NH, TG (plus a lot more short-haul) and didn't really find them superior to UA with the exception of NH which was amazing but it was my first time in business class and I was ...

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by United787
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL vs AA in Italy, doubts of the transatlantic JV of DL and AZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3496

Re: DL vs AA in Italy, doubts of the transatlantic JV of DL and AZ

Cointrin330 wrote:
And UA's Italy service in peak season:

EWR to FCO, MXP, VCE, and NAP (NAP starts this year)....VCE and NAP are seasonal only, EWR to FCO does not operate daily in the winter.
IAD to FCO (seasonal?)
ORD to FCO (seasonal)


What was UA's pax count for Italy?

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by United787
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Well said chidino!

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by United787
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

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 United787
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Blair and Helmet need to provide evidence of premeditation or it ends up sounding a lot like sour grapes. I understand the disappointment - my favorite design didn't make the cut either - but unless some foul play emerges from someone on the inside of the decision making, the die is cast. Well said...

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by United787
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

This is great news. Studio Gang's entry was my favorite. Good news for Chicago architects also!

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by United787
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15568

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

Studio Gang was picked! This was my favorite and so happy that it has stayed local! https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ohare-expansion-architect-20190327-story.html https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c3f67b23917ee7bd75fefab/t/5c4104cb21c67ccc9c5c2a54/1547766957428/Studio+ORD_Exterio...

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by United787
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

On a happier note: everybody who gets the City bid notices saw this already, but the (somewhat dim) light bulb over my head didn't go off until tonight. As of March 11, the city put the 9R/27L extension out for bid, which with Package 3 for 9C/27C (went out 9/25/18) would complete the OMP, wouldn't...

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by United787
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7243

Re: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020

Doubtful, but I wonder if UA would consider moving IAD over to ORD, just to defend its territory. I think having both would be overkill, unless the days are alternated. Maybe there isn't that much territory to protect in the first place? Why would UA move a flight from IAD that can better capture c...

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by United787
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2917

Re: Avianca Holdings to Cancel 11 Routes (including ORD & BOS)

83% for a brand new route doesn't sound bad to me. I think this has more to do with AV than ORD. I hope UA picks it up eventually but with the MAX grounded on top of UA already being short with narrow bodies, we will have to wait.

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by United787
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

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: So the first photo I posted of the view looking NW doesn't display on my Chrome and either does your recent post of the NE view... but they do Internet Explorer. The second ph...

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by United787
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

IMO, a major problem with this new expansion of the Int'l Terminal is the lack of a CTA subway station in proximity to T5. International arrivals have to double back to other terminals to get to the CTA station which is then another haul from the APM station. I feel like the city could have easily ...

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by United787
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems that the interior renovations to the existing T5 are included in this project... but it could be split into phases. FYI, there is another rendering of the T5 terminal expansion here. https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/3/20/18274198/ohare-terminal-5-expansion-construction I like it but would be...

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by United787
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hard to tell in the rendering but it looks like M18 stays as is but M19, M20 & M21 get reconfigured. The new expansion gates are M22, M23, M24, M25, M26 & M27, a net gain of 6 gates which would be approx. 28% increase??? Wondering if they will have some additional hard stands like they do no...

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by United787
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

A little searching and I found what I was looking for: http://www.ord21.com/About/Pages/Happening-Now.aspx O’Hare 21 calls for significant improvements to Terminal 5 by extending Concourse M to the east and adding ten new gates. The $1.2 billion expansion will make way for new passenger amenities, a...

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by United787
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 590
Views: 90473

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I have mentioned this before that based on the little information that has come out from the City, it seemed like the process for T5 was much further along. Yet, we have a ground breaking ceremony today for the expansion of T5 and we still no nothing about who the architect is, what the expansion wi...

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