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by CHI787ORD
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!
Replies: 55
Views: 12255

Re: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!

This is also ORD's longest route/flight now too I believe?

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Fargo wrote:
In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


I would add BOM to that list.

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

We still have NZ's launch to look forward to this year too

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38234

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Volvo Cars has their only production facility in the Americas near Charleston. And as others have mentioned, BMW and Mercedes are nearby as well.

This provides a convenient one stop service to major production facilities for European automakers.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

In the O’hare 21 plan or whatever it was called, the end result (So once all the piers are open, 3 & 4) did show that the main hall of T3 would be widened and left in place, but without the pier concourses. So maybe, in the future AAL will occupy S3 & S4. I can only imagine then that the wi...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

As much as I still like T5, I can see your point, and their points of view on this. This past weekend, I kinda thought T5 was looking a little worse for the wear as well, per-security of course. With so many flights now, there a lot more bodies snaking through check-in lines, and around 3:00pm, it ...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2499

Re: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes

DEL is the capital of the largest British ex-Colony and there are strong linkages between London and Delhi, and there have been for a very long time. Not that surprising.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Too early to know about the A380. BA has a limited number of them, they probably haven't decided yet fully on where to allocate all of them

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SF

TWA1985 wrote:
Yeah, just what ORD (and the rest of the US) needs ... another carrier to China. *Rolls Eyes*


Yeah this is not what ORD needs at all right now

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et510



Anyone know how this route is doing?
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yeogeo wrote:
Ethiopian is sending to O'Hare a 77L from ADD/DUB today - a first, I believe.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et510



Anyone know how this route is doing?

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38205

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

flyguy84 wrote:
Not really all that impressive coupled with all the cuts. Mostly just a shuffling of the deck chairs.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see UA respond by adding ORD-ATH S19 ....


Doubt it. UA doesn't usually go head to head on seasonal routes with AA.

ORD-MAN on a 757 by UA seems more likely to me.

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38205

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Some exciting new markets but AA is cancelling PHL-FRA.GLA/MUC, ORD-PVG/MAN, and JFK-DUB/EDI. Feels like a bit of a capcity retreat to me with just alot of new seasonal destinations introduced. Is AA struggling with year round international across the board or is this just some reshuffling. I know O...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

It seems another A340 flight at O'Hare bites the dust: SAS's CPH-ORD transitions to A330 service next year: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280156/sas-copenhagen-chicago-s19-aircraft-changes/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlineroute&utm_conten...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13616

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

LHR-Lucknow makes no sense at all. It's not a city with many international business connections or that much VFR for that matter. The ME3 don't even serve it. LGW-Amritsar makes more sense but a few airlines have tried LON-Amritsar in the past and it doesn't really seem to make any money. I think we...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5771

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

DEL seems like a great hub for Northern India.

Domestically, HYD seems like its in a great location to become something of an ORD or ATL of India (major connection hub).I wonder if we'd see growth there in the next 10 years since BOM is pretty maxed out.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Seems to me it will be more likely that LY flies ORD-TLV than UA at this point.

I believe LY was waiting for more 787s?

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA retreating in some markets?
Replies: 49
Views: 9282

Re: Why is UA retreating?

United is losing customers. Their service and employee treatment of paying passengers is awful. People are realizing other airlines are more customer friendly and as such United is losing passengers. I only flew United up until its merger and after that customer service is awful. They have cut back...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top ten US airports by operations June 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5419

Re: Top ten US airports by operations June 2018

Does ORD typically have more movements than ATL in the summer? I could see ATL being busier in the winter with the north/south to Florida movements... I don't know if ORD is typically higher than ATL, but ORD sees much more seasonal variance in operations/passengers than almost all the other major ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

According to Routesonline Etihad will be changing their daily flight back to an afternoon arrival and evening departure. Beginning 10-28-18 EY151 AUH 0925-1430 ORD 77WD EY150 ORD 2025-1955+1 AUH 77WD Also, LOT will put the 787-9 on the KRK flight but it remains at 1x daily through the winter. Makes...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon May 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 11384

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

ARN - Pretty much the end of the line, literally and figuratively. ARN is a hub for both Norwegian and SAS. It is very common to see Norwegian connections from Europe to the US very reasonably priced via ARN/OSL/CPH. Not to mention SAS particularly to Asia. SK's North American routes from ARN see p...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon May 21, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 11007

Re: European expansion in SFO

I doubt SK would start SFO-ARN unless DY went bankrupt and OAK-ARN ceased.

Is LAX-ARN really that successful for SK? Anecdotally I've flown the route twice and both times the place was barely half full.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 22938

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

This is great news for the Indian community of Detroit. No more double connects because an ME3 carrier refuses to serve Detroit and someone has finally cracked the Delta over priced options to India out of Detroit. This can't happen soon enough. Did LH, AC and UA suddenly stop flying to DTW? All of...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 22938

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

This impacts the ME3 more than the EU3. ME3 is capturing the low fare market right now. EU3 generally isn't- only in markets where the ME3 isn't present like DTW. The ME3 does still have the advantage of having way more destinations in India. There is less tolerance now for flying to DEL or BOM and ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK/PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 3014

Re: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK

Is every airline flying Asia -Pacific now struggling at ORD?!! AA cancel Beijing Shanghai needs more feed and another stop on the Asian side. CX cancelled 3 services a week reduced to daily... No, not every airline is struggling ORD-APAC. OZ increased service this year. ORD-Tokyo has five flights a...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat May 05, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 12477

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

Anyone take pics? Would love to see

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8239

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Also, there is no market for EK in MKE. The South Asian population in MKE and Wisconsin as a whole is actually very small compared to Chicago and Illinois. I’m Indian American and from Chicago and went to UW-Madison. The Indian population there was surprisingly small and like 75% of the Indian stude...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 04, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8239

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Foxconn won’t stimulate a nonstop from MKE to Asia. They specifically cited easy access to ORD on I-94 as one of the reasons they chose that area of Wisconsin for the plant. Also, a brand new international terminal isn’t going to make European or Asian airlines fly there. Airlines don’t choose route...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

As AA VP of Networks stated today, Chicago international flying has historically been "chronically loss-making - some of the worst in the network." I figured AA has an uphill battle against UA but this is shocking! Can we assume that UA's international routes out of ORD are poor performin...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

Loving the replies so far. Interesting how trains were a viable alternative to planes. I have used trains in India, but finding seats in AC1 or AC2 can be difficult unless you plan well in advance. In an age before you could book online, I guess you either lucked out or had someone in India book yo...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

What's really interesting too is how quickly these transformations took place within the last 12-13 years. India liberalized in the early 90s but until around 2004-2005 the aviation sector hadn't changed much and was still stuck in the 80s and 90s. Then all of a sudden it was like a rocket ship taki...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7866

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

Two points. First, Virgin companies, despite having a common name and typically started by Richard Branson, don't have the best record for coordination. I remember years ago, watching Sir Richard on CBNC, and they read some questions from viewers. One viewer wanted to know why Virgin Express flight...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

It's really night and day. AI was setup as the govt international airline, and IC was the govt domestic airline. Neither code shared or aligned their schedules for a long time, and in Delhi the two airlines were at separate terminals that were not connected and had separate access roads. Transferrin...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7866

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

I think people are vastly overestimating the number of DL and Skyteam loyalists in the Chicago area. Probably 90-95% of business travelers and frequent fliers based in Chicagoland are loyal to either Star or OneWorld. The remaining are either Skyteam or non-aligned. Chicago is just not a DL town. Ye...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 58
Views: 6927

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

I think it was still common on some Mideast airlines like GF and KU during the late 90s and early 2000s.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7866

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

DL/VS has never been strong on this route, nor does Chicago have a strong Skyteam frequent flier base. There are already 9 daily ORD-LHR (6 on AA/BA, 3 on UA) flights and 1 ORD-LGW flight (DY).

And BA is bringing in the A380 starting this weekend.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has tried, and tried and tried to make money in Asia outside of Japan and the yields just aren't there. Meanwhile they are printing money on their flights to Argentina/Chile... Adam Any idea why AA hasn't tried ORD-EZE/GRU? They did try ORD-EZE like 10 years ago? It did not work out so well. Fro...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

At one point I believe UA was either double daily or 10x a week on ORD-HKG. I believe that was prior to CX entering the market.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

CDG: Now seasonal HEL: Moved to AY MAN: Struggling, down to a few months a year There's really no need to try to make things sound worse than they actually. MAN and CDG are still around, and can easily be increased should demand actually warrant. Same for FCO. HEL is a J/V route, so AA and its cust...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8239

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Not trying to bring MKE down, but ORD has 45 different airlines that have international destinations from the airport. ORD isn't JFK or LAX when it comes to international traffic, but its the primary international gateway in the Midwest, and has been so for decades. If MKE can't attract FI or DY wit...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8239

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Nobody has brought up Emirates. You're right -- and Chris Abele, the county executive, even said "We can land the largest planes on the planet here at Mitchell Airport!" (excitement added) Sure, as a diversion airport for ORD. The AI 77W has landed at MKE a couples times and waited for sk...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

If only UA could get that for IAH-PVG... I thought MU planned to operated that route for awhile. I don't see UA jumping on that route either way (Even CA can't make IAH-PEK work daily). What about AA’s ORD-PVG and NRT routes? Are those in danger as well? The only path for AA dropping ORD-NRT, IMO, ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8239

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

MKE is in a tough spot compared to other mid-size midwestern cities because ORD is just two hours away, and is a very well connected and price competitive hub. Its a major hub for two US3 airlines and WN runs their biggest operation at MDW just to the south. You see this impact on the international ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

LHUSA wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
If only UA could get that for IAH-PVG...


I think UA is done exposing itself to more China at the moment. The US-China market is just saturated to take a risk like IAH-PVG.


More likely we see something like EWR/SFO-BLR in the next few years from UA rather than another China route.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

ADrum23 wrote:
What about AA’s ORD-PVG and NRT routes? Are those in danger as well?


NRT definitely not. They have a JV with JL.

PVG has more business traffic than PEK but I doubt AA is making money on it either with UA and MU also flying the route.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Yes I would hope DL or even UA oppose the dormancy and seek reallocation of the frequencies. Gotta give AA credit though. They won't endlessly nurse a loss making route. Okay... so then what? Why are they in China? Why are any US airlines there? Dropping ORD PEK has a lot of symbolism: * We don't t...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

avi8 wrote:
Wonder where those two 777’s will be going to.


AA operates 787s on all ORD-Asia routes

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

As much as dealing with CPB lines in Terminal 5 could be problematic, what has me worried is simply getting bags onto the carousel. Three years ago, we were on the 773 flight to ORD from LHR (London (Heathrow) - England). It took forever to get bags onto the carousel, simply because of the volume a...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue May 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

With BA bringing in the whale and other additions this summer, what's the outlook for CBP and security looking like? I flew SK 946 last September and the security lines at 7PM took about 25 min to clear. BA is bringing in the A380 at a fairly busy time slot. Are ORD officials advising to arrive earl...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16848

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

There is also hub geography. First, the Southeast has about 1/3 of the US population, but outside of DC (which is Mid-Atlantic), large metro areas are Miami at #9 (and at the tip of Florida), ATL at #11, and CLT - at #23. Lots and lots of metro areas less than 2 million - not enough for a hub, but ...

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