This is also ORD's longest route/flight now too I believe?Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
TWA1985 wrote:Yeah, just what ORD (and the rest of the US) needs ... another carrier to China. *Rolls Eyes*
yeogeo wrote:Ethiopian is sending to O'Hare a 77L from ADD/DUB today - a first, I believe.
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 ....
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I think it was still common on some Mideast airlines like GF and KU during the late 90s and early 2000s.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post