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by jcwr56
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

A little noteworthy moment. The far east end of T5 (M19/20/21) was demo'd yesterday. About 16 caissons so far have been drilled for the addition and the temporary walkway and bridges are still being installed. As a reminder, Boutique Air starts this Saturday (8/1) out of L11a/b twice a day. And as d...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I would expect LY in 2021 at the earliest. I can imagine the same applies for NZ and QF. AY won't be back until S21, CX keeps pushing back their return. Norwegian, technically they still hold times but lets' face it, I don't see them coming back. HU and MU are operating cargo only..Interjet, not wit...

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by jcwr56
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

KL9871 KL9871 29JUN 000744 AMS1530 1730MHV XX and we'll leave it at that. PIA: OPIS KORD 1750 UTC 13 Jun 2020 / KORD 0001 UTC UTC 15 Jun 2020 Planning A/C AP-BGY So seems like KLM will not stop at ORD... Looks like PIA will arrive around 6pm on Saturday so will be able to catch her. I think I got t...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

KLM 747-400M PH-BFY AMS-ORD-MHV ferry flight delayed one week (originally scheduled on June 22) to Monday, June 29, 2020. I know that a few posts up-thread there was a rumor that one would visit ORD on the 15th, I don't know if that was delayed to the 22nd which is now delayed until the 29th, or if...

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by jcwr56
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

If it hasn't been posted on the spotters site. VIVA Air Columbia will be operating a A320 into ORD today. (1130-1300lt) VH432/481 as a repatriation flight. Will never say never, but this could be the only time this airline makes it to Chicago..

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by jcwr56
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ET looks to swap with a A350-900 sometime this week. If I hear which date specifically, I'll post up. Also, the AN-124 is delayed, so anyone looking for photo's today, this would be a good time to go. An-124 departed an hour late, but it was even better for us due to lower angle of sunlight and sti...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ET looks to swap with a A350-900 sometime this week. If I hear which date specifically, I'll post up.

Also, the AN-124 is delayed, so anyone looking for photo's today, this would be a good time to go.

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by jcwr56
Wed May 27, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

And it will be parking on their own gates at T2. So for those never seeing a widebody parked out there, this will be a good time. Actually, they can go up to a 772 if needed. Yeah, I remember when NW parked their 747s and DC-10s at the end of T2 in the early 2000s What sort of routes was NW doing f...

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by jcwr56
Tue May 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

gabik001 wrote:
Planeboy17 wrote:
Saudia SV3091, 777-300 is north of Montreal right now. I can’t get an ETA from FR 24 but it looks to be landing at ORD around 12-1 today. Landing to the west.

Any idea when next flight will be?


Flights are planned: 5/29, 6/5 and 6/14 operating as SV3091/3092 1300-1500 local.

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by jcwr56
Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

_AA_777_MAN wrote:
So it looks like DL is flying a 767-300 DTW-ORD daily for the next few days. It looks like a normal flight number DL1066.


And it will be parking on their own gates at T2. So for those never seeing a widebody parked out there, this will be a good time. Actually, they can go up to a 772 if needed.

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by jcwr56
Sat May 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

First Edelweiss Air in the ORD database. 6014083 Also there was a large crane and some construction vehicles working right next to M21 today - the first time I've seen actually construction work on the T5 expansion. Removal of the old M20 and M21 bridges. You'll see it there until August on and off...

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by jcwr56
Fri May 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Inquiry made for PIA to operate a repatriation flight next week. Don't forget SV has one on Sunday. Crossing fingers, by 8/1 all new temporary bridges for the T5 expansion will be in place and operational. (M18-M22a/b) Pretty much outside the actual new building site itself, all new ramp and taxilan...

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by jcwr56
Tue May 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route. I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One? Not sure yet they will. 2...

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by jcwr56
Fri May 15, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

VS plans to run 3x weekly LHR cargo flights with a 789 starting June 2nd.

1st SV flight is planned for May 24th.

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by jcwr56
Tue May 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at a few SV repatriation flights over the next several weeks.

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by jcwr56
Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone arrived on an international flight at ORD recently? I'm flying BA from LHR in a few weeks and I was wondering if there's anything noteworthy I should expect upon arrival. Based on a quick online search, I can't seem to find anything about the existence of an official quarantine policy. E...

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by jcwr56
Sat May 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ComLux 772 A/C - P4-XTL heading into ORD this evening around 19:00. Will be utlizing T5 hardstand for its' visit.

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by jcwr56
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

LX will op freighter services with an Edelweiss 340 in May. Those who might have missed it, EY started their 789 aircraft into ORD. CX, EK, BR all heavily operating pax aircraft as cargo only into T5. On the construction front, M18 has a new bridge (first of all T5 being replaced) M12 should be up f...

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by jcwr56
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ELY023/12.4XEDE.TLV https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY23 On its way to DTW first then on to Chicago for an arrival at 0530 Monday morning as a humanitarian flight back to TLV at 0830. There's also talk of a VN flight towards the end of the month. (That one would really be unique to ORD) Thanks...

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by jcwr56
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY23

On its way to DTW first then on to Chicago for an arrival at 0530 Monday morning as a humanitarian flight back to TLV at 0830.

There's also talk of a VN flight towards the end of the month. (That one would really be unique to ORD)
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ELY023/12.4XEDE.TLV

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY23

On its way to DTW first then on to Chicago for an arrival at 0530 Monday morning as a humanitarian flight back to TLV at 0830.

There's also talk of a VN flight towards the end of the month. (That one would really be unique to ORD)

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by jcwr56
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8789

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

VN looking to operate repatriation flight HAN/JFK/ORD/VDO at the end of April with a A350-900.

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by jcwr56
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

However, Cargo has see a surge of activity.

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by jcwr56
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

EK will be suspending from March 27-June 30th.

Right now, Only LY, EK, NZ and QF are showing beyond May7th cancellations. I'm sure we'll see more.

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by jcwr56
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 66
Views: 12442

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

So when will the Tecnam P2012 debut at BOS and JFK? Unfortunately Cape Air does not fly from BOS to JFK. They do have a flights from HYA to JFK and ACK to JFK. They appear to be keeping five P2012's close to Hyannis (BOS-HYA-ACK) with two P2012's sent to Marion, IL. The new P2012 was heavily promis...

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by jcwr56
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19165

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

Wow what an utter disgrace. Can't say this is at all surprising given Chicago's dirty politics. I Doubt this has anything to DO with Politics. Chicago is a difficult town to work in Period. Coupled with the weather and overall environment? It's a pretty daunting task to get done at all. I would be ...

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by jcwr56
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Nothing mentioned about TK adding a 2nd flight into ORD?

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by jcwr56
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports
Replies: 49
Views: 5570

Re: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports

99% of the airports in the world outside the US is slot controlled. This is exactly to prevent overcapacity issue, e.g. waiting 50 minutes for a gate like the major airports around USA do. Exactly which airport(s) are you talking about? I think the last place I waited that long for a gate was at OG...

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by jcwr56
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

There's been a Terminal Transfer Bus for almost a year now for people flowing back from T5 to Terminals 1 and 3. It departs from M1 with 4 stops. The buses that are currently being used will be shifted over for Hardstand operations and a smaller more appropriate passenger bus will be used. The CDA ...

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by jcwr56
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

What's the status on T5 expansion? How many gates will officially be added and what concessions will be added? And will T5 ever be connected post-security to the terminal core? Seems like a missed oppotunity if not (....metra and remote rental car facility) ... YET AGAIN!!! I don't think there are ...

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by jcwr56
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to start ATH - ORD
Replies: 29
Views: 4992

Re: Emirates wants to start ATH - ORD

The earliest I potentially see this happening would be S21. It's too late for S20 and who can see this being profitable during the winter seasons?

Plus ORD has not been approached about it.

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by jcwr56
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

That crains article states traffic movements are up 1.8% over last year, which increases ORDs lead over ATL even more. Ironically, the Sun-Times article includes Muller + Muller's conception of the T5 expansion, not an SOM drawing of the concourses. But, in aviation as well as journalism, "clo...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4319

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

Less than 90 days to start new service to a potential new destination. Granted PK followed AI in starting Chicago service at the beginning but let’s talk numbers. Is there really a market outside of them desiring another route to the US outside of JFK. I can say it’s not ORD unless by some miracle a...

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by jcwr56
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7094

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

The City of Chicago is incompetent when it comes to keeping a runway open. Downright awful. How the airlines continue to put up with this is beyond me. Actually? the city is pretty good at clearing snow on the roads and the Airport? What they need? Is a Deicing rack where planes can taxi through to...

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by jcwr56
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

The T5 lot is still moving forward. I think Chidino is right about the T5 lot. I can't find it now, but there was a Crain's article floating around here last year that said the T5 parking garage and hotel were on-hold indefinitely. (Sort of) found it: current sketch of T5 reveals no garage. https:/...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114770

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Are they actually filling all of their parking spots? MDW just cancelled their parking lot expansion due to a decline in parkers. And at ORD, the CONRAC adds a few floors of new parking. If they price it competitively, I'm sure they can draw demand from the private lots, but that still seems like a...

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by jcwr56
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Antonov Airlines with the A4F will be having two charters; One tomorrow on the 23rd and the other on the 25th via ORD. Heading down and back to CUN.

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by jcwr56
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Just want to broach the subject of ride-sharing at ORD. I refuse to use uber or lyft for pickups at ORD, and have reverted back to taking taxi's at ground level - there's rarely a wait and fares are within 10% of uber/lyft rates to my neck of the woods (NW side). I will use them at other airports, ...

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by jcwr56
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ORD have plans for quad parallel landings?
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: Does ORD have plans for quad parallel landings?

With the runway upgrade project over at ORD, I was wondering, do they have any plans to make it a quad parallel landing capable airport? They are already the heaviest user of triple parallel landings in the world, if any airport has the space or need basis to do it, it has to be ORD. Depends on who...

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by jcwr56
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sues the DOT
Replies: 28
Views: 6468

Re: Spirit sues the DOT

How can you sue for something that doesn’t exist. EWR is not slot controlled, it’s schedules facilitated. Local rules would apply as there’s no historical rights implied. Is this really about runway capacity or lack of access to facilities. The same would apply to ORD, SFO and LAX that are IATA lev...

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by jcwr56
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sues the DOT
Replies: 28
Views: 6468

Re: Spirit sues the DOT

How can you sue for something that doesn’t exist. EWR is not slot controlled, it’s schedules facilitated. Local rules would apply as there’s no historical rights implied. Is this really about runway capacity or lack of access to facilities. The same would apply to ORD, SFO and LAX that are IATA leve...

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by jcwr56
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11097

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

And the fact the SRD (Series Return Deadline) is 15 December for S20 means a decision to use them or not will need to made sooner than later.

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by jcwr56
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22022

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

For me it's asking a single question. Did LH file or update the necessary paperwork with the FAA? To me this is a simple yes or no answer. Still, the FAA has some explaining to do. Why did the FAA fail to take so long in regulatory oversight and who within HQ or the local FDSO's caught the error or ...

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by jcwr56
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

...another A340 route bites the dust: Come January SAS will be flying the A-350 (its first) on their CPH-ORD route. 5781737 "...SAS is rolling out its first A-350 from Chicago to Copenhagen, which the carrier has long maintained is one of its most popular routes. The new plane will also sport ...

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by jcwr56
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlasglobal A321 at ORD?
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Atlasglobal A321 in Chicago?

bmibaby737 wrote:
Aircraft is owned by AerCap and looks like a lease return; probably end up at GYR?



Correct, ISE-KEF-GYR. Should be two of these this month.

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by jcwr56
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlasglobal A321 at ORD?
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Atlasglobal A321 at ORD?

sonicruiser wrote:
Any info on what it's doing at ORD? Don't usually see those in the States.



Positioning flights. We've had two of them this month.

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by jcwr56
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

NZ and QF started about 9 months out with certain talks. If this is for W20 then SQ better get the ball started sooner than later.

If we look at times for NZ and QF (1700/1640 arrival) (2000/2140 departure) SQ would want to arrive in the late afternoon/early evening and depart mid to late evening.

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by jcwr56
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know why WN8513 flew from MDW to ORD today? SWA497 hits birds on departure from MDW, diverted to ORD... Parked at UA gate B4 SWA8513 (N7722B) was the rescue aircraft, which continued to MSY as SWA 497... There are some pics on Facebook [url]https://www.facebook.com/groups/ORDspotters/?multi_...

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by jcwr56
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Tarom, the Romanian carrier based in Bucharest (OTP) is apparently applying to serve ORD & JFK next year. http://aeronews.ro/in-summer-2020-tarom-eyes-the-restart-of-long-haul-flights-to-the-united-states-and-china/ https://www.facebook.com/Aeronews.ro/posts/2487640054645413 According to the th...

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