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by jcwr56
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

After they drop off the pax they then move to South East Cargo to off load and load cargo. They also RON down there. I don’t think they have room for them to stay longer at Term 5 when they come in, but jcwr56 may know more. Correct, there's no room utilizing T5. With all the construction taking pl...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone has any idea why JAL B788 flight JL8086 every time after unloading @T5 is moved to South Cargo @ NCA? Its about just parking overnight or they loading some cargo and resting there utill return flight next day? I'm just curious. After they drop off the pax they then move to South East Cargo t...

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by jcwr56
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

...And I’ve been on record for a long time saying they need to connect T5 to the rest of the terminal core. Especially when ORD bills itself the most connected airport in the world. They need to facilitate inter-line and international connections, OGT won’t house all the international flights when ...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6971

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

According to many rumors circulating around is that Emirates might lauch fifth freedom flights connecting Prague with Chicago or Boston. If the rumor is true, i think it might be Chicago. There’s been no discussions at any level with anyone. EK knows the capacity issues at ORD and I just don’t see ...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I hadn’t noticed that satellite 1 will be able to handle international arrivals before. Will these gates have dedicated customs facilities or a sterile tunnel back to the new T2 for processing ? If they have their own customs facilities it’s a huge win for UA and *A to have even more availability. ...

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by jcwr56
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

kyrone wrote:
jcwr56 wrote:
Monday should bring some new news...



On Air India, or in general??


It was in general. This didn't happen because a last minute curve ball was thrown at me that I wasn't expecting.

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by jcwr56
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I hadn’t noticed that satellite 1 will be able to handle international arrivals before. Will these gates have dedicated customs facilities or a sterile tunnel back to the new T2 for processing ? If they have their own customs facilities it’s a huge win for UA and *A to have even more availability. ...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Monday should bring some new news...

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by jcwr56
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

With its daily DEL>ORD flight Air India has been dealing with the closing of Pakistani Airspace and the troubles in Iran just as United has with its two EWR-India flights. UA has suspended its flights at least until September, but AI is carrying on with tech stops on the India-ORD sector. Until I l...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 146
Views: 20261

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Like when NZ started ORD, discussions started a while back. I’m aware that operational data on taxi time, deicing protocols (if it’s done on stand or not) terminal location already have started. What’s up next are days and times, given the IATA SC is taking place currently, I’m sure a more finalized...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9873

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

So....who’s this Tool that will be making decisions to hold or not. God help ‘em.... :D

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by jcwr56
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

There is always a political reason for a project. This is more of an investment and hope for the results. Maybe Amazon can make it a flight hub :). A Burnham-scale boost for the Southland: A third airport in Peotone: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/burnham-scale-boost-southland-third-airpor...

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by jcwr56
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

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 jcwr56
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Today inaugural TAP flight is schedule to be operated by A339, CS-TUB, the first frame delivered David Neeleman was on my B6 flight yesterday from JFK. I asked him what was bringing him to Chicago and he told me he was here for the inaugural flight. Flights tracking about 50 minutes late. Festiviti...

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by jcwr56
Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Air India DELHI (DEL) ::: AI127/AI126 ::: Arr. 07:25, Dep. 13:30 ::: Daily ::: 77W HYDERABAD (HYD) – via DEL ::: AI127/AI126 ::: Arr. 07:25, Dep. 13:30 ::: Daily ::: 77W Starting June 1, AI will be routed through Stockholm arriving at 0725 and departing at 1200 since the Pakistan airspace closure is...

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by jcwr56
Tue May 21, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18935

AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

https://graphics.chicagotribune.com/fli ... niversary/

I was 15 at the time, lived near ORD on the Chicago side and still remember that day seeing the smoke rising.
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A really good article.

https://graphics.chicagotribune.com/fli ... niversary/

I was 15 at the time, lived near ORD on the Chicago side and still remember that day seeing the smoke rising.

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by jcwr56
Sat May 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I flew into ORD last week on Frontier and was surprised to see that we arrived in T5. Given how busy T5 is with all their international carriers, it doesn't seem to make sense. They even have a few flights during the peak afternoon times when the terminal is jam-packed with int'l flights. So it's n...

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by jcwr56
Sat May 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

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 Is this the announcement you alluded to in the other thread? Great to see ORD is getting unshackled. Hopeful...

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by jcwr56
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8833

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Amazing actually no reads what he's asking. Great answer by luckyone, but the rest... Read the question as a hypothetical and leave the emotions out of it. MDW is not closing. To the OP, in the current state ORD is in, no. There's the physical limitations of the terminal complex and gate availabilit...

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by jcwr56
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Just saw this. https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1111712744816861185?s=21 "The US Department of Transportation on 29MAR19 approved Hainan Airlines' application on Chengdu – Chicago route" http://i67.tinypic.com/dvt5dz.png Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl ...

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by jcwr56
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19095

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Where's the wheel chair people, or how about people with missing limbs.

If VS claims diversity and all inclusiveness, they've failed.

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by jcwr56
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19992

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

All that's needed is a "drop" bucket underneath the seat and there goes reductions of Lavs on the plane.

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by jcwr56
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Just saw this. https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1111712744816861185?s=21 "The US Department of Transportation on 29MAR19 approved Hainan Airlines' application on Chengdu – Chicago route" http://i67.tinypic.com/dvt5dz.png Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl ...

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by jcwr56
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

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 jcwr56
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Today's the formal ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of T5 and by default TAP. If anyone of the spotters are driving along Mannheim today, you'll see the white circus tents set up. Event should take place between 10:45 and 12:00.

Monday was the official start to site civil work.

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by jcwr56
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Everyone, including SY, IG, AV all had gate availability. So while it does free some space up, there’s always someone looking to back fill openings.

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by jcwr56
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's a cut and paste of the notification sent out locally to the airport community. You can believe it or not.. Chicago, March 1°, 2019. Dear Stakeholders: I am writing regarding some changes that will impact our operation in Chicago. During the past presentation of our 2018 Financial Results to i...

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by jcwr56
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

kordcj wrote:
I can’t find where I saw this, but anyone else see or hear that Avianca is pulling out of ORD.


May 19th...

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by jcwr56
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2977

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

SAL/GUA and BOG to ORD will be suspended as of May.

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by jcwr56
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Look for airline moves around March 13th and first week of April to G2 and G4. The bridge installation at L11 is moving along and should be hung around March 4th. As for the T5 expansion, you’ll start to see movement. This will not be building related, but site work on the new payment to the east th...

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by jcwr56
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15762

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

For the operations at ORD, EY would still be at T5 for their ops, UA or not. Just no room at T1 for a 773.

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by jcwr56
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

That YYZ de-icing system as described is pretty nice. Does the ORD pad have the same environmental protection setup? Being Chicago I assume it does, but sometimes costs can get in the way of caring about the environment. Sort of... from the CDA's press release: "The project was built with sust...

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by jcwr56
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

UP had one charter flight late last year. So what you’re seeing is their logo on the ticket counter wayfairing signs. WOW is still in the system too. No, this was definitely on the departure board. I had just gotten upstairs from clearing customs and just casually looked at the board. It showed the...

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by jcwr56
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

UP had one charter flight late last year. So what you’re seeing is their logo on the ticket counter wayfairing signs. WOW is still in the system too.

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by jcwr56
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

While there's a thread of its own.... DY to start BCN - ORD. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/02/15/norwegian-air-to-launch-barcelona-to-chicago.html A little more detail from the Spanish press release: "The route will start on Friday, June 7 and will operate four days a week, eve...

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by jcwr56
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5718

Re: El Al future

LAXdude1023 wrote:
ORDfan101 wrote:
Honestly tlv to ORD is probably going to happen by the end of the year either on UA or LY


Based on?


It won't happen in 2019. That window of opportunity has closed.

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by jcwr56
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... icago.html
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While there's a thread of its own.... DY to start BCN - ORD.

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... icago.html

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by jcwr56
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5718

Re: El Al future

From what I understand, And this is 2nd hand information. LY was set to announce ORD, however it failed the very strict security protocols that Israel and El Al has in place for airports to be considered LY destinations. That's a pretty large grenade you just lobbed there. Any factual citations you...

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by jcwr56
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 9987

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

Chicagoland has 291,800 people that are Jewish. Don't you think that Chicago would get EL AL before a once a month and useless Orlando service? MCO O&D traffic is only slightly behind that of ORD, a city 10x the size of Orlando. I would not call any service to MCO worthless. https://orlandoairp...

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by jcwr56
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I'll be - thought they flew EWR-DEL - apologies They fly both. Well then, if EWR can do it, I agree with nomorerjs. BOM should be on the list! Just out of curiosity, is there anything stopping UA from operating intl. departures out of T5 if they wanted? I know the current situation in T1 prevents a...

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by jcwr56
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

That 727 (post 131) has moved over to the new de-icing pads. I photographed the area on my way out yesterday (taking off from 28R, 7Feb - sorry for the poor quality) which shows progress: pads are numbered, access taxiways seem to be complete and you can see training in progress with four trucks ar...

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by jcwr56
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 105065

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

That 727 (post 131) has moved over to the new de-icing pads. I photographed the area on my way out yesterday (taking off from 28R, 7Feb - sorry for the poor quality) which shows progress: pads are numbered, access taxiways seem to be complete and you can see training in progress with four trucks ar...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10714

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

The ramper's who showed up to work at ORD today deserve a big thank you for sure. From what I'm hearing Fueling is the biggest issue. Between Swissport and Menzies with call off's and lack of operable equipment it's dragging a lot down. ORD has about 24 more hours of this weather, so we'll see how t...

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by jcwr56
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9055

Re: Will there be Disruptions due to ORD Temperature

Concern is staff across the board and making sure folks aren’t out more than necessary. Fueling is another, ORD has more than enough fuel on hand, but the delivery (Tankers, Hydrant trucks, carts) is the major concern about freezing up. A few cancellations already by the foreign flags for Tuesday, n...

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by jcwr56
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15663

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

I do not live in Chicago, so maybe I shouldn't say this but... I flew through Chicago this past week and while I love T1 as much as anyone it looks to me like all of these projects are more status symbols than a project that will help people move from place to place, do not cost much to maintain or...

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by jcwr56
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15663

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

I do not live in Chicago, so maybe I shouldn't say this but... I flew through Chicago this past week and while I love T1 as much as anyone it looks to me like all of these projects are more status symbols than a project that will help people move from place to place, do not cost much to maintain or...

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by jcwr56
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10450

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

FAQ This is the first time they have really dropped a route with nearly zero notice. A lot of Europeans going to Disney will be angry. **WW KEF-MCO FEB 0.3>0[0] MAR 0.4>0[0] APR 0.4>0[0] WW KEF-ORD FEB 0.8>0.5[0.7] WW is formally done for ORD as of tomorrow (January 21st). They've pretty much shipp...

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by jcwr56
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 10716

Re: UA off runway at ORD

Really nothing to see with this one. Aircraft did not end up in the arrester bed so this would’ve been an easy problem for Joe Patroni.

Pax were bussed over to T1 and arrivals shifted over to 10C.

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by jcwr56
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15663

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

SOM I’m calling McCormick place west. I do like the design by Studio, but....just looking at the layout of gates in the design is making me cringe. Will they be MARS like the new expansion of T5 is? You would think collectively the design teams would have some commonalities given first place gets th...

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