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by sircygnus
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

The new runway, 9C/27C, will open on Thursday 11/5! Some good news... https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-new-runway-tl-1022-20201020-vbcpphvkqfd6pn4xz3dnz7foci-story.html Awesome news! I guess it will be used primarily as a departure runway during East flow operations (replaci...

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by sircygnus
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I did hear the airport was on the 22s today. Quick question. Winds are howling today out of the south, last hour ORD reported gusts to 44mph. A quick check still shows the airport in west flow. What is the threshold to switch to the 22s for arrivals? Surprised they haven’t already. Maybe something ...

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by sircygnus
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Quick question. Winds are howling today out of the south, last hour ORD reported gusts to 44mph. A quick check still shows the airport in west flow. What is the threshold to switch to the 22s for arrivals? Surprised they haven’t already. Maybe something to do with repacking of 4R22L?

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by sircygnus
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Um ok... like this?? https://www.mdwmod.com/progress/Pages/Construction-Progress-2020.aspx https://www.mdwmod.com/progress/Pages/Construction-Progress-2019.aspx https://www.mdwmod.com/progress/Pages/Construction-Progress-2018.aspx https://www.midwaypartnership.com/follow-our-progress/ ORDFan-That's...

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by sircygnus
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

[threeid][/threeid] Didn't see this posted. The FAA has a good video on the opening of the new RWY 9C/27C in November and planned revised airfield configuration in east and west flows after it opens: https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/ Awesome find! Certainly sounds like the new ru...

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by sircygnus
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

FAA fining Ohare for safety violations in relation to incident last November

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/faa-proposes-1-57-million-penalty-on-chicago-for-unsafe-runway

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by sircygnus
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4268
Views: 620066

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Does anyone have any insights as to when scheduling will start getting finalized further out? It seems as though United has been finalizing schedules about a month before (July's schedule finalized in June). I see two sides to what they are doing now. In one sense they are retaining flexibility shou...

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by sircygnus
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

All interesting stuff yeogeo! ... I'm not even sure the CDA has published December 2019's data yet! Also interesting will be the busiest airports by operations race. The numbers will, of course take a huge hit, but the amount of Cargo traffic we're seeing might set O'Hare apart? Upon further checki...

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by sircygnus
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Among other stats, in its April report OAG published its "Top 20 Airports by Capacity" (seats) through March. -see page 4: https://www.oag.com/hubfs/free-reports/Frequency_and_Capacity_Reports/OAGFrequencyCapacityStatisticsApr20.pdf?utm_campaign=Monthly%20Frequency%20Capacity%20and%20Stat...

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by sircygnus
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

A couple weeks back, there was a lot of scaffolding in T1, C concourse. This morning it was gone, and I felt like it was especially bright and clear in the terminal: I'm assuming CDA replaced and/or deep-cleaned the greyed out window panes... Am I correct in that? Does anyone know if this was the w...

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by sircygnus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Whats the point of the Peotone Airport again? Ive never understood all the hoopla over decades of living here. Also is MDW slot-constrained at all? There isn’t any at this point. Peotone was conceived decades ago and was pursued in earnest starting in the late 1990s/early 2000s as a way to relieve ...

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by sircygnus
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

5781737 For the first time SAS operated a A-350 on ORD-CPH yesterday (the 28th) and she will be a regular visitor for the time being: The A350 is only scheduled on CPH-ORD from 28 January to 07 June on 6 out of 7 weekly flights. The 7th weekly will be on A340. From 08 June the A350 will be replaced...

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by sircygnus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12234

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

Well, when your dog craps and pisses on the carpet, when your dog chews on the seats, when your dog hair gets into the A/C system and shortens life expectancy of filters, when the plane requires additional cleaning because of pet allergies, etc., your $125 each way is not even going to start coveri...

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by sircygnus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12234

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

$125 each way for my dog to travel under the seat in front of me is absurd. I fully admit that I abuse the system though her paper work as an ESA is technically legit. If it was a few more in line with the actual cost/impact, say like $50, I’d pay every time. American is going to loose out on about...

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by sircygnus
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

That illustration is certainly interesting. First, Terminal 3 is not only completely redone but is apparently 380 capable. Also, all the planes are generic white except the 2 787s parked at T3 are in Qantas colors except for no red. There are also a couple of 727s parked next to them. Lastly, the a...

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by sircygnus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I say "only" because Lot E will be closing, due to its location just east of 9C/27C, and that is a loss of more than ~4000 spots (doing this from suspect memory -- did the before/after in 2018 and can't find it. Please correct me if I got it wrong. I hadn't heard this before. Is there a R...

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by sircygnus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I say "only" because Lot E will be closing, due to its location just east of 9C/27C, and that is a loss of more than ~4000 spots (doing this from suspect memory -- did the before/after in 2018 and can't find it. Please correct me if I got it wrong. I hadn't heard this before. Is there a R...

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by sircygnus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if they are planning to have a runway run like they did for northern and southern runways?


My guess would be no because of the proximity of the runway to adjacent runways. 10R/28L and 9L/27R are both separated from the rest of the field by a fair amount.

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by sircygnus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

The other thing to consider is with AA and United continuing to upgauge on certain routes how many existing RJ gates will be converted to mainline?

Is there a conversion? For example 2 RJ gates equal. 1 narrowbody gate?

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by sircygnus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138147

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone heard any news about the number of additional gates after T5, two satellites, and the OGT is build?

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by sircygnus
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if Runway Usage Reports are still created? I used to see them on a website related to noise in the surrounding communities but haven’t seen them for a while. They were monthly reports that showed arrivals and departures for each individual runway. A second set had the same data but ...

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by sircygnus
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I like the idea of making better use of the central parking garage for ride shares. Portions of that deck seem severely under utilized.

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by sircygnus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is number of passengers a misleading statistic for world's busiest airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Is number of passengers a misleading statistic for world's busiest airports?

Obviously both have validity, but I think passengers is typically defaulted because that is what the majority of people can relate to. Flyers see the congested terminals and surrounding roadways, it is what they can identify with. It is harder for the average person to get a proper grasp of what ATC...

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by sircygnus
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes excellent find. Glad to know officials at least see the problem, now it sounds like the project just needs some funding

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by sircygnus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

2 lanes from downtown?? The Kennedy has 4 local and 6 when express are open. Then it's 3 after the junction and they're currently adding a 4th from Harlem


He is correct, it narrows to two thru lanes prior to the merge from the I90 E ramp.

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by sircygnus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I frequent ORD, BOS, ATL, and LGA often on Monday mornings and the constant traffic to ORD is unbelievable. Two lanes from downtown to ORD is just insufficient. Traffic starts to slow up at 5:15am, if not earlier, and any accident causes unbelievable delays. I left Lincoln Park at 5:20am last Monda...

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by sircygnus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

This “allowing” shoulder riding sometimes is not only confusing but also dangerous. People not only get confused by it but then the people who understand it don’t realize that NB Mannheim to 190 exit merges with the shoulder and people don’t know who is supposed to yield. I’m shocked there’s not mo...

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by sircygnus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713165

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Just announced internally, a 787 base in ORD to open in Spring 2020, initially replacing some 777 routes to Europe.


Just announced publicly on Facebook page as well.
Look forward to seeing them!!!

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by sircygnus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd also be curious to see how much extra revenue the main lot is taking in because people don't want to take the bus to the remote lot. I can guarantee that Lot G is seeing more traffic. It is the cheapest economy lot at $10/day, and any advantage to parking in Lots E, F, H, (people mover station)...

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by sircygnus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Weird to only see 2 Hot Spots in the diagram. It seems like not to long ago there were 5-6!!

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by sircygnus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713165

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Any idea when the first CR5 will exit STL? Also where it might be headed after that, first routes???

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by sircygnus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 13613

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Can someone decode the abbreviations I see floating around here and in the United Fleet thread?

77A is domestic config??
77E????
77W is the 300 ER I think

I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them now. I thought some of the letters denoted engine manufacturer?

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by sircygnus
Sun May 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2632

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

I often struggle with the question of what is loyalty in this context. I view loyalty as a choice and therefore think travelers with an actual choice of who they fly with should be rewarded. I can get to pretty much anywhere I need to go in the US non-stop with three different carriers (UA, AA, WN)....

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by sircygnus
Thu May 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Handy Dandy google maps measures the center lines of 27C and 27R at exactly a mile so it sounds like no offset approach.
Out of curiosity is there minimum separation for departures and arrivals? e.g. 27L departures and 27C arrivals. Assuming in addition to horizontal there is a “gap” component?

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by sircygnus
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Very insightful! Thanks for posting this!

With cargo on both the north and south sides of the field Im sure the extended 9R/27L will see some heavy departures.

Anyone know if the spacing between 9/27C and 9L/27R will require the offset approach that is needed on 10R arrivals?

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by sircygnus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 9657

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

In the hypothetical, with no air traffic at MDW, would ATC be able to further optimize arrival and departure patterns into ORD, or are they pretty efficient already?

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by sircygnus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

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.

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by sircygnus
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 387043

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Thankful there doesn’t seem to be any purple. Might take me a while to get used to billboard look

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by sircygnus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Multiple roadway enhancements to increase lanes and alleviate traffic bottleneck to and from O’Hare It will be interesting to see what this means. I could see it confined to Arrival and Departure level lanes from the terminal to West Ohare Avenue (ramps to 190), but what would be even better would ...

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by sircygnus
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BZN Concourse Expansion Approved
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

Re: BZN Concourse Expansion Approved

Will this expansion be to the East or West of the existing terminal building? Gate 8 side or Gate 1 side?

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by sircygnus
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713165

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does United base their 737 Max’s at a single hub or are they spread throughout the system? I thought I remember a few going to IAH but wasn’t sure if that was all of them.

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by sircygnus
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9786

Re: Will there be Disruptions due to ORD Temperature

United has said they are running a reduced operation at ORD this week. As mentioned above probably more so for the safety of employees including ramp persons

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by sircygnus
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16997

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

The thing that has me worried in all this is the upkeep. While its no doubt that ORD is in serious need of an overhaul, one of the things that makes it look so shabby is that parts of it are just falling apart. Discoloured ceiling and floor tiles, cracked terrazzo, washrooms in disrepair. While it'...

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by sircygnus
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Doesn't SAS still run an A343 on ORD - CPH? I believe ORD - ARN is a 330

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by sircygnus
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

All five of these designs look amazing. Maybe my standards are low because of what is there now but it is hard not to get excited looking at these!!!

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by sircygnus
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221541

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone in the know have any information as to whether the new de-icing pad is open yet? Looked but haven't found anything and thought if it was indeed open that I would have at least seen a press release. I thought it was scheduled to open in December 2018, and a visual from my flight this past week...

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by sircygnus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713165

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sort of random but does anyone have any insight into why United has zero non stops between PDX and LAX? Seems like a pretty glaring hole in their west coast network. They just must not want to battle other airlines in the route.

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by sircygnus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171637

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I apologize for not being previously being clearer but this is more recent than that press release. CDA website now showing open 24/7 for remainder of 2018, not just certain dates. Can anyone confirm? https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/ServicesAmenities/services/Pages/ATS.aspx . Video via link says AT...

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by sircygnus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171637

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

In the seemingly always changing story regarding the ATS I saw posted somewhere that the ATS will be operational 24/7 for the rest of 2018 to be followed by a 24/7 total shut down commencing in 2019 until work is complete. This is after CDA had announced certain high travel periods would see the ATS...

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by sircygnus
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171637

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Not sure if it is mentioned upthread but 9C-27C is scheduled for commissioning on 11-5-2020, and the new de-icing pad should be operational December 2018.

Nice to have some dates!

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