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by ILS28ORD
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the British Airways’ Concordes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Where are the British Airways’ Concordes?

I visited the Boeing museum and the Concorde there was open to walk through. Very cool plane. The cabin is narrow like a CRJ and sits pretty high.

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96112

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

ORD being downgraded to domestic only hub with no mainline and going to an all RJ operation??? :rotfl:

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 3096

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

If money wasn’t an issue, id do like the Donald and get a Boeing 757-200.
For small airports, a Pilatus PC-12. On a budget, probably a Cessna 182 or piper arrow.
Bush flying? A piper carbon cub with bush tires and skis for winter.

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by ILS28ORD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

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 ILS28ORD
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I know it costs more, but when all the competing mid-continent airports have airside APMs (IAH, ATL, DFW, DEN), they need to consider it essential. I know most Americans need more exercise, but a long underground walkway just will not due. And I’ve been on record for a long time saying they need to ...

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by ILS28ORD
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7638

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

I’d bet WN would do well enough on YYZ-MDW, YYZ-BWI and YYZ-LAS. I know several people from Toronto who have driven to BUF to catch WN flights. All they need to do is connect Toronto to their top hubs and I’d think they could draw Canadian traffic. Many Canadians fly to Florida and the southwest US ...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 4016

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

I felt both the 6.4 July 4th and 7.1 last night in Las Vegas. The casino was shaking and as someone mentioned above, felt like vertigo. No issues at KLAS today from what I can tell.

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by ILS28ORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

That's a good looking A350

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 94
Views: 14955

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

How will runway performance be compared to the current A321? Since this is being billed as the true 757 replacement (the XLR) will it be able to use shorter runway airports like KSNA, KMDW, KDCA and high altitude fields like KEGE and be a viable option as a higher capacity aircraft? Or will it still...

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by ILS28ORD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5163

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

G is getting mainline gates for b6 I believe, but not AA. The OGT renderings show part of G eventually becoming less regional. Who knows how that plays out though

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by ILS28ORD
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5163

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

After the US/AA merger they made it sound like ORD would see increases, but it's basically been the opposite. AA passenger numbers at ORD have steadily increased since 2013 and may surpass its 2005 record this year. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/Data_Elements.aspx?Data=1 That may be true, but until...

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by ILS28ORD
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5163

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Now if AA could use these upguages to fill their intl flights at ORD... wait, never mind. :lol:

Adding some of their own international routes back and filling them via connections is the next step. We'll see if that ever happens though.. they love OW partners to fly from ORD for them.

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by ILS28ORD
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5163

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Nice to see AA actually doing something mainline at ORD, it's been a decade of reductions to regional domestically and flat out dropped INTL routes. After the US/AA merger they made it sound like ORD would see increases, but it's basically been the opposite. I have not liked the post-merger strategy...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat May 25, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

http://i66.tinypic.com/2m4rcyr.png I'm all for it but if they do they're gonna they'll need to do something about the walking distance because it's already a hike and an extension would be pushing it into "we need a people mover" territory. At minimum they'd need a pedestrian tunnel betwe...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat May 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 114016

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

My opinion all along as AA has cut INTL flying from ORD is that they just don't want ORD to work. They have a large feed of mainline and regional and refuse to connect pax through ORD onto long haul flights on their own metal. The new AA just doesn't want to. (Unless it's seasonal Europe) They prefe...

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by ILS28ORD
Tue May 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hopefully the money they're seeking for MDW is to remove 13L/31R and extend concourse A&B further to the southwest. Could squeeze another 20 gates in. While WN already has nonstop service out of MDW to most of its domestic destinations, there are a few more nonstop routes such as MDW-ELP, MDW-L...

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by ILS28ORD
Tue May 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hopefully the money they're seeking for MDW is to remove 13L/31R and extend concourse A&B further to the southwest. Could squeeze another 20 gates in.

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by ILS28ORD
Sun May 05, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It's a ways off still, maybe you're right, but i doubt any airline like the LCCs that will be based in T5 will split Ops between T5 and other terminals, considering there isn't a plan to currently link T5 to the other terminals post-security, even though I think they should extend the (future) APM t...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat May 04, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Frontier moved last year. It's the first of the LCC's to make the move, the rest, and Delta, will follow. There are narrowbody gates on the west end of T5 that F9 uses and more will be added once the T5 expansion to the east gets going. Only AA and partners will remain in T3 eventually. Same goes f...

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by ILS28ORD
Fri May 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8911

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

So you were just looking for a one post answer and to close the thread? No discussion? Everyone on the planet doesn't live in Chicago? We had no idea. I think your questions were answered and then some. For someone not from Chicago, you just got a lot of good information, which expanded upon your or...

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by ILS28ORD
Fri May 03, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25755

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

Just curious, what's driving this growth? Growing O&D or VFR? Jacksonville isn't exactly the tourist destination the rest of coastal Florida is so good for them for such large numbers growth.

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by ILS28ORD
Fri May 03, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

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 ILS28ORD
Thu May 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Southwest jets at MIA
Replies: 8
Views: 2716

Re: Two Southwest jets at MIA

It's probably not very expensive to ferry them over from FLL, it's a 5-10 minute hop. Not sure they need regularly scheduled service into MIA.

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by ILS28ORD
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8911

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

ORD maybe could handle MDWs traffic in the future but there is no reason to. MDW is perfectly functional as is, in a great location for half the population in Chicagoland, and being updated and expanded currently. Plus WN probably loves having their own personal airport. And it's always fun to land ...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

I understand you are referring to a permanent derate, but I don’t think that’s what the OP is asking. I think of the fixed derate (TO 1 and TO 2) as being “derates”. Of course, you can remove the derate by pushing the thrust levers forward or pushing TO/GA on some models. (You aren’t supposed to do...

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by ILS28ORD
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

Are you referring to Derated or Reduced thrust ? If you derate an engine to a lower maximum thrust that is the new maximum available thrust, even if you firewall the throttles You can reduce thrust from a derated engine though and if you want more power / toga will return you to that maximum derate...

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by ILS28ORD
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

I suppose reduced thrust is what I am referring to. So if an engine is derated it's a permanent performance limitation imposed by a software update in maintenance, and once that's set, you can further use reduced thrust by just advancing the thrust levers as far as needed to reach x% of N1, and push...

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by ILS28ORD
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

Got it. Thanks. Wasn't sure how that worked. I've been flying the zibo 737-800 in XPlane 11 and saw the derate settings in the FMC but wasn't sure how/where to set my thrust levers. How common are derated T/O's?

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by ILS28ORD
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

So there is a thrust lever position short of full throttle marked to match the derate setting selected in the FMC prior to takeoff?

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by ILS28ORD
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

737 derated takeoff power question

In the 737ng, if a derated engine setting is chosen for takeoff, are the throttle levers advanced full forward for takeoff roll? I'm assuming they are, but then if that's so, how do you select full power? Ex. 24K lbs thrust is selected for takeoff, on climbout the full 26K lbs is suddenly required, ...

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by ILS28ORD
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366303

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's already grown on me. I love it. I love the tail fade like the old United blue livery's tail did. And the blue engines. This feels like United. Much better than the current Continental livery that was inherited. It's still not as pretty as AA's new livery though.

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366303

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

A black wavy line... strange. Everything would look better if it were light blue or went from light blue in the front to dark blue in the back. Overall not bad, but not very impressive either. There were better mock-ups in this thread over the past few weeks IMO.

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The CDA finally posted Dec 2018 (year end) traffic stats for ORD and MDW. https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Business/FactAndFigures/AirTraffic/1218%20ORD%20SUMMARY.pdf Over 83m pax for ORD with nearly 12% y-o-y growth in internation pax alone, 2.8% growth for domestic. Just wow. .....

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by ILS28ORD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366303

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

I wonder if that light blue wavy line in the video is the new cheat line on the side of the fuselage of the new livery

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by ILS28ORD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering A321XLR as possible 757 replacement
Replies: 39
Views: 13796

Re: UA considering A321XLR as possible 757 replacement

Also already being discussed in the UA fleet thread

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2270
Views: 401416

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If UA goes with the A321XLR as recently mentioned as a 757/767 candidate, would the A321XLR be considered the same as the standard A321 AA got a great deal on and would Airbus owe AA compensation if UA got just as good of a deal? Or is the XLR classified differently in airbus mind that they wouldn't...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7020

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

If there were to be any widebody international service in the future the FIS foot print has to be expanded. But is the city willing to expand the runways a few 100 feet or purchase land around the airport to get widebody service while their attention is at investing money at the ORD21 project... Th...

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by ILS28ORD
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

If the new post-security people mover extends to T5 that could make getting to T2 and thus the CTA L station much quicker.

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by ILS28ORD
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7020

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

I've wondered if the 797 is launched, and it's a widebody, and WN were to buy them, would they work at MDW for high density domestic flights? Would they have enough power to get off the 6500ft 31/13C or 6400ft 22L/4R. ATA used the 753 at MDW, which was larger than a 767-200, which the 797 size is ru...

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by ILS28ORD
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Just curious why articles on O'hare keep calling it "America's busiest airport" and not "worlds busiest airport". If it's #1 in movements in America then it's going to be #1 in the world also. Have the world traffic movement rankings for 2018 not been released yet?

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by ILS28ORD
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 25871

Re: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

Does this update put ORD/JFK/LHR within range of SYD for the 789? Or is it still too far?

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by ILS28ORD
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 191
Views: 25093

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

The article suggests India will likely not be served from ORD as it was previously and lost plenty of money, but rather from Philadelphia Given the tech connections between the Chicago area and India the suggestion AA couldn't make this work appears to not bode well for the long-term viability of t...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4692

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

The first time I used FLL was around 2009 on Delta and remember thinking what crappy terminal they had there. Bare bones, open waiting room with nothing to eat, no bar, and dirty. You were also trapped in the specific terminal you checked into, which in deltas case was pretty bad if you were waiting...

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 5531

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

https://youtu.be/VRFHD0laSKU
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Here's an MDW spotting video from 2001. Lots of ATA 752/753s to be seen. Also some national 757s and vanguard 732s. Crazy how different MDW looked 17 years ago than today.

https://youtu.be/VRFHD0laSKU

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Busier is busier. And i believe there are fewer 50 seat jets operating at ORD now than 10 years ago. With the numbers of movements continuing to grow, and more 76 seat jets taking the place of 50 seaters, it might just be a matter of time til ORD is tops in pax again too. But that's years off still.

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by ILS28ORD
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 5531

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

I was going to say TZ did fly their L1011s into ORD regularly because they couldn't get them into MDW.

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by ILS28ORD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 5531

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

A United DC-8-61 was the largest aircraft to ever fly into MDW. Also I don't think NW ever had 753 service to Midway NW flew both 752s and 753s into MDW from MSP for a while. ATA regualarly flew the 753 also when they had their largest hub at MDW. I flew it many times myself. Always amazing how it ...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128285

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I always wonder why AA doesn't/didn't push more connecting INTL traffic through ORD to fill Asia/Europe flights and instead cancel routes claiming low yields and demand. They push pax through DFW, LAX, and PHL for INTL to these flights with less local demand than Chicago has, except maybe LAX. Why d...

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by ILS28ORD
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & O’Hare 21
Replies: 79
Views: 9923

Re: Delta & O’Hare 21

This isn't Los Angeles or New York, Chicago can barely support 3 hub carriers as it is. Alright, I'll take the bait. What does this even mean "barely support"? Honestly, it just sounds like sour grapes, which is odd: there's only a whisper on this thread about Delta turning ORD into a hub...

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by ILS28ORD
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4087

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

MIA boards E175s from the ramp with stairs or a ramp, as well as many of the ski resort airports in Colorado.

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