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by chidino
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

With the Chicago region’s population growth virtually stagnant, it doesn’t need a new airport unless the city decides to close MDW. Speaking of, if MDW were to close with Peotone as its replacement, how would that change Chicago’s airspace? Would it allow for more throughput at ORD? I wonder if WN ...

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by chidino
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I love column writers (any architecture critics come to mind?) who try to deal with the real world in an idealized way. If you were starting clean-sheet, would you have WN so dominant? Now that's a question. But questioning it now ignores leases, investments, past actions (in good faith), and the lo...

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by chidino
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 105062

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

There are still a few more nonstop routes that could be added by WN out of CLE such as CLE-AUS, CLE-HOU, CLE-MCI, CLE-LAX, and CLE-SAN, and I have also previously mentioned that WN was considering adding CLE-HOU nonstop service back in October 2017. WN could also increase CLE-DAL, CLE-FLL, CLE-LAS,...

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by chidino
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

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 chidino
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Two new photos of MDW bridge work:

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by chidino
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

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!!! https://ord21.com/About/...

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by chidino
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s
Replies: 35
Views: 7067

Re: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s

How about we stop projecting and actually judge the final product? Shhesh, such commiserating about something you HAVE NOT SEEN. Let AA deliver the product, and then we get to praise or crap accordingly.

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by chidino
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

muralir wrote:
Just to be clear, my criticisms were about the T5 expansion mockup shown on the Sun-Times article, not the rotunda. I agree the rotunda is really nice and I'm glad they're going to preserve it.


Makes two of us. :D

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by chidino
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

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 chidino
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Here is a great article about the 7 Continents restaurant. Signature entree was Chicken Kiev. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-07-27-9003040056-story.html And more (since we're own the subject): https://preservationchicago.org/chicago07/seven-continents-rotunda-building/ Note the cap...

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by chidino
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I apologize for the seemingly selfish post, but I can't think of a better audience to appreciate these pictures. While I'm quick to think of O'Hare in functionary terms, sometimes it takes my breath away: https://i.ibb.co/7t3NZwy/kerbis-rotunda-6-1024x828.jpg https://i.ibb.co/fX3sKqC/Rotunda-Buildin...

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by chidino
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

A couple of new ORD articles: Crain's on the busiest airport by operations lead widening over ATL: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/ohare-widens-lead-nations-busiest-airport "What’s most interesting is how O’Hare is doing better now compared to itself. For well over a decade,...

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by chidino
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Great news that they are finally under contract with SOM and HNTB though! Forward progress is a good thing! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Sorry - link above should be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_(tunnel_boring_machine) (edit) %#$$% -doesn't work either. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_(tunne...

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by chidino
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Sorry - link above should be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_(tunnel_boring_machine) (edit) %#$$% -doesn't work either. Just Google "Bertha (tunnel boring machine)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_(tunnel_boring_machine) Had to help a good contributor. Hopefully, we won't exper...

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by chidino
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20398

Re: UA CLE LGA?

Geez idk why this forum was created considering this was discussed in the CLE forum and United network forum but it’s just turned into an all out war on Cleveland. Idk what some here are following but Cleveland’s economic situation (which is nowhere near as bad as some suggest) is obviously not eff...

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by chidino
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Deleted (didn't read carefully -- sorry)

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by chidino
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7128

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

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 get de-iced but it would take a Billion or more to install and couldn't be used for the A380 or the 747. Ut coukd however be used for any twin engine a...

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by chidino
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

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 chidino
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

If every last person who needs to go to remote parking, off-site parking, a rental car pick-up, Metra, or a hotel with shuttle service, as well as passengers going between T1,2,3, and 5, that is going to overwhelm the trains, as well as the elevators/escalators connecting the baggage claims and tic...

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by chidino
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

It seems to me that the economy lot south of the rental car garage can't be that big of an issue. I've heard that it's the structure where the tickets are dispensed for entry to the lot and payment is made while exiting that is the problem. Considering that the ATS elevated tracks will remain, if t...

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by chidino
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

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 chidino
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

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 chidino
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Latest bid package: Bid Package #3, Elevated Parking Structure Restoration Pre-Qualification Notice Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 AECOM Hunt Clayco JV has been selected as the CMR for the restoration of the elevated parking structure at O'Hare International Airport. The project includes: Partial an...

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by chidino
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

With United cutting its flight and this downguaging, we've seen a tremendous loss of capacity to HKG, even more (percentage wise) than the loss to China and Japan (with AA) and s.korea (Asiana). But overall a drastic decline in Asian capacity. I wonder, does this just mean ORD was overserved in the...

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by chidino
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

More Paschen aerial updates. (About the only reason to check Facebook any more.)

https://www.facebook.com/FHPaschen/photos/pb.180238015346032.-2207520000../2612597112110098/?type=3&theater

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by chidino
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 139961

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Regarding the various VAL systems: only O'Hare and Taipei (as well as the deceased install in Jacksonville, where O'Hare did buy the rolling stock) used the wider VAL 256 standard. So O'Hare has an orphan which Siemens (who now uses Matra's patents) is not pursuing, even though a successor to VAL 20...

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by chidino
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Latest Paschen overhead view of the work at MDW (which no one seems to pay attention to): Image

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by chidino
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

T5 foundation should start soon, design is at 100% it’s quite extensive. Jeanne gang is still in design development last I heard, SOM I haven’t heard anything about. But things are moving fast and I’m beyond excited, if you would have told young AV and architecture geek me one day I’d work on the a...

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by chidino
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I apologize if this has been posted earlier. Paschen looks to be making major progress on 9C/27C. Didn't want to post all the photos, but here's one: https://scontent.ford4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75223699_2492343234135487_7501572244057882624_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=AbZcSF3T6eYAQkVabexq9YLHE5...

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by chidino
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18928

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Emirates is arguing a dead horse. History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible. Once aircraft can tie together any city pair, the need for Dubai disappears. Wrong, there are "plenty" of people, as some posters have said here several times, they dont want to fly more than 10...

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by chidino
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18928

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible. History shows most people will choose the cheapest option. Well, it looks like we have a debate about what the people really want, so I think hub airlines with lower fares will always have a competitive niche. Quoted me wrong. Please chec...

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by chidino
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18928

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Emirates is arguing a dead horse. History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible. Once aircraft can tie together any city pair, the need for Dubai disappears. Keywords there being whenever possible. Airlines like Emirates will always exist because there will always be a need for connec...

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by chidino
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18928

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Emirates is arguing a dead horse. History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible. Once aircraft can tie together any city pair, the need for Dubai disappears.

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by chidino
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are airlines painted so accurately?
Replies: 13
Views: 2900

Re: How are airlines painted so accurately?

Small note: you might want to change your topic. Airlines are not painted, their aircraft are.

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by chidino
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16870

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

UAL in the 1980s , when it was known as the Allegis Corp, is the most famous attempt at a travel conglomerate in the US. They owned UA, Hertz, and the Westin and Hilton hotel chains. It is also a cautionary tale because Allegis failed miserably. Just a quick note: they owned Hilton International, n...

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by chidino
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43498

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Are we going to restart the A380 debate yet again? The situation today is absolutely clear. There is nothing more to say. I was right since day one, but that is not at all important. The important thing now is to move on. The reality is that A380 production will stop by the end of 2021. If Tim Clar...

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by chidino
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Much progress since my last visit a couple of weeks ago! Great shot! That is a surprising amount of progress just since the Paschen Facebook post. Thanks. In other news, "Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Airport Marketing,...

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by chidino
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Seriously? It’s people like you that prevent public transportation from improving by complaining about it and not taking it. The vast majority of the time it takes 40 minutes from the loop, it’s clean and there are no peddlers, smokers or people yelling and it costs $2.50. That is city living. Havi...

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by chidino
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Take the L?! Spend an hour in the homeless-camp-on-tracks, with its associated smells, unidentified liquids, peddlers, smokers, and the mentally ill screaming at random passengers and punching out windows? When will Chicago and the CTA start enforcing current laws and clean up the trains? It's what...

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by chidino
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1428289&p=21695103&hilit=nfl#p21695103

Does ANYONE read the previous stuff? I guess no one does a search.
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No offense to anyone, but already discussed in the NFL charters topic: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1428289&p=21695103&hilit=nfl#p21695103

Does ANYONE read the previous stuff? I guess no one does a search.

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by chidino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

chicawgo wrote:
chidino wrote:
I know it's been asked before, but any current pictures of 9C/27C and/or the north side of the airfield would be incredibly welcome. Anything.


Great shots -- thanks. Nice to see the construction at the Z end of (when complete) 9R/27L.

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by chidino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Greg Hinz in Crain's today: Here’s how O’Hare’s $8.5 billion makeover is moving along Some interesting things: 1. I would have thought they would have finished 9C/27C before starting on 9R/27L unless they can keep 9R/27L open during some of the extension construction. But I would think that having ...

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by chidino
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15678

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Two problems:

1. Everything in IST was done on borrowed money. If economies stay healthy, great. Otherwise...

2. Once aircraft can fly Europe-Asia without stopovers, the ME3 and TK become... airlines.

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by chidino
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Greg Hinz in Crain's today: Here’s how O’Hare’s $8.5 billion makeover is moving along City Aviation Commissioner Jamie Rhee gives an update on the huge terminal expansion project that was started by Emanuel but now is Lightfoot's job to complete. "...For starters, construction is scheduled to b...

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by chidino
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

It's even better on a big monitor; the HD makes it worthwhile. Thanks!

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by chidino
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

BTW: ATL has two entrances, west side for domestic and east side for international. And ATL is only 4,700 acres. My point was two different destinations at a single airport for customers and baggage, an utterly impracticable suggestion. There are no provisions in worldwide baggage handling for anyt...

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by chidino
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The problem with west access is that the airlines have made it very clear they're not staffing two entrances and duplicating operations. Between security and baggage logistics, not to mention the opposition of the airlines, western access has quietly been dropped. Oh, there may eventually be concou...

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by chidino
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Actually, the "new capital program includes $561 million to finally finish improvements on the airport's sole east-side entrance": https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/here-comes-huge-road-project-make-it-easier-get-ohare "While some improvements have been made in recen...

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by chidino
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Glad there wasn't a severe incident... Fire department chief at Chicago airports out and firefighters to be retrained amid FAA investigation https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-fire-department-airport-training-faa-20190924-5cpeujkkkvek7oejgzhmnwn5z4-story.html " The Chicago ...

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by chidino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221620

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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