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by kordcj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 7345

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

For domestic connection
Best: ORD
Worst: ATL
International connection from US
Best: SFO
Worst: LAX
International connection to US
Best: SFO
Worst: EWR
Overall connections
Best: ORD or BKK
Worst: LAX or CDG

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"
Replies: 13
Views: 2767

Re: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"

Interesting that ORD is on this list at all. The delays at the airport are down significantly when compared to before the newer runways came online.

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

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 ...

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by kordcj
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

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

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by kordcj
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Good stuff...largest deicing pad in America, and 2nd largest in the world... how's about that for bragging rights?! :bouncy: Whether curiosity or that second city mentality, I had to check: the deicing pad at YYZ is the largest (65 acres, 6 widebodies w/ 6 staged behind). FWIW, their effort began b...

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by kordcj
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712372

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have learned a lot here about how UA is so behind in domestic routes and aiming to remedy that. I think I have a fairly good idea of what ac is being added to catch up. However, in the past couple of years my traveling changed a lot, from the VAST majority of international a year to being about 5...

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by kordcj
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know what AC’s plans are for ORD? With the departure of the E-190 between this year and next, could we see the return of the A319s or even the CS-300s (what’re they in Airbus terms?) to the airport? Are their E gates big enough to accommodate the larger aircraft? They’re pretty tucked away in...

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by kordcj
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712372

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

DEN hub rebanking changes start rolling out on Feb 14th. Here is image of pre/post rebank hub waves. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy0PQ9BVAAAG96p.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy0PQ9BVAAAG96p.jpg It was like you read my mind. I came here just to look for this information. This explains why my DEN-...

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by kordcj
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

Departures off of 28C. What’s the special occasion?
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yeogeo wrote:
Nasty out there. ORD is on a ground-stop. Update at 8:30pm Central.
https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

Departures off of 28C. What’s the special occasion?

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by kordcj
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 11180

Re: UA off runway at ORD

bgm wrote:
And yet again, it’s another 737... :scratchchin:


It’s interesting that every winter we get the 737 slip and slide while all other craft seem to do just fine.

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16972

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

The Studio ORD proposal looks the best. I like that they put trees inside. Calatrava’s design would be great if Chicago was a warm climate. I personally thought it looked great on the outside, but stale and bland on the inside.

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by kordcj
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone in the know have any information as to whether the new de-icing pad is open yet? ... I was wondering the same thing. For what it's worth I can confirm that I flew out this morning and we deiced at the gate. Funny - I can confirm the same - flew over it on departure this evening; lights were ...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

On another note, the CDA has granted me my wish and continues to publish the Fly Chicago newsletter. The winter 2018 edition was published with link below and a good synopsis of 2018 - almost 50 new routes added and 9% y-o-y increase in international pax! Also interesting is an article about CDA co...

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by kordcj
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4191

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

United1 wrote:
UA
longest is: SFO-SIN 13,593km
shortest is a good question....probably ORD-MKE* on mainline at 108km

*I think they still fly this with mainline equipment part of the year. If that's stopped SFO-SMF might be the next shortest at 138km.

IAH-SYD is slightly longer than SFO-SIN.
8596mi vs 8446mi

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by kordcj
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221274

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

TheKennady2 wrote:
Did ORD beat ATL for 2018 aircraft movements? Anyone have the Numbers? Or projected?

Probably won’t find out til 2nd or 3rd week of Jan is my guess. I think DoA has historically released the previous month’s data in the 2nd week of the following month. Not sure how frequent ATL reports data.

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by kordcj
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Anyone notice in Enilria’s update that Asiana is cutting daily service to ORD in August? I was under the impression that it was never daily. When did that happen?

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by kordcj
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

Very tight race for #2. Didn't know ORD was ahead so far this year but LAX should overtake it as ORD traffic decreases in the winter. LAX typically has a decrease in winter as well. LAX saw a decrease of 1,820,568 pax Q4 vs. Q3 2017 ORD saw a decrease of 2,042,817 in pax Q4 vs. Q3 2017 However, YTD...

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by kordcj
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

The suburban Journal & Topics has an update on the construction of the interchange of I-490 & I-90 off the North-west corner of O'Hare, among other projects to complete a "Ring Road" around the field: https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/des-plaines-oasis-to-close-next-week-for...

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by kordcj
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 30737

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

I have a question...does the runaway trim problem exist in all aircraft? If so, how common is the occurrence of it?

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by kordcj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Other details: * DL does move after T5 expansion (~2021) but other carriers (AS, NK, B6) will not move until everything's complete * "Preferential" gate assignments (as opposed to leases) begin 2021 (wondering who defines "preferential"??) * Three additional gates onto N side of...

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by kordcj
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

...And on a completely different subject... On my way though O'Hare a week ago I noticed an ANA 773 parked at Terminal One's gates B-16 or 17, which I have never seen before. Is this why Lufti's A-350 flight to Munich has been departing from T-5? (previously discussed upthread). That’s interesting,...

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by kordcj
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

August traffic statistics are finally available: https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Business/FactAndFigures/AirTraffic/0818%20ORD%20SUMMARY.pdf Another record-breaking month. Highest total passenger volumes in ORD history: 1. August 2018 - 8,100,976 2. July 2018 - 8,067,100 3. June ...

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by kordcj
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92976

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Well said. No one is refuting the reason Chicago was chosen as HQ or the price of oil...its all about how the public perception of UA was fouled. I would be interested to see how other airlines have faired in Houston since the merger. Colloquially speaking it seems that other carriers have all grow...

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by kordcj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when. I was just in BNE 10 days ago, nice city and very cosmopolitan. Lots of young professionals and ...

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by kordcj
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets
Replies: 52
Views: 8546

Re: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets

Are all of AA’s A320s slated to be retired? If so when is the last one off property? First I’ve heard of the A320s leaving. Are the 319s going too?

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by kordcj
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 33593

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Aic97 wrote:
What routes will the 787's be used on?

This is what I've been wondering. Since most of the 787s are based at SFO, could we see a small expansion to some additional European cities?

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by kordcj
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 9030

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

BobbyPSP wrote:
Talk about coming from left field. But good to see. Anyone know off the top of their head what the business ties between ELP SAN and ELP Pacific NW are?


There’s a Seattle based space company that has a space port east of El Paso.

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by kordcj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

and I'll throw this out there....The first reapportion of gates will take place in April 2021 and then yearly after that. Each preferential carrier will be allotted based on actual activity and turns per gate. If you look at it this way, now's the time to start ramping up flight schedules to maximi...

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by kordcj
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 3009

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

As a traveler, I'd be very wary booking a RJ flight into a major hub (especially when connecting to an international segment). A smart traveler would look at the operational stats for the flight rather than making a generalization. I think that becomes difficult to do in some situations. For instan...

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by kordcj
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Enilria's OAG Changes weekly post shows JAL is increasing ORD to more than daily: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403487 "JL NRT-ORD JUN 1.0>1.4[1.0]" No surprise, really; covering the route for American's reductions. Also may be not a surprise because I read abou...

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by kordcj
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: NK coming to ELP?

I could also see NK doing BNA-ORD and quite possibly ELP-ORD. In a year ELP-ORD went from 1x daily on an AA CRJ-700 to 2x daily AA operated by 2 738 or 738 and E170 2x daily UA E-170 3x weekly on F9 And I believe Sunday only WN service to MDW. I think the market went from underserved to over satura...

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by kordcj
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3552

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

Did the city close the airport at all? From the photos online, looks like 190 was flooded. Man I can’t imagine the chaos.

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by kordcj
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Are you sure it’s not LX9? That flight leaves for ZRH at 1910 and it is a 77W.
Edited a few typos

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by kordcj
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii
Replies: 68
Views: 11515

Re: UA Adds MAX Routes to Hawaii

I wonder if we'll keep seeing new MAX delivery allocated primarily to the routes where the NGs struggle – the remaining rotations for LAX/SFO to Hawai'i, then maybe ORD/IAH to Alaska and IAH to near South America – before we see them elsewhere in the system. Makes sense to fly 'em where they're nee...

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by kordcj
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 9306

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

IDB=Involuntary Denied Boarding

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by kordcj
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8691

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

ORD has a gate capacity problem. The airfield is fine operationally. If all goes according to plan, ORD should get removed from the max capacity list in 2026 or sooner.

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by kordcj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 14375

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Didn’t realize DL surpassed UA in the NYC market. Between LGA/JFK, DL is just over 500 flights.
Sad to see ORD is still so 50 seater heavy.

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by kordcj
Wed May 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25983

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. I don’t think...

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by kordcj
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

By the way... the airport employee facility mentioned above is visible as the large striped rectangular undefined space on the far west (left-hand) side of the overall site plan: http://www.flychicago.com/sites/ohare21/SiteCollectionImages/finalrender/ORD_Overall.png all renderings can be found her...

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by kordcj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

It’s surprising that they (NZ) aren’t going to depart from T1. Considering this is a UA JV flight like those of NH&LH. Can a 789 fit in concourse B/C easily?

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by kordcj
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD
Replies: 54
Views: 10099

Re: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD

I hope that SLC - ELP works for DL. I fly to ELP on DL twice a year and it's frustrating that ATL is the only n/s destination. It makes taking DL from ELP to the west impossible. Has DL ever tried LAX-ELP? ELP-SLC works well geographically for only three groups of pax: 1) those in SLC, 2) those in ...

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by kordcj
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 9127

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Far too often, passengers think they are 'special' or exempt from obeying airline rules or F/A's. Pax that bring on too much carry on into more crowded planes. Pax who can't tear away from their electronics, think they can bring on unruly or unnecessary animals, won't or can't control their behavio...

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by kordcj
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 5031

Re: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

At ORD sometimes 4L and 9L (now 9R) were used for departures, but never at the exact same time. I recall a staggered takeoff between the two runways. O’Hare tower was a real treat to listen to back then. I think that mode of operation is gone. I remember many arrivals on 9R and watching approaching ...

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by kordcj
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

From the Tribune article in post #163: "In January 2016, Emanuel rebooted the airport expansion plans with... a $1.3 billion deal to build O’Hare’s sixth and final east-west runway, de-icing pads to allow planes to take off more quickly and new taxiways to speed up the pace of planes going to ...

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by kordcj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Flanker7 wrote:
KLM will reduce it's 747 operation to ORD. It will be a combination of 777 and 747 as of now. Shame but with the 747 fleet shrinking fast it's inevitable.


Will the 777 be a -300 or -200?

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by kordcj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I believe the CDA actually supports commercial flights at GYY. I believe the strategy is if Gary becomes successful, it will reduce the "need" for a third airport in Peotone which doesn't seem to die. A blank slate airport in Peotone, for as stupid as it is, will be potentially a bigger t...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Let's just play pretend for a hot second. So if AA/UA can't come to an agreement on an O'Hare revamp, how long until a plan is unveiled to give Southwest a handful more gates at Midway....if you get what I mean. I’m not sure I get what you mean. Are you saying that the city will divert airport fund...

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by kordcj
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

AA said Thursday that it will run 15 shuttle flights each weekday between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The flights are scheduled to start April 4 using dedicated gates at the two airports The airline also promises free beer and wine in the main cabin. http://www.chicagotribune.co...

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by kordcj
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Isn’t MDW landlocked? How could they expand it? I'm referring specifically to expanding the terminal infrastructure, not the airfield/airport limits itself. As I mentioned above: as far as I know, 13L/31R is seldom-used, except for GA, and even then, I'm not convinced it's worth keeping at the expe...

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by kordcj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171415

Re: Chicago Aviation News

November data posted on ATD. Synopsis: ORD back in the black on YTD domestic passenger growth, and international growth continues to shine. MDW losing some ground on domestic Y-O-Y, which is weighing on yearly totals, despite also good international growth. Anyone have any theories on what's slowin...

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