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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Now that Chicago has 6 continents, how about a *A RTW hitting all Six Continents To/From ORD. Note Ethiopian is the key to this trip but they don't start SVO until September 2018 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ORD-GRU-ADD-SVO-PEK-AKL-ORD&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* United ORD-GRU Eth...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 135607

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Airport Privatization taking another step. Exploration consultants hired. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/top-city-officials-vote-to-begin-exploration-of-privatizing-lambert/article_14e304e2-9f86-5b11-bdd1-dfc67fc30735.html Would be interesting if Ontario Teacher's Pension fun...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

makes for a toxic conversation or hurts professionals. On any ABC-XYZ service announcement thread, 777Mech gaslights the thread with an insult to Detroit, winginit puts more gas with additional insults and Laxdude brings some old useless foreign-born data. I haven't seen any of this because I just ...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 20232

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

China Airlines reducing Taipei Taoyuan – Ontario service from 7 to 5 weekly, from 24AUG18 to 24OCT18. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1007662343604527106 We will see if this route makes it. This is a bad sign. But early days... Could be just right sizing it. Yea not really sure why ONT is T...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3860

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

Nice SFO! I'm hoping ORD is after this. Can see that SFO is a good bet because of the population. Just crossing my fingers for ORD, we have been on a roll. And its Star to Star connectivity. ORD would be nice, but SFO is the most logical choice. Big Star hub and quite a bit of traffic to Portugal. ...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

This is what T5 looks like this summer in terms of gate utilization. For the afternoon peak hours, some aircraft (especially those that have long ground time at ORD) are towed to a remote stand after unloading and are brought back an hour or so before departure as has been the case for years. Other...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... I also know an Indian who once drove down from DFW to fly out of Houston for cheaper fares. I get to claim DFW. That passenger does count as DFW-India O&D traffic. Isn't it? Now comes the CC ZIPCODE theory. What about tickets purchased in India to DFW and drove to Austin. Fortunately, AUS h...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

BTW nmdrdh787: Since you are a former consultant that helped land new service, do you know why ORD doesn't have service to TLV yet? It seems like that is a huge hole in their network. I can't really comment on it publicly, but its surprising isn't it? I will say MIA and SFO are good adds but its su...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I saw some people throughout the thread have been complaining that DTW leaks to ORD. So, have you run a leakage analysis to determine this? Do you know that Point of Sale data (the key data used to determine this) in Sabre, OAG and other market intelligence sources is not complete at all? Expedia a...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So, have you run a leakage analysis to determine this? Do you know that Point of Sale data (the key data used to determine this) in Sabre, OAG and other market intelligence sources is not complete at all? Expedia and other booking websites refuse to share it, so when you run a POS report on a route...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Michiganders can drive 150 Miles in 120 minutes. It is funny every one coaches Metro Detroit Indians to drive 4 hrs to ORD (or) endure 30 hr two-stop trips thru their beloved hub paying more than others, so they can enjoy dirt cheap tickets. Just for comparison, a beloved MSA with 78,980 Indian pop...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3860

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

Nice SFO! I'm hoping ORD is after this. Can see that SFO is a good bet because of the population. Just crossing my fingers for ORD, we have been on a roll. And its Star to Star connectivity.

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The last census data reported that Detroit had the 12th largest CSA and 13th largest MSA. Since that time, the MSA has declined but the CSA reaches nearly 6M. This is just the US and Michigan exclusively. This also leaves out Jackson County which is a large user of DTW. Include the Windsor, Toledo,...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I saw some people throughout the thread have been complaining that DTW leaks to ORD. So, have you run a leakage analysis to determine this? Do you know that Point of Sale data (the key data used to determine this) in Sabre, OAG and other market intelligence sources is not complete at all? Expedia an...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

About Indian population in DTW catchment area. Again the popular number is fudged by the way MSA is defined. Detroit Metro - 55,000 (vs) DTW catchment Michigan - 77,000 Ohio - 64,000 (part of it) Windsor - 4,000 100 mile and 150 mile circles http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=cle,cmh,tol,grr&R=150mi%40...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 164437

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Based on the above numbers and general socio-economic trends, DTW should be lucky they even have the level of service they have....... ...from the guy who previously posted that you thought DL errored in judgement in “choosing” DTW over CVG. You know — how silly of DL to “choose” the hub generating...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Nice short O'Hare video, time-lapse from tower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXv3VG5w3NI Well worth a minute eighteen, IMO. Best I could get of the ET inaugural. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UfTp5WPVl9V8Ro9ZcZUwn-NDKTMLB-0S8AnYGqGmaqTEOHLdltmm4KVPO6ATVEHQfI9r5bEhQCnwIqS6bMruERc3S-ivquPeqyVy...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221912

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:


Makes me wonder why the first public draft of the Master Plan was based on old numbers..

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

This is what T5 looks like this summer in terms of gate utilization. For the afternoon peak hours, some aircraft (especially those that have long ground time at ORD) are towed to a remote stand after unloading and are brought back an hour or so before departure as has been the case for years. Other...

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by nmdrdh787
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Heh, I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I'm hoping for the best... and that eventually some professionals will take charge making this bus screw-up seem like an awkward first step. The ATS bus screw up? A bit of news about the O'Hare 21 project in the Sun Times: a Request for Qualifications. ...

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by nmdrdh787
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

A bit of news about the O'Hare 21 project in the Sun Times: a Request for Qualifications. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-emanuel-invites-architects-from-around-the-world-to-design-new-ohare/ In about 10 days City Hall plans to issue a RFQ for LEAD Architectural Design Services for the massi...

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by nmdrdh787
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

April numbers just posted! https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Business/FactAndFigures/AirTraffic/0418%20ORD%20SUMMARY.pdf Already strong performance seems to be increasing even more! Total pax up 5% in April yielding YTD up 4.4% Most amazing to me is movements are really strong! Up ...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 12036

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

They should send it over to MSY. We could use a LCC to Europe in the fall/winter/spring. It's got to be one of the largest unserved CDG markets in the US. Everyone here is mentionning MSY as one of the Most underserved plateform with CDG. Does someone here as some MIDT datas about it? thanks. If I ...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165489

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Bastian did quite the roadshow today in Los Angeles while making a few appearances on national news as well. He made it pretty clear upon being asked that the BOM nonstop service would come from either JFK or ATL. "We've announced it's going to be Mumbai, although we haven't announced that it'...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13590

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

SIN-DTW operated twice a day. Please don’t instigate. He’ll be here soon enough. :banghead: On a 850Y A380 too I heard? IAH SIN pulls a lot of high value cargo also. Cargo does not care about the intermediate stop, and of the through pax IAH-SIN many are up front paying a premium. As much as I woul...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13590

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

As I mentioned in the previous thread, ORD is well within range of the ULR, but I have a feeling it could be IAH going nonstop.

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by nmdrdh787
Thu May 31, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 25201

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

I went and dug into some numbers I had in regards to IAH/ORD-SIN. These are 2016 numbers, but IAH had slightly higher O&D and connections than ORD, but a slightly lower yield than ORD. I want to guess that as much as ORD is on fire with new service, IAH's oil traffic has recovered a bit and it m...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue May 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Most amazing to me is movements are really strong! Up 6.5% in April and YTD up 4.6%. That seems to be coming primarily from domestic movements up 7% in April and up 4.9% YTD. Would be interesting to see the breakdown by carrier. My guess is that UAs focus on building up domestic service has a lot t...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue May 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165489

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I have a headache after reading this thread, after seeing the inaccuracies and emotion that plays into this, having worked in network planning before. Network planning (and revenue management, scheduling) decisions like this are done with a great deal of analysis and thought and are not some conspir...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue May 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

April numbers just posted! https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Business/FactAndFigures/AirTraffic/0418%20ORD%20SUMMARY.pdf Already strong performance seems to be increasing even more! Total pax up 5% in April yielding YTD up 4.4% Most amazing to me is movements are really strong! Up ...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed May 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

...if the ATS is shutting down during the week until the winter, does that mean the consolidated car rental won't be opening until then either? I suppose if the intermodal facility opens before the ATS is finished they could give access via buses - after all, they've got a bus route going up to the...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 48669

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I know it’s early but ORD-PRG seasonal in S19 is “under consideration.” Would be great! Any updates on ORD-PRG? And what would make AA go year-round on either ORD-PRG or PHL-PRG? Looking at seat charts, flights to/from PRG seem to be nearly full in the coming weeks. Is this from an internal source?...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed May 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK/PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 3088

Re: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK

United787 wrote:
ORD-China may have been saturated but I would imagine that with AA dropping ORD-PEK, that will balance the market for a while.


The issue is winter. That is where the balance is needed.

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by nmdrdh787
Wed May 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK/PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 3088

Re: HU, MU ponder new tactics on ORD route by switching service to tier-2 cities as originating point with a stop at PEK

Kashmon wrote:
Is every airline flying Asia -Pacific now struggling at ORD?!!
AA cancel Beijing
Shanghai needs more feed and another stop on the Asian side.

CX cancelled 3 services a week reduced to daily...


The issue is capacity and yield.

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by nmdrdh787
Tue May 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Air Transport World drops a nugget of interest: that according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China Sichuan Airlines "plans to launch ...Chengdu (CTU)-Chicago service with 2X- weekly flights". http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/american-cuts-chicago-beijing-sino-us-market-crowd...

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by nmdrdh787
Tue May 08, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118525

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

US carriers seem to be having a harder time in China this past year. The promise land of unlimited growth finally seems to be slowing. I think it has much more to do with fares being rock bottom. I can fly from LAX to multiple cities in China TOMORROW for $500, or less, round trip. Heck, even HKG i...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49425

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

william wrote:
ual763 wrote:
This will apparently be the final configuration.
Image


For those who live in the Chicago area, how popular would a west terminal be?


I am 100% curious where you got that image....

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by nmdrdh787
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included
Replies: 65
Views: 7704

Re: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included

If I were the head of B6's network planning, I would wait out the capacity and yield bloodbath in TATL right now. Wait until there is a shake up and the revenue comes up, capacity is cut. That said, Mint is a great idea for LR/NEO ops. I think right now it may be better suited for Latin America. I f...

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by nmdrdh787
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

What's interesting is that the city press release hints at 8 new international destinations coming this year. So far we know ADD, LGW, BUD, and VCE. Have I missed a few others recently, or is this referring to yet-to-be announced routes? ... AA added YYC and YVR in addition to VCE for 2018. VB star...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9565

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

Thanks for the humor today , A.net . Love how uninformed most of the posters on this thread are :lol:

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by nmdrdh787
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Looking at RFD
Replies: 16
Views: 2495

Re: Volaris Looking at RFD

http://flyrfd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BOC-12-14-17-WEB.pdf ....and they are already at both ORD and MDW as well as MKE. I think that, even if an announcement was made, it will be the same fate as Volaris at SBD. Is there a business case? I cannot imagine the RFD catchment area, especially fo...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Looking at RFD
Replies: 16
Views: 2495

Re: Volaris Looking at RFD

http://flyrfd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BOC-12-14-17-WEB.pdf ....and they are already at both ORD and MDW as well as MKE. I think that, even if an announcement was made, it will be the same fate as Volaris at SBD. Is there a business case? I cannot imagine the RFD catchment area, especially fo...

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by nmdrdh787
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Curious to see where you heard TXL-ORD. I think its a decent add, but surprised seasonal DUS on LH or EW is not in the cards too. I was told by someone at Willis Tower. Again, take it with a grain of salt, not sure how reliable third/fourth/fifth party information is. They just stated that LF has e...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

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 nmdrdh787
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 11514

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

jcwr56 wrote:
Who else remembers around November that the CEO made an announcement that ORD was the next US destination. It was a local article in the ET press.


I remember this, just don't have a link.

Also, could be interesting where this goes...

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by nmdrdh787
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172372

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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by nmdrdh787
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 124
Views: 31169

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

KarelXWB wrote:


Now to speculate where they are going to go...

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Royal Air Maroc to order 4 x 789
Replies: 38
Views: 10557

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc to add 3 763 and 2 789

I'm curious why everyone is jumping on the ORD band wagon... got some data behind it?

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by nmdrdh787
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air at DEC afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Re: Cape Air at DEC afterall

Wow I love this point: Cape Air's bid was selected over a SkyWest Airlines (USA) proposal which included fourteen weekly flights to Chicago O'Hare using CRJ-200 equipment. SkyWest Airlines' proposal was supported by the local authority and the business community, including the global food processing...

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by nmdrdh787
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 21147

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Question, if the Congresswoman has been this bad in the days of Continental, why hasn't she been banned? Has it just not been that bad, is it not true, or is it just a bad PR idea (or both).

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