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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 4:30 pm


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Effective June 1 through August, Emirates intends to operate it's DXB –ORD route 7X/week with 777-300ER's.

(three weeks ago):
Same route, same aircraft and frequency, but now effective July 1.


Effective May 23, DXB-ORD 2X/week 77W
:point: "however due to various travel restrictions, majority of these [nine routes, including ORD] are only available for outbound travel from Dubai."

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200513
 
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Wed May 13, 2020 6:38 pm

Some extra MDW/DL fun facts

1. For a time before the ORD-LGA shuttle on DL existed, DL tried the shuttle from MDW with slightly less frequency, something like 5-6x daily. I believe this lasted a little over a year before being moved to ORD and upped to the 9-12x it takes to be competitive with UA and AA on that route.
2. For like a summer in either 2008 or 2009 I think, as a competitive response to WN starting SLC-MDW, DL flew MDW-SLC on an MD-90 1x daily. I'm sure it absolutely bled money.
 
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Wed May 13, 2020 9:21 pm

NZ "All Blacks" B789 is on the way to ORD from LAX. ETA 6:05p but bad thing is its getting cloudy...
Tomorrow LX will send Edelweiss A333 instead of A343 but weather seems bad.
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Wed May 13, 2020 10:23 pm

UPS is adding flights into GYY later this year. Per the press release they plan on using an A300 for the flights.

https://www.pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1589388817917-286
 
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Wed May 13, 2020 11:35 pm

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UPS is adding flights into GYY later this year. Per the press release they plan on using an A300 for the flights.

https://www.pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1589388817917-286


Good news for Gary. They anticipate 60 jobs associated with this new service.

"UPS expanding its services to GCIA provides the airport with a critical competitive advantage and solidifies its role as the Chicago region’s 3rd regional airport” (emphasis mine) :scratchchin: RFD may have something to say 'bout that.

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NZ "All Blacks" B789 is on the way to ORD



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Thu May 14, 2020 1:18 am

yeogeo wrote:
dcs921 wrote:
UPS is adding flights into GYY later this year. Per the press release they plan on using an A300 for the flights.

https://www.pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1589388817917-286


Good news for Gary. They anticipate 60 jobs associated with this new service.

"UPS expanding its services to GCIA provides the airport with a critical competitive advantage and solidifies its role as the Chicago region’s 3rd regional airport” (emphasis mine) :scratchchin: RFD may have something to say 'bout that.

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Gary would be a lot closer for people in southern Chicago and NW Indiana to drive to and it’s catchment area would be larger if commercial service would ever start. I remember they were trying to get Allegiant to start service a while back, but they back out from the airport.
 
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Thu May 14, 2020 2:04 pm


(one month ago re: KEF-ORD):
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Icelandair, between 29 March and 18 April, will operate a 757 X6/week.

As others have pointed out, and in spite of what was reported to OAG, FI is not operating flights to ORD.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/fi852

Maybe that will change "by June 15 at the latest" as Iceland is planning to implement Covid testing on arrival.

"After being tested, visitors will be allowed to go to their home or hotel while they wait to find out the results of the COVID-19 test. All test results will be processed the same day, with passengers who test positive told that they must self-isolate for at least 14 days."

https://simpleflying.com/iceland-corona ... urce=email

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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu May 14, 2020 6:41 pm

Ethiopian Cargo B77F and JL B772 visited us this morning. ETH landed at 8.20am and turnaround was pretty quick, at 10am was ready to go back to Europe. I was surprised that they parked cargo plane at T5 gate. JL sent second a/c along with regular JL10 which was JA709J (landed 20 mins before JL10). I was waiting for its arrival (after taking few shots of ETH a/c) but ATC put them on hold near RFD and I decided to left the spot. Now I'm packing to get second trip to ORD to catch LX8.
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Thu May 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Delta28L wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
dcs921 wrote:
UPS is adding flights into GYY later this year. Per the press release they plan on using an A300 for the flights.

https://www.pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1589388817917-286


Good news for Gary. They anticipate 60 jobs associated with this new service.

"UPS expanding its services to GCIA provides the airport with a critical competitive advantage and solidifies its role as the Chicago region’s 3rd regional airport” (emphasis mine) :scratchchin: RFD may have something to say 'bout that.

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Gary would be a lot closer for people in southern Chicago and NW Indiana to drive to and it’s catchment area would be larger if commercial service would ever start. I remember they were trying to get Allegiant to start service a while back, but they back out from the airport.


Allegiant did serve GYY several years ago. They only flew to SFB due to it being before the runway extension, the MD-80 would have been weight restricted going any further.

The hope was with the runway extension and switch to Airbuses that G4 would look at returning with LAS or IWA flights. The issue with the GYY-SFB flights was reportedly lack of ancillary revenue from car rentals or hotels as most people on the flight were VFR or flying to their timeshares or vacation homes.
 
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Thu May 14, 2020 7:45 pm

As mentioned by lemand91 in the KLM 744 Phase Out Thread (post #1003), KLM 747-400M PH-BFS will ferry AMS-ORD-MHV on Monday May 25, 2020 as KL9879. Departure from AMS will be 8:55AM local, so arrival at ORD should be around 10:40AM on May 25 (flight time of around 8:45).
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

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Thu May 14, 2020 9:02 pm

VCVSpotter wrote:
As mentioned by lemand91 in the KLM 744 Phase Out Thread (post #1003), KLM 747-400M PH-BFS will ferry AMS-ORD-MHV on Monday May 25, 2020 as KL9879. Departure from AMS will be 8:55AM local, so arrival at ORD should be around 10:40AM on May 25 (flight time of around 8:45).

Thanks for a tip! Aparently I'll be in MO so will be unable to get it, maybe on departure, but other fellow photogs should get her.
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Thu May 14, 2020 9:05 pm

VCVSpotter wrote:
As mentioned by lemand91 in the KLM 744 Phase Out Thread (post #1003), KLM 747-400M PH-BFS will ferry AMS-ORD-MHV on Monday May 25, 2020 as KL9879. Departure from AMS will be 8:55AM local, so arrival at ORD should be around 10:40AM on May 25 (flight time of around 8:45).


Thanks for the heads-up VCVSpotter!
Here's the aircraft on an earlier visit through O'Hare:


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Fri May 15, 2020 10:57 am

VS plans to run 3x weekly LHR cargo flights with a 789 starting June 2nd.

1st SV flight is planned for May 24th.
 
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Fri May 15, 2020 5:04 pm



Swiss - as of 14 May:

"Zurich – Chicago O’Hare eff 04JUN20 2 weekly A330/340 (1 daily 777/A330 from 15JUN20, 12 weekly from 01JUL20)"

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200515
 
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Sat May 16, 2020 5:58 pm

Did anyone else see what looked like a military KC10/DC10 around 12:45 PM today, 5/16? Came over Elgin around that time. I was driving so I did not get a picture or too good of a look as it was banking. Looked like it was setting up to land at O'Hare. Poked around FR24, but no luck. Any insight on what looked like a rare bird around these parts would be great!
 
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Sat May 16, 2020 8:12 pm

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Did anyone else see what looked like a military KC10/DC10 around 12:45 PM today, 5/16? Came over Elgin around that time. I was driving so I did not get a picture or too good of a look as it was banking. Looked like it was setting up to land at O'Hare. Poked around FR24, but no luck. Any insight on what looked like a rare bird around these parts would be great!

I shot this today, but not in good quality. This KC10 just do a touch and go, not park anywhere.
 
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Sat May 16, 2020 8:23 pm

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Trioer wrote:
I shot this today, but not in good quality. This KC10 just do a touch and go, not park anywhere.


Thanks for the information! I was driving to the liquor store. Wanted to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. Was it one of ours? From a distance, almost looked like the dark gray of the Royal Air Force? Was it a tanker? Or was it even military?
 
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Sun May 17, 2020 1:12 am

Trioer wrote:
wxw507 wrote:
Trioer wrote:
I shot this today, but not in good quality. This KC10 just do a touch and go, not park anywhere.


Thanks for the information! I was driving to the liquor store. Wanted to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. Was it one of ours? From a distance, almost looked like the dark gray of the Royal Air Force? Was it a tanker? Or was it even military?

It was USAF plane KC-10 Extender 84-0192, tanker indeed, just did touch'n'go and what I found went to Youngstown Air Reserve did touch'n'go and flew home to McGuire.
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Sun May 17, 2020 1:17 am

Air New Zealand 787-9 ZK-NZE (All Blacks) scheduled into LAX again tomorrow (May 17), which means it should arrive at ORD around 6:30PM like the previous flights.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-nze
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Sun May 17, 2020 1:48 am

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Air New Zealand 787-9 ZK-NZE (All Blacks) scheduled into LAX again tomorrow (May 17), which means it should arrive at ORD around 6:30PM like the previous flights.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-nze

It would be nice to see her again, however weather does not seems to be good.
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Sun May 17, 2020 5:54 am

Any info on the accidentally activated fire suppression foam system at the AA hanger? Looks like 787s were in the hanger at the time.

https://samchui.com/2020/05/16/american ... sDQmFNOnLU
 
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Sun May 17, 2020 7:06 am

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Any info on the accidentally activated fire suppression foam system at the AA hanger? Looks like 787s were in the hanger at the time.

https://samchui.com/2020/05/16/american ... sDQmFNOnLU

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Sun May 17, 2020 10:29 am

It was USAF plane KC-10 Extender 84-0192, tanker indeed, just did touch'n'go and what I found went to Youngstown Air Reserve did touch'n'go and flew home to McGuire.

Very cool. That's what I was looking for. Thank you very much for the information!
 
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Sun May 17, 2020 2:46 pm

dopplerd wrote:
Any info on the accidentally activated fire suppression foam system at the AA hanger? Looks like 787s were in the hanger at the time.

https://samchui.com/2020/05/16/american ... sDQmFNOnLU

Someone was doing Espuma Party but forgot to turn off the lights and remove airplanes ;)
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Sun May 17, 2020 5:07 pm


Rare at O'Hare a just a few months ago: a UA 77W and stored aircraft in the Central Deicing Facility. Not rare anymore - now the barbed wire seems fitting.
The F9 birds I saw there earlier have flown apparently?
Also shows the newly re-located United hangar sign.
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Mon May 18, 2020 4:04 pm



Lufthansa
effective June 1: ORD-FRA 3X/week B748
effective June 2: ORD-MUC 3X/week A350

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200518
 
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Mon May 18, 2020 4:19 pm


Icelandair
"FI in the last few days filed changes to its inventory for the remainder of summer 2020 season... These frequency reductions and service cancellations will take place when the airline resumes full operation as early as June 2020."

ORD-KEF 5X/week (a/c not listed)

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200518
 
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Mon May 18, 2020 4:37 pm

...speaking of Icelandair...
FI has modified three 767's by removing seats "...to make more room for cargo and to make loading and unloading easier. It is working with a German company, DB Schenker, to conduct cargo flights between Shanghai and Munich. Some will also be flown between Shanghai and Chicago via Reykjavik."
Have not heard of or seen visiting FI 767's at ORD lately... Anyone here?

https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-767 ... n=18052020
 
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Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 pm

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...speaking of Icelandair...
FI has modified three 767's by removing seats "...to make more room for cargo and to make loading and unloading easier. It is working with a German company, DB Schenker, to conduct cargo flights between Shanghai and Munich. Some will also be flown between Shanghai and Chicago via Reykjavik."
Have not heard of or seen visiting FI 767's at ORD lately... Anyone here?

https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-767 ... n=18052020


There was a time that FI was flying to ORD on B767 only. I think it was like back in 2017 or 2018. Got plenty of pictures. I think they had only one B763 during that time.
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Mon May 18, 2020 9:19 pm

gabik001 wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
...speaking of Icelandair...
FI has modified three 767's by removing seats "...to make more room for cargo and to make loading and unloading easier. It is working with a German company, DB Schenker, to conduct cargo flights between Shanghai and Munich. Some will also be flown between Shanghai and Chicago via Reykjavik."
Have not heard of or seen visiting FI 767's at ORD lately... Anyone here?

https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-767 ... n=18052020


There was a time that FI was flying to ORD on B767 only. I think it was like back in 2017 or 2018. Got plenty of pictures. I think they had only one B763 during that time.


Yah I remember 767's were not uncommon and alternated with 757's. These you would have noticed recently and especially so since they probably would've used one of the cargo ramps. Perhaps the plans mentioned above never materialized.
 
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Mon May 18, 2020 9:42 pm

O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?
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Mon May 18, 2020 9:54 pm

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O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?

It’s so neat to see the single engine pax props flying in and out. Definitely among some of the coolest sites to see at the field. These are like little ants among giants at ORD.
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Mon May 18, 2020 10:30 pm

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...speaking of Icelandair...
FI has modified three 767's by removing seats "...to make more room for cargo and to make loading and unloading easier. It is working with a German company, DB Schenker, to conduct cargo flights between Shanghai and Munich. Some will also be flown between Shanghai and Chicago via Reykjavik."
Have not heard of or seen visiting FI 767's at ORD lately... Anyone here?

https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-767 ... n=18052020

Haven’t seen any recently. They were still flying here back in March but even then I don’t recall seeing any 76s.
Maybe these will be future flights.
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 5:06 am

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SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?

It’s so neat to see the single engine pax props flying in and out. Definitely among some of the coolest sites to see at the field. These are like little ants among giants at ORD.



That is true, it will definitely be cool to see them at O’Hare. Plus the Pilatus PC12 has the added bonus of being a pressurized aircraft!
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Tue May 19, 2020 11:44 am

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O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?


Not sure yet they will. 2 carriers in that area is hard enough to manager. A 3rd adding in ticket counter space upfront adds another challenge.
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 1:07 pm

kordcj wrote:
SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?

It’s so neat to see the single engine pax props flying in and out. Definitely among some of the coolest sites to see at the field. These are like little ants among giants at ORD.


Like this!

Although the above was taken in BOS, I've seen similar sights at O'Hare & I agree, always enjoyable to see!
One of my favorite experiences flying as a passenger was at Logan on Cape Air, maneuvering among the giants.
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 4:13 pm

jcwr56 wrote:
SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?


Not sure yet they will. 2 carriers in that area is hard enough to manager. A 3rd adding in ticket counter space upfront adds another challenge.


Wouldn't they more likely want to be in Terminals 1 or 2?
4B has a codeshare with United I just noticed.
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 4:36 pm

4B could easily have their check-in in T2 where there is plenty of space but then the question of where their gate space will be. They obviously would like to be close to their codeshare partner UA. However I'm not sure there are any ground board parking stations so they would have to block a jetway. The most obvious one for them to use would be one of the extension Banana gates, B22 A-C. Those gates were always used by Trans States and I wonder if they have been used at all since Trans States ceased operation. All CRJ, CR5, CR7, and EV ERJ flights appear to be using T2. In fact Expressjet only operates about 4 flights per day from ORD, the vast majority of the 50 seater flying at ORD is being handled by AW CRJ's with OO CRJ's mainly only operating EAS/Pro-rate routes and G7 CR5's. OO is also randomly operating a handful of CR7 flights to ORD for UA.

Back on the original topic: I'm sure UA wouldn't mind 4B using B22A or B right now but they may want it back eventually. They could also give them one of the random jetways at the end of F that they installed when they eliminated the lower level ground board area on F. Is access to the lower level at the end of F merely blocked off or is it effectively permanently sealed off? I haven't been there in a long time.
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 5:02 pm

kordcj wrote:
SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?

It’s so neat to see the single engine pax props flying in and out. Definitely among some of the coolest sites to see at the field. These are like little ants among giants at ORD.


Pax prop a/c destinations at O'Hare

Image
Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Am I missing any?

Air Choice One -3E -currently serves Ironwood MI, Burlington IA & Mason City IA.



Cape Air - 9K -currently operates to Quincy IL.

>note to photographers: there are no 9K @ ORD shots on A-Net :grumpy:



Boutique Air -4B -picks up the IWD flight on August 1 (along with IWD-MSP)


PersonalIy, I would consider booking a roundtrip to any of these places, mainly just to experience the take-off and landings & taxiing about at O'Hare.
Might time that flight to the evening European departures. :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane:
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 5:31 pm

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I'm sure UA wouldn't mind 4B using B22A or B right now but they may want it back eventually. They could also give them one of the random jetways at the end of F that they installed when they eliminated the lower level ground board area on F. Is access to the lower level at the end of F merely blocked off or is it effectively permanently sealed off? I haven't been there in a long time.


Hadn't thought of the Banana gates. Would it be possible to get check-in space in T-1, I wonder.

T-2 is what I was thinking also.
Lower end of F was in use on 23rd February when I was there, has it be eliminated since?
Somewhere up there would be OK but the location at E1 would be ideal IMHO.
Would the stairs to the now discontinued shuttle in the lower E's be functional & any space there on the apron?
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 7:02 pm

yeogeo wrote:
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SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?

It’s so neat to see the single engine pax props flying in and out. Definitely among some of the coolest sites to see at the field. These are like little ants among giants at ORD.


Pax prop a/c destinations at O'Hare

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Am I missing any?

Air Choice One -3E -currently serves Ironwood MI, Burlington IA & Mason City IA.



Cape Air - 9K -currently operates to Quincy IL.

>note to photographers: there are no 9K @ ORD shots on A-Net :grumpy:



Boutique Air -4B -picks up the IWD flight on August 1 (along with IWD-MSP)


PersonalIy, I would consider booking a roundtrip to any of these places, mainly just to experience the take-off and landings & taxiing about at O'Hare.
Might time that flight to the evening European departures. :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane:


Manistee, Michigan... they have an EAS proposal up for bid, they haven’t chosen what airline yet though, it will either be Boutique or Cape. But when that starts that will add MBL to the prop destinations out of ORD.

Boutique also has an interline agreement with American in addition to United.
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue May 19, 2020 8:41 pm

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
Boutique also has an interline agreement with American in addition to United.


Huh - you're right. I figured since they featured prominently the United codeshare on their website (with no mention of AA anywhere)
https://www.boutiqueair.com/news/271
...that they were in bed onlynwith UA, but I found news releases last year announcing the additional codeshare with American... So I guess they could be like AS and have check-in in T-2 and operate out of the G gates and that way be relatively close to whomever pax might want to connect with. Realistically, though, they probably have very few options for apron-level boarding in Terms 1, 2 or 3.

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
Am I missing any?

Manistee, Michigan... they have an EAS proposal up for bid, they haven’t chosen what airline yet though, it will either be Boutique or Cape. But when that starts that will add MBL to the prop destinations out of ORD.

Interesting!
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue May 19, 2020 11:14 pm

First British Airways 787 in the ORD database.

Since this -9 flew out of Everett in July of 2016, the above aircraft G-ZBKM operated its first flight to O'Hare on May 8th, the date of this photograph.
It has since visited several times, as recently as the 17th of this month.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-zbkm
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue May 19, 2020 11:36 pm

AeroMexico

As of May 17, the following is scheduled to commence Mid-June:
ORD-MEX 3X/week 737-800



https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200519
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 1:11 am


One month ago:
yeogeo wrote:
Posted April 14, AA's long-haul routes from O'Hare :

London Heathrow
eff 04JUN20 Service resumption, 1 daily 787-9
eff 18AUG20 2nd daily resumes with 777-200ER
eff 07OCT20 3rd daily resumes with 787-9 (4th daily in summer season cancelled)



American Airlines
ORD-LHR: "777-200ER operates 4 daily in S21, replacing 787-8/-9 (all-777 service begins from 25OCT20)."

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200519
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 3:06 am

I noticed on unfiltered ADS-B data higher activity of ground vehicles.Some of them are visible on Flightradar as well. I mean I can see unfiltered ADS-B data and since today afternoon I believe all ground vehicles equipped with transponder are visible on the map. Most of them uses ADS-R and TIS-B data. Did anyone noticed that? Is this something like FAA mandatory?
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu May 21, 2020 1:45 am

I knew about buses post-security operating from T-5 to various locations in Terminal 3 and vice-versa, but was unaware that these were running as far as T-2 (or T-1? ...hard to make out where exactly the the end-point of the bus route is on this map). From the UA website:

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Anyone tell me what gates the shuttle runs to in T1 & 2?

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s/ord.html
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu May 21, 2020 2:50 am



Nice shot new to the database: a K4 744F with the 2 Pierce Place Building* in the distance.
Judging from the photogrpher's height above the taxiway I'm guessing he was in the cockpit of another 747.

* A landmark at O'Hare, standing 295' / 26 floors, ~5 miles west from O'Hare in Itasca, easily seen from the field. I've personally seen it many times on approach and after take-off.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu May 21, 2020 4:16 am

Looks like Google updated the ORD satellite image for May 2020 - Note lots of UA Widebody Aircraft next to Runway 4L/22R and AA Narrowbody Aircraft southeast of their hangar on the "Scenic Pad"
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