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Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:38 am

With AA pulling the plug on ORD-ORF this month and UAX operating 5x daily with 70 seat RJs, it seems like perhaps a mid day 737 or A319 could do ok. I was shocked to see Eagle up and quit, seems like with Great Lakes just north of Chicago and the massive Naval bases in the tidewater region, there would be a fair amount of military personel on the route. I'm afraid I don't have much in the way of hard data but I was curious as to what those who travel the route often think.

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RE: Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:58 am

Don't think mainline would return as just no new mainline ac to choose from. ( It would be interesting to see if UA follows the old National idea of connecting the bases with a ORF CHS JAX run....but I doubt it)
 
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RE: Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:45 am



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
The huge UA upgrade in JAX recently was supposedly fueled by changes in Navy demand... that could portend good things for ORF.

you call an CRJ50 to a EMB170 an upgrade? 50-70 seats. Cabins are a big difference but, 20 seats is not a big deal.
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RE: Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:38 pm

The E70 is a better upgrade than a 737. Much more comfortable and wider seats.
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RE: Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:40 pm



Quoting B757capt (Reply 3):
you call an CRJ50 to a EMB170 an upgrade? 50-70 seats. Cabins are a big difference but, 20 seats is not a big deal.

Well to go from an economy class only plane to an Ex-Plus setup plane is a big jump.
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RE: Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:06 pm



Quoting B757capt (Reply 3):
you call an CRJ50 to a EMB170 an upgrade? 50-70 seats. Cabins are a big difference but, 20 seats is not a big deal.

Umm... they recently went from 3x CRJ to 3x Airbus (flight numbers, lest anyone is interested, are 278, 214, and 1130 southbound and 671, 987, and 1161 northbound) FWIW, IAD-JAX is 1x CRJ/3x CR7.
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RE: Any Chance Of UAL Mainline ORD-ORF?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:42 am

An E70 is an upgrade however, because it is an express flight it is not given priority. On a day with bad weather or not enough express aircraft or other, the flight could easily be delayed much longer or cancelled. If it was with mainline UA, less chance of cancellation and delay.... and anyone who has been through Norfolk on United knows how terrible your chances are getting out of there.

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