Finally going daily to ORD would be niceJump to post
The other thing to keep in mind is that yes, flying to ATQ is much more convenient for Punjabis from Amritsar and Jalandhar and northern Punjab, but it's not as bad of a drive to DEL from Ludhiana, Patiala, and Chandigarh. There is still a significant % of Punjabis from Southern Punjab who fly throu...Jump to post
AI's ATQ-DEL flights are designed to feed their flights to LHR, BHX, JFK, ORD, SFO. I believe when the AC YVR-DEL route was launched it was timed for the AI onward connections to ATQ, but it wouldn't surprise me if AI has changed the schedule of their flights a few times by now. The history of long ...Jump to post
The two hour turnaround should be okay ... they today turnaround bigger aircraft like the A350 in one hour at JNB, ACC, and event the 77W at CPT. By comparison, LH turns around a B748 at JFK in two hours. Granted, ET's two hour turnaround at EWR has been abysmal. I think airports like ORD and EWR w...Jump to post
I don't see this being successful. AI has flown the route before, and BMI has flown ATQ-LHR. The VFR community is there but the fares are low. Also to note that QR also flies BHX-DOH-ATQ with a 3 hr layover in DOH. Whatever little premium traffic there is would be much more inclined to fly QR than A...Jump to post
Not being able to flyover Saudi Arabia and the UAE has probably hurt their South American routesJump to post
AA served ORD-DEL for about five years from 2004-2009. I believe it was a marginal performer initially but EY entering the ORD-India market and AI going nonstop, plus the recession made it unprofitable quickly. ORD-BOM does seem to be underserved considering the demographic breakdown of the Indian p...Jump to post
I have no doubt that UA will return to Nigeria one day. Its a large and fast growing market and it will be where the majority of growth in Africa is occurring for some time to come. Similar to when UA pulled out of India in 2001, the future potential/growth/size of the market will eventually be too ...Jump to post
AI also flew this route about ten years ago as part of a DEL-ATQ-BHX-YYZ routing on the ex UA B777 3x a week. It also didnt last. BMI flew ATQ-LHR and it failed. ATQ-UK nonstop has never really shown itself to be profitable. In addition to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, QR also offers a one stop fligh...Jump to post
ORDfan wrote:ADrum23 wrote:United787 wrote:. SFO International terminal is nice but the domestic terminals don't exactly impress.
Indian carriers really haven't focused much on international growth towards China, Korea, Japan. I'm not sure it really fits into AI's hub and spoke model for instance, while connecting traffic from Europe/Middle East to SE Asia/Australia is more obvious. For Chinese carriers, a layover in CAN makes...Jump to post
Is it a given Lufthansa, Japan, ANA, etc. won't tow over to T1 and T3 for departures? And what's this about United and American using T2 for their international departures? If that's the case you might be looking at gate shortages in T2 from day 1, defeating the whole purpose of doing this. Wouldnt...Jump to post
Ugh, not sure I really like the idea of designating terminals according to alliances for international flights. I love flying LH to Europe, but dislike having to go through T1 to get to them for departures. Two years ago I remember when QR was in T3, that was another terrible place for them. There'...Jump to post
Any chance that the new T2 could be a sterile area so international pax could transfer to other international flights without having to go through US Customs? Can't see this paranoid current administration allowing it and given ORD's geographic location, maybe not even that big of a benefit to the ...Jump to post
I also think an additional 30 gates seems a bit modest. That's probably all AA and UA were willing to agree to at this time if they are gonna be footing a chunk of the bill.
Its a good opportunity for UA to reconfigure some of their gates at B and C to allow for better widebody optimization.
I'm assuming those two new remote concourses south of T2 are part of T2- perhaps narrowbody gates. Can we estimate at this stage how many gates there will be at the new international T2?Jump to post
Is service too frothy or is ORD miserable in the winter? I'm genuinely curious if this is a seasonal thing vs a true market effect. ORD seems to have an overcapacity problem to China right now No kidding, but with two of the US3 in one airport, its more or less a pissing match to see who can stick ...Jump to post
masgniw wrote:Is service too frothy or is ORD miserable in the winter?
I'm genuinely curious if this is a seasonal thing vs a true market effect.
I am surprised that they are not flying this route already. I thought with the Indian population in CA even just O&D would be enough to support it, let alone people from other western US cities. Granted AI does have SFO but still considering LA has like 10+ daily to China or Japan it should eas...Jump to post
Definitely some smaller cities in India like Amritsar (ATQ), Pune (PNQ), Chandigarh (IXC), Goa (GOI), All four of these are good shouts. Especially Goa with the prospect of connecting traffic. If the timing is right for connections from LHR/LGW and BHX, ATQ can be a gold mine with the rightsized pl...Jump to post
DL have the perfect aircraft for India....the A359....instead of saying IF, they should do. Im sure they would do very well there. They seem to have a good enough product and an enormous domestic network to feed into. 1. Atleast 50% of your cabin and ground crew should be able to speak Indian langu...Jump to post
The bus shuttle isn't as big an announcement as I would have hoped but it is a huge "upgrade" for codeshare and interline connections. I wonder if they will be checking boarding passes before one boards. It would be a great way to check out the T5 food and beverage options. I doubt they w...Jump to post
With Washington I assume they'll mean Baltimore-Washington International airport. Dulles might be too expensive for them and Washington National too small. Baltimore has become the LCC airport for Washington. For Chicago, I wonder if they'd go to MKE? Highly unlikely. First of all, Milwaukee is not...Jump to post
Ai occasionally flies DEL to SFO direct....not great circle route to catch a westbound tailwind. They report the flight is 15,000km....the longest in the world. How far the 77L can truly fly with a full load? I don't know but I would guess at least 8,000nm. DEL-SFO flies EASTWARD to take advantage ...Jump to post
HKG-SIN stopped due to the non-stop from SFO-SIN. also with the retirement of the 744 fleet, that route would have been axed at some point in the near future i think. I flew SIN-HKG back in 2016 and that flight was booked 100%. Has anyone here flown on the SFO-SIN..how is it? HKG-SIN is still flown...Jump to post
ASQ400 wrote:danj555 wrote:CHI787ORD wrote:
Lets not forget the historical tie of London to many Asian and African countries as the imperial capital of the British colonies.
TBH I feel like this is the real reason. qq
The colonial past left behind greater business ties
Its cool that all of you have found these flights. But the question in my head is why? A dozen airlines flying the same flight number doesn't happen by accident. London is a very big and important destination for both Business and Leisure travel. Lets not forget the historical tie of London to many...Jump to post
Not sure what UA's rationale was, but it may have been better for the passenger to seek medical care in their own country. No doubt Germany has excellent facilities, but dropping a passenger off in a country (that is neither their origin or destination) may have been bad (depending on the situation...Jump to post
I wonder if they will start OSL-ORD with the A321LR or Boeing 737 MAXJump to post
Chicago Dept. of Aviation has been quiet on the plans for the terminal core. Has anyone heard anything? We could use an update... T5 Expansion - Adding 9 gates. Announced 3 months ago. T5 A380 Gate. T3 - Concourse L Expansion - AA adding 5 Gates - Announced 11 months ago. Have we seen any specific ...Jump to post
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... to-chicago
Looks like LY is/was considering ORD if they could get a codeshare partner for connections. They communicated with the Mayor's office for assistance with this.
I am really surprised that with a combined DL/VS FF base that they couldn't make 1 daily work. Also, A) Delta cannot force VS to start or stop a route, even with JV and minority holding. B) Delta almost definitely wouldn't. Why would they want to get rid of their only connection between LON and CHI...Jump to post
This post is fandom and bad fandom at that. For two major reasons: 'two wrongs don't make a right...' Aaja Nachle... Choli Ke Pichhe Kya Hai? Chunari Ke Niche Kya Hai? 1) Competing on established routes. Like going up against BA on SJC-LHR and then assuming that BA will allow the establishment of a...Jump to post
DTW needs an ME3 carrier, not AI. Detroit's desi population is actually fairly small compared to Chicago, New York, etc. An ME3 flight would draw in some traffic from northern Ohio and Windsor area though, and also service/compete with RJ on some Arab destinations. I have family that drives from Can...Jump to post
I am having a very hard time believing that. Downtown Detroit to ORD is at least 5 hours, plus a full tank of gas, plus tolls (times 2 for the return). Any price differential is obliterated by these added expenses. Plus, who wants to spend 5 hours in a car potentially in traffic on top of 9+ hours ...Jump to post
Yes many consider it a second tier market. Right. DTW is a large city with a prominent industry, but its not first tier anymore. If you were to rank markets, it would be something like this First Tier: JFK/EWR/LGA, LAX, ORD, SFO, IAH, BOS, MIA etc Second Tier: DTW, PHX, DEN, PDX, PIT, etc Third Tie...Jump to post