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by CHI787ORD
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 55
Views: 5768

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 55
Views: 5768

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 4932

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

ORD seems like a no brainer with the 787

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10126

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3238

Re: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5533

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

Not being able to flyover Saudi Arabia and the UAE has probably hurt their South American routes

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 9614

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10443

Re: Why no United to Africa?

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28840

Re: Chicago Aviation News

ET hasn't even communicated to ORD yet their intention to start flying there, so I'd take that "announcement" with a grain of salt

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by CHI787ORD
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5493

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28840

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

ORDfan wrote:
ADrum23 wrote:
United787 wrote:
. SFO International terminal is nice but the domestic terminals don't exactly impress.


Maybe its been some time since you've been to SFO. T2 and even T3 are quite nice now actually. Lots of money has been spent over the past 5-7 years on terminal refurbishment and reconstruction.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15801

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

EY actually has the highest LF of all the ME3 at ORD. I know that doesn't translate to profit, but EY was at ORD before the other two and I think its one of EY's better performing U.S. routes.

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 34
Views: 4818

Re: Air service between India and China

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 6312

Re: Any smoking flights still?

KU was still flying short haul smoking flights in the Middle East at least until 2005-2006. Longhaul was all non-smoking.

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28840

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28840

Re: Chicago Aviation News

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'...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: ORD Master Plan

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: ORD Master Plan

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.

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28840

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

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?

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4578

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4578

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

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.


ORD seems to have an overcapacity problem to China right now

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 12907

Re: Air India adds LAX

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 65884

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

TK is diverting to ORD

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 14456

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 14456

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

Definitely some smaller cities in India like Amritsar (ATQ), Pune (PNQ), Chandigarh (IXC), Goa (GOI),

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 35
Views: 8206

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

T5 dining and shopping experience is light years from what it was five years ago. Best restaurants at ORD are at T5 now. Bathrooms are all really nice as well now too.

The terminal itself is overcrowded. Particularly the check in hall and security lines.

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6620

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

Sounds terrible for those who were planning on taking vacation in Europe and have limited time off work. Two days gone.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 12373

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 15065

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

Hopefully UA will introduce something similar for their passengers connecting onwards to LO, SK, OS, LX, OZ, AI, BR, etc.

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by CHI787ORD
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 15065

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed May 31, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13084

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Mon May 29, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the absolute farthest a 777-200LR can fly in a pax config with restrictions?
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Re: What is the absolute farthest a 777-200LR can fly in a pax config with restrictions?

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA HKG-SGN-HKG/HKG-BKK-HKG
Replies: 18
Views: 4664

Re: UA HKG-SGN-HKG/HKG-BKK-HKG

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue May 16, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London
Replies: 47
Views: 8950

Re: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London

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


Exactly. London was the original global city.

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by CHI787ORD
Tue May 16, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London
Replies: 47
Views: 8950

Re: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 7374

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Fri May 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 17336

Re: United's future International Expansion

klwright69 wrote:
No one has mentioned UA opening another gateway to India. Say SFO?


Two people including myself have mentioned ORD-BOM

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by CHI787ORD
Thu May 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 17336

Re: United's future International Expansion

Would love to see ORD-BOM but doubt it will ever happen

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in Madrid
Replies: 20
Views: 4420

Re: United Airlines in Madrid

IAH-MAD would be a pretty long and thin route. I'd imagine ORD-MAD would make more sense if UA was going to open a third city. IB flies double daily A330s some summers on the route.

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41117

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

This all sounds like a convenient excuse for what are inevitable capacity drawbacks. EK doesn't have the best LF in most of their U.S. markets.

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17574

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

I wonder if they will start OSL-ORD with the A321LR or Boeing 737 MAX

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 14737

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9505

Re: ORD 2017 Thread

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.
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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.

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by CHI787ORD
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9650

Re:

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible New Air India Routes
Replies: 105
Views: 14789

Re: Possible New Air India Routes

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible New Air India Routes
Replies: 105
Views: 14789

Re: Possible New Air India Routes

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...

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by CHI787ORD
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to DFW?
Replies: 43
Views: 4195

Re: Air India to DFW?

A DEL-DFW/IAH route would almost directly flyover ORD. Why have such a long thin VFR heavy route when you can just interline on Star Partner UA at ORD?

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by CHI787ORD
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM adds Minneapolis
Replies: 57
Views: 9750

Re: KLM adds Minneapolis

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 ...

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by CHI787ORD
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ridiculous prices for flying into secondary american cities?
Replies: 21
Views: 3419

Re: ridiculous prices for flying into secondary american cities?

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...

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