chicawgo wrote:ckfred wrote:It's great that AA is placing emphasis on ORD-LGA, but back in the days of regulation, there were 3 shuttle-type operations, AA, TW, and UA. AA and UA ran flights from 6am to 8pm, leaving on the hour. TW flights left at 45 minutes past the hour, from 6:45 to 8:45.
Granted, AA got away from hourly service, probably within the last 10 or 15 years, when ORD went to the rolling hub.
It's great that AA will have dedicated gates at ORD for LGA departures. But, I don't recall seing LGA departures on H or K, much past gate 10. It seems like departures from the end of H or the end of K are for places like Tampa, Orange County, Orlando, or even San Francisco. The closer gates are for LGA, LAX, DFW, and BOS.
What do you mean they got away from hourly service? Over the past 10-15 years they’ve generally had MORE than hourly service - sometimes on the half hour. And always stayed mainline. UA had some years where almost all were regional.
For years, AA flights between ORD and LGA left on the hour. Then, AA scheduled flights at times other than the top of the hour. So, instead of 6, 7, 8, and 9, it might have been 6:00, 6:55, 8:10, and 9:15. While AA was running 15 or 16 round trips on weekdays, it wasn't service on the hour.