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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:59 pm

yeogeo wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
I flew in to Chicago Kord Wednesday and returned yesterday. I was amazed by the amount of 787 American had hanging around the gates. I counted 7 at the same time and in a 2 hour span additional 4-5 came in.... And where are all the 777s? Did not see even one belonging to American.


I haven't seen an AA triple-seven for a long time. I don't believe there are any scheduled into or out of O'Hare currently.
Would be interested if anyone knows the route history of the 777 with American at ORD.

And speaking of American wide bodies at O'Hare...

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20181009

...789's will replace -8's starting 30 March 2019 on the ORD<>LHR route.

I believe a 777-300 will fly ORD-MIA in the holiday period this year but that is the first 777 here in over a year at least.
The 789 will be on 2 of the 4 LHR flights.
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Ubiquitous Bobo has a photo in the database today from O'Hare which illustrates why anetters are always going on about that "massive wing" on the A-380;
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:25 am

AA has been using DFW-ORD-LAX as the first revenue flights for new 789s. Also, DFW/MIA-ORD widebodies see upguages to 77Es almost weekly.

I would guess an ORD-DFW/LAX flight will be a 789 to rotate equipment in summer.

Also, I expect JL to apply for a HND-ORD while AA applies for DFW-HND when new daytime slots are available in two years.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:49 am

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...DFW/MIA-ORD widebodies see upguages to 77Es almost weekly.


You're going to have to prove that one to me... I looked up the history of DFW & MIA to ORD flights since early July and there have been no 777's on any flights on these routes:
DFW sees B738's and A321's predominately with a smattering of 788's & -9's thrown in.
MIA flights also see 738's and 321's. Only AA2796 sees 752's & 763's.

I'd be curious if anyone knows AA's ORD international flights history with the 777. Anyone?
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:59 pm

AA flights from ORD on the 777 that I can remember (so since about 2008):

NRT
PEK
LHR
DEL
PVG

I don't know if any other Europe routes were ever flown with the 777 or just with the 767 (particular suspicions are CDG, FCO, DME, BRU)
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:39 pm

drdisque wrote:
AA flights from ORD on the 777 that I can remember (so since about 2008):

NRT
PEK
LHR
DEL
PVG

I don't know if any other Europe routes were ever flown with the 777 or just with the 767 (particular suspicions are CDG, FCO, DME, BRU)


Thanks for that, drdisque. Would be great to see them again at O'Hare. How many 777-capable gates does American have?
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:39 pm

I believe they ran a 777 on ORD to DFW somewhat regularly for a period. May have even done this with the MD11 as well. AA always had that one widebody flight on the route. At one time it was that one widebody and about 15 MD80's a day.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:49 pm

Yes, from 2006ish to 2010ish a 777-200 flew ORD-DFW in the evening and another aircraft flew DFW-ORD in the morning. The ORD-DFW aircraft was usually the arrival from PVG. The flight was routinely delayed and because of its mid-evening arrival into DFW, delays would cause hundreds of misconnects in DFW that could not be re-accommodated that evening. It was a bit of a logistical nightmare.
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:47 am

For a time, when DFW-London was service to LGW, AA had a one-stop flight to LHR via ORD, using the 772. When AA was able to schedule DFW-LHR, the 772 remained on DFW-ORD. According to a friend of mine who flies for AA, the DFW departure for ORD left around 1pm, arrived at ORD, and then went on to LHR. Often, the aircraft going to ORD and LHR had come out of the hanger at DFW after schedule maintenance.

The flight out of ORD left around 5pm, having worked a flight from LHR. Upon arrival, it would often go into the hanger for scheduled maintenance.

Besides being a ferry flight for maintenance, the idea was that the 772 could play catch-up with misconnects from earlier in the day. It was common for the DFW departure to be less than half full at 6am, and to push back with people still on the stand-by list.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:31 pm

A small item on the new CONRAC parking garage:

http://www.parking-net.com/parking-news ... al-airport
(Who knew that there is a web site for "the professionals in the parking industry"?!)

A camera-based parking guidance system will be installed in the public parking garage in the consolodated facility that will offer users navigational help (finding open spaces, I gather) as well as "find your car" assistance.

"By simply typing in their license plate number, or at least 3 characters, visitors will be directed to their vehicle’s exact space thanks to Park Assist’s patented M4 camera-based parking guidance system with integrated License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology."

The system will alert the facility of parking violations as well.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:33 pm

This year AA has moved almost all 767 and 777 to 787. Consolidating 3 types to one certainly helps with crew and maintenance planning. I've only seen 787-8s, no -9s yet.
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 pm

Qatar has announced a new twice-weekly round-the-world cargo route which will operate once per week to O'Hare (alternating with IAH on the other day of operation). Begins October 29, operating with its triple seven freighters.

Routing: DOH-MFM(Macau)-NRT(technical stop)-LAX-MEX-ORD/IAH-LGG(Liege)-DOH.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20181011
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:54 pm

drdisque wrote:
AA flights from ORD on the 777 that I can remember (so since about 2008):

NRT
PEK
LHR
DEL
PVG

I don't know if any other Europe routes were ever flown with the 777 or just with the 767 (particular suspicions are CDG, FCO, DME, BRU)


O'Hare-Domodedovo was planned as operating with the 777 according to:
http://www.kontinent.org/american-airli ... cow-2ytjs/
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:01 pm

yeogeo wrote:
The system will alert the facility of parking violations as well.


Of course it will... f_cking City of Chicago

yeogeo wrote:
Qatar has announced a new twice-weekly round-the-world cargo route which will operate once per week to O'Hare (alternating with IAH on the other day of operation). Begins October 29, operating with its triple seven freighters.

Routing: DOH-MFM(Macau)-NRT(technical stop)-LAX-MEX-ORD/IAH-LGG(Liege)-DOH.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20181011


Is this for all of the packages that have been saving up to take a trip around the world? LOL Seems like an odd thing to market. I assume there is a business case for this...
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:34 pm

United787 wrote:
Is this for all of the packages that have been saving up to take a trip around the world?
:thumbsup:

United787 wrote:
Seems like an odd thing to market. I assume there is a business case for this...

One would hope. Perhaps there is an efficiency to be gained by combining 5 rich sources of shipping into one flight instead of 5? But time will tell...
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=DOH-MFM-NR ... RD-LGG-DOH

United787 wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
The system will alert the facility of parking violations as well.


Of course it will... f_cking City of Chicago

Spoken like a true Chicagoan :bigthumbsup:
 
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:03 pm

Watch the skies for this bird, people.


Finnair has wet-leased an Air Italy A332 for ORD (& MIA) service through the month of October.

"One of Finnair’s long-haul aircraft was damaged at Chicago O'Hare airport on September 25 when a high loader accidentally hit it. With the wet lease from Air Italy, Finnair ensures that flights to Chicago and Miami Int'l can be operated normally while the damaged aircraft is being repaired," the carrier said in a statement.
The damaged A330-300, OH-LTS (msn 1078) has been grounded at Chicago since the incident..."

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... early-4q18

I haven't been through for a couple of weeks. Is the AY aircraft still there? I'd assume it would be east of T-5.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:22 pm

yeogeo wrote:
drdisque wrote:
O'Hare-Domodedovo was planned as operating with the 777 according to:
http://www.kontinent.org/american-airli ... cow-2ytjs/



ORD-DME was started with the 777, and eventually went to a 767.

At one time AA flew 5 daily 777s from ORD-LHR.
 
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:58 pm

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I haven't been through for a couple of weeks. Is the AY aircraft still there?

The aircraft flew to San Bernandino on Thursday.
 
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:54 pm

A couple of updates on two of O'Hare's international customers...

Effective September 20, 2019, until Oct 1, Icelandair will operate their new C16Y144 737 max 9's to Chicago.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20181015

Emirates is instituting service reductions to many of its stations worldwide, ORD included, due to DXB runway maintenance between April 16 and the 30th of May 2019.
O'Hare will see EK 6/week instead of daily over that period.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20181015
 
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:39 pm

yeogeo wrote:
Watch the skies for this bird, people.


Finnair has wet-leased an Air Italy A332 for ORD (& MIA) service through the month of October.

"One of Finnair’s long-haul aircraft was damaged at Chicago O'Hare airport on September 25 when a high loader accidentally hit it. With the wet lease from Air Italy, Finnair ensures that flights to Chicago and Miami Int'l can be operated normally while the damaged aircraft is being repaired," the carrier said in a statement.
The damaged A330-300, OH-LTS (msn 1078) has been grounded at Chicago since the incident..."

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... early-4q18

I haven't been through for a couple of weeks. Is the AY aircraft still there? I'd assume it would be east of T-5.

The Air Italy plane is due in today around 4 pm.
 
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:44 pm

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It's been awhile since I've been through MDW, but sounds like the MMP is progressing quickly. As some may know, they've completed the first phase of the concessions update, and are now working on the bridge and expanding security lanes. The final phase of food court/main hall remodel appears to be on track for completion by 2020.

According to the press, the first part of the new security pavilion will open mid-2019 and the full bridge expansion should be done by next winter.

So far, everthing looks to be on schedule at MDW. Glad to see CDA providing regular updates on this one.

https://www.flychicago.com/business/med ... ewsid=1499

https://www.flychicago.com/sites/midway ... -sheet.pdf


I was on vacation a couple weeks ago and was impressed with the progress that's being made. The new A food court is very nice and offers probably the best field view you can get except maybe the A4 satellite. When I left on the 21st the framework for the bridge was up but there was no floor and when I came back on the 26th there was floor so that can give you an idea of how quick they're working. The main terminal is a bit messy right now though since there are walls up just about everywhere in the northern half of the ticketing and baggage halls (where WN is and therefore the busier half) and half the central escalators are closed. Security seems to be hit or miss because I heard a few days beforehand it was backing up to the parking garage but when I went through I got through precheck pretty much in the time it took me to walk through. I think this week they started relocating some of the lanes and I have no idea how that is going.

EDIT: I just remembered I did get a pic of the new bridge from the old one so here you go.
http://i65.tinypic.com/4vivzo.jpg


Thanks for sharing that photo! I drove down Cicero this morning and it looks like the construction crews have added some more roof beams since then. Also, the Kiss n Fly by the Orange Line station was closed and looks like they are prepping the area behind the garage for the parking expansion.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:33 am

Good evening all, I just wanted to ask about next summer. I know that summer 19 schedules still are somewhat in flux but I don’t recall any airlines adding any new or additional international service at ORD next year. I know JAL will do 4 a week additional but that’s replacing AAs flight. I think FI might be adding some frequencies but beside that I don’t recall anything else. AA is adding Athens but at the cost of PVG and PEK, so a net loss. I could certainly be forgetting an announcement so please correct me if I’m wrong but I wonder why the lack of additional flying when the number of intl passengers have soared so far this year? Does this have something to do with T5 or am I making something out of nothing?
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:17 pm

AA is in the process of dropping:
PEK
PVG
MAN

AA is transitioning 4x weekly NRT to JL.

AA is adding seasonal ATH flights.

AA is upgauging two LHR flights to 789s

BA is bringing back the whale

FI will be twice daily on 757

LH increasing MUC in summer to 12x weekly (346 / 333 mix on the seasonal fligh).

Other than that, fairly quiet. Probably has to do with limited gates at T5 and that AA and UA are necessary out on widebody gates at European banks.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:00 pm

nomorerjs wrote:
AA is in the process of dropping:
PEK
PVG
MAN

AA is transitioning 4x weekly NRT to JL.

AA is adding seasonal ATH flights.

AA is upgauging two LHR flights to 789s

BA is bringing back the whale

FI will be twice daily on 757

LH increasing MUC in summer to 12x weekly (346 / 333 mix on the seasonal fligh).

Other than that, fairly quiet. Probably has to do with limited gates at T5 and that AA and UA are necessary out on widebody gates at European banks.



Yay they published the 380! Phew!

As for the people expecting huge changes... the past 3 years have been enormous for international growth. You can't expect growth like that every year. Perhaps any growth next year will be from upgauging which has already contributed significantly.

EDIT: And, wow... looks like A380 starts March 31st this year!
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 pm

We still have NZ's launch to look forward to this year too
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:07 pm

Planeboy17 wrote:
... I wonder why the lack of additional flying when the number of intl passengers have soared so far this year? Does this have something to do with T5 or am I making something out of nothing?


Speaking of the future, not just next year, there's a few new flights ahead for O'Hare in that AV start BOG on 17 Nov and NZ AKL on 30 Nov... and its early yet for some of next year's calendar. There's room for some more early Asian arrivals in T-5; wonder if any Chinese carriers will pan out?
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:08 pm

Planeboy17 wrote:
... I wonder why the lack of additional flying when the number of intl passengers have soared so far this year? Does this have something to do with T5 or am I making something out of nothing?


Speaking of the future, not just next year, there's a few new flights ahead for O'Hare in that AV start BOG on 17 Nov and NZ AKL on 30 Nov... and its early yet for some of next year's calendar. There's room for some more early Asian arrivals in T-5; wonder if any Chinese carriers will pan out?
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:10 pm

Dup - :roll:
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:17 pm

In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:30 pm

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In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


I would add BOM to that list.
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:18 am

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In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


And with QF, we know the intent is there, just not the engines.
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:47 am

Fargo wrote:
In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


I was just in BNE 10 days ago, nice city and very cosmopolitan. Lots of young professionals and schools there, ORD would be a great link for Both sides and QF should do it to compete with NZ. TLV i think the CDA wants LY on that, also LIS has been rumored on TP.
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:35 am

TheKennady2 wrote:
Fargo wrote:
In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


I was just in BNE 10 days ago, nice city and very cosmopolitan. Lots of young professionals and schools there, ORD would be a great link for Both sides and QF should do it to compete with NZ. TLV i think the CDA wants LY on that, also LIS has been rumored on TP.

Didn’t TP announce ORD starting in 2020 or something like that? Still on the fence about direct service to BNE. Chicago isn’t exactly at the top of must visit places for many Australians.
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:52 am

kordcj wrote:
TheKennady2 wrote:
Fargo wrote:
In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


I was just in BNE 10 days ago, nice city and very cosmopolitan. Lots of young professionals and schools there, ORD would be a great link for Both sides and QF should do it to compete with NZ. TLV i think the CDA wants LY on that, also LIS has been rumored on TP.

Didn’t TP announce ORD starting in 2020 or something like that? Still on the fence about direct service to BNE. Chicago isn’t exactly at the top of must visit places for many Australians.



I dont TP is official, and as Far as QF to BNE, the JV between AA and QF would help the route, AA can connect people to major business centers on the East Coast and Midwest, while QF can connect traffic to the rest of Australia from BNE, O&D would not be the main target for the route but since the 789s will be based in BNE, ORD makes sense to expand BNEs US destinations outside of LAX.
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:03 pm

kordcj wrote:
TheKennady2 wrote:
Fargo wrote:
In my opinion, the biggest new international routes out of ORD that should be added are QF to BNE and UA to TLV. I have to imagine with UA adding IAD, EWR and SFO to TLV, ORD is simply a matter of when.


I was just in BNE 10 days ago, nice city and very cosmopolitan. Lots of young professionals and schools there, ORD would be a great link for Both sides and QF should do it to compete with NZ. TLV i think the CDA wants LY on that, also LIS has been rumored on TP.

Didn’t TP announce ORD starting in 2020 or something like that? Still on the fence about direct service to BNE. Chicago isn’t exactly at the top of must visit places for many Australians.


While I think this could be a "tourist friendly" route eventually (a la, if you build it they will come), there is a fair amount of business traffic to be had on a direct Chicago (+Midwest AA feed) to Australia route.

Chicago and Australia share a fair amount of commercial connections in the commodities space in particular, with Australia's wheat and iron ore/steel industries enjoying many close relationships with Chicago/Midwest-based grain traders and steel mills. Australia's largest bank, Macquarie Bank, has a huge Chicago investment/brokerage office that covers exactly those markets. Meanwhile NuFarm agrichems relocated their NorthAm HQ from Calgary to Chicago a few years back. Sims Metal's (Sydney) commercial US trading desk is also based in Chicago, even though the executive suite sits in NYC. Combined with all the Chicago-based shops that have operations in Australia, ie McDonalds, Abbott, Boeing, there is sure to be enough traffic to justify a few flights/week if not daily service. After all, Qantas is the one that has been fueling the flames for this route. See link below.

Getting back to Y-class, I know for a fact many Central/Eastern-Europeans also emigrated to Australia, including Poles, Serbs, Croats, Greeks, etc. This is true for my family, as well as a close friend of mine of Greek ancestry. Subjective yes, but its based on a broader, macro observation that there could be some VFF demand as well.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -haul-push
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:05 pm

yeogeo wrote:
Speaking of the future, not just next year, there's a few new flights ahead for O'Hare in that AV start BOG on 17 Nov and NZ AKL on 30 Nov... and its early yet for some of next year's calendar. There's room for some more early Asian arrivals in T-5; wonder if any Chinese carriers will pan out?


November will be a big month for ORD for sure.

1) 2nd flight to South America! Surprising that it has taken this long. How long ago did UA start ORD-GRU? Was there ever ORD-EZE or anywhere else in South America?
2) 1st flight to Oceania! Joining the exclusive 6 continents club! Please don't get into this debate again though...

Plus Avianca Costa Rica is starting ORD-GUA on 10/29

How come I don't remember TP announcing ORD-LIS in June 2019. Is this confirmed?
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:39 pm

UA and AA both did an ORD-EZE flight, not at the same time though. Also years ago VARIG did a RIO-ORD-YYZ run and Ecuatoriana did a weekly UIO-GYE-ORD route.
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks for all the responses! I want to make it clear that by no means was I complaining about the lack of new service but more feeling out any new info about T5. I would guess they will start working on the eastern end of it sometime soon and was just seeing if anyone knew anything else about it.
I also forgot about all the new service to the Caribbean on both AA and UA. True that most of it is just 1 weekly in AAs case but I believe UA added some daily flights to some places( AUA and BZE) ?
I think UA has been doing ORD- GRU since 1997 or so.
Varig flew to ORD from around 1988 to 1994 or so
Ecuatoriana did ORD mid to late 80s to early 90s.
Their DC-10s were beautiful to see in the morning.
Yes, both UA and AA have tried and failed on EZE. I believe one of them even tried it twice.
ORD to South America just has never been very strong.
 
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:20 pm

Oh, and about QF, they have publicly stated if the JV with AA goes through they will add SYD-BNE-ORD but if it doesn’t, then they will go to SEA instead.
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:57 pm

The O'Hare instagram page posted a picture of the mid and northern part of the field, which shows the construction progress on the new runway 9C/27C. Just thought you guys might want to see that.
Here is the link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpZ_XLrg52u ... =210898035
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:03 pm

The O'Hare instagram page posted a picture of the mid and northern part of the field, which shows the construction progress on the new runway 9C/27C. Just thought you guys might want to see that.
Here is the link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpZ_XLrg52u ... =210898035
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:31 pm

timberwolf24 wrote:
UA and AA both did an ORD-EZE flight, not at the same time though. Also years ago VARIG did a RIO-ORD-YYZ run and Ecuatoriana did a weekly UIO-GYE-ORD route.


If I recall correctly the VARIG routing was GIG-ORD-YUL. Not YYZ.
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:00 am

Could be wrong but pretty sure it was YYZ. Hopefully someone has some verification.
 
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:16 pm

nomorerjs wrote:
AA is in the process of dropping:
PEK
PVG
MAN

AA is transitioning 4x weekly NRT to JL.

AA is adding seasonal ATH flights.

AA is upgauging two LHR flights to 789s

BA is bringing back the whale

FI will be twice daily on 757

LH increasing MUC in summer to 12x weekly (346 / 333 mix on the seasonal fligh).


Great synopsis so far, thank you! Happy to see the whale again next year, and also will be glad to see LH bring back the 346 too.

In other news, CDA announced that the CONRAC will officially open some time next month, in November. Although no specific date was given. According to the article below, the facility will open for parking and rental-car operations, as the people mover will still not be ready until late winter.

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/new ... ening.html
 
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:18 pm

airborneX0101 wrote:
The O'Hare instagram page posted a picture of the mid and northern part of the field, which shows the construction progress on the new runway 9C/27C. Just thought you guys might want to see that.
Here is the link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpZ_XLrg52u ... =210898035


Wow, what a mess.... I will be happy to see the runways completed. The airfield certainly doesn't photograph well from that angle, with all those mounds of dirt and gravel...
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:01 am

CONRAC/MMF (Multi Modal Facility, as the release is calling it) opens Halloween (?!?)

https://www.flychicago.com/business/media/news/pages/article.aspx?newsid=1503

"CHICAGO, October 29, 2018 - Starting this Wednesday, October 31, 2018, all car rental facilities at O'Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location.

The new Multi Modal Facility (MMF) consolidates the airport's rental car operations into a sleek, modern facility that will improve the experience and level of service for all rental car users at O'Hare.

In addition to rental car companies, the new Multi Modal Facility will serve as a central assess point for ground transit and parking-including a new Parking Lot F providing over 2,600 parking spaces in levels 4 and 5 of the facility.

To get to the MMF, passengers will board a free, 24-hour shuttle from the Lower Level (Baggage Claim) curb front. The digital display on the bus will read: "Rental Cars / Parking Lot F." Each terminal has designated areas for drop-off and pick-up."

No word on ATS, of course, but it's progress.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:04 pm

Does this mean no more car rental shuttles? Looking forward to that day!

Would be nice for the ATS to make a big loop through Rosemont and stop at all of the hotels, Allstate Arena, Casino, Convention Center, Rosemont Theater, Fashion Outlets so we could eliminate the hotel shuttles also. But I don't see the City of Chicago giving that gift to Rosemont.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:51 pm

United787 wrote:
Does this mean no more car rental shuttles? Looking forward to that day!

Would be nice for the ATS to make a big loop through Rosemont and stop at all of the hotels, Allstate Arena, Casino, Convention Center, Rosemont Theater, Fashion Outlets so we could eliminate the hotel shuttles also. But I don't see the City of Chicago giving that gift to Rosemont.


You're right -- no gift to Rosemont, but you kind of get your wish anyway: the reference to "a central assess point for ground transit" is that shuttle buses for hotels and offsite rental firms will go to the MMF. I doubt that starts tomorrow, but huge OGT/growth means they have to take vehicle traffic off the terminal roadway. Eventually, the only shuttle buses (other than employee) should be the (city-owned/leased) Rental/Parking buses to take pax to the MMF, only for those to be eliminated once the ATS is done. I didn't say when, you'll note, just that's the eventual plan.
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:07 am

On the city's new page for the O'Hare MMF, there's this: "The modernization of the ATS is in its final stages and will be completed by fall 2019."

https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/tofrom/MultimodalFacility/Pages/default.aspx

Do the ATS project managers have experience building outside Berlin, by any chance?
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:44 am

August traffic statistics are finally available: https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollecti ... UMMARY.pdf

Another record-breaking month.

Highest total passenger volumes in ORD history:

1. August 2018 - 8,100,976
2. July 2018 - 8,067,100
3. June 2018 - 7,720,301
4. August 2017 - 7,651,783
5. July 2008 - 7,584,677

Highest international passenger volumes in ORD history:

1. July 2018 - 1,416,263
2. August 2018 - 1,390,704
3. June 2018 - 1,358,284
4. July 2017 - 1,299,803
5. August 2017 - 1,272,151

Highest domestic passenger volumes in ORD history:

1. August 2018 - 6,710,272
2. July 2018 - 6,650,837
3. July 2008 - 6,438,311
4. August 2017 - 6,379,632
5. June 2018 - 6,362,017

Years with the highest average passenger load per airport operation: (indicative of less RJs, more upgauging)

1. 2018 - 93.2
2. 2017 - 92.0
3. 2016 - 90.3
4. 2015 - 87.9
5. 2007 - 82.2

At current growth rate (+5%), ORD will end the year with around 83.8M passengers.

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