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Old August 3rd, 2014, 11:20 PM   #181
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Yah it was fine, coming back on the 5th. The airport in Copenhagen is full shit though. I took a connecting flight to Dusseldorf, which is probably the best airports I've ever been to the place was great.
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Old August 6th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #182
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Does "full shit" mean good or bad?

I was at CPH a few months ago. It's a shockingly quiet airport, kinda creepy when you land and there's no sound.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 11:18 AM   #183
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Emirate commences flights to its ninth gateway in the U.S.

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CHICAGO, U.S.A.,6th August 2014: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has commenced a daily nonstop passenger service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Onboard the inaugural flight was a joint VIP delegation from the U.S. and Dubai as well as international media. The inaugural flight carried passengers from more than 20 different countries to Chicago, demonstrating just how Emirates connects people across the globe.

“The Chicago route extends our passenger network to America’s third-largest city and complements our existing dedicated freighter service that operates to O’Hare,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. “The launch of this route, will allow us to offer Emirates’ unique product and award-winning service to passengers flying to and from the Midwest to our home in Dubai or onwards to more than 140 global destinations including the Far East, Africa and India.”

“Launching Chicago-Dubai nonstop passenger service is another important step in establishing Chicago as one of the top tourism destinations in the world and achieving our goal of hosting 55 million visitors by 2020,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“Increased connectivity with Dubai will expose more international guests to the world-class hospitality, shopping districts, cultural attractions and architectural achievements that make Chicago one of the greatest cities in the world.”

“Increasing access to other parts of the world creates opportunities for travelers and businesses,” Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said. “2013 was a record year for tourism in Illinois, and this new nonstop flight will build on the advances we have made. It will also help Illinois stay competitive in the global economy and give our businesses new opportunities to expand their markets and create jobs.”

A route for business and leisure

The new service will operate as flight EK235, departing from Dubai International airport at 9:45 a.m. and arriving at O’Hare at 3:25 p.m. The return flight, EK236, will depart O’Hare at 8:35 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 7:10 p.m. the next day. The route will be served by the U.S.-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft powered by GE90 engines.

In addition to passenger service, the Chicago-Dubai flight will carry up to 17 tons of cargo per flight and increase trade links between the two cities. Emirates began operating cargo service to Chicago in 2013. Currently, Emirates SkyCargo flies a twice-weekly, dedicated freight service out of O’Hare that carried nearly 12,000 tons of cargo last year.



“This connection will deepen the ties between two of the world’s busiest airports in terms of commercial travel, with a combined traffic flow approximately 133 million passengers in 2013,” said Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. “We look forward to building on O’Hare’s successful relationship with Emirates and know that many international travelers will take advantage of this new route.”

Emirates began passenger services to the U.S. in 2004 with services to New York. The airline has steadily added more U.S. routes over the past decade. Chicago is the ninth U.S. gateway to join the Emirates network, following the launch of the Boston service in March. In the past decade, Emirates has flown more than 9 million people to and from the U.S. and is the airline which carries the most amount of passengers between the U.S. and Middle East. To cater to that demand, Emirates is upsizing services on its Dallas, San Francisco and Houston routes to its iconic double-decker A380 aircraft in late 2014.

Chicago is home to 2.7 million residents. The broader Chicago metropolitan area has the third-largest gross domestic product in the United States and is home to approximately 400 corporate headquarters including Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald’s Corp., Walgreen Co., Abbott Laboratories and Boeing Co. – the world’s largest aerospace company.

Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, with a fleet of 128 passenger aircraft and 11 freighters. The airline is a launch customer of Boeing’s new 777X. In November 2013, Emirates placed the largest single order in commercial aviation history for 150 777X aircraft valued at $76 billion. Based on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s aerospace export multiplier, this order will support more than 400,000 jobs in the United States.

Connecting cultural and commercial hubs

In addition to being one of America’s most important economic engines, Chicago is famous for its cuisine, arts and entertainment, professional sports, neo-classical architecture and iconic tourist destinations that host more than 48 million visitors each year.

From deep dish pizza and hot dogs with eclectic condiments to the city’s 25 Michelin Star restaurants, Chicago is one of America’s rising culinary capitals and will host the prestigious 2015 James Beard Awards. Chicago’s professional sports teams routinely rank at the top of all American franchises in terms of attendance and financial value. Chicago is the birthplace of urban blues and house music, and has produced homegrown stars such as Buddy Guy, Wilco, Chaka Khan, Eddie Vedder, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins and the late Frankie Knuckles, godfather of Chicago’s house music.
Chicago is also considered to be America’s urban architectural jewel. Its famous neoclassical architecture dates back to the city’s redesign following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Chicago’s Sears Tower – now called the Willis Tower – stood as the tallest building in the world for 25 years following its construction in 1973. Dubai’s Burj Khalifa currently holds the title at more than 160 stories (828m).

Dubai is the largest financial hub in the Middle East and offers excellent convention and exhibition facilities, leisure attractions and shopping options. With more than 55,000 hotel rooms, Dubai is a top travel destination for work and pleasure. Emirates’ global hub in Terminal 3 Dubai International (DXB) provides passengers with seamless connectivity in state-of-the-art surroundings. The Chicago-Dubai flight will offer convenient connections to other destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, India, the Far East and beyond.



Whilst aboard the 14-hour, 40-minute flight, passengers can enjoy Emirates’ renowned service provided by a multilingual crew from more than 120 countries, gourmet on-board dining and inflight entertainment system – ice Digital Widescreen – with more than 1,800 channels of movies, TV programs, music and podcasts. Ice has just been voted the world’s best inflight entertainment system for the tenth year in a row by Skytrax, the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey of more than 18 million passengers worldwide. The aircraft features a three-cabin configuration with eight private First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #184
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 11:24 PM   #185
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Old September 13th, 2014, 12:13 AM   #186
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Yah it was fine, coming back on the 5th. The airport in Copenhagen is full shit though. I took a connecting flight to Dusseldorf, which is probably the best airports I've ever been to the place was great.
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Does "full shit" mean good or bad?

I was at CPH a few months ago. It's a shockingly quiet airport, kinda creepy when you land and there's no sound.
I thought Copenhagen's airport was pretty nice. I actually prefer having a layover there than say either Frankfurt or Paris CDG which has a confusing layout.
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Old September 13th, 2014, 06:39 AM   #187
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A Tour of Chicago O'Hare International Airport's Terminals 1, 2, and 3, August and September 2013

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Old September 13th, 2014, 06:49 AM   #188
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An HD Tour of Chicago Midway Airport, Part 2: Concourses A and C

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Old September 25th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #189
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O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title

September 24, 2014, 4:19 PM

O’Hare International Airport is on pace to again be the world’s busiest airport, a designation it lost a decade ago, Chicago city officials said Wednesday..

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrestled the top honor away from O'Hare in 2005 and has retained it since, according to the official flight count by the Federal Aviation Administration. O'Hare previously had bragging rights to the title since the dawn of the Jet Age, when it surpassed the number of flights at Midway Airport, which had been the leader.

From January to August of this year, 585,517 flights departed or landed at O’Hare, according to the FAA. However, Atlanta’s airport was not far behind, at 582,138, or 0.6 percent fewer. Atlanta edged out O’Hare by 3 percent in 2013.

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Old September 25th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #190
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I am sure much of that is related to Southwest shifting their flights away from Atlanta following their merger with Airtran, in addition to new service at O' Hare.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 06:19 PM   #191
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Chicago O'Hare May Now Be World's Busiest Airport

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Speaking at an aviation convention Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said O’Hare International Airport had reclaimed the title of world’s busiest airport for flight operations from Hartsfield-Jackson so far this year.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, O’Hare recorded more than 585,517 takeoffs and landings From Jan. 1 through the end of August, compared to Hartsfield-Jackson’s 582,138. But Hartsfield-Jackson spokesperson Reese McCraine said the year’s not over yet. “As we approach the winter months, the airports and cities in the Northeast and Midwest usually have harsher winters than we do here in Atlanta, and that will impact their overall flight operations,” he said.

But compared to the same time frame last year, FAA data show arrivals and departures are down about five percent at Hartsfield-Jackson, whereas O'Hare’s numbers have stayed about the same. McCraine said that’s due to the consolidation of routes after the Southwest and AirTran merger and hub carrier Delta moving to larger aircraft.


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Old October 3rd, 2014, 07:51 AM   #192
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I did some research. Newark Airport by driving is around 20 miles to Manhattan.
Well, we need to get over state lines when looking at metropolitan areas, and the EWR-GYY comparison implies that this mere arbitrary line adds a distance, which it doesn't.

EWR is actually much closer to Manhattan than 20 miles (by car). To Downtown Manhattan, EWR is only about 12 miles by car. To Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, it's about 14 miles.

Gary airport is currently 30 miles (by car) to the Loop, but this can easily be reduced to 25 miles with better road connections. Google Maps illustrates this well: all GYY would need is a direct expressway along the lake shore, to connect into I-90 near the IL/IN state line.

That doesn't mean that GYY can't function as Chicago's 3rd airport. Going back to New York, JFK can be anywhere from 18-25 miles by car from Downtown Manhattan, if you want to go purely by expressway (either through Queens or around Brooklyn). It's shorter if you take S Conduit Ave then Atlantic Ave through the entire width of Brooklyn, but that's a very time-consuming drive due to countless traffic lights and slower speed limits. To Penn Station in Midtown, JFK is 18 miles by car, mostly expressway through Queens.

Thus GYY is much more comparable to JFK in terms of time needed to get there from the metropolitan center. But the argument still stands: GYY isn't too far.

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I think third airport in Chicago should be Gary. Peotone is nonsense.
Agreed. But EWR isn't the best comparison. JFK is actually a better comparison.

Plus, the South Shore line passes right by GYY. The current travel time from GYY to Millenium Station on the South Shore is just under an hour. That's not bad at all. Express trains with few stops can be introduced to reduce this to about 45 minutes, perhaps 35-40 minutes. That's faster than taking the CTA Blue Line to the Loop from O'Hare. Even in comparison to New York, this isn't bad. In New York, the fastest way to get to JFK from Manhattan by transit is with the LIRR, rather than the Subway. The LIRR can take only 20 minutes to get from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan to Jamaica Station in Queens, but then you need about that much more time to wait for and ride the Airtrain JFK to the terminals. Ditto with EWR; you take NJ Transit from Midtown Manhattan or Hoboken (near downtown Manhattan), then transfer to the Airtrain Newark. (LGA isn't even served by any train). OTOH, the South Shore line passes really close to GYY. The current stop can be moved to be even closer to the terminals. So, total transit time from downtown Chicago to GYY is about the same as getting to/from ORD, EWR, and JFK from their respective metropolitan centers.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 04:56 AM   #193
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From today, you can add Rockland International Airport (RFD) to the list of airports you can discuss on this thread since it is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area (also known as Chicagoland).
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Old February 26th, 2015, 05:35 AM   #196
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Apparently O' Hare will soon have nonstop service to Sofia, Bulgaria.



Bulgaria's BH Air eyes New York, Chicago from Spring 2015
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Air Serbia just announced that they are planning new service to ORD in early 2016.'

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Air Serbia just announced that they are planning new service to ORD in early 2016.'

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Makes sense. I think Chicago has a pretty sizable Serbian population. Also I think St. Louis does and ORD probably has more frequent flights to St. Louis then any other hub in the nation.

Still, O'Hare is drawing some pretty obscure foreign airlines. I hope that maybe one of the low cost trans-Atlantic carriers will find there way to O'hare in the next few years, like Norwegian or WOW.
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Finally!! Hope to see this work getting started this summer (not stated in the article).

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Friday, May 08, 2015
Parsons lands O'Hare airport people-mover contract
Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

The City of Chicago Department of Aviation has awarded a $310 million design-build contract to Parsons to replace and expand O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System (ATS) on a basis.

Parsons will manage construction of the project, which involves replacing the existing ATS between terminals, constructing a 2,000-foot extension to service the new consolidated rental car station, expanding the maintenance and storage facility, and replacing the existing 15-vehicle fleet with 36 new railcars with automated vehicle control, traction power and communications improvements. Parsons will also design the traction power, communications and trackwork while performing systems integration and commissioning work for the entire project.

O’Hare International Airport’s ATS is a three-mile, double-track, fully automated driverless rail system that operates 24/7 among the airport’s four airline terminals and Parking Lot E (Remote Parking and Long-Term Parking). The ATS expansion will replace bus curbside pickup of rental car customers, “mitigating traffic congestion and improving air quality through the reduction of vehicle emissions,” Parson said.........

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