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American's first 787 taxis at Chicago O'Hare (Photo: Greg Linton)

American Will Fly to Cancun with a 787-8 Dreamliner

American Airlines announced recently that it will operate some of its routes to Cancun, Mexico with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, in a three-times-per-week schedule, both from Chicago O'Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth. Normally covered by smaller aircraft, such as the A321 or 737-800, the change aims to offer an improved passenger experience, with a three-class layout including 28 business seats with flat-beds and direct aisle access. The rest of the aircraft's offering includes 55 Main Cabin Extra and 143 economy seats. "With the…

American Airlines Opens New Gates at O’Hare

This weekend, American Airlines and the city of Chicago opened five new gates at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new gates are located in American’s L Concourse in Terminal 3. The gates have been nicknamed the “stinger” gates and will be used primarily by American Eagle flights. The new gates add…

Chicago O’Hare Eyes Dramatic Expansion

The nations third busiest airport may be getting bigger. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the city of Chicago and the airlines serving Chicago O’Hare are nearing an $8.5 billion deal to expand the airport. The deal would see renovated terminals, new concourses, and more gates for the airport. If…

American Airlines Announces New Shuttle Service and Additional Routes

American Airlines recently announced that it would be launching its newest shuttle service between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and New York's La Guardia Airport starting on April 4 later this year. Along with the shuttle announcement, the Dallas-based airline announced the additions of another six destinations bringing their total new flights…

United Airlines Unveils Advertising Campaign for Team USA and 2018…

On Wednesday, United employees, aviation enthusiasts, and members of the press all gathered at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater on 26th Street in Midtown, Manhattan for the unveiling of United’s 2018 Winter Olympics Team USA advertising campaign. [caption id="attachment_18996" align="alignnone" width="1024"] United's 2018 Team USA logo outside of…

American Adds New Flights to Canada Starting in 2018

As of Nov. 28, American Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to various cities in  Canada throughout 2018. “We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with…

British Airways Announces A380 Service to Chicago O’hare

British Airways has announced its latest Airbus A380 service will be to the Windy City. The new service, which will launch in May of 2018, will be the first regularly scheduled service of an A380 into Chicago O’Hare International Airport. British Airways currently operates two daily services to the airport,…

American Launches New Seasonal Routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome

On Friday, American Airlines launched three new daily seasonal routes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The Dallas-Fort Worth-based carrier will fly to Amsterdam, Rome, and Barcelona until September 30. The new routes are scheduled as follows: AA240 will depart DFW at 1:35 p.m. local time…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Know

With the airline and aviation constantly changing, our team has begun a new series titled “This Week in Aviation.” Each Monday morning we will give readers a quick outlook on what to expect for the upcoming week.  American and United Grow With Chicago O'Hare Plans Just today, the city of…

Icelandair Announces Latest U.S. Route to Chicago

Icelandair, the quickly growing one-stop carrier based in Reykjavik, has announced its latest expansion to the United States to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flights will begin service in March of 2016 with four weekly roundtrips between Chicago and Reykjavik, allowing customers not only flights to Iceland, but affordable…