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SAS brand new Airbus A350XWB awaiting it's first scheduled departure from Chicago O'Hare (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Interview: SAS Operates First A350 Flight to Chicago

The introduction of a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet is a momentous occasion. Years of planning prelude to the actual first flight of the aircraft in an airline's fleet. Back in November 2019 AirlineGeeks attended the delivery ceremony for SAS Scandinavian Airlines' first Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France. Since then the aircraft has been put through tests and operated on crew familiarization flights around Denmark. On Jan. 28, 2020 SAS operated its inaugural flight with its first Airbus…

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…

A Look Inside American’s New Flagship Experience at Chicago O’hare

On Tuesday evening , American Airlines held an event celebrating the opening of their new Flagship Lounge at Chicago O’Hare (ORD). While the lounge doesn’t open until 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2017, this event provided top-tier customers and media a chance to check out the new experience. Flagship First…

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,…

PHOTO STORY: Onboard a Cessna Caravan at One of America’s…

Starting service in 1979 as Multi-Aero Inc., Air Choice One is a humble carrier among all the traffic at O'hare. The airline operates Cessna Grand Caravans to destinations such as Burlington, IA, Decatur, IL, Jonesboro, AR, Chicago, IL, and St. Louis, MO. The small Caravans are dwarfed by all the…

The Evolution of Chicago O’Hare

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced the next step of Chicago O’Hare’s multi-million dollar modernization, including plans for a new runway and the potential for terminal enhancements and more gates. “The Mayor’s goal for the airport is straightforward: to make it the best airport in the world,” said Chicago…

PHOTO STORY: Inside American’s Hub Operations Center at O’hare

Since beginning operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in 1982, American Airlines has served a key role in one of the country's most sizable hubs. The airline accounts for approximately 40 percent of all traffic at ORD with 527 daily flights to more than 120 destinations around the world.…