Latest O’Hare Expansion Moving Along Nicely
Jan24

Latest O’Hare Expansion Moving Along Nicely

The expansion of American Airlines operations at O’Hare airport’s Terminal 3 is moving along.  Back in October of last year we told you that the project had been issued permits to start foundation work.  A few days ago, more permits came fluttering out of City Hall, these for the general construction of the new gates: SUPERSTRUCTURE, ARCHITECTURE, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, & FIRE PROTECTION BUILD OUT IN THIS...

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Expansion About to Start at O’Hare’s Terminal 3
Oct19

Expansion About to Start at O’Hare’s Terminal 3

If your travels take you through Terminal 3 at O’Hare airport, then change is in the air. The City of Chicago has issued the paperwork to start work on the foundations for the latest T3 expansion.  The project will add five new gates to the mixed domestic and international terminal, at a total cost of $70 million. FOUNDATIONS ONLY FOR THIS PERMIT APPLICATION. FUTURE AMERICAN AIRLINES NEW 5 GATE ADDITION, APPROX 49540 SQ. FT. AT...

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Video: Rahm Wants Bonds for Expanded O’Hare Terminals
Jul18

Video: Rahm Wants Bonds for Expanded O’Hare Terminals

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced yet another plan to expand O’Hare International Airport, and get Chicago’s largest airport out of the headlines as a perpetual bottleneck.  The city recently spent billions of dollars at O’Hare to add new runways and reconfigured others.  But the passenger terminals remain insufficient to handle the capacity. Though O’Hare seems to be perpetually under construction and...

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O’Hare to get Eighth Runway, More Passenger Fees
Feb01

O’Hare to get Eighth Runway, More Passenger Fees

The Midwest’s biggest airport is getting even bigger.  The city of Chicago has landed funding for an eighth runway at O’Hare International Airport. At one time it was the world’s busiest airport.  Today it’s number eight and better known for frustration, delays, and price gouging.  In January of this year, just 74% of flights left on time, and 76% arrived on time, according to the USDOT.  JD Power’s 2015...

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City Wants Nearly $1 Billion Facility Linking Metra Rail With O’Hare [updated]
Jun18

City Wants Nearly $1 Billion Facility Linking Metra Rail With O’Hare [updated]

The City of Chicago has unveiled ambitious plans for a $884 million transportation hub next to O’Hare International Airport. In order to make it a reality, the city needs a $242 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Considering that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in town last week to announce that the city is welcome to apply for the money, there’s a pretty good chance it will happen. If...

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 4
Nov20

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 4

O’Hare International Airport is all decked out for Christmas.  Colorful ornaments hang in strings along the Terminal 3 windows, oversized red and green swags hang from the rafters in the ticketing area, and Christmas trees are starting to be distributed around the...

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