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The traffic and construction on Interstate 90 are bad, but don’t expect to take a flight between the two Chicago-area airports soon. On Monday, United Airlines flew an Airbus A320 between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). The 20-mile route was operated this week to reposition the plane for a White Sox charter flight to New York City.
I barely tweet anymore (for all the obvious reasons) but I had to share this flight I saw at O’Hare this morning — I didn’t believe it was real so I had to look it up. who is taking this, and WHY????? pic.twitter.com/uBn8cx9lWZ
— Tim Regan (@MrTimRegan) June 5, 2023
The flight had no passengers, but it still appeared on flight-tracking websites because airlines are required to share their flight manifests.
Twitter users found this observation funny. Here are some of the best comments:
The plane went on to fly to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) where the White Sox were playing the New York Yankees.
Anthony’s Take: Positioning flights happen all the time. This frequently happens between the airports in the metro regions of Washington DC, New York City, and even South Florida. United says that it will have air taxis from Chicago to O’Hare in the next few years, but don’t expect to take an Airbus A320 for a hop across Chicago.
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