ORD-ZRH is Back

Old Jan 23, 01, 3:19 pm
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ORD-ZRH is Back

Looks like AA brought back non-stop ORD-ZRH service on AA metal:

Tuesday January 23, 10:30 am Eastern Time
Press Release
SOURCE: American Airlines
American Airlines Adds New Nonstop Chicago-Zurich Daily Service
CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will add seasonal daily nonstop service to Zurich, Switzerland, this summer, giving Chicago travelers a second daily option from the Windy City to the world's ``Little Big City'' and to more than 20 other Swissair destinations beyond.

AA Flight 170 begins service June 1 between Chicago O'Hare and Zurich using a 155-seat Boeing 767 with AA's unique ``More Room'' configuration. American's new international configuration offers expansive first and business class cabins, and AA's exclusive roomier seats in coach. Only American offers ``More Room Throughout Coach.''

American's in-flight entertainment features Bose® noise reduction headsets and Panasonic® personal DVD players in first class, Origins® personal amenity kits, upgraded pillows and blankets, personal reading lights and electronic seat controls in first class. American is also the industry leader in providing A/C powerports in first and business class and selected rows in coach. All these extras customers have come to expect from American.

American's Chicago-Zurich seasonal service continues through October. It complements AA's existing daily year-round codeshared service from Chicago with Swissair. American also operates a daily non-stop flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Zurich.

``With this service American customers now have two non-stop options from Chicago and one non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, all with the comfort and amenities that make American and its codeshare partner Swissair a terrific choice for business and leisure travel to Switzerland and beyond,'' said Mike Gunn, executive vice president of marketing for American. We are now in a position to satisfy the strong demand for an additional summer service between Chicago and Zurich.``

Here is American's Chicago-Zurich nonstop schedule (all times are local):

Flight Depart Arrive
170 7:00 p.m. 10:15 a.m.
Codeshared 6403 4:15 p.m. 7:45 a.m.

Flight Depart Arrive
169 2:30 p.m. 5:10 p.m.
Codeshared 6402 10:20 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Flight Depart Arrive
38 2:40 p.m. 7:20 a.m.

Flight Depart Arrive
37 10:20 a.m. 2:10 p.m.

From O'Hare, American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, operate more than 500 daily departures to more than 100 destinations from its ``Gateway to the World'' hub.

From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, American and American Eagle operate almost 800 daily departures to nearly 140 destinations worldwide.

Current AMR Corp. (NYSE: AMR - news) news releases can be accessed via the Internet. The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.

SOURCE: American Airlines


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Old Jan 23, 01, 3:32 pm
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For EP's this is great news.

AA metal into BRU and ZRH is critical because VIP2's aren't valid on code-shares, and most of AA's european reach is via code-share flights with Sabena from BRU and SwissAir from ZRH. At least with these flights, we can upgrade over the water...
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Old Jan 23, 01, 6:44 pm
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GREAT NEWS I am going thru DFW from ORD so it will cut down the total air time
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Old Jan 25, 01, 10:40 am
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It is great news. Too bad it's only seasonal, however, as it'll stop just before I have a reason to fly the route in November. Because of the VIP2 issues and the EUR00 (and it's predecessors/successors) bonus being restricted to AA metal, I'm not inclined to fly the SR code share.
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