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Electrical Fire at O'Hare (B-C tunnel closed 17 April 2021 - has reopened)

Electrical Fire at O'Hare (B-C tunnel closed 17 April 2021 - has reopened)

Old Apr 17, 21, 9:43 am
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Electrical Fire at O'Hare (B-C tunnel closed 17 April 2021 - has reopened)

Line for shuttle bus to C gates at ORD today.




https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/17/ohare-international-airport-electrical-fire/
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Old Apr 17, 21, 9:45 am
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Thanks for sharing - I would have assumed it was dah line for the United Club.
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Old Apr 17, 21, 10:13 am
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Not much social distanciing going on. LOL
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Old Apr 17, 21, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by ChinaShrek View Post
Not much social distanciing going on. LOL
The line would go all way to 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, if social distancing were enforced! Scott Kirby would come out of his office and lead the parade. LOL!
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Old Apr 17, 21, 11:11 pm
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Is the tunnel back open for human transit?

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Old Apr 18, 21, 5:57 am
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Is the tunnel back open for human transit?

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Yes. But I heard that as of yesterday evening, escalators were still not working. Apparently fire sprinklers were activated so I suspect it'll take a while to get all equipment back up and running (or not running as the case may have been).

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Old Apr 18, 21, 7:19 am
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I wonder how many people missed their flights. Sometimes when I'm on a long layover or arrive at the airport early, I'll walk around B,C,E,F to get some exercise. The possibility of getting stuck never occurred to me.
As for social distancing, that crowd isn't too different that the non-pre security line or boarding line lately.
I wonder if they were using the small bus that use to go between C and F. If they tried to social distance on the bus, they'd prob only be doing like 4 people at a time.
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Old Apr 18, 21, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by ChinaShrek View Post
Not much social distanciing going on. LOL
Compressed perspective with a zoom lens. To me, it actually looks like some distancing is going on - they're not packed like cattle.
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Old Apr 21, 21, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
... they're not packed like cattle.
Yeah, It's not likey they're sitting in Economy
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Old Apr 21, 21, 12:41 pm
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Yeah, It's not likey they're sitting in Economy
I think those moving sidewalks have reached their end of life. I keep a mental note each time I transit through the tunnel how many of the 8 are working. Itís rare to see them all functioning. I assume itís one of them that went up in smoke and not the beautiful light sculpture!
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Old Apr 21, 21, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post
I think those moving sidewalks have reached their end of life. I keep a mental note each time I transit through the tunnel how many of the 8 are working. Itís rare to see them all functioning. I assume itís one of them that went up in smoke and not the beautiful light sculpture!
Is the soundtrack playing still?

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Old Apr 21, 21, 1:28 pm
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I think those moving sidewalks have reached their end of life. I keep a mental note each time I transit through the tunnel how many of the 8 are working. Itís rare to see them all functioning. I assume itís one of them that went up in smoke and not the beautiful light sculpture!
Just about the only thing I miss from DL being on my no-fly list is the tunnel in DTW ... And every time I "experience" the ORD tunnel it feels like it's 20 years overdue for a gut rehab. Not just the sidewalks are end of life...

It's particularly (not) awesome when both in a pair heading the same direction are out of service at the same time.
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Old Apr 21, 21, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post
I think those moving sidewalks have reached their end of life. I keep a mental note each time I transit through the tunnel how many of the 8 are working. Itís rare to see them all functioning. I assume itís one of them that went up in smoke and not the beautiful light sculpture!
I would be pretty happy if they replaced them with SFO-style bouncy walkways
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Old Apr 21, 21, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by lincolnjkc View Post
Just about the only thing I miss from DL being on my no-fly list is the tunnel in DTW ... And every time I "experience" the ORD tunnel it feels like it's 20 years overdue for a gut rehab. Not just the sidewalks are end of life...

It's particularly (not) awesome when both in a pair heading the same direction are out of service at the same time.
I flew UA ORD-RDU out of C a few months ago. Man that neon looks tired. The paint is falling off of it. I did get to hear Rhapsody in Blue for the first time in ages. The tunnel at DTW is showing its age too. A few glass panels were missing last time I was there. IMO the DTW tunnel will never match the ORD psychedelic subway.

That was my second time flying UA during the pandemic. UA has far better service than DL right now. UA's hub's locations don't really work for my travel patterns, or I'd seriously consider a switch.
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