American and United Cut Chicago Flights

Based on separate meetings with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, both United Airlines and American Airlines have agreed to cut daytime flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to relieve congestion. A total of 62 daily flights will be eliminated during the peak period of 1:00 p.m. and 7:59 p.m.; 27 American flights and 35 United flights. The cuts represent 5% of the flights each airline operates through O'Hare. The flight reductions take effect March 2nd and will continue for six months. At the end of that period, the numbers could be readjusted as needed.

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