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2014-02-06 at 6:00 PM

Unconfirmed reports indicate Thunder Bay to Chicago flights could return

By Leith Dunick,
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Thunder Bay may not be without its direct to Chicago after all.

A week after Thunder Bay Airport officials announced United Airlines was kyboshing the route on April 24 after a 14-month trial, the American carrier said one of its Star Alliance partners intends to pick up where they’re leaving off.

In a tweet sent to Dougall Media on Wednesday, officials with United Airlines indicated Air Canada intends to take over the route, the city’s only regularly scheduled daily direct flight to the United States.

Neither Air Canada nor the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority responded Thursday to requests for confirmation.

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unknowncronik says:
Unconfirmed reports the ring of fire will be up n running in 7 years!

Confirmed reports the marina is the wrong place for the new arena.

2/6/2014 7:23:39 PM
mystified says:
You are not funny. Your drivel is getting boring.

It is obvious you are very immature...GROW UP.
2/7/2014 8:43:23 AM
working_man says:
confirmed by who? the coffee shop gangs?
2/7/2014 8:18:22 AM
Arch Stanton says:
Don't hold your breath...

Want to fly AC to Calgary from Thunder Bay??? Off you go for 1.75hrs in the wrong direction, an hour or two on the ground, another 1.75 hrs while you fly back over the place you originally took off from and, hey, after 6+ hours you are actually on your way west.

I would put money on AC making it YQT-YYZ-ORD.
2/7/2014 10:18:41 AM
Wolfie says:
That's what I expect they meant as well, though I'd love it to be direct.

Can TBNewswatch share the exact wording of the tweet they received?
2/7/2014 2:48:23 PM
Leith Dunick says:
@LeithDunick We won't be operating the service but Star Alliance member Air Canada will be. ^MA
2/7/2014 2:56:43 PM
Wolfie says:
Thanks Leith.
2/7/2014 3:46:22 PM
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