A massive project to expand O’Hare International Airport was introduced with great fanfare last week, only to then hit some turbulence. American Airlines says it was left out of the negotiations and that the city is playing favorites with its top rival, United. Could this dispute ground the entire deal?
American Airlines says it is exploring options, including a counter deal the company has put on the table. Both American, United and city officials are meeting with aldermen Tuesday and throughout the week. We’ve been told the airlines are heavily lobbied up because the plan is currently before City Council as it looks to hold hearings, debate and ultimately, a vote.