American Airlines reached a deal with Chautauqua Airlines to operate AmericanConnection flights out of Chicago O'Hare. Fellow AMR Corp. subsidiary American Eagle was its sole regional partner out of ORD but an AA spokesperson confirmed to ATWOnline that the company's decision to downsize in St. Louis, where it partnered with Chautauqua, prompted the move (ATWOnline, Sept. 18, 2009). "The existing contract had to go somewhere. Chicago, which has the most regional flying of any of our hubs, ...

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