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American Airlines to use larger planes for daily flights on La Crosse-Chicago route

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The number of seats available on daily flights between La Crosse and Chicago will go up about 30 percent, later this summer.

Beginning Aug. 16, American Airlines will start using larger jets for its daily service at the La Crosse Airport.

The bigger jets will seat either 65 or 76 passengers.

Current American flights between O’Hare and La Crosse now hold 50 passengers.

An increased demand for those flights is being cited as a reason for the bigger jets coming to La Crosse.

WIZM News previously reported that larger planes will be coming to the La Crosse Airport this summer, as part of a reduction in the number of scheduled airline flights.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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