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Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?  
User currently offlineAPFjoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

After reading many diverse opinions about the upcoming US-HP merger, and the varying opinions of the good route network/ bad network, here's my challenge to all. If you were the CEO or the financial investor of a new airline (the rumored Virgin USA??), where would you have your hub/hubs? I guess the basic goals are to service the contiguous 48 states successfully, with the aspirations of international flight and eventually global service. It doesn't necessarily have to be an existing airport, but if you have a preference, let's hear 'em. Good luck, and remember: be nice, you never know who's watching!

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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

maybe somewhere in the hobby forum?


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User currently onlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12256 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
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Or Polls and Preferences...

Suggesting move...



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User currently offlineAPFjoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

My apologies.. wasn't aware there was a Polls section. Still kinda new at this.

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4516 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Honolulu, HI.
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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

ORD, after the refurbishment...


Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Virtually the same as American but something would need to be done to create more space and capacity in the airports:

LAX, SEA instead of SFO, ORD, DFW, JFK with LGA ops moved to JFK and Air Rail express to Manhattan, and MIA.

International connections (primarily) to AUS/NZL from LAX, Asia from SEA, Europe and Africa from JFK, South America and Carribean from MIA. DFW and ORD primarily focused on domestic. All hubs could have international flights to other destinations where market exists but primary hub must have the route first (i.e. SEA-NRT would need to be served before the other hubs serve NRT, CDG from JFK before other hubs, etc.).


User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Denver Stapleton OLD CO Route SYD-HNL-DEN-LGW Take Aussies to London with a free stop in HNL or DEN.... Smile

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2874 times:

PIT! EVERYONE likes an airport shaped like an X and has a mall in the middle Wink


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User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2874 times:

For my VA we operate 4 hubs all small 6-9 gates. My HQ is in MCI because it is close to the center of the lower 48. Mci would be my biggest hub for the same reason as I stated eailer. I have a hub in LAS and go head to head with WN.(and everyone else for that matter) I also have hubs in DCA and TPA.

I have limited my operation to under 50 cities and focus on leisure travel.



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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

I wouldn't have a hub. I'd focus on point to point. Pick the low hanging friut to start, worry about connecting traffic much much later.

User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21699 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

I have two VA plans at the moment. One of them is for an airline similar to JetBlue, operating out of JFK, with some transatlantic stuff as well, a fleet of 73G, 738, 762 and 332. The other is for a regional airline in Europe, based out of London City, Basel, and one other (Hamburg is a strong possibility), with a fleet of Dash 8s, CRJs, and eventually moving on to bigger types and bigger routes.

One of those plans will be set in motion pretty soon. But I don't know which. Both are intended to be point-to-point airlines, though the JetBlue-style one will inevitably have connections from domestic to international routes (I'm hoping).

-Mir



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User currently offlineCOEWR777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

I would have 80 gates at ewr serving over 200 cities world wide

2. tpa 20 gates flying to alot of carribean cities and alot of express routes.

3. stl- 18 gates mostly express

4- lax- 60 gates serving aloy of asian cities plus fra,lhr,ams,mad,fco and cph. alot of 737800 and 757s flying here

5. iah 16 gates- serving mco,mia,fll,tpa,jax,atl,clt,phl,iad,jfk,ewr,bwi,pit,bos,alb,ord,dtw,mem,msy,msp,lax,san,phx,las,sea,den,sfo,slc and alot of texas cities.

focus cities in mco,bos,sfo,las,ord,mia,

I might as welll give u my fleet break down

737500- 50
737700- 80
737800- 140
757- 110
767- 60
777-40
erj135- 45
erj145- 200
atr72- 30 ( all based in tpa being replaced by crj200 )


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Quoting COEWR777 (Reply 12):


I might as welll give u my fleet break down

737500- 50
737700- 80
737800- 140
757- 110
767- 60
777-40
erj135- 45
erj145- 200
atr72- 30 ( all based in tpa being replaced by crj200 )

Holy crap that's a big fleet.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9417 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 13):
Holy crap that's a big fleet.

60 gates at lax is a kicker and a half.



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

I would start small in probably YZF with a fleet of about 4-5 aircraft based there then when I have some cash start another hub in YYC, then expand and add YVR, then if I make lots of money doing that I'd continue expanding by adding YYZ and YUL so I'd eventually be all over Canada and I'd have lots of routes to everywhere and I'd kick Air Canada's ass (insert evil laugh here)

B737-200C/Adv - 5 (at YZF to haul pax and cargo in main cabin and use short gravel runways)
Embraer 170LR - 30
Embraer 190LR - 10
Embraer 195 - 10
B737-700 - 50
B737-800 - 50
B737-900 - 20
B787 - 40
B777-200ER - 15
B777-200LR - 10
B777-300ER -10


CanadianNorth



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