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What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Over the years, we've witnessed the closing (as hubs) of:

DAY, PIT (US)
DFW (DL)
DEN (CO)
CLE (UA)
BNA, STL (AA)

What's the next hub to be decommissioned?

I would say MEM (NW)


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

CVG..DL...its already done a hellofa regress the last five years. Mainline DL is a skeleton of what is was.
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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

I think CVG will continue to strive for years to come. It serves it's purpose well: A (mostly) regional hub with little competition and I don't think Delta has plans to let go of it.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4224 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
I would say MEM (NW)

I don't see it happening as NW basically have no competition. It may be the first to go if NW fall on hard times again and there probably won't be much or any international expansion in the near term.



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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 3):
I don't see it happening as NW basically have no competition.

I agree. MEM isnt an airport that NW will pump millions into tomorrow to make it a world class facility, but its not something they are going to shut down right on a moments notice.



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User currently offlineSkyjet06 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
DAY, PIT (US)
DFW (DL)
DEN (CO)
CLE (UA)
BNA, STL (AA)

I would add CMH to that list. Also, STL is still considered a hub by AA.

I would have to disagree about MEM, as it still has a decent presence of mainline flying, as well as a lack of competition. I would have said CLE few months ago, but now CO has announced their expansion. STL is probably a likely candidate, as it is now mostly made up of RJ, prop and MD80 flights. Plus, it is smack dab in between two of AA's large hubs, ORD and DFW.


User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

I will say that MEM is one of my favorite NW hubs. Its old school, no fancy trams to get on to get to one side of the terminal to the next, the people are usually friendly, no fancy video monitors, no fancy voice overs doing announcements, just an old school hub.  Smile


Long Live Memphis!
User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4135 times:

Quoting Skyjet06 (Reply 5):
STL is probably a likely candidate, as it is now mostly made up of RJ, prop and MD80 flights. Plus, it is smack dab in between two of AA's large hubs, ORD and DFW.

STL serves a vital role in AA's network, relieving congestion at ORD and catering to the local market. I wouldn't count on it going anywhere soon... IIRC, RASM is growing better at STL than at ORD.

BTW, there's no prop flying left for AA* at STL (at least for now).

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
CVG..DL..

CVG is far more likely to shut down than MEM. Closing MEM leaves NW with no presence outside the midwest, while closing CVG simply allows DL to focus further on ATL, JFK, SLC, and LAX.



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