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Top Ten Airline Hub Cities In USA  
User currently offlineCLEpirate From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 78 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 29624 times:

OK lots of Airline geeks smarter than me so lets find out where the Top Ten airline Hubs are! Heres my take:

ATL: DAL
ORD: UAL
DFW: AA
IAH: CO
CLT: US
EWR: CO
ORD: AA
MSP: DAL
DEN: UAL
PHX: US


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User currently offlineFL787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1551 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 29468 times:

It doesn't have to be a mystery:

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do?

The order including regionals is:

DL-ATL
AA-DFW
CO-IAH
US-CLT
UA-ORD
DL-DTW

I am certain those are the top six hubs in that order as they are the only ones with over 500 flights a day. After those six, AA-ORD, DL-MSP, AA-MIA, and CO-EWR are the next four though I don't know the order. After those four, UA-DEN, UA-SFO, US-PHL, and US-PHX would be next.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I don't know why but everyone always thinks UA at ORD is a lot bigger then it actually is. DFW has over 450 mainline AA flights compared to just over 200 mainline UA flights at ORD.

[Edited 2010-05-28 18:20:42]


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 29421 times:

Quoting CLEpirate (Thread starter):
ATL: DAL
ORD: UAL
DFW: AA
IAH: CO
CLT: US
EWR: CO
ORD: AA
MSP: DAL
DEN: UAL
PHX: US
Quoting FL787 (Reply 1):
DL-ATL
AA-DFW
CO-IAH
US-CLT
UA-ORD
DL-DTW

That's what I thought. US at CLT, CO at IAH, and AA at DFW are both bigger than UA at ORD. As for the rest, I thought US had more flights out of PHL than CO has out of EWR.



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User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 28130 times:

Wheres jetBlue? JetBlue is a US based airline..more than 500 flights at JFK.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 28026 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 3):
JetBlue is a US based airline..more than 500 flights at JFK.

500?...., no way. Maybe 210.

For the 12 months ending March 2010 B6 handled 11.6 million passengers through JFK, for the same time period CO handled 24 million through EWR.

[Edited 2010-05-29 08:58:12]


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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3490 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 27918 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 3):
Wheres jetBlue? JetBlue is a US based airline..more than 500 flights at JFK.

jetBlue has around 170 flights at max on peak days. DL has the largest slot profile at JFK, in fact, with over 200.

Jeremy


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6137 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 27782 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 5):
jetBlue has around 170 flights at max on peak days. DL has the largest slot profile at JFK, in fact, with over 200.

Peak day DL is at about 173 right now....thats per DL.

http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=18&item=103



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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3490 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 27692 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 6):
Peak day DL is at about 173 right now....thats per DL.

That's as a result of the runway closure at JFK, which has reduced B6 and AA's peak flights as well. Last summer DL and DL Connection were running around 210 daily flights from JFK.

Jeremy


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6137 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 27627 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 7):
That's as a result of the runway closure at JFK, which has reduced B6 and AA's peak flights as well. Last summer DL and DL Connection were running around 210 daily flights from JFK.

I'll take you word for it I've never seen DLs operation above 200 at JFK but its right around there.



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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3490 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 27548 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 8):
I'll take you word for it I've never seen DLs operation above 200 at JFK but its right around there.

Well DL mainline is currently running 102 peak day departures from JFK, whereas DL Connection used to routinely have over 100 daily flights. With the slot reduction DL pulled many DL Connection flights and has increased mainline flights. Once the runway reopens many of the DL Connection flights should return.

Jeremy


User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1698 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 27404 times:

Quoting FL787 (Reply 1):
DFW has over 450 mainline AA flights

I'm quite sure DFW has alot more than that. For me having never been to CLT, it's hard to believe CLT is 4th. I'll have to swing by there sometime to see just how big their hub operation is.



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6137 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 27390 times:

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 10):
Quoting FL787 (Reply 1):
DFW has over 450 mainline AA flights

I'm quite sure DFW has alot more than that.

Actually it's less then that AA is flying 405 mainline flights out of DFW today the rest is Eagle/Executive with 300 flights today....I'm sure its higher during the summer.



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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3490 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 26988 times:

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 10):
I'm quite sure DFW has alot more than that. For me having never been to CLT, it's hard to believe CLT is 4th. I'll have to swing by there sometime to see just how big their hub operation is.

Please visit flightstats.com and look at airline scorecard, which lists the daily flights for the ten largest cities in the network. This summer AA will be running roughly 480 mainline flights daily at DFW. And CLT is indeed the fourth largest airline hub in the US.

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 10):
Actually it's less then that AA is flying 405 mainline flights out of DFW today the rest is Eagle/Executive with 300 flights today....I'm sure its higher during the summer.

Airline's schedules are heavily reduced on Saturdays and Tuesdays as compared with other days of the week.

Jeremy


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 26988 times:

How many does CO and COEX have at EWR per day peak?

User currently offlinejetboy319 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 26864 times:

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 10):

It's pretty amazing the amount of flights US operates at CLT considering Charlotte isn't a very big city (both population and O & D) and the airport itself is pretty small. I like transiting through CLT for this very reason although because the airport is so small yet handles so many travelers it can get quite crowded.


User currently offlinewill777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 26718 times:

I had no clue that US PHX operation was larger than PHL! That's shocking!

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 26718 times:

Quoting CLEpirate (Thread starter):
ATL: DAL
ORD: UAL
DFW: AA
IAH: CO
CLT: US
EWR: CO
ORD: AA
MSP: DAL
DEN: UAL
PHX: US

How is DTW with DAL and PHL with USA left off this list?

Isn't DAL bigger at DTW than MSP? I know it is for international
also isn't US biggest hub at PHL? it is for international


User currently onlineflyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 999 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 26581 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 16):
sn't DAL bigger at DTW than MSP? I know it is for international
also isn't US biggest hub at PHL? it is for international

I thought this was the case as well. I also thought that PHL was larger than CLT. Shows the things one can learn I guess..



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6137 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 26511 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 12):
Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 10):
Actually it's less then that AA is flying 405 mainline flights out of DFW today the rest is Eagle/Executive with 300 flights today....I'm sure its higher during the summer.

Airline's schedules are heavily reduced on Saturdays and Tuesdays as compared with other days of the week.

True....I actually forgot it was Saturday... 

Here are Fridays numbers...

AA Mainline:477
Eagle/Executive:317

So AA has around 794 departures out of DFW...



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User currently offlineTravisNC From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 25622 times:

Here are the stats for US's 3 hubs for May 2010:

CLT:
Total Flights: 584 (244 mainline, 340 express)
Non-stop destinations: 132 (105 domestic, 27 international)

PHL:
Total Flights: 426 (150 mainline, 276 express)
Non-stop destinations: 114 (83 domestic, 31 international)

PHX:
Total Flights: 267 (182 mainline, 85 express)
Non-stop destinations: 78 (66 domestic, 12 international)



Source: http://www.usairways.com/en-US/aboutus/pressroom/factsheets.html


User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 25617 times:

Quoting FL787 (Reply 1):
I don't know why but everyone always thinks UA at ORD is a lot bigger then it actually is. DFW has over 450 mainline AA flights compared to just over 200 mainline UA flights at ORD.

It's because ORD is split between UA and AA. If either one of them had the place to themselves it would easily rival, although maybe not pass ATL.

and for what it's worth MDW and LAS both have ~220 daily flights from WN. I think MDW just recently passed LAS as the largest station by a few flights, but overall they're pretty much even.


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