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What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?  
User currently offlineBlazingCessna From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

I have to say, with some trepidation, KATL.

I know i'm gonna get  flamed  for that vote!


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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7496 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

My personal favorite to connect in is IAH. Its not too big and its easy to get from one place to the other quickly.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

My favorite is MSP but then again I've only ever been O&D there so I'm probably not the best one to answer this!

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5410 times:

I have to say MUC works incredibly smoothly every time I have connected through there - better than anywhere else I've been.


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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1573 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5375 times:

Not that I have been there, but KEF is apparently amazing. Short transfers and one building to negotiate.

Mark



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User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 4):
KEF is apparently amazing

Actually the planes are usually late departing (in my experience).
Last time I flew KEF-BWI the listed departure time (16:40) ended up being our boarding time.

I personally like OSL better.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

Quoting BlazingCessna (Thread starter):

Actually, I was in KATL once and liked it, it seemed very efficient. On the flip side, I hated KCVG, and the "mobile lounge" thing at KIAD kinda drives me nuts...although for an aviation geek like me, I like the view (its much better than a tunnel).


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

For me its AMS hands down, I like MUC too, but FRA was too confusing and spread out, the same for CDG and LHR.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
For me its AMS hands down, I like MUC too, but FRA was too confusing and spread out, the same for CDG and LHR.

MUC is so much better than FRA for connecting. If I'm flying LH long haul for work, I'll always connect in MUC ahrad of FRA where possible.



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User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5252 times:

Surprised no one has mentioned the NW terminal at DTW.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 9):
Surprised no one has mentioned the NW terminal at DTW.

I never thought of the World Gateway at DTW. anyways, I like it too.


User currently offlineBlazingcessna From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Havent been to DTW. But DFW blows donkey taint, as they say. Unless you are connectin in the same terminal you have to go through secuity again. (TSA SUCKS!!!! Double digit IQ with Triple digit incomes)  banghead 


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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
For me its AMS hands down

Agreed. KLM has mastered the hub-and-spoke system out of AMS. That is one big reason why the airline is so successful out of a relatively small country like Holland with not as much O&D traffic. AMS is an easy airport for connections, and most passengers enjoy the transition at AMS. I just wish EI could do the same at DUB.

I also agree with you about LHR, CDG, and FRA. I have only been to CDG, but from what I've heard they all seem to be a mess at times. Too big and not as well organized as they could be. ATL is a bit the same way from what I have experienced myself, but ATL has a fairly simply layout and things are clearly indicated which makes it bearable. However, it is still overwhelming at times.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

I would say DEN.

DEN is probably the last thing in this country that will EVER be built with the future in mind. All of the runways (up to 14 in the master plan!!) are non-intersecting. Operations are designed so that landing aircraft use a runway that brings them TO the terminal, where departing aircraft start on a runway near the terminal and take-off AWAY from the terminals.

Weather delays will of course always happen, but at DEN they do not cause the sort of chaos that ATL and ORD seem to suffer from. There are always choices as to how to re-route traffic.

The terminals are as straighforward and easy to figure out as is humanly possible. I'd say "idiot proof", but God will always create a better idiot. It is rather difficult to not be able to figure out where your next gate is located - even if it is in another terminal.

Star Trek Voyager's "Seven Of Nine" would probably quip, "an efficient design". I agree - and I always get a chuckle while transitting DEN picturing Chicago's mayor Daley salivating at how to recreate DEN at ORD...getting ideas...only his are on an even larger scale. Wouldn't THAT be something?



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User currently offlineA300605R From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

I think it's MUC.
MAD is second with its new terminal.
Third DXB.



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User currently offlineSafs From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

I haven't travelled to many airports mentioned above. However, the to ones I have been to, SIN stands out as a great hub! The facilities for passengers is amazing! It's a self-sufficient city in itself!

Safs


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

DTW is one of the smoothest, easiest, and enjoyable hubs to transfer in.


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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

Well, it's not a large hub but it is a hub for AY
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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

I prefer IAH, DEN, and JFK.


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 6):
Actually, I was in KATL once and liked it, it seemed very efficient. On the flip side, I hated KCVG,

Same here, yet everytime I post it, I usually get flamed for it. I've never EVER had ANY issues transfering in and out of ATL. While flying thru CVG, just about EVERY SINGLE time I've missed connections, etc. I've even flew thru ATL during rain and t-storms. No delay...:D


User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5081 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 12):
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
For me its AMS hands down

Agreed. KLM has mastered the hub-and-spoke system out of AMS. That is one big reason why the airline is so successful out of a relatively small country like Holland with not as much O&D traffic. AMS is an easy airport for connections, and most passengers enjoy the transition at AMS. I just wish EI could do the same at DUB.

My thoughts exactly. AMS definately takes it.



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