Mbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2572 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5899 times:
Yep, I think LAX has got to be the winner. No airline can claim it as a hub, although several carriers (UA, AA, DL) claim high levels of activity there.
I don't think you can consider BOS a hub for DL, although that might change in the future. DL has the most flights into boston, but I don't really think much "connecting" travel occurs there. Delta has committed to developing their presence in BOS in the future, once their new terminal is completed.
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5878 times:
Yep you said what I was thinking, just did not feel like typing much ...Anyways, was LAX ever a hub for Western?? And I was just looking at the LAX website..Had NO idea there were that many Internationals
Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6247 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5839 times:
Hubs for an airline are airports that have a significant amount of cross connecting traffic and banks of flights. Having a significant number of flights does not qualify an airport as a hub. BOS and LAX do not meet this qualification for AA, and neither does BOS for DL. LAX is not a hub for any airline.
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2267 posts, RR: 11 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5832 times:
Of the non-hub and non-international gateway cities (i.e. LAX, JFK, BOS, MCO), my guess for the U.S. cities with the most scheduled international service would be Tampa and Sacramento, both of which have service to Canada and Mexico. However, Raleigh-Durham does have international service to London via American Airlines. I don't know if AA considers RDU a hub, but the airlines does have quite a large operation at the airport.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5742 posts, RR: 16 Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5768 times:
LAX is out. It is a United hub.
From United's investor information:
UAL Corporation is the holding company for United Airlines, the second largest air carrier in the world. With hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and key international gateways in Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Miami and Toronto, United flies to 117 destinations in 26 countries.