ORBITJFK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
Sorry for the aberviations it wouldn't all fit. What other US city could merit being another hub to an airline? I think New York could be a major hub to another airline even though CO is there. Boston as well, along with Dallas, Houston, and Detroit. Portland needs a hub as well as Seattle needs a major .
ORBITJFK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Sorry for the confusion. Dallas' WN prescence is almost nill. Only Intra-
texas I believe (correct me if I am wrong) and FL isn't too big there yet. AA is the only REAL hub. Does MEM really have enough traffic to feed another major airline? Could a second hub Detroit or Minneapolis work? How about San Francisco?
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
Stop by Love Field sometime, then tell me if you still think WN's presence at DAL is "almost nil." Yes, they are limited by the Wright Amendment to intra-Texas, neighboring states, and a few other states, but it's still a very significant operation--not to mention their birthplace and still the location of their headquarters.
Ditto with DL at DFW. Sure, it's dwarfed by AA's operation there, but there's no question that it's a hub nonetheless. And your previous comment that SEA "needs a major" is not quite right either--AS may not be the largest airline, but its hub at SEA is more than many U.S. cities can ever hope for, both in terms of size and quality of service.