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United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?  
User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

Just as the topic says.

In my opinion, Washington Dulles is a prime location for a transatlantic hub. I don't know about you, but it just seems that it would have the greatest location of US hub to Europe.

AA737-800

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Maybe I'm biased, but I think a small hub in BOS, from major population centres in the US, connecting to European flights would be ideal. Boston is 200 miles closer than any other US city.

My plan: flights from smaller US cities to BOS, connecting to flights to major European business centres.

LH423



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User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

What about ERW and JFK?

User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

I've always thought that Newark and JFK we're a bit crowded. Washington-Dulles is a great airport and I feel it's underutilized. I personally like Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) the best. It has numerous international airlines (Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Nova, Alitalia, British Airways, Koreanair, Lufthansa, Olympic, Sabena, Swissair, TAP Air Portugal, and Virgin Atlantic). American Airlines and Northwest use the airport's location to suppliment hub service to European destinations as well.


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User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3869 times:

I would love to see more transatlantic out of BOS and CVG.

CVG is a great "small" hub.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3861 times:

i can fly to europe out of my home airport non-stop but i would say i like boston or washington or JFK


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User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

I have to agree with NICKOFATLANTA, CVG is a great hub for people not originating from the Northeast. It is a fairly new facility, not too crowded and if you access it by car there is no easier way to get to an airport than CVG; no traffic at all!!!

Boeing727


User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

CVG?

User currently offlineHARTSFIELD From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

ATL, IAD, or CVG

User currently offlineBizJet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

Don't forget that a hub can't be just transatlantic, it also needs domestic connecting traffic.

This is the problem with Boston. It's the best for flights to Europe since it's "right on the way" but you can't have domestic connections there.

I'd say Dulles since it can have a good feed to Europe, plus can handle North/South domestic connecting traffic. Same with Atlanta, but it's location is a bit too far south IMO. Unless you have good feed from the region (like Delta), I don't think ATL is the best connecting port.

What I said about Boston I said about Miami, yet AA has made Miami very successful, so.....


User currently offlinePH-BZA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

CVG=Cleveland Hopkins Int'l

User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

What about utilizing a European hub (rather than US hub)? I live in L.A., so I have quite a bit of choice to Europe (although not as much as if I lived in NY or DC. I can go non-stop to:
London
Paris
Dublin
Amsterdam
Zurich
Frankfurt
Milan

If I was given a choice, I would go through a European hub such as AMS or CDG rather than any US hub.


User currently offlineUA815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

CVG is Cincinnati; Delta's midwest hub.

BTW; Philadelphia has a pretty good grouping of transatlantic flights (most on US, but also LH, BA, and AF). Good Northeast connections via US.


User currently offlinePeter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

I think that Atlanta is the best hub in the South. It is such a big hub for Delta.

User currently offlineLouis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Best U.S. hub to Europe would have to be JFK. EWR and ORD would be a distant second. I think it depends where you're originating from. The best European hub, in my opinion, is LHR.

User currently offlineUSAirways A319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Sorry PH-BZA, but CVG is the acronym for Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky Intl Airport...The acronym for Cleveland Hopkins is CLE =)

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

For me ORD because:
a. Lots of int. European airlines plus it is an AA & UA hub.
b. I know my way around pretty well so I can make the most of a delay.
c. Since I live in SAN and fly AA I get to take a new 738 to ORD when connecting
d. Almost all flights from ORD to Europe have PTVs now.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineJfuoco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

I agree with JFK... EWR is way too congested. JFK you might have a half hour or so taxi to take off, but ATC arrival delays are not bad. EWR, well, its EWR. 4 out of 5 times connecting in EWR I missed or came within 2 seconds of missing my connecting flights, and made it only because good CO agents made sure I got on the first of several delayed or cancelled flights into EWR. BOS...well, BOS is the ideal location, but the airport is not big enough to support much more traffic and ATC arrival delays are growing significantly, especially with the strong expansion of American Eagle.

Jim


User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

I split my time between Los Angeles and New York so the US hub question is moot. I dont need to get to any hub, i just GO. But my airport of choice to fly into in Europe is LHR.

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