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User currently offlineAirlinebuff77 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Did San Diego used to be an American Airlines hub? I know they backed out of RDU and Nashville in the early nineties. How many hubs did they have back then?

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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12959 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter):
Did San Diego used to be an American Airlines hub?

No, you are probably thinking of San Jose.

Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter):
How many hubs did they have back then?

At the peak, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, AA maintained official hubs (not including huge stations or connecting centers like LAX, JFK, etc.) in:

-Dallas/Fort Worth
-Chicago O'Hare
-San Juan
-San Jose

As you can probably guess, seven major hubs is way too many for any carrier in the United States, so San Jose was closed in 1993 (IIRC), Nashville was axed in 1995, with Raleigh/Durham cut in 1996.

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