ATL Traveller From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 832 times:
I was looking for a morning flight ATL-SLC for October 27th on Delta. On the Delta web site I entered in the two cities and chose the "morning flights" selection. Of course the non-stops betweent the two hubs showed first, but there were also connecting flights. Dallas or Cincinnati would be expected, but these connections were in places such as Kansas City, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Is this common?
Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1467 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 809 times:
DL has a handul of mini-hubs or to adopt the TWA lingo "focus cities." LAS is a very good example; LAX, BOS, MCO, PDX and even LGA are others.
However, back to your example, obviously, when you plug in two hubs of a given airline, there are going to be endless possible connections; I mean think how many cities DL flies to from both ATL and SLC. You could theoretically make in all of them. Not too practical given the amount of nonstops between them. UNLESS of course you're after segments for Medallion status or extra miles!!