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User currently offlineseatback From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 767 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

This morning, while taking my son to school, a 700WLW (Cincinnati) morning DJ had a conversation about how AA used to have a hub in Cincinnati and that people were hopeful that AA would reopen the hub, since AA was struggling in Chicago...Close Chicago...Open Cincinnati. I thought it was funny. Amazing how little the media really knows.

They also mentioned that AA was adding four new flights to CVG. One each to ORD, DFW, JFK and MIA. I wasn't sure if this was true.

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User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

AA hub in CVG? Very late April Fool's joke or someone just left the Jimmy Buffet concert breathing in too much air in the stadium!

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8370 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
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Sure, AA is going to fly to Dehli, Shanghai, Peking and Tokyo from CVG.

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1950 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Around 1980-81, AA used to overnight 2 707s and 2 727s at CVG.


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlinecommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11600 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

I certainly wouldn't hold my breath for a hub, but depending on how the steady Delta pulldown continues, I could see AA adding back mainline to DFW, and maybe even a 737 to MIA.

AA certainly never had a 'hub' at Cincinnati in the past, but prior to deregulation, AA was a relatively major player there - as they were in many big Midwest markets (Cleveland, Detroit, Columbus, St. Louis, etc.).


User currently offlinedeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

Quoting commavia (Reply 4):
I certainly wouldn't hold my breath for a hub, but depending on how the steady Delta pulldown continues, I could see AA adding back mainline to DFW, and maybe even a 737 to MIA.

This is the thing I struggle with - while I would love mainline to DFW, the fact that they have 7x on the ERJ is really nice - especially since DL has 3x on a CR7/9.

Since it's only 1:45 flight time, I think I prefer the frequency over my first class seat...


User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Maybe they were refering to the closed reservations office?

User currently offlineseatback From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

My family owns a large travel agency here and for many years, AA was the airline of choice for Cincinnatians. However, I would hardly have ever called it a hub.

I do hope to see AA mainline service here. After AA, CO/UA and US move to concourse A, there will be much more room.


User currently offlineB4REAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2642 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Wow, WLW was probably going deep throwback to when AA "was born" at Cincinnati Lunken airport in 1929.

Just noise, ignore it!



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User currently offlineflyguy89 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1924 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

I heard the same thing. I covered the details of their additions in the CVG updates thread here

There was previously a rumor a few years ago about a big AA expansion at CVG and that they were going to open up an
Admiral's Club...show's how much rumors are usually worth, good to see some growth at CVG either way though.


User currently offlineseatback From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 9):
There was previously a rumor a few years ago about a big AA expansion at CVG and that they were going to open up an
Admiral's Club

Wasn't there at one time an Admirals Club at CVG?


User currently offlinecommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11600 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Quoting seatback (Reply 10):
Wasn't there at one time an Admirals Club at CVG?

There may have been a long time ago, but to my knowledge, there hasn't been one there at any time in the recent past - certainly not in the last decade, and I don't think there was one there in the 1990s, either.


User currently offlineCODCA09 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Looks like Johnny Fever is deviating from the playlist again.

User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Quoting commavia (Reply 11):
There may have been a long time ago, but to my knowledge, there hasn't been one there at any time in the recent past - certainly not in the last decade, and I don't think there was one there in the 1990s, either.

I recall reading on this forum that there indeed was a Admirals club in CVG during the 1980s and 1990s because there was some loyalty in the local area to the carrier. AA never had a hub in CVG, but certainly had a more mainline presence back in the day. Not sure how much bigger it was for them as DL was running a power hub in CVG starting in the 1980s as well.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineseatback From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

In the early days, AA was the carrier of choice in Cincinnati.

I know I've seen somewhere a CVG map with an Admirals Club. I'll look for it.


User currently offlinePI767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

The Cincinnati Admiral's Club appears to have closed sometime in 1988.

American's January 31, 1988 destination map shows Cincinnati as an Admiral's Club location.

However, it is gone on the December 17, 1988 map.


User currently offlinelat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

AA operated a chain of hotels in some of their bigger destinations call Americana, I beleive and there was one in Cincinnati as well. Maybe not a hub back then, but what we would call a focus city today?

User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

I looked at departedflights.com and it shows that in the spring of 1974, AA served CVG to: CRW,CLE,ORD,DTW,MEM,BNA,LGA,PIT and DCA on narrowbody equiptment. Fall of 79: CRW,CLE,DTW,PIT,MEM,BNA gone...STL and IAH added. 1983: DFW,ORD and a random IND tag on....and it pretty much remained a well connected spoke with some random IND or SDF tags since then. IMHO that is hardly a 'hub' or even a focus city.

Second, if AA is using ERJs as the backbone for their domestic LAX expansion, to expect anything more in a market like CVG is pure fantasy.


User currently offlineseatback From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

I believe the Doubletree hotel on airport property is the former Americana Hotel.

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