SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3529 posts, RR: 9 Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
Does anyone know of or think that there are cities in the U.S. that aren't but could eventually be turned into major hubs for some US airlines, I definitely think WN could eventually turn MSP into a mini-hub, that would defineitely add lower fares to MSP!
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
I hope your right heavymetal, I joined AAdvantage under the assumption that STL will become an important hub for the AA network. Between that and the mini hub WN runs here, it will be easy to get anywhere fast (or at least easier than it is now)
5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
I think ABQ, OMA, and SDF would be good potential hubs. Certainly not fortress hubs, but at least a smaller hub to take pressure off some of the larger hubs. All have good locations with adequate O&D traffic. I especially like the prospects of OMA. A booming market, big expansion plans in the works and it's a good competetive market, YX should beef up there. MCI has been doomed from the start, I am beginning to think there is a curse there or something. Although, technically, MCI should be a prime location for a hub operation. WN, US, and YX all have "mini hubs" there.
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12183 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1088 times:
AUS, SAT, and JAX are geographically ill-suited for a domestic hub, especially JAX. However, if someone was going to do it, I would love to see US open a hub at AUS. It's got a nice little boom going on right now with the industries moving in.
BTW, I still don't see AA keeping STL in the long run. It's way too close to ORD (257 miles) and serves the same markets: east-west connecting. Compare to US at PIT and PHL at 267 miles, but with two distinctively different markets: PIT east-west connecting, PHL north-south connecting.
Also, to the person who stated that WN doesn't go into hubs, take a look at STL, DTW, and BWI
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