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Do You Ever Create A Connection In A Non-hub City?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3123 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

By this, I mean, do you ever purposefully connect in non-hubs, just to see the airprot? Examples: ORD-DSM-DEN on UA, or CVG-LAS-LAX on DL?

Usually the cost is the same, and it can be kind of fun!


14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
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User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

I'm supposed to fly RDU-CLE-MSN-MSP-SUX-MSP-MSN-CLE-RDU when I could have just as easily flown RDU-MSP-SUX-MSP-RDU...
These plans aren't finalized, but they could be soon.


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Yea; I do that alot. For example, one time I flew ATL-DFW through Baton Rouge.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

I believe I have the distinction of being the first (and only) idiot to connect off the only redeye into TUL. I flew the Comair CRJ redeye LAS-TUL arriving around 5am and connected to the 545am ASA Brasilia TUL-DFW. I did it on a dare from DeltaSFO.

User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

I once flew HNL-SFO-EUG-PDX-ORD on UAL instead of just HNL-ORD (This was two years ago). It was actually fun especially since I had never been to Oregon.

Thanks For Flying,
Kris



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineGib From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Did a ATL-IAD-LAX-HNL, with the same routing on the return. We were on UA in F, but if I had to do it again, I'd fly coach with a more direct route. I LOVED seeing the many sites and being on 6 different a/c in 7 days, but I'm getting TOO damn old.

VFR and Tailwinds...

Gib


User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

I once flew from Orlando to Jackson, Mississippi connecting through Birmingham, Alabama. I have a friend who flew ATL-LGA last year and connected through Richmond, Virginia.



User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

Not asking about multi-segment trips. Just curious about connecting through a non hub!


14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1768 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Is LGA or BOS a hub airport for DL?

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

I didn't create it although I have seen MSP-DTW on NW via a connection at GRR shown on-line somewhere; in spite of a dozen or more daily MSP-DTW non-stops offered by NW.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Tango-Bravo : I've never used GRR to hop between MSP and DTW, but I have done MEM-GRR-DTW once. The best non-hub connection for MSP-DTW is usually ORD with plenty of NW service on both routes as well as a nice WorldClub.

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

I flew PHX-IND-CLT-TRI once on HP/US

And I once flew MCO-BNA-PHX on WN

Also, flew CHA-ATL-PBI-GHB on DL/MAF




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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Ancient history: I flew with Piedmont from EWR to Norfolk - changed planes - Norfolk to Charleston, SC. 72S to Norfolk, connecting to a 73S to Charleston. A bit odd, we were late in Norfolk and Piedmont actually held the second flight for the 3 of us since the terminal was alerted of "conex pax" at Norfolk. This is in 1986, I think.

Another example, again, strangely enough, with Piedmont, PBI-JAX with a DHC8 and JAX-EWR with a 73S......this was a listed connection in the timetable; I was flying back to the NYC area after the Christmas holidays and it was the only thing available at an affordable fare. Not sure when, but long ago!


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1739 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

I have booked for August 3rd
AMS-MIA on NW connecting to
MIA-MCO on CO (NW flight #)

Also I have booked for December
AMS-DTW on NW connecting to
DTW-TPA on NW connecting to
TPA-DAB on CO (NW flight #)

I have also done
TPA-MIA on CO Connecting to
MIA-IAH on CO


User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

I do all the time.... it's called Southwest Airlines  Smile

Seriously, folks.. I have before, if I REALLY want to go to that airport or havethe option of connecting somewhere new or a hub that I've been to too many times. I usually go thru the hub though..

 Smile


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

How do you do it Sean?
You just float around our nation's airways like a bird in the sky. Most people line up their credit cards and dish out hundreds of dollars to fly A to B. Yet you seem to fly A to B to C to D, etc... for pennies.

I'm just dumfounded.

TNNH


User currently offlineBernard Shakey From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 560 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

This is the ancient non-rev trick if you happen to live in a hub city. If you can get to another hub of your airline, you can get home. I've used SDF, STL, CVG, DCA, BOS, ATL, TYS, RDU, ORD, and others as a connection point to avoid heavy hub to hub flights (my employer does not use any of those cities as hubs).


Mindless drifter on the road, Carries such an easy load
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5630 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

I've taken WN between ISP and PBI with a change in TPA, several times in fact.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

There are several hub to hub flights that make stops between. This probably doesn't count, but some examples I've seen on Delta are -

ATL-TUL-OKC-SLC, B-737-800
ATL-DCA-JFK, MD-88
DFW-AEX-GTR-ATL or DFW-LFT-MEI-ATL, EMB-120
DFW-JAN-BHM-ATL, B-727

Of course, between two hub cities, you can connect in any city that has flights to and from either of those hubs, so that's a lot of options. I've thought about doing something like that before.

-Jeffrey


User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Southwest is great for direct flights...

Just the other day I flew Chicago Midway-Nashville-Raleigh/Durham when I could easily have taken a nonstop flight. Later this summer I'm flying Raleigh/Durham-Baltimore-Cleveland-Chicago Midway. When I made the reservations over the phone, the agent thought I was crazy for wanting such an indirect routing.

I'm working on a trip to Los Angeles for September, also on Southwest. If all goes well, I'll fly from Dallas Love to Austin, then switch to an Austin-Lubbock-Las Vegas-Los Angeles flight. The return trip will be Los Angeles-El Paso-Houston Hobby, then switch to a flight back to Dallas. I'm just taking a carryon, so the Wright Amendment won't be too difficult to get around (I'll just have to get separate tickets.)


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1314 times:

We(Chicago Express) had a passenger recently that flew DAY-MDW-MSN, then from MSN-MSP on Northwest Airlines. I found that a bit weird seeing as he could have just hopped on a Northwest Airlink flight straight to Minneapolis. I'm sure he had fun!

Chris  Smile  Smile


User currently offlineDrewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

In 2000 I flew from OKC to SJC by way of DFW/SNA on American, so I could see SNA first hand, and fly on the MD-90 before American phased them out.
DRW


User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1275 times:

ALRIGHT! You people are all sick! Report for therapy immediately! Smile TC


FL450, M.85
User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Yes, and often! Just last year, I flew LAX-OMA-MCI on Midwest Express. Good thing, even, since they discontinued the LAX-OMA flight recently.


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