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United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jun 19, 2000 10:36 am

Just as the topic says.

In my opinion, Washington Dulles is a prime location for a transatlantic hub. I don't know about you, but it just seems that it would have the greatest location of US hub to Europe.

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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jun 19, 2000 11:19 am

Maybe I'm biased, but I think a small hub in BOS, from major population centres in the US, connecting to European flights would be ideal. Boston is 200 miles closer than any other US city.

My plan: flights from smaller US cities to BOS, connecting to flights to major European business centres.

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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jun 19, 2000 12:23 pm

What about ERW and JFK?
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 12:04 am

I've always thought that Newark and JFK we're a bit crowded. Washington-Dulles is a great airport and I feel it's underutilized. I personally like Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) the best. It has numerous international airlines (Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Nova, Alitalia, British Airways, Koreanair, Lufthansa, Olympic, Sabena, Swissair, TAP Air Portugal, and Virgin Atlantic). American Airlines and Northwest use the airport's location to suppliment hub service to European destinations as well.
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 12:58 am

I would love to see more transatlantic out of BOS and CVG.

CVG is a great "small" hub.
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 1:25 am

i can fly to europe out of my home airport non-stop but i would say i like boston or washington or JFK
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 4:30 am

I have to agree with NICKOFATLANTA, CVG is a great hub for people not originating from the Northeast. It is a fairly new facility, not too crowded and if you access it by car there is no easier way to get to an airport than CVG; no traffic at all!!!

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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 4:35 am

CVG?
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 4:39 am

ATL, IAD, or CVG
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 7:08 am

Don't forget that a hub can't be just transatlantic, it also needs domestic connecting traffic.

This is the problem with Boston. It's the best for flights to Europe since it's "right on the way" but you can't have domestic connections there.

I'd say Dulles since it can have a good feed to Europe, plus can handle North/South domestic connecting traffic. Same with Atlanta, but it's location is a bit too far south IMO. Unless you have good feed from the region (like Delta), I don't think ATL is the best connecting port.

What I said about Boston I said about Miami, yet AA has made Miami very successful, so.....
 
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Tue Jun 20, 2000 7:10 am

CVG=Cleveland Hopkins Int'l
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jun 20, 2000 7:26 am

What about utilizing a European hub (rather than US hub)? I live in L.A., so I have quite a bit of choice to Europe (although not as much as if I lived in NY or DC. I can go non-stop to:
London
Paris
Dublin
Amsterdam
Zurich
Frankfurt
Milan

If I was given a choice, I would go through a European hub such as AMS or CDG rather than any US hub.
 
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RE: CVG And PHL

Tue Jun 20, 2000 7:50 am

CVG is Cincinnati; Delta's midwest hub.

BTW; Philadelphia has a pretty good grouping of transatlantic flights (most on US, but also LH, BA, and AF). Good Northeast connections via US.
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 2:41 am

I think that Atlanta is the best hub in the South. It is such a big hub for Delta.
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 10:35 am

Best U.S. hub to Europe would have to be JFK. EWR and ORD would be a distant second. I think it depends where you're originating from. The best European hub, in my opinion, is LHR.
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 10:45 am

Sorry PH-BZA, but CVG is the acronym for Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky Intl Airport...The acronym for Cleveland Hopkins is CLE =)
 
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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 11:23 am

For me ORD because:
a. Lots of int. European airlines plus it is an AA & UA hub.
b. I know my way around pretty well so I can make the most of a delay.
c. Since I live in SAN and fly AA I get to take a new 738 to ORD when connecting
d. Almost all flights from ORD to Europe have PTVs now.

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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 11:32 pm

I agree with JFK... EWR is way too congested. JFK you might have a half hour or so taxi to take off, but ATC arrival delays are not bad. EWR, well, its EWR. 4 out of 5 times connecting in EWR I missed or came within 2 seconds of missing my connecting flights, and made it only because good CO agents made sure I got on the first of several delayed or cancelled flights into EWR. BOS...well, BOS is the ideal location, but the airport is not big enough to support much more traffic and ATC arrival delays are growing significantly, especially with the strong expansion of American Eagle.

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RE: United States To Europe, Your Hub Of Choice?

Tue Jul 11, 2000 2:41 am

I split my time between Los Angeles and New York so the US hub question is moot. I dont need to get to any hub, i just GO. But my airport of choice to fly into in Europe is LHR.

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