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Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:12 pm

Kim Day discusses why she thinks 3 airlines can "hub" in Denver International Airport

http://www.9news.com/video/default.a...181001&odyssey=mod|tvideo|endslate

Also talks about some Complaints from people
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Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:08 pm

You'll note that Kim Day says WN "hubs" in Denver.
 
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:41 am

Quoting mcg (Reply 1):
You'll note that Kim Day says WN "hubs" in Denver.

Sounds like she's a marketing exec for WN. Do you think she's angling for a high position for WN at some point?
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:10 am

Quoting mcg (Reply 1):
You'll note that Kim Day says WN "hubs" in Denver.

That's okay, I've heard a TV reporter claim SMF is a hub for WN as well. I about fell out of my chair when I heard that one.
 
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:07 pm

Quoting LV (Reply 3):

That's okay, I've heard a TV reporter claim SMF is a hub for WN as well. I about fell out of my chair when I heard that one.

TV reporters are not hired for their knowledge, but for how cute the look on air.
 
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:54 pm

Her comparison of Denver to Chicago in order to justify Denver being a "three-airline town" is unrealistic. For starters, Denver is not Chicago - Chicago is a vastly larger market than Denver with dramatically different dynamics.

I continue to believe that, the Denver Aviation Manager's statements notwithstanding, Denver cannot remain a three-airline town. I believe that one way or another, that competitive dynamic is unsustainable and will inevitably change.

On the security situation, I 100% agree that the main checkpoint at DIA is terrible and needs to be fixed. Her talk about replacing the airlines' existing ticket counters with essentially bag drops and self-service machines, and putting TSA up where the ticketing areas are now, is very interesting.
 
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:33 pm

Quoting commavia (Reply 5):
On the security situation, I 100% agree that the main checkpoint at DIA is terrible and needs to be fixed. Her talk about replacing the airlines' existing ticket counters with essentially bag drops and self-service machines, and putting TSA up where the ticketing areas are now, is very interesting.

I think the DIA security system works well. The most important variable is the level to which TSA staffs the screening stations. With adequate staffing, and with enough lines open, it works really well.
 
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:49 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 4):
TV reporters are not hired for their knowledge, but for how cute the look on air

This one happened to be a middle aged six foot plus guy who had been hired from the NPR station..... just saying.
 
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RE: Day Discussing Denver International's Hub Airlines

Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:03 pm

Quoting mcg (Reply 1):
You'll note that Kim Day says WN "hubs" in Denver.

As much as the media makes egregious airline mistakes, I think this one can slide. What is she supposed to say, "Denver is a hub/very-large-O/D-operation-with-less-connecting-passengers-than-a-true-hub of United, Frontier, and Southwest"? One on this site can even argue WN has hubs, as hub can be very subjective and their is no real definition stating X flights with no more than Y% connecting...
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