BlazingCessna
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What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:16 pm

I have to say, with some trepidation, KATL.

I know i'm gonna get  flamed  for that vote!
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:28 pm

My personal favorite to connect in is IAH. Its not too big and its easy to get from one place to the other quickly.
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:30 pm

My favorite is MSP but then again I've only ever been O&D there so I'm probably not the best one to answer this!
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:31 pm

I have to say MUC works incredibly smoothly every time I have connected through there - better than anywhere else I've been.
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:33 am

Not that I have been there, but KEF is apparently amazing. Short transfers and one building to negotiate.

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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:44 am

Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 4):
KEF is apparently amazing

Actually the planes are usually late departing (in my experience).
Last time I flew KEF-BWI the listed departure time (16:40) ended up being our boarding time.

I personally like OSL better.
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:55 am

Quoting BlazingCessna (Thread starter):

Actually, I was in KATL once and liked it, it seemed very efficient. On the flip side, I hated KCVG, and the "mobile lounge" thing at KIAD kinda drives me nuts...although for an aviation geek like me, I like the view (its much better than a tunnel).
 
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:54 am

For me its AMS hands down, I like MUC too, but FRA was too confusing and spread out, the same for CDG and LHR.

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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:04 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
For me its AMS hands down, I like MUC too, but FRA was too confusing and spread out, the same for CDG and LHR.

MUC is so much better than FRA for connecting. If I'm flying LH long haul for work, I'll always connect in MUC ahrad of FRA where possible.
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:37 pm

Surprised no one has mentioned the NW terminal at DTW.
 
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:50 pm

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 9):
Surprised no one has mentioned the NW terminal at DTW.

I never thought of the World Gateway at DTW. anyways, I like it too.
 
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:37 am

Havent been to DTW. But DFW blows donkey taint, as they say. Unless you are connectin in the same terminal you have to go through secuity again. (TSA SUCKS!!!! Double digit IQ with Triple digit incomes)  banghead 
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:37 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
For me its AMS hands down

Agreed. KLM has mastered the hub-and-spoke system out of AMS. That is one big reason why the airline is so successful out of a relatively small country like Holland with not as much O&D traffic. AMS is an easy airport for connections, and most passengers enjoy the transition at AMS. I just wish EI could do the same at DUB.

I also agree with you about LHR, CDG, and FRA. I have only been to CDG, but from what I've heard they all seem to be a mess at times. Too big and not as well organized as they could be. ATL is a bit the same way from what I have experienced myself, but ATL has a fairly simply layout and things are clearly indicated which makes it bearable. However, it is still overwhelming at times.

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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:02 am

I would say DEN.

DEN is probably the last thing in this country that will EVER be built with the future in mind. All of the runways (up to 14 in the master plan!!) are non-intersecting. Operations are designed so that landing aircraft use a runway that brings them TO the terminal, where departing aircraft start on a runway near the terminal and take-off AWAY from the terminals.

Weather delays will of course always happen, but at DEN they do not cause the sort of chaos that ATL and ORD seem to suffer from. There are always choices as to how to re-route traffic.

The terminals are as straighforward and easy to figure out as is humanly possible. I'd say "idiot proof", but God will always create a better idiot. It is rather difficult to not be able to figure out where your next gate is located - even if it is in another terminal.

Star Trek Voyager's "Seven Of Nine" would probably quip, "an efficient design". I agree - and I always get a chuckle while transitting DEN picturing Chicago's mayor Daley salivating at how to recreate DEN at ORD...getting ideas...only his are on an even larger scale. Wouldn't THAT be something?
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:23 am

I think it's MUC.
MAD is second with its new terminal.
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:16 pm

I haven't travelled to many airports mentioned above. However, the to ones I have been to, SIN stands out as a great hub! The facilities for passengers is amazing! It's a self-sufficient city in itself!

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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:21 am

DTW is one of the smoothest, easiest, and enjoyable hubs to transfer in.
 
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:55 am

Well, it's not a large hub but it is a hub for AY
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:49 am

I prefer IAH, DEN, and JFK.
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:27 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 6):
Actually, I was in KATL once and liked it, it seemed very efficient. On the flip side, I hated KCVG,

Same here, yet everytime I post it, I usually get flamed for it. I've never EVER had ANY issues transfering in and out of ATL. While flying thru CVG, just about EVERY SINGLE time I've missed connections, etc. I've even flew thru ATL during rain and t-storms. No delay...:D
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RE: What Would You Say The Most Efficent Hub Is?

Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:39 pm

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 12):
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
For me its AMS hands down

Agreed. KLM has mastered the hub-and-spoke system out of AMS. That is one big reason why the airline is so successful out of a relatively small country like Holland with not as much O&D traffic. AMS is an easy airport for connections, and most passengers enjoy the transition at AMS. I just wish EI could do the same at DUB.

My thoughts exactly. AMS definately takes it.
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