zrs70
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What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:05 pm

Over the years, we've witnessed the closing (as hubs) of:

DAY, PIT (US)
DFW (DL)
DEN (CO)
CLE (UA)
BNA, STL (AA)

What's the next hub to be decommissioned?

I would say MEM (NW)
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:36 pm

CVG..DL...its already done a hellofa regress the last five years. Mainline DL is a skeleton of what is was.
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:00 pm

I think CVG will continue to strive for years to come. It serves it's purpose well: A (mostly) regional hub with little competition and I don't think Delta has plans to let go of it.
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:45 pm

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
I would say MEM (NW)

I don't see it happening as NW basically have no competition. It may be the first to go if NW fall on hard times again and there probably won't be much or any international expansion in the near term.
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:37 pm

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 3):
I don't see it happening as NW basically have no competition.

I agree. MEM isnt an airport that NW will pump millions into tomorrow to make it a world class facility, but its not something they are going to shut down right on a moments notice.
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:47 am

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
DAY, PIT (US)
DFW (DL)
DEN (CO)
CLE (UA)
BNA, STL (AA)

I would add CMH to that list. Also, STL is still considered a hub by AA.

I would have to disagree about MEM, as it still has a decent presence of mainline flying, as well as a lack of competition. I would have said CLE few months ago, but now CO has announced their expansion. STL is probably a likely candidate, as it is now mostly made up of RJ, prop and MD80 flights. Plus, it is smack dab in between two of AA's large hubs, ORD and DFW.
 
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:16 am

I will say that MEM is one of my favorite NW hubs. Its old school, no fancy trams to get on to get to one side of the terminal to the next, the people are usually friendly, no fancy video monitors, no fancy voice overs doing announcements, just an old school hub.  Smile
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RE: What's The Next US Hub To Shut Down?

Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:32 pm

Quoting Skyjet06 (Reply 5):
STL is probably a likely candidate, as it is now mostly made up of RJ, prop and MD80 flights. Plus, it is smack dab in between two of AA's large hubs, ORD and DFW.

STL serves a vital role in AA's network, relieving congestion at ORD and catering to the local market. I wouldn't count on it going anywhere soon... IIRC, RASM is growing better at STL than at ORD.

BTW, there's no prop flying left for AA* at STL (at least for now).

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
CVG..DL..

CVG is far more likely to shut down than MEM. Closing MEM leaves NW with no presence outside the midwest, while closing CVG simply allows DL to focus further on ATL, JFK, SLC, and LAX.
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