I have to say, WN
is often looking great on a simple route map, but because of Regional Jets and their route structure, the other majors serve many more airports. When you factor in air traffic in a certain area, the notable lack of frequency on a WN
route can affect it.
US does quite well in the East and entire Atlantic coast region. They also do fine in the Southwest, but lose out horribly on anywhere else. Transcon isn't splendid, and anything even mildly North (other than the Northeast) is completely disregarded.
does quite well in the South with ATL
, and okay in the East as a whole. They have the commanding DTW
presence. But they lack West Coast. (Their furthest West Hub is SLC
, and many of its flights go East). They do OK
in the Midwest, but UA
are stronger. DL
has the largest hub in the world, though.
in the South simply because of hub location. They aren't the best for transit, but DFW
are in the South. ORD
help the midwest and Western presence. But they lack a Northwest and strong Northeast presence, and overall are fairly weak in the East.
is great in the West as a whole, but aren't as strong in the east, especially the Southeast.
have more planes. US takes advantage of the fact that it is an East Coast Airline. WN
are huge here out west. DL
is just plain DL
and seems to be almost everywhere. AA
isn't exactly small either. There is no good answer. I would probably say UA