allegiantflyer wrote:While the creation of hubs are rare, I do consider myself a believer in the conspiracy theory that we will see a new hub/focus city in the next 6-8 years.
Heres a couple possibilities:
UA could find a second focus city somewhere
DL built up at RDU. Also I know AUS has been mentioned, which would make sense considering most airlines have a hub or focus city in Texas(even AS has a focus city in TX). DL certainly could do better in TX.
It'd be nice if we'd could agree what defines a "hub" here. I consider a hub to have something north of 125 daily departures and several connecting banks. For anything not meeting that specification, I'm going call it a focus city, not a hub. I realize that DL likes to call it's focus cities "hubs", but I just consider that to be marketing speak. They can choose to call them whatever they want, I'll still call them focus cities, not true hubs.