|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 135):|
I'm talking about the frequent complains I've read on seatguru....
I think the issue is that folks were expecting the new airplane to offer something better than the old airplanes. Instead, at least as far as pitch and width, it fell right in line.
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 139):|
I''m always amazed when posters say "it's only X hours' drive" to some alternative airport. I HATE driving, but that may be a result of Washington traffic. It's "only" two hours to Philadelphia from here, but that's two hours of hell on wheels. I think 90 minutes is the far edge of acceptability.
When talking about airports with unique service, it seems to me that the number is somewhat higher than that. I've been spending a lot of time in CLL lately and, more often than not, make the ~2 hour drive to IAH
rather than connecting into CLL, as the total travel time is lower. It's not a perfect analogy to TATL service, of course, but I think it's probably a better analogy than WAS and PHL
|Quoting Indy (Reply 140):|
The point behind the nonstop is not wasting the time of a drive or connection. DTW is too far of a drive. If people can drive to CVG then people from CVG could equally drive to IND.
Generally, I agree with you. I do think there's probably some amount of IND
traffic that is driving to CVG
rather than connecting somewhere now, but those connecting beyond CDG
to cities served from the States are probably better served flying from IND
and connecting in the States. Still, folks doing CVG
might find IND
more attractive than dealing with the drive to CVG
, as it would likely be pretty similar if not a bit faster time-wise to fly TATL from IND
|Quoting 777stl (Reply 143):|
People tend to think STL is some backwater, dilapidated hulk of a city but it does have an impressive array of big business operating there for a city of its size.
It's not a backwater, but quite a few of the cities on your list (Ameren, Express Scripts, Edward Jones) are pretty US-centric.
|Quoting cle757 (Reply 142):|
Hmm the Cleveland Clinic is in the top three for alot of things
Okay, but as far as a segment that employs people and generates wealth and travel demand, it's relatively smaller than some of the other cities we are discussing here. For instance, this recent Plain-Dealer Op-Ed
puts healthcare employment in metro Cleveland at 177,000. The numbers vary a bit, but the number tossed around for healthcare employment in Nashville is almost always higher than that; the Chamber of Commerce number
is 200,000 jobs.
[Edited 2014-09-01 13:50:33]