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What are the largest UA destinations without mainline flights?
[ This topic may be covered in another thread that I couldn't find, so mods feel free to move. ]
I'm currently at CLT, after visiting parents, and always shocked at the lack of mainline service here. There are only a few flights a week (to ORD on W and Th) that ever see mainline UA service. Everything else is regional.
I know it's a major US hub, but how can UA not support mainline to IAH or SFO? UA even has more mainline service right up the road at RDU, including the new flight to SFO. US sends 6-7x A321 to SFO daily. How can UA just give that away?
Any other major airports out there with few/no mainline flights?
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Originally Posted by palmetto86
...I'm currently at CLT, after visiting parents, and always shocked at the lack of mainline service here. There are only a few flights a week (to ORD on W and Th) that ever see mainline UA service. Everything else is regional. ...
as semi-regular CLT flyer (parents live in the area also), there is regular daily service on AirBusii to ORD (5-ish PM). Maybe not this week but checking the schedule, I see it all weekdays & Sunday for Jan, FEB, ...
And lots of regional to IAH or IAD or EWR and additional regionals to ORD
But given it is a US hub and US is a partner, guess not too surprizing
When I think of city size I think of marketing area. I used to work with TV stations a lot. CLT is smaller than STL and it is all express I think. Also, IND is about in that same market size and it is all express. Given that CLT is a US hub....I am not surprised. Remember, when the going gets tough, UA gets going.