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Old Jan 5, 11, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
I'm not so sure how rare it is. CO has many flights to international destinations, but virtually all are routed through IAH or EWR. They have many direct flights that change equipment in the hub. And they're hardly the only airline. Unfortunately, this is becoming a more frequent practice
You are making a global generalization based upon anecdotal evidence from one U.S. based airline.

The common definition of a direct flight is:
BusinessDictionary.com

Air travel that carries a single flight number but (unlike a non-stop flight) involves one or more stopovers although it (unlike an indirect flight) does not involve a change of aircraft.
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