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Old Feb 22, 11, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by DTWflyer View Post
2) Farther away from DTW
TOL was simply too close to DTW, an generally relatively easy, all-interstate drive between the two. For most people it is a 40-60 drive to the plethora of nonstop at competitive prices out of DTW versus a nearly mandatory connection out of TOL. FNT is farther and the drive can be more congestion prone. The fact that one can get to other hubsites is huge
The time/distance argument isn't compelling. I've made the drives. Bing maps puts TOL-DTW at 1:05 and FNT-DTW (also all Interstate) at 1:09.

Yes, it's nice that FNT has service to other destinations but that's an outcome, not a cause.
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