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Old Dec 14, 17, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by C17PSGR View Post
...it's hard to get late flights out of some cities back to a hub since even old AA doesn't want the plane sitting still at the hub overnight. Rather, they want the plane sitting at the spoke for a 6 AM flight.
I think this is the bigger issue. They put a lot more emphasis on connecting traffic and fewer planes RON at a hub. For example, I've recently had trouble finding flights out of DCA to my destination that leave before ~10 AM. On the other hand, going from outstation to DCA there is no trouble finding a flight at ~7 AM. As a side note, I'm perpetually amazed at how much connecting traffic AA crams into DCA (which is a tiny airport that is definitely _not_ designed for connections).
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