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Old Feb 9, 19, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Aa has said they view lhr as a hub
Their corporate fact sheet does not. It lists only their US hubs as being hubs. That being said, what is scary is the claim that AA is the third largest airline at LHR...
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Old Feb 9, 19, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by IADCAflyer View Post
Their corporate fact sheet does not. It lists only their US hubs as being hubs. That being said, what is scary is the claim that AA is the third largest airline at LHR...
who's #2 ?
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Old Feb 9, 19, 10:05 pm
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who's #2?
Virgin Atlantic?
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Old Feb 9, 19, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by BOSishome View Post
A very small one...

A few off the top of my head:

RDU-LHR
RDU-PIT
RDU-CUN
BOS-SYR
BOS-MDT
BOS-ROC
BOS-PUJ
BOS-CUN
Indeed, none of the domestic flights listed here are mainline.

I struggle to think of any domestic flights that would qualify. My list of hubs is LAX, PHX, DFW, ORD, MIA, CLT, DCA, PHL, JFK.

I keep thinking of flights that strike me as unusual or unexpected like DCA-OKC, LAX-SAT, MIA-CMH, LAX-YYZ, etc., but these too are from hubs in any event (and not all mainline).

I tried using AA's route mapper (American Airlines Map) to find mainline non-hub domestic routes (using my list of hubs) and couldn't find any! I tried searching from SEA, BOS, AUS, SAT, DEN, PDX, SFO, STL, RDU, PIT, FLL, TPA, and DTW. Nothing. Can anyone else think of one?
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Old Feb 9, 19, 11:22 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
Indeed, none of the domestic flights listed here are mainline.

I struggle to think of any domestic flights that would qualify. My list of hubs is LAX, PHX, DFW, ORD, MIA, CLT, DCA, PHL, JFK...Can anyone else think of one?
LGA-MCO; LGA-ATL; LGA-BOS ("AA Shuttle", but technically regular mainline).
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Old Feb 10, 19, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by NYC Flyer View Post
LGA-MCO; LGA-ATL; LGA-BOS ("AA Shuttle", but technically regular mainline).

LGA has more mainline domestic non-hub than that, per the Flight Map - LGA-CMH, LGA-JAC, LGA-PIT, LGA-RDU, LGA-EGE; though EGE is winter seasonal and JAC is a new summer seasonal.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by flightrisk View Post
LGA has more mainline domestic non-hub than that, per the Flight Map - LGA-CMH, LGA-JAC, LGA-PIT, LGA-RDU, LGA-EGE; though EGE is winter seasonal and JAC is a new summer seasonal.
My understanding is that AA considers NYC to be a hub ... not just JFK so those would be hub flights.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by C17PSGR View Post
My understanding is that AA considers NYC to be a hub ... not just JFK so those would be hub flights.
They do say they have a hub in "New York"...
Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
Indeed, none of the domestic flights listed here are mainline...My list of hubs is LAX, PHX, DFW, ORD, MIA, CLT, DCA, PHL, JFK.
...but it's not in this definition.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 10:54 am
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It's surely not many mainline flights out of the ~6,700 AA and American Eagle flights a day.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by electriclarry View Post
What percentage of mainline American Flights do not start or end in a hub?
So I think the answer to OP is .014925373 percent. (1 mainline flight (RDU-LHR) out of 6700 AA flights per day). But I suppose there aren't 6700 mainline flights per day so maybe the percentage is slightly higher.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 12:56 pm
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LGA is a co terminal I believe to JFK so it would carry status of hub with JFK (unless something's recently changed). DCA is a hub albeit a good portion of it is Eagle although there seems to be some 319 flights to non hubs.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by newyorkgeorge View Post
LGA is a co terminal I believe to JFK so it would carry status of hub with JFK (unless something's recently changed). DCA is a hub albeit a good portion of it is Eagle although there seems to be some 319 flights to non hubs.
DCA has plenty of mainline:
BOS, ORD, DFW, MIA, LAX, PHX, LAS, the majority of CLT, some LGA, MCO, some PHL, some JFK, RSW, TPA, PBI, some JFK, some IND, etc.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by flightrisk View Post
LGA has more mainline domestic non-hub than that, per the Flight Map - LGA-CMH, LGA-JAC, LGA-PIT, LGA-RDU, LGA-EGE; though EGE is winter seasonal and JAC is a new summer seasonal.
learning that LGA-EGE is a thing is the most valuable purpose this thread has served
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
learning that LGA-EGE is a thing is the most valuable purpose this thread has served
It's been around for ages...there has been EWR-EGE in the past as well on AA.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by NYC Flyer View Post
It's been around for ages...there has been EWR-EGE in the past as well on AA.
Had no idea. We've flown DCA-JFK-EGE a few times, never noticed an LGA. Good to have the option, though it looks like not many frequencies.
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