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Old 06-20-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Finally in Charlotte!
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Miami is too far South. The new airline is going to realize that and are going to want to keep a large hub in the Southeast to "compete" with Delta in Atlanta. The new airline is overtaking Delta as the largest airliner in the world, so I honestly expect Charlotte to increase in passenger traffic.

The new airline has also said it will stay committed to the existing hubs. I think Charlotte being in danger is all talk.

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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One other thing. The article mentioned that MIA May have trouble handling lots of extra flights due to size. MiA is a "locked" airport, meaning there is no room to grow....there is a major highway, lakes, shopping centers, business parks all around the airport....I can't see any local,state,or federal government that would want to pay the billions of dollars required to expand that airport. CLT has space to grow, which in no way could ever cost what it would in Miami.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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One other thing. The article mentioned that MIA May have trouble handling lots of extra flights due to size. MiA is a "locked" airport, meaning there is no room to grow....there is a major highway, lakes, shopping centers, business parks all around the airport....I can't see any local,state,or federal government that would want to pay the billions of dollars required to expand that airport. CLT has space to grow, which in no way could ever cost what it would in Miami.

Miami's airport is a FEW miles from downtown, and is basically at the corner of 2 major freeways (Dolphin and Palmetto Expressways) , and plenty of restaurants and things to do around it.
Are you thinking about Ft. Laud's airport?

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I was worried if there was ever a US Airways merger, that Charlotte's airport could take a hit. Charlotte is very blessed to have such a major airport for its size. Let's hope all this fear is for nothing and that American will keep the hub.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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Another thing I did not see any mention of it is weather - major factor at times where CLT seems to be best all around when it comes to weather delays
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Pixley
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Another thing I did not see any mention of it is weather - major factor at times where CLT seems to be best all around when it comes to weather delays
Again, this is another important consideration. The airline was very concerned a few years ago with improving their on time performance which at the time was dead last. I don't think this has changed so weather and traffic congestion may be high on the things they consider when retaining a hub.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Miami's airport is a FEW miles from downtown, and is basically at the corner of 2 major freeways (Dolphin and Palmetto Expressways) , and plenty of restaurants and things to do around it.
Are you thinking about Ft. Laud's airport?
I am not talking about FTL, I also did not mention anything about downtown......MIA sits north of the Dolphin and the Blue Lagoon, east of the Palmetto, south of a golf course and countless homes, and West of another golf course and many more homes.......nonetheless, I think that we both agree that billions of dollars would be needed in order to purchase and raze land in Miami in order to expand, while the situation in Charlotte would be a lot easier to handle.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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US Airways was real force behind local push for state airport authority to take over CLT. If not approved, like Foxx won't allow it as FTA poobah, then IMO, USA won't be keeping a hub in CLT.

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Finally in Charlotte!
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US obviously isn't going to leave. End of discussion.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I don't see CLT turning into a ghost town like PIT. If anything, I can see SWA being eager to scoop up gate space here if the "new AA" pulls out. It is obvious that SWA wants to move into the international market - a main reason for their purchase of AirTran was to absorb their routes to Mexico and the Caribbean and take their first steps flying outside of the U.S. CLT would make a buch better gateway to Europe for SWA than HOU.
lol. SWA is a very specialist airline. They're a "discount" [I put that in qoutes because they really aren't]airline that only flies one model of boeings. They also have a very limited route schedule. They don't provide nearly the coverage and schedule as the other airlines do. That being said, I like the option of SWA.

As far as the OP... I told you guys. Theres nothing stopping US/AA from pulling CLT as a hub. If the schedules and international destinations are any indication, its not a very strong competitor to the to the other major hubs.
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