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View Poll Results: Which city has the best airline hub?
Dallas/Ft. Worth Int'l 11 26.19%
Chicago O'Hare 15 35.71%
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson 8 19.05%
Denver Int'l Airport 8 19.05%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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DFW International ranks #1 by JD Power for customer satisfaction, and by Forbes "best airport in US for layover"

Just a news flash
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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i don't understand how this is even a poll. atlanta is the busiest airport in the US, north america and the WORLD. none of the other choices come close to what atlanta has to offer as a hub city, even chicago & dallas.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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DFW. It is better laid out. Chicago comes in a close second though, then my city of Houston.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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i don't understand how this is even a poll. atlanta is the busiest airport in the US, north america and the WORLD. none of the other choices come close to what atlanta has to offer as a hub city, even chicago & dallas.
Just because Atlanta's the busiest doesnt necessarily make it the best hub city. The purpose of a hub is to offer convenient lay over connections, amenities, and destinations. Atlanta is a great airport, dont get me wrong, but consumers this year told JD Powers that DFW is number one...probably b/c of the opening of its International Terminal D, and also b/c of its Skylink system, which is the fastest high speed train in the world that connects all 5 terminals, which all have roughly 40 gates each. DFW is the 2nd biggest in the US, 3rd biggest in the world, 3 busiest in the US, 6th busiest in the world.

The layout of DFW is very nice. Gates on one side, street on the other...there is no main terminal (with the exception of the International Terminal)...which means every 5-8 gates has its own ticket counter and baggage claim. This means you can get in and out of the airport within 3-5 min. if you did not check bags and within 15 min. if you did check bags. It works out great for businessmen wanting to minimize time spent at the airport. Thus, DFW is a great O/D (origination/destination) airport as well as a lay-over airport (with its Skylink) system and its modern amenities on the inside of the terminal.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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It didn't take us long to get our backs out of IAH either. Less than 10 minutes (Terminal C, we fly Continental).
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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It didn't take us long to get our backs out of IAH either. Less than 10 minutes (Terminal C, we fly Continental).
YEah Houston is not bad either. B/c it has a modified version of DFW's in the sense that it spreads out the airlines among terminals.

But big messes are Orlando and Las Vegas. Las Vegas centralizes to much as does ORlando. This creates bottleneck effects and very long cooridors just to get to the baggage claim. The old concept of main terminal really to me is antiquated.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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Atlanta can't be expanded forever. The demolition and rebuilding of the old terminals at Detroit will complete a very nice expansion project.

O'Hare is expensive, and the weather can knock it down, but overall I think it's cool.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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Atlanta can't be expanded forever. The demolition and rebuilding of the old terminals at Detroit will complete a very nice expansion project.

O'Hare is expensive, and the weather can knock it down, but overall I think it's cool.
If you are from a non hub city, would recommend connecting through DFW..it's really made life easier for connecting passengers with its award winning Skylink system. Also the International Terminal D has won accolades for its restaurant selection and retail/entertainment options. DFW is also planning to add a 24 hrs. Fitness Center to accomodate those that need to stay fit!
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