USA Airline Hubs

No they don’t. They used to be in T7 but stopped serving JFK around 2-3 years ago now.

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The only airport that you mentioned that isn’t at least a focus city is Portland

It was an example not real life legs. It was to show you what a point to point system looks like.

Deheading is used on any airline, yes, even United. While it isn’t as much of a “free for all” service to airports, you have to keep in mind that Southwest has 19 focus cities. They all offer connections to each other. Say your airport is KCLT, second largest American Hub. Your not going to find many Southwest flights, but a few might include Nashville, Austin, St. Louis. These sound like random cities, but are actually focus cities for Southwest. And going back to deheading, a good little chunck of American Airlines employees can live in Nashville. Direct flights from Nashville are to hubs, but this is more profitable for an airline, taking you through many connecting flights (and delays lol). As an employee that lives in Nashville, all you got to do is get a connection from anywhere else back home. BTW, I understand Southwest doesn’t have Hubs, but in my opinion, if Southwest offers international flights from that airport, it should be considered a hub.

I appreciate what you’re doing, and the amount of effort required to pull it together. At a certain point though, wouldn’t it be easier to tell people to search the route they want to fly at https://flightaware.com/live/findflight/ and use one of the airline + aircraft combinations that show up on the list?

You could also point them to this hub list https://blog.tripplus.cc/en/30060/hubs-major-airlines-in-north-america and to look at the ‘airlines and destinations’ section of any airports wikipedia page (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O’Hare_International_Airport#Airlines_and_destinations) to generate route ideas.

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