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Old 03-27-2015, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Hueypilot View Post
FWIW, CLT is also expanding. Fourth parallel runway will eventually go in, and then they'll take out RWY 23 and start turning that area into a more efficient terminal layout.

CLT will probably lose a chunk of the international flying, but the domestic flying will likely continue unabated. It's a moneymaker for the company. I seriously doubt it'll decline by half.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:23 AM
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Plus PHL has HORRIBLE weather!

1"-to 3" of snow shuts the whole airport down. And when ice hits, it is full-retard zombie apocalypse!

-Sure, CLT has bad storms every once in a while, but not 6 times per month.

PHL is definitely not a good wx airport. Definitely a factor.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:48 AM
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IMHO. CLT is too close to ATL. Wont want to abandon that region for folks who dont want Delta.... Imagine that. Lol

PHL allows them around congestion and slot restrictions from NYC with a viable intl alternative. Just sayin....either way were all just along for the ride.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:00 AM
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If CLT survives as a hub it will buck the trend of small-market hubs disappearing - MEM, CVG, PIT. CLT has very very low O & D, ala RDU & BNA. "Most profitable" hub, maybe in terms of margin due to very low costs certainly not in raw $$ amounts. "7th busiest airport" Fresno could be the 7th busiest airport if you decide to funnel all your connections through it.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by tailendcharlie View Post
If CLT survives as a hub it will buck the trend of small-market hubs disappearing - MEM, CVG, PIT. CLT has very very low O & D, ala RDU & BNA. "Most profitable" hub, maybe in terms of margin due to very low costs certainly not in raw $$ amounts. "7th busiest airport" Fresno could be the 7th busiest airport if you decide to funnel all your connections through it.
Fresno would be a poor choice for a hub to serve traffic east of the Mississippi, but it would be a much better domicile than PHX.. or CLT for that matter.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:19 AM
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What do your crystal balls show for PHX going forward?
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokey23 View Post
What do your crystal balls show for PHX going forward?
Too big to move to LAX, too small to add a ton of international. I see it staying put unless they find a way to get a lot more gates at LAX.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:50 AM
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CLT is listed as one of the top ranked cities in the country in terms of growth for 2014. Raleigh is on the list as well. CLT isn't going anywhere.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:55 AM
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This is anther poorly worded thread title...

Death of CLT? The city is growing and its costs are way under Atlanta's. The scope of its future is unknown, but MIA cannot effectively serve the southeast. Most U.S. sourced traffic does not prefer to fly to MIA to connect to AVL.
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:21 PM
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PHX will outlast CLT.
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