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The route map still says that the airline still has 4 hubs marked in red (MSP, DEN, PHX, and LAX) but the other 3 airports only have flights to 1 or 2 destinations (DEN seems to be the only airport that has hub operations). Has Great Lakes Airlines not completely updated their route map? 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:24, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
- The map has been updated with less routes, but still shows 4 hubs. I think that's enough reliable source to call all of them hubs. Per definition, a hub is where airlines exchange passengers, but as we learned from Delta, it does not have to exchange with itself. GLA being mainly a EAS carrier, it serves not only to carry people to a city, but also to connect to other airlines. They don't serve PRC/FMN for no reasons, and if they say "hub", it is. HkCaGu (talk) 04:50, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
- While LAX is a hub - it is not a hub for this little airline with one or two planes a day and one route. A hub for an airline concerns significant transfers within that airline's services. If it is not that - nearly every airline should be listed here - Fiji airways for instance feeds passengers to American Airlines why is this not listed.Andrewgprout (talk) 05:56, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
Let's take Delta for example. CDG and AMS are considered hubs according to Delta's website but Delta flies to 13 destinations from CDG (7 hubs and 6 non hubs while 3 of them are seasonal flights) and Delta only flies to nine destinations from AMS (majority are hubs and 2 non hubs). However, Delta offers connections to other cities at CDG and AMS to Air France and KLM (while you can book flights via AF and KLM to cities beyond CDG and AMS on delta.com) despite all 3 carriers are part of the SkyTeam alliance,have a joint venture, and have codeshare also. Also, Delta has been shrinking operations at CVG but it is still considered a hub (while mainline destinations have been shrunk but the majority of the destinations are DL Connection but passengers can still connect from mainline to connection at CVG. Each airline have its own definition of what a hub is (i.e. QF count DXB as a secondary hub for its Kangaroo Routes and 9W has a scissor hub at BRU for flights between India and America but that hub will close on 26 March 2016). We should go by on what the official reference says, if they say it's a hub then it is a hub unless they have removed it from the map. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:54, 16 December 2015 (UTC)