March 21st, 2012

Hobby as an International Airport, Part 2

In the last post, we looked at timing and the motives behind the drive by Southwest Airlines to build an international terminal at Houston’s Hobby Airport. Let’s step back and look at what an expansion at Hobby would do.

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— Stephan

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March 20th, 2012

H-Town Showdown: The Airport Argument: Hobby vs. Bush Intercontinental

Bush or Hobby? IAH or William P.? Five terminals or one? You’d think a decision on which to use in your traveling adventures would be as simple as whether or not your flight is domestic or cross border. Perhaps the prevailing winds are in the price point—historically Hobby’s been known as less of a coin sucker than its big brother up the Four-Five. As Stephan’s latest article proposes, there may come a day in the near future when these adages no longer have much bearing. In light of the possibilities and realities, who ya got? Or does one simply say f$%k it—I’m driving?

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March 20th, 2012

Hobby as an International Airport, Part 1

There is a storm brewing in the Houston Airport System between United Airlines and Southwest Airlines about Southwest wanting to start international flights from Hobby Airport. A lot of what I have been reading on Twitter, Facebook, and news website comments is the excitement that Southwest would do this, how awesome Hobby Airport is, and how United is a big bad bully for objecting to it. As great as competition sounds, I have my reservations about this project and the motives behind it.

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— Stephan

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