Hypothetical Hubs… Care to join in?

69448_megaairportfrankfurt_1Just a little bit of fun for the weekend, but depending on whether you want it to or not, there’s nothing at all stopping it from being one of a number of similar discussion posts. Let’s see what happens, shall we?

Basically, we’ll provide you with a single airport identity – a “hypothetical hub” as per the title – and a small bunch of criteria such as maximum trip length and a type of aircraft. What we want from you is what you’d do with it. Where would you fly to and why?

We know that the majority of our readership is from Europe, we know that the majority of FS pilots seem to prefer the heavier metal end of the market, whether they’re flying the default airliners, PMDG NGX or Concorde. Therefore, for this one, we’ll stick with the most popular choices and start at Aerosoft’s Mega Airport Frankfurt, pictured above.

Your parameters are a maximum of approximately two hours’ radius (brakes off to brakes on), from EDDF, in a short haul, single aisle, airliner – an A320 series, B737, Embraer Jet or equivalent. Doesn’t matter which sim, which aircraft model, whether you’re using payware, freeware or default. Over to you… Where to and why?

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:37

As LXGB (Gibraltar) is probably well over the 2 hour maximum, i’d have to say EGKK (Gatwick) because that was the airport I spent happy hours watching planes and trains upto my early teens 🙂

Monday, August 19, 2013 18:12

Copenhagen (EKCH)

Monday, August 19, 2013 16:39

At 2:01 I hope mine is still allowed 🙂

EDDF-EGAA. Why is simple. A major reason why I didn’t get into flying for a living was that I didn’t want to live out of a suitcase. For me EGAA is as close to home as I can get.

Monday, August 19, 2013 12:53

This is a hard one, I fly out of EDDF regularly; at the moment, I’d feel like flying the Leonardo SH MD-82 to ESSA in SAS colours (flight 2636.) Alternatively, PMDG’s 737NG is always tempting (also and SAS one to ESSA), as is Captain Sim’s 707 (in BA colours to Heathrow) with the Delco C-IV INS from Simulfly (it’s single aisle and by today’s standards medium haul.)

Andrew Barter
Monday, August 19, 2013 01:57

I like flying from Frankfurt to Rome. Over the Alps and then onto the sea. Nice views all the way.