United Airlines’ recent announcement that it would downgrade Cleveland, Ohio, from the status of being a hub is not the first such announcement in the wake of the spate of mergers that reduced the number of large US legacy carriers from six to three.  Earlier, Delta Air Lines made similar moves at Cincinnati, and Memphis, after its merger with Northwest Airlines.  In both cases, there was post-merger geographic overlap: Cincinnati with Detroit and Memphis with Atlanta.  ...

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