Why can't I get a direct flight from Billings Logan International Airport to the city of my choice, say San Diego?
In 1978, the airline industry was deregulated and many of the airlines went to a more efficient method of doing business. Most established a routing method using a "hub and spoke" strategy, using key cities as hubs where all the flights converged from the smaller airports or the spokes. This method allows customers to reach the widest possible choice of destinations with only one transfer and utilizes the airline's equipment in a more productive way. On a given day, several hundred people want or need to fly out of Billings, however, only a few may actually want to go to your destination choice of San Diego. Imagine the number of planes that would need to be flown into and out of Billings if each was a nonstop flight to all of the major cities in our country. Using the hub and spoke method the airlines can load one plane with Billings residents who are going to many destinations and fly them to a hub city where they can all transfer to a new plane going to the destination of their choice together with other people from other cities who have been flown to that same hub to also go to the city of their choice.

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1. What items am I allowed to carry on board a plane?
2. What can I do while I'm at Billings Logan International Airport?
3. Is there a lost and found office at the Airport?
4. Is smoking allowed at the Billings Airport?
5. How much does it cost to park my car at the Airport?
6. Where can I get information on job opportunities at the Airport?
7. What services are available to help my disabled friend/relative while they are at the Airport?
8. Do I need a photo ID to board my flight?
9. What do I do if I lost my plane ticket?
10. As a local taxpayer, I would like to know how many tax dollars go to support the Airport facility?
11. I believe the advertising in the baggage claim area offers an excellent opportunity to showcase my business. Whom can I contact to advertise at the Airport?
12. Why can't I get a direct flight from Billings Logan International Airport to the city of my choice, say San Diego?
13. What are the airlines that currently serve Billings?
14. Why doesn't Southwest Airlines fly to Billings?
15. What time should I arrive at the Airport for my flight?
16. Where can I get information on shuttle services from the Airport?
17. Where can I purchase tickets?
18. I collect airport pins, postcards, brochures, souvenirs, and other airport memorabilia. Could you send me any of these items for my collection?
19. What are Billings Logan International Airport's hours of operation?
20. What direct flights can I get out of Billings?