CVG is one of Delta's three major hubs, along with ATL (Atlanta) and SLC (Salt Lake City). Most hubs I travel through are packed with people and the near chaos that naturally accompanies any airline's critical infrastructure.
This is my first trip to this airport, though. I expected an old, run down terminal bursting at the Jetways. Instead, I got a clean, modern, and airy facility with plenty of light. There are some decent dinning options, shopping and a reasonable number of electrical outlets.
There's just one problem -- there's no one here. It's downright spooky. There are plenty of planes here, but instead of looking like a major airport, at a major hub, on a major holiday weekend, it seems more like the Helena, MT airport at 2:00 AM.
According to the staff at the Wolfgang Puck Express Airport Cafe, the dust devils at gate 16 are normal on a Saturday. This just the typical traffic they've gotten use to.
While this can't be good news for Delta, it does mean this is a great place to change planes and focus on your own Manifest Destiny.