Empty Space

I've been to lots of desolate places -- eastern Montana, central OR, the state of Pennsylvania -- but if you really want your elbow room, change planes in Cincinnati.

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.

Cincinnati Airport Concourse B

CVG Cincinnati Airport Concourse B

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