People flying out of Bradley want to go to San Francisco more than any other place, according to Kayak.com.
They’d better be prepared to change planes, though, because there are no longer any direct flights from Bradley to anywhere on the West Coast. In fact, search data from Kayak, which has just been made available to the public, shows a disconnect between where people want to go from Bradley and how convenient it is to get there.
Of the top 10 destinations chosen for flights from Bradley, there are non-stop flights to only four. And none of them are to the top three destinations.
Here are the top 10 destinations, with those served by non-stop flights marked in bold:
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Denver, CO
4. Chicago, IL
5. Tampa, FL
6. Phoenix, AZ
7. Seattle, WA
8. Orlando, FL
9. San Diego, CA
10. San Juan, Puerto Rico
If you want to get to any of the other six cities, you’re going to change planes. It wasn’t always this bad. Until about a year ago, Delta had a direct flight to Los Angeles and Frontier had one to Denver.
Keep in mind, too, that even where there are still direct flights, there are fewer of them. There are only two a day to Tampa, and one to San Juan. Orlando still has several, and so does Chicago, which is a hub for several airlines.
It’s also worth noting that the flights that haven’t been cut are, for the most part, using smaller jets. Not only does Bradley have no transcontinental or transatlantic flights, it no longer has any wide-body jets in passenger service.