I just moved to Charlotte a few days ago from DC...which on one hand is exciting because I now have many more direct flights at my disposal, which will make work travel much easier. However, I've started looking at some potential personal trips...an WOW, the ticket prices on US are waaaay more expensive than I anticipated. I realize that the economic laws of airlines usually result in nonstop flights being more expensive, but I never really thought about it until moving here...I can get almost anywhere I want to go nonstop now, but all of the nonstops are way too expensive to buy if my company isn't paying for them! I'm going to have to do a status match to Delta or something, because one-stops on another airline look like the only decently priced way to get anywhere on your own dime from here! Anyone else live in a fortress hub and deal with this? Any tips? I want to fly on US as much as possible to take advantage of my status, but I'm not going to pay $400 for a nonstop roundtrip to Pittsburgh on US when I can get it for $220 with a stop on Delta.