Why small jets may spell the beginning of the end for hellish hub airports

Huge hub airports, where passengers have to disembark from one flight and catch another to get to their destination, are fraught with annoyances from missed connections to errant luggage. New small jets with 80-120 seats with a longer range could be a way around them as they can fly between smaller cities that are far apart, becoming a viable choice for direct flights. One of these airplanes is Bombardier’s CS300, which so rattled Boeing that they sought a U.S. government action to impose a massive tariff on any sold to U.S. airlines.