FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6049 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2329 times:
Yes, you are correct. As of Aug 1, DFW will be all jet.
Regional aircraft will include ERJ135's, ERJ145's, CRJ200's and CRJ700's, but no props. In fact, the only prop's left in the entire DL system will be the 19 ATR72's flown out of ATL and the EMB120's flown out of SLC. I don't really count the Eagle SF340's that DL codeshares out of LAX on.
ILE will be dropped. Poor ILE recently lost CO and now DL. The only one left will be AA.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 43 Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
Ryan, AA wont drop the props for a few years. They have several routes that can only be profitable if served by prop. You have to remember that they still have around 30-40 SAAB 340 remaining...so they will have to replace most of those.
Atcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
I heard that one of the main reasons CO express was leaving was because of the runway length. I guess they had to operate with a lot of empty seats. I remember talking to an Eagle pilot that said the runway length left no room for error when they operated the ATRs in there.
Ramper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
Service to ILE was dropped by Continental Express due to the fact that the runway had to be dry in order for the EMB-135 to land there. Too many flights were being cancelled because of this. The required runway length for the aircraft to land when the runway was "contaminated" (wet) was in excess of what is availible at ILE. The EMB-145 couldn't fly there because it's too long to make a 180 degree turn on the runway. When the Gray AFB opens for airline operations, COEX will resume service.
DeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
I think this is a good move by Delta and Delta Connection. I believe a lot of people are afraid of props and would much rather fly a jet powered plane. Personally, I think to be a true airline enthusiast you HAVE to ride a prop! Look for DFW to be the Connection Hub for all of Delta's systems. (Comair, SkyWest---Already, ASA---Already, and Chautauqua--sooner or later!).
Atcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1979 times:
Think of how this affects traffic flow at DFW.
When on a south flow, DFW uses one runway for nothing but props. I think its 13L. Its the one runway that is off to the east of the airport and not alligned with most of the other parrallels. I guess this will now be used for only the SF340s and B1900 that Air Midwest is operating out of DFW.
Could mean Delays will be increasing. But then again, American has now gone to the de-peaked operation so the back up may not be all that much.
Either way it means that one runway is going to see less traffic.