MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6349 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2947 times:
Delta Connection to Begin Non-Stop Jet Service between New York's JFK And Cities of Nashville, St. Louis
Thursday June 26, 11:44 am ET
New Flights Offer Customers Convenient Access to New York And International Destinations
NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Connection will offer customers convenient nonstop jet service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and the cities of Nashville and St. Louis, effective Aug. 1. Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate one daily round-trip flight between New York JFK and each of these cities using the Bombardier CRJ regional jet.
"Convenient and direct access to and from New York is important to our customers, especially business customers," said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer, Delta Connection Inc. "Our new service from Nashville and St. Louis also offers customers convenient access to a large selection of international flights at New York JFK on Delta and its SkyTeam partners."
Delta and Delta Connection customers at New York JFK have access to more than 38 international flights daily to 27 destinations operated by Delta, Delta Connection and Delta worldwide partners.
Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the CRJ carries passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window, with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at a speed of 530 mph at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet and is recognized as the quietest commercial jet aircraft in the world.
Delta Connection carriers include Delta's wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair, additional regional carriers Atlantic Coast Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle (in California). Delta Connection carriers operate more than 325 regional jets throughout North America.
Nashville to New York JFK (Effective Aug. 1, 2003)
Atcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2865 times:
It looks like this RJ will go ATL-STL-JFK-STL-ATL. So for STL this is an addition of 2 dialy deparutes.
Id love to see DL us RJs on say 6 trips a day to DFW and CRJ7s on 2 trips a day to SLC. I know, I know, they dont have any room to expand gate wise and that whole concourse they are in is totally full, isnt it?
At least I can dream. Im an air traffic controller and have a bid in to work at the tower (STL) and love working a really diverse airport.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2838 times:
It looks like DL is finally doing what it should have done long ago at JFK, adding more feeder traffic to cities with little or no JFK service, and thereby serving as a feeder for all international airlines at JFK. We are now seeing service to CMH, IND, STL, and BNA. Curiously, they have cut back on other services, like SFO, LAX, SAN, and others. I wish they would serve more upstate and New England towns with multiple flights, which could then feed both Song and Mainline flights.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6299 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
Remember though that JFK is still slot controlled at in the late afternoon/early evening. This makes it hard for DL to add RJ flights to connect to the European flights.
However as slot controls are relaxed, I think you will see DL add more service to JFK. I hope that maybe if DL adds enough RJ feed, they can bring back a few int'l flights like JFK-DUB or JFK-MUC.
One thing that I don't see DL wanting is a large number of passengers connecting to Song. The goal is to keep Song as separate from DL as possible and keep Song mostly focused on point to point routes. If you start throwing a bunch of connecting passengers in there, it really mucks up the whole system. The only exception to this is int'l pax connecting to Song flights to go to Florida.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
I don't think Delta has any problems with a large number of passengers connecting to Song. However, Song marketing is more targeted towards O&D passengers. Through Delta, though, you can book a routing with a Song flight. For instance, ATL-JFK-IST. The delta system would let you use a Song flight for a section of it.
TLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 586 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2741 times:
Does AA serve STL-JFK, too? I would have thought they would have kept at least one STL-JFK flight from the TWA days. I am sure there were quite a few STL-JFK flights during the TWA era, probably with large jets, since it was a hub-to-hub connection.
I think a CR7 could fly DFW-JFK as DL will soon be flying DFW-OAK which is 1,492 miles (longer than DFW-JFK). However, I think it would be better to have mainline on this route...this is a route ideally suited for a 100 seat plane that DL needs to order.
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4728 posts, RR: 26 Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
A few updates to the JFK schedule starting Aug 1:
LAX will go to 2 757 and 1 763ER daily;
SFO will go from 1 763ER to 1 757 daily;
JFK-MXP will return but only 4X weekly (MoWeFrSu) 763ER
Second JFK-CDG (763ER) will return (currently not operating) but only 3X weekly (TuThSa)