ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
I got great news for DL and which one is begin new nonstop from ATL-RNO flight goes on December 1, 2004. This is first time ever for new service to RNO and will using on the B757-200 aircraft and here it is:
The grahpic is questionable to a.netters, but, to me, it's interesting that the paper included this in their presentation to John Q. Public. A great promotion for DL, good for the paper, and good for RNO!
That paper really loves to cover its airport. If you have an interest in RNO, I would recommend subscribing to the Reno Gazette Journal email updates. They really cover RNO well. You'll see a story several times a month about the goings on at RNO.
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3088 times:
I think that this is one baby step in the right direction for Delta...being able to add mainline service to a "new" destination.
If I remember correctly, DL flew RNO-ATL in the past. I am pretty sure of that. I always think about Reno, when they talk about airlines adding service there, as a former destination for DL from ATL. I know for a fact they used to have mainline from at LEAST SLC and DFW and als they used to have RJs to Elko, NV.
An interesting note is that these are not red eyes. I say this because part of cost cutting is getting every mile out of these planes. Instead of getting to RNO at 9:17pm and leaving out of RNO at, say, 10:30pm, the plane has to overnight. I know that there are more connection opportunities at 3pm, but I think there are enough to serve the market at 6am-8am. If the route proves successful (which it probably will), I'd expect it to go to a redeye as well as this flight...my 2 cents there.
Kohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2711 times:
That graphic in the article is pretty good.. but it seems to omit quite a few destinations that the flight connects to.. like.. well, all of Europe for one. It only mentions London, but the arrival time should match up with most (if not all) of the Europe departures. Also, IIRC, the vast majority of the Caribbean departures are in the morning or early afternoon from ATL.. so I'm not sure how this flight would connect to them without an overnight stay.