Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5337 times:
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On Jan. 31, 2005, Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and SkyWest Airlines will add new service to Austin, El Paso and San Antonio, Tex.; Wichita, Kan.; and Little Rock and Fayetteville (Northwest Arkansas Regional), Ark., and, as previously announced, Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines will add new service to Lewiston, Idaho and Burbank, Calif., all with Bombardier regional jets.
Also on Jan. 31, 2005, Delta will add new service to Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Fla.; and New Orleans, La. Delta will add seasonal service on Feb. 5, 2005, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (subject to government approval).
Effective Jan. 31, 2005, the new service between Salt Lake City and these new markets (operated by Delta and Delta Connection carriers ASA and SkyWest Airlines) will be:
Three daily roundtrips between Salt Lake City and Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, Burbank and Wichita;
Two daily roundtrips between Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale*, Lewiston, Little Rock, New Orleans, Northwest Arkansas Regional and Tampa*;
One daily seasonal roundtrip between Salt Lake City and Cabo San Lucas**
* One daily roundtrip begins Dec. 1, 2004.
** Seasonal service, beginning Feb. 5, 2005 and ending May 31, 2005
Panam330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2673 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4990 times:
Excellent news for the SLC hub. Quite frankly, I'm surprised they didn't have TPA and FLL service already, as well as MSY. It's a shame that it took Frontier's SLC-CUN service for DL to finally react and inaugurate the route as well. But, what can you do?
All in all, excellent news for Delta, Salt Lake City, and Delta's wonderful and hard-working employees. May everything continue to get better .
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4601 times:
Panam330, Delta actually flew SLC-MSY nonstop up until 2002. They used 727 and 757 aircraft mostly. The 727 flight routed SLC-MSY-TPA...flight #2076, I remember that one fondly. Delta cut the route unfortunately, but it's good to see them bringing it back, even at the expense of the DFW service, as AA and WN both offer frequent nonstop service from MSY and the DAL/DFW areas.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3325 times:
In addition, 7E72004, will we ever see international service from DL out of SLC? It seems as though the states of Utah and Colorado do not see any international service...hell Denver is a big UA hub, but do they have international service out of there? Nooooooooo....
7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3316 times:
It makes sense to add some INt'l service from SLC...as well as IND. If IND is going to lose the DL service to DFW then SLC should replace it...plus it seems like a logical move; more connecting options for flyers.
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3247 times:
I am 6'7" and about 260lbs. I don't like the CRJ and avoid them like the plague. On the window seats the fuselage cuts into my upper torso badly. I've had 3 segments (too many) on these planes recently and all were miserable.
I don't mind the ERJ because it's more comfortable from a passenger perspective other than the headroom in the aisle.
Still, I find the 737's of WN and the MD-80s of AA preferable for my AUS flight needs. Plus, both have the best legroom among the domestic carriers.
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13096 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3222 times:
Over the last month, and planned for the near future, DL is adding flights at JFK too, including non-stops to Denver, other US cities as well as some international flights. There have been a number of ads in the NYC newspapers noting these new and expanded flights
Geg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3083 times:
FINALLY!!! after years of putting up bucks and the feds giving LWS $$$ dl decides to give it a try...hope they realize the seasonality of the market and their chance to make big bucks on all the college students in the area!!!
Kim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
The answer always lies in the amount of O & D traffic to justify a route. ATL - RDU is a relatively short hop and possibly the amount of traffic to RDU from the West does not justify overflying the ATL hub.
Womack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 488 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
At this very time RDU is seriously under-served with non-stop or even one-stop service to the West Coast. The O&D numbers are there for several destinations with the highest numbers belonging to LAX. The SLC numbers are fairly consistent also. With all of the new DL flights coming into RDU - it certainly looks as though one trip to the West Coast would do the try. Hell at this point I would be glad to Delta them use one of those newly vacant DFW MD-90's on a RDU-SLC-LAX-SLC-RDU routings and they can even pull one of those older 733 for a LAX-RDU-ILM-RDU-LAX routings. That route would be consistently full with all of the movie studios in Wilmington and no direct flight for them into LAX. Just a few thoughts on these would be appreciated. Thanks.
Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.