Iowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9796 times:
BWI, EWR and BOS to have hourly service from ATL. MEM will increase from 2 flights to 10 flights a day from ATL.
- Fort Lauderdale -- service will be increased by three daily roundtrip
flights for a total of 14;
- Orlando -- service will be increased by three daily roundtrip flights
for a total of 15.
In addition to the cities already mentioned, Delta and Delta Connection will also increase service to 67 additional cities from Atlanta. To cite a few examples, service to Memphis, Tenn., will increase by two daily roundtrip flights for a total of 10, and service to Honolulu will increase from one to two daily roundtrip flights. All new service is now immediately available for booking via delta.com.
The following cities will recieve more/ new service:
Albany, N.Y. 2 additional Flights
Albuquerque, N.M. 1
Alexandria, La. (1) 1
Allentown / Bethlehem /
Easton, Pa. (1), (2) 1
Augusta, Ga. (1) 1
Austin, Texas (1) 1
Baltimore / Washington 2
Baton Rouge, La. (1) 1
Birmingham, Ala. 2
Buenos Aires New service, one daily flight
Burbank, Calif. New service, one daily flight
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico New service, one daily flight
Charleston, S.C. (1) 2 new flights
Charlotte, N.C. (2) 2
Columbia, S.C. (1) 1
Corpus Christi, Texas (1) 1
Detroit Metro, Mich. 2
Eagle / Vail, Colo. New Service, one daily flight
El Paso, Texas 1
Evansville, Ind. (1), (2) 1
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 3
Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (1) 2
Fort Wayne, Ind. (1) 1
Grand Rapids, Mich. (1) 1
Greensboro, N.C. (1) 2
Gulfport / Biloxi, Miss. (1) 1
Gunnison / Crested Butte, Colo. 1 weekly Saturday only;
Harrisburg, Pa. (1) 1
Hartford, Conn. 3
Hayden / Steamboat Springs, Colo. 1 weekly 1 weekly Saturday only;
Honolulu, Hi. 1
Islip, N.Y. (1) 1
Jackson, Miss. (1) 2
Jackson Hole, Wy. 1 weekly 1 weekly Saturday only;
Las Vegas 1
Lafayette, La. (1) 1
Little Rock, Ark. (1) 2
Memphis, Tenn. 2
Meridian, Miss. (1) 1
Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minn.3
Naples, Fla. 3
Nashville, Tenn. (1) 2
Newark, N.J. 2
Oklahoma City, Okla. (1) 1
Omaha, Neb. (1), (2) 2
Ontario, Calif. 1
Norfolk, Va. 2
Palm Springs, Calif. 1
Pensacola, Fla. (1) 1
Peoria, Ill. (1) 1
Pittsburgh (2) 1
Providence, R.I. 1
Reno, Nev. 1 new flight daily
Richmond, Va. 3
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 1
San Antonio, Tex. (1) 2
San Diego, Calif. 2
San Jose, Costa Rica 1
Sao Paulo, Brazil 1
Savannah, Ga. 1
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1) 1
Tallahassee, Fla. (1) 1
Toledo, Ohio (1) 1
Tucson, Ariz. 1
Tulsa, Okla. (1) 1
West Palm Beach, Fla. 1
Wichita, Kan. (1), (2) 1
(1) Flights on this city pair may be operated by Delta Connection carrier
Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
(2) Flights on this city pair may be operated by Delta Connection carrier
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2739 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9430 times:
It's great and all that DL's adding these flights, but I think that they are putting too many of their eggs in one basket, so to speak. What if ATL has bad weather conditions? What if there are any IROPS at ATL? It could really have a negative effect on the whole system. I think DL is concentrating too much of their service out of ATL and needs to spread things out a little more.
XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9417 times:
When is this all supposed to take place? I have heard no actual dates associated with this all taking shape. Any info? Also, what does it mean that the flights in "()" "may" be operated by DL Connex? Thanks in advance.
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3540 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9115 times:
It's impressive how many flights DL will have at ATL after this expansion. 690+ mainline?!? That's incredible! Made even more incredible by the fact that over 150 of those flights will be on widebody aircraft. DL will now have hourly service to the following cities:
BOS, LGA, EWR, PHL, DCA, BWI, IAD, and almost hourly to MCO, TPA, and FLL.
Clipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 685 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8983 times:
Way too much overkill. Hourly service to all of those cities is not warranted. And for anyone whose been around the ATL operation just wait until the ceiling drops below 5,000 ft and spacing between arrivals doubles, not to mention what happens when the weather really drops. The other part of the problem is what happens to all of the other carriers using ATL when this increased flow control goes into effect. You watch AirTran's on-time percentage take a big hit too as well as the increased misconex. I don't see how this will all work out until after the 5th runway is completed. It's going to be a mess.
Chuckles1225 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8978 times:
If DL thinks they can fit all of these flights into ATL than I say go for it. Their financial situation right now, well........ could be better, as we all know, so saving a few bucks by moving their DFW flights to ATL and CVG is a fine idea. By the way, what airlines will be filling in the empty gates that DL used after they are gone?
ask not what your pilot can do for you, ask what you can do for your pilot
AAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8850 times:
How come Delta does not operate more flights out of LAX? They seem to have a finaminal capacity, or ad least when ever I am on Delta out of LAX they seem to have great capacity. So why didn't they ad flights to LAX?
Ncflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 580 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8796 times:
OK, I really don't get it. I thought one of the major problems with the industry is too many seats chasing too few passengers means no pricing power. How does moving seats from DFW to the other hubs help one bit. Yeah the costs from DFW disappear, but the bigger problem is one of capacity. There will be lots of empty seats out of Atlanta, I can only imagine, or lots of very cheap airfares.
Kcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3949 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8755 times:
Im glad for these cities, though im surprised CRW isnt getting an extra flight. They were even talking about bringing the CRJ-700 here in place of some CRJ's, (i think the noon and 5:30, or something close like that departure.)
Padcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8652 times:
Think of ATL and Florida of a large scale version of DFW where AA pushed DL out via superior firepower. It's a defensive move, retreat to your natural base and push out the competition. This is the thinking behind Delta's moves. Airtran and USAir and Indy are in for a rough go.
Deltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8571 times:
It may seem that AA pushed DL out of DFW with superior quality, but the fact is DL wasn't making any money at all at DFW, not during Grinstein, nor under Mullin's, Allen's, and Harris' tenure as CEO. They had a choice: Give up SLC and build up DFW and CVG, or vice versa. If they had given up SLC, that might as well put the nail in the coffin for DL.
Dispatchers...saving pilots from themselves and their egos since 1938!
Warszawa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8185 times:
" DTW gets 2 flights with a 737-200 that they are just about ready to retire "
Well, im very excited about the 737-200's coming in, they'll be the only 737-200's at DTW, as there are currently none right now. Plus, i've never seen a 737-200 before ( in person ), so when i go spotting at DTW sometime in February/March/April whenever, i look forward to seeing them
Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8140 times:
I'm surprised that there is no increase in service on ATL-ORD. DL was running hourly service prior to September 11th, then cut it down to 10 round trips, pulling the 767s and 757s. Considering that AA is now running RJs on the route, one would see this route as a natural for additional flights.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7960 times:
This is stunning...I thought DL intended to cut back in ATL slightly...isn't congestion going to become a problem for DL at some point....well, in any case, more flights are definitely something DL needs...out of ATL I expect DL will bring in profit, as ATL is a big enough city to support all of DL's routes.
Fly one thing; Fly it well
: The new rolling hub will help with the gate space. This will put a lot of pressure on AirTran. Business travelers want connection choices. More frex,
: Let's not forget a new runway and new control tower at ATL aren't too far away. Sometime in 2006. So, 2005 might be a bit rough in terms of delays, bu
: "I'm surprised that there is no increase in service on ATL-ORD. DL was running hourly service prior to September 11th, then cut it down to 10 round tr
: This is mostly hourly service from ATL-ORD, BOS, BWI, IAD & DCA, too. They are so good on their service. It must to bring it back with the service to
: All those planes coming out of the DFW shut down obviously have to go somewhere. I hope they can still fill them out of ATL. Why not just make another
: I'm not a DL "hater" so-to-speak just because I work for AirTran, but DL is exhibiting all the signs of a carrier about to enter bankruptcy. They are