Southwest Florida Beckons Hartford Travelers With Low Introductory Fares
Thursday December 9, 12:23 pm ET
CINCINNATI, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Customers in Hartford, Conn., now can travel to Florida's southwest coast for less, thanks to low introductory sale fares from Delta (NYSE: DAL - News) and Delta Connection.
Beginning March 2, Delta Connection carrier Comair will begin twice-daily non-stop regional jet service between Hartford and Fort Myers, the nearest airport to the uncrowded beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. To celebrate the new service, customers may purchase travel between Hartford and Fort Myers at fares starting as low as $67 each way based on roundtrip purchase (roundtrip purchase required) from now until Dec. 23.
All travel must be completed by April 30, 2005. Fares require a 14-day advance purchase, and no minimum stay is required. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. See below for further details.
This new service underscores the airline's commitment to Bradley International Airport and central New England. In addition to mainline service to its Atlanta and Cincinnati hubs, Delta recently added Delta Connection service from Bradley to Columbus, Ohio, and also offers service from Bradley via its Song subsidiary to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Delta and Delta Connection operate from Bradley's refurbished Terminal A and offer customers a better, faster, and friendlier airport experience with self-service technology, including kiosks and Delta Direct, making it easier for customers to check in for flights, select or change seat assignments, check baggage, change flights, print receipts and itineraries or speak directly with a Delta reservations agent. At the gate, Gate Information Display Screens keep customers informed while waiting to board.
Hartford, Conn. to Fort Myers, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. to Hartford, Conn.
Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. Delta is the world's second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 496 destinations in 88 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please visit delta.com.
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All travel will be provided by Delta Connection carrier Comair.
How is 5834 going BDL-RSW-BDL.. shouldn't the number change or something?
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3737 times:
How is 5834 going BDL-RSW-BDL.. shouldn't the number change or something?
Lots of airlines schedule a flight under the same number if its going from a hub to an outstation and then immediatly back to the original hub (or from city 1 to city 2 back to city 1 in this case). After it gets back to the hub then its next flight will have a number change. I think that as long as the same flight number doesn't depart twice or arrive twice from/at the same airport in one day, it causes no problems with ATC. It isn't much different than a flight that makes multiple stops.
I must say, this is an interesting route, but still excellent news. I didn't see this one coming, at least as a Delta Connection run. Will this be with the CRJ or the CRJ-700?
Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3514 times:
Ft. Myers has been one of BDL's largest markets without nonstop service, thought it would have been Song flying the route, but the CRJ700s will be a nice addition to BDL. Seems as though there will be one CRJ pretty much based at BDL for the flight, to operate down and back twice each day.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3191 times:
RSW is one of the highest O & D from BDL without non stop, this will help a lot. DL just keeps on growing at BDL, I wonder if DL connection will add anymore small destinations out of BDL? Maybe JAX, MYR seasonal, or MSY?
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2948 times:
Not only did Delta do a seasonal MYR-BDL, they also shortly MYR-MCO/YYZ/CMH/DCA, all between 1 April 2000 and 31 October 2000....
18 January 2000
Comair will begin seasonal regional jet service from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to five destinations, beginning April 1. The Delta Connection carrier also will add more service from Myrtle Beach to Chicago O'Hare and its Cincinnati hub on March 1. Comair will begin one roundtrip jet flight each from Myrtle Beach on Saturdays and Sundays to Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, Conn.; Orlando; Toronto, and Washington National. Comair's seasonal jet service from Myrtle Beach operates April 1 through Oct. 31. The airline also will add two roundtrip seasonal flights on Sundays between Myrtle Beach and Chicago O'Hare March 1 through Oct. 31 in addition to its two nonstop flights on Saturdays between the two cities.
Kevin82277 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
I flew into RSW two days ago and it looks like the new terminal is just about completed. Then I read in the paper this morning that it will be open by spring time. The new terminal has twice the space that the old terminal has. This is great for airlines to increase their traffic into RSW.
Fsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2889 times:
4xxx is ASA
5xxx is Comair
6xxx is Chautauqua
A bit of a correction with respect to Connection flight numbers... from the DL website...
American Eagle—providing regional jet service on the West coast. American Eagle operates the Saab 340B from its Los Angeles hub to points in California. Flight number range: 5950-6119
ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines)—A wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, offers more than 800 flights each day from its hub airports in Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth, to more than 100 destinations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. ASA operates a modern fleet of 40-, 50-, and 70-seat Canadair Regional Jets, and 66-passenger ATR-72-210s. Flight number range: 4120-4999.
Chautauqua Airlines—providing the Florida market with expanded jet service as Delta's newest Connection carrier. Chautauqua operates Embraer Regional Jets from its Orlando hub. Flight number range: 6320-6549
Comair—A wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, offers more than 800 daily departures to 95 cities from Canada to the Bahamas, the Great Plains to the Atlantic. Comair operates Canadair Regional Jets from its Cincinnati and Orlando hubs. Flight number range: 5000-5949
SkyWest—Offers more than 1,000 departures to 66 cities in 14 western states and Canada. SkyWest operates Embraer Brasilias, and Canadair Regional Jets from its hubs in Salt Lake City and Dallas/Fort Worth. Flight number range: 3600-4119