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Delta To Start Atlanta-McAllen Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32881 posts, RR: 71
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Delta Airlines will inagurate twice daily non-stop service between Atlanta and McAllen, Texas on 10 February 2006:

DL 4384 ATL 1045-1242 MFE CRJ Daily
DL 4401 ATL 1945-2142 MFE CRJ Daily

DL 4414 MFE 0630-1000 ATL CRJ Daily
DL 4384 MFE 1315-1645 ATL CRJ Daily

The flights will be operated by ASA. IIRC, Delta Connection flew to McAllen from Dallas until near the (or until the end?) of their Dallas hub.


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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1351 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5441 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
The flights will be operated by ASA. IIRC, Delta Connection flew to McAllen from Dallas until near the (or until the end?) of their Dallas hub.

No we didn't fly there. That might be Continental Connection (Skywest or Colgan) outta Houston maybe?



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

sounds very good, the times seems to be good for conections, also to europe.

Threre is a good demand from europe (gemany) to McAllen. Very good for Delta, to offer a McAllen route from there world-hub ATL.

regards
Avianca



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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5410 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 1):
No we didn't fly there. That might be Continental Connection (Skywest or Colgan) outta Houston maybe?

Did ASA ever serve HRL or BRO from DFW?



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 3):
Did ASA ever serve HRL or BRO from DFW?

From what I can tell no. The closest destination was CRP.
Will be interesting to see whether these flights will be accepted. Of course ATL offers the superior connections to the Eastern US and Europe, but IAH/DFW are better positioned for the West. Not to mention that it is another loooong RJ flight.


User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5297 times:

Interesting....I know NW tried MEM-MFE a couple years ago but it did not last long. Maybe ATL will work better because of the mass number of connections through there.

On another note, what other cities could we see being connected to ATL in the furture?

[Edited 2005-11-12 20:23:42]

User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5252 times:

Just a thought, but could DL consider maybe a ATL-GRK route and take a piece of the military pie. Killeen, TX has grown many times over these last few years and with Ft. Hood being there, I'd think DL would want in on the action instead of Eagle and Continental having all the fun. The city of Killeen recently moved their airline service to another airport because the current one was getting to small. New terminal built on an existing military airport capable of handling 747's and C-5A's.


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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2926 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

This will make MFEFlyer very happy!  Smile

User currently offlineSATMFECRPTexas From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

I am surprised that we have not heard from MFEFlyer yet.

It is good news for McAllen. I hope they can keep it.

Delta is missing quite a bit of the "winter texan" population by starting so late. Northwest started flying to McAllen in March and dumped it in Jan.

I agree with CIDFlyer, the connection possibilities are endless.

Northwest should have had 1 MEM and 1 MSP flight instead of 2 MEM flights.



P.S. Anyone want to talk about the McAllen Airport Master Plan?
(Just Kidding)


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 7):
This will make MFEFlyer very happy!

I almost died laughing when I saw this thread--Delta must have been lurking on this forum listening to MFEFlyer. Way to go MFE and MFEFlyer



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User currently offlineLoisencroach From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4962 times:

Great news for an underserved area. Allegiant scares the majors.

User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 934 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 9):

I almost died laughing when I saw this thread--Delta must have been lurking on this forum listening to MFEFlyer. Way to go MFE and MFEFlyer

:chuckle:

Hey Delta, how about some Midwest cities, eh?



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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

Quoting N908AW (Reply 11):
Hey Delta, how about some Midwest cities, eh?

I agree! CID-ATL please Delta!  Smile


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4405 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
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Quoting CIDflyer (Reply 12):
agree! CID-ATL please Delta!

 checkmark  Even if we loose CID-CVG, i'll take CID-ATL.



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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3818 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 13):
Even if we loose CID-CVG, i'll take CID-ATL.

Never connected in ATL have ya? There are more connections, but if i can get to where im going via CVG, I'd take that road any day


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Doesnt CO send mainline equipment into MFE? and have flight to MEX from MFE?


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4405 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4500 times:
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Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 14):
Never connected in ATL have ya? There are more connections, but if i can get to where im going via CVG, I'd take that road any day

Are there any cities in the east I would connect to in CVG I couldn't connect to through ATL? If there is it's only these small places that very few people fly to from CID. ATL obviously offers more connections and frequencies. ATL also has more O&D from CID than CVG.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 15):
Doesnt CO send mainline equipment into MFE? and have flight to MEX from MFE?

Yep--they also send the 757 down there from up here at IAH.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32881 posts, RR: 71
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 16):

Are there any cities in the east I would connect to in CVG I couldn't connect to through ATL? If there is it's only these small places that very few people fly to from CID. ATL obviously offers more connections and frequencies. ATL also has more O&D from CID than CVG.

And at the same time, the cities that ATL offers that CVG doesn't are obscure and small places that very few people fly to from CID. Geographically, CID-CVG makes much more connecting sense. It not only offers good connections to Florida, but also the Northeast. Atlanta can't offer the latter.



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User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

The flight isn't THAT bad... I've done CRP-ATL several times and it's not overly long. The CRJ isn't the most comfortable aircraft but it's not so long that I'm going bezerk wanting out.

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

Now it's official:
http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/051114/89752.html


User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

I read in the press release that DL in ATL now has 220 non stop destinations, that really is quite amazing when you think about it!

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2455 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

Finally, a new airline in MFE... AA and CO have been doing good business in MFE (as said before, CO even sends the B757).

There are many Mexicans who use MFE, HRL and BRO, but MFE is the preferred option thanks to AA and CO mainline. Now, lets see how DL does with RJ to ATL. Hope they get good yields to justify an equipment upgrade (MD80 perhaps).

It makes me remember the good old days of TWA's MFE-AUS-STL flight with MD80's


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32881 posts, RR: 71
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Quoting Rojo (Reply 22):
Now, lets see how DL does with RJ to ATL. Hope they get good yields to justify an equipment upgrade (MD80 perhaps).

Don't hold your breathe for an upgrade to mainline. If the flight does well, a third daily CRJ is very likely, but there is no way Delta is going to send an MD80 to MFE. That capacity is not needed, and probably couldn't fill.



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User currently offlineSwmdal From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

If I remember correctly, many years ago Braniff ran a Brownsville-DAL-IAD service using a 707. Of course, that was back when they also served a full hot meal with beverages on one-hour Convair 340 puddle jumpers. Interesting how the bulk of airline service in the Valley has now shifted to MFE and HRL. Also interesting that Southwest has never run nonstops between DAL and HRL, as far as I know.

25 DAL767400ER : It is impressive, indeed, and that number will likely only continue to grow, as more international destinations are added, plus an assorted domestic
26 Post contains images Syncmaster : Me too! This will make it MUCH easier to go down and see my family, SBN-ATL-MFE instead of SBN-CLE-IAH-MFE! Plus its Delta, Yay! What about it? -Char
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