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Delta Air Lines And Vancouver, Canada - YVR  
User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 510 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

This is in response to a comment by BNE from Australia, to my first thread which is now in the non-aviation forum, re Delta pulling service out of YVR.
This was back in 1998. However, I believe in 2003, they resumed with a seasonal ATL YVR flight during the summer, due to Alaska cruise ship traffic. I thought it exremely odd, as the reason given for them discontinuing service at YVR, was due to the fact that most of the demand was leisure passengers, not business travellers, therefore the yield was too low.
At any rate, I understand that they now have a year-round service to either ATL or SLC, or both, and for sure Skywest, using the code DL does have daily scheduled service YVR SLC. I haven't checked their schedule for a long time, though, so that is where you would get the facts.
At one time, during the summer, Delta had up to 8 flights a day out of Vancouver, including nonstops to Cincinnatti and ATL, and couple to SLC, 2 or 3 to LAX, 1 to SFO and 1 to PDX. The latter was full a good portion of the time, to connect with the numerous flights from PDX to Asia. I also understand they are largely out of the Asia market now, maybe someone could enlighten me on that?

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User currently onlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4835 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

As for PDX in particular, DL is a mere shadow of what they used to be here. They used to control most of an entire concourse, now they only use something like three gates full time. Flights to ATL, CVG and SLC but nowhere other than those hubs.

User currently offlineFewsolarge From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5552 times:


DIY enlightenment.

User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

I remember flying YVR - PDX - SFO - LAX back in Dec 1990!!
It took nearly the whole day with the 2 stops!! Unfortunately, I can't remember what aircraft I was on at that time.

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

YVR-ATL is yearround, but with the new schedule is down to something like 5xweekly. This route is flown with a 737-800. Oddly enough, the flight leaves ATL in the evening and returns as a redeye, so its not the greatest flight in the world, but is probably good for aircraft utilization. Also, this is purely an observation, but when making bookings, it appears that this flight is not overly busy. Delta also has 3 daily flights to SLC, with the morning and afternoon departures being CRJ's, while the midday flight is a 737-300. This is a bit of an increase from Delta in the YVR market, because for the longest time all they offered was a few CRJ's to SLC.

User currently offlineSebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

During this summer, the ATL flight was packed to the gills and a 767-300 was often subbed for the scheduled 757.

User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

I suspect a lot of YVR passenger traffic flies into Seattle and then takes a scenic motor coach or train ride to Vancouver. It about a 170 mile trip. I've talked to many a tourist sailing to Alaska who fly to Seattle to take in other sites. I understand the additional fees associated with to flying to YVR vs. SEA can be substantial.

Other people tell me the also take in the daily circle trip between Seattle-Vancouver-Victoria-Seattle using a motor coach and the BC ferries. Many take in the free Boeing aircraft tours outside of Seattle.

I don't think you'll see any downsizing of YVR. Although its still a few years away the 2010 winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver. Leading up to the games is all of the construction worker migration to the area.

Man can be taken from Alaska. Alaska can never be taken from the man.
User currently offlineYVRSR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

I just checked on the Arrivals and Departures page of the YVR website (www.yvr.ca). There are two Delta flights to/from Atlanta today (Sunday Nov 27th). I don't know if these flights operate only on certain days or all days. Anyways:

Departing to ATL

DL 1298 at 12:00
DL 463 at 23:00

Arriving from ATL

DL 1187 at 11:00
DL 464 at 21:02

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28518 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Quoting Jakob77 (Reply 3):
I remember flying YVR - PDX - SFO - LAX back in Dec 1990!!
It took nearly the whole day with the 2 stops!! Unfortunately, I can't remember what aircraft I was on at that time.

It was probably a 727-200, similar to another ex-Western route they did LAX-SEA-JNU-FAI. If not, it may have been an ex-Western 733

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 6):
I understand the additional fees associated with to flying to YVR vs. SEA can be substantial.

The YVR/SEA relationship can be similar to the East-Central Ontario-Buffalo relationship. Flying in the US is usually cheaper from a US airport, so the Canadians will drive over the border for that. Air Canada or one of the Canadian charter carriers will often offer better international fares, so the Americans will drive over to grab those.

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User currently offlineDYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

I am wondering if the flight arriving from Atlanta and Salt LAke City are using YVR to connect passengers to BJS/PVG?

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