Ilikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
The article wasn't clear- Is the YYC flight only for the summer, or will this be permanent? I would have thought that DL would put mainline A/C on YYC-SLC before adding an ATL direct flight. I remember DL had a LAX-YYC flight in 1997 that continued on to YEG. I wonder when that stopped.
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
Interesting to see the Calgary route, but I suspect that it will be summer only. Atlanta-Vancouver does fairly well during the summer with 757's, but this year was the first Delta tried YVR it year-round and from my personal observation, the loads were pretty weak. Initially the flight was supposed to be daily, but has slowly been cut back to eventually 2 weekly. Based on this, I doubt Calgary will go year-round. As for Salt Lake City, I think upgrading a few of the CRJ flights to CRJ-700's would be a good idea, especially the early morning flights allowing east-coast connections.
CIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2817 times:
Quoting Iowaman (Reply 15): Ahhhh I still can't believe DL is launcing ATL-CID
I am happy too. I think this will be a successful route, similar as to when AA launched DFW-CID 6 years ago as there are a number of business ties between the two cities, not to mention the numerous connections that can be made there. It would be nice to see a late afternoon flight to connect to the international flights also, but as long as we have one flight this is a good start.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2789 times:
Awesome! I been predicting this for the past 2 years that Atlanta would soon be added to Calgary's network and now it looks like it has happened.
Not to worry about the 738's, the Delta flot tails will be a nice addition to the terminal skyline.
I just hope that those Delta charters will return this summer to YYC with 767s or bigger. Anybody know? Some Insurance company to reward good employees by taking them to Canadian rockies.
Prudential or Wells Fargo or something?
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5343 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
I'm surprised that U.S. flights to YVR and YYC don't do well in the winter, considering that Whistler and Banff are very popular skiing areas in the winter.
That said, I'm curious as to how well DL will do on ATL-YYC, considering that AA dropped ORD-YYC. Those flights were often full, although it seemed that a lot of Asian tour groups were on those flights, so maybe they yields weren't that good.