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Delta Gets Approval For Atlanta-Leon, Mexico  
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Delta Air Lines said it received US approval to launch Atlanta-Leon Del Bajio flights from Dec. 1 aboard Atlantic Southeast Airlines CRJ700s. Mexican approval is pending. If I'm not mistaken, this makes the third US airline at Leon- AA, CO the others.

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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

At least DL didnt drop a 738 on this route like they have been doing with other Mexican/Lat.Am markets  sarcastic 


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

Well, there wasn't a reason for the DOT not to award the rights to DL/ASA, other than them being slow-a$$es of course  Wink .
Now if only DL would get going on ATL-HMO.


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 1):
At least DL didnt drop a 738 on this route like they have been doing with other Mexican/Lat.Am markets

Well, AA has 2 daily flights to Leon, one is actually an MD80, the other being an RJ. But yes, I agree, the CRJ seems to be the proper equipment for this route.


User currently offlineDL763DFW From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Yay, more flights added to a concourse which already has no more room. E concourse is so short on gate space with the big international expansion. All is takes is one burp with the schedule, being maintenance or just a late flight and the whole thing gets thrown out of wack. Planes get to wait out for 45+ minutes... real good customer service when they miss all of their connections.

User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4973 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3763 times:
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Quoting DL763DFW (Reply 4):
Yay, more flights added to a concourse which already has no more room. E concourse is so short on gate space with the big international expansion

Didn't I read somewhere that DL will be shifting some international departures to the T concourse as well?


User currently offlineCOfaninBOS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Co is up to SIX weekday flights between BJX and IAH. One 735 and the rest ERJs.

This route has exploded over the years.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3669 times:

Depatures out of T- Concourse, but arrivals still need to clear in E- Concourse. AA used to fly to DFW with F-100's from Leon.

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Quoting DL763DFW (Reply 4):
Yay, more flights added to a concourse which already has no more room. E concourse is so short on gate space with the big international expansion. All is takes is one burp with the schedule, being maintenance or just a late flight and the whole thing gets thrown out of wack. Planes get to wait out for 45+ minutes... real good customer service when they miss all of their connections.

The flight can depart out of either T, A or B if E is full. And the plane arrives at 12:40pm, far outside the time frame for all the Euro flights, so it's absolutely no issue.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3826 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Speaking of Mexico and the widget, I wouldn't be surprised if DL and not B6 gets JFK-CUN given how DL's been scoring those Mexican routes as of lately.


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User currently offlineDL763DFW From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

I've heard of no international departures out of A or B except for the Canadian flights.

User currently offlineAnthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Good DL is looking for new markets, though, Mexicans prefer Mexican airlines.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33276 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 9):
Speaking of Mexico and the widget, I wouldn't be surprised if DL and not B6 gets JFK-CUN given how DL's been scoring those Mexican routes as of lately.

That hurts DL's application, it doesn't help it. DOT perfers new entrant carriers, not established ones.



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User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Just curious as to what has caused this explosion of flights at Leon to/from the US... from 0 departures to 4-5 daily? I've been there, but didn't realize there was enough business interest to warrant that much traffic... or is it predominantly leisure?

Thanks...



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23299 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Quoting DL763DFW (Reply 4):
Yay, more flights added to a concourse which already has no more room. E concourse is so short on gate space with the big international expansion. All is takes is one burp with the schedule, being maintenance or just a late flight and the whole thing gets thrown out of wack. Planes get to wait out for 45+ minutes... real good customer service when they miss all of their connections.

DL has plenty of options to squeeze more flights out of Concourse E. One might be bussing in RJ arrivals, kind of like NW used to do with the Saabs at DTW. Also, widebodies could be taken around to domestic gates for their departures. Catering and boarding a 767 or 777 for a trip to MCO or SFO or wherever it is going after its arrival from abroad takes up a gate for a while.



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User currently offlineDL763DFW From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Well what they've been doing some when they run out of gate space is parking them on the 6 North or 6 South pad and deplaning via the people movers.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 14):
Also, widebodies could be taken around to domestic gates for their departures

While this might sound like a good idea, Delta doesn't have enough super tugs or maintenance move teams to accomplish this. Basically, the new international concourse can't come soon enough.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23299 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

Quoting DL763DFW (Reply 15):

While this might sound like a good idea, Delta doesn't have enough super tugs or maintenance move teams to accomplish this. Basically, the new international concourse can't come soon enough.

I know it would take some investment (as would bussing, actually), but if international flights are really the money makers for DL, it seems like it would be worth it. After all, the crunch only really occurs in the afternoon (European arrivals), so it might only take moving something like 5 or 7 widebodies to alleviate the problems.



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