Those days are long gone. There are three flights a day to LGW, AA offering 2 and BA offering the other. AA operates a 763 and 777. BA operates a 777. AA was just to strong at DFW for Delta to keep a hub there.
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5487 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 15595 times:
Yanno, I just read somehting about LAX in their 1987 and 1988 Annual Reports after the merger with Western. They never said LAX was supposed to be a hub, it was always a focus-city, lol. Now I can see why there hasnt been a huge explosion of new stuff out of there until recently.
Next trip: SLC-JFK-LHR-ATL-LAX-SLC...my wife's first time on DL's 764!
NewYorkCityBoi From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 15581 times:
1) Atlanta (Both International and Domestic)
2) Cincinnati (Few International and Domestic)
3) JFK (about the same amout of International as Altanta, small domestic but growing)
4) Salt Lake (Domestic, few international to Canada, and rumors about CDG)
Delta's most important hub, by far, is Atlanta. Atlanta has more seats to more places than any other airline hub -- for any airline -- on earth. Beyond that, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and JFK are also strong hubs, with the first two being major domestic connecting points and JFK being less domestic focused and more tied to international flying to Europe.
Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter): I know Atlanta and Cincinnati are. How do they compare to New York JFK?
Both are bigger. Atlanta is huge, JFK doesn't even come close. Cincinnati has far, far more flights each day but most are on RJs. Even still, though, Cincinnati is still a larger hub by far than JFK.
Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter): What about Dallas? I didnt realise it was a hub. I thought it was more for American Airlines. If it is, do you think it could offer a service to Gatwick?
Dallas was a hub until last January. Delta left because they had no chance of competing up against AA at their home base, where Delta has far fewer flights to far fewer cities with far fewer planes. As for Gatwick, no, Delta never flew from D/FW to Gatwick nonstop, however they did have a flight from D/FW to Frankfurt when they had the hub there (inhereted from Pan Am) in the early 1990s.
A big and growing hub in the west. This one is a shocker to many, as there were rumors for years going around that SLC was weak and dying and Delta was going to leave. Turns out, after D/FW was shut down, SLC apparently became much more important to Delta as essentially the company's only network link to many western and mountain communities.
More a focus city with lots of seats going to the hubs and other focus cities, although capacity there has been cut significantly of late with the pull-down in RJ flying and the paring of capacity in lower-yielding Florida routes while resources (planes) are being shifted to higher-yield domestic and international markets from hubs like Atlanta.
NewYorkCityBoi From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 15442 times:
Quoting Commavia (Reply 7): Based on size (number of weekly seats), I believe the current ranking is:
1) Atlanta (no doubt about this one)
2) Salt Lake City
3) Cincinnati (most of the capacity is RJs)
4) New York JFK
Well, I have been connected at SCL few times and I saw they have less than 10 flights a day on 767. DL has flights from SLC to Moutain and West Coast, but to only Major hub/cities in the east.
While JFK has about 30 European flights and Atlanta/Cincy flight with 767. West Coast flight (LAX, SFO, SEA, SLC, SAN..) and Latin by 757, and the rest are mostly smaller planes. SO I think in term of passenger, JFK must be comparable to Salt Lake. (I know ATL is way bigger DL Hub)
About the FLL, in 2006, DL has flights from FLL to LAX, SLC, LAS, MCO, ATL, BOS, LGA, JFK?, CVG, BDL, BHM, PNS, CMH, RDU. And I think DL flies out from MCO more than FLL
Wow, DL's down to 531 daily mainline flights at ATL?!? I suppose this was higher in the summer. Last summer they had 670! That's quite a decrease. But that's what retiring 3 aircraft types and bankruptcy does.
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 15256 times:
Quoting SESGDL (Reply 15): But that's what retiring 3 aircraft types and bankruptcy does.
Primarily the latter. This September, DL is cutting way more capacity than last year, with lots of flights only operating 4-5x times weekly which last year would have been daily. Of course, loadfactors will improve as a result of that, plus alot of maintenance will be done this month, in whatever shape or form.