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RIC Gets A DL 757 For November  
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

Yes! It's true! Though it is only for November, Delta will put a 757 on ATL-RIC! The flight will leave from RIC at 740 and the flight from ATL departs at 655. Maybe this flight will do well enough that it might stay?


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

That is really cool news. There is nothing better than buying your ticket for a shorter domestic hop and seeing you are on a 757. Really a kick ass ride.

User currently offlineDILF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Wait till Kcrwflyer sees this !!

User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

This is an excellent update, Evan767, but it looks like we lose our 738s for November. Small sacrifice and well worth it. Is this some sort of test? Perhaps we can keep the 757s for at least part of December as well?

The month of November 2006 will probably mark the longest duration of consistent 757 service RIC has ever seen. The other issue for us spotters is the timing. Tough to get good shots with the arrival so late and the departure so early. Still, its good news!

What's next? Could RIC be deserving of a new DL mainline route? I think it would be a great idea - as long as its to a totally new city that we don't already have service.

Cheers -


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Quoting Teixeim (Reply 3):
What's next? Could RIC be deserving of a new DL mainline route? I think it would be a great idea - as long as its to a totally new city that we don't already have service.

Hmm, doubt it. The only possibility would be SLC and that is a very big long shot IMO. Even though that would be awesome. Also, if PHF can get BOS service, then why not RIC?



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3834 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

Quoting DILF (Reply 2):
Wait till Kcrwflyer sees this !!

Well I saw it. What cataclysmic event was supposed to happen? You think I feel CRW can support a 757? not even close.


The route will probably do very well for RIC.


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2646 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 1):
There is nothing better than buying your ticket for a shorter domestic hop and seeing you are on a 757. Really a kick ass ride.

Really? I'd rather have the MD-88 or 738. The ground times are quicker, and for a shorter flight even more important IMO.



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting Teixeim (Reply 3):
The other issue for us spotters is the timing.

Spotting at RIC? I always get asked to leave by the assholes from the Airport Police.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Only been questioned once in my lifetime spotting at RIC. That's about 30 years of spotting. I try not to stay in any one place more than an hour.

User currently offlineDL763DFW From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

Quoting B4real (Reply 6):
Really? I'd rather have the MD-88 or 738. The ground times are quicker, and for a shorter flight even more important IMO.

Actually, no. Delta narrowbody turn times are all 45 minutes. This was brought around early '06.


User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Wow, nice to see the upgrade to the 757! Didn’t think that would happen for a while… maybe they’ll bring it back in the spring?

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 4):
Hmm, doubt it. The only possibility would be SLC and that is a very big long shot IMO. Even though that would be awesome. Also, if PHF can get BOS service, then why not RIC?

I could easily see the 738 doing a morning SLC - UA used to operate a 727 to DEN and from what I remember it was pretty full... As for BOS I think USX has what 3 RJs a day plus B6 has x2 E190s a day thats 350 seats a day which pretty much covers that market.

How is the terminal construction going up there? Finishing any time soon? looks like it will be beautiful once it's totally completed...



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User currently offlineStarCityFlyr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Great news for RIC!

Wish DL would consider an MD-80 for ROA. Those RJ's are getting more uncomfortable by the day!

 crowded 


User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

The main terminal construction at RIC is proceeding well and some of the terminal should open before year's end. I am scheduled to tour the new terminal next week during an open house. I hope to be able to photograph and report what I see.

User currently offlineBpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Back in early August, I was informed by someone at RIC.com that the new baggage claim should be open in October and the entire project completed by Spring 2007.

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 1):
That is really cool news. There is nothing better than buying your ticket for a shorter domestic hop and seeing you are on a 757. Really a kick ass ride.

Amen to that, my ORD-CLE and ORD-MSP and MSP-MDW flights on 757s have always been some of the best short flights i've had - especially since they are rarely more than 2/3 full. (ORD-CLE was a 6 am flight, and had maybe 70 people on it. I had my own row.

Good for RIC. DL's 757 are nice too. You'd be surprised where you can fill a 757.



"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Quoting Teixeim (Reply 12):
The main terminal construction at RIC is proceeding well and some of the terminal should open before year's end. I am scheduled to tour the new terminal next week during an open house. I hope to be able to photograph and report what I see.

My mother got a sneak peak at the new terminal upstairs and said it looks great. It is very big and "has very high ceilings".



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4510 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

I remember seeing in an Eastern timetable in about 1985, a 757 scheduled on ATL-RIC. I'm from ROC and I used to look at other medium-size markets like RIC to see what size a/c they were getting (something you could sometimes find out in 1980's timetables). Sorry I don't have the timetable in my collection now to give an exact date.

As far as I know, ROC has never had scheduled 757 passenger service from any carrier. Good for RIC, enjoy your 757 in November.

Jim

[Edited 2006-09-18 23:06:17]


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User currently offlineDILF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Quoting StarCityFlyr (Reply 11):
Those RJ's are getting more uncomfortable by the day!

How is that? Are they dieting and shrinking somehow?


User currently offlineStarCityFlyr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3454 times:

Quoting DILF (Reply 17):
How is that? Are they dieting and shrinking somehow?

Actually, I'd love to fatten them up a little...maybe an RJ could grow into an MD-80.

Unfortunately, the planes are staying the same size...small and cramped. The other side of the equation is that passengers seem to be getting a bit more...well "size challenged".  crowded 

After sitting on one of those RJ's in ATL from 6 PM until I deplaned in ROA at 11 PM, I can tell you first hand it was getting more uncomfortable by the moment.


User currently offlineFrequentflykid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

I used to fly DL 757's all the time out of ORF to ATL and CVG when connecting on my way to and from college in Norfolk. I have to say as much fun as the ride's on the 757's are they are the most uncomfortabe aircraft in Delta's fleet, hands down. I'd take a 145 over the 757 any day I hate to say it.

User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1675 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3360 times:
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There was a time when Eastern flew an A300 on a morning flight from RIC to ATL. And on Tuesdays it was an L-1011. I don't know how full they were, because I never flew on that flight.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Evan, you've done good - scooping the local news on this item!

http://timesdispatch.com/servlet/Sat...5&path=%21business&s=1045855934855

I do not ever remember L1011s or A300s here in RIC. Must have been for a short period? Sure would like to find timetables with that info.

I do remember seeing United DC-8 stretch aircraft in the late 70s/early 80s and once saw a Texas International DC-10 (a charter?) in the same time period. This was long before RIC had air bridges. I remember the DC-10 towering over the terminal and adjacent concrete jet blast walls.


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1675 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3295 times:
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The A300s and L-1011s were operating into RIC in 1979 and 1980, but I don't know for how long. I remember the UA DC-8-61 from RIC to IAD, then on to LAX and SFO. I flew on that flight a few times. It was UA 59 in one direction, and UA 54 in the other direction.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Thanks for the dates, L1011. Looks like the RTD had to correct some statements it made in yesterday's article. An airport rep had stated that the 757 was larger than an A300! Today's short article cleared that up and more....

http://timesdispatch.com/servlet/Sat...6&path=%21business&s=1045855934855

I'd like to know the load factors on these L1011 and A300 flights back in the Eastern days. But, I suppose those flights were during the final years of airline regulation and large aircraft on thin routes was commonplace. I wish I'd been able to be on some of those flights - never been on an L1011 or A300.


User currently offlineRICguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Hey all, this is my first time here to Airliners.net. I am sort of Old School and have lived here in Richmond for all my life. I know a lot about the history of RIC. Yes, I remember the day well before RIC had jetways. I use to work for one of the legacy carriers a few years back. In fact one of the older guys that I worked with actually worked for "Eastern" back in the day. He told me they flew L1011s all the time into RIC. As for the new terminal, I was returned from a business trip this past weekend and part of the new baggage claim is now open. Looks great. I don't know when the upper ticketing hall will open though. Glad RIC continues to expand.

25 AkjetBlue : Will the DL 757 be the largest thing scheduled in there now? I know FedEx used to operate in A310s and A300s as well as UPS DC-8s but been a while sin
26 Post contains links Teixeim : I've seen the US A321 occasionally. UPS brings in 757s and an A300 nightly. FedEx brings in a B727 and an A300 nightly as well. The big buggy I have n
27 RICguy : US changed the A321 service to an A320 about a month ago. It came from CLT and RON. I took the A321 several times leaving at 0720 to CLT. Too bad, I l
28 Teixeim : Just curious, where is RON? Can't find that abbreviation anyplace.
29 DeltaRules : It's not a destination, but a term that I think means "Remain Over Night", or something like that. DeltaRules
30 Post contains images AkjetBlue : Correct! Remain Over Night = RON when an aircraft arrives in and is staying in that station then it is "terminating" or better known as a "terminator
31 B4real : What I meant was for me to get up from the plane and out it takes less on the MD-88 or 738 than the 757. I'm not referring to the time on the ground
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