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Delta To Fly Nonstops For Ohio State-Florida Fans  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3145 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7128 times:

Press Release Source: Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Buckeyes, Gators and Delta: A Winning Combination for 2007 BCS Championship Game

Friday December 8, 9:43 am ET

Airline to fly special nonstop flights for Ohio State and Florida fans to watch the game

PHOENIX, Dec. 8, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Whether you wear the scarlet and gray of Ohio State or the orange and blue of Florida, Buckeyes and Gators fans will have one thing in common next month -- convenient nonstop service between their hometowns and Phoenix aboard Delta Air Lines. In response to overwhelming requests by customers in the two communities, Delta will add special nonstop flights from Columbus, Ohio, and Gainesville, Fla. to Phoenix for fans to cheer on their teams at the Bowl Championship Series national championship football game in Glendale, Ariz.

Delta will offer fans two nonstop flights each from Gainesville and Columbus to Phoenix on Jan. 6 and two nonstop flights each from Phoenix to Gainesville and Columbus on Jan. 9. The flights will be operated using a combination of Boeing 757 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft, seating 183 and 150 passengers, respectively.

''Cheering for your favorite team from the stands of a roaring stadium is the best way to watch football,'' said Bob Cortelyou, Delta's vice president of Network Planning. ''As the largest carrier in Columbus and Gainesville in terms of flights, we're thrilled to support the overwhelming request from our customers for convenient nonstop service to the BCS championship game.''

Delta's extra flights between Columbus and Phoenix, operating Jan. 6 and Jan. 9 only:

Flight Departs Arrives Effective
9695 Columbus at 8:15 p.m. Phoenix at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007
9697 Columbus at 8:45 p.m. Phoenix at 11 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007
9694 Phoenix at 9:30 a.m. Columbus at 3:10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2007
9696 Phoenix at 3 p.m. Columbus at 8:40 p.m. Jan. 9, 2007

Delta's extra flights between Gainesville and Phoenix, operating Jan. 6 and Jan. 9 only:

Flight Departs Arrives Effective
9691 Gainesville at 5 p.m. Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007
9693 Gainesville at 7:45 p.m. Phoenix at 10:15 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007
9690 Phoenix at 10:30 a.m. Gainesville at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 9, 2007
9692 Phoenix at 1:45 p.m. Gainesville at 7:35 p.m. Jan. 9, 2007

Football fans in other cities also can consider convenient options for reaching the 2007 Bowl Championship Series championship in Phoenix. With its January 2007 schedule, Delta will offer customers 14 peak-day departures between Phoenix and its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Salt Lake City.

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User currently offlineMbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7100 times:
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I think you will see CO add flights as well, mostly from CLE but also from CMH, CVG and DAY.


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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7001 times:

Quoting Mbm3 (Reply 1):
I think you will see CO add flights as well, mostly from CLE but also from CMH, CVG and DAY.

I think we may add trips from CLE and CMH, but not from DAY and CVG. When OSU played the 'Horns in Austin last year, CO added extra sections to IAH and AUS from CMH, I believe.


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1403 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6951 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 2):
When OSU played the 'Horns in Austin last year, CO added extra sections to IAH and AUS from CMH, I believe.

Yep, we were crawling with equipment upgrades and extra flights into AUS on Friday night.

-Mike



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6890 times:

Not to be too picky, but I always get wiggy about 9xxx flights by DL in one category, food service. There is a whole other debate about what routes should have food service, but according to the rules that we have for FC meal service, the routes (though outside of mealtimes in going to PHX from CMH, one flight from GNV is in mealtime, the other borderline) meet the criteria for meal service - but DL has long since removed the catering arrangement for CMH and GNV doesn't usually get DL mainline.

So, does anyone know?

Just in case anyone asks, no this really doesn't matter. Glad to see DL putting routes where the customers want them!



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

The Gainesville Sun indicated prices this morning were $1400 R/T coach and $1600 R/T in F. Comparable 1 stop prices were less than $600.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

Should be interesting to see the larger a/c in Gainesville! One reason I never flew out of Gainesville when I was at UF was because of the connecting services and small aircraft...I always drove down to MCO for direct flights, bigger planes and cheaper prices.


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6635 times:

Cool to see Delta rolling out these special routes for the game. I'll be interested to see how they do. Wouldn't be surprised to see them do well.

Looks like I got my wish about CMH seeing 757s again. Too bad it's only for a couple days.  Silly

Oh, and Go Bucks!

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6618 times:

When OSU played in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, it was a nightmare for HP at T4 here in PHX... WN was very much complaining about the number of HP pax taking up their space at the ticket counters. I was helping out the ticket agents the very next day after the Fiesta Bowl, and witnessed a woman from Ohio assaulting one of our CSR leads and ended up getting arrested while resisting arrest too!

I bet it's gonna probably be the same problem at T3 this year with the extra crowds!



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

I wonder what other charters CMH will see this time around. In 2003 for the Fiesta Bowl, CMH saw an Omni & a World DC-10, at least two TZ L-1011s, a Champion 727, a Miami Air 738 & even a United 747-400.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 9):
I wonder what other charters CMH will see this time around. In 2003 for the Fiesta Bowl, CMH saw an Omni & a World DC-10, at least two TZ L-1011s, a Champion 727, a Miami Air 738 & even a United 747-400.

I dont remember seeing ANY of these planes in PHX. When I was at HP, nearly every single flight going EAST was jam packed. See my reply #8: T4 was the most croweded I've ever seen it the day after the Fiesta Bowl.



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User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6443 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 9):
I wonder what other charters CMH will see this time around. In 2003 for the Fiesta Bowl, CMH saw an Omni & a World DC-10, at least two TZ L-1011s, a Champion 727, a Miami Air 738 & even a United 747-400.

I believe NW also had a 744 they were using.

Delta has used 767s and 777s in the past - I'll be interested to see the upgrades we get during the first week of January. I'll put money on a 777 from DL and at least a 767 from CO (last year we got one of their 777s on a couple of the EWR flights).


S



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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Notice the spacing of arrivals and departures in PHX (with the exception of the last GNV inbound and first CMH inbound). Trying to reduce conflict maybe?

Glad I will have arrived in PHX the previous week.


User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

I can't see any equipment upgrades yet - but there are zero non-stop seats left for sale for CLE-PHX and CVG-PHX on the 6th - and the 7th is getting very high-dollar.

Here's what is shown so far:

CMH-PHX

Jan 6:

WN 3405
WN 3345

DL 9695 (757)
DL 9697 (757)


MCO-PHX

WN 3450


GNV-PHX

DL 9691 (757)
DL 9693 (757)


I'll be interested to see what gets added between now and then...



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2451 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

With 2 arrivals from CMH and 1 from GNV all within 45 minutes, on top of their regular flights (14 seems like a low number to me)... those rampers should have their hands full.

How many gates does Delta have in Terminal 3? Its been forever since I've been to that side of the Terminal.



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

Seeing a 757 at GNV will be something else....usually just an ATR or CRJ there. Ramper's wont know which side is up.

The flights look like this so far, impressive bookings thus far:

9691 GNV PHX 6JAN 500P 6JAN 730P DELTA 752 17/17 (26) N/A 109/117 (158)
9693 GNV PHX 6JAN 745P 6JAN 1015P DELTA 752 26/26 (26) N/A 150/169 (158)

9690 PHX GNV 9JAN 1030A 9JAN 420P DELTA 757 16/16 (24) N/A 116/140 (159)
9692 PHX GNV 9JAN 145P 9JAN 735P DELTA 738 13/13 (16) N/A 109/124 (134)

They're a little pricey, maybe it'll turn into a non-rev express! Big grin Wishful thinking though. The Gator Nation is huge.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 13):
but there are zero non-stop seats left for sale for CLE-PHX and CVG-PHX on the 6th - and the 7th is getting very high-dollar.

There are still quite a few seats left on the CMH and GNV nonstops to PHX, if you want to pay $1000 R/T. I'm sure there will be some diehard fans on the flights though.


User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6167 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 14):
How many gates does Delta have in Terminal 3? Its been forever since I've been to that side of the Terminal.

4 currently. Usually they don't use the jetways to deplane passengers though (bags and pax go straight onto tourbuses to avoid losing them all in the terminal...). If they add flights on top of that (2 757s will carry 1% of the fans that came from Ohio the last time OSU was in the BCS in PHX, so I'm sure they will...), they will probably make use of the staging area over by the old Executive terminal.

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 16):
There are still quite a few seats left on the CMH and GNV nonstops to PHX, if you want to pay $1000 R/T. I'm sure there will be some diehard fans on the flights though.

Are you kidding, there are some Ohio fans who would buy the ticket instead of paying their heating bill for the next three months...



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6162 times:

I also looked at flights into TUS for 1/6-1/9, but that was no better. The airlines allow for no trickery. Darn.

User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

It's actually too bad they can't use GYR for some of the Charters - it's a lot closer to Glendale than PHX is...

I suppose most people aren't staying in hotels in Glendale anyways (still can't figure out for the life of me why they put a stadium out there...)



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5656 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 15):

They're a little pricey, maybe it'll turn into a non-rev express! Big grin Wishful thinking though. The Gator Nation is huge.

The die-hard Alumni will probably be making the road-trip in the armada of RVs we see at every game, no need for them to fly. The crowd who will probably fill the charters will most likely be well-heeled groups from the colleges themselves. Fraternities, sororities, etc. Money is no object.



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User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 11):
I'll put money on a 777

I doubt DL would do that....Their A/C routing on Int'l flts goes to hell when just one B777/B767-400 breaks down.
They don't have spare B777B767-400 A/C to do this.
If anything they would use B757/B767-300/B737-800

KD


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5454 times:

Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 21):
If anything they would use B757/B767-300/B737-800

agreed. Glad to see GNV getting 757 and 738 a/c. I would've thought GNV seeing the 738 both ways to/from PHX.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineCVG72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5454 times:

OH HOW I HATE, OHIO STATE!

Beliefs aside, I think that's great that someone's offering flights from Gainsville and Columbus. Glad that someone picked up the idea.

CVG72



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User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

If you want to get to Phoenix, check out jetBlue. I know our PHX flights weren't full last time I looked at those dates. Also, try TUS. I know for a fact there are like 40 seats sold on that flight.

25 AirCop : The Delta service out of CMH appears to be similar to what HP/US offered last year. Whenever OSU plays in Arizona for a bowl game all sorts of differe
26 FutureFO : Gonna try to bid off to get up here to GNV to get the mainline birds.
27 AirframeAS : Thats because the better QUALITY hotels are around ASU and the East Valley. They are already booked to death. Glendale ddoesn't have sh*t for hotels
28 B4real : Weird double post, cleared out, see the one below.[Edited 2006-12-09 21:47:39]
29 B4real : I'd love to have seena 763 for this, but understand not having it (as PHX can support a 757 for PHX-ATL and PHX-CVG between the special flights). DL
30 Post contains images Thegooddoctor : PHX traffic has been changing over the past few years. Back in the day (late 90's early 2000s), they used them to ATL, LAS, JFK, SLC and CVG. Every 7
31 B4real : Not just PHX on DL, but you are right, the traffic and service offerings have been changing. I even remember JFK-PHX-SAN on 763 with BusinessElite US
32 Thegooddoctor : Yep! I've taken that one - wasn't it DL 1988/1985? I remember it was a really odd set of flight numbers because it used a BizElite 763.
33 B4real : Yeah, good catch. The old rule for Int'l flights was n < 200 Int'l BizE and 1950 < n < 2000 for domestic flights for that type of cabin configuration
34 Thegooddoctor : ....and speaking of 767s... They ARE comming back to PHX on the regular schedule... I was looking up the new DL PHX-JFK flights and happened to notice
35 B4real : Hey, awesome catch on watching the schedules. I think that there is a 'gap' in the schedule between loads. Maybe if we look tomorrow, it will make mo
36 Thegooddoctor : Yeah, I remember those... I think PHX might be getting some 'special treatment' from DL right now. PHX getting 767s and JFK service back might (don't
37 B4real : I have checked the timetable, and it doesn't appear that these flights will have any meal catering for the first class cabin (if applicable on the a/
38 Post contains images Garri767 : And to Make Fans experience even better, these fares will be offered at a discount of -490$ Garri767
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