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Delta Leaving BQN!  
User currently offlineBqnco From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2007, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

I hearfd DL is leaving BQN on the 20th of Jan. Is it true? They werent doing that well, but you know the problem really was in PR DL was never advertised correctly in this route, perhaps thats why they kinda' did bad. Also, their departure times. Most pax leaving out of BQN will be a connex pax and by the arrival time at ATL there are literally no more connections to most Places! Some of them are just south florida, NY or BOS with midnight arrivals!

I think they could have solve their problem by changing those departure times, and advertising!! Most pple did not even know DL was at BQN and always shopped for B6 or CO!! Lets see what they come up to.

Cheers Yall!
Sunny BQN ~

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32581 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Yes. Flights to Aguadilla and Ponce are ending 20 January. More from last month's discussion on the topic:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/3152399/



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

The aircraft they used, the CRJ-700, simply wasn't the right aircraft for the route. Every other airline at BQN used larger aircraft. The CRJ-700 wasn't able to handle the necessary amount of cargo. Once Delta gets their 737-700s, we may see them return to BQN.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32581 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The aircraft they used, the CRJ-700, simply wasn't the right aircraft for the route. Every other airline at BQN used larger aircraft. The CRJ-700 wasn't able to handle the necessary amount of cargo. Once Delta gets their 737-700s, we may see them return to BQN.

I doubt it will be back. There really isn't a significant difference between having used a 73G or a 738 that would make the route suddenly viable. If anything, Delt a has the perfect plane for this market already, the E70, and they decided that instead of using an E70 (like they will on the struggling Atlanta-Kingston route) they are ending the route.

The fact is that it is a heavy VFR market, and these aren't working well from Atlanta, as we have seen with Kingston, Ponce, Managua, Santiago de Los Caballeros, and other less than stellar performers.



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User currently offlineAsuflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Before you posted i didn't even know DL flew to BQN. They fly at a much better time than B6 and CO and it suprises me that they can't even fill a CRJ. Is there a reason for B6 and CO arriving like 3 and 4

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3917 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1644 times:
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DL had cargo on this route?? We dont ship jack from EWR-BQN.......


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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24735 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 5):
DL had cargo on this route?? We dont ship jack from EWR-BQN.......

I think he meant bags... those Large ethnic bags.


While BQN might have been a soft performer from ATL, the choice of equipment and its lack of belly capacity did not help things either I am sure.

This is one reason I am anxiously waiting to see how DL makes out with its LAX-Mexico RJ flying, a market that has seen several previous failures trying to use RJs on heavily ethnic routes going up against mainline jets.



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User currently offlineBqnco From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2007, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

The thing is CO has been in BQN for 7yrs now, and they are doing awsomely good. B6 has been there for around 2yrs or so, And now they have 3 flights per day 2 JFK and 1 MCO. Its all in the advertisement!!! Because even jetBlue is advertised all over. I was sure that BQN route would have been good. But their departure time out of BQN was bad because of their connections. Not necessarily the A/C even though there is a lot of Cargo in and out of BQN.

User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Quoting Bqnco (Thread starter):
I think they could have solve their problem by changing those departure times, and advertising!! Most pple did not even know DL was at BQN and always shopped for B6 or CO!! Lets see what they come up to.


DL...advertise....are you joking.....same problem here in BZE.....and somewhere else it was mentioned that it is ditto for MID too...they NEVER advertise .....unlike CO.....passengers here in BZE don't even know they exist.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
The fact is that it is a heavy VFR market, and these aren't working well from Atlanta, as we have seen with Kingston, Ponce, Managua, Santiago de Los Caballeros, and other less than stellar performers.

Ditto for BZE and MID......



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