I didn't even realize DL had service from JFK-SAT in 2005. It looks like it barely lasted six months, and the JFK-AUS route went from double daily to once daily. Does anyone know why the SAT route failed? It's surprising to me that the route failed, considering they were the only ones who flew the route.
Flyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 285 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4059 times:
Quoting HVNandrew (Thread starter): It's surprising to me that the route failed, considering they were the only ones who flew the route.
If they had a 'non-stop monopoly' on the route from JFK, I bet the fare was probably quite expensive and geared toward business travelers. When DL had service from LGA-ORD, the flight boarded at the Marine Air Terminal, which was convenient for business travelers (small terminal, free business lounge). They even changed the signs outside the terminal to indicate that the service to ORD departed from there.
S5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
I worked the flight to SAT at least once a week for its entire existence. The loads were always pitiful, never more than 20-30 in my experience. And 90% of the time I worked it, not one person sat in First Class. The big benefit to this flight, over the JFK-AUS leg, is that it did qualify for a meal service in First Class, where as AUS did not (based on mileage).
If anyone is interested, Shuttle America rotated two aircraft through JFK a day back then. The schedule worked as follows:
UpstateDave From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3407 times:
Note that DL now offers Marine Air Terminal Service to MDW (said to be more convenient to downtown) on a bi-hourly basis on the :55 to MDW and on the :05 back. Service is, or is to become solely flown on the EMB170
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