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Delta Starts SLK, PBG, Expands BGR  
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Delta Connection, operated by Big Sky with B-1900s, has opened up stations at Saranac Lake, NY (SLK) and Plattsburgh, NY (PBG) - both being serviced from BOS - and is expanding service on the BOS-BGR run.

Quote:
Delta Continues Northeast Expansion Connecting Regional Business Markets with Boston and Beyond
New service in Saranac Lake, N.Y and Plattsburgh, N.Y., connects customers to Boston and more than 30 destinations

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will offer customers in Saranac Lake, N.Y. and Plattsburgh, N.Y. increased choice and convenience in air travel this fall with new nonstop service to Boston. The new service will provide passengers with competitively priced connecting opportunities to more than 100 daily Delta, Delta Connection® carrier and Delta Shuttle departures to more than 30 cities.

“As Boston’s largest carrier in terms of flights and destinations, Delta is pleased to continue expanding the choices offered to our customers by launching this service between Boston and Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh.” said David Bishko, Delta’s staff vice president – Alliances.

Delta Connection carrier Big Sky Airlines will operate the new service using the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft, featuring stand-up cabins. Customers in these cities will enjoy:

Three round-trip flights between Boston and Saranac Lake, effective October 31st*
Three round-trip flights between Boston and Plattsburgh, effective October 31st*

”Big Sky is excited to continue its expansion in the Northeast as part of the Delta connection family”, said Fred deLeeuw, Big Sky President. “As we grow with Delta, we reaffirm our commitment to providing customers with the same safe, reliable service Big Sky has been known over its 29 years of operation.”

In addition to the new service to Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh, Big Sky also will expand from four to six the number of daily flights it operates for Delta between Boston and Bangor, Maine. The new Bangor flights will complement Delta’s comprehensive schedules at Bangor, including daily nonstop flights to its largest hubs in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

Featuring stand-up cabins? That's slightly humerous, eh? Good news for the folks up in SLK and PBG though!

Press release: http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10869

[Edited 2007-10-05 02:23:27]

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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):
Featuring stand-up cabins? That's slightly humerous, eh?

Midgets fly on planes too, you know  Silly .


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

We're just trying to reach every single corner of the globe, huh? Well that's another two to check off the list.

User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Well that is somewhat good news for BGR after the pullout of AAeagle. It still does not nearly cover the service that Eagle provided (3x BOS and 1x LGA all on ERJ135s)

The PBG and SLK I believe is replacing the Commutair EAS service there.



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User currently offlineTINPUSHER007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Great, so instead of doing anything meaningful in BOS with that nice new terminal that they gave half up to CO, they're flooding BOS with B-1900's....*yawn*!


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting CO2BGR (Reply 3):
The PBG and SLK I believe is replacing the Commutair EAS service there.

When did Plattsburgh change its code from PLB to PBG? I hadn't heard that one. Great to see more former US Airways cities getting reliable air service back. US flew to both cities from 1991-2001 via ALB and BTV.



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User currently offlineImapilotaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

The Beech 1900D, unless you are over 6 feet tall, is a completely stand up cabin, save for that 1 foot area where the wing spar requires the ramp at row 5.

As for the aircraft, what's the other choice, no service? Look at what US Airways just announced 2 days ago with PIT. They are effectively removing all commuter aircraft from PIT and leaving those cities with little to no connecting options. Having Big Sky to fly 1900s is substantially better than nothing.


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
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Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 5):
When did Plattsburgh change its code from PLB to PBG? I hadn't heard that one. Great to see more former US Airways

PBG is the old air base where sched flights operate from now. PLB is other airport.



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting CO2BGR (Reply 3):
Well that is somewhat good news for BGR after the pullout of AAeagle. It still does not nearly cover the service that Eagle provided (3x BOS and 1x LGA all on ERJ135s)

Uh actually it matches the BOS service in terms of seats avalible, while doubling the number of flights.


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Hey the Be-1900 has got standup cabins. Also they are trying to get some of those vital EAS routes.


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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2349 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):
That's slightly humerous, eh

Im 5'8 and I can walk down a B1900 aisle. (I commuted from PIT-CLE on a B1900 when I worked for RegionsAir...dont remind me of the employer lol)

Anywho I have a friend who flies for Big Sky up there. Looks like they'll be expanding some more. Im glad to see Delta is stepping in to fill what USAir used to do in the 2000ish years.

ATCT



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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1506 times:
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What about the BOS-HPN and BOS-TTN flights? Have they announced/started those yet?


"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting TINPUSHER007 (Reply 4):
Great, so instead of doing anything meaningful in BOS with that nice new terminal that they gave half up to CO, they're flooding BOS with B-1900's....*yawn

These additions are being made by Big Sky, not DL. Where they fly is entirely up to them. DL is just selling the tickets.


User currently offlineHagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

I'm a regular Air Canada customer and I love this airline for many reasons, but a regular PBG - ATL or PBG - CVG flight and connections would make excellent headlines for us up here in Canada. The one hour drive from Montreal to Plattsburgh would make absolute sense. It seems that PBG is 'taking off' as airport and I'm guessing the border crossing at Lacolle is going to be busy in the near future, both ways, if more and more flights are offered from PGB.


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Delta currently serves BOS-TTN 3x daily using Big Sky B1900s. No BOS-HPN as yet.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting CO2BGR (Reply 3):
Well that is somewhat good news for BGR after the pullout of AAeagle. It still does not nearly cover the service that Eagle provided (3x BOS and 1x LGA all on ERJ135s)

......and not even close to the service that BEX offered.



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting TINPUSHER007 (Reply 4):
Great, so instead of doing anything meaningful in BOS with that nice new terminal that they gave half up to CO, they're flooding BOS with B-1900's....*yawn*!

well first i don't think it was DL's idea to give CO gates (thanks again MASSport!) also if MASSport would let DL have customs in the terminal the BOS would be a small hub by now.



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 16):
well first i don't think it was DL's idea to give CO gates (thanks again MASSport!) also if MASSport would let DL have customs in the terminal the BOS would be a small hub by now.

Exactly. You'd think an XJ CRJ-900 first officer would be a little more "in the know," as it were.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

And BEX unfortunately folded, though they will be greatly missed.
-A



What now?
User currently offlineHVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):
Featuring stand-up cabins? That's slightly humerous, eh?

That could be a dig at Cape Air, who beat them out on the BOS-RUT application.


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2349 posts, RR: 38
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

From what I hear so far is that the loads are doing pretty good. Im not sure what the airliners.net people have against B1900's, but if the loads are doing good, all power to em. (Its actually not nearly as lous as a Saab, has great airflow through the A/C - Heating system, and the aircraft has good short field performance. Now the cruise could probably be picked up a few knots, but on the 200 and less mile runs that they usually do...10kts isnt a big deal. (Its like comparing a J-3 Cub to a Taylorcraft BC-12....either way its slow going).

You cant fly an RJ on every run. (Look at Cape Air's success with 9 seaters....when everyone says they should get larger aircraft)

ATCT



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User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 14):
......and not even close to the service that BEX offered.

Yes the hourly flights to BOS and 5 a day to LGA all on saabs. On top of a handful of Nwairlink Metros, COes saabs, and USAirs (commutair) Beeches all to BOS.

Man I miss the old days up here. UA 737s to ORD. 5 Delta Mad-dogs to BOS, CVG and ATL (via PWM, PVD and SWF) Continental 737s and ATRs to EWR and BOS. Usair had Fokkers and DC9s to PHL, props to dca and LGA.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Quoting CO2BGR (Reply 21):
Usair had Fokkers and DC9s to PHL, props to dca and LGA.

You might think B6 could open BGR, at least in the summer months. They seem to have done ok at PWM despite the competitive ramp-up from everyone.


User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 17):
Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 16):
well first i don't think it was DL's idea to give CO gates (thanks again MASSport!) also if MASSport would let DL have customs in the terminal the BOS would be a small hub by now.

Exactly. You'd think an XJ CRJ-900 first officer would be a little more "in the know," as it were.

First of all, the fact that I fly for XJ, which has nothing at all to do with DL or BOS, whatsoever...you get the point! Second of all, I am in the know about the Massport situation. My statement was just a general one about the disappointment of what DL could have been at BOS versus just selling tix on Big Sky's B1900's.



"Flying isn't inherently dangerous...but very unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 17):
Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 16):
well first i don't think it was DL's idea to give CO gates (thanks again MASSport!) also if MASSport would let DL have customs in the terminal the BOS would be a small hub by now.

Exactly. You'd think an XJ CRJ-900 first officer would be a little more "in the know," as it were.

First of all, the fact that I fly for XJ, which has nothing at all to do with DL or BOS, whatsoever...you get the point! Second of all, I am in the know about the Massport situation. My statement was just a general one about the disappointment of what DL could have been at BOS versus just selling tix on Big Sky's B1900's.



"Flying isn't inherently dangerous...but very unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
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