Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
Quote: SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer has received confirmation from U.S.-based Republic Airways Holdings of 11 options for the EMBRAER 175 jet. The aircraft will be operated by its subsidiary Shuttle America and will fly under the Delta Connection brand name. First delivery is scheduled for July 2008. The value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 341 million, based on January 2007 economic conditions.
PHXmd80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
Wonder where they will be based. If DL puts them on SLC-PHX runs, they might win back my business. But figuring they will probably be based at JFK to supplement routes in the NE, i guess i'll just have to stay with star alliance.
IndyWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 340 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
These planes are some directly replacing the 170's S5 flies for Delta. And yes, they WILL have F/C seating. The configuration is going to be 12F/64Y compared to the 170's 6F/64Y and you'll most likely see them still doing the majority of the flying out of ATL just like the 170s do now. Maybe not to some of the markets they currently serve however - but who knows. Shuttle's crew bases are still IND/CMH/ATL/ORD although ORD doesn't really do DL flying. (PIT is a RW base, not S5)
TCFC424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 488 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
I think that the 170's being replaced will be moving over to UA, IIRC. We have picked up an additional E70 to AUS now, eliminating (at least sometimes) a Mesa flight. I don't think UA is real happy with them right now...
On a different note, as a ramper, I prefer the CR7. The E-jet pits are horrible! As a flyer, however, the E-jets even beat out the mainline product in a lot of cases (economy anyways).
IndyWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 340 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1218 times:
I know they did IND-JFK for one month in 2005 ....
I think you'll be more likely to see a CR7 or CR9 on this route first if it were to be upgauged in equipment. The E70's don't even fly in/out of JFK for DL anymore. Rumor has it that they will be trying to get approval for overwater flying and come equipped for it (think more Carribbean). If that's true, I don't know, but I'm sure we'll find out soon.