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DL Sending 757 Into SRQ...  
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Talk about a rare bird for that airport, used to 738s and smaller (except when POTUS shows up). But DL is sending one 757 a day into SRQ starting in December.


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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

A rare bird now. Delta used to always have 757's scheduled into SRQ. It was only in the last couple years that the service was changed to a mix of RJ's and M88's, with the occassional 738 like you say.


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User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2182 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Talking about SRQ: how is that airport doing these days?

I used to go a lot to Sarasota in the 90s, and I had the impression that since then many airlines have stopped serving SRQ. DL reducing its offer, no more AA, CO just stopped the EWR and IAH services, and surely some others have disappeared as well.

What are the causes of that decline? Any reversal of that trend to be expected?


User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4477 times:



Quoting Mozart (Reply 2):
What are the causes of that decline?

Cheaper fares from larger TPA or even MCO. That's what happened to MLB, most people drive to MCO because they can pick more flights and cheaper flights from the larger airports. Unfortunate but thats the way of the smaller Florida airports.



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User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

On a side note, RSW just got Delta 757 service as well. It seems to be running the ATL route.

SWA TPA



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User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4383 times:



Quoting TPA" class=quote target=_blank>SWA TPA (Reply 4):
On a side note, RSW just got Delta 757 service as well. It seems to be running the ATL route.

SWA TPA

I was just on the 757 turn from ATL last Thursday. As I expected, the flight down there was oversold but the flight back was fairly light, maybe about 25 or so open seats.


User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4312 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter):
Talk about a rare bird for that airport, used to 738s and smaller (except when POTUS shows up). But DL is sending one 757 a day into SRQ starting in December.

Actually last Spring DL ran the 757 into SRQ a couple of times a day, I think that lasted through the beginning of May. Looks like this year Dec 13th is the first day.

CMH also gets the 757 back as well. We went from a handful of e jets and a couple of mainline to a pile of mainline and a couple of E-jets. All because of FL. Which I believe started service to CMH today the 6th.

Quoting Mozart (Reply 2):
Talking about SRQ: how is that airport doing these days?

I used to go a lot to Sarasota in the 90s, and I had the impression that since then many airlines have stopped serving SRQ. DL reducing its offer, no more AA, CO just stopped the EWR and IAH services, and surely some others have disappeared as well.

What are the causes of that decline? Any reversal of that trend to be expected?

SRQ has DL, FL, Eagle, US, and B6 year round. Air Canada and NWA have seasonal service.
CO left citing fuel costs, ATA went under, USA3000 didn't return seasonally due to fuel costs.

Numbers are down a couple of % over last year.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4232 times:



Quoting CMHSRQ (Reply 6):
Actually last Spring DL ran the 757 into SRQ a couple of times a day, I think that lasted through the beginning of May.

Cool. My sister lives in the flight path to the west across US41, so when I visit I can see most of the jets arriving at a very low level (recently an FL 717 took a VERY low approach, worrying us a bit).

Haven't ever seen a 757 fly over nor parked at the airport when I drive by, but I only visit a few times a year.



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User currently offlineMoMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

I thought AA had flights from MIA-SRQ?


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting TPA" class=quote target=_blank>SWA TPA (Reply 4):
On a side note, RSW just got Delta 757 service as well. It seems to be running the ATL route.

SWA TPA

Didn't Fort Myers get 757s every year? Last time I flew down there was around 2005 or 2006 and it was a 757 both ways.

Quoting MoMan (Reply 8):
thought AA had flights from MIA-SRQ?

Flights are operated by ATRs.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 9):
Didn't Fort Myers get 757s every year? Last time I flew down there was around 2005 or 2006 and it was a 757 both ways.

RSW has pretty much always had DL 757 service. It was back a few years ago that I believe RSW might have gotten 1-2 DL 767s a day (as well as PBI and MIA, while JAX had many more 767s than the 1-2 they do now; MCO got the 777 plus many 767-400s and FLL/TPA each got a good number of 767-400s).


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter):
Talk about a rare bird for that airport, used to 738s and smaller (except when POTUS shows up). But DL is sending one 757 a day into SRQ starting in December.

As stated above, when I was younger flying into SRQ, we were always on a 757. Rarely did they use anything smaller than a 737. Since around 2004/5 it has been a steady decline of larger aircraft.

Now the worst airline in the world, ASA, operates the majority of their flights on Tuesdays and the weekends. And starting this week or next, they are up-guaging their aircraft back to mostly all mainline.

For SRQs sake, I really hope they drop all the RJs and get all mainline back and some of their other cities as well (CVG/NYC)

xjr



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting Acey559 (Reply 5):
I was just on the 757 turn from ATL last Thursday. As I expected, the flight down there was oversold but the flight back was fairly light, maybe about 25 or so open seats.

Only 25 open seats on a B-757 is a pretty good load factor.

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 9):
Flights are operated by ATRs

Didn't AA move most (all?) of their ATR-72-212s to DFW to replace the Saab-340Bs and EMB-135s they are retiring?


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 9):
Didn't Fort Myers get 757s every year? Last time I flew down there was around 2005 or 2006 and it was a 757 both ways.

I just moved down to RSW last June from TPA and I commute on Delta a few times a week, its just recently that I have noticed this 757 at the gates. Who knows though, maybe I had just been traveling at the wrong times and it has been around the whole time  Smile

SWA TPA



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting XJRamper (Reply 11):
Now the worst airline in the world, ASA, operates the majority of their flights on Tuesdays and the weekends. And starting this week or next, they are up-guaging their aircraft back to mostly all mainline.

Hmmm...that's your opinion but we are now one of the most profitable, ontime, and highest customer service airlines in the USA along with many other achievments. Bash and be rude all you like but facts are facts.



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User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Currently NWA flies to SRQ seasonally, does their own ticketing, ramp, and they have their own gate. Anyone know if this is the case this year? I would assume so. I didn't know if DL/NWA could pull off merger details quickly enough for DL to do all the NWA services and use their gates. It would save them some cash though.

P.S. currently SRQ is all mainline except for 2 CRJ 700's, one to the ATL and other to CVG.



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User currently offlineAviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 14):
Hmmm...that's your opinion but we are now one of the most profitable, ontime, and highest customer service airlines in the USA along with many other achievments. Bash and be rude all you like but facts are facts.

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Clearly XJRamper has not seen recent ASA (EV) performance numbers. ASA is going to around and part of Delta Connection for a loooong time.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4070 times:



Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 3):
Cheaper fares from larger TPA or even MCO. That's what happened to MLB, most people drive to MCO because they can pick more flights and cheaper flights from the larger airports. Unfortunate but thats the way of the smaller Florida airports.

You'd think that, since it serves a very prosperous area - Sarasota, Longboat Keys (and all the other Keys), that it would be quite popular. I love that area and have gone to Anna Maria on a few occasions (and always dream of going back); DL is about the only airline offering convenient flights connecting to/from DUB/SNN (and other lesser European destinations  Wink). I thought that with the arrangement between EI and B6, that this might be a viable option, but the southbound schedule doesn't work. Same with CO.


User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3472 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 17):
You'd think that, since it serves a very prosperous area - Sarasota, Longboat Keys (and all the other Keys), that it would be quite popular. I love that area and have gone to Anna Maria on a few occasions (and always dream of going back); DL is about the only airline offering convenient flights connecting to/from DUB/SNN (and other lesser European destinations ). I thought that with the arrangement between EI and B6, that this might be a viable option, but the southbound schedule doesn't work. Same with CO.

B6 now has double daily to JFK, does it still not work?



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Quoting CMHSRQ (Reply 18):
B6 now has double daily to JFK, does it still not work?

Must have a look; thanks for letting me know!

Had a quick check; unfortunately, the departures are at 8am (or so) and 12.55; it works fine on the way back from SRQ, but hey, I can still fly into TPA and out of SRQ.

[Edited 2008-11-07 11:04:44]

User currently offlineDrewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3148 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 17):

Yeah ASA was only a hour late getting into SRQ today.  Smile

DRW


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3044 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):
Didn't AA move most (all?) of their ATR-72-212s to DFW to replace the Saab-340Bs and EMB-135s they are retiring?

No.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EGF4987



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User currently offlineBillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2766 times:



Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 3):
Cheaper fares from larger TPA or even MCO. That's what happened to MLB, most people drive to MCO because they can pick more flights and cheaper flights from the larger airports. Unfortunate but thats the way of the smaller Florida airports.

Not the case anymore with the massive capacity reductions.
TPA demand is down over 20% for the first two weeks of Nov.
Both TPA and RSW are in dreadful positions with excess capacity and a great decline in discretionary travel. Watch for declines well into the 20% range for TPA for the next four months and potentially in the 40% range for RSW.
Since fares have been rising the airlines have been effectually matching both cities fare wise.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2678 times:



Quoting MoMan (Reply 8):
I thought AA had flights from MIA-SRQ?

It's a prop-jet service, was 2 times a day, then down to 1. It will be ending after the holidays, it seems.



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6439 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2590 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 23):
It's a prop-jet service, was 2 times a day, then down to 1. It will be ending after the holidays, it seems.

Huh? When did that go down to 1?


Airlines that have had scheduled 757 service into SRQ:

Eastern
Delta
Northwest-yep, hard to believe but YEP
Continental -briefly
ATA



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25 Ikramerica : I while ago. It gets in 10PM at SRQ, RONS, and then leaves in the morning for MIA.
26 CMHSRQ : It ends Jan 7th or so. Dumb, why end service right at the beginning of the season? May or June I can understand but January???
27 BillReid : Eagle should have looked at the SRQ spring service and noticed that bookings were well up due to CO departure. But they fail to understand the compet
28 Cubsrule : ...or they may just need the aircraft elsewhere. The world does not revolve around Florida.
29 USAirALB : I'm very happy for SRQ...but I'm sick that they cannot fly mainline from ALB-ATL
30 CMHSRQ : Checking the schedule for Feb 12th and beyond, B6 increases to 3 flights a day with a RON JFK-SRQ departures at 0810, 1255, 2135 SRQ-JFK departures a
31 MSYtristar : As of now I believe it's April 30th.
32 727LOVER : I'm curious as to what DL will do long term to SRQ-DTW.
33 DTWAGENT : Landing in a B757 at SRQ is fun. It is like as soon as we have the tires on the ground we are all leaning forward because of the braking and the rever
34 BillReid : They should look at loading it to infinity.
35 FLALEFTY : The 752 really has no operational issues with SRQ. It's takeoff and landing performance is better than the 722s that EA, NA, DL, et. al. used to use
36 Ikramerica : Air Force One goes into SRQ all the time. A 757 is not an issue. The runway is 9500 ft nominal.
37 CMHSRQ : I have seen the 757 do some amazing things at SRQ, I have seen a ferry flight to TPA after a charter depart with a 2000 ft take off roll then shoot in
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