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DL Upgrading IND-LGA/BOS Starting In September  
User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4568 posts, RR: 18
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

It looks like that starting in September Delta will be upgrading the equipment on IND-LGA/BOS to almost all E-175's and one CRJ-700 to LGA. This is a big change over the tiny CRJs and ERJs they have been running. Why all the sudden the big change in equipment to these two destinations? Doesn't look as if those changes are being made to any other destination out of IND. In fact DTW will have 5 of the 8 flights this fall served by the tiny CRJs.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
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User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1307 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

US quit both IND-LGA and IND-BOS this year so that makes sense for DL to increase their capacity on those routes

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4568 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

LGA and BOS have been gone for US. This change comes many months after the US exit and after the busy summer travel season.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2870 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 2):
LGA and BOS have been gone for US. This change comes many months after the US exit and after the busy summer travel season.

This coincides with the major build-up in New York. Upgrading BOS-IND is surprising but probably a move to keep WN and B6 out of the Northeast-IND market...



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User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4910 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
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Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 3):
Upgrading BOS-IND is surprising but probably a move to keep WN and B6 out of the Northeast-IND market...

Actually, it's part of DL's recently-announced move to have a First Class cabin on all domestic flights over 750 miles. IND-BOS qualifies as it's 818 miles.

http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=43&item=1046


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Yep, as said DL is going to offer 2-class service on routes over 750 miles. Hence why they are replacing 50 seaters with CR7's and 76 seaters.

IND-DTW is getting more CRJ's 4 or 5 out of 8 daily, but they still have DC-9, MD-88, and A320 at peak times. The 50 seaters enable them to maintain frequency, with flight every two hours while keeping capacity in-line. DTW-IND is under 45 minutes flying time so its not a big deal anyways.

IND-ATL is seeing an increase in capacity this fall, all mainline and more A320 & 738s, mostly due to the cut of CVG service.

Keep in the Sept. schedule is still not finalized, subject to change.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3755 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Quoting Indy (Thread starter):
In fact DTW will have 5 of the 8 flights this fall served by the tiny CRJs.

Could be worse for CRJ-haters... out of DL's 11 flights a day from FWA this summer, 10 are CRJs. (Most likely due to the 9E MX base.) The other is a SAAB to DTW (but probably not for much longer due to XJ's phaseout).

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):

Keep in the Sept. schedule is still not finalized, subject to change.

When does DL's finalization for the September schedules typically occur?



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 6):
Could be worse for CRJ-haters... out of DL's 11 flights a day from FWA this summer, 10 are CRJs. (Most likely due to the 9E MX base.) The other is a SAAB to DTW (but probably not for much longer due to XJ's phaseout).

No, the reason FWA gets so many CRJs is because that is the appropriate aircraft for the market. Maybe 1-2 of the RON CRJs go in/out of maintenance. The other vast majority of the CRJs are making turns back to the hubs.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 6):
When does DL's finalization for the September schedules typically occur?

Should be pretty good 60 days out, but even then slight changes still occurred up to about 30 days out.

There where a whole bunch of changes to the post Labor Day schedule just last week, mostly in equipment types.

Keep in mind this is the first year that DL has had a fully integrated airline on the same systems so there is a lot of tweaking and rework that is taking much longer than normal. Plus DL is really working to get the capacity/frequency/aircraft type to the best suited as possible.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3755 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
Maybe 1-2 of the RON CRJs go in/out of maintenance. The other vast majority of the CRJs are making turns back to the hubs.

I think it's actually 3 CRJs that 9E sends into FWA for MX. Two from DTW, one from ATL.

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
the reason FWA gets so many CRJs is because that is the appropriate aircraft for the market.

Add "because so many people in Fort Wayne drive to IND" to the mix.

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
Keep in mind this is the first year that DL has had a fully integrated airline on the same systems so there is a lot of tweaking and rework that is taking much longer than normal. Plus DL is really working to get the capacity/frequency/aircraft type to the best suited as possible.

That's understandable. DL can't afford to fly 15 763s a day on, say, ATL-BNA, if FL starts the route. Nor would it be profitable for DL to launch BWI P2P routes as retaliation for FL starting ATL-BNA. Growing pains, I suppose?



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
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