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User currently offlineErikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

According to the Delta April timetable, Delta flies a potentially large number of people from Atlanta to Florida each day. For example, flights to Fort Lauderdale included 5 L-1011s and 4 767s each day. To Orlando, 2 L-1011s, 2 MD-11s, and 4 767s, and 4 777s each day.

Why all the large wide bodies? Is there really much of a demand?

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Your numbers are a bit out of date.

The June schedule has 2 L1011s, 6 767-400s and 1 767-300 to FLL. MCO has 1 L1011, 2 777s, 3 767-400s, 3 767-300s and 1 MD-11 plus a handful of 757s.

Between mainline and Express, DL controls a huge chunk of the Florida traffic. And they almost always go out completely full.


User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Trunk-hub simplicity. The demand probably exists as Delta's somewhat large presence in Orlando is complemented by their hub in ATL for existential time-sensible connections to the rest of the DL route network.

Sounds strange, but NW does the same thing in MKE with 4 daily DC-10-40 flights (N132JC here today!) back and forth between MKE and MSP....that's in addition to their -9 flights, 727 flights and A320 flights...occasionally the 6AM is not a -9 but a 757. MKE has the unique pleasure of hosting every NW aircraft type, save the DC9-10 and the 747...though it occasionally (once every 3 months) will show in the form of a 744 operating as flight 83. Flight 83 originates in MKE and continues on to NRT with a gauge change, but once in a great (and blessed) while, the 744 begins in MKE and ends in NRT after the stop in MSP.



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User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Just from ATL , Delta operates 55 daily widebody flights to Florida. 6 to JAX, 8 to MIA, 10 to FLL, 5 to PBI, 3 to RSW, 10 to TPA, and 13 to MCO.

User currently offlineFlying lsd From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

WHY ???
Florida is just one of the world popular tourist state with a lot of sunshine and beaches all year long.
Orlando with 100.000 rooms hotels is very attractive with Walt Disney World and others theme parks.


User currently offlineJetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Everytime I fly from PDX to RSW, I stop at ATL. I allways remember that the ATL-RSW flight over-booked. Mostly full of senior citizens.

User currently offlineJetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Just remembered one other thing. Up untill 1998, I used to fly on MD-80 or MD-90s. Now they fly 757s and the occasional 767 on that route.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2088 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Yes, the demand is there. FLL and MIA are some of the hardest flights to nonrev on because the flights are always full especially on Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri and sometimes on Sat. Just to South Florida's (Greater Miami) airports MIA, FLL, and PBI, DL has 30 daily nonstops to ATL, 22 of which are wide body flights. Now that's a lot of lift!

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32695 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Also to note, it's just a DL thing. All of United and American, as well as widebody-less airTrans, MIA-ATL flights are narrow-bodies. Obviously, DL get's a lot of connection to Florida through ATL.


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User currently offline777guy From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Delta is strong north and south along the east coast.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Don't forget ATL is very conveniently located close to FL. If this wasn't so, then DL wouldn't be so effective in the FL market. Remember, the marketing mix's four P's: Price, Product, Place, Promotion.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Delta also has a mini-hub at ATL, with feed provided by Comair.

Jeff


User currently offlineRm-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

I have never seen a comair jet in ATL.

You may be refering to MCO.


User currently offlineLexPassenger From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Jeff: your post makes more sense if I substitute MCO for ATL. Right?

User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I'd hope so...ATL, mega-hub more like...


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User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

I am planning on flying Delta to Fort. Lauderdale in July from Toronto. What aircraft do you all think they would use and is there service good?

User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

Delta often uses its planes headed to or coming from Europe to fly between Atlanta and Florida. It is a good use of its equipment. It keeps them in the air making money during certain hours.

User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

From YYZ-ATL expect an MD-88 with meal service offered in both directions, usually a hot meal during B-fast and Dinner hours. Expect the 767-400 on the leg to FLL. Just a beverage service on that flight as it id only 1 hr or so in duration.

User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2092 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Not only the fact that it keeps the planes airborne making $$, but it also builds crew time up. The 777 and 764 crews usually fly a bunch of those trips to build expirience, time, landings etc...The demand does have a big part as well, but mainly keeping planes up in the air, and crew time.

Really no different than UA sending 747s on domestic service, as well as 777 domestic service, both of which are still happening (I think?)



User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32695 posts, RR: 72
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 1014 times:

Chrisair, yes, UA still uses 772s on a lot of domestic hub routes (SFO-DEN, LAX-DEN, IAD-SFO, ORD-DEN, ORD-SFO, ORD-LAX, MIA-DEN, MIA-LAX, MIA-ORD), although they have domestic-configured 772s for high-capacity routes (MIA-DEN and MIA-LAX use domestic 772s), unlike other airlines.


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