uhntissbaby111 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 14 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13395 times:
Does anybody have any information on DL's plans for their new hub at KLGA? Are they planning on just boosting frequency of flights, or new routes all together? Challenging AA and UAL on the ORD-LGA sector perhaps?
They will operate a dual hub in NYC one in LGA the other in JFK. Most of the new slots they are getting will go towards starting new routes, some will go for frequency up guage on existing ones. As for LGA - ORD, they are already operating the route and shortly will go to 13 daily round trips. DL advertises its LGA -ORD service as part of its shuttle program along with LGA - DCA,BOS. If you look up LGA on wiki it will give you a good idea on what new routes will be and when they start.
SkyTeamTriStar From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 333 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 13028 times:
I keep hearing from the Weekly Flight Ops update that LGA will become a full-fledged hub with 250 daily departures, eventually. A lot of the A320s will be used, being transferred from the MEM hub. Not all A320s but a lot...
I hope so. Most of the new flights that have been loaded in the system are on connection carriers. I'm not sure how many airbus fights MEM can lose before there is none since it is my understanding that there are not that many left as is.
True, a lot of the flying will still be on DL Connection....but..once a particular route can sustain the switch from DLC flying to an up gauged mainline flying, the company will make the switch to mainline equipment. So, the future is unbelievably bright for DL at NY.
OOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1395 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12644 times:
It seems like the announced expansion of the LGA hub is 90% RJ's. What a shame. They should make it a requirement that no more than 20% of an airlines operation can be of jets with under 100 seats. Want to reduce congestion? That's a good start.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6874 posts, RR: 29 Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12491 times:
Quoting SkyTeamTriStar (Reply 2): I keep hearing from the Weekly Flight Ops update that LGA will become a full-fledged hub with 250 daily departures, eventually. A lot of the A320s will be used, being transferred from the MEM hub. Not all A320s but a lot...
This has already happened from a fleet perspective, but not from a crew perspective. The MEM A320 (and DC9) pilot bases close April 1. They are opening up an NYC A320 pilot base.
The Shuttle LGA-BOS, some of the LGA-Florida/MSY markets, and some of the DTW/MSP/MEM flights are all currently operated by the A319 / A320. Opening a crew base will cut now signficantly on hotel costs for NYC and allow for additional flexibility and reliability of scheduling.
With the initial launch of new flights there is not going to be a significant amount of additional A319/A320 flying.
flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1856 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12105 times:
When they move into US Airways old terminal, are they doing major renovations to it? How many total gates will the two new terminals give Delta? Are they planning to have RJ gates at both- or will one primarily operate shuttle/mainline flights and Delta Connection flights congregating at the opposite?
Anyone have any news on crew facilities? I imagine that US Airways must have a crew operations area of some sort (even though I believe they do not maintain a current FA domicile there, possibly Flt Ops?)
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SkyTeamTriStar From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 333 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11944 times:
Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 12): When they move into US Airways old terminal, are they doing major renovations to it?
My understanding is that DL will do a total makeover, plus convert the club over to a Delta Sky Club. I also heard that DL will add one additional gate/jetway but I don't know where its going to be placed.
I'm not sure what else was expected. They're unlikely to start most routes with larger equipment, particularly given that funding the equipment would require downgauging established routes at SLC/MSP/DTW/ATL (there is hardly any excess mainline flying at CVG/MEM to be cut).
Ideally, I'd love to see routes like LGA-DFW/IAH be served with mainline, but the E-jets are probably a reasonable starting point given that they are markets currently dominated by other carriers. If they are successful routes for DL, they can always upgauge in the future. In the mean time, the E-jet offers comfort levels virtually identical to the mainline equipment.
By the time DL gets online with this, already into July, UA will have 5 daily n/s here, and F9 will have 4. Sometime in August, WN will get in with 2 of its own DEN/LGA n/s as well. This will push this current market from about 7-8 n/s currently with UA and F9, to about 13 per day by the end of summer.
Now, UA, F9, and then WN, will all have connects beyond DEN. DL does not. (Or maybe off-shot possibility that DL can funnel through some SLC pax here?) Maybe DL can pick up a few pax from DEN to beyond LGA smaller upstate NY or New England destinations, but a lot of the bigger destinations (BOS, PVD, MHT) there are already covered with n/s to/from DEN. So DL may benefit some on the LGA (hub) side here with few connects (?), but basically I believe this to be an O&D flight, whereas with UA, F9, and WN are also all chasing the same O&D as well, the latter three can push pax past DEN, since DEN is the farthest point out that n/s are basically allowed to go from LGA. And we do have to consider the DL, along with UA, can offer the higher class seats.
With all of that said, (and I'm glad that DL now has offered this other option), I'm just wondering if there is enough there for DL, being really the fourth wheel here (I know that they get third - in a month before WN starts, but still, considering the strength of UA, F9 and WN in DEN......) and able to make this market over the long run. Or is it with DEN, just put up the flights, and the pax will come.....?