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User currently offlinegothamspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

I had the chance to join Delta's 7-minute, 17 mile flight from LaGuardia to Newark this past Saturday.

It was pretty awesome for my avgeek self, and the non-avgeek Rangers fans seemed to enjoy it a lot, too.

As a marketing stunt, I'd say it was very successful, despite a number of folks complaining about the flight's carbon footprint.

Photos and more:
http://is.gd/B7ObDY

[The above link points to NYCAviation.com. For some reason the board was not accepting the full url, perhaps because it was too long]

[Edited 2012-05-21 12:13:38]

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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Quoting gothamspotter (Thread starter):
despite a number of folks complaining about the flight's carbon footprint.

Passengers on the flight actually complained? Take a bus or train then..... sheesh.   



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User currently offlinegothamspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

No one on the flight complained, but some folks on blogs, Twitter, etc.

User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

What type of equipment? MD-88 or 737?

User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

A319

Great way to create buzz...

Anyone complaining about carbon footprint of a short promo flight needs to just get their priorities/hypocrisy straight...

[Edited 2012-05-21 13:29:37]


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User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 3):
What type of equipment? MD-88 or 737?

A319


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3461 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Quoting gothamspotter (Thread starter):
I had the chance to join Delta's 7-minute, 17 mile flight from LaGuardia to Newark this past Saturday

Cool, good for you, what a great experience, take off and landing is the fun part anyway.

Quoting gothamspotter (Thread starter):
As a marketing stunt, I'd say it was very successful, despite a number of folks complaining about the flight's carbon footprint.

How much did this cost? Was it just the oneway or a round trip opportunity? If one-way, I'm guessing a bus back?

Quoting gothamspotter (Reply 2):
No one on the flight complained, but some folks on blogs, Twitter, etc

Given just about any topic, there will always be someone who complains about anything possible. Now these are not necessarily those who would complain if standing in front of you, but those who complain for the sake of complaining online who are the loudest noise makers in the world.



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User currently offlinespokemd From United States of America, joined May 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Did you earn frequent flyer miles?


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User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

LOL.....this is cool, thanks

User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Yes, a bus back to NY


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21880 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

I thought about going for this along with tickets to the game (I ended up getting neither), but I suspect I would have been a little out of place, as I am a Devils fan.

Still, a nice writeup, and a very nice idea by Delta.

-Mir



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User currently offlinegothamspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
How much did this cost? Was it just the oneway or a round trip opportunity? If one-way, I'm guessing a bus back?

It was free for anyone who had a ticket to the game. Fly one way, bus from Newark to the arena, then bus back to LGA.


User currently offlinegothamspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting spokemd (Reply 7):

One of the execs from MSG joked that he was excited to be onboard because he was only 17 miles short of moving from Gold to Platinum.


User currently offlineFedExFlyerPHL From United States of America, joined May 2008, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

JetBlue did a similar thing out here when the 405 was shut down and ran a round trip flight from LGB-BUR. If I remember correctly, they priced it at $4.05 each way. Great marketing ploy for both of them.

Jeff



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