iahworldflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 15461 times:
Was in MEM this past weekend. Even during the early morning DL bank, there was very little automobile drop off/pick up activity out front. I was surprised how few people were there. I think Delta's service cuts, plus high airfares are putting the airport there in a downward spiral for lower passenger numbers and more cuts.
enilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 10254 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 15328 times:
Quoting SW733 (Reply 1): 25 flights, but only one destination being elimated...and a very close one (geographically) at that.
It's one out of every 6 DL flights. Kind of significant...I said months ago when they announced AMS would be "seasonally" suspended that it was a harbinger of a huge cut and got the usual fanboy responses that I was crazy.
Quoting iahworldflyer (Reply 2): I think Delta's service cuts, plus high airfares are putting the airport there in a downward spiral for lower passenger numbers and more cuts.
Passengers are complaining about fares, not flights...so far.
Quoting dcaviation (Reply 3): So where are the people that before the merger were saying that MEM will become ATL reliever?
mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 12019 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 15246 times:
So, when is the effective date of these cuts? The article doesn't say and res still shows flights a flight to FSM as of October. Right now there are 2x daily MEM-FSM and 1x daily ATL-FSM. In October (according to Delta.com) that changes to 1 out of MEM and 2 out of ATL.
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peanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1714 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14270 times:
Quoting izbtmnhd (Reply 15): Economics of a largely O&D hub? It would be better to say that geography is working against CLE, not economics.
Whichever the reason, in the end, the numbers will force UA to determine the fate of CLE.
It's not only up to UA really. They need to stay competitive as well. Looks to me like DL is a leader in cost cutting and finding further efficiencies from the merger. UA is a ways behind. But it is bound to happen.
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Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 24546 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14261 times:
Quoting peanuts (Reply 21): Looks to me like DL is a leader in cost cutting and finding further efficiencies from the merger. UA is a ways behind. But it is bound to happen.
DL started from a weaker position as far as hub cities and 50 seat operations, though UA probably also has too many 50 seaters. But the reduction in Saab flying as well as possibly growth of the DH4 fleet with YX will help keep more current 50 seater routes flying, I think.
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