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DL Upgrading LAX-SEA To Mainline, Resuming MEM-SEA  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8040 times:

Can't find a news article, but I read it on some forums and checked it on the Delta flight schedules.

For the summer season, the new upcoming 3x daily LAX-SEA service on Skywest CRJ-900s is being upgraded to 1x 737-800, 1x 757-200, and 1x CRJ-900. They're also resuming MEM-SEA as a summer seasonal service with 1x A320.

MEM-SEA was dropped last year.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8013 times:

What about CVG service to SEA? Last I heard it went seasonal too...what's the status on that one?

If SEA continues to expand as DL's asian gateway, i don't see why DL wouldn't expand more service between MEM and CVG



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User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2304 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7988 times:

wow crazy to see an addition in MEM. Granted its seasonal but still...

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7950 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
What about CVG service to SEA? Last I heard it went seasonal too...what's the status on that one?

Still operating. Keep in mind though that it doesn't operate only in the months of January and February, so it's not seasonal in the sense that it's summer only.

Operates 10 months out of the year.



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User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7932 times:

Sounds like there might actually be some teeth to the AS/DL dispute rumor. That's a lot of additional capacity into SEA, particularly from LAX...


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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2116 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Shame there's still some holes in the LAX-SEA schedule in July. No 9am departure like year's past. Hopefully AS (hint hint) fills out some of the holes.

I suspect I'll venture onto the DL 757 a few times this year. I miss flying those routinely.


User currently offlinephxa340 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 891 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Quoting Tdan (Reply 4):

Sounds like there might actually be some teeth to the AS/DL dispute rumor. That's a lot of additional capacity into SEA, particularly from LAX...

Not really, DL has something like 9 widebodies a day from SEA .... it needs the feed to fill those planes. DL doesn't care if the feed comes from AS or DL.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7793 times:

Quoting Tdan (Reply 4):
Sounds like there might actually be some teeth to the AS/DL dispute rumor. That's a lot of additional capacity into SEA, particularly from LAX...

Sorry, catch me up to speed, what dispute? The only AS/DL rumor I regularly hear about is them merging.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7794 times:

Nevermind, found the thread...


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User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7722 times:

This sounds like one of the old NW 757 routes from SEA-MEM-MCO. I flew it back in 2004 from SEA embarking at SEA "S" terminal.

[Edited 2013-02-17 14:46:45]


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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7658 times:
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Sounds like the bookings for SEA-LAX and return are better than anticipated for the summer. The AS SEA-LAX flights (and vice-versa) are always FULL. Some of the DL pax are probably having a hard time getting decent fares between the city-pairs.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17510 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7559 times:

Quoting phxa340 (Reply 6):
. it needs the feed to fill those planes. DL doesn't care if the feed comes from AS or DL.

It absolutely does--it can control the feed on DL, but not on AS. AS may be turning away DL flow preferring to take locals or online connections instead. I bet a local LAXSEA is almost always worth more to AS than the prorate they get for LAXSEAKIX/PEK/PVG/NRT.



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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7559 times:
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According to Delta.com, the mainline flights are only on Saturdays. REALLY????

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7433 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 12):
According to Delta.com, the mainline flights are only on Saturdays. REALLY????

No, I checked the weekdays.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7265 times:

I thought MEM-SEA has always been seasonal for a few years now.

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7059 times:
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Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):
It absolutely does--it can control the feed on DL, but not on AS. AS may be turning away DL flow preferring to take locals or online connections instead. I bet a local LAXSEA is almost always worth more to AS than the prorate they get for LAXSEAKIX/PEK/PVG/NRT.

I'll 2nd that...I think AS can't provide enough capacity on their LAX-SEA or SEA-LAX flights to accommodate DL passengers. So, DL has to come in and help with the overflow. Although, I'm sure many do connect through SEA to other international destinations...not just DL.

It has been mentioned in this thread that AS carries a good amount of connection passengers to Emirates' SEA-Dubai flights.


User currently offlinelucky777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):
It absolutely does--it can control the feed on DL, but not on AS. AS may be turning away DL flow preferring to take locals or online connections instead. I bet a local LAXSEA is almost always worth more to AS than the prorate they get for LAXSEAKIX/PEK/PVG/NRT.

My GOD....i seldom comment on these boards rather lurking and reading the interesting comments posed by the members on here, but you seem to have this unhealthy fascination with all things DL. I say unhealthy because you are constantly going out of your way to essentially trash Delta at every turn. Might i ask your disdain towards the Big D? You can have your own opinions but you can't have your own facts. Fact is, Delta is presently one of the best-managed, labor-friendly, profitable airlines in the skies with solid operational numbers to back it up and all i ever seem to see you do is degrade the airline, no matter how much of a reach it might be on your part.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17510 posts, RR: 45
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6377 times:

Quoting lucky777 (Reply 16):
. I say unhealthy because you are constantly going out of your way to essentially trash Delta at every turn.

Oh here we go . How do you get 'trashing DL' from a mundane observation that DL doesn't control AS, yet AS is an important component of its international flying out of SEA?



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5580 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6311 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 17):
How do you get 'trashing DL' from a mundane observation that DL doesn't control AS, yet AS is an important component of its international flying out of SEA?

I was wondering the same. I had to re-read your post 5 times to see if there was a hidden meaning in the observation that AS would rather handle O&D traffic than pro-rate connections  



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User currently offlineDeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9425 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 12):

LAX-SEA
DL1026 0815 1100 757 D
DL4693 1520 1805 CR9 D (OO)
DL1853 2130 0015 738 D +1
SEA-LAX
DL4597 0645 0925 CR9 D (OO)
DL1735 1200 1440 757 D
DL1897 1850 2130 738 D

Note, starting JUL 26(LAX-SEA) DL1026 becomes DL4549 and is changed to a CR9 Also (SEA-LAX) DL1735 becomes DL4549 and a CR9

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 14):

I don't think they had it last summer. same for MEM-SFO



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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5582 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5384 times:

Quoting BA (Thread starter):
For the summer season, the new upcoming 3x daily LAX-SEA service on Skywest CRJ-900s is being upgraded to 1x 737-800, 1x 757-200, and 1x CRJ-900.

Big upgauge, though personally I'd probably prefer the CR9's.  
Quoting lucky777 (Reply 16):
My GOD....i seldom comment on these boards rather lurking and reading the interesting comments posed by the members on here, but you seem to have this unhealthy fascination with all things DL.

Pot Kettle Black? Lol

Quoting lucky777 (Reply 16):
I say unhealthy because you are constantly going out of your way to essentially trash Delta at every turn.

What the heck are you talking about? Nothing he said was even remotely trashing them, and in fact mirrored virtually everyone's consensus that DL needed to add the metal to support their growing presence in SEA.

Seriously.....

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

Makes you wonder why WN has yet to initiate n/s flights from the LA area to SEA?

User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5582 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Quoting awacsooner (Reply 21):
Makes you wonder why WN has yet to initiate n/s flights from the LA area to SEA?

I've always wondered that, but one thing I'll say is that their plethora of one-stop, same-plane options in numerous city-pairs makes a huge difference. For someone like me who enjoys the same-plane, stop-and-go as an interesting diversion, I have no problem choosing WN. We've passed through RNO, SMF, OAK, SJC, and LAS as connections en route to the Los Angeles area over the years. Worked for me.  

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlinefloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 19):
I don't think they had it last summer. same for MEM-SFO

They flew both SEA and SFO from MEM last summer. Flew both several times.



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User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1734 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
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Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 15):

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):
It absolutely does--it can control the feed on DL, but not on AS. AS may be turning away DL flow preferring to take locals or online connections instead. I bet a local LAXSEA is almost always worth more to AS than the prorate they get for LAXSEAKIX/PEK/PVG/NRT.

I'll 2nd that...I think AS can't provide enough capacity on their LAX-SEA or SEA-LAX flights to accommodate DL passengers. So, DL has to come in and help with the overflow. Although, I'm sure many do connect through SEA to other international destinations...not just DL.

Good point...Alaska by all accounts has a tremendous amount of spill on LAX-SEA and I see Delta's upguage as nothing more than trying to capture that spill. Ever try booking LAX-SEA on AS a day out on a Thursday or Friday? Good luck....almost always zeroed out.


25 Deltal1011man : Ah ok. Looks like MEM-SFO is gone this summer though.
26 luv2fly : Major cruise traffic out of SEA in the summer months, I am sure that is why this flight came back.
27 BigGSFO : Lest we forget that the AA code share also contributes to those full LAX-SEA flights. DL is smart to add their own metal. It's doubtful there will be
28 IrishAyes : What about the MEMAMS flight?
29 Post contains images iowaman : I think WN could make a go of it if they really wanted to. LAX-SEA and PDX could likely be supported. There is definitely no lack of one-stops though
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