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User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1330 times:

Hey folks,

I was in ATL last week and spotted a couple of Comair CRJ's while my plane was taxiing in! Has Comair started service to ATL? Why would Delta Fly Comair into ATL when tons of ASA CRJ's already fly into ALT?

THANKS A LOT!!
 Big thumbs up

DeltaASA16

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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4499 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1278 times:

Delta does not want any of its hubs to be completely dependent upon one of its regional carriers for regional feed. The Comair strike last summer, which shut down all regional feed at the especially-regional-feed-dependent CVG for 81 days, hurt Delta badly. AFter that strike ended, Delta decided to start moving its regional carriers around, so that a strike at any one of them would not completely shut down regional feed at any one hub.

Jim



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User currently offlineRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1231 times:


It was 89 days.

RJ


User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

...89 days too many

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Yes, Comair came into ATL after 9/11, after Delta pulled mainline off the ATL-Harrisburg and ATL-ABE flights and replaced them with Comair CRJs. In addition, AVP-ATL has recently or will soon start up with Comair CRJs. However, the newest ATL-ABE flight is being flown with an ASA CRJ.

In terms of hub breakdowns though, here they follow:
ATL - ASA, Comair (to an extent)
CVG - Comair, ACA
DFW - Comair, ASA, SkyWest
SLC - SkyWest
JFK - ACA, Comair
LGA - ACA (Comair has a few weekly flights to MYR)
BOS - ACA (Comair has 2 weekly flights to MYR)
MCO - Comair (ASA has 3x daily to Louisville)
LAX - American Eagle

Jeff


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

The new ATL-CHO (Charlottesville,VA) will also be flown by Comair. Also beginning March 18, Comair will fly ATL-IND once daily....this flight is in addition to the seven daily MD88's Delta flies.

There's one innaccuracy in your post DeltAirlines, you say that only ACA has a real presence in LGA. However, Comair also flies LGA-JAX and LGA-BHM.



User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3738 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

I saw a Comair CRJ in ATL in January. They do not go direct ATL-CVG, but they take the plane to Allentown or Harrisburg, PA first for example. Are they trying to put Comair (or ASA) aircraft on flights that aren't usually full with an MD-80 or 737-300?

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

A lot of hub airports mix regionals now.

DTW has NW Airlink with both Express 1 and Mesaba

Chicago has Atlantic Coast and Air Wisconsin for UEX


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