DeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
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?
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4492 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1265 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.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1214 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
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1145 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?