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User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1422 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?

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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1370 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.


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User currently offlineRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

It was 89 days.


User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

...89 days too many

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8923 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1319 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


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6776 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1284 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, 3884 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1250 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?


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1225 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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