Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
This is good news, and good for Key West......the new ATL flights will help tourism as it will now be easier to travel to/from Key West......one connection to just about anywhere in the USA and many cities in Europe.
I dont think the CRJ will have a problem at Key West; I may be wrong, but I remember Eastern flying 727 and/or DC9 aircraft into Key West and didn't Piemont fly F28s into Key West at one time?
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4589 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
This was discussed on here about a month ago when it was actually revealed...DL just finally got around to issuing the press release. LOL The CRJ-700s will be allowed to go into EYW full, however they will be restricted to 30-35 pax leaving.
Seems like a waste of a -700 when a -400 is going to be doing it from MCO, but that is just me.
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
Yes, F28s and 727s did fly into Key West many years ago. I believe the 727s did the nonstops to Miami, a 126 mile flight.
I just discovered the good news. It will be nice to see the CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 flying directly over my school on approach. I was surprised though that the CR7 will be doing the nonstop to ATL, but now that I see that it has restricted passenger loads taking off it makes more sense. I was just hoping for CRJs to MCO, but the ATL flight...Yahoo!
Here is a question- Will 35 passengers be enough to generate enough profit on the flight to ATL, or will a mostly full CR7 from ATL be enough to offset the loss of revenue on the return flight? I am sure the fares (high!) may help, but can somebody better explain how this will work? Thanks.
Anyways, it is good news for us down in EYW. Can't wait!