Cubsrule wrote:ilovelamp wrote:pdt2f wrote:I was dummy booking some flights on DL’s app for January 2019 the other day and they’ll apparently be running 757’s in the mornings on the ATL route. Of course, being 10 months in advance that could change, but it would be interesting to see if they upgauge the route, especially if they provide less frequency b/c of WN’s service.
As an aside, I’m a little shocked at the block times SWA has for the BNA-ATL route. It appears all of them are exactly 1:00 or 1:05. Delta’s block times are no less than 1:02 up to 1:18 depending on the time of day. SWA’s times will need to be increased due to ATL flow times. They certainly won’t get advantageous flow times from ATC.
It shouldn't be a problem as long as they push on time. Flight time is typically 40-45 minutes depending on runway configurations at both ends.
I fly this weekly in both directions and the usually wheels up time delay (BNA-ATL) ranges from 10-25 minutes. Add in another 10 minutes of average taxi time in ATL and a 38-42 minute flight becomes almost impossible to pull off without overblocking and causing delays (assuming 1:00 or 1:05 block times).
My overall point is I predict those scheduled block times will increase modestly as they get experience on the route. Delta’s times are padded well.