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Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:00 am

Good news, now nonstop from KEy West to Atlanta

Can a technical person please let me know if the crj700 can take off full loaded with pax/bags/fuel from EYW to ATL..?

If this route works, how about a NW Avro from eyw to mem? orERJ's to CLT on US?
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Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:05 am

Well, so here it is with the Today's News as for new nonstop from ATL-EYW as for first-time there. So here it is with the news: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/07-25-2002/0001771818&EDATE=

Also, Comair were got upgrade on the boths flight from MCO-EYW flight by CRJ replace from EMB-120. It's will be great news as for good customers were goes fly to Key West, FL. Enjoy it!!!
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Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:09 am

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?
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Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:54 am

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.
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Sat Jul 27, 2002 6:24 am

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.  Big thumbs up 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!