bigphilnyc
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Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:21 am

Ok, this is now more important for me to know than ever.

LGA traffic has been getting boring the last few years, with 727s being cut, and not as many heavies coming in.

I have been hearing about Song coming to NYC, and it would be important for that to happen because we could sure use another 757 coming into LGA.

But then I heard that mainline Delta 757s might be replaced by 737s so Song could have them. So if Song does not come to LGA, then there will be even LESS heavies at La Guardia.

Anyone know for SURE?

Anyone have a time and date for it if so?
Phil Derner Jr.
 
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RE: Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:40 am

Hi Phil

good to hear from you-

the short answer is YES! Song will fly to LGA, now the long answer:


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SONG will be landing at JFK, EWR and LGA. this is one of the eventual selling points of SONG. I don't have a startup date for LGA yet, maybe one of my fellow Delta folks on the board have that info....


I know some 40 757s are going to SONG, but I believe the reason you are seeing more 737s is due to capacity cuts in the system. When I worked at MEM and MCI over the past month (transferred 2 weeks ago) we have had Delta Shuttles (150 Y seats) replace the 727 service.


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At MCI (Kansas City) we get 3 shuttles a day from ATL, while the CVG flight has actually been increased from a 737-200 to a MD-88 as of April 8th....

Andrew
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RE: Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:13 am

Song's start-up schedule for LGA (from their website):

Tampa (TPA) - August 4
Orlando (MCO) - August 11
West Palm Beach (PBI) - August 18
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - August 25
 
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RE: Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:07 am

There is correct for Song nonstop from LGA to the florida ciites into the early this fall. After first willl began nonstop from JFK to florida cities into early this summer and I just looked it up with the flight schedules for myself. But, I know that one for FLL-ISP is no longer used nonstop on DLX is discontinued flight. Well, talk ya later!

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Scott W.
 
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RE: Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:13 pm

Andrew,

Good to hear from you. Email me sometime if you want. pdernerjr@hotmail.com.

I am also happy to hear the news all you folks delivered. Thank you much. I can't wait for August.

-Phil
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RE: Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:25 pm

I believe the 764's from ATL-LGA are back come the summer as well
 
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RE: Song: Flying To LGA Or Not?

Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:11 pm

Usairways85,

Yes, there is correct for one of B764 on the flight from LGA-ATL for this summer with 2 dailies roundtrip nonstop. That is really need more passengers go onboard of the those aircraft. I know where the airport is at LGA. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.