Down in New Orleans, we're talking big-time capacity reductions as of September, with around 5 767 and 757 flights switiching to MD
-88's on the ATL
route even though the big Boeing's go out full every day with passengers and cargo. Intestesting time for them to do this, as September is when the travel to MSY
picks up from the normally mediocre Summer months. I'm hoping it's just a temporary thing. The day DL
stops all 767 flying into MSY
as a whole will be the day I lose my last shred of respect for the airline, hands down.
Also, as previously stated, we will witness the LAST mainline flight to DFW
decided to switch 3 737-800 flights to DFW
to 7 CRJ and 1 M90 flight as of April 3rd, there was much publicity down here about how great this would be do to the increased frequency and also how they would still have a full-size jet flight perfect for DL
's elite travellers in both directions. Let me tell you, from what I have heard, the lone mainline flight does excellent...nearly full every day. And a good deal of this traffic is higher-paying buisness travellers...MSY
is a good biz route...one of only a handful of good biz routes from MSY
. So what does DL
do? Bye bye MD
-90 as of September 1....replaced by a CR7...the nice 80 seat downgrade...no first class....pathetic. You can bet American is licking its chops on this, as they have absolutely no trouble filling its 6 daily MD
-80's (and the occasional 757) on the route, in both Y and F classes. AA
has a 92%+ load factor on all MSY
flights year round, with DFW
being its key market. Delta has in effect said "Ok, AA
, you can have all our first class passengers...we obviously don't need the extra revenue."
Nothing that Delta does surprises me anymore, I have grown to accept this.
Sorry to hear about Delta screwing you Rochester.
Steve in NOLA