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DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:49 am

I have lately been seeing more DL servie at odd times like 8:34. Why are they doing this, It doesn't appear to make any difference, the runways are just as busy. In fact, its confusing for the passenger.
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WNfan
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RE: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:55 am

I don't get it either. Like the planes actually leave on the minute anyhow. They should be rounded to the nearest five minutes for simplicity.
 
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RE: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:56 am

I just noticed this just this morning, as I saw flights leaving @ 8:28, 8:58, etc. But later one this morning, the flight times were the expected 5s and 10s (10:15, 11:30, etc). I thought it odd myself.
 
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RE: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:56 am

It is just for timing for ATC it is very wierd but it is so post to make the tower job easier. I dont know something like that
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RE: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:00 am

Isnt it all about Runway slots?
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ScottB
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RE: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:58 pm

Without knowing the specific routes, it'd be difficult to say, but the odd departure times could also potentially give DL favorable treatment in CRS's; if the competition's flight departs at 8:35, Delta's flight would be listed first as departing at 8:34. Purely speculation, though.

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