Song is slated to grow under Grinstein's plan....
Interesting you mention Song. I flew B6
yesterday (I'll have a trip report posted in a day or so), and due to a never-explained 90 minute delay I had too much time on my hands in the C Concourse at PBI
. I saw four DL
flights, two of them Song, depart as I waited. Out of curiosity, I tried to see how many people boarded them.
The two Song flights I saw depart were 1998 to LGA
(reg. N6710E) and 2098 to BDL
(reg. N649DL). Both seemed to be crowded, either to capacity or very close. I had seen the BDL
flight as it landed, as 2044 from LGA
, and it discharged a heavy load, once again probably capacity.
On the other hand, I saw DL
1174 (733 reg. N377DL) depart to CVG
, and despite watching the whole boarding process (I had plenty of time to kill), I saw around 30 people board. While I didn't see the boarding process, a flat-screen monitor near the gate for DL
798 (MD90 reg. N9120E) to ATL
said, about 40 minutes prior to departure, that 100 coach seats were still available. It surprised me that DL
revealed such information.
While this is certainly not a statistically significant survey, it's nonetheless worth noting that I saw two full or nearly full Song flights and two nearly empty DL