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Delta And Turks And Caicos

Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:04 pm

Hey Everyone, I have a quick question for ya....
I am planning a vacation this November to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Since I have a Skymiles card and almost always fly with Delta, I'll probably be booking my flights into PLS with them. I remember when they announced service a while back, using an ASA CRJ 700 from ATL during the off season and a 757 during peak season. What I'm wondering is, why Delta chose the CRJ. Why not an MD-80 or 738. Is demand really that low during the off season? AA uses the 757 from MIA. US uses the A319. So why is DL the sole RJ user? I really don't mind the CRJ, considering the flight isn't that long, but I'm just curious as to Delta's reasoning for this aircraft assignment. Thanks in advance for the feedback!
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RE: Delta And Turks And Caicos

Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:10 pm

Yes demand really is that low. They had a 738 daily, but it was going out nearly empty on the weekdays. So they changed it to a CR7 on Sunday-Friday and it still is a 757 on Saturdays. Instead of having the flight only on Saturdays they felt they could still make money making it a CR7 all days but Saturday.
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RE: Delta And Turks And Caicos

Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:51 pm

Why not a daily Mad Dog that stops at both Freeport and PLS? Wouldn't that lower costs?
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