|Quoting MattRB (Reply 2):|
As a recent ASA victim of an ATL ground stop, I'd say the hub has a bit to do with it.
|Quoting Srbmod (Reply 6):|
4. ATL itself. Being one of the busiest airports in the world means that any problem affecting them will ripple throughout the entire US airspace. And anything affecting another major airport will be magnified @ ATL. A 10 minute shower can slow things down by 30 minutes or more. I live a few miles south of the airport, and I know when there is bad weather near there, as the planes end up flying over my neighborhood. I've seen them fly so low over my neighborhood that with a pair of binoculars you could get the registration. Geographically, the airport is in a pretty good location, it's just the weather patterns here tend to throw a wrench into things. Weather that may not be too bad for a larger a/c to fly through may be too much for a little RJ to handle, so with ATL being a DL Connection hub, they tend to be affected a little more by them, especially since they have a number of shorter flights that cruise at a lower altitude, so weather affects those flights a little more.
|Quoting IslipWN (Reply 11):|
How common do you see rain in ATL, during the month of July?
|Quoting Ken4556 (Reply 14):|
To me, that is customer service. How can you be upset?
|Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 15):|
Actually Ken, you have it right. ASA's problem is in ATL only. I have flown out of many ASA only stations. BQK is awesome. DHN, AVL, ILM have always been great as far as employees. Real nice and competent employees. Its just the ATL operation. Most agents there really don't seem to care, whether ramp or customer service. On the other hand, flight crews have always been great. I have only run into one ASA flight crew where there were any problems. The rest have been great. Like I said, ASA management needs to get their crap straight before ASA is given any more flights or planes. If they can't run an efficiant ATL operation as is, they can't run it with more planes.