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DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:15 am

This really surprised me, DL is adding an E70 on it MLI (Moline-Quad City International)-ATL route:

DL 6440 MLI-ATL 6AM-9:02AM
DL 6445 ATL-MLI 6:30PM-7:25PM

they must be doing really good on this route, I am surprised MLI is getting an E70 before DSM or OMA

[Edited 2006-09-09 00:30:28]
 
FlyPeoria
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:12 am

I saw this on another post. Is there a press release on this? I haven't seen anything about it in the Quad City Times online.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:17 am

These are perfect times for business people and the connections they need. This area is really starting to grow to its potential, so to me, this isn't a huge surprise. I think it'll be a big success for DL.

I agree DSM and OMA also deserve the E70, and I bet they'll get it sooner than later
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:13 am

DL is adding a second EMB 170 on November 1 on the mid afternoon flight to and from ATL. The load factors have been in the high 80's but it is surprising that they are not adding at CID and MSN. It tells me that they are continuing to target AirTran in the Quad Cities
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:19 am

its probably cuz FL has business class
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:43 pm

Hope they'll change the schedule, a 10:35h RON is just too long.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:45 pm

Quoting Flymli (Reply 3):
but it is surprising that they are not adding at CID and MSN.

I would love to see an E70 from CID-ATL. I'd book a flight in a heartbeat!
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:09 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 5):
Hope they'll change the schedule, a 10:35h RON is just too long.

Depends on how tired you want your crew to be?? With a 10:35 RON, the crew might have a chance of getting a solid 8 hours sleep.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 5):
Hope they'll change the schedule, a 10:35h RON is just too long.

This is a GOOD thing....
If ATL is taking it up the wazoo again with ATC or other delays, the longer the crew RON, the less chance for a rest delay in the AM.
We have had EV crews come in on the 8pm flight, and stay until the 235pm departure the next day. The crew that came in on that arrival, goes out in the AM on the 6AM departure. This completely avoids crew rest issues. Yes, it is a long RON for the crews, but avoiding crew rest delays is priceless.  Smile

I am looking forward to working the E70, and I know many of our DL Elite flyers will enjoy having first class out of MLI.

Also, Delta in MLI should have Kiosks installed by the end of the month.

DocChaos
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:49 am

This gives me a shimmer of hope that I may see the E70 flying GRR-ATL or GRR-CVG.

That would be dreamy  Smile
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:26 am

GRR-ATL definitely needs more capacity
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting DocChaos (Reply 8):
and I know many of our DL Elite flyers will enjoy having first class out of MLI.

very impressive that MLI gets first class service on DL. DL has served this market a little shy of 3 years, compared to markets like MSN, CID or DSM who all have had DL service for a number of years but have never had first class service, only strictly coach on the connection carriers.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:46 am

Maybe this is where the E70s are going after SLC-IND cancellations?

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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:33 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
Maybe this is where the E70s are going after SLC-IND cancellations?

ALL E70s have been moved from SLC to ATL, with a few trips from CMH and JFK.

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 7):
Depends on how tired you want your crew to be?? With a 10:35 RON, the crew might have a chance of getting a solid 8 hours sleep.

Didn't actually think of that, I always only think of the downtime of a plane.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:37 pm

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 13):
ALL E70s have been moved from SLC to ATL, with a few trips from CMH and JFK.

I still see a few roundtrips in SLC, CMH and PSC. Maybe there are no aircraft based out there is what you mean.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 14):
I still see a few roundtrips in SLC, CMH and PSC. Maybe there are no aircraft based out there is what you mean.

The CMH-SLC flight is still in the system because of CMH being the main MX center for the Wexford carriers, and the SLC-PSC is only there to give the plane some use while it is waiting for the flight back to CMH.
 
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:11 pm

Quoting CIDflyer (Reply 11):
very impressive that MLI gets first class service on DL

This is a Delta Connection route (DCI), just to be clear, not Delta.
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 10):
GRR-ATL definitely needs more capacity

I agree. The 50 seat flights are almost always greater than 80-90 percent LF on the flights I fly.

DL mainline used to fly the 732 to ATL and CVG, but they were not performing well enought to justify sustained use of a mainline a/c. However, the 'bar' for justifying a mainline a/c was raised after the 733, 762, and 732 types were removed from the DL fleet. And the lost mainline flights were intially replaced with a DCI flight, but since then, we've lost 1x daily frequency to CVG and 1x daily frequency to ATL, or 2x depending on how you are keeping score.

I dream of the E70 to come to GRR  Smile
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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:54 pm

Quoting B4real (Reply 17):
I dream of the E70 to come to GRR

Unless you are specifically talking about an E-170 in Delta Connection colors, their is already E-170 service at Grand Rapids. We fly there from Chicago O'Hare for United Express.

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RE: DL Adding E70 To MLI-ATL

Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting B4real (Reply 16):
This is a Delta Connection route (DCI), just to be clear, not Delta.

yes, I am aware of that, but thank you for pointing that out  Smile

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