|Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 3):|
DL has added ALB-JFK service which is doing well. DL would like to have mainline service on many routes but is using more and more RJs to fill the gap. ALB is a strong station for DL.
|Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 5):
I don't know of any mainline flights on DL or many other airlines that stop at intermediate cities to/from a hub. It's just too expensive.
|Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 5):
ALB is exactly the kind of city where people expect and support alot of RJ service because there aren't a whole lot of options. While several carriers have mainline service, enough of the total ALB schedule is composed of RJs that no regular ALB traveller to all of the US or the world can totally refuse to use RJs or their choices diminish very quickly.
|Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 8):|
Very true and they've come to expect it, however growing up near Albany and having visited the airport for many many years before moving to NYC, I remember seeing at one point in time or another (talking mid-80s to present):
American: 727/72S/M80/F100 (now all ERJ)
Delta: 72S/M80/73S/738 (now CRJ/CR7/DH8)
USAir: 72S/73S/733/734/D9S/M80/F100 (now with CRJ/CR7/733/734/E70/DH8)
Eastern: 727/72S/D9S/D95 (no longer exist)
NW: D9S/D94/D95/319/320 (still flying all types except 320 into the airport)
United: 727/72S/73S/733 (now with ERJ/CRJ/E70/733/319)
Midway: 73S/D9S (no longer exist)
Piedmont: 72S/73S/733 (no longer exist)
Various regional/connection airlines (NWAirlink, Business Express, American Eagle, Command, Allegheny, COex all with a variety of prop birds)
Which as you can see is drastically different from ALB today...
|Quoting RwSEA (Reply 7):|
The real problem here is that Delta is short on narrowbody mainline aircraft
|Quoting RocANDtpa (Reply 14):|
It must be DL is after FL market share. While DL increase seats on BUF-ATL and ROC-ATL, both FL markets, DL is taking away seats on SYR-ATL and ALB-ATL, non FL markets.
|Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 20):|
Another reason DL is doing this is to continue the elimination of DL employees. IIRC, ALB still had real DL employees working the counter and gate. With this change, those employees will either have to transfer to DL Connection, transfer to a different mainline station with openings or leave the company. Eventually, I expect you will only see real DL employees in about 50-60 domestic markets. Everyone else will be contracted out.
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