flight, departing about 7am, seems to be operating with at least a 93-95% load, sometimes 98-100%. The interesting thing is, DFW
-FNT flight (arrives FNT about 9pm) seems to have about 50-80% load.
Not sure why the contrast, maybe the evening DFW
-FNT flight doesnt suit peoples schedules? Personally I think the return time is excellent (9pm). Dont care for the 7am FNT-DFW
though, too early for me.
I too expected this route to be EMB-145's when it was originally announced; somewhat surprinsing to see the CR7's. But, nonetheless, FNT-DFW
seems to have no problem filling a CR7; the return flight could fill a 145', but isnt filling the CR7.
Maybe time will tell...we'll see. I hope their FNT-LGA
service operates well (Northwest kind of went under the radar and, while I havent seen any announcements, you can already book 9E
in the CR2's later this year - flight times are +- 30 mins of AE
's). Personally I think it'll do fine, as long as they have decent fares - heck, even with 9E
on the route, Northwest may be pleasantly surprised also. They both may be able to operate FNT-LGA
successfully, considering the huge capacity currently flown DTW
-NYC via 5 different airlines.
Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'