Delta recently announced that GoJet won the bid for 12 CR7s and the flying is to begin some time in Q12012. I have a few questions that others may be able to answer. I originally had thought that all the frames were coming from Atlantic Southeast but ASA actually only flies 8 Delta owned CR7s; ships 317, 331, 354, 355, 376, 379, 390, and 659.
Now i'm curious if they are loosing all 8 plus the other 4 are coming from OO and or OH or the 12 are a combination of EV, OO, and EV.
Anyway, my true question as the topic suggests is, does anyone have any ideas as to how they will route their crew through ATL? When Pinnacle was awarded the -900 flying in ATL, they eventually had to open a crew domicile and this was only for 16 frames. Also, i'm not sure that "bridging" would work very well for them because of the way we schedule a/c. Most of these 700s although "Atlanta based" touch almost every hub through creative a/c routing.
As it is, real estate on the ramp level is at a premium. ASA's stuff had been recently rennovated on C concourse and all that space is currently being used by in-flight/OPS/MTC/admin etc. Pinnacle has their space on the opposite end of C. Shuttle America has a small office in the same area, what use to be ASA's old pilot breifing room and the crew rest area is currently being used by ASIG. Another back office that housed mailboxes is currently under construction and half used by Gate Gourmet.
[Edited 2011-09-28 20:59:23]