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Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 6:57 pm

I had the chance to join Delta's 7-minute, 17 mile flight from LaGuardia to Newark this past Saturday.

It was pretty awesome for my avgeek self, and the non-avgeek Rangers fans seemed to enjoy it a lot, too.

As a marketing stunt, I'd say it was very successful, despite a number of folks complaining about the flight's carbon footprint.

Photos and more:
http://is.gd/B7ObDY

[The above link points to NYCAviation.com. For some reason the board was not accepting the full url, perhaps because it was too long]

[Edited 2012-05-21 12:13:38]
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 8:10 pm

Quoting gothamspotter (Thread starter):
despite a number of folks complaining about the flight's carbon footprint.

Passengers on the flight actually complained? Take a bus or train then..... sheesh.   
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 8:14 pm

No one on the flight complained, but some folks on blogs, Twitter, etc.
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 8:18 pm

What type of equipment? MD-88 or 737?
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 8:26 pm

A319

Great way to create buzz...

Anyone complaining about carbon footprint of a short promo flight needs to just get their priorities/hypocrisy straight...

[Edited 2012-05-21 13:29:37]
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 8:27 pm

Quoting type-rated (Reply 3):
What type of equipment? MD-88 or 737?

A319
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 9:45 pm

Quoting gothamspotter (Thread starter):
I had the chance to join Delta's 7-minute, 17 mile flight from LaGuardia to Newark this past Saturday

Cool, good for you, what a great experience, take off and landing is the fun part anyway.

Quoting gothamspotter (Thread starter):
As a marketing stunt, I'd say it was very successful, despite a number of folks complaining about the flight's carbon footprint.

How much did this cost? Was it just the oneway or a round trip opportunity? If one-way, I'm guessing a bus back?

Quoting gothamspotter (Reply 2):
No one on the flight complained, but some folks on blogs, Twitter, etc

Given just about any topic, there will always be someone who complains about anything possible. Now these are not necessarily those who would complain if standing in front of you, but those who complain for the sake of complaining online who are the loudest noise makers in the world.
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 9:58 pm

Did you earn frequent flyer miles?
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 10:00 pm

LOL.....this is cool, thanks
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Yes, a bus back to NY
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Mon May 21, 2012 10:26 pm

I thought about going for this along with tickets to the game (I ended up getting neither), but I suspect I would have been a little out of place, as I am a Devils fan.

Still, a nice writeup, and a very nice idea by Delta.

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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Tue May 22, 2012 1:13 am

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
How much did this cost? Was it just the oneway or a round trip opportunity? If one-way, I'm guessing a bus back?

It was free for anyone who had a ticket to the game. Fly one way, bus from Newark to the arena, then bus back to LGA.
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Tue May 22, 2012 1:14 am

Quoting spokemd (Reply 7):

One of the execs from MSG joked that he was excited to be onboard because he was only 17 miles short of moving from Gold to Platinum.
 
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RE: Onboard Delta's 7-Minute LGA-EWR Rangers FanFlight

Tue May 22, 2012 1:55 am

JetBlue did a similar thing out here when the 405 was shut down and ran a round trip flight from LGB-BUR. If I remember correctly, they priced it at $4.05 each way. Great marketing ploy for both of them.

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