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Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:50 pm

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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:57 pm

I bet we see MEM-DAL get chopped in the not too distant future.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:20 pm

Is it CRJ-200 or CRJ 700/900?
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:21 pm

Has to be CRJ-200. 56 seat cap is in effect until 2014 for flights outside of the Wright Perimeter.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:48 pm

Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 3):
Has to be CRJ-200. 56 seat cap is in effect until 2014

Ah, yes more BS thanks to the wrong amendment.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:49 pm

DAL is overrated as an airport. If AA couldnt make DAL-ORD and DAL-STL work, that were AA hubs, I dont think anyone but WN can make money in DAL.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:00 pm

It's a bit of a surprise seeing them relaunch this route. I remember when they launched it back in 2000, as I was going through training at ASA and one of the guys in the training class at the G.O. was going to be one of the ASA agents at DAL. The service lasted less than two years before it was axed and they went from originally having 6 flights a day on the route to 3 at the time they announced the axing of the route.

Then again, it's not surprising, and it essentially DL firing a shot over the bow of WN. WN/FL passengers do not have nonstop service to Dallas due to FL being forced to close their DFW operations due to the Wright Amendment barring WN from having operations at both DAL and DFW (even though they were separate operations). WN has a few more years before they can offer DAL-ATL and this gives DL that long to establish the route.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:01 pm

Initial schedule below, all operated by Expressjet:

Initial schedule for ATL-DAL service beginning 05Sep12.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:12 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 6):

WN/FL is welcome to offer DFW-ATL at anytime. They would just have to give up a gate at DAL to have a gate at DFW.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:23 pm

Quoting jmw99ttu (Reply 8):
WN/FL is welcome to offer DFW-ATL at anytime. They would just have to give up a gate at DAL to have a gate at DFW.

Which would be pretty stupid to have one segment flying DFW-ATL when the rest of the network goes through DAL.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Where the heck did they get these aircraft from?? Didn't they spend all of their forces and airplane slak in the New York expansion?
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:52 pm

Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 3):
Has to be CRJ-200. 56 seat cap is in effect until 2014 for flights outside of the Wright Perimeter.

Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!

Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!  
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:54 pm

Quoting jmw99ttu (Reply 8):
WN/FL is welcome to offer DFW-ATL at anytime. They would just have to give up a gate at DAL to have a gate at DFW.

Which something we all know WN would never do as they've fought too hard and too long in regards to their DAL base to give up anything they've gained there. WN would have had to give up two gates at DAL in order to keep the two DFW gates FL had, those DAL gates are much more valuable to them in the long run than the two gates at DFW.

Quoting skymiler (Reply 11):
Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!

Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!  

I don't think DL would want a subfleet of CRJ-700s.

[Edited 2012-07-07 09:00:06]
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:19 pm

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):
DAL is overrated as an airport. If AA couldnt make DAL-ORD and DAL-STL work, that were AA hubs, I dont think anyone but WN can make money in DAL.

I'm not so sure I agree. AA had a unique problem - anyone who wanted to fly them out of DAL to connect at STL or ORD would almost certainly be doing so instead of taking an AA non-stop out of DFW. There was little incentive to use the slightly more convenient airport in the name of adding a connection. Anyone flying DL out of DFW, though, is already going to connect to get anywhere other than a DL hub.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:38 pm

Quoting skymiler (Reply 11):
Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!

They should add DALMCO to get the WN/FL merger related traffic 
Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):
DAL is overrated as an airport.

Along w/ HPN, SNA, and LGB, they're all far more trouble than they're worth.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:43 pm

Quoting steex (Reply 13):
Anyone flying DL out of DFW, though, is already going to connect to get anywhere other than a DL hub.

At the time of the original service a decade ago, DL still had their DFW hub and were a few years away from shuttering it. A decade ago, the service didn't make a lot of sense because of the DL presence at DFW. AA at the time DL had their DAL-ATL service, took on Legend's service out of DAL with competing service using F100s, which had more to do with trying to force Legend out of business than trying to establish a greater presence at DAL (Legend was likely doomed to fail anyway even if AA had not started competing service, the airline had blown through a lot of their capital fighting to get the airline off the ground and the economy started to tank not too long after their started operations and they likely would have been out of business after 9/11.). Their service to ORD and STL were shots fired at WN, in particular DAL-STL since Missouri was added to the list of Wright Amendment states and once through ticketing out of DAL was allowed, that killed AA's advantage with their DAL-ORD service since WN passengers could purchase DAL-STL-MDW tickets and not have to buy two separate tickets (DAL-STL and STL-MDW). It didn't make sense to start competing service at DAL in order to "protect" their interests at DFW.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:47 pm

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):

The same can be said of MDW. I believe DL is the only legacy serving the airport and they serve MDW to ATL,DTW, and MSP. This flight will be connecting to their largest hub and i'm sure they will make it work till they can put bigger equipment on the route post 2014. I believe just like MDW/ORD, IAD/DCA, JFK/LGA/HPN/EWR and IAH/HOU serve different catchment areas so do DAL/DFW, and DL has service to all those airports from ATL. DAL is a logical add following their strategy with other large cities with more then one airport.

[Edited 2012-07-07 10:02:23]

[Edited 2012-07-07 10:02:44]
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:14 pm

Doesn't this go against DL's self imposed cap for aircraft without First Class on board? Great Circle Mapper shows this route at 721sm or 627nm. Isn't the cap something like 500miles, or is it 750miles? Just seems fishy to me.

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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:54 pm

Quoting bomber996 (Reply 17):
or is it 750miles?

I was thinking it was 750 miles..............
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:03 pm

Quoting bomber996 (Reply 17):
Doesn't this go against DL's self imposed cap for aircraft without First Class on board? Great Circle Mapper shows this route at 721sm or 627nm. Isn't the cap something like 500miles, or is it 750miles? Just seems fishy to me.

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Well, if DL wants to serve DAL, they have to make this exception because they don't have a choice due to Wright. Once Wright restrictions are lifted and if DL is still serving the route, DL would happlily replace those CR2s with CR7s or CR9s.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:17 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 19):
Once Wright restrictions are lifted and if DL is still serving the route, DL would happlily replace those CR2s with CR7s or CR9s.

Or the Boeing 717.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:19 pm

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):

I was thinking it was 750 miles..............

you are correct, its 750 miles. I know here at CID its all CRJ to ATL and that is 696 miles...so the DAL flight is under that cap.

[Edited 2012-07-07 11:20:33]
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:10 pm

Quoting skymiler (Reply 11):
Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!

Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!

Delta and the rest of the industry has already seen what that looks like thanks to Legend (retrofitted DC9s) and American (subfleet of retrofitted F100s). Ain't never gonna happen.

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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:17 pm

Quoting cat3dual (Thread starter):
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I'm sure in 2014 - we'll be seeing the WN leased 717s on this route.   
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:26 pm

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 21):
you are correct, its 750 miles. I know here at CID its all CRJ to ATL and that is 696 miles...so
the DAL flight is under that cap.

Regardless, that's a brutal flight on a CRJ. The good news is that DL revenue management will probably ensure that they aren't much more than 60 percent full.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:29 pm

Interesting fares - Sep 5-8 R/T DAL-ATL is $511.90, DFW-ATL is $395.60. Oct 8-15 DAL-ATL is still $511.90 and DFW-ATL is $317.60. All fares in Y, on Delta.com

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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:47 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 6):
Then again, it's not surprising, and it essentially DL firing a shot over the bow of WN[/quotppppe]


ppppppfffffttttt. I am sure WN doesnt care.


[quote=skymiler,reply=11]Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!

Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!

Not to mention a giant waste of $$$ for Delta

Quoting steex (Reply 13):
I'm not so sure I agree. AA had a unique problem - anyone who wanted to fly them out of DAL to connect at STL or ORD would almost certainly be doing so instead of taking an AA non-stop out of DFW

This is true

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 24):
Regardless, that's a brutal flight on a CRJ. The good news is that DL revenue management will probably ensure that they aren't much more than 60 percent full.

I have never heard of RM ensuring a LF of only 60%. Their goal is to maximize revenue and you dont do that at 60% LF.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:13 pm

DL will probably upgrade the plane to the 717 in 2014, using the very plane WN gave them in an ironic twist.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 14):
Along w/ HPN, SNA, and LGB, they're all far more trouble than they're worth.

HPN, maybe. But LGB, obviously JetBlue would disagree, and for SNA, WN would completely disagree, and so do I. SNA is considered a "major airport", and, just because it has a short runway, doesn't mean it is a waste or overrated.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:50 pm

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 26):
Their goal is to maximize revenue and you dont do that at 60% LF.

I can't speak to the result, but I can tell you that in strong WN-DL hub markets that WN does not fly nonstop, DL tends to price far higher than WN and tends to carry a lot of empty seats. I'm in Nashville, so I'll compare BNA-DTW (which WN flies nonstop) to BNA-MSP (which WN does not fly).

On BNA-DTW, DL has about a 65 percent share to WN's 30 percent, and DL enjoys a fare premium around $30. On BNA-MSP, DL leverages the monopoly to raise prices rather than fill airplanes; DL has about a 55 percent share to WN's 30 percent, but enjoys an $85 fare premium.

I fly BNA-MSP a lot on both carriers, and it's rare to have the seat next to me full on DL. Last time I did MSP-BNA (the late OO flight), there were about 18 passengers onboard.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:54 pm

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):
DAL is overrated as an airport. If AA couldnt make DAL-ORD and DAL-STL work, that were AA hubs, I dont think anyone but WN can make money in DAL.

UA has made a go of DEN-DAL and it's about 2X daily with seasonal increases to 3X daily. This flight has been going on for a couple of years now ..... and I do believe that UA cut a few flights from DWF to make up for this.

Quoting gdg9 (Reply 25):
DAL-ATL 5x daily

Even for two large metropolises here, as well as the connects, 5X daily sounds a bit high at this time, especially if DL isn't making any adjustments to the ATL-DFW frequencies.

And from what I see - ATL-DAL is about 720 miles and DEN-DAL is about 650 miles, it's not that much longer in the Barbie doll jet, is it?

  
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:59 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 28):
But LGB, obviously JetBlue would disagree

LGB makes ONT look high yield--LGB has some of the lowest yield fares in the LA area, and the country. Considering how restricted the airport is, it's a miracle B6 has lasted this long.

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 28):
SNA, WN would completely disagree

SNA also involves mountains of ridiculous, tedious paperwork for fares that are no better than LAX, so again, it's an airport that requires loads of work for little to no reward above and beyond neighboring airports.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:01 pm

Quoting skymiler (Reply 11):
Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!
Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 26):
Not to mention a giant waste of $$$ for Delta

They have a small fleet of CRJ700's (ex-QX birds I believe). They have 3 rows of first and 2 of EC. Hold 65 passengers. I don't know if they could cover up 9 of the seats, just not sell them, or if they have to physically remove them. I'm sure DL would have considered this, if they thought it would make more money than a regular CRJ.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:14 pm

This is an interesting play .. . also even if WN was inclined to put price point pressure on DL I doubt they would as it would tie up seats on whatever thru city WN would have to sell the ticket too. . . I say this was a very wise shot.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:22 pm

I will add however that there is a HUGE price difference between DL and WN in this market so at this point DL is probably just hoping people arent price shopping.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:45 pm

Quoting skymiler (Reply 11):
Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!

Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!  

You'd just end up with a plane that has an even higher CASM than the CRJ200...yikes!!

Quoting JONC777 (Reply 33):
This is an interesting play .. . also even if WN was inclined to put price point pressure on DL I doubt they would as it would tie up seats on whatever thru city WN would have to sell the ticket too. . . I say this was a very wise shot.

I don't think this affects WN at all. I doubt they care right now. In 2014, it might be a different story. I'm guessing the big driver behind this move is that DAL was one of the few MEM-only markets, but with MEM dying as a hub the route has to move.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:55 pm

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 35):
I don't think this affects WN at all. I doubt they care right now. In 2014, it might be a different story. I'm guessing the big driver behind this move is that DAL was one of the few MEM-only markets, but with MEM dying as a hub the route has to move.

A non stop flight vrs a thru flight is a easy sell to business folks especially if love field is there desired airport.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:59 pm

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 35):
I don't think this affects WN at all. I doubt they care right now. In 2014, it might be a different story. I'm guessing the big driver behind this move is that DAL was one of the few MEM-only markets, but with MEM dying as a hub the route has to move.

Yes! I'm sure we'll see the MEM route gone in the next round of cuts. I'm also pretty positive that DL just wants to keep DAL alive so they'll have a gate once the Wright Amendment is lifted in 2014. Isn't their gate leased from AA?
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:58 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 31):
SNA also involves mountains of ridiculous, tedious paperwork for fares that are no better than LAX, so again, it's an airport that requires loads of work for little to no reward above and beyond neighboring airports.

Ever do business in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach or Anacrime and drive up to LAX for a 7p flight on a Friday?

DAL is a fantastic airport if you have to be in downtown Dallas. It's a 10-15 minute ride to the airport.

[Edited 2012-07-07 20:59:18]
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:12 am

Quoting msp747 (Reply 32):
They have a small fleet of CRJ700's (ex-QX birds I believe). They have 3 rows of first and 2 of EC. Hold 65 passengers. I don't know if they could cover up 9 of the seats, just not sell them, or if they have to physically remove them. I'm sure DL would have considered this, if they thought it would make more money than a regular CRJ.

The aircraft can't physically have more than 56 seats in it, blocking seats for sale to get to 56 is not allowed (Insert Deltalina finger wag).

[Edited 2012-07-07 21:13:39]
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:24 am

Quoting srbmod (Reply 6):

I, too, remember and flew on this route back in the day. It was a nonrevs backup plan to get to ATL instead of DFW. I think they are wise to do this. DAL is an easy airport to navigate in and out.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:16 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 31):
SNA also involves mountains of ridiculous, tedious paperwork for fares that are no better than LAX, so again, it's an airport that requires loads of work for little to no reward above and beyond neighboring airports.

Yet flights still go out of SNA full.   
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:08 pm

Quoting asteriskceo (Reply 41):
Yet flights still go out of SNA full.

Which, as we ALL know, is no guarantee of profit.......  
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:55 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 14):
Along w/ HPN, SNA, and LGB, they're all far more trouble than they're worth.

Why? My sister lives 4 miles from SNA. Why would I want to fly into LAX and have a 1 hour drive on the freeway in traffic (or make someone do that round trip)? My folks live 5 miles south of SJC. Why would I want to go an extra 40 miles to SFO, if SJC didn't have flights?

If you, or the people or place you are seeing, is close to HPN, SNA, LGB, SJC, OAK, BLI or DAL they are certainly worthwhile airports.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:25 pm

Quoting avi8 (Reply 10):
Where the heck did they get these aircraft from??

Closing the MEM hub

Quoting srbmod (Reply 12):
Quoting skymiler (Reply 11):
Let's see -- grab a couple of CR700's, expand 1st by a few, reduce Y by a bunch, increase YComfort by a few and Presto Bing! a 2 class 56 seater!

Now that wold be shot across WN's bow!

I don't think DL would want a subfleet of CRJ-700s.

Kin d or surprised they didn't just not sell over 56 seats. AA flew F100s out of DAL without selling all the seats.

Quoting bomber996 (Reply 17):
Doesn't this go against DL's self imposed cap for aircraft without First Class on board?
Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 21):
you are correct, its 750 miles. I know here at CID its all CRJ to ATL and that is 696 miles...so the DAL flight is under that cap.

I believe the CEO has said the cap is 2 hours and this clearly violates it, but they do not want to lose their gate in DAL.
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:36 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 44):
Kin d or surprised they didn't just not sell over 56 seats. AA flew F100s out of DAL without selling all the seats.

AA reconfigured some its F100s to only 56 seats for DAL service; it was originally referred to as Executive Class and had special perks/amenities to help compete with Legend (they were subsequently cut over time after Legend folded). As I mentioned earlier the aircraft can't physically have more seats than 56.
 
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:07 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 44):
I believe the CEO has said the cap is 2 hours and this clearly violates it, but they do not want to lose their gate in DAL.

Whether Anderson said that as an approximation or mistake, the "rule" that DL has subjected itself to is officially 750 miles.

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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 43):
If you, or the people or place you are seeing, is close to HPN, SNA, LGB, SJC, OAK, BLI or DAL they are certainly worthwhile airports.

For the airline. You'd think a tightly controlled and supply restricted airport--or anything for that matter--with byzantine user restrictions and requirements would come with a fare premium, but unless it's LHR, it probably doesn't. LGB is the poster child of this phenomenon--you have to pray for a miracle to get into an airport with some of the worst fares in the country.
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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Quoting poLOT (Reply 45):
Quoting enilria (Reply 44):Kin d or surprised they didn't just not sell over 56 seats. AA flew F100s out of DAL without selling all the seats.
AA reconfigured some its F100s to only 56 seats for DAL service; it was originally referred to as Executive Class and had special perks/amenities to help compete with Legend (they were subsequently cut over time after Legend folded). As I mentioned earlier the aircraft can't physically have more seats than 56.

  

The aircraft cannot be designed to carry, in its configuration, more than 56 passengers. There was a court case around this as well, with AA claiming that because Legend's DC9s were designed to carry more than 56 passengers they violated the Wright Amendment. That argument didn't work, but it clarified that the aircraft cannot have more than 56 seats.

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RE: Delta Launches ATL-DAL In September

Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:46 pm

Quoting texan (Reply 48):
That argument didn't work, but it clarified that the aircraft cannot have more than 56 seats.
Quoting poLOT (Reply 45):
AA reconfigured some its F100s to only 56 seats for DAL service; it was originally referred to as Executive Class and had special perks/amenities to help compete with Legend (they were subsequently cut over time after Legend folded). As I mentioned earlier the aircraft can't physically have more seats than 56.

I'm positive I saw a picture of an F100 with a rope blocking the seats. Regardless, DL could have a dedicated CR7 and back it up with a CRJ.