|Quoting compensateme (Thread starter):|
With the reduction in 50-seat jets, CVG will be experiencing its most significant cuts in service in several years this upcoming summer.
Disappointing to say the least. The Enquirer had an article today about the cuts, which included yet another quote from Delta "re-affirming their commitment to the hub" and its "key role in the Delta network". I fail to see what DL
's long-term plan is with CVG
and the ridiculous dance they continue performing, "CVG
, you're profitable, we're committed to you...but let's just trim you down 10% here..."
is actually daily or double-daily on certain days to both Orlando and Punta Gorda.
|Quoting N867DA (Reply 12):|
I wonder how many people in metro Cincinnati make the drive to DAY, SDF, or LEX to get a cheaper fare.
Many do, however that's beginning to change with low-cost travel options now finally being available at CVG
|Quoting steeler83 (Reply 17):|
I think we can all safely say that MEM and now CVG are no longer hubs in the DL system.
Certainly not a leap, I just can't understand why DL
continues to insist otherwise.
|Quoting a380787 (Reply 19):|
For any CVG customer paying out of their own pocket, hard to say whether there's anything to be grateful about.
Depends on what kind of business you are. The Fortune 500's and Fortune 1000's most certainly have agreements with DL
in place at fares agreeable to them.
|Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 25):|
Quoting enilria (Reply 6):
Yes, Delta only made $4.5 billion in profits last year, clearly something had to change improve performance. LOL
Yes just because they are profitable, making positive changes to the network is stupid.
Very understandable, but just unfortunate and disappointing that they continue to delay the inevitable.
Then they'll complain about the lack of nonstops...it's a vicious cycle and everybody wants their cake and to eat it too.
|Quoting Flymichael21 (Reply 30):|
I understand winter travel is big to MCO, but didn't realize it was that big of a difference compared to the summer.
It doesn't help that CVG
-Orlando now has three carriers flying the route either.
None of the DL CVG
routes are subsidized. You can argue that it's defacto subsidized with P&G being the largest customer, but that's the nice thing about the current set-up, none of the service is being subsidized.
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 35):|
It's why every day in the news everybody's pissed off at the KCAB.
And for no reason quite honestly, other than an inherent Ohio vs. Kentucky bias against the fact that their
airport is in Kentucky and run by hillbillies. Most non-avgeek haven't the first clue about how the airline industry or airport management works.
|Quoting F9Animal (Reply 43):|
Did anyone really expect CVG to maintain pre NW merger operations?
Nope. I knew the writing was on the wall the day the merger was announced, though I was always open to being proven wrong which unfortunately has not been the case.
certainly seem to think otherwise.
|Quoting DC9RHI (Reply 58):|
Lease deal ends in 2020. Ticket counter and terminal.
...when they'll probably de-hub and try to blame it on the KCAB for not negotiating some obscenely favorable lease terms.
|Quoting LHCVG (Reply 62):|
That's always been the pipe dream my dad and I would conjure up during summer nights on the deck -- build a central airport somewhere around Wilmington/Lebanon/etc.
Coulda shoulda woulda. The current set-up isn't all terrible by any means, though light rail from downtown to CVG
should be a long-term goal.