Delta Announces New International Routes....

Sedona16

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Starting with Stockholm
http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_ListArticle____47922.aspx

More announcements anticipated later this week:
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=738669

"In Richard Anderson's weekly employee recording today (Friday), Richard says, "Delta will announce significant international expansion next week".

He then went on to say, he will be in NYC next week to meet with various parties on the Terminal 2 and 3 situation.

So I guess next week is the week we will find out what Delta has in store for 2008."

Expansion usually good. We will see.
 
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More flights in JFK...just what the airport needs...
 

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At least it is what the airport was made for.... International flying!
So the hundreds of DL rj's added in just a few months are all flying international? Where are they hiding all that fuel?
 

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So the hundreds of DL rj's added in just a few months are all flying international? Where are they hiding all that fuel?
If the airport becomes slotted (which it looks like it will) then Delta will have been very smart to have put those RJ's in there. They will most likely get more slots awarded due to the number of aircraft they currently operate. They can then switch an rj slot for a 757/767 or 777 to go international. That is much easier than trying to get an additional slot that you don't already have. Rumor has it that Delta will shortly be moving to terminal 4 to solve some of the Delta JFK issues.
 

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slotted

Slots were issued in ORD with a formula that included average seats, thats how its been done in the past. So flying a bunch of small jets only hurts your slot award. A 50 seat aircraft will use the same slot as a 757. Delta gets to pick if it wants to lose money on an RJ route or make some with a 757. Who knows what those clowns will do next.
The stocks now below 17 dollar a share, bet the creditors wish they would have went the USair way.
 

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Slots were issued in ORD with a formula that included average seats, thats how its been done in the past. So flying a bunch of small jets only hurts your slot award.
But in LGA and DCA and slot is a slot is a slot. Don't you remember how quick a slot became a slot again after a 50 seat jet wasn't a slot back in 2000 at LGA?
 

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"In Richard Anderson's weekly employee recording today (Friday), Richard says, "Delta will announce significant international expansion next week".
Huge international expansion on the horizon for Delta once the merger with NWA is complete......
 

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I am at JB, and I would like nothing more than for JFK to be slot controlled. It will force our planners to find alternative routes and cities, and will force our competition to do the same. Anything to avoid a repeat of this summer will be welcome.
 

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Expect more long, thin international routes using the former TWA 757s (now with winglets). Similar to CAL's use of 757s to Europe. I hear maybe some new 777 routes out of JFK as well.

I agree that JFK is ideal for international flying but you also need to efficiently provide feed for those internationl flights... It's a chicken or the egg issue.

What about rumors that JB will consider international (Europe) flights out of JFK at some later date using A330s? Is that BS or just wishful thinking?
 

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atl-arn awsome!
 

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More flights in JFK...just what the airport needs...
Well, one international flight in the afternoon is no big deal. A recent study showed the real problems -- the RJs.

No I am not anti-RJ (well just a little) but, my company is equally as guilty as JB, AA, US, etc. But do we really need the frequency of 30+ flights a day (between us all) to RDU and RIC? How about 3 mainline flights in a narrow body instead of 6 in an RJ. That's reduce the congestion
 

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On Your Six;141919} What about rumors that JB will consider international (Europe) flights out of JFK at some later date using A330s? Is that BS or just wishful thinking? [/quote said:
Yes and Yes.
 

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But in LGA and DCA and slot is a slot is a slot. Don't you remember how quick a slot became a slot again after a 50 seat jet wasn't a slot back in 2000 at LGA?
I dated a slot once..........caught her sleeping with my neighbor. :)

China announcement and the Pacific out of LAX I believe is the latest rumor out of the puzzle palace.
 
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