Delta to expand Int'l network out of LAX

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So I see Delta is expanding their Int'l Gateway out of LAX. XJT is no longer providing feed. I guess SkyWest is a perfect fit there, because their United ops already Hubs there. Does United still have their non-compete clause out of LAX? Or was that removed? I recall it being removed but I can't remember.


ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2008 -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL - News) will strengthen its gateway at Los Angeles International Airport in 2009 with the addition of its first-ever daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia* effective July 1; three-times weekly service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, Brazil* beginning May 21; and increased service between Atlanta and New York-JFK starting March 2.Delta's growth at Los Angeles is supported by the recently announced expanded marketing agreement between Delta and Alaska Air Group that will make the two companies preferred partners on the West Coast and bolster connectivity at Los Angeles. The agreement will make Sydney, Sao Paulo, as well as Delta's existing international flights to Latin America, Tokyo-Narita**, Seoul-Inchon**, Guangzhou**, Amsterdam**, Paris-Charles De Gaulle** and other U.S. destinations more accessible to travelers from points throughout the West Coast via easy connections with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Delta and its Northwest Airlines subsidiary together with Alaska and Horizon offer customers daily connections to approximately 45 nonstop destinations to, from and through Los Angeles.
With the addition of Sydney, Delta will become the only U.S. airline to fly to six continents, enhancing its position as the premier global airline.
``Delta's strategy of expanding our reach to select destinations while demonstrating capacity discipline in light of tough worldwide economic conditions continues to work and is paying off for our customers,'' said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president, Network Planning and Revenue Management. ``Los Angeles is a critical gateway in our global network and today's announcement, coupled with Delta's enhanced alliance with Alaska Air Group, gives us the ability to support demand for air travel in key global economies.''
Beginning in March, Delta also will increase nonstop service between Los Angeles and New York-JFK from seven to eight daily flights to improve connections for New York and Northeast customers on long-haul international flights via Los Angeles. Additionally, Delta customers in the Southeastern U.S. will benefit from same-plane service between Atlanta and Sydney via LA.
Delta's new service between Los Angeles and Sydney will operate as
follows:
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Flight Departs Arrives Effective Equipment Frequency
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DL17 Los Angeles Sydney at July 1, Boeing Daily
at 10:40 p.m. 6:40 a.m. 2009 777-200LR
(two days
later)
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DL16 Sydney at Los Angeles July 3, Boeing Daily
9:15 a.m. at 6 a.m. 2009 777-200LR
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Delta's new service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo will operate as
follows:
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Flight Departs Arrives Effective Equipment Frequency
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DL233 Los Angeles Sao Paulo May 21, Boeing Tue.,
at 9 p.m. at 1:20 2009 767-300ER Thurs.,
p.m. Sun.
(next day)
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DL234 Sao Paulo Los Angeles May 22, Boeing Mon., Wed.,
at 10:25 at 7:30 2009 767-300ER Fri.
p.m. a.m.
(next day)
ey're gonna want feed.
 
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ASA could always do it...again.
 

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Sounds like Alaska and Horizon will be the Delta Connection out of LA.....
 

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Delta flies out of terminal 6, Alaska/ Horizon fly out of terminal 3 or 4 and you can't get from one to the other.
 

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Delta flies out of terminal 6, Alaska/ Horizon fly out of terminal 3 or 4 and you can't get from one to the other.
You could say the same thing about AA and AE or the remote and the United gates way back when. Bus service between the two may not be popular but it works to at least some degree.
 

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United relaxed the exclusivity clause it had with SkyWest at LAX. The company is negotiating to get the same relief at SFO and DEN.
 

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Dunno?
My guess is that Alaska/Horizon will be the "feeder"
 
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If Alaska/Delta happens it's not likely that Horizon will have a chair when the music stops.
 

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My guess is that Alaska/Horizon will be the "feeder"
Then we will buy them.
 

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I heard SH from ASA will be moving to LAX to start up the new operation. It will be called "Chicago Express in LAX Airlines".
 

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Delta flies out of terminal 6, Alaska/ Horizon fly out of terminal 3 or 4 and you can't get from one to the other.
hmmm...... You don't think it's possible to put a bus between them?
 

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That's crazy talk! You mean one of them people movin' devices to get folks from one air machine to the other?

For some reason I'm thinking it is cheaper to code share with Alaska than it is to bring a regional on board again.
 

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hmmm...... You don't think it's possible to put a bus between them?
Have you been to LAX?

That's crazy talk! You mean one of them people movin' devices to get folks from one air machine to the other?
Sure, and people would do it maybe once and then they would avoid flying Delta through LAX.

All turbo props are getting kicked out of the main terminals next year. Is Horizon still getting rid of their 700's?

I don't think Delta's current management is too fond of SkyWest. We make too much money while they are losing it. Look for Pinnacle to announce an LAX base, .... or Mesaba, or Compass.
 
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I heard SH from ASA will be moving to LAX to start up the new operation. It will be called "Chicago Express in LAX Airlines".
Or maybe "another Dirtbag airline." ;-) Won't matter. If ASA were to open a base again in LAX, they'd close it in 6 months...Then Pinnacle would move in and Charlie Tutt would be in LAX operations saying, "Delta didn't give us the support we needed...." It's not OUR fault, it's Delta's. "Me and Brian Lebreque are the greatest managers in ASA's history..." "And the AJC wasn't talking about us when they said to 'clear out the ASA GO with a firehose.'"

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Put ExpressJet back in LAX. Top notch operation while they were there...
 

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They can't afford to take on new flying at a loss, which is how they got the flying before.
 

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Delta states on the company website that Alaska Air group is the feed for LAX...
 
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