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Explain the Delta/Usair slot swap at LGA?

rajflyboy

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Can someone explain the gate swap deal to me between USAIR and Delta at KLGA ??

And what would the advantages be for either airline wanting to do this??

Thanks in advance!
 

The Victors

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They swap slots at the 2 airports. That way 1 airline gets all of 1 airport and they other airline has total advantage at the other airport. And Yes, it is illegal and I'm thinking the DOJ will have something to say about it.
 

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The DOJ will be involved and SWA will likely end up with a large number of these slots.
 

General Lee

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The DOJ will be involved and SWA will likely end up with a large number of these slots.

You guys should have jumped in on London Heathrow slots too.....oh wait a second.....ummm....ahhh


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Delta just wanted to increase the 90 seat rj flying in LGA, they will phase out the 80/88s and replace with "all rj all the time".. i think its the delta clowns new motto.
 

rajflyboy

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Whats in it for USAIR ??

are the slots in DCA that big a deal? and profitable ?
 

reepicheep

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Good question why can't the airline that "owns the northeast" make it in the biggest city in the whole country? They're already virtually invisible in EWR & JFK.
 

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Doubt it. Dal and lcc will just call the whole thing off and it will stay status quo.

I know DL will can the deal if it requires slots to go to a competitor. I'll bet no changes are required though as the government knows it's in their interest to have stronger companies in this industry. This deal also has strong support from NY government officials.
 
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michael707767

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Delta just wanted to increase the 90 seat rj flying in LGA, they will phase out the 80/88s and replace with "all rj all the time".. i think its the delta clowns new motto.

Probably not the plan, but if they do, Moak will give em the scope concessions they need.
 
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Its a terminal swap at LGA. Delta is tight to say the least with their shared NWA/DAL terminal. USair's terminal was a morgue. Delta now gets the larger next door terminal, in exchange for the Marine Air Terminal and rights to fly from DC to Brazil and Japan.

Delta also gets 125 LGA slots in exchange for 42 DCA slots.

Smart move by both sides.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=17533
 

rajflyboy

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Its a terminal swap at LGA. Delta is tight to say the least with their shared NWA/DAL terminal. USair's terminal was a morgue. Delta now gets the larger next door terminal, in exchange for the Marine Air Terminal and rights to fly from DC to Brazil and Japan.

Delta also gets 125 LGA slots in exchange for 42 DCA slots.

Smart move by both sides.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=17533


You ought to see the White Plains terminal
 

JetMonkey

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Its a terminal swap at LGA. Delta is tight to say the least with their shared NWA/DAL terminal. USair's terminal was a morgue. Delta now gets the larger next door terminal, in exchange for the Marine Air Terminal and rights to fly from DC to Brazil and Japan.

Delta also gets 125 LGA slots in exchange for 42 DCA slots.

Smart move by both sides.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=17533

The routes to NRT and San Paulo don't have to be flown from DCA, the deal was US Airways would acquire the rights to fly there. The company has already said they would use the Narita route from PHX, the Brazil flight will probably be flown from CLT which will also start RIO service in the fall.
 

gator_hater

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Whats in it for USAIR ??

are the slots in DCA that big a deal? and profitable ?

Bailout...They will basically be a gov't contractor charging whatever they want for tix. Look at the cost of ORF where they are the largest carrier.
 
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