Hi All, this is my first post though I have been reading the forums for several months.
I live in Snowmass Village, CO and was very excited that DL (operated by SkyWest) will be offering 2x daily service to and fro SLC by CRJ-700. United has also replaced all of their jet legs into ASE with the 700 (also oped by SkyWest), Mesa runs all of the DH8 flights, AmericaWes…uh humm US Air and United.
It seems that in addition to offering more high revenue international flights, DL is also offering more flights to smaller resort type destinations, I would imagine that the profit margins into these locations (Aspen, Jackson Hole, etc) are pretty good. I am sure that the 700 is much less expensive to fly in here than the Avros that Air Wisco and NWA used to fly in here.
Also, to comment on some discussion about DL’s actual “hubs” I recently saw that they listed, in one of their official docs, ATL, CVG, and SLC as hubs with JFK, LAX listed as gateway cities.
My recent experiences on DL:
Have all been amazing. The new uniforms look great, the flights were packed and the crews were up beat, optimistic and generally conveying to me that things were on the up and up. Of course I haven’t read the DL balance sheet lately and they are trading at around eighty cents a share, but from a strictly anecdotal perspective I am hopeful that DL will be able to pull out of this mess they have gotten themselves into and become profitable. General comments?