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These Times For Worcester Airport Will Only Hurt Us

Here is a comment from Delta in the column:
"Changing the flight schedule help local ORH customers enjoy more timely connections in DTW while also enabling some operation efficiences for Delta."

To be clear Delta in Detroit has:
1) 103 domestic destinations
2) 18 international destinations

The new schedule that has ORH landing in Detroit at 6:45 allows you to make a connection to 30 destinations (note the map), assuming of course you land on time. In other words, this flight schedule allows us to capture 25% of the destinations and 7% of the daily departures with the afternoon flight.

Many of these destinations are very small cities in the Mid-West that really do not have a high demand like Moline, Illinois. We do not see how the flight that lands at 8AM in Detroit for the month of August being moved to 6:45PM starting in September "helps local ORH customers enjoy more timely connections"???

Seems to us this time change does the exact opposite!!

Now this from American Airlines:
"It's going to be a really consistent, easy schedule."
It may be consistent, but arriving at 3:45 PM will only give us consistent loads under 50%.

It is great we have two airlines like Delta and American serving Worcester, but flights to hubs that land at 3:45 PM and 6:45 PM do seem built for success? If we are going to have these flights, they need to have an early morning departure with a late night return to take advantage of all the connections at these airports. Don't they?

These flights at these times will only lead to flights that are at best half full. As our new best friend Shana Sissel said in her Tweet yesterday:
"Every single thing I’m saying is based on public available flight data, market share stats & 10Ks. ORH will not attract more routes with low passenger totals & ½ empty flights."

Why are American and Delta flying these half full flights??
You will need to wait till tomorrow for that answer..

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commented on 2019-06-27 08:57:41

I'm a little confused Jeremy. You're saying your flying to Reagan National and Tampa through the Detroit hub?. Aren't you flying 1,000 miles in the wrong direction? Maybe I'm missing something.


commented on 2019-06-27 11:52:19

I think this list is of connections that make sense plus coinciding with the time the flight lands in Detroit. Who in their right mind would fly ORH-DTW-DCA? There's literally 47 nonstop flights from Boston to DC Area airports (DCA/IAD/BWI). And with Florida, the routing of ORH-DTW-Florida is insane. Connect through JFK with JetBlue or get on a nonstop out of BOS, BDL, or PVD!


commented on 2019-06-27 13:22:48

Jeremy Worcester to Detroit then DC Worcester to Detroit then Tampa be serious???


commented on 2019-06-27 14:17:27

No, I booked ORH-DTW-DCA. Then, another trip ORH-DTW-TPA. The point is there are more connections that you haven’t listed.


commented on 2019-06-27 14:28:05

You can’t say that delta flies to 108 locations but Worcester can only connect to 30, its simply not accurate.


commented on 2019-06-27 06:36:53

Your list is not complete. I’m booked to DCA and TPA through DTW.


commented on 2019-06-27 22:04:04

Well assuming Jeremy isn't completely making that up I highly doubt there are going to be 50 Jeremy's willing to connect (at the lowest layover time possible by the way) okay with ending up in DCA at 10 PM and TPA at 1115 PM respectively. So kudos to you Jeremy, next time maybe fly direct? Both of those are well out of the way (but would make a lot more sense through ATL)


commented on 2019-06-28 15:32:08

LAX a connection back is not possible without 2 stops in the middle and a red eye. Same goes for San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. The list was made as it stands today otherwise the list would be populated by searching every city in Deltas system back and forth. So while you can get to those cities in September that you can't get to now you also left out the fact you can't return from 4 pretty major west coast markets of a service that is claimed to be for west coast travel. That is just in September as well, these cities could very easily go back out of reach with minor time changes moving into the future. You going to defend the service at all or just whine about a couple cities missing from our map?


commented on 2019-06-28 05:38:12

Also, western connections like LAX, LAS and DEN are missing from this map. Completely wrong

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