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Has To Be Delta

MassLive is reporting that there is announcement next Tuesday for a new third airline to start service at Worcester Airport.

Our guess is that it will be Delta to Detroit, although we are hoping it will be Atlanta?? Service will begin December/January.

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Marie Rose

commented on 2018-08-22 14:25:27

I would love it if you could fly from Jacksonville Florida to Worcester because I hate that I have to fly to Boston then go to south station to get a train to Worcester

Joy Taylor

commented on 2018-08-22 16:08:41

Worcester to Atlanta

Common Sense

commented on 2018-08-22 19:03:38

Massport's approach that if you throw enough spaghetti against the wall some of it may stick is fatally flawed. It's going to lead to ORH being without any service in two years. After five years JetBlue can't fill their "small" plane despite flying to two FL cities that are very attractive to Worcester residents. Their JFK flight is performing poorly. We have no idea if the AA flights to PHI will work. They think that bringing in another airline is smart right now! I am a pretty successful businessman, but if I ran my business like that I would probably be holding a cardboard sign at the intersection.


commented on 2018-08-22 19:10:38

Common Sense, you are a pretty successful businessman but are afraid to say who you are?? Feel bad for you. Florida flights considering the times and the advertising are doing well. We also feel American's plan to have two flights per day will also be successful. You are right JFK is a failure and we only hope changes are made!! Delta can thrive here if they have they right flights/prices etc,, this is not throwing spaghetti against the wall. In fact throw more bring Allegiant to Worcester. Look forward to hearing the schedule from Delta, before we make any judgements.

CMASS Traveler

commented on 2018-08-22 21:10:04

Who knows what Massports strategy is here if there is one other than "take what they will give us." It seems like there is always a catch with these things at ORH. You can go to Florida from Worcester! If you're cool with getting in late at night. Well you can get to your business meeting from Worcester too! If you want to leave at the crack of dawn and not come back until midnight. Delta operates one of the largest hubs in the world in Atlanta and is starting Worcester! But going to Detroit. Let's also not forget the horrendous initial offering from American with the 8 AM turnaround. I want to know more than anything why it seems like no one is interested in committing to making Worcester an attractable and flexible option? (Would much rather a second JFK flight than Detroit. We already have one business route not appealing to the business community no need for another.)


commented on 2018-08-22 22:39:39

Well said CMass Traveler. It seems like ORH is just destined to be a less-developed Stewart Airport. Actually, if it is in fact Detroit then Worcester will have the same exact offerings out of ORH that Stewart has in New York (another Port-Authority owned airport). The only difference is JetBlue actually gave Stewart a shot with A320 aircraft for a while before banishing them to the extremely off-peak times Worcester has now. The only answer for Detroit over Atlanta is the bare minimum effort to just make Massport happy. Detroit has been downsized significantly over the years and primarily feeds small towns in Michigan and Minnesota to larger cities. The only cities out east that have Detroit service seem to be complimentary to ATL (besides Stewart). Atlanta has over one thousand flights a day with Delta alone there is no justifying Detroit over Atlanta any other way.


commented on 2018-08-23 07:19:10

Doesn't Detroit make sense if Delta is trying to serve the west (coast and more)? Who is going to fly all the way to ATL to go to LAX, SFO, PHX, SEA etc? Detroit is almost on the way to all this destinations.

ORH Supporter

commented on 2018-08-23 07:38:44

I'm guessing it's United Airlines to Chicago O'Hare.


commented on 2018-08-23 07:40:20

Great comments!!!!!!

A Business Traveler

commented on 2018-08-23 08:58:34

A second JFK round trip flight would be much more preferable to me. I can go nearly anywhere from JFK, which is a very short flight, and it has easy, cheap and fast access to Manhattan. Detroit is a longer flight, and at least Manhattan is a destination in and of itself. Detroit? Not so much. Without another JFK turn, that flight will not survive, which is a shame because so many Massachusetts people travel to and from NYC every week, and so many more that don''t live close to Logan would want to avoid Logan (even with a direct flight) if a connecting flight was reliable, which the JFK turn isn't right now.


commented on 2018-08-23 09:48:31

Isaac - if this flight is intended only for west coast options, there will be 20-30 people on these flights if we are lucky. You also make it sounds like Atlanta is hours compared to Detroit, it’s only an extra 45 minutes with unlimited more options. This is assuming of course the time slots are good for transferring. One thing is for certain no one is going to be traveling for business to Detroit so an overnighter isn’t really necessary

Tim MacDonald

commented on 2018-08-23 13:45:40

I look forward to see who it is. It is probably Delta but I would like Untied, Southwest just as well. I do hope if it is a business flight that it has multi turns. The jetBlue JFK flight is great and I have flown it but it does limit your choices with only an early morning and late evening flight.


commented on 2018-08-23 16:56:30

I would love to see a flight to DC from Worcester


commented on 2018-08-24 21:45:38

The Florida flights have been full, probably with mostly leisure. A few self proclaimed "succesful business people" have it all figured out. Must be a burden being the smartest person in the room.


commented on 2018-08-25 09:19:26

Ehh, I’ll admit the Detroit flights will probably do decent. One things for sure is they’re going to do exponentially better than empty king airs to cape cod or 30 seat regional jets (I’m assuming to stay Part 135?) to Baltimore without a question.

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