Delta begins mainline service in Shreveport again

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  1. WilliamQ

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    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/arti...elta-begins-mainline-service-Shreveport-again

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    Delta's new 717 aircraft receives a water salute at Shreveport Regional Airport on Wednesday. / Courtesy Photo

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    I have consistently heard that the CRJ200s were relatively expensive to operate. I would love to know the difference between one of them and this bird. As the 717s come into the fleet, I suspect we will see more of these back to mainline flights. I myself will be on a DL B717-200 for the first time today, MEM - ATL.
     
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    I haven't seen the numbers lately, but on a seat mile basis, 50 seat jets have unattractive costs, especially with jet fuel at current prices. Got my first DL 717 experience a week ago and was happy happy. :) Upgrade cleared so unsure how Y cabin compares, but can't imagine anything worse than a CRJ200.
     
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    I tend to think you are right - nothing can be worse than a CRJ 200. I would imagine (based on my experience on AA and comments in other threads) that Y is like any other MD problem.
     
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    Economy on the 717s and MDs is pretty nice if you're in the row with two seats. ;)
     
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