DL to Start MCO-AMS on 3/30/18

Old Aug 2, 17, 5:50 pm
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DL to Start MCO-AMS on 3/30/18

This hasn't been publicly announced yet but I know someone who works for DL in MCO told me that DL is planning to start MCO-AMS on a 763. It will be daily service and has a tentative start date of 3/30/18 but a public release from DL should be released soon. She also told me that DL will be adding more flights from MCO in the future but no destinations or new flights have been determined yet.
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Old Aug 2, 17, 5:55 pm
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I knew my constant complaining about MCO's lack of service would pay off.
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DL HAS BEEN SO TERRIBLE TO MCO!
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:04 pm
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Makes sense in this economy... MCO (and LAX) are two cities that Delta just has to make up its mind about.
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:07 pm
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That might be a tough market - lots of low yield holiday traffic and quite of bit of competition from Europe (Norwegian, Condor, Thomas Cook, airBerlin, Lufthansa, BA).

Glad to see another TATL option though.
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare View Post
I knew my constant complaining about MCO's lack of service would pay off.
Good work! ^

For those concerned that this is a competitive low-yield market, dont forget there is also a sizable business-related DL FF base in central FL (myself included) and right now LH is the only real option for us. This new route, if true, can't come soon enough!
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:18 pm
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My memory is not what is used to be, but didn't DELTA a long time ago have internationally service from MCO and in fact had a huge SkyClub (back then Crown Room) to accommodate the Business passengers?
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kmersh View Post
My memory is not what is used to be, but didn't DELTA a long time ago have internationally service from MCO and in fact had a huge SkyClub (back then Crown Room) to accommodate the Business passengers?
I believe we use to have service to FRA back in the 90s but I'm not 100% sure. The huge CRC (now SC) is still big but DL gave some of it back to MCO and turned the right side of the club into The Club at MCO. My source told me that MCO just got a new DL manager from CMH and he was explaining to them what was in store for MCO. I remember MCO had a survey recently on proposed international flights and MCO was working with a few airlines to provide a new service. MCO is working on making some of the 90s Gates INTL "swing" gates with Gate 90 being A380 capable with 3 jetways.
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I wonder why MCO? It doesn't make sense.
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:36 pm
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MCO makes some sense because you can draw from some nearby markets. Out of TPA or JAX, you'll have to connect to go to Europe, but being based in JAX, I could drive the 2 hours and have a nonstop.

I'd consider it.
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I wonder why MCO? It doesn't make sense.
Well currently there is only service to LGW, MAN, and FRA as far as Europe goes. There are a couple of vacation charters like Thomas Cook and Edelweiss that operate off on and on.
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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:42 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I wonder why MCO? It doesn't make sense.
There's lots of European and South American traffic here in MCO. MCOs INTL traffic is way up and many new routes have been announced in the last few years. A new South International Terminal is being built and some existing gates are being converted to handle INTL arrivals. Currently there is no service to AMS from MCO. LH has been doing MCO-FRA for about 10 years now and the demand has been so high that it has been UGd to a 747 year round.
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Nice to have another TATL connection option.

I'm sure low-level awards will frequently be available on this route.

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Old Aug 2, 17, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by scongro View Post
MCO makes some sense because you can draw from some nearby markets. Out of TPA or JAX, you'll have to connect to go to Europe, but being based in JAX, I could drive the 2 hours and have a nonstop.

I'd consider it.
Plenty of TATL options from TPA and more planned already...
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Old Aug 2, 17, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by USAIRCHAIRMAN View Post
Plenty of TATL options from TPA and more planned already...
I never understood BA and LH serving both MCO and TPA. You can spit in Orlando and it will land in Tampa.
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