Delta to Cut Flights Out of Memphis
(Memphis) You will have fewer opportunities to fly out of Memphis in a couple of months.
Delta is cutting 25 flights out of Memphis International this fall, bringing the number down to 125 flights a day.
Delta says there’s good reason and it shouldn’t cause a burden to passengers.
Passengers flying out of Memphis will only lose one destination with the reduction of flights by Delta, and that’s Fort Smith Arkansas.
Delta will keep service to all their other destinations they will just happen less frequently.
Teena Blagg’s son is flying to Los Angeles from Memphis International, but unfortunately he missed his flight.
Now he has to wait at the airport all day for the next flight, “His next flight wouldn`t leave until tonight at eleven. That`s from eight this morning and there should have been another flight sometime this afternoon. I mean that`s ridiculous.”
Blagg doesn`t think there are enough flights out of Memphis and was not happy to hear Delta will be cutting flights, “I guess people will just have to adjust to the flights they have. I mean what else can they do? You just have to rearrange your time and leave whenever they have a flight to leave.”
A representative from Delta said high fuel costs are forcing them to cut back.
The plan is to cut the flights by cutting smaller planes and moving those passengers on larger, more fuel-efficient planes.
Delta cites high fuel costs for high ticket prices.
Dean Flores hopes the move to save fuel will save him money, “If it saves fuel and it decreases the price of tickets it might be a good thing.”
Kaitlin Jarnagin is from Washington State and was stuck in Memphis over night because her flight was cancelled.
She says if there were more flights out of the Mid-South`s largest airport she would already be in San Antonio, “I don`t like sitting in airports and it would just kind of frustrate me because it`s even longer layovers, it`s longer times sitting in airports that don`t have things here for people to do.”
Delta says the schedule changes are expected by late August or early September.