duckbilled From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1711 times:
I want to book DTW-CUN on Delta for May 2011. In the past, Delta usually had daily non-stop service (for about $350) but now they are only offering non-stop service on Saturdays (now $600 rt). It seems like they cut capacity quite a bit on this route but if I look at the Dec11 timetable, it shows daily non-stop service.
Flt 713 @ 10:16 should be available in May 2011 but it doesn't show up on any of the sites or at the Delta site. I don't wont to book a 1 stop flight at $600 when the possibility of a non-stop will pop up a few days after I book. So, what is you opinion on where this flight went and if it will ever be posted. Would you book now or wait a couple weeks to see capacity added?
dumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 792 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
I wouldn't fret yet, I'd wait til the Jan schedule comes out. The reason I say don't fret yet, is that DL probably hasn't loaded the flights in yet. The reason I know they haven't loaded in flights, is that the first week in Apr for ATL-AGS is still showing 8x CRJ2, 1x DC95, when it goes to 8x B752 for a few days.
duckbilled From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1677 times:
Thanks. I thought it would be something like that. Delta said roughly the same thing when I called but they didn't think the flights would be loaded until Feb 17. Although she was just guessing, don't you think that is a little late to add capacity?
Right now, daily non-stops end April 7. Let's say I want to depart April 17, that's only 60 days to fill those flights.
After going through several dates, $500+ seems to be the price they are going with. That's a 30% increase from what we paid last year. I'm wondering if these flights will ever materialize and if the do, I wonder if they will at a decent price.
I have been flying this route 1-2 times per year for the last 7 years. When I started going to Mexico on a regular basis, We could pick between a few charter companies (Ryan, USA3000...), Spirit and NWA. Eventually, All of the charters ended and it became NWA or Spirit. Now it is Delta and Spirit. Spirit is a no go because I can't use FlexPerks points with them and in the end, the price is the same as Delta once you add in all the fees. Delta drops all of the non-stops and funnels everything through ATL.
Clearly, the Delta/NWA did little for us in the D.