Jeffinbwi From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5927 times:
I am trying to non-rev to IST from JFK in around late October. Are the flights full? Any insight from DL or TK employees would be helpful. I've tried LH before and barely made it back, although their employees were very nice. Thanks!
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3198 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5800 times:
Can't speak specifically for JFK-IST, but generally I found non-reving to IST more difficult than on other routes, forecasts are less predictable due to changing no-show patterns and sometimes higher overbooking. However I noticed that TK tends to overbook less than let's say LH.
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A little bit of a strong statement. While DL does experience periods of flights being repeatedly oversold, things overall are not that bad...
For instance here were the DL loads factors on the route for 2004.
Jan - 74
Feb - 60
Mar - 73
Apr - 66
May - 75
Jun - 88
Jul - 87
Aug - 87
Sep - 86
Oct - 81
Nov - 67
Dec - 70
Quoting Jeffinbwi (Thread starter): I am trying to non-rev to IST from JFK in around late October. Are the flights full?
In regard to DL IST-JFK flights for the end of October it does not help that the flights dont operate on the 25/27/29, but the 31st looks the best loadwise followed by the 30th. The remaining days are at or near capacity.
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