AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1041 posts, RR: 33 Posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3031 times:
Ia Orana all !
As of tonight Delta has added a new destination to its network, Papeete TAHITI.
Delta is codesharing on Air France 070 LAX-PPT as DL8572 and on AF 071 PPT-LAX as DL8571
So DL is with UA the only US airlines offering a flight to Tahiti. Maybe CO and NW will end up codesharing on the flight too. Our ground staff in Tahiti said that from this winter KLM will also put its flight numbers on the flights to TAHITI !
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1041 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
I operate PPT-LAX-CDG and return flight being based in PPT. I flew in last night from CDG and will be on tomorrow nights flight to PPT working main deck business class.
Summer time is a bad time to nonrev to Tahiti. most flights are packed !!!
wait for the low season in april,may june or in september october november
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
It is funny how we find out things here at A.net when they haven't been announced to the employees. I just looked at the Delta employee site and couldn't find anything announcing this, but it really sounds great!
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2674 times:
What exactly is the significance of such codeshares anyway? (except for non-rev opportinity for some of you). Delta & Air France are already Skyteam partners. I recall few years back, on my local Kuala Lumpur Airport website, there was a big headline "Delta To Start Service to KUL Effective so-and-so". After reading further, it's nothing more than a KE codeshare, we've had KE here for many many years already so it's hardly something to talk about. I don't see anything special about this DL plan either. Even now you can fly to PPT free with your Delta/Skyteam FF points already.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
It was already possible for SkyMiles members to earn elite status on AF (and other Skyteam) flights. The real difference is in terms of the logistics of booking and pricing--for example, now it's possible for anyone to go onto delta.com (or call up Delta) and book a flight to Papeete.
Aeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
My rant on code shares: If Delta flies their own aircraft, uses their own flight attendents and serves Delta meals on the flights to Tahiti, then they can say they fly to Tahiti, otherwise it is Air France all the way. I never understood why a code sharing airline is announced as starting a new route. The only conduit is the ability of buying a ticket on the actual flying carrier and the collection of miles and subsequent redemption.