AND, the most significant part, to me anyway , is that DL is using DL001 for JFK-LGW and DL002 for LGW-JFK! DL finally has a DELTA 001 and 002 after all these years!! And to imagine, it's actually for a JFK flight instead of ATL!! Hey Widget, are you sure you really aren't the Blue Meatball in disguise? LOL!
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5285 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
Quoting RJpieces (Reply 14): That's very cool that DL001/002 will be a JFK regular soon! Anybody have any speculation as to why they chose JFK-LGW for this relative honor?
As Glenn Hauenstein said (in the press release below), it's the "world's most popular international route".....Even Delta in its infinite Southern-ness cannot deny the 001/002 honor to the NYC-LON route
Besides, after spending $13 million (and potentially up to $21 mn) on the route authority, they better commemorate it somehow....
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4239 times:
Remember that there will be a second flight starting in the spring and DL has the right to fly up to 4 flights based on what UA previously had been approved for. Flights 3-8 could very quickly be filled up by additional DL flights.
Or maybe there are a few more BIG JFK destinations coming that could benefit from LOW flight numbers.....
MarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4130 times:
Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 12): Wow a Southern company giving a Yankee city 01/02. Jefferson Davis must be spinning in his grave.
Weeeell I'll be got darn!! You non-soudern typs juuuust loooove to think all us 'ers ignorant crakers are just fixin' to prooove wezz just as good as any of y'all yankee folk, aint' ya.
Jefferson Davis....give be a break. That dumb ass wouldn't give up even after his army did. To compare the modern south with the Confederacy is an insult. Now I bet your beloved Junipero Serra must be spinning in his grave everytime he sees a native American not being forcefully converted to a foreign religion, and then being rewarded by being enslaved and forced to build missions and military establishments for Her Majesty back in Madrid.
This weekend perhaps you can go on down to that little ole mission on Delores Street, or out to the Presidio and awe in the spector of slave labor. Don't forget to honor and revere this albeit edited history for all your kids to be spoon fed in school.
[Edited 2006-08-25 19:12:38]
"...left my home in Georgia, 'n headed for the "Frisco" Bay...
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 13500 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3839 times:
Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 16): Remember that there will be a second flight starting in the spring and DL has the right to fly up to 4 flights based on what UA previously had been approved for. Flights 3-8 could very quickly be filled up by additional DL flights.
Is it possible that Delta has been saving some or all of these flight numbers for yeasr for this route to come along? After all, they said they've been waiting years for this route ...
Quoting JFKLGANYC (Reply 18): Doesn't AA 001 leave from JFK? And didn't PA and TWA both have 001s from JFK?
Yes. AA001 is JFK-LAX, and AA100 is JFK-LHR. PA001 was, IINM the westbound leg out of JFK of their RTW service, while TW001 -- at least at the end -- was STL-HNL.