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Timetable For NW/DL Integrated Flight Schedule Program?  
User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1168 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4979 times:
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As DL and NWA continue their merger what is the updated timetable for integrating the two downloadable programs Delta Flight Schedules and NWA/KLM World Timetable?

Currently using one program versus the other reveals all sorts of ''bizarre'' results.

For example the Delta program now correctly shows the 'airlink' flights between CMX and MSP, but then searching for a flight between CMX and CDG shows the 4 fastest available trips involving a convoluted double connection involving either ATL JFK or CVG and even SLC! But there is nothing in Delta Flight Schedules showing that there is an available connection in MSP to the non stop CDG flight even when most a.neters know that there is a MSP CDG n/s flight operated by DL 767 metal!

Whereas going to the NWA World Timetable program shows a connection in MSP to CDG on a non stop Air France 9501 (it does mention operated by DL), but without ever listing or mentioning the actual Delta 767 flight number.

Any update on the progress of updating the data bases for these two programs and integrating them? I will say the Delta program has more detail but everytime you update the data base it essentially reinstalls the program and in Vista requires administrator permissions to do the update, whereas the NWA/KLM program just downloads the updated flight schedule data base in just a few seconds.


The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
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User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1606 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

The MSP-CDG flight is seasonal, so is it possible that the current timetable is showing the flight whereas your searches for a CMX-CDG routing are looking further into the future after the flight ceases operation?

User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4838 times:
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I am using Aug 14 as the search criteria using either the downloadable program (from Delta Web site) called ''Delta Flight Schedules;'' and the downloadable program from the NWA/KLM north american web side that is called 'World Timetable'.

I have been observing gradual progress in updating the data bases for the respective programs bt there still seems to be a lot of work to do on them.



The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Your not off Coronado. I've had this issue on quite afew flights depending on the type of flight your looking up (DLmetal, NW flight number of vice versa) and on what site. It's a little confusing but hopefully everything will be in order soon. I must only think it's a pain in the arse for passengers.


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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10342 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

I think all those problems are supposed to be corrected by the first of the year......at the same time, Travelnet will be functioning under one computer system.


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7799 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4532 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 4):
Travelnet will be functioning under one computer system.

Thank goodness... it's such a pain now... notice the route maps on travelnet? The NW one has 0 flights while the DL has them all but fails to mention that DTW, MSP, and MEM are hubs



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineALBNWA4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

The issue here is that Northwest's has been updated to include not only the NW/KL flights but also the DL/AF flights as well. Delta's has not been updated to include any Northwest flights without having to complete an extra search for them. Now I am speaking in regards to PARS and DLTERM not the online engines.

Why this is, I'm unsure but i believe this goes back to opening up a can if worms with the who's technology is better scenario. I must admit i'm partial to NW as I have worked with it however after working with DL now for a months it seems as if we are taking a 10 year step backward in technology. Northwest always chose to have less people by adding technology to the problem while Delta tends to add people to the issues. If you ever took a look at a NW/DL operation side by side at a relatively small station where observation was possible you would have seen one NW agent at the counter for five or so flights, while next door DL had 3-5 agents for five or so flights. Just clearly a preference by each, not saying one is better than the other. I mean sometimes you would like to see an agent sometimes you just want to see a kiosk and be done with it.

In the end it will all work out..Good People from both will improve the airline in every way, it just takes time and patience to work through the differences.


User currently offlineNWBOS From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3130 times:



Quoting ALBNWA4 (Reply 6):
If you ever took a look at a NW/DL operation side by side at a relatively small station where observation was possible you would have seen one NW agent at the counter for five or so flights, while next door DL had 3-5 agents for five or so flights. Just clearly a preference by each, not saying one is better than the other.

I know my comment is off topic but this is so true, and I have a hunch that things will be headed in the direction of your first scenario sooner rather than later...


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

I just use the downloadable SkyTeam timetable now - been using it for a while pre-merger as well. Much more convenient for world travel (as it shows all flights, not just DL/NW codeshares).

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