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When Will Delta Move Their ATL-LGW Flight To LHR?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Does anyone know if Delta have any plans to move their daily ATL-LGW flight to LHR?

Surely it would be more economical, especially in the current environment, to move all of their operations under one roof?

Is it simply to do with lack of slots at LHR? Perhaps they could take one from AF, KL or AZ?

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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5048 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

They might drop LGW if they can get enough slots, but LGW has it's own catchment area, ATL has a large amount of connecting opportunities available for those pax whose destination makes LGW their preferred airport for London. Several international carriers serve EWR and JFK, and the comparison between LHR and LGW and those NYC airports is very similar.


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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

If the flight meets their expectations, I don't see why they would drop it at all. If they need the extra capacity they could always schedule a 744 on the route.

If/when they are able to procure another Heathrow slot I would expect them to add another JFK flight over Atlanta.


User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22865 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3482 times:



Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 2):
If the flight meets their expectations, I don't see why they would drop it at all. If they need the extra capacity they could always schedule a 744 on the route.

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I'd say the two best airports for LGW service are JFK (big local market) and ATL (connections).

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 2):
If/when they are able to procure another Heathrow slot I would expect them to add another JFK flight over Atlanta.

It seems that AF will give them slots whenever the like; AF found a slot for LHR-LAX.



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9317 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3458 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):

I would bet DL could add more to ATL-LHR if they wanted. (and if the economy pickes up i believe ATL-LHR will go 2x daily and ATL-LGW will stay 763 all year long....just IMHO)
AF and NW dropped SEA-LHR and LAX-LHR so thats two slots right there.....AF was going to add a flight to JFK-LHR with a 777 but didn't do it, i guess because of the econ.



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