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Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR  
User currently offlinespeedbird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Hey guys,

I've just noticed while looking through Delta.com that they have a second flight operating from DTW-LHR.

Seems to be Delta flight 56 - 57 on the LHR-DTW leg.

When did this flight start? Are the loads on the DL5/6 that good that they added a second service?

Seems to operate everyother day rather than daily.

Haven't seen anything on here about this so thought i'd ask.

Cheers, Speedy.


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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

It's been operating for awhile, at first 3x-4x weekly but now 2x-3x weekly. On the days it doesn't operate from DTW it does so from ATL.


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User currently offlinespeedbird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 1):

Thank you, Thought i would of come across it a little sooner lol.

Why was a second flight added?



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

DL has been operating 10x weekly DTW-LHR for awhile now.

The second flight frequencies are actually split as 3x weekly DTW 4x weekly ATL.


User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Quoting speedbird203 (Reply 2):
Why was a second flight added?

Likely to balance network capacity into LHR. At the time it was added, DL had just dropped DTW-LGW (latter 757 service) and BA withdrew from DTW-LHR. ATL-LHR was only 10x-11x weekly as well, but LGW was still serviced with 333 aircraft.



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User currently offlinespeedbird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 4):

That might well explain it, I didn't know Delta dropped LGW, I remember when BA dropped LHR-DTW, I used to fly that route alot.

Anything ever been mentioned about BA returning to DTW? I suppose they wouldn't risk it considering DL operate DTW-LHR.



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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

Quoting speedbird203 (Reply 5):
Anything ever been mentioned about BA returning to DTW? I suppose they wouldn't risk it considering DL operate DTW-LHR.

No, no rumblings about BA's return. The route would return if BA felt it could receive enough premium traffic, but I wouldn't forecast that anytime soon.



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User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 4):
Likely to balance network capacity into LHR. At the time it was added, DL had just dropped DTW-LGW (latter 757 service) and BA withdrew from DTW-LHR. ATL-LHR was only 10x-11x weekly as well, but LGW was still serviced with 333 aircraft.

I thought BA withdrew LHR-DTW about 5 years ago and DL dropped LGW and replaced it with LHR. The second LHR frequency is relatively new if I am correct.

Quoting speedbird203 (Reply 5):
Anything ever been mentioned about BA returning to DTW? I suppose they wouldn't risk it considering DL operate DTW-LHR.
Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 6):
No, no rumblings about BA's return. The route would return if BA felt it could receive enough premium traffic, but I wouldn't forecast that anytime soon.

BA may not return but i saw some posts here saying AA may look into the route with a 757. Not sure if that will ever happen now given AA's financial status.


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

ATL-LGW was only dropped in March of this year.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 7):

BA may not return but i saw some posts here saying AA may look into the route with a 757. Not sure if that will ever happen now given AA's financial status.

This was entirely a.net speculation and would've/should've/could've if/and/or had AA considered starting more 757 service from LHR. There is no more rumor here, just wishful thinking.


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