flymco753 wrote:Another bright note, DL schedules SAN and PHX 321 service next summer, so that'll be 5 321 rotations, regardless if they are removed they'll be placed on ATL, so you'll start seeing more 321s around DTW.
DL also is doing the E7W from DFW next summer, so it'll be a change in scenery.
Historically, airlines' summer season ran from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In the past few years, DL's ran multiple schedules: an early summer that lasts throughout June, a peak summer that runs July through mid-August and a late summer than runs from mid-August through Labor Day. The summer schedule we're referring to is actually early summer, although DL's rolling it over into July (a change from the past when it rolled over the prior year schedule).
I wouldn't get too excited over the equipment at this point -- DL's aggressive in making changes, often to the point of right before bidding out the flights. Most of my trips are booked either far out (in which I expect schedule changes) or short notice (in which schedules are finite) but around Memorial Day each of the past two years, I booked a pair of summer vacations: last year to the Gold Coast and this year to the Gulf Coast. Last year I specifically choose the late flight even though the departure time was undesirable because I felt it'd be the last time we'd get to enjoy a domestic 767 as a family -- and it ended up changing to the 753. This year I picked a 319 to MSY and it morphed into a CR9 -- if I had known that, I would've put up with the connection at ATL and flown direct into GPT.
The moral of the story? Unless you're traveling within 30 days, don't plan trips on DL based upon equipment!!