CVGDTWfan wrote:flymco753 wrote:ikolkyo wrote:Yes, I don't know when it started but it was like that in W14/15 I believe. Hopefully, with the 787-9 or 777-200ER, this allows them to go daily. Not to mention, this summer the DTW-CDG route will go to 3x daily, with DL running a 76W and 333 while AF flies the 787-9 and 777. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the flights turned into a 359 for Delta at some point though.
Seriously? I must have never noticed this through all these years.
Just out of curiosity, I know that KLM used to operate one of the AMS flights years ago. Is there any reason why in 2018, that AF operates one of the 3 DTW-CDG routes but KLM doesn't operate any of the 4 DTW-AMS routes?
That has perplexed me for ages but I think it might be politically motivated as you never really see Detroit get more serve than MSP when it comes to the JV partners and you always find MSP and Detroit pretty much on par with MSP always being slightly a head. I believe there is a gentleman's agreement in place between Delta and the powers that be in Minnesota to keep Delta in good standing as far as state reps go and to ensure they get whatever they need as far as tax breaks to get pushed through for them. DTW has AF and AM MSP has AF and KL, MSP has more international and domestic service service than Detroit has. DTW got an extra CDG flight while getting AMS reduced and MSP got a bump up to have almost as many seats as DTW to AMS in the. MSP while getting FCO axed got KEF and HNL while DTW maintained it's MUC flight. summer. MSP has larger gauge while DTW has more flights. DTW got many of their markets cut while MSP maintained most of theirs