Delta will inaugurate nonstop seasonal winter service from Atlanta to Palm Springs CA on 01Dec02.
Schedules as follows :
DL1721 ATL 1020-1204 PSP
DL1720 PSP 1330-2029 ATL
Flights will operate with a Boeing 737-800 through 30Apr03.
That's what makes the 738 so great. DL could not "fly" this route before the 738 because before the 738 they would most likely have to go with a 757 or larger, which might result in too much unsold space to justify the flight. I don't know if an MD88 type could fly all that way, but I also don't think that DL would put that type of plane on that type of route.