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Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:33 pm

Ia Orana all !

As of tonight Delta has added a new destination to its network, Papeete TAHITI.
Delta is codesharing on Air France 070 LAX-PPT as DL8572 and on AF 071 PPT-LAX as DL8571
So DL is with UA the only US airlines offering a flight to Tahiti. Maybe CO and NW will end up codesharing on the flight too. Our ground staff in Tahiti said that from this winter KLM will also put its flight numbers on the flights to TAHITI !

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:03 pm

Man, what I wouldn't give to be sitting in Tahiti right now!! What great job you have there AF Cabin Crew....where else do you end up besides Tahiti?

Shawn
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flpuck6
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:40 pm

Oh la la, AF Cabin Crew, imagine the announcements: "bienvenu a bord ce vol AF070, DL8572, KLMxxx, NWxxx, et COxxx a destionation de PPT" ...
all those codeshare numbers ... sheesh!

They should just create SkyTeam flight numbers lol.
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scottysair
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:34 am

Yes, this is very good news for AF & DL are make more flight to Tahiti flight and how is load factor is doing from LAX-PPT?

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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:05 am

Just looking at the schedules from LAX to PPT. All of Delta's seats are sold for tomorrow, but tomorrow is a Friday. Checked Wednesday 06aug as well, and it's sold out too.

Looks like it's probably gonna be a tough flight for us nonrevs.

-Hank
 
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:07 am

Whoa!!! It is very full flights on AF service to PPT and you should wait later into the this fall will make seat available on AF & DL code.
 
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:50 am

I operate PPT-LAX-CDG and return flight being based in PPT. I flew in last night from CDG and will be on tomorrow nights flight to PPT working main deck business class.
Summer time is a bad time to nonrev to Tahiti. most flights are packed !!!
wait for the low season in april,may june or in september october november
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:56 am

What kind of equipment is used on this sector?
747SP
 
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:59 am

We fly 747-400 3 times a week on monday, thursday and saturday nights coming in from PPT
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
warren747sp
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:06 am

thanks.
last time i flew AF from CDG-JNB on your 744. I still can't get over how the FAs set up a little table in the galley to have a meal. Very French!
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:59 am

It is funny how we find out things here at A.net when they haven't been announced to the employees. I just looked at the Delta employee site and couldn't find anything announcing this, but it really sounds great!
 
keno
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:09 am

What exactly is the significance of such codeshares anyway? (except for non-rev opportinity for some of you). Delta & Air France are already Skyteam partners. I recall few years back, on my local Kuala Lumpur Airport website, there was a big headline "Delta To Start Service to KUL Effective so-and-so". After reading further, it's nothing more than a KE codeshare, we've had KE here for many many years already so it's hardly something to talk about. I don't see anything special about this DL plan either. Even now you can fly to PPT free with your Delta/Skyteam FF points already.

[Edited 2004-07-30 03:23:34]
 
SafetyDude
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:13 am

Well, I believe that SkyMiles members can now earn elite status, and DL can directly book onto the flight.

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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:15 pm

It was already possible for SkyMiles members to earn elite status on AF (and other Skyteam) flights. The real difference is in terms of the logistics of booking and pricing--for example, now it's possible for anyone to go onto delta.com (or call up Delta) and book a flight to Papeete.
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RE: Delta Codeshares On AF To Tahiti

Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:05 pm

My rant on code shares: If Delta flies their own aircraft, uses their own flight attendents and serves Delta meals on the flights to Tahiti, then they can say they fly to Tahiti, otherwise it is Air France all the way. I never understood why a code sharing airline is announced as starting a new route. The only conduit is the ability of buying a ticket on the actual flying carrier and the collection of miles and subsequent redemption.

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