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Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 3:22 pm

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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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 3:25 pm

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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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 3:27 pm

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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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 3:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 3:37 pm

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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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 4:12 pm

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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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Wed May 23, 2012 4:27 pm

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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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Sun May 27, 2012 7:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Mon May 28, 2012 2:20 am

ATL-LGW was only dropped in March of this year.
 
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RE: Second Delta Flight DTW-LHR

Mon May 28, 2012 4:16 am

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.