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Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:56 am

A few days ago I was tipped off by a friend in ATL that the start up date of JFK-IST would be moved from 24-MAY-13 to 27-APRIL-13. So it's now starting back up about a month earlier than planned which is always good news! it has been loaded in the timetables:


DL 72: Depart JFK @ 1705 and Arrive IST @ 1015 (+1)

DL 73: Depart IST @ 1215 and Arrive JFK @ 1650

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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:59 am

Actually its delayed further.

Resumption was to be March 3rd when it was pulled originally for the winter.
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:02 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):

Really? I was told it was due to return in late May 2013
 
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:09 am

Was March 3rd, then the Oct 17 OAG thread it showed pushed to May 24th. Now its I guess back to your April date.

But still almost 2 months passed the original resumption date.

So basically this is another summer Europe tourist service by Delta.
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:39 am

On a side and meaningless note, did not PA use the 72/73 for there IST/FRA/JFK flights?
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:56 pm

As a DL non-rev wanting to get to and from IST for a cruise, it is frequently cautioned on Deltanet that due to weight restrictions non-revs may not be boarded or downgraded even if seats are available. Is this seasonal or year round?

Anyone have any experience with this? I thought I had better get some ZED tickets to AMS as a back up.

Appreciate any info.
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:10 pm

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 5):
As a DL non-rev wanting to get to and from IST for a cruise, it is frequently cautioned on Deltanet that due to weight restrictions non-revs may not be boarded or downgraded even if seats are available. Is this seasonal or year round?

You should not have a problem Eastbound. Westbound it is pushing the range a little bit. I wouldn't expect as big of weight restrictions as SEA-PEK has, but you could see some.

Since ZED tickets are refundable, that's always a good idea.
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:30 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Resumption was to be March 3rd

Nope, missing a zero there....Resumption was supposed to be on March 30, 2013 (the start of the summer schedule), but was pushed back to May 24 about a few weeks ago, and now is being brought forward to 27 April.

[Edited 2012-11-06 08:37:19]

[Edited 2012-11-06 08:38:00]
 
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:58 pm

I suspect that these dates also need to account for the current throughput on the modifiocations to the 763 fleet including lie flat and the international wi-fi.
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RE: Delta Moves Up JFK-IST Start Up Date In S13

Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:09 pm

Since we are on IST can I sidetrack and ask if IAH-IST is still on for 1 April with Turkish?
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