Just add another rumor to the pile.
Find you this was reportedly an FA
who heard a rumor at training from presumably In-Flight Management for a rumored flight potentially starting 14-18 months out. I don't put a lot of faith that they heard much of anything credible.
That being said, yes, MSP
could and likely get a second flight to Asia at some point in the future.
Whatever destination, it would be something that already has DTW
service, so thats it likely to be PVG
, or ICN
. (Not going to be NGO
as that relies on a significant amount of auto industry business, not going to be HKG
which was dropped).
The rumor likely got started as DL
has eluded to its hope/plans for a Trans-Pacific JV
. If they do get some type of joint venture with KE
, then connecting MSP
would make a lot of sense and becomes that much more likely. My guess is that is where this rumor started and took on a life of its own.