I will be flying ORD-PHL for a round trip next summer. I want to book with DL to ride the DC9-50. I noticed that I can get on four DC9-50s via DTW, on select flights. This will be a Fri-Tues trip.
Through my research, I found I can book the following for 6/24-6/28 and 7/1-7/5:
- ORD-DTW - DL 2420 - 7a deptarture
- DTW-PHL - DL 2062 - 1:59p arrival
- PHL-DTW - DL 1889 - 2:35p departure
- DTW-ORD - DL 2467 - 7:52p arrival
I'm eager to book, but I'm concerned the aircraft types will change. (Yes, I know any given flight can change less than 30 days out). But what are the odds of an complete domestic ops update before the summer of 2011? I would appreciate if any of the DL folks - (personnel or followers) could advise on the odds of a network re-shuffle, if I should wait, and for how long.
Last year I booked 4 717s with FL four months out, only to have two flights change times and equipment type with an update that covered FL's entire domestic ops. I would hate to have the same happen here.
I know this is a petty question, but I don't want to miss the opportunity to get on a few DC9-50s.
[Edited 2010-12-14 22:46:29]