What was the market between MSP-KEF before FI launched service? Now MSP has two daily flights seasonally. Sometimes direct service can stimulate a market...
I'm still somewhat surprised DL hasn't attempted a seasonal DTW-DUB flight. There's generally excess slack in the 757 long-haul fleet, and DTW offers connectivity to a handful of mid-sized markets that ATL doesn't (not to mention Midwest - ATL - DUB is a really, really silly routing ... of course, DL carries a large chunk of the market like this anyway since that's where the capacity + low fares are).
And while seasonal travel DTW/DUB is not large, I generally suspect it's under-reported -- peak summer fares from DTW are often double those from JFK, BOS, etc. DL recently offered ~RT$150 to JFK & BOS this summer; many online booking agencies will price a DTW-JFK-DUB-JFK-DTW ticket with split tariffs (1 RT DL, 1 RT OAL) and often this is reported as the person having flown RT DTW-JFK and RT JFK-DUB...
That said, transatlantic fares are the lowest they've been in years. For the peak summer stretch, you can travel nonstop to LHR, CDG, AMS or FCO for less than $1500 -- for the past several years, these fares were trending over $2,200. If you're willing to make a connection, you can get tickets for sub-$1000 (many are split tariffs). If you're willing to make the drive to YYZ, you can travel for less than the cost of a DTW-LAX ticket. I recommend driving to YYZ -- at most, it's 4 hours and closer to 3.5 for most people -- but tickets from YQG go for ~$200.
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on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
We don’t care what your next flight is.