KLDC10 wrote:For what it's worth, DTW is also the first base for the A350, which is the new Flagship of the Delta fleet. That demonstrates considerable commitment to the airport, and the addition of the CDG flight is another demonstration of that commitment.
Indeed. I don't understand some of the doom and gloom posted about DTW. It's DL's Eastern hub to Asia, and DL has shown no indication that is going to change anytime soon. At this time, there are really only two US airline Asia hubs in the Eastern US, DTW and EWR. DL flies DTW-PVG, PEK, NRT, NGO, and ICN (in addition to the Europe and Brazil flying that DL does from DTW). There are A LOT of airports out there that would kill for the service DTW gets.
Flighty wrote:?? The non-daily aspect, for an organization as large as AF-KL-DL, is baffling to me. I guess it wasn't obvious to me or maybe others: these are MARGINAL ADDS to existing AF-KL-DL joint venture flights that have run on traditional flag carrier metal for years.
Yup. This flying is certainly not meant to replace what KL and AF already fly between LAX and CDG/AMS, just to complement it.