flymco753 wrote:I was looking at next June even though we know it’s going to change and they’re placeholders. Still cool to look at.
Meaningless, unfortunately. Notice how in late April we were discussing that GRR would operate as 8x717 this summer. Well, that was only a couple months ago but GRR is operating as 6xCR9 and 1x321...
DTW may actually benefit from higher fuel prices. Wouldn’t be shocking to see many of the regional flights upgauged to mainline, with DL negating capacity increase by ending some P2P flights and shifing some capacity away from ATL in the Lower Midwest. For example, nearly as many people connect via ATL as they do DTW enroute GRR-LAX; that just doesn’t make as much sense with fuel where it is today.
Reality is, with higher oil prices now projected to reign into the future, many marginal flights will be cut. While we have a thread speculating DL’s next 763 P2P route into Europe, it’s far more likely DL will end some of the 757/763 it’s redebtly added than to expand them. IMO, some of the 763 will see an earlier retirement.
Alternatively, DL may respond by pulling capacity away from DTW as it begins to build its AUS hub with CS100 and launches AUS-NGO with the 359.