DL last remaining routes to AMS per Monday, everything else cancelled
Are you certain (or have a source)? DL75, DL85 and DL135 (westbound) and DL72, DL82 and DL134 (eastbound) remain bookable on Delta metal throughout march. All other TATL routes to the EU are off the system already.
DL118 LAX CDG is still bookable for 3/26 on delta.com at 5:24pm PST Sun, March 15 on DELTA metal. (777-200 eqp)
Nothing personal to you or anyone else but I just wish people would do their homework before posting misinformation. I’ve been following this DELTA TATL flight for over a week now because I’m debating whether or not to take this convenient afternoon flight to Paris to see my family or to just stay home in Los Angeles.
Again, it's going to cancel. I will bet you my bank account it is not going to operate.
Delta announced all these cuts on Friday afternoon. On the international network, they canceled (but did not remove from the schedule) all applicable flights through March 24. It's not just flipping a switch to get all these flights updated, especially at the very end of the business week.
What will happen (most likely tomorrow) is these flights will get zero'd out tomorrow when everyone is back at work, to prevent these tickets being sold any more. Then, reservations will reach out to customers to rebook. Once everyone is rebooked off the affected flight, then network can go ahead and cancel it in the schedule (where it would inevitably be reflected in enilria's weekly OAG thread). The scope of an airline doing this at once is unprecedented - both in how much is having to get updated, and how quickly it is changing.
It's also false that all the other Delta EU flights are out of the system. I just tried doing a dummy booking for JFK-FRA on Delta.com on March 25 and the nonstop pops up. JFK-MAD on that same date? Oh look...it's the nonstop being sold!
In the case of your LAX-CDG flight, if you were to book it tonight, at some point (most likely this week) you will get an email saying your flight has been canceled. They'll probably rebook you onto the Air France-operated flight, given that it's a nonstop in the same O&D and is covered by the Joint Venture. You'd then get the choice of the following: a) accept the rebooking onto the Air France flight; b) if you wanted to stay on Delta metal, you could rebook over ATL (which is the only gateway maintaining CDG service; or c) cancel and get a refund.
Source for this: me (a former Delta corporate employee in Revenue Management that worked closely with network planning and reservations at a corporate level and have plenty of experience with the steps that are taken when a flight is canceled and removed from the schedule).
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