So looking way into the future (May 2021), various booking websites are now showing what next summer’s DL TATL routes initially look like.
And yes, obviously it all can be taken with a grain of salt at this point, and things will undoubtedly change. It probably makes the most sense for DL to list a flight at this point, and then drop it if needed, as opposed to going the other way. That being said, it is interesting what is there, and what is not.
Of note, for early May 2021 (as of the date of this post), DL shows the following non-stop flights returning:
CDG: ATL, BOS, CVG, DTW, IND, JFK, LAX, MSP, RDU, SEA, SLC (In addition to some of the cities above, AF alone is also serving DFW, IAD, IAH, MIA, ORD, SFO). Of note, it looks like a daily frequency has been dropped from several of the core Delta hubs.
AMS: ATL, BOS, DTW, JFK, LAX, MCO, MSP, PDX, SEA, SLC, TPA (In addition to some of the cities above, KL alone is also serving IAD, IAH, LAS, ORD, SFO). Of note, it again looks like a daily frequency has been dropped from several of the core Delta hubs.
LHR: ATL, BOS, DTW, JFK, MSP, PDX, SLC (In addition to some of the cities above, VS alone is also serving IAD, LAS, LAX, MIA, MCO, SEA, SFO). Of note, it looks like a daily frequency(s) have been dropped from BOS, DTW, JFK.
FCO: ATL, JFK (In addition to JFK, AZ alone is also serving BOS, IAD, LAX, MIA, SFO). Of note, it looks like ATL-FCO is down to 1x daily and FCO-DTW is off the schedule.
Other DL TATL routes shown as returning (beyond AMS, CDG, FCO, LHR):
ATL: BCN, BRU, DUB, DUS, FRA, MAD, MUC, STR, (and MAN on VS)
BOS: DUB, EDI, LIS (no MAN on DL or VS)
DTW: FRA, MUC (no FCO)
JFK: ATH, BCN, BER, BRU, DUB, EDI, FRA, KEF, LIS, MAD, MXP, NCE, PRG, VCE, ZRH (and MAN on VS)
MSP: none (no KEF)
I did this manually, so apologies if I missed something. Also, I don’t recall all of what was scheduled in years past, so I don’t know what all has been dropped. It appears BOS and ATL have seen the biggest TATL cuts thus far in terms of destinations. DTW/MSP each lost one destination. For JFK, I will be curious to see how many of these remain. Also, all of the “focus city” TATL routes from RDU, CVG, IND, etc. still remain for now as well.
Again, I will be curious what changes come of this in the coming months.