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Old Apr 27, 19, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
This thread is wandering a bit. Unless the OP is ready to change flights on short notice ($$$ flexible fare, or struggles with SDC in low fare classes), forecasts of turbulence won't be helpful. It's really of question of other aircraft available on a Dallas-NYC route (Delta E70/CR9, Spirit A320, AA 738/A321/767, Southwest 737-700, UA E70/319/320) and if the A220 is noticeably inferior to those. That's tough to answer.
I think the discussion about whether Delta has better forecasts of turbulence than the competition are directly relevant to OPís decision on which of the airline options you listed they should book. Delta claims they have better turbulence avoidance solutions than other airlines, which is a debatable claim with both pro and con arguments. Delta also marketed the A220 with references to this solution, so discussion of whether the A220ís version is different than other aircraft is equally relevant, IMHO.

Also, once OPís flight is booked, turbulence forecasts available to the public can still be helpful for a fearful flyer to know what to expect on their flight, even if there arenít a lot of alternate options. Also, keep in mind that if weather is severe enough, there may also be a weather waiver that would allow for routing changes without a penalty.
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