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What (nonstop) route do you wish Delta would really have?

What (nonstop) route do you wish Delta would really have?

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Old Jun 18, 18, 11:39 am
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What (nonstop) route do you wish Delta would really have?

A few times I have to take another carrier than Delta just because it makes no sense not to. There must be others like me, wishing that there was a route from their local airport to somewhere DL has presence.

For me it's SNA-SFO. I have had to do this many times and have to take usually UA or WN. I really dislike Southwest but sometimes there's no option. And all these flights are full.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 11:46 am
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A few times I have to take another carrier than Delta just because it makes no sense not to. There must be others like me, wishing that there was a route from their local airport to somewhere DL has presence.

For me it's SNA-SFO. I have had to do this many times and have to take usually UA or WN. I really dislike Southwest but sometimes there's no option. And all these flights are full.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 11:47 am
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Old Jun 18, 18, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by tanglin View Post
A few times I have to take another carrier than Delta just because it makes no sense not to. There must be others like me, wishing that there was a route from their local airport to somewhere DL has presence.

For me it's SNA-SFO. I have had to do this many times and have to take usually UA or WN. I really dislike Southwest but sometimes there's no option. And all these flights are full.
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I know they operate the route about 12 days a year (I think on Saturdays in June, July and March), but I've never needed to fly on one of these days and always fly JetBlue instead.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:07 pm
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SMF-DTW and MSP-GSO are former routes that would be at top of my list of both highly useful and not completely unlikely to be added/return.

For things that are unlikely to happen but potentially useful, I'd vote for SMF-CVG, SLC/LAX-GSO, and LAX-CLT.

Internationally, I would also love to see frequency/seasonality increased on some of the LAX-Central American routes, such as LAX-LIR. And selfishly, any service to NZ would be welcomed, maybe SEA-AKL would work on a 2-3 times a week frequency since LAX is already pretty saturated.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:08 pm
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GSP-SLC/MSP any one of those would be great.

Just somewhere out west(ish). Stopping in ATL to get to OAK, SAN, or SEA kinda sucks. I'd much rather stop somewhere closer to the middle of the country. LAX or SEA would be fantastic, but not going to happen.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:29 pm
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:31 pm
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Msp- zrh / str
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:31 pm
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Which might be coming soon!

edit: Also ATL-TLV
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:35 pm
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:36 pm
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I've got two:

SEA-TPE: Sure, CI is present and a great SkyTeam option out of YVR/LAX, but it would be nice to not have to take a domestic connection to get to Taiwan. And while the KE deal makes it pretty unlikely, I'd love to see the ability to connect onward from TPE on CI to destinations that make sense (Australia, southeast Asia). I'd settle for CI starting SEA-TPE, though...

YVR-LAX: Because I have no intention of flying WestJet.
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:37 pm
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waiting for someone from that mega thread to chime in with SEA-HKG

Also, Jfk-HND
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:45 pm
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:45 pm
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I'm assuming we're keeping this in the realm of realistic possibilities and not going to ask for nonsensical stuff like DEN-MDW?

If that's the case, then routes that might actually make sense and would benefit me personally:

MEM-RDU (this was one of the very last routes DL axed when drawing down the hub and it's one of the most popular routes for O/D from MEM that doesn't have a direct flight)
MEM-JFK
MEM-SEA
MEM-SLC
more frequency on MEM-LAX

In general, connectivity to the west coast is abysmal from MEM. There's the 6x/week DL LAX flight, AA recently added a PHX flight (not exactly "west coast" but closer than anything else AA or UA does) and there's sporadic allegiant flights to LAX and OAK.
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