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nw6338 Dec 10, 18 11:01 pm

LAS-AMS Non stop for one week in January?
 
Hi all, sorry if this has been covered already, but I was looking at an award ticket for early Jan. and noticed that DL was operating a nonstop from LAS to AMS? A little digging on Google Flights shows that they're selling tickets for a few dates one week in January - that is all I see (Jan 6, 11, 12).

What's the idea behind this? Wish it'd be a long term option!

jinglish Dec 10, 18 11:10 pm


Originally Posted by nw6338 (Post 30521672)
Hi all, sorry if this has been covered already, but I was looking at an award ticket for early Jan. and noticed that DL was operating a nonstop from LAS to AMS? A little digging on Google Flights shows that they're selling tickets for a few dates one week in January - that is all I see (Jan 6, 11, 12).

What's the idea behind this? Wish it'd be a long term option!

CES runs 1/8-1/11.

nw6338 Dec 10, 18 11:15 pm

Interesting! I had never seen a route like this pop up with award availability.

Striple Dec 10, 18 11:34 pm

They also have a special flights from ICN, PVG, and NRT for the week.

13thandseven Dec 11, 18 2:48 am

Happens every year.

BenA Dec 11, 18 5:08 am


Originally Posted by nw6338 (Post 30521701)
Interesting! I had never seen a route like this pop up with award availability.

Depending on scheduling, one off flights like these for special events can create great mileage and upgrade opportunities on the reverse or positioning flights. If you want to get out of Vegas for the week of CES while everyone else is flying in, you may be able to find a killer deal on a wide body flight :)

NoStressHere Dec 11, 18 7:26 am

Yep.. some good deals that week. Last year we rode on a 737 with less than 10 people from LAS-BNA. Even first was not full.. easy silver upgrade, and flying partner.

Lots of special flights that week, some are positioning.

ajeleonard Dec 11, 18 7:45 am

Demand tends to be in one direction based on the start/end dates of CES so makes sense that the opposite direction flights have award availability

wlau Dec 11, 18 3:36 pm

Shockingly, they even have the CES week run from LAS to PVG (Shanghai) on a B777!!

lowmiles Dec 11, 18 3:48 pm

CES is DL's biggest money maker out of any group all year. That's why extra flights.

nw6338 Dec 11, 18 4:42 pm

Are they cutting some other routes that week due to it being a slow time of year? Where are all these 777s coming from?

3Cforme Dec 11, 18 5:05 pm

There's slack in widebody fleet utilization throughout the winter.

N830MH Dec 11, 18 8:09 pm

Actually, we have a existing thread. See for yourself.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...es-2019-a.html

gitismatt Dec 11, 18 9:15 pm


Originally Posted by Striple (Post 30521737)
They also have a special flights from ICN, PVG, and NRT for the week.

KE also does year-round ICN-LAS

gitismatt Dec 11, 18 9:16 pm

LAS-AMS will also be starting year-round on KL in june


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