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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

obscure2k Dec 11, 18 9:37 pm

I got lucky about 15 years ago when I happened to notice that SQ (then, still a partnering with DL) was running a non-stop all J class flight from LAS/HKG/SIN in February. That itinerary did not last long.
These flights were so new that awards tix were widely available. We had a great few days in HKG

N830MH Dec 11, 18 9:46 pm


Originally Posted by gitismatt (Post 30525580)
LAS-AMS will also be starting year-round on KL in june

Very soon. They will start direct flight LAS-AMS by operated 787-9 Dreamliner.

mot29 Dec 12, 18 1:40 am

Flew LAS-ICN-LAS for $2000 in D1 on a new 350 last year on the positioning flights. Iím pretty sure most of the D1 cabin was filled with people on passes.
Been looking for low cost flights for next month but not seeing them yet - Iím guessing the positioning flights are not from LAS this year, that DL has figured how to have planes in place without having to offer the big discount.

Vegas Vegan Dec 14, 18 4:30 am


Originally Posted by N830MH (Post 30525651)
Very soon. They will start direct flight LAS-AMS by operated 787-9 Dreamliner.

<fingers crossed> Rumor from my DL insider friend says one flight/week might be on KL's 747 switching over from LAX. </fingers>

flyerCO Dec 14, 18 5:41 am


Originally Posted by Vegas Vegan (Post 30534295)
<fingers crossed> Rumor from my DL insider friend says one flight/week might be on KL's 747 switching over from LAX. </fingers>

The 747s are being retired. Regardless the KL 787 has the best hard product of KLM. It's the same seat as the AF BEST seats, with slight differences.

N830MH Dec 14, 18 12:20 pm


Originally Posted by flyerCO (Post 30534425)
The 747s are being retired. Regardless the KL 787 has the best hard product of KLM. It's the same seat as the AF BEST seats, with slight differences.

Correct! All the 747 has already retired. I already flew on 747-400M and the registration number is PH-BFR.


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