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D1 Europe 98K Roundtrips - Discuss What You Scored!

D1 Europe 98K Roundtrips - Discuss What You Scored!

Old Nov 15, 19, 9:25 am
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D1 Europe 98K Roundtrips - Discuss What You Scored!

This is a thread to discuss the recent 98K roundtrip Delta One flash sale to Europe.

Link to sale

Was anyone able to find any long-haul flights departing (or even connecting through) ATL this year? The only ones I found were ATL-DUS or ATL-BRU. No thanks.

I DID SCORE:

ATL-LHR-FCO-PSA (ATL-LHR on a "new interior" 764)
ZAG-AMS-DTW-ATL (AMS-DTW on an A350 with suites)
ATL-DTW-AMS-ATH (DTW-AMS on an A350 with suites)
KRK-AMS-LHR-ATL (LHR-ATL on a "new interior" 764, and I'll finally get to try the Clubhouse)
SAN-DTW-FCO-VCE and back


What did others buy? Show off and discuss!
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Old Nov 15, 19, 10:24 am
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I saw tons of availability from NYC to various destinations, but the 98k required a 7-day stay, so it's a no-go given other travel needs and vacation time...
There were definitely some connection options through ATL, but many nonstops or connections through BOS/CVG/DTW and of course CDG/AMS.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
There were definitely some connection options through ATL, but many nonstops or connections through BOS/CVG/DTW and of course CDG/AMS.
Good point on the ATL. I did see ATL-CDG and vv a lot, but operated by an old 763 (what happened to the suites on this route last year?)

I did see a lot of the hub-to-hub transatlantic departure points being BOS, JFK, CVG, MSP, and sometimes DTW or SEA....but I didn't see anything show up on suites or new equipment (new insides) outside of DTW-AMS, ATL-LHR, and JFK-ZRH.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 11:22 am
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Saw a bunch ex-RDU but unfortunately our week-long spring trip is already set for Japan (with tickets booked for NH F via VS) so unfortunately couldn't take advantage since any Europe trips will have to be shorter and later in the year.

I did see a few connecting through ATL -- I had posted in a thread that was since removed a couple of itineraries to FCO that permitted DL 64/65 (ATL - FCO/FCO - ATL on the A330) when departing RDU.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 11:58 am
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Nothing. The only MSP route was LHR.

With the seven day stay requirement, it's too hard to do positioning flights.

I wasn't too eager anyway at this point as I'm concerned about MQMs and MQDs for next year.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 12:04 pm
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I got DCA-JFK-VCE and DCA-MSP-AMS-ARN.

I do wonder if schedule changes enough I might be able to switch DCA-MSP-AMS to IAD-AMS on KLM or if these discount tickets are permanently tied to Delta Medal, have to wait and see.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 12:54 pm
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I mostly saw connections via BOS and some CVG.

I *had* gotten the following:

RDU-CDG-VIE
AMS-DTW-RDU

But there were no A350s DTW-AMS on my dates and realistically, would have preferred going in May or later. Our plan was to zip through Germany, but we really wanted to do it over 2 weeks and don't extra days with an upcoming 2.5 weeks in Maldives/SE Asia.

I ended up cancelling.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 1:05 pm
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Pedestrian JFK-LHR. Couldn't find anything out of WAS for my dates, and the LHR options from other cities had restrictive blackout and validity dates.

I'll have to position, but that's fine.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by dc2005b View Post
I got DCA-JFK-VCE and DCA-MSP-AMS-ARN.

I do wonder if schedule changes enough I might be able to switch DCA-MSP-AMS to IAD-AMS on KLM or if these discount tickets are permanently tied to Delta Medal, have to wait and see.
I believe the fare rules specified DL metal over-the-water.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 1:25 pm
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I got MKE-BOS-AMS-LIS-AMS-MSP-MKE during Easter vacation. I am pleased with that although I could not find anything available with D1 Suites. Still, I am very happy with “regular” D1 for 98,000 SM. Normally this route goes for at least 300,000 SM if not more.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 1:37 pm
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2 tix MKE-MSP-AMS-DTW-MKE. MSP-AMS on the A350 (first time for us).

Saw tons of availability to various cities.

Love these sales.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 1:59 pm
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Unlike OP, we actually wanted to go to BRU. I got 4X ATL-BRU over spring break (mid-March). Couldn’t find anything from other (closer) southeastern cities outside ATL for our dates (and that was to anywhere in Europe), so I assume that DL didn’t make many seats on connecting flights available.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 2:14 pm
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Picked up two RDU-CDG-VCE/MUC-ATL-RDU tickets. Decided to go see Venice when it's not completely over run with tourists and before it's sunk into the ocean.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
I did see a few connecting through ATL -- I had posted in a thread that was since removed a couple of itineraries to FCO that permitted DL 64/65 (ATL - FCO/FCO - ATL on the A330) when departing RDU.
Very true. I also saw ATH-FCO-ATL come up.

Originally Posted by dc2005b View Post
I do wonder if schedule changes enough I might be able to switch DCA-MSP-AMS to IAD-AMS on KLM or if these discount tickets are permanently tied to Delta Medal, have to wait and see.
This would be totally at the whim of KLM. However if it were me I’d use a schedule change to move to a DL plane with a new interior/suites.

Originally Posted by jaimemayo View Post
Still, I am very happy with “regular” D1 for 98,000 SM. Normally this route goes for at least 300,000 SM if not more.
Hope for a schedule change and then suites can be yours!

Originally Posted by TommyD2 View Post
2 tix MKE-MSP-AMS-DTW-MKE. MSP-AMS on the A350 (first time for us).
What at dates did you book that suites were on MSP-AMS?

Originally Posted by GopherMSP View Post
Unlike OP, we actually wanted to go to BRU. I got 4X ATL-BRU over spring break (mid-March). Couldn’t find anything from other (closer) southeastern cities outside ATL for our dates (and that was to anywhere in Europe), so I assume that DL didn’t make many seats on connecting flights available.
Definitely more constrained OZ inventory on the first class domestic connections than on the overwater legs in some cases.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 3:42 pm
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Booked ATL - MUC at the end of March for 2. Not bad @ 98K each!
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