Service KOA-LAX 5-30-20

Old May 19, 20, 12:56 am
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Service KOA-LAX 5-30-20

Hi folks, new to the Delta experience so please forgive the newbie question. It looks like DL is running a NS KOA-LAX on 5-30-20. I really would love that flight rather than connect thru HNL. Is this a new flight? I can't seem to find any history on it. Where might I find that? And the 64K question; what are the chances this flight actually operates vs. gets canceled? Thanks in advance!
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Old May 19, 20, 6:22 am
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You can find history here -- https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1298/history/80
You can create a free account and get 3 months of flight history per flight. It's not a new flight. It was operating as daily up until Apr 1 and then the schedule was reduced to 4x weekly. It has been operating as scheduled since that time with no cancellations, so I would expect that to continue. The May schedule is fixed at this point (and June is probably mostly done).
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Old May 19, 20, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by xliioper View Post
You can find history here -- https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1298/history/80
You can create a free account and get 3 months of flight history per flight. It's not a new flight. It was operating as daily up until Apr 1 and then the schedule was reduced to 4x weekly. It has been operating as scheduled since that time with no cancellations, so I would expect that to continue. The May schedule is fixed at this point (and June is probably mostly done).
Thank you for the great information. I was wondering if it was a reduction of prior service. UA has completely left all island services except 1 flight daily HNL-SFO. I was hoping DL was still planning on servicing KOA. Thanks again!
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Old May 21, 20, 4:15 pm
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Again, thanks for the assistance. One follow up. According to Seat Guru, DL is using a 757-200(75S) for the KOA-LAX non-stop on May 30, 2020. I know Seat Guru is very unreliable. The seat on the DL seat is a standard recliner in FC, on SG it shows as a lie flat; so quite a difference. Any way to tell which is true? Thanks.
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Old May 21, 20, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by bluedemon211 View Post
Again, thanks for the assistance. One follow up. According to Seat Guru, DL is using a 757-200(75S) for the KOA-LAX non-stop on May 30, 2020. I know Seat Guru is very unreliable. The seat on the DL seat is a standard recliner in FC, on SG it shows as a lie flat; so quite a difference. Any way to tell which is true? Thanks.
The 757 for Hawaii flights will have the standard recliners. If you do a booking on Delta without purchasing, and hit select seats, they'll show you the image of the domestic FC for KOA-LAX. Have a safe flight!
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Old May 21, 20, 10:44 pm
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The 757 for Hawaii flights will have the standard recliners. If you do a booking on Delta without purchasing, and hit select seats, they'll show you the image of the domestic FC for KOA-LAX. Have a safe flight!
Thanks for the quick answer! Chalk up yet another one up in the "Seat Guru is wrong" category.
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Flew this flight in late February. The 757 is pretty tired. But, far better than flying via HNL!
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Old May 22, 20, 4:53 pm
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The approach by air in to Kona is so beautiful. Enjoy your time on the Big Island
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Donít forget about the 14 day quarantine thatís actively being enforced.
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The approach by air in to Kona is so beautiful. Enjoy your time on the Big Island
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Don’t forget about the 14 day quarantine that’s actively being enforced.
​​while I agree with you about the approach, OP is going KOA-LAX ...
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Old May 23, 20, 11:28 am
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My quick answer to the FC recliner versus flat beds is to look at how many premium cabin seats there are on your 757 seat map. Something like 14-16 means flat beds (four rows max) while 20 or more (at least five rows) means regular domestic FC seats.
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Old May 23, 20, 12:37 pm
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the existence of the C+ mini-cabin ahead of the 2L door is another giveaway for the standard domestic 757
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Old May 23, 20, 4:06 pm
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Flew this flight in late February. The 757 is pretty tired. But, far better than flying via HNL!
Totally agree!
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Old May 23, 20, 4:10 pm
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My quick answer to the FC recliner versus flat beds is to look at how many premium cabin seats there are on your 757 seat map. Something like 14-16 means flat beds (four rows max) while 20 or more (at least five rows) means regular domestic FC seats.
Thanks to you and jrl767 for the insight. Bottom line is a recliner in FC with a guaranteed seat next to it, beats the heck out of connecting in HNL onto a full 28 seat FC cabin (despite lie flat) on UA.......especially when you factor in leaving KOA an hour earlier and land 5 hours later on UA. Thanks again.
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