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Delta JFK to DBV (Dubrovnik , Croatia) Service in 2021

Delta JFK to DBV (Dubrovnik , Croatia) Service in 2021

Old May 4, 21, 11:38 am
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Interesting. I might have to consider this as I've wanted to go there for some time.
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Old May 4, 21, 1:45 pm
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Wife and I will be flying into Split then driving south to Budva, Montenegro then back up to SPU through DBV.

SPU seems like a logical base whether or not you go up to the Istrian Peninsula or down south to DBV/Montenegro.
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Old May 5, 21, 1:10 pm
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Any Ideas what days they will be flying?
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Old May 7, 21, 5:39 am
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Well, it's official...starting July 2

Delta to debut new service to Croatia this summer | Delta News Hub

DL184 JFK 7:30pm DBV 10:45am+ Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat
DL185 DBV 1:00pm JFK 5:15pm Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
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Old May 7, 21, 7:36 am
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To get tp tthe rest of Croatia from DBV you have to drive across a small strip of Bosnia & Herzegovina at a place called Neum. Croatia and BIH have border controls. When I traveled in the region in 2014, I found that it took 30 minutes or so for a bus to clear formalities at each border outside the Schengen zone (I rode buses from Budapest to Zagreb, Split to Medjugorje and East Sarajevo to Belgrade.which involved immigrations/customs checks.

For those making the religious pilgrimage to Medjugorje, there are direct buses from Split, terminating in Mostar (which is a must see place). From Mostar, there are frequent buses to Sarajevo (another fascinating place). Mostar literally means "old bridge", famous for bridges over a canyon like river through the middle of town, with the north bank of the river being Christian and the south bank of the river being Islamic. The people were friendly and I had a great tour of Mostar, but significant damage from the wars of the 1990s were untouched at the time of my visit.
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Old May 7, 21, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by ND76
With the other carriers going to DBV, why didn't Delta do something different, such as flying to SPU? Split is one of the neatest places I've ever been to. The world's oldest Catholic cathedral is there (which is built over the masoleum of the Roman dictator Diocletian, who engaged in severe persecutions of Christians in the early 4th century); much of downtown Split was once part of Diocletian's palace. Split has a connection with Notre Dame, as the late great sculptor Ivan Mestrovic owned a villa there which is maintained as a museum displaying his work (Mestrovic spent the last seven years of his life as sculptor in residence at ND).

For those going to Croatia, get a bottle of Pelinkovac and slowly sip it while the world goes by. Good stuff!!!
Agreed totally. Seems like the market for this new service is mostly people who are uninformed about Croatia's geography, as DL's announcement says
hiking Croatias national parks or exploring its beach resorts is only one stop away via JFK
This is of course PR-speak because DBV is disconnected from those things-- hiking the national parks from DBV requires driving through Bosnia and clearing two international borders, or taking an internal filght. But "one stop away via JFK plus two border crossings" doesn't sound as appealing I guess. No idea what the current situation is with COVID but even pre-COVID it wasn't exactly a breeze.

Flying to DBV is convenient for visiting the walled city of Dubrovnik and the Peljesac peninsula, but there's a lot more that's accessible from SPU. Last time I went to Croatia I skipped Dubrovnik entirely and went in to ZAG and out of SPU, with easy connections in AMS both ways. Definitely wouldn't have traded that for a non-stop to DBV.
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Old May 7, 21, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by ND76
With the other carriers going to DBV, why didn't Delta do something different, such as flying to SPU? Split is one of the neatest places I've ever been to. The world's oldest Catholic cathedral is there (which is built over the masoleum of the Roman dictator Diocletian, who engaged in severe persecutions of Christians in the early 4th century); much of downtown Split was once part of Diocletian's palace. Split has a connection with Notre Dame, as the late great sculptor Ivan Mestrovic owned a villa there which is maintained as a museum displaying his work (Mestrovic spent the last seven years of his life as sculptor in residence at ND).

For those going to Croatia, get a bottle of Pelinkovac and slowly sip it while the world goes by. Good stuff!!!
I think that Split's runway is not long enough for wide body planes, but it is a lot more centrally located than Dubrovnik. Mestrovic was born in the town of Drnis which is about 50 km inland from Split.

Originally Posted by eastindywalrus
I enjoyed Split much more than Dubrovnik, but thinking about all the places visited last time in Croatia - Zagreb, Plitvička jezera, Split, Dubrovnik - flying into or out of Split would have involved some backtracking to visit all of those places. I'm not sure how many tourists do more than Split/Dubrovnik, but for me, driving north to south worked pretty well, and the opposite would have worked well too. Flying into Zagreb or Dubrovnik just seems to make more sense if you're visiting more of the country. (Again, no idea how common that is among summer tourists.)
Split is more centrally located along the coast so you can make it your base. if you are starting in one place and making a road trip out of it, then Zagreb, Pula, or Dubrovnik make more sense.

Originally Posted by wetrat0
Agreed totally. Seems like the market for this new service is mostly people who are uninformed about Croatia's geography, as DL's announcement says


This is of course PR-speak because DBV is disconnected from those things-- hiking the national parks from DBV requires driving through Bosnia and clearing two international borders, or taking an internal filght. But "one stop away via JFK plus two border crossings" doesn't sound as appealing I guess. No idea what the current situation is with COVID but even pre-COVID it wasn't exactly a breeze.

Flying to DBV is convenient for visiting the walled city of Dubrovnik and the Peljesac peninsula, but there's a lot more that's accessible from SPU. Last time I went to Croatia I skipped Dubrovnik entirely and went in to ZAG and out of SPU, with easy connections in AMS both ways. Definitely wouldn't have traded that for a non-stop to DBV.
I agree with this.
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Old May 7, 21, 12:37 pm
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DBV is preferred over SPU, closer to Hvar and Budvar. My past 5 trips to Croatia involved flying into FCO then connecting on AZ to Bari and overnight ferry to Dubrovnik.

Regarding pricing, AF has J fares around $2,100 to $2,200 for August travel dates. Will be interesting how DL prices this.
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Old May 7, 21, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta
Well, it's official...starting July 2

Delta to debut new service to Croatia this summer | Delta News Hub

DL184 JFK 7:30pm DBV 10:45am+ Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat
DL185 DBV 1:00pm JFK 5:15pm Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Too bad its a 767.
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Old May 7, 21, 4:03 pm
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Croatia is in the middle of building a bridge though the Peljesac peninsula that will bypass the border control with Bosnia at Neum. Should be completed this year.
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Old May 7, 21, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell
Interesting. I might have to consider this as I've wanted to go there for some time.
I hope you are able to do so. I went last October (shortly after a similar trip by SFO777 - he wrote a really great trip report) - and I found Dubrovnik to be utterly and completely magical. While my pandemic timing was a little strange, I practically had the entire city to myself. Highest recommendation - especially if you can go spring or fall, vs. the hotter (and likely busier) summer season.
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Old May 8, 21, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by DrMilano
DBV is preferred over SPU, closer to Hvar and Budvar. My past 5 trips to Croatia involved flying into FCO then connecting on AZ to Bari and overnight ferry to Dubrovnik.

Regarding pricing, AF has J fares around $2,100 to $2,200 for August travel dates. Will be interesting how DL prices this.
Split is quite a bit closer to Hvar.
Pity that SPU runway isn't long enough otherwise they would have gone for that, SPU is the #2 airport in Croatia, DBV #3, just a runway thing unfortunately.
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Old May 10, 21, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by DrMilano
DBV is preferred over SPU, closer to Hvar and Budvar. My past 5 trips to Croatia involved flying into FCO then connecting on AZ to Bari and overnight ferry to Dubrovnik.

Regarding pricing, AF has J fares around $2,100 to $2,200 for August travel dates. Will be interesting how DL prices this.
Delta priced the same from DTW-JFK-DBV - $2,100 in D1.
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Old May 11, 21, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta
Well, it's official...starting July 2

Delta to debut new service to Croatia this summer | Delta News Hub

DL184 JFK 7:30pm DBV 10:45am+ Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat
DL185 DBV 1:00pm JFK 5:15pm Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
It's a 767-300 with D1, C+, and coach.
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Old May 25, 21, 12:34 am
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I recently booked LAX-CDG-DBV / ZAG-AMS-SEA-LAX for $2200/pp (was showing 425,000 skymiles) , going AF business all legs, and return on KLM & Delta in D1 on 330-900 neo. I think we got a great deal as that same ticket is pricing over $7000 as of today.
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