More cuts coming in September

 
Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by N301DQ
Unfortunately, there are further route cancellations beyond those outlined in the article as well as specific route transfers to seasonal service.
Any more details?
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:15 am
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Saw this on a Pilots forum:

Atlanta-Seoul: indefinite suspension after Aug. 30

Atlanta-Shanghai: indefinite suspension after Sept. 1

Atlanta-Stockholm: seasonal suspension Sept. to March

Atlanta-Prague: seasonal suspension October to March

Atlanta-Moscow: seasonal suspension October to March

Atlanta-Guayaquil, Ecuador: seasonal suspension mid-September to mid-December

Atlanta-Nairobi, Kenya: suspended pending TSA approval

Atlanta-Mumbai, India: moves to New York-JFK in October

Cincinnati-Frankfurt: indefinite suspension after Aug. 29

Cincinnati-London-Gatwick: indefinite suspension after Aug. 29

New York JFK-Edinburgh, Scotland: indefinite suspension after Sept. 19

New York JFK-Bucharest, Romania: indefinite suspension after Sept. 6

New York JFK-Shannon, Ireland: seasonal suspension October to March

New York JFK-Monrovia, Liberia: suspended pending TSA approval

New York JFK-Kiev, Ukraine: seasonal suspension mid-September to March

New York JFK-Malaga, Spain: seasonal suspension mid-October to March

New York JFK-Pisa, Italy: seasonal suspension mid-October to March

New York JFK-Valencia, Spain: seasonal suspension mid-October to March

Dakar-Cape Town, South Africa: indefinite suspension Aug. 29
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by motytrah
Saw this on a Pilots forum:

International capacity reductions beginning in September include:

• Atlanta-Seoul: indefinite suspension after Aug. 30
• Atlanta-Shanghai: indefinite suspension after Sept. 1
• Atlanta-Stockholm: seasonal suspension Sept. to March
• Atlanta-Prague: seasonal suspension October to March
• Atlanta-Moscow: seasonal suspension October to March
• Atlanta-Guayaquil, Ecuador: seasonal suspension mid-September to mid-
December
• Atlanta-Nairobi, Kenya: suspended pending TSA approval
• Atlanta-Mumbai, India: moves to New York-JFK in October
• Cincinnati-Frankfurt: indefinite suspension after Aug. 29
• Cincinnati-London-Gatwick: indefinite suspension after Aug. 29
• New York JFK-Edinburgh, Scotland: indefinite suspension after Sept. 19
• New York JFK-Bucharest, Romania: indefinite suspension after Sept. 6
• New York JFK-Shannon, Ireland: seasonal suspension October to March
• New York JFK-Monrovia, Liberia: suspended pending TSA approval
• New York JFK-Kiev, Ukraine: seasonal suspension mid-September to March
• New York JFK-Malaga, Spain: seasonal suspension mid-October to March
• New York JFK-Pisa, Italy: seasonal suspension mid-October to March
• New York JFK-Valencia, Spain: seasonal suspension mid-October to March
• Dakar-Cape Town, South Africa: indefinite suspension Aug. 29
I'm not sure if it was intended to be posted online, but if it was posted on a pilot forum, chances are it was posted by someone who has union protection. Needless to say, someone dropped the ball there.

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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by motytrah
New York JFK-Pisa, Italy: seasonal suspension mid-October to March
Pointing this one out only because it's a route I know. This one always drops seasonally during that time span. 6x a week high season, 2 or 3x a week low season. So, at least this part isn't news, it's just standard annual practice.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle
Pointing this one out only because it's a route I know. This one always drops seasonally during that time span. 6x a week high season, 2 or 3x a week low season. So, at least this part isn't news, it's just standard annual practice.
JFK-PSA was even temporarily suspended this past winter for about 2-3 weeks from mid-January until the second week of February. Of course the current economic situation has made marginal performers in the winter even worse...
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:33 am
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I am actually quite relieved that EDI seems to be the only international station closure - at least DLNW will still have a very decent global footprint despite these 10-20% cuts....
Obviously OKC is not a major market but on Tuesday I took NW via MSP to get the 333 to AMS and on to EDI rather than ride that 757 from JFL to EDI.

I am a little worried now that my OCT NRT flight will be so competitive that choice seats will be gone on the 90 day seatmap window and will have to worry later about ICN in 2013.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme
It certainly seemed like a fare sale to me, yielding the cheapest TATL trip I have purchased since 1998, and on a real airline with convenient times and time-efficient connections.

Perhaps the fare sale was a test: just how low do prices need to go before sufficient volumes will fly?

The ATL-ICN/PVG cutbacks should be an embarassment. But if it allows the time needed for all the 777-200ERs to get the flat seats, it's a good thing.
Then what do they do with the planes?
ATL-MCO shuttle?
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by gungadin
I have a skymiles ticket FRA to CVG in Late September ns. If I call Delta now, knowing that according to this article, that flight will be cancelled, can I rebook free? No status
DL will rebook you automatically on its own metal via JFK or ATL. If you would prefer to expedite the rebooking or provide immediate input as to your preference, you could call within the next few days. Alternatively, if you would prefer a cancellation and penalty-free mileage redeposit, that alternative is yours as well.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:42 am
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This list was/is not supposed to be posted yet. Clearly someone's screwed up.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:57 am
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Better posted sooner than later. Thanks for the list.

This is DL's response to declining travel demand. It will be interesting to see DL's response to higher fuel prices as well.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 9:58 am
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No big deal to post the list now--probably not very many people booked yet for September on these mostly marginal routes anyway--hence the suspension of service.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by motytrah

Atlanta-Mumbai, India: moves to New York-JFK in October

Is this the non-stop? That's too bad. Flying to/from ATL and the timing of this route was quite convenient...
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 10:08 am
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Combining all of these international cuts with the upcoming domestic cuts, what is DL going to do with all its excess planes? Winter vacation in the tropics? Permanent grounding?
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by yashan
Is this the non-stop? That's too bad. Flying to/from ATL and the timing of this route was quite convenient...
Thats awful, but PVG is worse for me. Having to connect in NRT, SEA, or DTW is going to be awfulv(especially compared to the non-stops).

I also raise the question what DL plans to do with all the 777ERs and 777LRs that they will now have to re-utilize.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 10:17 am
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This list was/is not supposed to be posted yet. Clearly someone's screwed up.
Why is it a big deal that the list was posted? Doesnt it give everyone an advance heads up that for their travel planning especially if they have already booked on a route that will be canceled? seems like a win-win
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