Not a good sign.
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Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights
DELTA AIR LINES will reduce flights between Australia and the US for three months, two weeks after launching services, amid intense competition on the route.
In an embarrassing decision, the world's largest airline has blamed the reduction of its daily service to six flights a week between September 6 and December 6 on the need to carry out maintenance on one of its long-haul Boeing 777s.
There's enough whine here. I'll bring some cheese.
Not a good sign.
No news of UA reducing frequencies out of AU, hmmm?
YOu would think they would have known about the 777LR needing MX before they launched this route.... or even better, the could sub it with a 772er... sounds like it is more about loads during the off season than MX.
Without doubt you are right, and of course the media will see right through it... just like Jetstar's "Swine Flu" Excuse to scrap piles of empty Japan bound flights.YOu would think they would have known about the 777LR needing MX before they launched this route.... or even better, the could sub it with a 772er... sounds like it is more about loads during the off season than MX.
Early signs that its only going to get worse for DL. I doubt we will see this service return
I am wondering whether they are going to send a different 777 that is used on another route for repair and using the 777 that was for Australia on that route.
But it doesn't look good.
That's why the proposed JV between VA & DL is probably important for both airlines.
I agree with you dajop, seems the obvious way to put bums in seats, and DL can utilise the excess metal elsewhere.
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