Delta Expands Service at Los Angeles

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  1. DeltaExpert
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    The new and expanded Los Angeles service between the following cities (start dates) includes:

    • New daily service to Nashville and three daily flights to Seattle (April 8)
    • New intra-West service to two markets: San Jose, Calif. with four daily flights (July 1) and Spokane, Wash. with one daily flight (June 10)
    • New summer seasonal service to three markets: Boston will operate daily (June 10), Anchorage, Alaska will operate three times weekly Friday-Sunday (June 21) and Bozeman, Mont. will operate Saturday only service (June 22)
    • New Central America service to San Jose, Costa Rica (July 1)
    • Expanding current intra-West service with one additional flight to Oakland, Calif., Phoenix and Sacramento, Calif. for a total of five (June 10)
    • Service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will increase frequency from Saturday only to daily (July 1) and one additional Saturday flight will be added to Guadalajara, Mexico (July 6)
    • Expanding service to New Orleans with one additional flight for a total of three daily (Sept. 4)
    • Full flat-bed seating in BusinessElite on four of the seven flights to New York-JFK this summer
    • Upgrading Las Vegas aircraft to six daily mainline flights in June
    "Los Angeles boasts a strong domestic revenue market and we are committed to building a network that supports customer demand both locally and around the globe," said Bob Cortelyou Delta's senior vice president – Network Planning. "Our new service, combined with our domestic and international partners, positions Delta to be Los Angeles' preferred carrier."

    By summer, Delta will operate 118 peak-day departures to 40 nonstop destinations, including Sydney and Tokyo, from Los Angeles. All Los Angeles service offers customers the option of first class, Economy Comfort or economy seating, along with in-flight Wi-Fi.
     
  2. skyvan

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    ...and still no Denver service.
     
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    but no expanded award availability :D
     
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    All LAX service offers FC and GoGo? I don't think so, for example, to SYD, NRT, HND,....DL doesn't offer IFC, only BE, and international aircraft don't yet have WiFi.
     
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    FC = BE I don't have an issue with that statement at all. They're clearly talking about domestic flights.
     
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    Why are they clearly talking about domestic flights? The preceding sentence mentions Sydney and Tokyo? FC and BE are not at all the same; even the inventory codes and fare classes are completely different.
     
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    Interesting as they code-share a lot of intra west-coast flights with Alaska. This will be interesting to see intheir relationship with them.
     
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    And the club will be even more crowded!!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing...though there are a still a bunch of places AS goes on ex LAX that DL doesn't touch. Also it's important to remember that they are not allowed to coordinate schedules.
     
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    Why can't they co-ordinate? Part of code share regulation or something? Just curious.
     
  11. Davescj
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    I agree. It would be nice if DL would re-instate FC internationally. Esp as to be able to get awards. Also, C fare bucket tickets are just about as much as IFC anyway.

    Dave
     
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    I would love to be able to claim aspirational awards on partners that offer IFC. I'd be willing to spend a lot more miles than for business class, so it would be a way for DL to get a lot of redeemable miles off the books.
     
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    Is it really true that there are no CRJ-100s or CRJ-200s flying to/from LAX by any DL Connection carrier? That's surprising. (Note the statement that all DL flights at LAX offer FC.)
     
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    I think SAN-LAX was the primary one-cabin RJ service at LAX, and they seem to be all two-cabin now, so likely true.
     
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    So few DL partners offer IFC that it doesn't really matter.
     
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    I know AF and KE do, but doesn't AF only offer F award space to their own elite flyers anyway (i.e. to no partners and only to elites within Flying Blue)? Who else in SkyTeam even has an IFC?
     
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    I flew SAC-LAX last summer on a CTT2 and a quick check seems to not show any CTT1 or 2.
     
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    As pointed out KE has an IFC. Saudia Airlines does also.

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    True.

    KE has IFC too and AFAIK anyone can redeem it with KE miles; no elite status required.
     
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    Does DL serve places like Santa Barbara from LAX? There used to be tiny planes into there from SFO.
     

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