Delta New Nonstop Flights to Sydney, Sao Paulo, out of LAX

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ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2008 -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL - News) will strengthen its gateway at Los Angeles International Airport in 2009 with the addition of its first-ever daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia* effective July 1; three-times weekly service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, Brazil* beginning May 21; and increased service between Atlanta and New York-JFK starting March 2.


Delta's growth at Los Angeles is supported by the recently announced expanded marketing agreement between Delta and Alaska Air Group that will make the two companies preferred partners on the West Coast and bolster connectivity at Los Angeles. The agreement will make Sydney, Sao Paulo, as well as Delta's existing international flights to Latin America, Tokyo-Narita**, Seoul-Inchon**, Guangzhou**, Amsterdam**, Paris-Charles De Gaulle** and other U.S. destinations more accessible to travelers from points throughout the West Coast via easy connections with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Delta and its Northwest Airlines subsidiary together with Alaska and Horizon offer customers daily connections to approximately 45 nonstop destinations to, from and through Los Angeles.
With the addition of Sydney, Delta will become the only U.S. airline to fly to six continents, enhancing its position as the premier global airline.
``Delta's strategy of expanding our reach to select destinations while demonstrating capacity discipline in light of tough worldwide economic conditions continues to work and is paying off for our customers,'' said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president, Network Planning and Revenue Management. ``Los Angeles is a critical gateway in our global network and today's announcement, coupled with Delta's enhanced alliance with Alaska Air Group, gives us the ability to support demand for air travel in key global economies.''


Beginning in March, Delta also will increase nonstop service between Los Angeles and New York-JFK from seven to eight daily flights to improve connections for New York and Northeast customers on long-haul international flights via Los Angeles. Additionally, Delta customers in the Southeastern U.S. will benefit from same-plane service between Atlanta and Sydney via LA.

Delta's new service between Los Angeles and Sydney will operate as
follows:
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Flight Departs Arrives Effective Equipment Frequency
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DL17 Los Angeles Sydney Daily
at 10:40 p.m.-6:40 a.m. 777-200LR
(two days
later)
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DL16 Sydney at Los Angeles Daily
9:15 a.m.-6 a.m. 2009 777-200LR
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Delta's new service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo will operate as
follows:
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Flight Departs Arrives Effective Equipment Frequency
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DL233 Los Angeles-Sao Paulo Tue, Thurs, Sun
9 p.m.- 1:20pm 2009 767-300ER
(next day)
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DL234 Sao Paulo Los Angeles Mon, Wed, Fri
at 10:25-7:30 2009 767-300ER
(next day)
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Customers flying Delta's award-winning BusinessElite service Boeing 777-200LR aircraft between Los Angeles and Sydney or on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo will enjoy Delta on Demand featuring first-run and popular classic movies, music, TV programming and video games -- all available on demand; a five-course menu offering culinary creations by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein; a reinvented wine program by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson featuring wines from around the world; full-size pillows and duvets; and in-seat power outlets that allow customers to recharge their laptops.
Additionally, passengers traveling in BusinessElite on the new Boeing 777-200LR will enjoy fully horizontal personal sleeper suites, next-generation, more comfortable seats in coach, and Delta on Demand entertainment system on larger screens at every seat.
To celebrate the new international routes, Delta is offering special one-way introductory fares of $499*** from Los Angeles to Sydney for travel between July 1 and Sept. 21, 2009. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 12, 2009. Also, from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo, customers may purchase fares of $449*** for travel between May 31 and July 31, 2009. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 5, 2009. Round-trip ticket purchase required. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply. Details are included below.
Delta's new flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, as well as increased service to New York-JFK, are available for booking now at delta.com.


I know these routes were already announced, but I guess now it's official.
 
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Awesome!!!!!!!!


Who wants to guess what is next??
 

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Awesome!!!!!!!!


Who wants to guess what is next??

Okay, here I go.

1. Daily Sonic Cruiser service to NRT from MSP (NWA crews)--3 hours enroute

2. Two daily Space Shuttles from ATL to Moon base #6--(DL crews)

3. One daily CVG to Mars run----15 day trip (SLC crews)

4. Twice Weekly turn from DTW to Space Station "Belliagio"---Stripper Casino and anything goes in Space deal-- Capt General Lee, FO ACL65, and FE NuGuy only fly this run from DTW on an older model DC9 converted to a Space Shuttle including an FE panel...


How'd I do?


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Not to get serious or anything...but Tahiti? Looks 76able even if it was just a few times a week.
 
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We did get an open approval for the south pacific!
 

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Great news.

Should be a money maker. Sao Paolo and of course Sydney.

Congrats Delta.
 

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Nah, only need the light rail for that...
 

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MNL takes two NWA 747's a day and fills them up.

I'd like to know how they tie together the NRT hub with service. The 757-ER that Delta has been using to Northern Europe seems like a good pick to flow more connecting banks through NRT. Right now there are basically two banks a day that flow well going West bound, but coming back East could use better frequencies.

I'd like to see something go West out of NRT. Tie up AMS, so you could chase the sun all the way around the planet. Flying Westbound is sooo much easier on the body.


Lets go to Cebu. Good diving, fishing and friendly natives. We need a Flight Attendant base there.
 
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And once again, even a Delta pilot would be able to get laid.

Sorry guys, was just left way tooooo open...
 

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And once again, even a Delta pilot would be able to get laid.

Sorry guys, was just left way tooooo open...
Naw...Crz, most of us were west coast Navy pilots who've had our fill of the P.I. and LBFMs. Rather, it was the naive, doe-eyed 18-yr-old sailors, who, much like "cherry boy" civilian pilots seeing it for the first time, tended to find the "first love (lay) of their lives" in the glamorous topical setting of Olongopo City....."I love you no sh!t, Crz!" or "You in me yet Crz?..you in me? (Crz: "uh..yeah baby") -"Oh sh!t Crz, YOU SO BIG!...you "lip" me apahrt, Crz!"
 
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