After United unveiled plans to move its transcontinental p.s. flights from New York JFK to Newark this fall, both JetBlue and American announced service increases on transcon routes out of JFK. And now Delta is doing the same.
Delta said that by November, it will boost its JFK-Los Angeles schedule from nine daily flights to 10 on peak days — and four of those will be operated with widebody 767s; the rest will still use 757s. Earlier, Delta indicated it would also put 767s onto three of its eight daily JFK-San Francisco flights.
Delta said the changes will make it the only carrier to offer wide-body flights in both key transcon markets. The 767s will provide direct aisle access for all passengers in its Delta One front cabin.
Up until last year, American flew 767 on its SFO-JFK transcons, but those planes were so old that they were retired and sold for scrap after American replaced them with shiny new three-class A321s.
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On the ground, Delta said it expects to open a new Sky Club at San Francisco International in August. The airline recently unveiled $229 million in improvements at LAX as well, including a renovated Sky Club and a new premium check-in service, among other changes.
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