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Delta announced they would be launching new non-stop service between Seattle and several new cities including Austin, Texas; Nashville, and the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.
The new year-round destinations include:
- One daily flight to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee beginning March 9, 2017.
- Three daily flights to Eugene Airport beginning April 1, 2017.
- One daily flight to Nashville International Airport beginning May 26, 2017.
- One daily flight to Raleigh-Durham International Airport beginning June 8, 2017.
- One daily flight to Austin Bergstrom International Airport beginning June 12, 2017.
- Two daily flights to Redmond Municipal Airport beginning June 12, 2017.
- One daily flight to Lihue Airport beginning Dec. 21, 2017.
Which Aircraft Will Serve Which Route:
Flights to Austin and Nashville will operate using Airbus A319 aircraft, which have recently been upgraded and offer on-demand inflight entertainment for all passengers. Redmond and Eugene service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest using two-class, 69-seat CRJ-700 jets. SkyWest will also operate Milwaukee service using an E-175 aircraft, while Delta will serve Lihue on a Boeing 757 and Raleigh on a Boeing 737 aircraft.
These new flights will be available for sale on Delta.com, including using SkyMiles. If you are looking for a way to earn even more miles, The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card earns you 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months. The Delta Reserve® Credit Card earns you 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 10,000 bonus miles after your first purchase on the Card. The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card earns you 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
Delta is really trying to increase their Seattle service, and this latest announcement doesn’t come as a surprise to me as the battle between Alaska Airlines and Delta continues to heat up in Seattle. Delta uses Seattle as their Asian gateway city, so many of these new flights will allow for seamless connections to Hong Kong, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong and Tokyo–Narita.
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