Two New Delta Flights – Aspen And San Francisco / Los Angeles Shuttle

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Delta has announced new flights to Aspen and a new shuttle service between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

New Flight To Aspen

The new nonstop seasonal service will include daily flights from Atlanta and one day a week (Saturday) from Minneapolis-St. Paul. These flights will be operated by a two-class CRJ-700 with 9 First Class seats and 8 Economy Comfort seats and 48 Economy seats.

The flights from Atlanta start on December 21, 2013 and end on March 30, 2014 while the flights from Minneapolis start on December 21, 2013 and end on March 29, 2014.


Shuttle Between Los Angeles and San Francisco Launched

Delta has announced they will launch hourly shuttle service with 14 daily flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles starting on September 3, 2013. These are 14 daily flights in each direction. The flights will be operated by a E-175 plane with 12 First Class seats, 12 Economy Comfort seats and 52 Economy seats.

Customers flying the Delta Shuttle between Los Angeles and San Francisco will enjoy:

  • Check-in as close as 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Dedicated check-in counters exclusively for Shuttle customers
  • Gates located near security
  • Complimentary newspapers for all customers including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times and more
  • Assigned seating
  • Two classes of service with complimentary upgrades for SkyMiles Medallion members when available.
  • Complimentary onboard snacks provided by LYFE Kitchen, a California-based lifestyle food brand, offering great-tasting, good-for-you food
  • Complimentary beverages in-flight including Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. craft beer, Starbucks coffee and wine from Wente Vineyards in all classes of service
  • Cocktails available for purchase in Economy
  • Access to in-flight Wi-Fi on all Shuttle flights

Bottom Line

Delta continues to make an investment in the Los Angeles and west coast markets. The hourly Delta shuttle flights and in particular the Aspen flight are great options for Delta customers. Aspen is a gorgeous city for both winter and summer fun and home to the lovely but wildly overpriced St. Regis Aspen Resort.

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  1. Ugh, saturday-only service? Completely worthless. Ok but not optimal for weeklong trip, and useless otherwise. UA still the only real option for a quick weekend trip.

  2. Yes, primarily the msp route which would be nonstop for me. Atl schedule is crap too – need to waste a day in transit both ways, although this is tough to avoid for that route. Still, even out of atl, UA still gets you there an hour earlier with a reasonable 7am departure, and even better lets you fly out after work. UA also lets you leave 330 or 420 if you’re a risk taker, rather than 1230. Even from atlanta, you’re losing as much as a day’s worth of skiing vs flying UA.

    Late afternoon and evening departures please. I have to little vacation time to waste it in transit.

    I’d rather better-scheduled service through slc, although that would get no o and d traffic. At the very least I need schedules that don’t make me waste a vacation day in transit.

  3. This really is an example of DL’s ATL bias manifesting itself. ATL is a ridiculous place to fly to Aspen from. There’s very little O&D and geographically, MSP or DTW makes far more sense for the affluent East Coast and Midwest markets. Sometimes DL seems to want to force all their customers to transit ATL, which is one of the most unpleasant hub airports in America.

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