Delta A350 Routes to Asia and Europe Announced

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Delta’s A350 aircraft launches service on October 30, 2017 with service from Detroit (DTW) to Tokyo Nartia (NRT), however the airline announced some other routes for the A350.

Delta plans to upgrade one of their four daily flights from Detroit to Amsterdam starting March 31, 2018 to the A350. This is in addition to the Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai all receiving A350 service in the coming months from Detroit.

Delta A350 Suite

Per Delta,

Delta has scheduled its flagship A350-900 aircraft on one of four daily flights between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, effective March 31, 2018. Amsterdam will be the first trans-Atlantic destination for Delta’s A350 aircraft, offering customers an elevated travel experience in every class of service throughout their flight. Delta will also deploy the A350 on Detroit-Shanghai service beginning April 19, 2018.

With the addition of Amsterdam, Delta will fly five international routes from Detroit using the A350. The first aircraft is scheduled to enter service later this month between Detroit and Tokyo-Narita on Oct. 30, with service to Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai starting Nov. 18Jan. 17 and April 19 respectively.

Lately, there’s been some confusion on whether you can upgrade to a Delta One Suite using a Global Upgrade certificate, and to clarify, Delta posted the following response on Flyertalk:

Hi everyone, wanted to clear up any confusion surrounding Delta One suite upgrades. Diamond Medallion Members can use one Global Upgrade Certificate to upgrade directly to a Delta One suite from any cabin of service offered on the flight – including Main Cabin (excluding Basic Economy).
I can’t wait to get on one of these new A350 aircrafts! Look out for a flight review in the coming months.
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