Delta suspends London Heathrow – Philadelphia

Delta is to suspend its London Heathrow to Philadelphia route from Thursday 3 May 2018.

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Philadelphia’s Independence Hall (Image Credit: C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)
Philadelphia’s Independence Hall (Image Credit: C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)

Delta Air Lines is to suspend its route from London Heathrow to Philadelphia from Thursday 3 May 2018.

The route launched in April 2015 with the benefit of a pair of slots that American Airlines was required to relinquish as part of its merger with US Airways.  It is understood that Delta should now have permanent rights to this slot pair.

It is not currently known what route Delta will operate instead.  Bearing in mind that Virgin has also permanently suspended Chicago this latest route suspension does suggest that Delta and Virgin struggle on routes where rival alliances have higher frequencies.

Now that Delta has suspended London Heathrow – Philadelphia, this route will be operated exclusively by Oneworld alliance members and joint-venture American Airlines and British Airways.

Affected Delta passengers should have the option of being accommodated on alternative Delta and Virgin Atlantic services via gateways such as New York JFK.

Update January 2018:

An earlier version of this article stated that this route was suspended from Saturday 24 March 2018. This article has been updated as it has since emerged that flights will operate until Thursday 3 May 2018.

Delta launches London Heathrow – Portland from 26 May 2017

Delta Air Lines has launched a four times weekly summer seasonal route from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon from 26 May 2017.

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Delta at London Heathrow
Delta at London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Heathrow)

Delta Air Lines has announced it is to launch a new direct route from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon from Friday 26 May 2017.

The route will operate four times a week on a summer seasonal basis to Portland International Airport using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The service will end in early October 2017, but will resume in May 2018.

Flights will operate from London Heathrow Terminal 3 (an earlier draft stated Terminal 4 before Delta consolidated all services at Terminal 3) and will be codeshared with Delta’s UK transatlantic joint-venture partner Virgin Atlantic.

This route will be the only direct flight between London and Portland.   Flights are on sale now at the websites of both Delta and Virgin Atlantic.

The flight time from London to Portland is approximately 11 hours.

This is also a route that had been a likely contender for a new direct service by British Airways with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Delta’s announcement may prompt a rethink on BA’s part.  BA may either launch this with a near daily year round service route, or choose another US city that is not already served from London.

London Heathrow – Portland

Flight DL37 / VS4002 Depart London Heathrow 12:30 – Arrive Portland 15:15 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Portland – London Heathrow

Flight DL36 / VS4001 Depart Portland 17:13 – Arrive London Heathrow 11:10 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Note that timings are approximate and precise timings may vary throughout the summer.

Update December 2017

This route is scheduled to resume on Friday 4 May 2018 until Saturday 6 October 2018.

Delta to launch seasonal London Heathrow – Salt Lake City

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Delta at London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Heathrow)

Delta Air Lines continues its steady transatlantic growth at London Heathrow with the launch a new route to Salt Lake City in Utah from Sunday 1 May 2016.

The flight will operate on a summer seasonal basis. This will be the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Utah. Delta will also offer passengers connections to some 50 cities from Salt Lake City.

Flights will be operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with a two class, business & economy, service. Flights will depart from London Heathrow Terminal 3. It is codeshared with Delta’s transatlantic joint-venture partner, Virgin Atlantic.

Flights are on sale now at Delta and Virgin Atlantic

London Heathrow – Salt Lake City

Flight DL 51/VS 4019 – Depart London Heathrow 10:10 – Arrive Salt Lake City 13:07
Flight DL 50/VS 4020 – Depart Salt Lake City 16:52 – Arrive London Heathrow 10:00

Update March 2018

This route is scheduled to return on Tuesday 1 May 2018 and will operate until Saturday 27 October 2018. Flights will operate daily for most of the season.

Delta moves Atlanta & Seattle to London Heathrow Terminal 4

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Delta at London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Heathrow)

We’re not quite sure what has prompted this but the co-location of Delta and Virgin Atlantic flights in Terminal 3 has been partially reversed, with Delta’s daily flights to Atlanta and Seattle moved to London Heathrow Terminal 4.

As of today, 29 March 2015, the split of Delta operated flights at London Heathrow is:

London Heathrow Terminal 3

Boston
New York
Los Angeles

London Heathrow Terminal 4

Atlanta
Detroit
Minneapolis
Philadelphia (launches 8 April 2015)
Seattle

Update

Delta has since co-located all of its transatlantic flights with Virgin Atlantic in London Heathrow Terminal 3.

Delta opens new arrivals lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

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Former Delta Air Lines Arrivals Lounge (Image Credit: London Air Travel)

Delta Air Lines has today announced the opening of a new arrivals lounge for eligible passengers at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

This is a sign of Delta’s continued investment in the London Heathrow market.

The arrivals lounge is located in arrivals hall of Terminal 3.

Delta BusinessElite passengers and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members arriving from the United States have access to the lounge.

The lounge features 11 shower suites and clothes press and shoe shine services.

Breakfast includes Starbucks Coffee, fresh fruit, pastries, yoghurt and cereals and a prepared to order a la carte menu. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lounge, plus a business centre and a selection of the day’s newspapers.

The lounge is open from 6am to 2pm, daily.

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Delta to launch London Heathrow – Philadelphia

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Philadelphia’s Independence Hall (Image Credit: C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)
Philadelphia’s Independence Hall (Image Credit: C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)

Delta Air Lines continues to expand its presence at London Heathrow with the launch of a new route from the airport to Philadelphia on 8 April 2015, the airline confirmed today.

The flight will operate from Terminal 4, and be operated by a Boeing 757 aircraft in a two class (economy and business class) configuration.

The route will also be offered as a codeshare with its transatlantic joint-venture partner Virgin Atlantic.

Flight DL195 Depart London Heathrow 12:30 Arrive Philadelphia 16:00.
Flight DL194 Depart Philadelphia 19:04 Arrive London Heathrow 07:30.

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Virgin Atlantic adds Atlanta & Delta adds Los Angeles in Heathrow shuffle

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines have announced changes to their schedules between London Heathrow and Atlanta and Los Angeles as part of their transatlantic joint-venture.

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Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air Lines Aircraft (Image Credit: Delta Air Lines)

We have to admit to being a little surprised by this news.

Virgin Atlantic and Delta, partners together in a relatively new transatlantic joint-venture, have announced that they will swap flights between London Heathrow and Los Angeles and Atlanta from 26 October 2014.

Delta will take over one of Virgin Atlantic’s twice daily London Heathrow – Los Angeles flights. Virgin Atlantic will take over one of Delta’s thrice daily London Heathrow – Atlanta flights.

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Delta suspends planned Heathrow – Chicago route

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Delta at London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Heathrow)

It was only a little over a month ago that Delta Air Lines announced its plans to launch a direct route from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare from Sunday 26 October 2014.

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AA, BA, Delta & Virgin to battle on London – New York

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Delta, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic & British Airways aircraft at London Heathrow
Delta, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic & British Airways aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: Heathrow)

If there’s one long-haul route from London that is more coveted than any other, it has to be the London Heathrow to New York route.

In 2013, some 4.2 million passengers flew in both directions between London and New York. This is more than Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami combined.

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Delta launches London Heathrow – Chicago O’Hare from Sunday 26 October 2014

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Delta at London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Heathrow)

Delta Air Lines is to launch a direct route from London Heathrow airport to Chicago O’Hare airport from Sunday 26 October 2014.

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