I came across this article the other day about Delta snagging the SEA-CDG route once Air France dropped it. Most of the time we know it is simpler to find space on AF over DL but since we are talking Delta metal this route could play into my strategy of utilizing the schedule change to get the exact seats you want. After all who wants to first fly east to west to end up west to east right?
And if you do get stuck with it, you will end up with what Lucky at One Mile at a Time calls the perfect length flight with time enough to both sleep and enjoy the trip. Another idea would be to use the stop over option with Skymiles and enjoy a few summer days in Seattle if you have never been there for a visit, and then fly over to Paris a few days later.
Now one more route I would be cautious of is the PIT-CDG direct route that Delta is going to also go it alone this year without financial support from Pittsburgh as they had in the past. Delta did/will fly 757-200’s on this route with the least leg room & least recline business seats in the international fleet. It does look like they have Economy comfort but note the seats are 3 & 3 in EC & coach.
BTW I am still working on the idea for posting low level Saturday award space for both coach and business – I just have not yet found the time to do so. – René