Delta’s Flying a 747 From Minneapolis to Seattle

Dec 6, 2016

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It’s not very common to see a Boeing 747-400 operating domestic flights within the US — especially on flights to Seattle. However, on January 1, 2017, Delta is doing just that, with a one-off flight from Minneapolis (MSP), as TPG reader Aris S. shared today.

The flight, Delta 2221, will depart MSP at 11:19am and arrive in Seattle at 12:55pm. January 1 is a peak travel day (which may explain the extra capacity), and fares are already quite high — you’ll pay $756 for first class or $534 for economy. One-way award seats are available for 32,500 miles in economy or 55,000 miles in business, which is steep.

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If you’ll be going out of your way to travel on this one-time 747 flight, you’ll probably want to grab a seat in first class. These flat-bed seats are typically sold as Delta One on international flights, and are arranged in a 1-1 configuration on the upper deck and in most of the forward cabin, and a 1-2-1 configuration behind Door 1.

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Oddly, there doesn’t appear to be 747 service available in the other direction — it’s not clear where this plane is headed next, but as of now it’s not assigned to any of the day’s Seattle-Minneapolis flights.

The flight’s filling up pretty quickly, so if you think you’ll want to fly, be sure to grab a seat sooner than later.

Are you traveling on Delta’s one-off 747 flight to Seattle?

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