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DL Shuttle To Begin Ops' W/ B737-300's  
User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Following USAirways decision a few weeks ago, DL will begin operating 737-300's on its' Shuttle flights. The a/c are to be fitted with 120 leather seats in a one class layout.

Are these the previous Germania 737's that have been returned to their lessor or were they parked in the desert for the past year? Or are these the former Western 737's that have operated through SLC and DFW?

The Shuttle 737-800's are to be refitted with standard DL 2 class configuration and reassigned to the mainline fleet.

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Kind of ironic how just a few short years ago Delta and US Airways were in a race to introduce (and heavily advertise) their new planes (A320 and later the A319 for US, 737-800 for DL). Now, Delta appears to quietly be changing equipment. Although, I don't know US' plans, even flying smaller A319s would still be more attractive than 15 year old planes with leather seats.

LH423



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

US does already operate the A319 BOS-DCA.

US is arguably the leader in this market still - they still offer hourly service from/to all three airports and not just 2 spokes from LGA, and they connect a ton of passengers from their other flights onto the Shuttle as well.

They could easily adjust the LGA-BOS and LGA-DCA routes down to the A319.

DL couldn't do that easily, since they own no 737-700s.

US will want to keep their early morning DCA departure, and their late evening DCA arrival. For this, they need to hold on to the Airbus and not backtrack to the 737.

N


User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

The latest from US is that DCA-LGA-BOS will operate with A319 shuttle aircraft, and put the higher capacity A320 aircraft on other routes more needing of the extra capacity (Carribean maybe?). The B737 will run on the BOS-DCA route and compete with AA and DL regional jets. This move seems to give US an advantage in this market. Even going to a B737-300, I'll take it over an RJ anyday.

User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

"Following USAirways' decision..."

Does that mean USAirways will also re-introduce the 737-300 on the Shuttle route? USAirways used the 733 as an interim for the transition between 727s and Airbusses...

Do you have a source for the Delta announcement please?



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2559 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

The ex-Germania planes will be but into Shuttle service. The -800 will return to mainline in the all coach Shuttle config.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Is this DL decision based on reduced shuttle loads or a decision to not fly the latest aircraft on the shuttle since US is not?




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 474 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Will the 737s be outfitted with the flip-down video screens found on the current shuttle 738s?

Thanks,

e.


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4602 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Regarding the DL 733s going on shuttle and an annoucement...they are already on the routes.

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

So does it mean that US will place B737-300 on the run? If so, are they going to put the same aircrafts that they had couple of years ago on DCA-BOS flights?

Rafal


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4602 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

As we discussed months ago (but somehow, some people refused to believe it)...US Airways Shuttle will put the 733 on the DCA-LGA and LGA-BOS runs. BOS-DCA will be 319 while the 320s go back to mainline flying in all coach configs.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2500 times:

BOS-DCA will continue to operate the A319? That doesn't sound right.

The higher demand routes are BOS-LGA and DCA-LGA.

N


User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6781 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 2420 times:

Gigneil-

That's actually not true as regards US Airways' business. While total demand is higher on BOS-LGA and LGA-DCA than on BOS-DCA, US Airways carries more passengers on BOS-DCA than it does on the other two routes. The average numbers for 2002Q2 were:

BOS-LGA: total daily pax=4531, US Airways share=32.09%=1454 pax.
DCA-LGA: total daily pax=4008, US Airways share=40.89%=1639 pax.
BOS-DCA: total daily pax=2587, US Airways share=71.80%=1857 pax.

Delta leads in market share on the first two routes, despite having slightly higher fares. Right now, shuttle traffic is terrible due to competition from the Acela Express and increased hassle at security checkpoints (as well as a depressed economy in general). When you consider that US runs roughly 15 daily departures between BOS and LGA daily, and that those passenger numbers are both directions combined, US only gets about 50 O&D passengers on each of those flights (there's some connecting traffic). That's not really enough to justify the A320 (or the 737-800 for Delta) anymore.

As far as most passengers can tell, if the interior looks and smells new, it's a new plane...


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

I haven't seen any 733s for Delta yet while looking at passur

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

US flies the A319 BOS-DCA.

They only fly the A320 LGA-DCA and LGA-BOS.

That's why I was asking.

N


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