Jeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3246 times:
I believe I am correct when I say I read in the USAToday that Usairways is going to have first class on there shuttle service between Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. I think they said the price would be around over $1,000. I am sorry this is just my opinion, but who in there right mind would pay that much money for a first class ticket on a one hour or less flight? I just don't get it, I mean I know some people love to get frequent flier miles, but paying that much for such a short flight would be nuts in my opinion. Tell me what you think, if you agree with me or not.
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MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3206 times:
Nah, it's not nuts in my opinion. There are a lot of people (including myself) that would rather spend a flight in first class instead of coach, no matter how long the flight is. Even though it might not be a tremendous amount, I'm sure that there are plenty of people who will pay that $1000 for that seat on that hour or hour and a half flight.
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Jeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
I do believe that elites from United can get upgrades on Usairways.
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Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3066 times:
Imo, it seems an enormous waste of money, or ff miles, to get a wider seat on a flight that is in the air barely 20 minutes between DCA and LGA, and about 45 minutes or so between DCA and BOS. I don't know the air time between LGA and BOS, but I'm sure it's equally short.
I guess this is just another example of American extravagance. No wonder we're so unpopular in other countries.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
Remember Bestwestern US current shuttle fleet do offer 34-37in legroom. And they are not totally removing those airccraft or their configuration anytime soon from service. Those A320 series Shuttles are great aircrafts to fly on.
So DL wont be offering something that new, or special that the customers wouldnt have been able to get at US with regard to legroom. I am not sure about catering though. Does US serve drinks/snacks on their current shuttle service?
Just a side point though? Which Shuttle service in that corridor currently drags the most business?
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8988 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
Back to topic -
I don't really see this working well for US. First off, no one is going to pay for those first class seats. It's going to be all elites bumped up to first. The Shuttles are always loaded with elites, so US is going to be making no money off those seats, unless it is a passenger connecting at BOS, LGA, or DCA on a F class itenerary. It basically sounds like the plane will be a mainline plane with Shuttle stickers slapped on after "US Airways". The passenger product will go down, as the majority of the customers will lose the leather seat and that extra 3-5 inches of legroom. I would guess that these passengers might switch over to Delta for these amenities.
The only good for US out of this (as I see it) is that you will have one, unified fleet type (once the A320s are converted). On DL, you have 2 types of 733s (Shuttle and mainline), which you can't really interchange.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4648 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2892 times:
The first class service is likely just to treat the elite passengers and they don't plan on making any money off of them. As far as service throughout the rest of the cabin, I have been told it won't change - but will let someone else comment.
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7267 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
I see at least three potential problems here.
The first is that Delta will now be offering a more desirable Shuttle product than (and possess a potential marketing advantage over) US Airways for the vast majority of its Shuttle passengers. While a dozen passengers will enjoy First Class seating on the US Shuttle (and on many flights, there will likely be plenty of elites to fill those seats but that's Problem #3), the rest will sit in standard coach seating -- and Delta will continue to offer additional legroom in its Shuttle fleet. Given a choice for the same price, I'd take the extra legroom in a heartbeat.
The second is that US will lose capacity (4 seats per flight) with little potential for extra revenue. It is possible that by offering a guaranteed F seat for its Preferred passengers paying full fare that they might gain some incremental sales of full-fare tickets.
The third is that US likely has enough Chairman's Preferred members using the shuttles that contention among the CP's for those F seats might lead to some dissatisfaction among those customers.
While I recognize the operational advantages of no longer having to maintain a separate Shuttle fleet, it must also be acknowledged that there is a cost to eliminating the higher quality of Shuttle service which many frequent travelers on the route have come to expect.