DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12 Posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
I was thinking that maybe Delta should replace the old 727s with the newer 767-200s on their Shuttle routes (DCA-LGA, BOS-LGA, DCA-BOS). Sure, at some times the plane would be empty, but during the hours of 6AM/PM to 9AM/PM the planes would be packed, also taking out shuttles at other times, like the 7:20A to LGA from BOS when there is a 7:30A to LGA also. They should at least get some larger planes.
AF777 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
I was thinking that getting 767's would be a good idea too. However, I read somewhere once that widebodies are not allowed to land at DC National. I could be wrong, but I have never seen a widebody there. The biggest that lands (I think) is the 757. Maybe they could use them on the LGA-BOS route.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1931 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
Eastern used to fly A300's on the LGA-BOS sector, but the DCA-LGA route was always a narrowbody. I think Eastern flew an A300 into DCA like one time as sort of a test thing but I guess it was never approved. I guesst hey don't have the room for the widebodies. The L1011 was built for Eastern specifically for use into LGA and DCA, but they never flew it to DCA. Once a long time ago I saw and American DC-10 at DCA, but that is the only widebody i ever saw there and I don't know what it was doing
AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
I don't think Delta will put any widebody on the shuttle flights because, like AF777 said, widebodies don't land in DCA. Their best bet would be to replace the 727's with 737-300's in the middle of the 2000's. Delta says that the last 727 will be phased out in 2005, I think that the last batch of 727's that will leave will be the ones currently used on the shuttle flights. So, you may see 727's at the Delta Shuttle for five more years or so.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
No...it's okay....I was too lazy to go downstairs and get the issue!! I was also going to post about the A300 thing...can't find the AirShuttle article, though...I thought it was because the FAA was afraid of the A300's weight crushing the pilings on the runway...?