King767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
Just wait in a few years we might be seeing 757s on the east coast corridor with all the increase of shuttle travel. And I wonder what will happen to USAirways Shuttle? Will United Shuttle operate both on the east and west coasts?
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6608 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
I'll have to admit the plane looks really good. Even though I wasn't a big fan of this new livery when it debuted, it is starting to grow on me. Having the additional word "Shuttle" provides a little more color. I wish they would put "Delta Air Lines" on all the mainline planes. The extra color in the words would help a lot since there is so much white.
AAtripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
That's a beautiful aircraft.
United was planning on starting shuttle service similar to its west coast operations following the USAirways merger. Based on traffic statisitcs, Delta Shuttle flew 2,217,444 passengers from April 99 thru April 2000 at La Guardia. USAirways Shuttle totaled 1,524,314.
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
The point of the Delta Shuttle is that it is a seperate brand with its own identity, marketed directly to business travellers here in DC, as well as in NYC and Boston. It has to with marketing more than anything else--Delta wants its prospective customers to know that service on the Delta Shuttle routes are different from the rest of their routes. The name implies a rapid service, which is what business travelers want, and has associated with it the niceties of the service (ie, leather seats).
Of course, the fact that the name was inherited from Pan Am has a little to do with it, too.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
in addition to the last post I can say that the DL shuttle is quite expensive, a ticket during the week between BOS - LGA costs around 405 USD, everything is geard for the business traveller.....I have not been on it but I flew the 727 quite a few times and the atmoshpere it a lot different, blue leather seat, more leg room, overall a pleasant experience.
Next time I will rent a boat......I always wanted to do that since I moved to BOS
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
Delta Shuttle is different than Delta in a lot of ways (besides the name). At LaGuardia, the Shuttle has its own terminal (Marine) which has business facilities, etc. The planes have 36 inch pitch, which is more than economy on mainline. On the Shuttle, you have a guarenteed seat, which means if you buy a ticket and show up at the gate 3 minutes before departure, you are guarenteed a seat on that plane or they will roll out another plane for you. Those are the basics.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 1123 times:
If they have extra planes to roll out, why would they have to cancel a shuttle flight due to a mechanical? I was at the Marine Air Terminal at LGA in May, waiting for my flight to DCA to board. They announced that the Boston flight was canceled due to a mechanical problem, and the next scheduled flight would be in an hour. This was on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe the extra plane policy does not apply on weekends.