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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 42
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Hello all,

take a look at the new DL shuttle. As soon as I have more pictures I will certainly post them .

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Photo © Vasco Garcia

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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1435 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?

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6909 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1429 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.

User currently offlineAAtripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1413 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.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

I hate to sound dumb, what what exactly is the purpose of Delta Shuttle. Can't they just operate the routes as regular Delta routes?

User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

That guy on the boat must have had an awesome view!!!


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1568 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1391 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.

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1368 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

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8953 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1319 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.


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
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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.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA

Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3528 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

I was also sceptic to the new paint, but I'm beginning to like it...on smaller planes. I still don't like it on the 757 or the 777. Too much white. But as seen on this 737, it looks good.


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