Jeb From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1271 times:
US Airways Shuttle offers rear deplaning for flights arriving at Boston Logan, New York LaGuardia and Reagan Washington National Airports. Pre-reserved sedan service is also available at all three US Airways Shuttle Airports. -- from the US Airways shuttle site.
How does the rear deplaning work? And has anyone taken advantage of the car?
AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
I fly the Shuttle regularly, and they regularly use rear deplaning at both La Guardia and Boston. With the 727s they used to use the central rear exit, but with the A320 they simply use the left door (2L). A staircase attaches itself to the aircraft. You walk down and around right into the building.
The intention is to save time by using multiple exits, but I don't think it really does that because you have to subsequently walk a much longer route to get back into the terminal building.
But for aviation fans it's lot of fun because you get to see your aircraft close up from outside, plus walk on the tarmac.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1670 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
I have deplaned from the rear on both the US Airways Shuttle and Delta Shuttle. My question is: Why don't they board through the rear door also? Boarding through two doors would be much quicker.
By the way, I like using the rear door so that I can see the plane up close. Sometimes they park the aircraft so you can't see the tail number from inside the terminal, but by using the rear door, that is not a problem.