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Questions About United Shuttle Aircraft?  
User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

I want to know why the Ex. United Shuttle 737-300/500 have 3 extra inches of legroom than regular United 737's. I'm not talking about EconomyPlus, there regular economy class seats have 3 more inches than the other United 737's!

Also, you can sort out which 737's are Shuttle aircraft by looking at the Seat Map! If the aircraft has 2 seats in the last row on the left side, its a United Shuttle aircraft.


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

I'm pretty sure there is no extra legroom.


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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1917 times:



Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 1):

Seatguru.com says there is. Also, why is there less seats in the Shuttle aircraft than in regular United? Hmm... Maybe they did that to take 737's to smaller markets.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

ex UA Shuttle aircraft have more seats in a higher density config then the non shuttle birds.

For instance the -300 series the configuration is F8/Y112 on the non shuttle while ex shuttle birds are 8/120. -500s have 6 more seats on ex shuttle aircraft then non.



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Ok, I see what you are saying. Then I have another question, why didn't United put a third seat in that last row of ex.Shuttle planes? It's kind of nice for a pair of travelers.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1858 times:



Quoting Super80DFW (Thread starter):
I want to know why the Ex. United Shuttle 737-300/500 have 3 extra inches of legroom than regular United 737's.

Where do you see this on seatguru? I see that the -300s have 1 extra inch in Y+ on the non-Shuttle birds, but nothing otherwise.



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1858 times:



Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 2):
Seatguru.com says there is. Also,

Where? I just checked it out and saw nothing about 3 more inches than standard..



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

I see that now. I just over looked it. I think I got US Market 1 confused with US Market 2. Anyway, was United Shuttle based mostly in CA?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1834 times:



Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 7):
Anyway, was United Shuttle based mostly in CA?

It was indeed based in California, at both SFO and LAX.



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Were there fares just as expensive as they are now?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1821 times:



Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 9):
Were there fares just as expensive as they are now?

Well, no, considering the CPI was lower then and fuel prices were a small fraction of what they are now. Shuttle offered flights as low as $19 OW between LAX and LAS.



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1814 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
Shuttle offered flights as low as $19 OW between LAX and LAS.

Southwest can't even beat that!  sour  Maybe they did when Shuttle exsisted.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1809 times:



Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 11):

Southwest can't even beat that!

Actually, Southwest did offer such fares as recently as 2002/2003



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1803 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):

I guess similar fares to WN's intra-Texas routes, DAL-HOU, etc.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1777 times:



Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 13):

I guess similar fares to WN's intra-Texas routes, DAL-HOU, etc.

Pretty much.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

The ex Shuttle aircraft have more seats as they have stripped down front and rear galleys with one less aft lavatory, along with the partition between F and Y not being a bulkhead wall but instead a curtain/partial wall.


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