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US Shuttle Rear Deplaning  
User currently offlineAltairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

A relative of mine who is a travel agent just gave me a US newsletter stating in part that soon "Shuttle stations [will] begin to consistently allow passengers to exit from the front and back of the aircraft, weather permitting" (sorry no link because the site it links to appears to only be for TA's).

I find it interesting that they would do this at 3 such congested airports, especially since the airline most known for rear deplaning (B6) does it at all of their outstations but not at JFK or BOS (and yes I know the shuttle is at LGA but it's at least as crowded if not more so and I doubt B6 rear deplanes there. Also, the quote intimates that they are sporadically dual deplaning now? Has anyone been on one of these flights and how was it?

One other Shuttle question, and this pertains to both US and DL. Does anyone know when the guaranteed seats and extra sections stopped (or did Trump stop them before the Shuttle went to US)?

Sorry if either question has been discussed before.....searched as best as I could and found nothing.


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User currently offlineDelta4eva From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

DL also rear deplanes on the Shuttle routes.


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User currently offlineJsposaune From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 293 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

I haven't flown on US Shuttle in a couple of years, but I distinctly remember deplaning via rear stairs at both LGA and DCA (more often at DCA) between 2001 and 2003. They may have stopped it, and are now aiming to re-start it. I rather liked exiting by the back stairs...walking across the ramp was a blast, and you were (are) curbside in a matter of a few minutes after blocking into the gate!


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User currently offline787EWR From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2521 times:



Quoting Altairf28 (Thread starter):
relative of mine who is a travel agent just gave me a US newsletter stating in part that soon "Shuttle stations [will] begin to consistently allow passengers to exit from the front and back of the aircraft, weather permitting" (sorry no link because the site it links to appears to only be for TA's).

Depending on the weather is correct. We have snow in NY today, so they may be waiting to do this in the spring.

I find it interesting that they would do this at 3 such congested airports, especially since the airline most known for rear deplaning (B6) does it at all of their outstations but not at JFK or BOS (and yes I know the shuttle is at LGA but it's at least as crowded if not more so and I doubt B6 rear deplanes there. Also, the quote intimates that they are sporadically dual deplaning now? Has anyone been on one of these flights and how was it?
Where the A319s park at LGA allow for a controlled path where people have little to no danger of being hit by passing planes. When you get of the rear of the plane, there is a ramp worker or guard to make sure you don't go exploring. I do find this interesting because it is necessary to roll stairs up to the back of the planes. I do remember the original goal was to empty the planes quickly so that they could be cleaned and reloaded.

One other Shuttle question, and this pertains to both US and DL. Does anyone know when the guaranteed seats and extra sections stopped (or did Trump stop them before the Shuttle went to US)?
A few years back. Can't remember exactly when, but it may have been shortly before the September attacks.

Sorry if either question has been discussed before.....searched as best as I could and found nothing.



User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Do the Delta md88s have rear stairs? I remember the 727 rear stairs, but I thought the 88s had a tail cone.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2281 times:



Quoting Quickmover (Reply 4):
Do the Delta md88s have rear stairs?

The tailcone exit does have built in stairs - when the MD-80s are parked you will almost always see the rear stairs down.


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

As mentioned, the Delta Shuttle has rear deplaning if weather permits it...The US Shuttle has become less and less of a Shuttle over the years, so I'm glad to see them making some changes to it...

User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Delta's shuttle product is great at LGA. You're out of you're seat on the plane and into your seat in the taxi in less than 2 minutes.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1891 times:



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 7):
You're out of you're seat on the plane and into your seat in the taxi in less than 2 minutes.

In optimal conditions, yes. If you are sitting in the middle of a packed Shuttle, and there is less than an ample supply of taxis outside, then no...


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1821 times:



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 8):
In optimal conditions, yes. If you are sitting in the middle of a packed Shuttle, and there is less than an ample supply of taxis outside, then no...

Haha, packed shuttle. I don't even think any of Delta's shuttle flights go out with more than 40 pax on average on a 138 seat MD88. (yet all tell me they are still profitable)



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

I use the US shuttle on a fairly regular basis (including twice last friday) and they have brought back the rear stair option. With the shift to A-319s and now having status I get upgraded almost every time so I have not done the rear stairs lately. I know the pax load on the flight back to LGA was light so they did not offer it, but in the morning arrival at DCA it was announced onboard. Was nice that they mentioned in DCA that in addition to walking down stairs to exit the aircraft pax would need to go up another set to enter the terminal. This way pax had the option. At LGA you can walk right into the lower level and on to baggage/curbside.

While they are busy airports, the space is not an issue since they have gates dedicated to the shuttle flights (at least DCA & LGA that I use).



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26714 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1735 times:



Quoting Altairf28 (Thread starter):


I find it interesting that they would do this at 3 such congested airports



Quoting Planeguy727 (Reply 10):

While they are busy airports, the space is not an issue since they have gates dedicated to the shuttle flights (at least DCA & LGA that I use).

I don't think space would be the issue, rather runway capacity. If they are able to turn the airplane 10 minutes faster because of the rear stairs, they have a better chance of making their time slot.



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1687 times:



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 9):
Haha, packed shuttle. I don't even think any of Delta's shuttle flights go out with more than 40 pax on average on a 138 seat MD88. (yet all tell me they are still profitable)

While most do not, there are times when the Shuttle is busy (such as peak times in the morning and afternoon), Sunday evenings, etc...


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