AltairF28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
Was just thinking about the EA/Trump/US and the PA/DL Shuttles and am curious about a couple of things.
I know that when EA started their shuttle in the 60's you were guaranteed a seat as long as you got to the airport in time, and backup aircraft were on hand if needed. When did this policy end? Also, when PA started their competing shuttle did they also offer guaranteed seating and if so did both shuttles end the practice and the same time? Thanks.
A detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons
It was originally the NY Air Shuttle before Pan Am took over the operation, I took the NY Air shuttle a couple times. Texas Air Corporation owned CO and NY Air, when Texas Air Corp acquired Eastern they were required by regulators to divest the NY Air Shuttle as Eastern already had a Shuttle operation (which was much more successful). Thus the NY Air Shuttle operation was sold to Pan Am, a few years later Eastern sold their Shuttle while in bankruptcy during the pilot/mechanic strike.