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EA & PA (and Descendants) Shuttle Questions  
User currently offlineAltairF28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1390 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.

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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Both offered the service and would roll out an extra plane just for one passenger. I believe DL was the last to end that I think right after 09/11.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

This interesting article in the US Airways website on Shuttle history says that Pan Am did have backup aircraft when they started. However it doesn't seem to mention when the use of backup aircraft ended.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16865 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Quoting AltairF28 (Thread starter):
EA/Trump/US and the PA/DL Shuttles a

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.

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