deltairlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8943 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
Quick history of the Delta Shuttle at Boston:
Originally, the Shuttle used the ex-Pan Am gates at Terminal B (most recently the American Eagle gates). Once American Eagle bought out Business Express and moved them over to Terminal B in the late 1990s, the Delta Shuttle moved to Terminal A (A3-A6), sharing Terminal A with Continental and Cape Air.
This was only for about 2-3 years, as after that, Terminal A closed, with Continental and Cape Air moving to Terminal C and the Delta Shuttle moving to Terminal B gates B1-B3 (currently the Air Canada gates). Once the new Terminal A opened in the mid 2000s, the Delta Shuttle moved back to Terminal A, using gates A1-A3 ever since (A1 is rarely used for the Shuttle now).
bizjet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1894 times:
Mainline subs on the Shuttle were not infrequent.
At least at the end of the days of the dedicated fleet, back in 2008, the Shuttle used 1-class MD-88s. I think Delta had 9 ships in this configuration, which was enough to cover the LGA-BOS and LGA-DCA hourly service (four ships per route each day) with one spare.
If more than one a/c was out of service or on a heavy Mx visit, then a 2-cabin ship was subbed in.