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United Shuttle Is Gone Forever?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9502 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1680 times:

Although the service is not that good, United Shuttle provides convenient as well as frequent flights between cities on the West Coast.

However, I heard that they will soon put an end to United Shuttle. Can anyone confirm this?

if United Shuttle separates from United Airlines, it will become one of the largest regional carriers in the US. That's a huge cutback.

Is this a temporary measure? Or is it permanent? Will United Shuttle resume service if the economy improves?

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User currently offlineSpeedport From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1638 times:

United Shuttle was a part of United, not an independent venture. United Shuttle will not become a separate airline.

UAL has abandoned its low fare business model. Whether it returns is left to the fates. For many people it is not worth waiting in line at the airport for 2 hours to take a flight lasting an hour and a half when that person can drive the same distance in three to four hours.

Most of the same cities pairs will still see some service, albeit fewer in frequency.

User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1627 times:

Someone has to ask this eventually....

WHAT have you been reading the last few days?

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Shuttle, will be dead on October 31. Good riddance!

Most markets will continue to receive service from United Airlines or United Express (with both EMB-120s and CRJs). One of the routes United will not be keeping, Los Angeles-Medford, has already been picked up by Horizon Air which will start serving the route in mid-Nevember with CRJ-700 jets.

David / SAN
...fan on Uncle Herb's Red Bellied War Machines

User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Well, that might be true, I herd rumors that United is going out of business!

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Also, Skywest is picking a lot of ex-Shuttle routes.

For spotters, we will finally see CRJs at LAX which is one bit of good news.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

I cannot echo Hawaiian717's sentiments more...Good riddance!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

User currently offlineDC-10inLB From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Yes the Shuttle division is going byebye.......This was already known before the 9/11 attacks. We at Skywest have known for a while. However the attacks sped up that process. Shuttle has really spread itself too thin on routes that it couldn't make a profit on. Las Vegas and SFO will be retained by United, however I don't believe they will be under the Shuttle moniker. As of early November Skywest will be operating LAX to Phoenix, Tucson, OAK, SJC, and FAT, with CRJs.....approx 30 CRJ flights a day. Finally RJs in LA. I do hope that this does aid United with some serious cost saving measures, and isn't seen as one airline against another, we all need to help eachother out. It's not just an airline issue, but an industry issue - international airline industry issue for that matter. So ya'll get out and fly! Set your @sses in a seat and enjoy the ride  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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