Speedport From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 924 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.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3146 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 895 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
DC-10inLB From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 808 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