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United's Plans For Shuttle?  
User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1419 times:

Well, I just got around to finding out that United scrapped the Shutle division. As closely as i follow UAL and AA, i don't know how i couldn't have seen this one. Anyway, They say that they will be able to cover the routes with their BEX fleet or the mainline UAL fleet. So, what are the plans for its aircraft? Are they going to be scrapped, kept in shuttle colors, but operate with economy plus and flight numbers that aren't in the 2000's, or are they to be repainted?

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7687 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

I did see a few in Shuttle colors @LAX earlier this month.Even,my favorite the white colors!

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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

I flew on a United Shuttle aircraft from Denver to Billings on the 2nd of this month. It was still in Shuttle seating configuration and livery. I doubt they will be repainted and reconfigured for a while.


User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

The B737's from Shuttle visit Omaha regularly, still in Shuttle configuration (much to the annoyance of the UAL elite tier frequent flyers who don't have a Y+ section on these aircraft).

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

United scrapped Shuttle because it was probably loosing more money than UAL would care to admit. Southwest is king in the West and United simply cannot match the WN cost structure.

Furthermore, United announced the retirement of the entire 737-200 and 727-200 fleet (which should have gone long ago) and the 737-300/500's in the Shuttle operation were need back in the Midwest and East, where United used the 737-200's and 727-200's heavily.


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