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User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

I was recently travelling through Hartsfield, you can see my trip report if you like and I saw at least two Delta Shuttle 737's there. I'm wondering why they were there. Do they go for maintenance? Charters? Equipment substitutions?




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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

They are most likely used for extra capacity or weekend-only flights when frequencies on the shuttles are reduced over the weekend. I flew through ATL earlier in the month and saw a Shuttle as well.


Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

I was in Atlanta on a Wednesday



User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

they are probably there for maintance. since atl is the biggest maintance base for delta (i think) they were probably in for a day or 2 for maintance

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

They are primarily brought to ATL for maintenance and while in ATL can be pressed into service depending upon operational needs.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I see them everyday on my way to work. Some are parked by North MX, while others are being used for flights. Delta Shuttle has not resumed full service yet, so some of these aircraft are being used out of ATL in place of aircraft out of service.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Yes, some are being used for flights. Right now, I am looking into booking Delta 686 ATL-ORF this summer, and it would be on a Shuttle 738 (you can tell by the seat chart).

Jeff


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

On January 3, 2002, I took my "journey" to Florida that was supposed to be on Delta. You can read all about it in my trip report posted here. Anyway, my DL flights to ATL and onward were cancelled due to the winter storm in the south. I was standing on the observation deck at CLE and I saw a DLX 737-200. I have never seen one at CLE before (at least of the DLX variety). I know they don't fly them here regularly, so it must have had something to do with the bad weather that day.

User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

I know the Shuttle 738s have a one-cabin layout.

So what happens when a Shuttle 738 is placed on a mainline flight??? What does the airline do about the First Class pax? Or do they have those cool "change-upon-demand" seats like European airline planes do?



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

First class simply isn't sold on routes like ATL-MCO where they know the Shuttle a/c are to be subbed in on the weekends. If the sub is a surprise, First class just get the seats close to the front (no cabin divider, etc). Nice democratic arrangement...everybody happy.

User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I vaguely remember one time about 8 years ago flying ATL - LGA on a Delta Shuttle a/c. I don't recall whether that was the schduled a/c, but I remember getting in, and seeing all the nice leather seats. It was definately a tail engine a/c so I would imagine it was the 727 or MD80 (though I didn't think Delta used the MD80 as a shuttle)

User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

If I payed for a first class seat, I'd be really annoyed if all I got was a seat near the front in a one class layout. I bet that doesn't go over very well.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

If they do unexpectedly sub in equipment the First Classers can and will get money back if they ask.


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

I've seen Delta Express (in addition to Delta Shuttle) in ATL several times, although there is no scheduled service there, so the aircraft was probably just there for maintainence.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

F/C pax will get an involuntary downgrade coupon which they can use in the future by booking a y/c ticket and using this coupon for confirmed f/c on a future flight.

The Shuttle fleet previously had 16 a/c. Nonstop service between DCA and BOS was discontinued leaving an excess of a few a/c (3 or 4). The planes rotate through Shuttle ops and Mainline ops. At least 2 are used on weekends for extra capacity to MCO and TPA.


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