Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1258 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2400 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?
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2267 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.
FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2231 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.
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2223 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?
Hoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2204 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.
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2187 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)
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2141 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.