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US Airways Shuttle. How Much Longer?  
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4641 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2546 times:

How much longer do you think the US Airways Shuttle running in the NorthEast corridor will remain in operation? I'm asking that because it seems now likely that it will dissapear someday, I imagine. I'm saying that because US Airways has recently filed for Chapter XI bankruptcy court protection, meaning they definitely need a restructuring plan, and American Airlines will soon have hourly service between New York, Boston ans Washington DC. I regulary get AAirMail, that's how I know. Those flights will be operated by American Eagle with Embraer aircraft. American Airlines is becoming very strong in La Guardia so they are likely to take over US Airways Shuttle. If US Airways Shuttle dissapears, the Airbus A319's and A320's will be handed over to US Airways mainline.
Remember, Pan Am and Eastern, which were at one time major carriers flying out of New York City, both had a Shuttle service in the NorthEast corridor. That of Eastern was taken over by Donald Trump shortly before being taken over by US Airways, and that of Pan Am was taken over by Delta. All of that happened ten years ago.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium

Ben Soriano
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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2528 times:

I have been on many U.S. Airways Shuttle flights and they are always packed to the max! Often, stand by pax cannot get on. So really, it is a question of how much they make vs. their operating cost. But unless it is closer (leaning to the loosing money side) I think they will continue it. I think that perhaps they might want to cut out beverage service (and snack and the bagels in the morning) to all flights leaving/departing from LGA, as all of those flights are very short and one can live without a cup of soda for half an hour or so. And I bet that that will happen!  Wow!

"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2521 times:


I don't think the Shuttle will disappear anytime soon. It's one of US Airway's biggest money makers. AA's service can't compare, ERJ vs. A319. I'm sure AA will do very well with their service but the Northeast corridor can more then support another player.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2515 times:

AA has always been big in LGA. So they fly a couple of RJ's on one of the busiest air routes in the world. Big deal??????????

The question is will US dispose of the Shuttle to make a few dollars? Sure. When they pry it from their cold dead hands.....

User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1647 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2494 times:

Often, stand by pax cannot get on.

Do the Shuttles no longer offer guaranteed seating with back-up aircraft? That was the whole basis of the operation at one time.

I work for Southwest, but the views expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Southwest.
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