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Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 4:36 am

Hello all,

take a look at the new DL shuttle. As soon as I have more pictures I will certainly post them .

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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 5:16 am

Just wait in a few years we might be seeing 757s on the east coast corridor with all the increase of shuttle travel. And I wonder what will happen to USAirways Shuttle? Will United Shuttle operate both on the east and west coasts?
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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 5:27 am

I'll have to admit the plane looks really good. Even though I wasn't a big fan of this new livery when it debuted, it is starting to grow on me. Having the additional word "Shuttle" provides a little more color. I wish they would put "Delta Air Lines" on all the mainline planes. The extra color in the words would help a lot since there is so much white.
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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 5:49 am

That's a beautiful aircraft.

United was planning on starting shuttle service similar to its west coast operations following the USAirways merger. Based on traffic statisitcs, Delta Shuttle flew 2,217,444 passengers from April 99 thru April 2000 at La Guardia. USAirways Shuttle totaled 1,524,314.
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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 6:39 am

I hate to sound dumb, what what exactly is the purpose of Delta Shuttle. Can't they just operate the routes as regular Delta routes?
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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 7:46 am

That guy on the boat must have had an awesome view!!!

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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 8:20 am

The point of the Delta Shuttle is that it is a seperate brand with its own identity, marketed directly to business travellers here in DC, as well as in NYC and Boston. It has to with marketing more than anything else--Delta wants its prospective customers to know that service on the Delta Shuttle routes are different from the rest of their routes. The name implies a rapid service, which is what business travelers want, and has associated with it the niceties of the service (ie, leather seats).

Of course, the fact that the name was inherited from Pan Am has a little to do with it, too.
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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sat Aug 19, 2000 9:38 am

in addition to the last post I can say that the DL shuttle is quite expensive, a ticket during the week between BOS - LGA costs around 405 USD, everything is geard for the business traveller.....I have not been on it but I flew the 727 quite a few times and the atmoshpere it a lot different, blue leather seat, more leg room, overall a pleasant experience.

Next time I will rent a boat......I always wanted to do that since I moved to BOS
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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sun Aug 20, 2000 12:00 am

Delta Shuttle is different than Delta in a lot of ways (besides the name). At LaGuardia, the Shuttle has its own terminal (Marine) which has business facilities, etc. The planes have 36 inch pitch, which is more than economy on mainline. On the Shuttle, you have a guarenteed seat, which means if you buy a ticket and show up at the gate 3 minutes before departure, you are guarenteed a seat on that plane or they will roll out another plane for you. Those are the basics.

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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sun Aug 20, 2000 3:42 am

If they have extra planes to roll out, why would they have to cancel a shuttle flight due to a mechanical? I was at the Marine Air Terminal at LGA in May, waiting for my flight to DCA to board. They announced that the Boston flight was canceled due to a mechanical problem, and the next scheduled flight would be in an hour. This was on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe the extra plane policy does not apply on weekends.

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RE: Delta's New Shuttle

Sun Aug 20, 2000 6:14 am

I was also sceptic to the new paint, but I'm beginning to like it...on smaller planes. I still don't like it on the 757 or the 777. Too much white. But as seen on this 737, it looks good.


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