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DL@BOS Question.... TermB Vs TermC

Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:57 pm

Back in the '90s, did DL ever run non-shuttle flights out of Terminal B?? I've got pics where the 727 aircraft parked there say DELTA instead of DELTA SHUTTLE

Just wondering.
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RE: DL@BOS Question.... TermB Vs TermC

Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:47 pm

Yes - Before Terminal A opened, DL Shuttle operated out of gates B-1, B-2, and B-3 - where Air Canada is now.
DL's entire operation was too big for Terminal C
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RE: DL@BOS Question.... TermB Vs TermC

Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:54 pm

Quick history of the Delta Shuttle at Boston:

Originally, the Shuttle used the ex-Pan Am gates at Terminal B (most recently the American Eagle gates). Once American Eagle bought out Business Express and moved them over to Terminal B in the late 1990s, the Delta Shuttle moved to Terminal A (A3-A6), sharing Terminal A with Continental and Cape Air.

This was only for about 2-3 years, as after that, Terminal A closed, with Continental and Cape Air moving to Terminal C and the Delta Shuttle moving to Terminal B gates B1-B3 (currently the Air Canada gates). Once the new Terminal A opened in the mid 2000s, the Delta Shuttle moved back to Terminal A, using gates A1-A3 ever since (A1 is rarely used for the Shuttle now).
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RE: DL@BOS Question.... TermB Vs TermC

Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:37 am

But he was asking about non-Shuttle flights out of Terminal B...
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RE: DL@BOS Question.... TermB Vs TermC

Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:41 am

Mainline subs on the Shuttle were not infrequent.

At least at the end of the days of the dedicated fleet, back in 2008, the Shuttle used 1-class MD-88s. I think Delta had 9 ships in this configuration, which was enough to cover the LGA-BOS and LGA-DCA hourly service (four ships per route each day) with one spare.

If more than one a/c was out of service or on a heavy Mx visit, then a 2-cabin ship was subbed in.

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