Zaf wrote:Or maybe they consider themselves so cheap you could shuttle to work and back every day?
Lofty wrote:Not the only airline to use "Shuttle" BA domestic service all have "Shuttle" call signs.
rbavfan wrote:Still the Wiki does not say why Shuttle is in the name, Anywhere.
aemoreira1981 wrote:The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the Braathens/SAS merger.
JetBuddy wrote:aemoreira1981 wrote:The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the Braathens/SAS merger.
Now, "Busy Bee" was a great airline name imho. I remember flying their Fokker F.27 between Oslo and Gothenburg back in the early 90s.
Tristarsteve wrote:One of the Busy Bee B737-200 had a rear pax door that opened inwards, so it could be opened in flight!!
It was used as a trainer by the Norwegian Army parachutists, who jumped from the B737.
Bostrom wrote:They started as regional airline flying regional routes in Western Norway, so it probably made sense at the time.
janders wrote:The companies name is Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Air_Shuttle
PatrickZ80 wrote:That's the first time I've heard of that. I'm not saying it isn't true, it probably is, but it would require a lot of modifications. Not just to the door but to the entire pressurisation system. After all it's the pressurisation of the aircraft that keeps the door in place during the flight, this already starts a few feet above the ground.A door that would open inwards would require something else to keep it in place. Also it could only be opened on low altitudes to prevent the pressurised air in the cabin being sucked out.
Cunard wrote:Their Wikipedia page explains the Airlines history and why the suffix ''shuttle'' is used.
To the OP why didn't you research it before opening a thread?
As you can see from this photo, the back door open outward and had airstairs included. I don't know how they did it, maybe the door could open multipal ways ? Fact is that this was a specially made aircraft from Boeing and apparently the only one of this kind
drgmobile wrote:Just read the Wikipedia page. Not seeing an explanation of WHY the word "Shuttle" is used. Are we perhaps missing something Does perhaps it have with translation from Norwegian?
LovePrunesAnet wrote:This thread..Part of what makes this site such an "interesting" forum. Some of these responses make me think of the movie titled "Grumpy Old Men."
My list of people to block posts from just grew by a few. For those who'd like to know how, click on the offending user and add them to your FOE list, then you won't see their snarky grumpy messages anymore
LovePrunesAnet wrote:if the shoe fits, alan. my list is plus about 3 from here. actually make it +4
there are a great number of users who don't realize that convenient ignore feature exist, which is why i posted to the OP who was treated so rudely.
i came here to read the topic and was amazed at the bickering, but then i remembered where i was
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