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Encyclopedia > Delta Shuttle

Delta Shuttle is the brand name for hourly air service operated by Delta Air Lines on high-demand routes in the northeastern United States. The service competes directly with US Airways Shuttle. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2238x449, 33 KB) Summary Delta Airlines logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2238x449, 33 KB) Summary Delta Airlines logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... The US Airways logo A US Airways 737 at Chicago OHare US Airways is an airline based in Arlington, Virginia. ...

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History

The Shuttle came in to being in 1991. Pan Am was struggling financially, and Delta purchased several of that airline's assets, including its lucrative northeastern air shuttle and the several Boeing 727s being used to provide the service at that time. In 2000, Delta began replacing its fleet of Boeing 727s with 737-800s. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium to long range, narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ...


For a short period beginning in late 2003, after all Boeing 727s had been eliminated from the Delta fleet and replaced with the 737-800s, Delta shifted service of its shuttle routes on to 737-300s. This was a temporary move as the 737-300s were also being eliminated from the fleet, and currently all Delta Shuttle routes are served by McDonnell Douglas MD-88s. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium to long range, narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and McDonnell Douglas MD-90 are twin-engine, single-aisle jet commercial aircraft derived from the DC-9. ...


City pairs

LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ...

Fleet

  • McDonnell Douglas MD-88

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and McDonnell Douglas MD-90 are twin-engine, single-aisle jet commercial aircraft derived from the DC-9. ...

Services and amenities

The shuttle offers a unique level of service designed primarily for business travellers between the northeast's business centers in Washington, DC, New York, and Boston. Services and amenities found on Delta Shuttle flights not usually found on Delta "mainline" flights include: Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...

  • Increased legroom
  • Open-seating policy (to decrease delays associated with standard boarding procedures)
  • Enhanced snack service on all weekday flights (on "mainline" flights, Delta's enhanced snack service is reserved for flights longer than 3.5 hours)
  • Complimentary wine and premium beer

In addition, in gate waiting areas at Shuttle airports, passengers are offered complimentary newspapers and magazines, coffee, and juice. A snack food is seen in Western culture as a type of food that is not meant to be eaten as part of one of the main meals of the day (breakfast, lunch, supper). ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest[1] and most popular[2] alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion liters (35 billion gallons) per year - producing total global revenues of $331. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A cup of coffee Workers sorting and pulping coffee beans in Guatemala Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds—commonly referred to as beans—of the coffee plant. ... Orange juice Juice is a liquid naturally contained in vegetable or fruit tissue. ...


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