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Delta to move its Boston Delta Shuttle flights to Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will move New York operations of its Delta Shuttle between Boston-Logan International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport from the Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C beginning on November 2.

Boston Shuttle customers will enjoy new departure and arrival facilities at LaGuardia in Terminal C as well as upgraded service to Boeing 717 aircraft. The move is part of Delta’s strategy of adding bigger aircraft on more routes.

In 2012, Delta completed renovations to Terminal C as part of its $160 million investment to modernize and connect Terminals C and D at LaGuardia and opened a new 7,600 square foot Delta Sky Club featuring a full wall of windows with runway views. Customers will also have access to Delta’s five new restaurants with menus led by celebrity chefs, an expansive food hall and fresh markets.

Weekday flights depart near the top of the hour from 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. and will be operated by Delta using Boeing 717 aircraft which accommodates 110 passengers including 12 First Class seats in a two by two configuration, 15 Economy Comfort and 83 economy seats in a two by three configuration. Boston-based customers will now be able connect through Delta’s LaGuardia hub for access to 64 additional cities.

Delta Shuttle service began on its Boston to New York and Washington, D.C. to New York routes on September 1, 1991 after Delta completed the purchase of the Pan Am Shuttle. For nearly a quarter century the Delta Shuttle has been a core part of its New York operations. In June 2010, Delta added New York to Chicago-O’Hare service to the Shuttle operation.

Customers flying the Delta Shuttle between New York-LaGuardia and Boston will enjoy:

Convenient, top of the hour schedule for Delta Shuttle customers including 15 weekday departures

Check-in as close as 15 minutes prior to departure without bags or 30 with checked bags

Dedicated check-in counters exclusively for Shuttle customers

Expedited security screening with nearby access to TSA Pre-Check lanes for eligible passengers

Dedicated gates – located near the Delta Sky Club in LaGuardia’s Terminal C – with access to complimentary coffee and newspapers for all customers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times and power at the gate

Advanced seat selection on all Delta Shuttle flights and complimentary access to Economy Comfort seats for SkyMiles Gold, Platinum and Diamond Medallion members at the time of booking

Two classes of service with complimentary upgrades for SkyMiles Medallion members when available.
Complimentary onboard snacks including bagels in the morning before 10:30 a.m. or gourmet nut mix for flights after 10:30 a.m.

Complimentary beverages in-flight including craft beer and wine in all classes of service

Cocktails available for purchase in economy

Access to in-flight Wi-Fi on all Shuttle flights

Access to power from every seat on the Boeing 717 aircraft

The November 2014 schedule between New York–LaGuardia and Boston is below.

Delta Shuttle LGA-BOS Schedule (LRW)

 

 

Delta Shuttle flights between New York and Chicago-O’Hare International Airport or Washington Reagan-National Airport will continue to operate from LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal operated by Delta Connection partner, Shuttle America using Embraer E175 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-AirTran Airways Boeing 717-2BD N995AT (msn 55139), now with Delta, arrives at Washington (Dulles).

Delta Air Lines (current): AG Slide Show

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Delta Shuttle to launch service to Chicago O’Hare on June 14

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) on Monday (June 14) will launch hourly Delta Shuttle service with 11 weekday flights between New York-LaGuardia and Chicago-O’Hare International airports.

Service operates 7am – 8pm weekdays, excluding holidays. Service may be operated by Delta Connection carrier (probably Compass Airlines).

Copyright Photo: Delta Shuttle’s McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N909DE (msn 53418) arrives at Washington (Reagan National).

Delta to expand the Delta Shuttle to Chicago O’Hare with ERJ 175s

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is launching a new business shuttle service with 11 daily round-trip flights between New York (LaGuardia) and Chicago (O’Hare), replacing existing, less-frequent service between LaGuardia and Chicago (Midway).

Delta’s new hourly shuttle service between New York (La Guardia) and Chicago (O’Hare) will begin June 10 and replace existing flights between LaGuardia and Chicago (Midway).  The flights will operate between Delta’s convenient Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia and O’Hare’s Terminal 2.

In advance of the launch, Delta will install new dedicated Shuttle check-in and self-service kiosks at O’Hare, which will become a new Delta Shuttle station. The kiosks feature the ability to purchase tickets for travel that day to LaGuardia, replicating the speed and convenience that customers enjoy in other Delta Shuttle markets.  The airline also will assign the Chicago-New York flights to dedicated gates located nearest to O’Hare’s Terminal 2 security checkpoint and offer complimentary morning coffee, tea and newspapers to customers departing from these gates.

Flights on this route will be operated with Embraer ERJ 175 regional jets (probably operated by subsidiary Compass Airlines) equipped with 12 seats in First Class and 64 seats in Economy Class. Both cabins are configured with no middle seats. Delta’s enhanced onboard Shuttle product will be offered in both classes, including meals in First Class, and, in economy, bagels on departures before 10 a.m. and complimentary wine and Sam Adams beer.

It is still unclear if the Embraer ERJ 175s will carry the standard “Delta Connection” titles or new “Delta Shuttle” titles.

In other news Delta is expanding operations at Los Angeles (LAX) with new service to four destinations. Delta’s new service between Los Angeles International Airport and four U.S. cities adds to the airline’s previously announced summer expansion plans from California, including new nonstop flights between San Diego and Honolulu; Sacramento and Detroit, and increased service between Los Angeles and Maui and Memphis.

The new flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco will operate daily. The Columbus flight will operate daily, while the Hartford and Raleigh-Durham flights will operate Sunday through Friday, beginning June 10..

Each of Delta’s new flights will offer customers First Class and Economy Class service, and will be operated on a mix of Boeing 737-800, Airbus A320 and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

Delta MD-88 hits large bird at La Guardia

Delta Air Lines’ (Atlanta) McDonnell Douglas MD-88 operating flight DL 1393 (Delta Shuttle) late on September 29 from Boston to New York (LGA) hit a large bird while on approach to LGA, damaging the nose cone. The aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries.

News link:

www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/30/Jet-hits-bird-while-landing-at-La-Guardia/UPI-80331254323435/

Meanwhile US Airways pilot and hero Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger announced he will be going back to flying for the carrier and will also serve in a new role as a safety officer. Sully’s A320 was brought down by a flock of Canada Geese while departing from LGA.