Delta Discontinuing West Coast Shuttle Flights

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Delta will be discontinuing their West Coast Shuttle flights as of January 4, 2018, as they rebrand them to regular domestic service, which essentially means no more complimentary drinks in the main cabin, among some other changes.

Wondering what’s changing? Below are current Delta West Coast Shuttle offerings:

  • Check-in as close as 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Dedicated check-in counters exclusively for Shuttle customers
  • Gates located near security
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Complimentary onboard snacks provided by Luvo, a California-based lifestyle food brand, offering great-tasting, good-for-you food
  • Complimentary beverages in-flight, including craft beer and wine in all classes of service

Delta Shuttle Routes being discontinued as of 1/4/18:

  • Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Los Angeles and Seattle
  • Seattle and San Francisco

Delta Shuttle Routes Remaining after 1/4/18:

  • New York (LGA) and Washington D.C.
  • New York (LGA) and Boston
  • New York (LGA) and Chicago

With this change, there is no actual change to these routes. You’ll recall Boeing 717’s Added on Delta West Coast Shuttle a couple of years ago. Starting this summer, Delta will operate flights between LAX-SEA, LAX-SFO and SEA-SFO using all mainline aircraft while reducing some frequencies.

On the East Coast, we saw some news earlier this month with regards to their Shuttles, as Delta Shuttle at LaGuardia Moving Terminals, as they’ve left the Marine Air Terminal to consolidate to Delta’s main Terminals C and D.


What are your thoughts about this latest change from Delta? Feel free to comment below.

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  1. That west coast shuttle didn’t make much sense at all. No other airline has that.
    Now let’s see if they’ll keep all of their east coast shuttle routes.

  2. Thanks goodness! Although I otherwise like Luvo, those odd boxes were terrible. It was especially insulting that they had nothing different to offer F passengers and didn’t even have regular snacks on board. The whole concept was poorly marketed since there was no indication at booking on (or at any time prior to the flight) that service would be quite different.

  3. That’s the flight that I take the most, though not as often as some (once every other month or so for meetings in SF). I’ve never made use of any of those shuttle-specific services/benefits, and while I prefer the ERJ’s to the 717’s, I’ve found the service to be much better from mainline crew. Just about every flight I’ve been on has been packed, so maybe they need to add capacity?

  4. Thank God. Now if only Delta can discontinue its partnership with Luvo. What a disgusting, cardboard tasting wrap.

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