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Topic: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: rwylie77
Posted 2010-08-16 14:20:24 and read 2666 times.

So how has Jet Blue's change of strategy, adding E-190's to their A320 fleet, worked for them? What have the success failures been? I assume SouthWest have been watching this closely, to see whether the additional complexity to their operations is worth it?

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: BMI727
Posted 2010-08-16 14:22:27 and read 2655 times.

Quoting rwylie77 (Thread starter):
So how has Jet Blue's change of strategy, adding E-190's to their A320 fleet, worked for them?

I think it is working quite well now, but I have seen a few references to teething problems when the EJets were first added.

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: CRJ900
Posted 2010-08-16 14:35:38 and read 2587 times.

Are cabin crews trained on both types, so they can work everything everywhere?

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: nws2002
Posted 2010-08-16 14:47:44 and read 2526 times.

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 2):
Are cabin crews trained on both types, so they can work everything everywhere?

Yes.

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: wepaman
Posted 2010-08-16 14:48:56 and read 2515 times.

In reallity, it server quite well... The e-190 is a great plane with a pretty good range (about 2300 nm) and it does allow jetblue to enter smaller airport with a 1500 ft runway. It also allow B6 to use the right airplane for the right load. The problem is that B6 need to adquire an a/c with around 200 seat in oder to break away from the 2500 nm A320 usefull range...

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: N623JB
Posted 2010-08-16 14:55:09 and read 2470 times.

There is a possibility that jetBlue may get a 3rd aircraft type:The Boeing 787 Dreamliner  

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: iowaman
Posted 2010-08-16 17:18:50 and read 2116 times.

Quoting wepaman (Reply 4):
d it does allow jetblue to enter smaller airport with a 1500 ft runway.

Trust me, an E190 is not going into a 1,500 ft runway. A loaded Cessna barely can.

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: N757ST
Posted 2010-08-16 17:19:15 and read 2116 times.

Quoting wepaman (Reply 4):
In reallity, it server quite well... The e-190 is a great plane with a pretty good range (about 2300 nm) and it does allow jetblue to enter smaller airport with a 1500 ft runway. It also allow B6 to use the right airplane for the right load. The problem is that B6 need to adquire an a/c with around 200 seat in oder to break away from the 2500 nm A320 usefull range...

While I don't doubt the rest, a 190 cannot use a 1500 foot runway. The only commercial aircraft that could use that length runway is a twin otter.

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: GSPSPOT
Posted 2010-08-16 17:23:57 and read 2097 times.

Quoting N757ST (Reply 7):
While I don't doubt the rest, a 190 cannot use a 1500 foot runway. The only commercial aircraft that could use that length runway is a twin otter.

Maybe he meant "1500 meter runway"? At any rate, maybe WN will think enough of the success here & see fit to follow B6's lead and bring the WN brand/service to another round of markets/cities.

Topic: RE: Jet Blue Mixed Fleets - Working?
Username: BMI727
Posted 2010-08-16 18:11:49 and read 1979 times.

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 8):
At any rate, maybe WN will think enough of the success here & see fit to follow B6's lead and bring the WN brand/service to another round of markets/cities.

I saw a photoillustration and a blurb about WN being a potential E-Jet customer some years ago, but I don't know if it was a report or just speculation. Either way, I don't see that happening soon.


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