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User currently offlineBluejet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4944 times:

Hey all--

Just had a question- have any jetBlue planes been taken out of their fleet already? I know that they are all new a/c and that the airline is still very young, but maybe some of their older 320's?

Also, have any B6 planes been written off?


Thanks for any and all info.
Your 'till hell freezes over.
-BlueJet

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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Definitely not.




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User currently offlinePlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

The oldest plane in JetBlue's fleet is about 4 1/2 years old. I don't think any will be taken out of service due to age for another 25 years or so.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12113 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4820 times:
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They are just slightly over 4 years old.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineJetbluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2988 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4500 times:

I flew Bluebird (JetBlue's first plane) a couple of weeks ago and it operated perfectly. I don't think they'll be getting rid of it anytime soon.

JetBluefan1



Most people on a.net hate JetBlue. Get used to it.
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4405 times:

Simple answer, there are no OLD JetBlue planes!

The controversial question is, when will JetBlue pay for its new airplanes?


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12113 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4381 times:
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Yes that is why they are profitable, Airbus gave them the planes!!!!!


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Yes that is why they are profitable, Airbus gave them the planes!!!!!

same thing as retaurants giving out free samples,just on a much bigger scale  Smile



Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Like Dutch said....when are they gonna anty up for these things?

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

there gettin them free, i did not know that :0

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Free... Just a figure of speech. Airbus just gave B6 a Really Hot Deal. They paid the same price for their A320s as AirTran did for the 717s.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

Bluejet, how long do you think jetBlue have been flying?! Start retiring planes?! My god.


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User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

JetBlue will begin retiring the A320s when Northwest begins retiring the DC9... Big grin


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User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

Vatveng....

You just HAD to go there, didn't you.... Nuts



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User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

You just HAD to go there, didn't you

Of course! ANY thread can be turned into either NW DC9 or AvB.....

Anyway, the A320s will probably be retired before the NW DC9s, provided JetBlue is still flying the same A320s in 44 years.



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User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2116 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Airbus gave jetblue planes, well that is superb negotiation. Those carriers that signed those one supllier deals with Boeing were not too smart then, they could have got free planes from Airbus!!! Well done jetblue, you got good value at the expense of the European tax payer, or maybe it was good business sense both sides?

Do we really have to start all this stupidity again.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4267 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Two things - the first JetBlue planes were leased and although I don't know the terms of the leases, I'm quite certain they are long-term. The first a/c to fly for JetBlue was N503JB.

The first owned aircraft by JetBlue is N507JB, which will soon be celebrating its 4 year birthday (of being in-service). Considering N503JB saw its first revenue flight in Feb. 2000, I'm sure all of these planes will be in service with JetBlue for a long long time barring write-offs.

As for JetBlue getting their planes for free, that is absurd. There are literally a dozen posts about this "myth" on airliners.net but I am quite positive B6 is paying for their planes. Granted the price was probably good and attractive to JetBlue but then kudos for them for nailing a good deal. I'm sure ordering 100 at a time gives you a pretty good discount! I doubt the deals were setup so that B6 pays less now and more later - Airbus is in this to make a profit to and probably couldn't afford that risk! Let's be realistic, people!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Oh for crying out loud, here we go again.

Read this: http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/040318/54442.html

If JetBlue is not paying for it's planes, then why does it need to FINANCE them with this transaction? Use your heads, people.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
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I read on a different thread here that Airbus planes become much more costly when they are older compared to 737's. Any chance that jetBlue will ditch these aircraft before the variable maintenance costs force fares to rise? I am guessing this will be in about 10-12 years from time of production.


Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

The first a/c to fly for JetBlue was N503JB

Yes, 503 was the first a/c received. However the first aircraft to fly revenue service was 504, Shades of Blue.

Michael


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