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User currently offlineBluejet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4727 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 Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Definitely not.




Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlinePlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4610 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, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4603 times:

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, 2937 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4283 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 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4188 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, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

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 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4055 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 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4055 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 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4038 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 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3816 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, 7925 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

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


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

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

User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Vatveng....

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



Nobody served our republic like Republic!
User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 3444 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.


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 day ago) and read 3415 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, 4199 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3224 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, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3147 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, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3055 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 (9 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2943 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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