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JetBlue To Use BOS As 4th Home Base  
User currently offlineCpos From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

http://www.boston.com/business/globe...gan_to_be_a_home_base_for_jetblue/

[Edited 2006-03-24 14:57:15]

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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5225 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

A crew base anyway. BOS is already a B6 focus city, I doubt if many connections will be offered out of BOS unless B6 heads to Europe or maritime Canada from there.

I see the topic title has been changed from "hub" to "home base", good...as you can see the a-net nit-pickers (myself included) had begun the avalanche of corrective comments.

Now, great news for B6 and BOS.

[Edited 2006-03-24 15:02:46]


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User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

Bad Headline,
A Crew base does not make a city a hub.

A hub is where people make connections between flights. Boston is not that for Jet Blue. It is an O&D site.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

Sorry to be picky - but a "hub" is usually perceived as differnat than a crew base. At least for me, I consider a hub to be a connecting point and there will be no connecting opportunities for B6 in BOS that I know of...

Either way - good for BOS.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33278 posts, RR: 71
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

Huge difference between crew base and hub. One does not mean the other. Nice to see Boston get a crew base. Having to shuffle in crew from the Miami/Lauderdale, New York, and LA/Long Beach bases can often be difficult and lead to delays.


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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

wow - within 2 minutes and 23 seconds, 3 people had similar posts regarding the thread title - anyway...

User currently offlineCpos From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

I know....and I quickly made the change.  Smile We are very efficient here on this board!!

User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

BOS has been in the works for some time. I believe that the crew lounge is already complete up there. We have so many flights out of there now that the company is having to shuttle reserves up there to sit at the airport incase somebody gets sick or hurt. I'm thinking about transfering up there, but I just don't know if I want to do it right away.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

I know there was talk (but not sure if serious talk or conjecture) of JetBlue taking over DL's lease at terminal A. But lots would have to happen for that to take place!


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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2951 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

I guess this answers this question:
Is JetBlue Happy With Boston? (by ChrisNH Mar 21 2006 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineHVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Quoting Zrs70:
I know there was talk (but not sure if serious talk or conjecture) of JetBlue taking over DL's lease at terminal A. But lots would have to happen for that to take place!

DL would have to drop dead for that to happen.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Quoting HVNandrew (Reply 10):
DL would have to drop dead for that to happen.

which, sadly, isn't out of the question...


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6826 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Having to shuffle in crew from the Miami/Lauderdale, New York, and LA/Long Beach bases can often be difficult and lead to delays.

Not to mention that paying for a few dozen hotel rooms each night for crews also starts to add up.


User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 12):
Not to mention that paying for a few dozen hotel rooms each night for crews also starts to add up.

I believe that we currently have 3 hotels in Boston that we use. So your right. I believe that on average we have 4 or 5 crews overnighting in BOS at a time.



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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

How much seniority must you have to bid on your location as a pilot? is it fair to say that 60% or more crew are based at the airline's hub?


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User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Anybody can apply to transfer to the new crew base. I think we are starting with 150 crews there. Since the bid transfer isn't up yet nobody knows who is going to go. So it may be a junior base and it may be a senior base.


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