JMBWEEBOY From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8549 times:
Schocking Revelations in this morning's Sunday Trini newspapers regarding
BWIA and Caribbean Airlines!
First, BWIA's Jamaican area manager has been granted a court injunction
requiring BWIA to preserve its assets because of a laundry list of unpaid
wages over the past 7 years. This is not the first I have heard of this,
I well know of others in the same position and apparently others will be
given the opportunity to hop on board this "claim."
Second, Trini's Guardian reports may of the new Caribbean Airlines
employees are already disgruntled, apparently wages and working
conditions are actually far worse than they were previously. This
does not bode well for Caribbean, to be starting up with a very unhappy
Third, apparently Davies is off golfing in Asia! At this time ?!!!! The time
of an incredibly important transition, and he is off golfing in Asia ?
Is he just another greedy corporate CEO or what ?
Fourth, apparently Caribbean's plan to success is reported to be offering
"low airfares." Why ? BWIA/Caribbean does not operate in a LCC environment with airlines like Southwest and Jet Blue on its routes ? It operates in
an environment with the old boys, the old legacy airlines, e.g. American
and Air Canada. Why give away your product when you don't have to ?
Yields will be lower than with BWEE so that surely will neutralize any
cost savings under the new "strucuture".
Am I missing something here, but is Caribbean already going down in
flames before its even started ? On the eve of the new companies'
debut, we wll wanted to wish well but surely things are not looking
Miafll From Jamaica, joined Jun 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8416 times:
I see the new Caribbean Airlines POS-JFK-POS schedule calls for the POS-JFK flight to arrive at JFK at 4:10 PM. The JFK-POS flight does not depart until 12:15AM. Isn't that a wate of a/c utlilization having the aircraft on the ground at JFK for almost 8 hours?
Plus is there a strong market for a midnight departure?
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10654 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8361 times:
Out of interest I am wondering, does anyone have statistical information on how all airlines flying to the Caribbean are performing on the routes they fly such as load factors and what is expected in the coming years? I would like to know this information for both foreign airlines flying to the Caribbean such as AA, DL, CO, US, AC etc as well as Caribbean airlines such as JM, BW, 8B/LI etc.
Does anyone have this management information or know where I can obtain this. I visited the IATA website once and they release extensive market analysis each year but this costs about 600 US Dollars to obtain so that is too expensive for me, even though I take it that the analysis they do is very detailed and broad which is interesting.
Beeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1941 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8261 times:
Well guys whats going on. The silence is deadly now. I guess everyone is still in shock that BWEE is gone. WHo knows it could be reserected and this time the folks running it will say I told you so and make a killing. Anyway there is going to be some fall out on this cause share holders were prevented from investing in the carrier for over one year, myself included. And there were folks who wanted to invest to move the company forward.
A388 check this link out for some of the information you are looking for.
AA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8232 times:
Hey guys have had some family fly out to LHR on Caribbean Airlines and they said that there was not a huge difference- new faces etc. and the flight was somewhat on time to their suprise. They left the gate about 20 minutes late but they boarded right on time. There were no pushback trucks avaiable. anyways- 3 days into operations and so far no real problems. Bookings haven't been too bad, but they are not fantastic either.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
It only gives info on flights to and from the US only. I will try and see if I can get other info for you from my boss. And yes it is expensive and I can attest to that.
Thanks for the link Beewee15. I will have a look into it later this week or this coming weekend as my week will be bussy this week.
Very nice video. I like the music as well, very fitting music for such a video! Did you add the song to the video? I have never heard an airline play music during take-off.....
Which airline was the A310 on your video? It is the first aircraft you pass after arrival in BGI. At first I thaught it was Air Plus Comet from Spain but I don't think it's that airline as the tail logo had a white circle and Air Plus Comet doesn't have that on their tails as far as I know.....?
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8136 times:
A388 it was some airline from Jordan most likely a charter.That day was the first time that I saw 9Y TAB in person since being repainted. I also realised that it was ironic as with my last L1011 flight on BW in Dec of 2002 on arrival at BGI I saw 9Y TJN for the first time in person.
As for the music that happened by accident. I was playing that in my media player when I went on youtube to look at the video to see that it played ok. I realise that it was quite fitting so I edited the copy on my computer took down the video and replaced it with this one which had in the music. Hence the comment about the time on my hands. I have one other video to put on which is the landing at POS from my BGI POS run but there is some music that I want to add before I put that one.
The new Caribbean Airlines website is nice there is too much white for me but I said the samething about BWIA green. I heard the new call sign is BWA Caribbean Airlines so the only thing left from BW really are the flight numbers' prefix of BW.
I also saw in the newsday that Sunjet House Trinidad has been repainted. I do not know about BGI as I really do not go into town that often unless necessary.
WestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1027 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8116 times:
Well I've been trying to listen to the new airline over the radio, but that's been a chore. I usually miss them by a minute or so. I'd imagine that 9Y-TAB will be doing a tour on all the international stations (JFK/MIA/YYZ). Maybe someone can give us the heads up when it's coming to JFK so BeeweeL15 can take some shots.
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8083 times:
Happy New Year all!
So Caribbean Airlines is finally airborne and the old BWIA has been laid to rest. It is sad but a change of the times. Let us all go forth and support Caribbean Airlines as it strives to make its mark on the world of Caribbean and international aviation.
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8015 times:
Well 2007 seems to be the year of change in Caribbean aviation. I hope that with in the couple of months we will be here talking about the new routes of Caribbean Airlines. In a couple of weeks we should know exactly what is taking place at LI/8B.
Already we have seen that because of the strength of the LI brand that its name will be retained. The guys on calpa seem to like the name of LIAT Star of the Caribbean IMHO I think it is a cheesy name and I told a LI director that which led to a nice debate that still has to be finished.
In 6 days time the new BW will complete its pull out of BGI and JM will launch its daily service to JFK. While I am happy for JM they are a good number of bajans that would be going to AA.
Oh it seems as if 9Y JIL will be going to Air Comet.