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Official B6 To POP And SXM  
User currently offlineB6MoneyGuyJFK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/071011/128487.html

Press release. Hope the link works.

Have a great day all.


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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Both returning at 1905, have fun in customs, good luck with the connectors home...

How long before they add BOS?

Craig
MKE



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12147 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
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Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 1):
Both returning at 1905, have fun in customs, good luck with the connectors home...

I think a good amount of passengers will be O/D so connections will not be an issue.



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User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Where are they getting all these new aircraft for the 12+ routes they are adding between now and Jan. 17th. They have slowed deliveries of there planes, and have sold some A320's. So There must be some cuts in the system somewhere. Can anyone find them?

Either that or there big announcement for Oct. Is scaling back some cities.

Any thoughts?


User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 3):
Where are they getting all these new aircraft for the 12+ routes they are adding between now and Jan. 17th. They have slowed deliveries of there planes, and have sold some A320's

Slowed yes, but not to a screeching halt on new deliveries. I don't know if we have sold any planes yet this year. I may be wrong on that.

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 3):
So There must be some cuts in the system somewhere. Can anyone find them?

They are taking one flight from CLT/RDU/RIC and instead of turning it back to JFK, they will turn it to FLL. So when these new FLL routes start, CLT/RDU/RIC-JFK will each have 3x Daily.


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17778 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Do their 320s face any weight restriction out of SXM?


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User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):
Do their 320s face any weight restriction out of SXM?

Its almost the same distance as San Juan... Aruba is even further and we do fine there. I don't think it will be a problem at all.


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17778 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting SKYYBLUE (Reply 6):
Its almost the same distance as San Juan... Aruba is even further and we do fine there. I don't think it will be a problem at all.

It's not the range that's a problem, it's the short runway in SXM with an obstacle at one end.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21795 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 1):
Both returning at 1905, have fun in customs

That's toward the end of the international arrival rush, so I wouldn't think that customs would be onerous. Plus, T4 handles customs well.

-Mir



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6557 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

The article says:

the low-fare, low-cost airline with the most flights to the Caribbean

I assume they mean from JFK.
Is that true?



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 7):
It's not the range that's a problem, it's the short runway in SXM with an obstacle at one end.

Come on, it's not that short! The A320 will do fine.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17778 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 10):
Come on, it's not that short! The A320 will do fine.

It may, but I know of other similar aircraft that have issues out of SXM.



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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

so if the A320 may or may not have issues out of SXM...what about Air France's A340's/B747 and KLM's MD11/B747's? wouldn't they be having issues too for a much longer flight and being MUCH heavier that our little "bus"?

in any case...its great to hear about SXM! maybe one of these days i'll actually head there!

~B6FA4ever


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17778 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting B6FA4ever (Reply 12):
so if the A320 may or may not have issues out of SXM...what about Air France's A340's/B747 and KLM's MD11/B747's? wouldn't they be having issues too for a much longer flight and being MUCH heavier that our little "bus"?

They have more engines, and the all of them, with the exception of the AF 343 stop in nearby destinations before continuing back to Europe.



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):
It may, but I know of other similar aircraft that have issues out of SXM.

Which would those be?



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
I think a good amount of passengers will be O/D so connections will not be an issue.

As for both POP and SXM, JFK is a MUCH BETTER O&D market than ATL. I think DL would have done better with POP from JFK rather than ATL. I think likewise they would compete very well with AA for JFK-SXM service. While ATL is a great hub with a great deal of connectivity, it just won't work the same way MIA will for AA. B6 is doing this right from the start, and JFK (or even EWR) along with FLL work better for flights to the D.R. and St Maarten than ATL could likely ever offer.  twocents 



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Congrats and good luck to B6 on the new routes.


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