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B6 "mco" Newest Flight Crew Home Base  
User currently offlineWepaMan From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2006, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

I spoke with a B6 Pilot on Friday, and according to him,,, MCO is the New A320 Flight Crew base.. Also they are moving to the 90's gates (next to Delta) from the 100's...???

Any comments?

Wepa


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User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3284 times:



Quoting WepaMan (Thread starter):
I spoke with a B6 Pilot on Friday, and according to him,,, MCO is the New A320 Flight Crew base.. Also they are moving to the 90's gates (next to Delta) from the 100's...???

Is the gate change for logistical, space, or other issues? Is it related to the new crew base?


User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3264 times:



Quoting WepaMan (Thread starter):
I spoke with a B6 Pilot on Friday, and according to him,,, MCO is the New A320 Flight Crew base

MCO is a new Inflight Crew base. It will be a virtual base for Flight Ops Crew.

Quoting WepaMan (Thread starter):
moving to the 90's gates (next to Delta) from the 100's...???

Is that in Airside 1? I've been hearing about a move over to Airside 1 from Airside 2, in order to accommodate growth.


User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Flights to the D.R. and Mexico will operate from airside 1.

D E L T A 7 7 7


User currently offlineBlueWingWalker From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

In addition to MCO being a Virtual Base for Pilots, OAK was also announced as a virtual base for PILOTS as well. (no FA virtual bases exist, or are planned for the near future) MCO is a true crew base for Flight Attendants


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8898 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3101 times:



Quoting WepaMan (Thread starter):
Also they are moving to the 90's gates (next to Delta) from the 100's...???

AirTran currently operates out of the 90s and use those gates pretty heavily so I can't see B6 moving there.

Delta also uses the 70s pretty well, so there's no room there.

There are a couple of gates open at the 80s (still surprised that the late 90s DL style gate backdrop is still up there, with the Delta moniker removed). Still, at peak times in the afternoon there's the BA 777, a few VS 744s and maybe an AM 737 all at those gates. Doubt B6 moves into Airside 4 though.

Wouldn't be shocked if the expansion of Airside 2 happens sooner than later though - between B6 and WN that airside is bustling (even with FL moving out).


User currently offlineLGAtoIND From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

What does a "virtual" base mean?

User currently offlineBlueWingWalker From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Virtual base means that they will have pairings that originate and terminate there, but no support staff (i.e. reserve coverage, or managers etc...)


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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Why would they leave where they are? Its just them and Southwest over there now. I think that airside offers the most opportunity. Did they split the AirTran gates evenly between them and WN?

User currently offlineWepaMan From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2006, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2672 times:



Quoting ClearedDirect (Reply 8):

They will need a International Gate due to Colombia, Mexico and Dominican Republic's flights. Also do not forget LH buying 19% of B6's stocks, they also fly to MCO and JFK... I won't be surprise if a codeshare comes out of all this..

Wepa



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32740 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2515 times:



Quoting WepaMan (Reply 9):

They will need a International Gate due to Colombia, Mexico and Dominican Republic's flights

Colombia flights require approval, and they don't have it yet. It's a competitive race, they might not get it.

Quoting WepaMan (Reply 9):
Also do not forget LH buying 19% of B6's stocks, they also fly to MCO and JFK... I won't be surprise if a codeshare comes out of all this..

Be very surprised if there is a codeshare, because United will be furious. There also might be regulatory issues because of UA/LH ATI.



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