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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Where is the new carrier, JetBlue, getting all of their t.o./landing slots at JFK? I thought JFK was full slot wise now, and it wasn't going to let any other carriers expand their holdings there.



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User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Didn't the major airports, like DCA, ORD, and JFK do some sort of open slot agreement w/ the government? That explains the new terminals at ORD and JFK. Also, check JFK again. It isn't as full as you say. Terminal 6 has plenty of space. I know because I was there Thursday(8-12-99). I think an airport is full when just about every gate at the airport is used up to capacity.

Some other things you should know about JetBlue:
-70% of their flights will leave between the morning hours and 3 pm. Between 3 pm and 9 pm is heavy transatlantic traffic so JetBlue is only using those times at a minimum.

User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Jetblue-trans alantic??

User currently offlinePurdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I believe that slot-controlled airports allow exemptions to slot constraints for new entrant carriers to begin service. JetBlue may be able to initiate service this way.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (16 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

No, JetBlue is not going trans-atlantic. The forum user was stating that between 3p.m. and 9p.m most slots at the airport are used for trans atlantic flights. Anyway, I think that the slot problem will be JetBlues achilles heal and ultimately cause their bankruptcy. I don't think the carrier will do that well.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineJAAck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

jetblue shouldn't have any trouble with slots at jfk. earlier comment that jfk is at capacity only a few hours each day is correct; it's just during the evening trans-atlantic rush hour. the rest of the day, jfk sits almost empty!

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