FirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1688 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.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1629 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
JAAck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1608 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!