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Air Jamaica And North American Question  
User currently offlineCanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 458 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Just heard an Air Jamaica flight land at JFK. The controller asked "since when does Air Jamaica fly 757s into JFK?" Pilot responded they were flying North American equipment. Anyone have details?

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User currently offlineIlanbwoy From Jamaica, joined Feb 2009, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

North American does a wetlease for Jm during the summer months and sometimes during the winter months.

User currently offlineCanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2651 times:



Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 1):
North American does a wetlease for Jm during the summer months and sometimes during the winter months.

Thanks for the info. I'm guessing this is done during busy season for JM? Do they fly the 757s on any specific routes? And how many do they lease?


User currently offlineIlanbwoy From Jamaica, joined Feb 2009, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

In years past they would use the 757 on a jfk/mbj/fll/mbj/jfk and a 2nd 757 on jfk/kin/jfk. I believe this year it was supposed to be jfk/gnd/jfk only, but if a plane goes tech..then they might have to sub the 757 for a nyc-jam flight.

User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2590 times:



Quoting CanyonBlue17 (Reply 2):

It also does the JFK GND JFK route!

Regards
BWIA 772



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User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2504 times:



Quoting CanyonBlue17 (Reply 2):



Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 3):



Quoting BWIA 772 (Reply 4):

And as was disclosed recently it also did a couple of ORD-MBJ rotations in the past. An A321 went tech in YYZ recently plus the absence of two aircraft that are still in China so the B752 is busy doing JFK rotations.



greenheart
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2384 times:



Quoting Ilanbwoy (Reply 3):
In years past they would use the 757 on a jfk/mbj/fll/mbj/jfk and a 2nd 757 on jfk/kin/jfk. I believe this year it was supposed to be jfk/gnd/jfk only, but if a plane goes tech..then they might have to sub the 757 for a nyc-jam flight.

In past it also did the GND run as well..



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5265 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Air Jamaica recognizes that in some seasons the A321 doesn't have the necessary performance to do what it needs to have done, and thus it wet-leases some 757s. There was a thread a while ago on its CEO's plans to make some fleet changes, but the wet-leases may accomplish the same thing without needing to buy new metal and retrain crews, if the 321 does what they need most of the time.

JFK is NAA's home airport, so that makes it easy for them to integrate into the schedule.


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