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User currently offlinekyrone From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 125 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6843 times:

http://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=e5e90ae0d3f9c4d5&from=serp

Sorry if this was already posted!

Looks like Jet Airways is starting a JFK pilot base next year.

Why would they suddenly start basing staff in JFK, or have they been all along and I missed it?

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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2791 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6617 times:

Quoting kyrone (Thread starter):
Why would they suddenly start basing staff in JFK, or have they been all along and I missed it?

If, and it is a big "if," they're restarting service into and out of JFK, then they're opening a base there make it easier on American (or North American) expat pilots. It doesn't matter where the rotations start. Why make them commute to to a line in India, when they can pick up the rotation in the US? Cathay, for example, has a number of US bases including JFK, and I recall a note recently that I saw that Emirates was looking at opening a JFK base as well. Makes sense when you think about it.

[Edited 2013-11-14 07:55:09]

User currently offlinekyrone From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6474 times:

It makes sense.... But I would think they would announce service soon.... Usually airlines announce service before hiring!

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2791 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6415 times:

Quoting kyrone (Reply 2):
It makes sense.... But I would think they would announce service soon.... Usually airlines announce service before hiring!

Could be a chicken/egg situation. Maybe they cant announce service unless they are staffed up.


User currently offlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

It looks like Jet Airways will restart services to JFK during April 2014 with B777-300ER equipment.
See below link.


http://www.aviationjobsearch.com/job...l-2014-start-date-4/2351793?s=week


User currently onlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2889 times:
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Quoting psimpson (Reply 4):
It looks like Jet Airways will restart services to JFK during April 2014 with B777-300ER equipment.
See below link.

I guess they'll be going direct this time instead of through BRU? Woudlmake more sense with SN now on the market and their flights from EWR not only running, but having recently been upguaged to a330-300 equipment.

I'm excited to see Jet back at JFK!!  



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User currently offlineVTORD From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2455 times:

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 5):
going direct this time instead of through BRU?

Looks like AUH. Atleast they are saying they are going to base them in AUH in the ad....



Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as you like.
User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
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Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 5):
I guess they'll be going direct this time instead of through BRU?

A few months ago, Jet and Etihad announced that, as part of their new partnership, the BRU hub would be closed and replaced by a dual hub strategy at AMS and AUH.

With AUH being far closer to India, the plan is to run more flights from India, including secondary cities that can only support single-aisle aircraft that do not have the range to reach Europe, and to connect them to Jet flights to the US and Canada as well as selected Etihad code-shares to Europe, the Americas and North Africa.

The AMS hub will connect Jet flights from the largest Indian cities to KLM code-share intra-Europe flights.

[Edited 2013-11-16 11:12:30]


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User currently onlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
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Quoting VTORD (Reply 6):
Looks like AUH. Atleast they are saying they are going to base them in AUH in the ad....

Didn't catch that, thanks!  
Quoting blueflyer (Reply 7):
A few months ago, Jet and Etihad announced that, as part of their new partnership, the BRU hub would be closed and replaced by a dual hub strategy at AMS and AUH.

So then I guess the EWR flights will shift to AMS?



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1979 times:
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Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 8):
So then I guess the EWR flights will shift to AMS?

I don't remember all the details, but I do think all transatlantic flights will be operated out of AUH. If memory serves me, AMS is strictly to connect intra-European KLM code-share flights with Jet flights to/from India.



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2791 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Good explanation of the Jet AUH scissor hub here: http://www.business-standard.com/art...s-to-west-asia-113091100849_1.html

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