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by jfklganyc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 44
Views: 5352

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

Union drives aside, I have never met a group of people doing more stupid things on social media (while in uniform) than Flight Attendants. Selfies in uniform, selfies in engine, selfies next to boarding door while boarding, selfies in cockpit, posting while in the air. As a pilot, I would never drea...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 45
Views: 8237

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

Shirley you can’t be serious. haha Berlin is a major city and warrents more than one flight to New York City. Just dont want to see a.netters complain when an ME3 or Norwegian Flag of Convenience carrier starts the route. This is the problem with legacy monopolies. As someone said above, they have n...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2918

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

As an American that is removed from day to day German politics, I simply dont understand this boondoggle. I remember DEN had a baggage issue that caused delays. But I could never imagine that in a First World country you can have this level of corruption and incompentence. The only thing that comes ...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Relocating to T8 at JFK
Replies: 16
Views: 3113

Re: Qantas Relocating to T8 at JFK

T7 is not a dumpster at all It is a very nice little terminal that is bursting at the seams between 4 and 8 pm. It is great the rest of the day. I wish people on here would stop calling it a dump. You want a dump? Terminal 2 is a dump. The new Delta terminals at LAX are dumps. LGA is a dump. Termina...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France adds limited-time San Diego service in 4Q18
Replies: 23
Views: 4280

Re: Air France adds limited-time San Diego service in 4Q18

Come on guys...Grow up and be RESPECTFUL to each other on here!

This is a community...start acting like it

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by jfklganyc
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Atlanta
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: jetBlue in Atlanta

Actually, they have a large west coast presence, but it focused around getting Bostonians and New Yorkers to/from the west coast. From JFK alone, they serve SAN LAX LGB BUR SMF SJC OAK SFO PDX SEA PSP. No one has ever served that many deatinations non stop pluse the usual high frequency destinations...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Atlanta
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: jetBlue in Atlanta

You’re lucky you have that.

I have never seen B6 open a spoke with that level of cities or flights...especially in a competitors hub.

Look at DFW or CLT to see how bad it can be with B6

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by jfklganyc
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 23
Views: 4786

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

It’s peak Presidents Day recess. Whole NE is off and in Florida.

Probably not best time to look at FL frequencies as they will be at their
highest now.

To do a better comparison you should take a shoulder month and compare schedules. I imagine MCO for seats, LGA for flights.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 @ DAB: How's it Doing?
Replies: 23
Views: 2019

Re: B6 @ DAB: How's it Doing?

They're growing load wise, but a lot of people I've spoken to are turned off by the one flight per day. Also hampers connections through the Northeast. I wonder if they've considered a second RON flight, at least during the peak season? They had no flights to NYC before and if B6 left, they would h...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 4748

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Of course it has to do with Hawaii flying. Flight out, flight back. Pilots aren’t flying PHX-LAX-HNL in one day. Hawaii is a special flight with special padding for days with stronger winds, bad weather etc. Working it into a larger pairing is also a pain. Hawaii trips are 3 day trips. Add on layove...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13133

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

What the heck is "Mixed Fleet". Is it Iberia/BA mixed crews? Can someone fill me in? The search function is your friend. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1366951 Maybe, you could just answer his question. Especially since that thread poses the same question, and is replied t...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15303

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

JB losing around 150 pilots per year to other airlines. When that gets high enough, and classes are unfilled, management will do something. Until then, the game gets played. For non pilots on here, pilots dont care about culture. They care about pay and QOL. QOL is quality of life (base, upgrade tim...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13133

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Kids on vacation.

Not everyone is a middle-aged professional. haha

All kidding aside, maybe a better screening process?

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by jfklganyc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3031

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Pilots cant use straight DOH They need a percentage factor as well. FAs at VX accept that the top of their list goes in the 2000s at AS. Pilots will not except this. If they are 10 percent, they want to be near 10 percent. DOH, percentage, career expectations...all taken into account when merging pi...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 103
Views: 25614

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

Not second guessing...but curious. With serious engine vibration, why not shut it down, driftdown to Single Engine Ceiling and cruise in to the alternate (45 mins out I would assume is HNL) That’s what ETOPS certification is for. of course going to single engine over water is always a big deal… Unle...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence in Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 865

Re: Pence in Korea

Just a dose of reality for this thread... North Korea has concentration camps the size of US cities They are starving their people They kill at will You may hate Trump. Never forget the above when you look at the smiling, pretty sister. She’d have you killed in a North Korean minute. Dont ever let y...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump administration proposes selling DCA and IAD
Replies: 25
Views: 6572

Re: Trump administration proposes selling DCA and IAD

Chicago, Houston and London are not NY and DC. The demand for the close in airport far exceeds that of the larger airport. Like Milan. If the perimeters went away, a balance would be found over time due to size restrictions of the close in airports. But the initial phase would hurt JFK, and moreso I...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7448

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Actually we lost 2 US House seats in 2011 as we fell from third to fourth place behind Florida. Last year, we had a net loss of population.

Keep cheering and jeering from the stands as we lose political might in DC and tax dollars to fund our state and city government.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7448

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Turning a shovel in NY requires years of approvals from various state and city agencies. Several rounds of lawsuits court. And a huge budget that pays for fully funded pensions and healthcare of all the union employees involved in the process above. It is harder and more expensive to spearhead a pro...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7448

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Both are in liberal cities filled with lots of NIMBYS. Nothing happening

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by jfklganyc
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates

Interesting. Care to elaborate?

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by jfklganyc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 23
Views: 3182

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

You’re missing something important. Delta doesnt need anything from AA. They have a large hub at LGA and a large hub at JFK. They almost have too many slots at LGA with perimeter rule. They simply dont have enough cities to serve with the slots they have. And they dont need more JFK slots. They are ...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6849

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

Fun fact: JB was supposed to be a Boeing 737 airline. Boeing screwed that up real badly with Neeleman.

Onward to Azul and TAP

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by jfklganyc
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4264

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

Because it’s like walking into work or school with a cigarette dangling from your mouth.

Sure it was cool but today...

1. In most places it is illegal

2. Costs a lot of money (2 engine taxi and where and tear from reversers)

3. Kinda dangerous

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by jfklganyc
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5510

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

Didnt they try to buy a BK F9? F9 pilots reached a deal with BB at Republic (the dumbest move in avaition history) to fend them off. The rest is history. They just legally grew without F9. And I believe F9 pilots are still the lowest paid in the industry, been sold again, and are in an ongoing labor...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7417

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

If one airline A flies to the city, and airline B doesnt, how can airline B be more competitive than airline A?

Is this biazzaro world?

I appreciate alliances and JV, but let’s get real!

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by jfklganyc
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Cabin Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: JetBlue Cabin Questions

JB dropped the ball and went from having A320 cutting edge cabins in 2000 to old and dated in 2017.

They are trying to clean things up before the refresh (which will take time) but one has to wonder how they let things get so bad.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?
Replies: 27
Views: 2956

Re: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?

You get to see the weakness of SLC vs DEN in above posts.

DEN has better location (rj rangewise) and is a larger city.

SLC is a great hub. Is there a need for a 319 to fly RIC to SLC? Probably not.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10617

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

You’re counting Horizon aircraft?

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 3415

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

CUN is a grear airport for those that havent been there.

New, modern, spacious. Controllers are decent.

Cancun lacks excess gates. It needs a better taxiway system, especially to/from 12L.

There is a new terminal opening on the west side of the airport that I guess could be
used for a “hub.”

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by jfklganyc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8097

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

It is a seasonal adjustment.

ORD, for some screwed up reason, is operated as a seasonal city for B6. The season runs May-Oct in past years. If that is any guide, by Nov, B6 will run 3 daily to BOS and 2 daily to JFK.

One year, they ran the third daily to JFK thru Dec.

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by jfklganyc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8097

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

The B6 ORD frequencies are seriously seasonal. By fall, they usually fall back to 2 daily JFK, 3 daily BOS...because Chicago is a seasonal small town like PBI or SRQ.

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by jfklganyc
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town Int'l 3.8bn runway plan approved
Replies: 19
Views: 3083

Re: Cape Town Int'l 3.8bn runway plan approved

Good to see life is going on...but they need a water system for their population.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7565

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/paramount-theater-newark-new-jersey-2.jpg As a former long-time resident of Morristown, I believe Newark NJ may suffer from an image problem especially outside of US. For the New Yorkers, "Jersey" may be just a familiar butt of a...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor issues at jetblue
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: Labor issues at jetblue

Um...call it what you want. Their union has declared a “labor dispute.” But as much sugar on that as you want.

In this market, the number is the number, plus or minus a few percent. It is what it is.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7565

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

What Star fortress hub? Better tell the many Star carriers that only serve JFK about it...they didnt get the a.net declaration!

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 17446

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

Well, if you miss all the signs (electronic and regular) on every road leading to the airport you should miss your flight.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 17446

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I went through last week. Looks exactly the same as when DL ran it. Some new colors here and there. New signs. No check in counters. Very barebones but much more spacious and modern in terminal and ramp then the CTB was. If I was B6, I would scrap the 1980s addition and build out a new 6 gate termin...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 14857

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

How about EK axing JFK MXP and just going with 3 nonstops to Dubai?


I cant imagine NY MXP is a stellar performer for them

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10617

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

[quote="alfa164"][quote="452QX"][quote="twicearound"]How are they becoming "one of the biggest" when they are still the smallest?[/quote] Are we talking airline size? Alaska is now the 5th largest airline in the US, behind AA, DL, WN, and UA. Alaska now surpas...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17
Replies: 26
Views: 3550

Re: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17

Why should they lower prices because oil drop? They owe that to whom?

They should make as much money as they legally and ethically can make for their employees (profit sharing and compensation) and shareholders.

Airlines are not a charity.

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10617

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

Come on guys...enough of this topic already. It’s like a bi monthly discussion between Transcon F and Airbuses.

No one knows what they’re going to do.

But they didnt overpay for VX to ditch the airbuses and transons. And they have a new lounge at JFK.

Follow that logic tree

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16379

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

There’s no way UA adds secondary India.

Those plans go back to Continental in a different time and a different place.

I’m not saying EK is going to chase them off the nonstop route, But United would be doing what nobody else has done successfully in adding More India.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16379

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Your ignorance is embarrassing. You haven’t even been to Dubai - reviewing a book you’ve never read. It’s actually a great place to raise kids, very safe & assuming kids are in one of the better schools - excellent education. Whenever friends visit, they leave completely won over as they get to ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16379

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Just to check, they are dropping a 380 at JFK for a 777 at EWR? Big loss of seats, no? I know EWR cant handle the 380, but it says that EK has an excess of seats in the NY market (as many of us have long suspected)

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6240

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

Yeah I was thinking that too. Delta had a slew of airlines in their complex in the 90s. Virgin, South African, Aeroflot, etc

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8700

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

The airports will not get any better until you remove the PA. JFK has improved somewhat because every terminal is privatized. LGA is getting rebuilt because every terminal is now privatized. Terminal A will NEVER get built (and contrary to one posters constant assertions, terminal construction has n...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6240

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

America West left T6 for T7 when B6 pushed them out. America West may have also been in T7 before they went to T6, but I can not remember.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6240

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

It’s so tiny...even compared to Bos E. Amazing what they do with corners. And also leads to all the overcrowding complaints!

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6240

Re: At Terminal 7 1/22/18

3 British Airways 744s at gates 1 BA 744 at Hardstand. 1 BA 318 at gate. 1 BA (Openskies) 757 at gate 1 ANA 773 at gate 1 UIA 763 at gate 1 IB 340 at gate 1 Qantas 744 at gate 2 VX 320s at gates Normal afternoon. I find this terminal often maligned on a.net with an uncertain future. I can not think...

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