BlueJet
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"Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:14 am

Hey all--

Just had a question- have any jetBlue planes been taken out of their fleet already? I know that they are all new a/c and that the airline is still very young, but maybe some of their older 320's?

Also, have any B6 planes been written off?


Thanks for any and all info.
Your 'till hell freezes over.
-BlueJet
 
teahan
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:38 am

Definitely not.

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PlaneviewNYC
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:44 am

The oldest plane in JetBlue's fleet is about 4 1/2 years old. I don't think any will be taken out of service due to age for another 25 years or so.
 
luv2fly
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:44 am

They are just slightly over 4 years old.
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jetbluefan1
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:25 am

I flew Bluebird (JetBlue's first plane) a couple of weeks ago and it operated perfectly. I don't think they'll be getting rid of it anytime soon.

JetBluefan1
 
dutchjet
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:07 am

Simple answer, there are no OLD JetBlue planes!

The controversial question is, when will JetBlue pay for its new airplanes?
 
luv2fly
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:09 am

Yes that is why they are profitable, Airbus gave them the planes!!!!!
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Espion007
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:34 am

Yes that is why they are profitable, Airbus gave them the planes!!!!!

same thing as retaurants giving out free samples,just on a much bigger scale  Smile
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DeltaGuy
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:34 am

Like Dutch said....when are they gonna anty up for these things?

DeltaGuy
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trekster
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:36 am

there gettin them free, i did not know that :0
Where does the time go???
 
BR715-A1-30
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:45 am

Free... Just a figure of speech. Airbus just gave B6 a Really Hot Deal. They paid the same price for their A320s as AirTran did for the 717s.
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cedarjet
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:48 am

Bluejet, how long do you think jetBlue have been flying?! Start retiring planes?! My god.
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vatveng
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:40 pm

JetBlue will begin retiring the A320s when Northwest begins retiring the DC9... Big grin
 
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4everRC
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:30 pm

Vatveng....

You just HAD to go there, didn't you.... Nuts
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vatveng
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:59 pm

You just HAD to go there, didn't you

Of course! ANY thread can be turned into either NW DC9 or AvB.....

Anyway, the A320s will probably be retired before the NW DC9s, provided JetBlue is still flying the same A320s in 44 years.
 
col
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:08 pm

Airbus gave jetblue planes, well that is superb negotiation. Those carriers that signed those one supllier deals with Boeing were not too smart then, they could have got free planes from Airbus!!! Well done jetblue, you got good value at the expense of the European tax payer, or maybe it was good business sense both sides?

Do we really have to start all this stupidity again.
 
richierich
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:57 pm

Two things - the first JetBlue planes were leased and although I don't know the terms of the leases, I'm quite certain they are long-term. The first a/c to fly for JetBlue was N503JB.

The first owned aircraft by JetBlue is N507JB, which will soon be celebrating its 4 year birthday (of being in-service). Considering N503JB saw its first revenue flight in Feb. 2000, I'm sure all of these planes will be in service with JetBlue for a long long time barring write-offs.

As for JetBlue getting their planes for free, that is absurd. There are literally a dozen posts about this "myth" on airliners.net but I am quite positive B6 is paying for their planes. Granted the price was probably good and attractive to JetBlue but then kudos for them for nailing a good deal. I'm sure ordering 100 at a time gives you a pretty good discount! I doubt the deals were setup so that B6 pays less now and more later - Airbus is in this to make a profit to and probably couldn't afford that risk! Let's be realistic, people!
None shall pass!!!!
 
FoxBravo
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:12 am

Oh for crying out loud, here we go again.

Read this: http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/040318/54442.html

If JetBlue is not paying for it's planes, then why does it need to FINANCE them with this transaction? Use your heads, people.
Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
 
hz747300
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:26 am

I read on a different thread here that Airbus planes become much more costly when they are older compared to 737's. Any chance that jetBlue will ditch these aircraft before the variable maintenance costs force fares to rise? I am guessing this will be in about 10-12 years from time of production.
Keep on truckin'...
 
mikephotos
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RE: "Old" JetBlue Planes

Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:45 am

The first a/c to fly for JetBlue was N503JB

Yes, 503 was the first a/c received. However the first aircraft to fly revenue service was 504, Shades of Blue.

Michael