|Quoting Fokker70NG (Reply 2):|
and planes must be 'restarted' (sort of Ctrl-Alt-Delete I've heard ) too often, which causes delays.
The actual restart doesn't take much time. The whole entire plane is shut down (lights and everything). So, as soon as the plane comes in and is cleaned...they restart it.
The major delays have been caused by minor glitches. The other day we had a delay inbound due to a brake warning light. So, the planes are fine but each time these small things come up, they cause delays. At my station, we have the contracted maintenance company meet the A/C and do a full inspection before departure.
More than anything, I'd say the delays are being caused by jetBlue being very careful when something minor comes up. Making sure that the slightest detail doesn't go unchecked before a departure...which of course is a good thing!
Overall, the E190 is a FANTASTIC a/c. After being on it, I can personally say that I enjoyed it....gives you that private business jet feeling without the cost!
[Edited 2006-01-30 20:46:08]
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