B6MoneyGuyJFK
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Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:44 pm

http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/071011/128487.html

Press release. Hope the link works.

Have a great day all.
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vivavegas
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:47 pm

Both returning at 1905, have fun in customs, good luck with the connectors home...

How long before they add BOS?

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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:57 pm

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 1):
Both returning at 1905, have fun in customs, good luck with the connectors home...

I think a good amount of passengers will be O/D so connections will not be an issue.
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:00 pm

Where are they getting all these new aircraft for the 12+ routes they are adding between now and Jan. 17th. They have slowed deliveries of there planes, and have sold some A320's. So There must be some cuts in the system somewhere. Can anyone find them?

Either that or there big announcement for Oct. Is scaling back some cities.

Any thoughts?
 
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:22 pm

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 3):
Where are they getting all these new aircraft for the 12+ routes they are adding between now and Jan. 17th. They have slowed deliveries of there planes, and have sold some A320's

Slowed yes, but not to a screeching halt on new deliveries. I don't know if we have sold any planes yet this year. I may be wrong on that.

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 3):
So There must be some cuts in the system somewhere. Can anyone find them?

They are taking one flight from CLT/RDU/RIC and instead of turning it back to JFK, they will turn it to FLL. So when these new FLL routes start, CLT/RDU/RIC-JFK will each have 3x Daily.
 
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:32 pm

Do their 320s face any weight restriction out of SXM?
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:04 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):
Do their 320s face any weight restriction out of SXM?

Its almost the same distance as San Juan... Aruba is even further and we do fine there. I don't think it will be a problem at all.
 
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:17 pm

Quoting SKYYBLUE (Reply 6):
Its almost the same distance as San Juan... Aruba is even further and we do fine there. I don't think it will be a problem at all.

It's not the range that's a problem, it's the short runway in SXM with an obstacle at one end.
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:20 pm

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 1):
Both returning at 1905, have fun in customs

That's toward the end of the international arrival rush, so I wouldn't think that customs would be onerous. Plus, T4 handles customs well.

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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:45 pm

The article says:

the low-fare, low-cost airline with the most flights to the Caribbean

I assume they mean from JFK.
Is that true?
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A342
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:34 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 7):
It's not the range that's a problem, it's the short runway in SXM with an obstacle at one end.

Come on, it's not that short! The A320 will do fine.
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:49 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 10):
Come on, it's not that short! The A320 will do fine.

It may, but I know of other similar aircraft that have issues out of SXM.
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B6FA4ever
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:57 pm

so if the A320 may or may not have issues out of SXM...what about Air France's A340's/B747 and KLM's MD11/B747's? wouldn't they be having issues too for a much longer flight and being MUCH heavier that our little "bus"?

in any case...its great to hear about SXM! maybe one of these days i'll actually head there!

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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:31 pm

Quoting B6FA4ever (Reply 12):
so if the A320 may or may not have issues out of SXM...what about Air France's A340's/B747 and KLM's MD11/B747's? wouldn't they be having issues too for a much longer flight and being MUCH heavier that our little "bus"?

They have more engines, and the all of them, with the exception of the AF 343 stop in nearby destinations before continuing back to Europe.
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:38 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):
It may, but I know of other similar aircraft that have issues out of SXM.

Which would those be?
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:23 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
I think a good amount of passengers will be O/D so connections will not be an issue.

As for both POP and SXM, JFK is a MUCH BETTER O&D market than ATL. I think DL would have done better with POP from JFK rather than ATL. I think likewise they would compete very well with AA for JFK-SXM service. While ATL is a great hub with a great deal of connectivity, it just won't work the same way MIA will for AA. B6 is doing this right from the start, and JFK (or even EWR) along with FLL work better for flights to the D.R. and St Maarten than ATL could likely ever offer.  twocents 
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RE: Official B6 To POP And SXM

Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:51 am

Congrats and good luck to B6 on the new routes.
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