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by Jetmarc
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 37
Views: 5193

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

There are two different door sizes for 2L on the A321... a shorter door intended only as an exit and a taller door that may be unused for boarding and deplaning. It's more narrow than a regular door, but tall enough to comfortably walk thru, and therefore a missing overhead bin at this door. While 2...

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by Jetmarc
Sat May 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22252

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

rbavfan wrote:
tb727 wrote:
Baldanza said it won't happen. I'd take what he says as the most likely thing to happen there.


So Baldanza knows jetBlue. Wasn't he a former Spirit Airline CEO? So just how does he know B6 won't do it?


Probably because he sits on the BoD.

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by Jetmarc
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356291

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

My first thought of the tail was the1990s Continental marketing globe, like the "Work Hard. Fly Right." magazine print ads.

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by Jetmarc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: U.S. Airline F/A Bases
Replies: 24
Views: 4239

Re: U.S. Airline F/A Bases

UA also has domiciles in LHR, FRA, and NRT. (Maybe HKG).

I thought that AA also had a foreign national crew base in South America (LIM?)

DL has a domicile in NRT.

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by Jetmarc
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sliding Aisle Seat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Sliding Aisle Seat?

I think it's a ridiculous and useless design, it just seems to only help the window seats board faster. Then at some point, the gate agents will have to tell the Flight Attendants to slide 50+ seats into position to board the middle and aisle seats. And with the middle seats jutting back into the se...

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by Jetmarc
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141600

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

My prediction for the April 10th event is not just Europe flying, but revealing a new updated Mint product version 2.0. The CEO has said in the past he wishes we had put more mint seats on the aircraft because it'so successful, but we were confined by the A321door configuration, and with the new a32...

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by Jetmarc
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27499

Re: AS new interior

I did wonder if anyone would fall over it in a dark cabin on a red-eye. I guess I'm surprised that a latching rope would not be deemed a safety issue in an emergency. I agree, though, that it gets the point across. I think the "rope" would only be used above 10,000 feet. Like the divider ...

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by Jetmarc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy old airplane seats
Replies: 17
Views: 4271

Re: Where to buy old airplane seats

We purchased seats and beverage carts on both eBay and Craigslist.

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by Jetmarc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14368

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

BOS-PSP inaugural blocked 7h01m last night, with 1 missed approach (winds). A friend had two tech stops this week BOS-LGB, one in DEN, another in PHX, the later being unplanned. BOS-PHX blocked 6h 53m alone. Said it had to do with headwinds and wx at destination airport and necessary alternates, thu...

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by Jetmarc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline job interview
Replies: 15
Views: 2414

Re: Airline job interview

I'm not sure about the humiliation part, but I know airlines like to use group exercises to judge if a candidate is a team player vs somebody that is aggressive and condescending or is timid and doesn't participate. (Meaning, can you show leadership skills without overreaching or being dismissive? O...

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by Jetmarc
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71152

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Im betting SFO-SGN... that would be historic! And SFO-GRU/EZE? Some nonstops to South America to connect to the Pacific network?

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by Jetmarc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 91960

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Seems the LGB-BOS redeye goes less than daily... or was that already reduced?

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by Jetmarc
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 91
Views: 16277

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

I feel like this A321neo should be renamed A320-300 :-P

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by Jetmarc
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 13049

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

I have a feeling it's another theme jet rather than a rebranding. Also, new tail designs are being debuted annually on Jetblue's corporate anniversary, February 11th., from here on...

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by Jetmarc
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1817

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

If CAE is a MX base, maybe they are ferrying planes in and out often enough to need crews to reposition aircraft, unless all mx is done only on planes that fly thru CAE and remain overnight. This would explain the need for pilots, but not sure if FAs are required for ferry flights. (I think some air...

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by Jetmarc
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 6035

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

beechnut wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Wow. ETOPS 180 . 6 hours is impressive considering the plane is has a range of 3300nm or just over 7 hours.


Umm, isn't 180 minutes THREE hours rather than six?

Beech


I think it means the A220 can fly 6 hour flights over water (ie: LAX-HNL) because the half way point is 3 hours, thus etops 180.

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by Jetmarc
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone identify this logo (on a wine glass)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Can anyone identify this logo (on a wine glass)?

Such pictures appear in an annual airline quiz. Where was that show held? Why didn't you ask the people who organized it? It looks like Royal Air Force of some kind to me or perhaps Monarch? It was at the annual Airliners International, held in DCA this year. Next year will be in Atlanta. The selle...

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by Jetmarc
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone identify this logo (on a wine glass)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Can anyone identify this logo (on a wine glass)?

Can anyone identify this logo on this wine glass? Came across it at an airline memorabilia show...

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by Jetmarc
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upgauging GUM-NRT back to 777
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

Re: UA upguaging GUM-NRT back to 777

Which crews will get to work these NRT 777 flights? United or Continental Micronesia FAs? I was surprised to hear HNL crews worked the GUM-HNL route and a rumor they would be getting a HNL-MAJ turn too, so GUM based FAs would lose their only HNL layover (via the island hopper).

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by Jetmarc
Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14406

Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

Saw some photos on Instagram... link to the story with some photos of the new United Airlines uniform.

http://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2018/05/12/united-goes-star-trek-leaked-photos-reveal-what-the-new-united-airlines-uniform-will-look-like/amp/

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by Jetmarc
Fri May 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 16577

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Definitely don't think its an F9 merger... otherwise, wouldn't F9 have sent out a memo to their own employees about an announcement?

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by Jetmarc
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6306

Re: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018

Rumors of LGB reduction and elimination of most west coast-West coast markets. I’m seeing 34 daily some big increases in some markets. LGB to: OAK 4x SMF 2x LAS 5x JFK 2x BOS 2x FLL 1x SLC 4x SJC 4x SFO 5x SEA 2x PDX 2x AUS 1x This is the current schedule now, these increases made last year... othe...

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by Jetmarc
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines first-quarter 2018 result
Replies: 15
Views: 2839

Re: Alaska Airlines first-quarter 2018 result

Why such a big difference in Q1 earnings 2018 vs 2017? Is it all merger related?

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by Jetmarc
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD
Replies: 54
Views: 9900

Re: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD

enilria wrote:
LA JFK-NRT NOV 0>0.9


Is this cargo?

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by Jetmarc
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TAP safety video - different
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: New TAP safety video - different

I liked it... but found that I wasn't paying attention to any of the safety info, I was too busy waiting to see which country each person was from. Only when a few "airplane things" popped up did it remind me it was a safety video LOL.

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by Jetmarc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9682

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

Yikes. Hope this doesn't effect the LGB-HNL inaugural.

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by Jetmarc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17855

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Not sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied: https://imagr.eu/up/smuq6_27579797_1572579452856473_2055438444397592576_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BfSdjZuhclT/ So they applied the Alaska billboard titles, but still nothing o...

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by Jetmarc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3328

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

Because both groups were AFA, the bylaws of the union spell out the process. Even if one group doesn't agree, the bylaws are the guide. Do we know in this case what those bylaws read?[/quote] AS is AFA, VX was TWU but no contract and then fell under AFA. AFA bylaws state date of hire integration fo...

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by Jetmarc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 5575

Re: Forbes: New Indicators of JetBlue-Alaska Merger

IF this was to happen... rather than Alaska or JetBlue, the combined airline should be named Jet America!

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by Jetmarc
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot A320 VQ-BPU Fire onboard video
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Aeroflot A320 VQ-BPU Fire onboard video

Aeroflot777 wrote:
Looks like stairs are being used and not slides?


Somebody opened the overwing exits, so those slides deployed. You can see the top fence or “guide wall” portion of the slide inflated at the end of the video.

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by Jetmarc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 8180

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Just hope they are not as toxic as present unis. You’re thinking of AA....AS ditched their toxic Twin Hill uniforms a good five years ago. Yet AA, knowing that history, still chose Twin Hill as their uniform vendor. Been flying American Airlines a lot recently and am surprised how often there seems...

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by Jetmarc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2911

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

I find it interesting how airlines in Japan love their 3 letter abbreviations. Japan Air Lines = JAL, All Nippon Airways = ANA, Japan Air System = JAS (formerly Toa Domestic Airlines = TDA) and they even paint (or had at one point) their liveries as such. (There's even more, JAA, JEX, JTA...)

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by Jetmarc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14553

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

I wonder what Jetblue's involvement will be in this... the route map ("Where We Jet") on jetblue.com now shows the Hawaiian Islands, although no destination dot. It was never there before... hmmm, interesting. Also, apparent confirmation from Hawaiian's EVP/CCO... https://www.bizjournals.c...

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by Jetmarc
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America 2018 A321 plan
Replies: 19
Views: 5652

Re: Virgin America 2018 A321 plan

Do they still have their JFK crew base? If so is it likely being closed? Good question. Its a tiny base. VX FA on my flight told me AS closed the JFK crew base pretty quick... something about NY labor laws allowing crews to call out up to 40 hrs per month without penalty and then using sick time or...

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by Jetmarc
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3582

Re: What airliner is this?

I can't tell the airline, but its definitely a DC-10, both pics.

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by Jetmarc
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Pacific Adventure: 1997
Replies: 10
Views: 6357

Re: South Pacific Adventure: 1997

Another great trip report. Brings back many childhood memories of HNL and GUM. My dad would take me to Hickam AFB and the reef runway for spotting and all the domestic widebodies. I miss all these classic jets and paint schemes. Thank you for sharing!

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by Jetmarc
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin lengths and galleys size
Replies: 13
Views: 3795

Re: Cabin lengths and galleys size

BREECH wrote:
- Are partitions mandatory in an airplane or can you have just one cabin stretching the full length of an aircraft?


Always found this photo quite amazing...

Canada 3000 A330:

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by Jetmarc
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 9360

Re: Naming Specific Routes

I believe AA or AS flies SJC-AUS and calls it “The Nerd Bird.”

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by Jetmarc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5331

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

How many business people go to the airport directly from work vs from their home? Well, if you're on a business trip, it would be Airport -> Office/"Workplace" -> Airport. Hence all the talk about "Being close to business center". If you know LA well, you will see that there are...

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by Jetmarc
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 7168

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

Same seat layout as Mint... but the footwells for the single seats look really tight!

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by Jetmarc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7633

Re: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?

It would. Doors 3L/R are like this on B6 Mint A321s. No safety issue, allows for the same egress as an overwing window exit, if not more than. These doors are probably considered secondary exits too.

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by Jetmarc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 17167

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

It's like they couldn't choose between red or blue, so they went with both. Is there a reason for purple?? I remember reading it was because Delta wanted to standout from all the typical navy, black, or gray uniforms. Ed Bastian said Posen could use any colors but those... so they ended up with pur...

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by Jetmarc
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 399141

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Other than the new exit configuration on the A321neo, how have the central exits been modernized?

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by Jetmarc
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 50
Views: 10804

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

I thought JetBlue applied for slots... or is that for 2019?

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by Jetmarc
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7879

Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

JetBlue will be the launch customer for Airbus' Air Space cabin, debuting in 2020, so assuming its for the A320neo. Wonder if this means anything for the delayed A320 classic cabin refit...

https://apex.aero/2017/09/26/jetblue-airbus-launch-a320-airspace-cabin

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by Jetmarc
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28738

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

With their recent reservation system upgrade, could WN just be announcing a major codeshare agreement with Hawaiian?

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by Jetmarc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17855

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Wish they'd put the SF logo on the tail and paint the length/span of the Golden Gate along the fuselage as an orange cheatline...

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by Jetmarc
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 13
Views: 7871

Re: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey

Fantastic TR! Very well written, entertaining, suspenseful... I think its the only TR without pictures I've ever read LOL, and tops many that have plenty. Looking forward to part two!

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by Jetmarc
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did B6 market themselves initially?
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: How did B6 market themselves initially?

Our main thing was new planes, the first airline with LiveTV in all seatbacks, leather seats, free snacks (mainly the blue potatoes chips), and all black uniforms.

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by Jetmarc
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6664

Re: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10

MAS could choose to have something similar to American's first class cabin that is currently on the A321 transcon fleet, the reverse herringbone seat, thought it will probably have to be modified slightly to fit inside a 737. http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/A321_transcon_f...

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