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by bpat777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1392
Views: 124692

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

They just said they were grabbing hard to get real estate during the pandemic lol I'm kind of confused where are the hard to grab real estate they are getting? Doesn't look like they are getting additional slots at LGA/DCA as of now. They are not moving back into EWR and have not done much at SFO/L...

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by bpat777
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/20/2020:KEEP IT ROLLING (THE CANCELS);EK Suspends ATHEWR,JFKMXP,DXBSEA;UA Adds IAD-ABE/ERI/Carib,LAXSAP
Replies: 69
Views: 11725

Re: OAG Changes 10/20/2020:KEEP IT ROLLING (THE CANCELS);EK Suspends ATHEWR,JFKMXP,DXBSEA;UA Adds IAD-ABE/ERI/Carib,LAXS

I'm guessing the following overseas airlines will NOT return to SEA post-pandemic: EK EI SQ Norwegian NH CX Condor Seattle has turned into such a crap-hole that no one in their right mind would want to come back or come visit. Step away from the Fox News portrayal of Seattle. The tourism market wil...

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35165

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Imo, this is usually what people mean when they say IAH is more "convenient" because honestly HOU is the same distance or closer to most of the business and wealth as IAH is. From the westside (say I-10 and the Beltway), taking the Beltway south is normally actually easier than taking it ...

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 438
Views: 66490

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

FWIW, I just now overheard UA employees mentioning that UA will be in Terminal 1 at JFK.

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by bpat777
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 35165

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

We live in the far west Houston area in Katy/Cinco Ranch. We’re 32 miles to either IAH or HOU. 99.9% of the time we’ve flown from/to IAH. It just seems a bit more “safe” to fly from IAH vs. flying from HOU. We’ve only flown WN from HOU one or two times in the last 40 years. Hobby isn’t located in t...

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by bpat777
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 903
Views: 208492

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

Is Alaska the only U.S. airline repainting planes now? It seems UA has stopped for now.

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by bpat777
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266167

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

[ What JetBlue is doing here is not any different. Throw stuff against the wall and see what works. They have a bunch of aircraft sitting around doing nothing. If the bookings are not there, they will just reduce schedule. That's what everyone is doing these days. and they can go in and grab market...

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by bpat777
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266167

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

I actually think there will be another wave of JetBlue expansion on the horizon. I think they have a very good chance of taking over unused gates at LGA, BOS, LAX, SEA, JFK, EWR....With the majors cutting back more flights than the LCC's, and having to relinquish gates, I see JetBlue swooping in an...

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by bpat777
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 209
Views: 26401

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

I still can’t believe they weren’t able to make EWR work but they are going to add MIA which is down the road from their “hub” in FLL. Maybe if they sold it as New York/Newark like every other airline it would have worked... But good for WN to expand but not relevant if you live in New Jersey like ...

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by bpat777
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s up with WN new concourse in PHX
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: What’s up with WN new concourse in PHX

How many gates will this concourse have?

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by bpat777
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266167

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I think BNA would've been a great place for them to build up if WN had like a 60 flight station and with little desire to grow further than that. But it looks like they have pretty big plans there and it's hard to see how JetBlue could possibly compete with them in that market. That's a real shame,...

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266167

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Ok then, if B6 were to have a Midwest focus city, what city would it be? MCI, STL, IND, are the only ones you could look at but they don’t bring anything to the table. I don’t see any city in that region that makes sense. The only city I see that B6 could maybe make a focus city would be Austin, an...

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by bpat777
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1529
Views: 206170

Re: AA 737’s still in bare metal scheme

A couple weeks ago in STT I saw an AA 738 take off that was still in the polished aluminum paint scheme. I didn’t realize there were still some left not painted in the current paint scheme. Was this a special heritage plane or are there more than one polished aluminum AA 737 still flying? Also - if...

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by bpat777
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4440
Views: 669023

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

They run a 763ER EWR-LAX also.

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by bpat777
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45190

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I don’t see AS giving up T6. They tried the co-locating with AA back in the late 80’s- early 90’s. Even though there was no partnership, It was a disaster coordinating gates with AA. Some days we had to operate almost half of our 12 flight a day schedule via a bus op out of AA’s Super-bay hanger. O...

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by bpat777
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45190

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

https://crankyflier.com/2020/07/13/jetblue-leaves-a-bad-situation-in-long-beach-for-something-worse-at-lax/ In case anyone is wondering. Based on this part. "Scott explained that JetBlue had wanted to make this move for a long time. It just couldn’t get more than the 2.5 gates it uses at LAX t...

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by bpat777
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 179
Views: 26008

Re: The future of Laguardia

Leej wrote:
Apologies but can somebody explain to me what a 'headhouse' is? Can't access the article.Would it be what the rest of the planet calls a terminal? I know LGA has been undergoing some tremendous works of late...


Correct the headhouse is kinda a fancy term for the ticketing and baggage claim area.

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by bpat777
Thu May 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 62020

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

VV wrote:
MrBren wrote:
So sad, the A380 is so quiet compared to the noisy 777s.


And it will be even quieter on the ground, in storage.


That was a good comeback. Made me actually lol.

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by bpat777
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19967

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

I saw that WN will only have 2 daily flights at LGA for May. A 1:10p and a 5:10p both to BWI. Everything else has been cut.

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by bpat777
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7649

MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

All remaining MDW flights have been cancelled. I'm hearing due to ATC issues.

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by bpat777
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 623
Views: 79179

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

When is the A220 scheduled to fly ATL-SEA? It's been replaced by the 738. In other news DL will take delivery of 23 A220's this year. Ship 8129 was delivered in January. Ship 8130 will be delivered at the end of February making DL the largest A220 operator in the world. Ships 8131-8145 will be deli...

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by bpat777
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4513

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019

A little of topic, but BHM is one of my favorite smaller/mid-size airports. The remodel a few yrs ago looks really good.

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by bpat777
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;WN
Replies: 92
Views: 15796

Re: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;

It's hard to see long-term viability for an airline that has a single large hub plus 1-2 focus cities all on the west coast. In addition to trying to keep gate space in SEA, these moves must be a precursor for some future strategic move. I agree the most likely scenario would be a tie-up with B6. H...

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by bpat777
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24866

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

My family and friends wld have no idea they're on a Max once it's back in the air. The only thing they'll tell me if I ask is that the plane seemed new. We aviation lovers make this a bigger deal than the avg person. Like its been stated previously, a majority of flyers care about price and schedules

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by bpat777
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 79
Views: 26065

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

Flew on the A220 for the first time this weekend. What is with the god awful noises with this plane while taxiing? If anybody wants to experience them go to seat 21a. Once airborne it is fine. I can only assume it is a combination of the brakes and maybe a fuel pump? It sounds like servos grinding ...

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by bpat777
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 11501

Re: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA

Sightseer wrote:
LGA is slowly turning into a pretty decent airport. I flew through the new wing of the CTB last month (gates C42-C59), and the airside experience was quite nice. Of course, landside it was as old and cramped as always.


The new CTB Landside will finally open next summer

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 241770

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

That is one good looking airport, I'm impressed from what I can see. Looking forward to seeing it in person in the upcoming mths.

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by bpat777
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation for customer satisfaction
Replies: 55
Views: 9514

Re: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation.

Definitely one of the better travel experiences in the U.S.

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20745

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

Of the large U.S. carriers, I find AA to be the least reliable particularly in-flight. Their F/As seem miserable and do the bare minimum. I know it's not a big deal big but it seems nearly everytime I board an AA flight the F/As are texting on their phone or engaged in personal conversations not gre...

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by bpat777
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 426126

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Possibly so although I just read WN wld eventually get seven on the employee website this morning. They even listed the 7 gate numbers In my experience, sometimes, corporate intranets can contain a lot of very old data, So again it might have been the case, but you would need to know the last time ...

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by bpat777
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 426126

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Possibly so although I just read WN wld eventually get seven on the employee website this morning. They even listed the 7 gate numbers

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by bpat777
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 426126

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

WN will move into their new gates 8/29. Starting with 5 gates then eventually going up to 7

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15661

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

My main concern with in-flight streaming is many of the planes I fly on don't have power outlets or if they do the outlets don't work. And I hate arriving at my destination with a drained battery.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

Maybe not to you, but it is to me.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

Guess it's not looking good for me tomorrow afternoon then. I booked an AA flight to DFW connecting in CVG just to ride a S80 on last time. I hope I can get out of PHL in the afternoon.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

PHL and Thunderstorms

How does PHL handle the infamous summer thunderstorms compared to the NYC area airports? Also, with PHL just about in the middle of NYC and WAS how does this affect their traffic in and out?

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?

twaconnie wrote:
Also the old gates two could handle DC-10's I not sure if the new concourse can handle wide body's.

AC uses gate 51 when they bring their 767-300s into the new concourse.

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 7577

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

There was an A220 at RDU headed to LGA. I think it was from DFW or IAH

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18335

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I wonder if the LUS 757 will all be totally taken off HI runs and put on other high volume domestic runs. I think the 757s might be doing PHX/DFW. If you check flightaware.com, the L-US 757 are mostly on PHX-Hawaii flights (and IIRC, PHX-DCA-PHX) and the L-AA 757 are mostly PHL-Europe, DFW/MIA-Sout...

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by bpat777
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30785

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I'm a medallion with DL and fly on both the 739ER and A321 frequently. I can understand the issue with the lavs all being in the rear but when it comes to comfort I see or feel no difference. I actually slightly prefer the 739ER because leaning against the window seems more comfortable compared to t...

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by bpat777
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45947

Re: WN to close EWR

How can LGA as a station absorb dozens of EWR employees while keeping the same amount of flights?

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by bpat777
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 176841

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

n515cr wrote:
3801 entered scimitar mods 7/17


Do you have a timeline to when all DL739ERs will have scimitars installed? Also must be nice to be able to pull planes in the middle of the busy summer season while some airlines fleets are stretched extremely thin right now. :|

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by bpat777
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 257079

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So B6's LGA-MCO/FLL routes will only be on A321s starting October 27th, considering they dropped a flight for both (5->4 for FLL and 4->3 for MCO). LGA-PBI and LGA-BOS stay the same. Also, I don't think B6 can fit its A321s into LGA's terminal A, since the whole terminal is basically one whole gate...

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by bpat777
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 257079

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

B6 traded the beast WN at HOU for the beast at IAH, UA. I recall most airlines having difficulty making JFK-IAH work for long.

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by bpat777
Fri May 24, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Will LGA actually ever be completed? The western concourse (AA) is already taking shape and the connector from the new terminal to the eastern concourse looks to be 40%-50% complete. They have also started tearing down one end of the old terminal as well. Numerous new roadways are taking shape as w...

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by bpat777
Thu May 23, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Does anyone know where those 3 airlines are planning to go once LGA is finally done?
Also FYI, UA will be moving in the new concourse with WN, AC and AE in early June.

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by bpat777
Wed May 08, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 176841

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

All A320/19/21s have AVOD

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by bpat777
Mon May 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30785

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Exactly WHAT makes it a Premium narrow body?? Wider seats, bigger bins, bigger windows, better AVOD? wider seats, more pitch, better AVOD are already on the entire B6 fleet. Let's not overstate DL A220-100 here. It's a good y seat domestically, but those 36 inch FC seat is pretty uninspiring. Don't...

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by bpat777
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388327

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Great job by UA. It's my 2nd favorite new livery after AS

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by bpat777
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 150926

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

If I were to fly B6 to Europe my concern wld be getting back home to the U.S. during inclement weather in the summer and winter. Their schedules go down hill quickly if weather conditions aren't perfect on the east coast.

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