Is it lost on anyone over 25 yo that the last $10 billion dollar JFK redo only ended with the completion of the T4 Delta expansion less than a decade ago? That 20 year program included a new tower, airtrain (maxed out), new roadway system (maxed out), T1 (maxed out), T5, expanded T7 (beyond maxed ou...Jump to post
“I agree with the general idea of your post however B6 does have 85 A321NEO on order which will start arriving next year. B6 does not need the LR to serve Europe from BOS.” I can tell you, despite a.net folklore, B6 isnt even certain the LR can get them to/from Europe without tech stops. It is the r...Jump to post
Delta doesnt need to turn the screws on JetBlue...Their managements inability To make a decision on a plane while broadcasting their desires for years sets up their own mess. It’s very odd that an airline would publicly disclose it’s intentions to serve Europe When the aircraft to do so hasnt even b...Jump to post
BTV and Upstate NY along with ORH are served for POLITICAL reasons. New Air was many years ago...but ol Chuck Schumer is still around. I’m sure they all make money or at least some money...But they aren’t going anywhere There is a reason why JetBlue has slot exemptions at JFK. There is a reason why ...Jump to post
Looks like B6 will have a lot of extra planes and crews around. 6-8 transcons a day is around 14 hours of aircraft time times 8. 112 hours of extra plane time per day. 3360 hours of plane time per month. That is around 42 pilots of excess lying around. I wonder if this leads to furloughs or a hiring...Jump to post
PSP has mint on it at times. The season keeps getting longer. I think SAV and DAB are safe as these are short flights. It is the western, trans con, once-a-day cities that have issues I would imagine. But it is a big problem going forward. B6 is just not relevant out west. They said they were doubli...Jump to post
They cant cut DEN PDX or PHX. That would be akin to CO cutting SLC in the 90s. B6 is major airline and they need to serve those places. I could see ABQ and RNO and other secondary, one flight a day red eye cities getting cut. When (and if) this happens though, B6 will officially be lost in the woods...Jump to post
The mid 2000s drawdown had nothing to do with the merger! It was before the merger. The merger made them bigger in MIA again. UA withdrew most if not all IAD Florida flying more recently when WN and B6 were awarded DCA slots and used them to move their Florida service to the close in airport. Very R...Jump to post
Always the wrong question on this topic... Correct question: how did United go from afocus city to having just a few express flights a day in MIA? Hubs close... but this was pretty dramatic! Okay, I get the crazy draw down, but MIA is not just a few express flights a day. Today, for instance sees t...Jump to post
It is not a partisan issue. There is a huge shortage in funding. NJ is at a crossroads. Right, Left, Center...it is a HUGE problem. Kudos to you, beyond calling me a cable news mouthpiece, for at least acknowledging the problem Taxing everyone to the point of people fleeing isnt a good option (that ...Jump to post
As someone in the NY area, we have really hit the tipping point in terms of these types of politics. NY and NJ stand on the doorstep of becoming the next Illinois. NJs day of reckoning is much closer than NY because it is smaller and doesnt have the Wall St engine pumping in billions. In the year 20...Jump to post
Id like to see the PATH extention even started. It seems the Port as become so inept, that unless an airline or private entity is involved (LGA project involved private entities and a strong willed governor) nothing gets done. We have been hearing for years about PATH and a Terminal A replacement......Jump to post
NRT (now HND) and HKG are like the JFK and LAX of Asia. Or like LHR and CDG in Europe. Delta doesnt have to serve Every city in Asia, but you need to be in Tokyo and Hong Kong if you are a global airline trying to serve Asia. They will be back. As for the person predicting 25 years...25 years in the...Jump to post
This is why people flee from NY and NJ every year.
Tax and spend politics unchecked.
It is so bizzare...to tax your sacred cow. United should be the states darling.
No where else could you find this preverse logic in action
Toronto is a big deal for DAB. Good for them! I am glad it isnt more LGA JFK service as I want DAB to build on what it has...not kill off service by reaching for the moon like PIT did with Europe How is PIT killing off service? And how is getting flights to Europe reaching for the moon? They gave i...Jump to post
I was told many years ago by a member of the executive suite at JetBlue that TPA was their worst performing Florida city.
Since then smaller cities like SRQ and DAB have come aboard so TPA may no longer be worst.
But 2 daily JFK TPA in January does say a lot
Double time is chump change for an airline. Not a factor. That diversion alone plus reaccomodations for people probably cost them $50,000Jump to post
1. Historic ties
2. English language (If Americans go to
one city in Europe, it is London)
3. Post, Brexit, America is a safe bet for future growth to Britain
4. As of now, US economy is booming
“being big in NYC a measurement of success?” Yes, IMO. With 3 large legacies left, you need to be big in NY and LA. You need to be a player there. If you are not a player there, you are not a leader. Again, just my opinion. The days of US Air/TWA sized airlines are over. Lots of talk on a AA focusin...Jump to post
This is Doug Parker’s airline. And Doug Parker’s playbook. I knew NY was in trouble when the merger occurred. He is just repeating his NY mistake like he did with US. He will draw down JFK and be stuck with an empty terminal and slots...a sale, swap or lease will occur...and then he will have a bunc...Jump to post
WN is too big to serve BOS via a secondary airport or NY via a tertiary airport. Those days are over. They get away with it in FLL because FLL and MIA have become the JFK and EWR of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Metro area. They get away with in HOU and DAL as those airports are the close-in airports. B...Jump to post
Boston is a Mexican Standoff right now. It is simply not big enough to absorb everything B6 DL and WN are throwing at it. Clearly, WN will wind up with a token to medium sized presence. JetBlue will have a large operation around 200 flights Delta will likely have 120 or so flights. And routes that h...Jump to post
Demotion to FO?
Haha. Likely not.
This is a loss of situational awareness that was realized and corrected.
A file letter, a meeting, perhaps some recurrent training...nothing more.
Airlines dont operate under fear...If they did they would be a lot more accidents
If they could move all OW including BA into T8, that would help JFKs problems. The port authorty and the larger than life governor need to apply this pressure. This frees up space in T1, and allows the B6 build out to T7. As per latest B6 in Europe article, they have planes to grow JFK. They and Del...Jump to post
Awful planes in Y.
Reminded me of an L1011 in the mid 80s.
From an aviation buff perspective, they were cool relics...but they cant be competitive in any way
PA may put pressure on them, but market realities and costs in NY will just rectify things. I imagine a slot sale and gate space deal (think DL Terminal A in BOS) is in the future. Or a wholesale move of OW into Terminal without a buildout. Ironically, BA and AA Have submitted a joint proposal for T...Jump to post
a/c dxer wrote:HA JFK HND with codeshare with JetBlue.
JetBlue also says it doesn't believe in MINT lounges because all its terminals are built with comfort in mind for ALL that fly JetBlue and that they are very expensive to operate. Without a decent lounge, JetBlue will have a hard time becoming anything more than a niche airline. Why do you think th...Jump to post
Just ran thru Terminal 8 at 7pm at the end of summer (peak time at the end of peak season) to catch an RJ to ORF. It is a such a ghost town.So sad. It was built with such promise 10 years ago. American’s gateway to NY. Now it reminds me of TWAs last days in T5. Gate after gate in the midfield concou...Jump to post