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by catiii
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40444

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Also Bob Mann has never been a fan of JetBlue and is usually critical of everything that they do, so consider the source.

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by catiii
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 48
Views: 5162

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

As was noted in an earlier post on the Yankee broadcast earlier today they alluded to the fact that every road trip would be via train with the exception of Atlanta and the Florida teams.

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by catiii
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11494

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

Semi related to SFO, interesting that the exec AS hired to be their boots on the ground executive presence as VP-Bay Area is departing the airline with no backfill. It isn't that odd - a lot of Director/MD/VP level positions that were over specific areas/cities aren't being backfilled - instead som...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11494

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

How many unrefurbished A320s does B6 still have flying? Those certainly don't have an entertainment advantage over AS planes. Most of them. But even those have TVs and wifi. At only 150 seats the cabin feels more spacious and the bathrooms are NOT IN THE GALLEYS like in the abomination configuratio...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11494

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

though Alaska clearly has the edge in onboard catering and entertainment, so long as you bring your own device. There is no real clear winner between these two airlines JetBlue has free WiFi, lay flat seats, unlimited snacks and drinks in Core and award winning food in Mint, free directTV, plus the...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11494

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

Semi related to SFO, interesting that the exec AS hired to be their boots on the ground executive presence as VP-Bay Area is departing the airline with no backfill.

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by catiii
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11494

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

It does not matter. Years ago Barger made it quite clear that "we are a New York airline. We fly New Yorkers to places they want to go," and thus the point-to-point strategy and the west coast competition was essentially doomed. Once LAX opened and the 190's left LGB the writing was on th...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11494

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

Alaska Airlines? though Alaska clearly has the edge in onboard catering and entertainment, so long as you bring your own device. There is no real clear winner between these two airlines JetBlue has free WiFi, lay flat seats, unlimited snacks and drinks in Core and award winning food in Mint, free d...

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by catiii
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19324

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

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Utah744 wrote:
How much would it cost to bring it up to Air Force 1 specs?


The two ex-Transaero 748is "all in" are around $5.2B for purchase and conversion.

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by catiii
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing eicas font???
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Boeing eicas font???

For the EICAS I am confident it's a custom bitmap font.

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by catiii
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

It's nice to see the Bullish AS that we saw in 2017 after the acquisition come out in force again, it seemed they became very timid and eager to cutback following that period in time. Big expansion announcements like these are very exciting, This is what passes for "bullish" and "big...

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by catiii
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Aren't AS and B6 on the same team now ? No. They aren't. Call me naïve but I think these three are working together towards a common goal so in my estimation they are all on the same team at this point. But what do I know. Obviously not that much, because they’re not working together on anything “t...

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by catiii
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

It's nice to see the Bullish AS that we saw in 2017 after the acquisition come out in force again, it seemed they became very timid and eager to cutback following that period in time. Big expansion announcements like these are very exciting, This is what passes for "bullish" and "big...

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by catiii
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146387

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

It's interesting that Breeze itself is essentially completely silent on this. When they filed their original plan in February, it was the hook for a huge media effort, with Neeleman seemingly everywhere. By contrast, in conjunction with the new plan there are hardly any articles and Neeleman is, at...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

klm617 wrote:
Aren't AS and B6 on the same team now ?


No. They aren't.

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by catiii
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

It's nice to see the Bullish AS that we saw in 2017 after the acquisition come out in force again, it seemed they became very timid and eager to cutback following that period in time. Big expansion announcements like these are very exciting, This is what passes for "bullish" and "big...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40444

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

A fancy interline agreement that reduces competition without massive divestitures. Interline agreements aren’t competition. Airlines don’t even need to seek approval for interline. There’s zero proof that competition is being reduced, just a bunch of A.netters and their per usual inane theories. oh...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40444

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Midwestindy wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong, but with these partnerships AA+B6/AS will now be the largest carrier in NYC, BOS, LAX, SEA, South Florida, Dallas, DC, PHX, & CLT?


Since they all remain standalone carriers, no. AA isn’t the largest carrier in BOS.

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40444

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Why is Vasu the man? Who’s to say this wasn’t originated on the B6 side? Arguably the most respected network planning guy in the business... look what he has done in SEA, LAX, and now the northeast. Now with better feed, their int'l business will be much more viable Again, how do you know B6 didn’t...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

MIflyer12 wrote:
Props to AS for trying something at LAX. They need to grow - not just up and down the West Coast - to stay relevant to LAX travelers.


Until they address their inferior hard product they’re going to remain irrelevant.

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40444

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Why is Vasu the man? Who’s to say this wasn’t originated on the B6 side?

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26498

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Meanwhile no one will pay attention to this given the AA/B6 news.

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by catiii
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40444

B6/AA Codeshare Announcement

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Seems pretty substantial in the northeast. Smart move by both carriers to address the competitive landscape.


http://investor.jetblue.com/investor-re ... -133028188

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by catiii
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8759

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Since fuel would likely be minimal considering the rules that govern LGA, 767-400s would be workable, especially on routes that warrant the capacity. IF you can find the space to park them.... Not as much of a concern now, as it would have been 4 months ago. They parked just fine at the old Delta t...

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by catiii
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

My view on The PR spin is we're leaving Long Beach for LAX to grow it's west coast focus city. It's better to spin we're gonna grow our LAX opportunity vs Hey during this pandemic world we are finally cutting our losses and dropping the low yielding LGB altogether. The long game at LAX I see a Mint...

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by catiii
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

usflyer msp wrote:
Alot of people are just drinking the blue kool-aid on the odds of this expansion being successful.


Go ahead and underestimate them. People have been doing it for 20 years.

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

B6 expanding EWR,PHL,LAX,MCO,FLL(transcon). They are looking to become the premium transcontinental airline. They also are going to add PVR & SJD(was supposed to be LGB until they shot down INTL) They want to force UA to spend money in EWR. DL is pulling SEA hub, and moving to MIA to build hub ...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 28852

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

n7371f wrote:
This is the airline in which former DL/NW CEO Richard Anderson is rumored to be linked to. Whispers within DAL GO that RA is coming back to work for a ULCC. He lives in Houston.


Why would he go work for a startup, but more than that why would Andrew give up running the airline to Richard?

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 28852

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Didn’t he leave UA on bad blood? I applaud the effort to bring in more competition. I would imagine if this airline ever gets off the ground, it’ll be in the same class as NK, G4, and F9. I doubt a bean counter from Allegiant would put much thought in quality product development. like a few Ex-CO e...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Maybe...but going into EWR and now LAX seems to usurp growth and draw attention from United, which may be a means to not only provide short-term growth for JetBlue but also position it to be attractive as a merger candidate in the future: United may find it more worthwhile on the industry upside to...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I think you'll see more Mint expansion out of LAX to markets it does and does not already serve, including markets that JetBlue doesn't already serve. I think the 220s, when they get a critical mass, will allow them to launch TCON expansion into a host of markets that can't support Mint but could s...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Not entirely true. While at AS our Corp sales force fell over themselves to land any corporate account they could. The quest for those contracts drove our partner search both internationally and domestically. Further, that quest helped push new cities into the spotlight for AS service. Corporate co...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Then HOW do you measure yourself as a carrier if you're not going head up with the biggest and the best? JBLU can gain considerable traction being where some of the world's biggest and best carriers congregate. they could strike deals for interline services This is a historically uninformed post an...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

And anyway, most Antitrust reviews would look at the elimination of competition on overlapping routes as a bad thing, not a good thing. That certainly is the point of view of the established - and published - DOJ criteria for airline anti-trust review that have been in place for two decades. https:...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

JetBlue today announced it will make LAX its primary base of operations in greater Los Angeles, advancing its focus city strategy and building relevance for the airline in one of the busiest markets in the world. To enable the shift, the airline will move service currently operated at Long Beach Ai...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The American VS Delta War Timeline
Replies: 23
Views: 5197

Re: The American VS Delta War Timeline

TYWoolman wrote:
Delta and American rather have each other to compete against then the voids in each of their networks being overwhelmingly filled with the low-cost, fare-suppressors of Frontier and Spirit!


What “voids in each of their networks” are “overwhelmingly” filled by F9 and NK?

Answer: none.

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The American VS Delta War Timeline
Replies: 23
Views: 5197

Re: The American VS Delta War Timeline

TYWoolman wrote:
Delta and American rather have each other to compete against then the voids in each of their networks being overwhelmingly filled with the low-cost, fare-suppressors of Frontier and Spirit!


What “voids in each of their networks” are “overwhelmingly” filled by F9 and NK?

Answer: none.

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Well, based on their moves the last few weeks, I think it’s safe to say B6 is not interested in any partnerships with AA, UA, or AS anytime soon... Maybe...but going into EWR and now LAX seems to usurp growth and draw attention from United, which may be a means to not only provide short-term growth...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

In order for them to succeed at LAX, they need to do a few things I think: 1) continue expanding mint on trasncon + HI. I see them getting to over 30 mint flights when all is said and done 2) Really pour resources into LAX. Meaning putting latest A321N and A220 there. They basically dumped old A320...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

So those people at Long Beach who will "never" fly B6 again. Hmm ok. So they'd rather connect three times on Southwest out of LGB or sit with no leg room, no TVs, no Wifi on a transcon out of LAX instead? Probably at a higher price too. They are welcome to it, I'm sure many So. Cal people...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

In all seriousness, I don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish these days. DL has already indicated they will defend Boston. We know DL will continue to put up a fight at JFK. UA is more resurgent lately than they have been and they’re not going to land B6 damage their EWR hub. Now they want to...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Pretty sure JetBlue will eventually take a slice of the LAX-Mexico/Central America market if they plan to get to 70 daily flights. Seems reasonable to assume so. I'd guess 5 to 10 flights to central america. I think they will do well to GUA/SAL/SJO. Not sure about Mexican markets though. Those are ...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I think adding more places from LAX such as ATL, Hawaii, TPA, BNA, PVR, and SJD could definitely help though. Yes, because adding in more flights to places where there are already plenty of entrenched carriers is a winning recipe for success If you sell a product at $2000, and I sell a demonstrably...

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by catiii
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Just hope they find more passengers than Virgin America did though - lovely aeroplanes but in my experience not full! VA was 65 or so airplanes and what, 30 cities? JetBlue is orders of magnitude bigger, has an extremely profitable and well known TCON franchise and brand, and a fleet size (assuming...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Just hope they find more passengers than Virgin America did though - lovely aeroplanes but in my experience not full! VA was 65 or so airplanes and what, 30 cities? JetBlue is orders of magnitude bigger, has an extremely profitable and well known TCON franchise and brand, and a fleet size (assuming...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

departedflights wrote:
tphuang wrote:
The news itself is not surprising given what happened last night.


What happened last night?


Yeah, what happened last night?

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by catiii
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35183

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Sdmccray1984 wrote:
Can someone update me: is jetBlue ultimately moving to the midfield terminal? Where will they get slots for all these extra flights? The remote gates lol? Thanks!


No, not moving to the midfield or remote gates. Announced internally.

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by catiii
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54965

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

It's ultimately good to see that the crew base will be moved to LAX, instead of cut entirely as some members speculated. As a consumer though, it sucks to see B6 leave LGB. Always loved flying with them through there. It's so much easier to use compared to other airports in SoCal. I wouldn't be sur...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54965

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Good for B6. the LGB city council reaped what they sowed here.

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by catiii
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54965

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I had posted the press release but it was deleted. But yes, LGB closure, pilot and inflight bases moving to LAX, LAX growing to at least 70 daily flights.

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