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by AA94
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8677

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

It's not a coincidence that most European nations and many US states with strict lockdown measures (IL, MD, NJ, NY, VA, to name a few) are well into reopening while still seeing a decline in cases. There have been localized spikes (and this will likely continue for some time), but generally case cou...

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by AA94
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33392

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Really aggressive move by B6 at precisely the right time. As a UA employee I'm obviously a little unsettled, but this is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the current environment where the normal playbook is out the window. Forcing AS out of the transcon markets ex-EWR seems like low hang...

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by AA94
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8024

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

Ziyulu wrote:
UA and DL - 744 are definitely not flying again.


I think we can all be certain about this one.

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by AA94
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

cschleic wrote:
Losing $70 million as in accounting loss or cash burn? They can be two very different things.


Cash burn. Not sure if the $70m figure is still accurate, but it was definitely cash burn.

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by AA94
Sat May 30, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14203

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

Play this game with someone else. A group of US senators on May 21st requested Delta reverse course immediately and restore all frontline employees hours. Delta got away with reducing frontline employees hours, UA's Greg Hart tried the same thing and it blew up in his face. Stop pretending like thi...

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by AA94
Fri May 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11318

Re: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

Checking Planespotters.net, it appears that 23 of AA's 47 B77E's have the older cabin layouts. Rather than AA going to the expense of coverting these to their current interior standard, perhaps they will simply retire those unconverted B77E's? https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines...

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by AA94
Mon May 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: How to start an airline?

In the words of the immutable Bob Crandall: "A lot of people came into the airline business. Most of them promptly exited, minus their money."

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by AA94
Fri May 15, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2381
Views: 409960

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

On today's town hall, someone asked specifically about the PW 752 and 764 fleets, and we got perhaps the clearest answer to date from Nocella. He said both fleets would be put in storage for the foreseeable future, but that UA would like to get the 764 fleet back up and running at some point assumin...

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by AA94
Wed May 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14875

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

Frontline employees (those covered by a CBA) will be furloughed based on seniority per the terms of their agreement. Management & Administrative employees (basically all back office functions which are not covered by a CBA) will be laid off. I agree that honesty about the gravity of this crisis ...

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by AA94
Mon May 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies
Replies: 20
Views: 2561

Re: More airlines not following their own social distancing policies

I forget airlines never do anything wrong crowd is out . They are not following their own safety guidelines United is flying tons of empty flights everyday. Surely they could have swapped something here to a larger plane to offer more spacing in these times. The UA policy is to soft block the middl...

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by AA94
Fri May 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3439

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

JetBlue's is relatively simple, owing to a (relatively) small fleet and few variants of aircraft. E190s: N1##JB - N3##JB A320s: N5##J# - N8##J# -- most common suffix is JB, but occasionally JT/JL are used if the JB suffix unavailable A321ceo: N9##J# -- most common suffix is JB, but occasionally JT/J...

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by AA94
Wed May 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25044

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

So you think they will return? - I though they would expedite retirement of these. Cedar It depends on how long the crisis lasts, but I don't think they'll be retired wholesale. There might be a targeted retirement of some frames (due for HMV? older aircraft?) where it makes sense, but I think UA s...

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by AA94
Wed May 06, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of B6 and ACK, MVY, and HYA
Replies: 26
Views: 2833

Re: Future of B6 and ACK, MVY, and HYA

In the short term these routes are going to take a hit as people will opt to rent a car and drive. 4 hours is not a terrible drive. I'm not sure this is the case for these markets specifically, given the wealthier customer demographic and higher disposable incomes. The drive (especially between Bos...

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by AA94
Fri May 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8561

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

Sorry, to be providing a personal testimony, but it's important to provide perspective during this crisis. Thank you SouthWest. That's nice, but Southwest is burning $30 million a day in 2Q. Rome is burning, people's well-being and jobs are on-the-line here. Yeah, they are burning money and that re...

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by AA94
Fri May 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18118

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

I live in BOS, I fly B6, I like(ed) B6.......B6 this is BS! You took my tax dollars and now you want to run off with it without holding up your end of the deal? I fly to some of these cities on a semi-regular basis and now you are wanting to leave me and others high-n-dry. This is really the DOT's ...

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by AA94
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54705

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

UA has scheduled more than 1,000 total cargo-only flights for the May schedule month. Additionally, passenger service resumes on some TATL/TPAC markets which can also support belly cargo. Cargo only EWR -AMS/FRA/LHR ORD -AMS/BRU/FRA/LHR/HKG/NRT/PEK/PVG IAD -BRU/DUB/FRA/NRT/PEK/SJU IAH -AMS/FRA LAX -...

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by AA94
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14089

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

The discussion surrounding buybacks is somewhat misdirected, IMO. Given what management knows now it's likely a different decision would've been made, but that also goes for all cash-intensive capital projects most airlines have undertaken over the past 5-10 years. Tens of billions have been spent o...

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by AA94
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13747

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

Can't speak for other airlines, but at mine we are loading schedule changes incrementally so as not to overload customer support functions with customers requiring changes/refunds.

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by AA94
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6813

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

This whole thread is non sensical in so many ways, it is ridiculous 1. The terminal is closed because of a pandemic 2. any redevelopment project is on hold indefinitely 3. Even if Delta does shrink at JFK they are going to need more space than terminal 4, as they were very gate constrained to begin...

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by AA94
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18247

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

"Making money" on a route doesn't mean flying the biggest plane or the same plane as your competitors. UA's strategy is to offer frequency, which they do by offering 4-5 daily flights on the high-Polaris 767 fleet. Upgauging the aircraft to the 77W would likely mean reducing the number of ...

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by AA94
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300
Replies: 16
Views: 4508

Re: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300

Upgauging an aircraft for operational reasons isn't all that unusual. The originally scheduled 772 isn't currently scheduled to operate beyond today, so it's likely it was taken out of service for maintenance. If AA doesn't have a spare 772 at DFW (or can't easily route one through there), then the ...

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by AA94
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109157

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

JBcapecott wrote:
Thank You. How about 516? It’s been in LCQ for a couple weeks now.

Is there anybody in LCQ to take a picture of the galley of 768, for the tartan tail? I think. they allow photography.

Thanks Again!


N516 is not due to receive the mod, so it's in LCQ for some other reason.

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by AA94
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 250609

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

They are using all 319 and 320 on LGB to SJC, etc? B6 has no 319s. Only 320 and 321s. If they can’t fill main line planes at LGB on west coast routes, why haven’t they used E jets? Other airlines are, and seem to be doing ok. Operational disaster. With the A320, you can route the aircraft virtually...

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by AA94
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 250609

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I hate to stoke the fire. But working for B6 you start to connect dots. B6 leaves HOU(wn) for IAH(ua). Wn leaves EWR(ua)...B6 increasing EWR??B6 pulls back LGB/WN moves in on gates. This all is turning into a very strategic merger potential. Of course its the old UA/B6 Ummm.. if this were pointing ...

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by AA94
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109157

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

andhy823 wrote:
Is tail 607JB in LCQ for Phase 2 mods?


607 is slated to be retrofit, but is back flying the line after a couple days at LCQ. Not sure what the issue was.

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by AA94
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109157

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

768 is indeed slated to be retrofit, so it's likely that's why it's in LCQ.

The strategy is to combine the mod with heavy checks, so that's why the order of aircraft heading into mod is somewhat haphazard.

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by AA94
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 6200

Re: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

It's a combination of factors. JetBlue has much higher utilization than most legacy carriers, so turns are extremely tight to begin with. Then consider that their exposure to ATC and weather programs is significant given their network -- a majority of flights are not only departing from delay-prone ...

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by AA94
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109157

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I think all of the planes will get modified overhead bins. Honestly and I don’t mean this in a rude way it’s hard to keep up. We have the old 320s We have the redone version 1 320s We have the redone version 2 320s with the avant- system We have the classic 321 with mint config which has a market p...

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by AA94
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109157

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I think all of the planes will get modified overhead bins. Honestly and I don’t mean this in a rude way it’s hard to keep up. We have the old 320s We have the redone version 1 320s We have the redone version 2 320s with the avant- system We have the classic 321 with mint config which has a market p...

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by AA94
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14933

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

How many of you making comments on this will be personally impacted. Answer. None. How many of you think you’re the worlds policeman and need to stick your nose into something that doesn’t affect you. Answer. Most. I hate to think of how most of your heads would have exploded in the early 60’s when...

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by AA94
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14933

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

At delta we run 12 flights a day between atlanta and dca. On july 4th we have 7 and only 1 in that window. It probably inconveniences very few, their flight will be delayed like an irop. Theyll be okay. Your political persuasion will determine how you handle it and I'm pretty sure you'll believe yo...

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by AA94
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109157

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

First photos of the NEO interior are out (from the delivery forum). It is interesting how many elements differ from Phase 2 of the A320 renovations. https://imgur.com/a/SCiSRiR Very happy they retained the pantry. I was wondering if it would still be there with the removal of the 2L/2R doors on the...

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by AA94
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9694

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

FlightLevel360 wrote:
They have new registration format now? (4 numbers + J)


Indeed. All A2N1s will be in N2XXXJ format. Not sure about the A220 fleet just yet.

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by AA94
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 250609

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I would imagine JFK RDU ORD SAV CHS and ATL are all on the chopping block going forward. Just following their trends. JFK was never an airport for in perimeter flying that goes to LGA. B6 gave it a years long shot...it appears they are throwing in the towel for that kind of JFK flying. The Upstate ...

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by AA94
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 147560

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

thats just you. I avoid Blue like the plague. I would rather pay twice as much to avoid Blue. The airline does nothing for me and has a horrible frequent flier program. But thats just me. And can we put to bed finally the ridiculous quote that Blue is eating everyones lunch? Simply not true on a po...

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by AA94
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 144
Views: 20543

Re: B6 Situation

Here’s the reality from a seasoned jetblue captain: The company is strong financially, in spite of a leadership team that believes “culture starts at the bottom” Leadership doesn’t believe the employees are an asset but a liability We have a chief operations officer with no operational experience, ...

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by AA94
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 64583

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

The notion that B6 would buy MT is nonsensical. The last thing Blue needs is to acquire a British holiday airline with a net debt well north of £1 billion. There are certainly cheaper ways of acquiring LHR slots if Blue really wanted to fight for them, but I could see them heading to LGW in order to...

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by AA94
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat diversion to EWR due to smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 4055

Re: Emergency at EWR?

Air Transat 942 YUL-FLL diverted and is evacuating on the runway. Reports of smoke in cabin.

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by AA94
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible slight change to JetBlue Livery...
Replies: 8
Views: 3220

Re: Possible slight change to JetBlue Livery...

I received the same email and the disclaimer at the bottom says "The Jet Opinions program is a market research panel owned and operated by Research Now Group, Inc. [...]" I concur with mjgbtv in thinking that they're going for JetBlue "style" but not so closely that it could be a...

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by AA94
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 9028

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

BOS-PDX-BOS when we have it is a red eye turn. Does the flight deck do that as a turn too? I know years ago when they flew JFK-TUS, the flight crew did it as a turn. It sounded miserable when they mentioned it to me. I'd be sucking on the oxygen mask the whole leg east. Negative. I could be wrong, ...

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by AA94
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 30048

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

It is also indicative that jetBlue's operational performance is, in fact, "really their fault". And that management needs to start managing... Still no. It's GEOGRAPHY. Let's call the problem airports these: BOS, LGA, JFK, EWR, DCA, and PHL. Here's what % of each carrier's flights operate...

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by AA94
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 30048

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Since it seemed like the network thread was going this way, I wanted to start one to talk about our JetBlue and what has happened. This isn’t just a management bash fest it’s more about how the company is being run these days. A few years ago there were no unions now there are two and active drives...

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by AA94
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 250609

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

The only thing we hear from the ELT is about cost cutting. The push for cost cutting is because JetBlue needs to inflate share price. The price of $JBLU stock is the barrier that protects the airline from being acquired, and right now CASM is growing faster than RASM is. Unfortunately, there are a ...

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by AA94
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 250609

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2019

jfklganyc wrote:

Also, still have strong UA takeover rumors swirling around. Strong.


Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual?

Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record.

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by AA94
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Economic Downturn: Which US Airline(s) Most at Risk
Replies: 45
Views: 6475

Re: Next Economic Downturn: Which US Airline(s) Most at Risk

Generally speaking, I would say AS/B6 are inherently exposed given the nature of their business. That said, B6 has relatively little debt and is in a strong position from an asset perspective. I could see things becoming tough for AA. Even though they're structurally more insulated from some of the ...

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by AA94
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 57
Views: 14122

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

Interesting that Delta is pushing to move non-Sky Team airlines out of jFK T4. Until the new North Terminal and South Terminal are complete, there really isn’t anywhere for them to go. Delta is probably withholding paying for any more expansions at T4 until they get what they want. https://viewfrom...

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by AA94
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??
Replies: 52
Views: 6701

Re: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??

B6 needs a Warren Buffet-style buyout so they can think a bit more long-term in their decision-making. Less quarter to quarter focus, which holds airlines back from pursuing broader strategies. That’s not to say that BH would be uber-patient but decisions that might not pass muster on Wall Street m...

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by AA94
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue A320 Cabin Refits
Replies: 10
Views: 1648

Re: jetBlue A320 Cabin Refits

N580 is out of mod.

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by AA94
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax

1. JetBlue doesn't oversell its flights.
2. JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SYR (unless he was flying via JFK/BOS?)

Something doesn't add up here. There's really no information about what the employees did that was derisive, and some of the basic facts that are in the story are themselves incorrect.

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by AA94
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 75
Views: 17389

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

Agree with most of your post, but what boggles me about the delay is that BA had to know there would be no maintenance staff on duty/ customer service staff in the middle of the night. I also don't understand why the NYC staff has to deal with booking the hotel for the affected pax, couldn't this b...

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