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by Art at ISP
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 21041

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

I agree with much of what has been said here, but the ultimate reason is a CEO who is clearly way over his head, and who views both employees and customers as the enemy. I have had dealings with him and his management team going back to US, and they really don’t get it. They should read Gordon Bethu...

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by Art at ISP
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 36686

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

I must say I was disappointed in the Delta One cabin of the 763’s used JFK-LAX. They have the old WiFi and most of the IFE screens don’t work to the touch. On the outbound N175DN they had to reboot the IFE system 4 or 5 times and on the return N174DN the WiFi crapped out 90 min into the flight and n...

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by Art at ISP
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 24052

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Another terminal operating way past its expiration date is Terminal 2. Its almost as old as I am, opening circa 1959. My main concern about JFK however is close in parking. If I read correctly, multiple garages are being torn down at the same time beginning with 4 and 5 later this year. This will be...

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by Art at ISP
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLIGHT LEVEL 350
Replies: 8
Views: 4370

Re: FLIGHT LEVEL 350

I believe they closed shop a few years ago...

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by Art at ISP
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension
Replies: 75
Views: 16324

Re: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension

So it looks like AA is cutting ISP to PHL to near nothing. 1-2 a day is not a good sign, unless they are replacing it with DCA or CLT...if they leave, no major service to ISP. Just WN and F9, and I would never ever fly F9....

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by Art at ISP
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12784

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Kirby is no prize, and I agree that UA is a mess too, but they are trying and making small moves in the right direction. While Gordon may be old, he is by no means senile, and his principles are timeless: take care of the employees, empower them to help customers. Happy customers will come back, mak...

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by Art at ISP
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12784

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Until everyone who worked for HP/US is gone, little will change. That whole corporate culture of "the employee and the customers are the enemy" and stepping over dollars to pick up pennies has to change. D0ug and his team should read Gordon Bethune's book "From Worst to First" ag...

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by Art at ISP
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13211

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

So this happened to my wife this past weekend--she was flying DLH-LGA on DL. She noted that AA and UA had cancelled all their flights due to weather (poor visibility in DLH), and that AA had sent two planes but they turned back to ORD. The AA customers were not re-accommodated right away, and told ...

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by Art at ISP
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13211

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

So this happened to my wife this past weekend--she was flying DLH-LGA on DL. She noted that AA and UA had cancelled all their flights due to weather (poor visibility in DLH), and that AA had sent two planes but they turned back to ORD. The AA customers were not re-accommodated right away, and told t...

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by Art at ISP
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28766

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

What AA needs is a CEO like Gordon Bethune who turned around CO back in the early 90's. You CANNOT manage by spreadsheet, it does not work. The employees and customers are ASSETS, not LIABILITIES. D0ug does not seem to want to comprehend that, he looks at employees and customers (I know this first ...

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by Art at ISP
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28766

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

Let us not forget that AA's ENTIRE profit is from selling miles--they actually lose money flying airplanes! What's wrong with THAT picture I ask you?

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by Art at ISP
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28766

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

What AA needs is a CEO like Gordon Bethune who turned around CO back in the early 90's. You CANNOT manage by spreadsheet, it does not work. The employees and customers are ASSETS, not LIABILITIES. D0ug does not seem to want to comprehend that, he looks at employees and customers (I know this first h...

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by Art at ISP
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with AA reg number
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Help with AA reg number

N9002U

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by Art at ISP
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 6365

Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

As a frequent business traveler, I had moved most of my air travel from AA to DL over the past year. Lately, I have been trying Jet Blue more often due to schedule and in some cases price. My daughter has also used Jet Blue 4 times over the past few months, and EVERY flight was delayed at least 1.5 ...

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by Art at ISP
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 252976

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Quick question...which WiFi system does the 332 have? I’d think it would have to be 2ku, but it was only active above 10k feet. I thought the new system is ground to ground.
Thanks.

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by Art at ISP
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF11 Cancelled Often this week..Reason?
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

AF11 Cancelled Often this week..Reason?

We recently took AF11 JFK-CDG and I noticed it has cancelled quite often this week. Does anyone know the reason for such frequent cancellations? Is there a job action at CDG or against Air France?

Thanks. Great flight by the way.

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by Art at ISP
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 17513

Re: AA Adds New Routes

cporcelli78 wrote:
We desperately need CLT-ISP and DCA-ISP


Amen to that, my friend....

Alternatively we need DL to DTW and/or ATL.... If AA won't play, someone else should....

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by Art at ISP
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 50
Views: 5714

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

The main issue with ISP is the major airlines don’t want to dilute their hubs at JFK and LGA. Fares from ISP on a real airline (which excludes F9) are usually considerably higher than from NYC airports. If you want to fly AA you have to go to PHL which is not a desirable connecting point anymore. So...

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by Art at ISP
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Financials and Global Service
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: United Financials and Global Service

Scott Kirby has contempt for high spend flyers Is this a for real statement? Yes, based on my meetings in the past with his mentor and idol, Doug Parker. They have no use for high spend elite flyers who expect something in return for their loyalty. Just look at AA, which has and continues to decima...

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by Art at ISP
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Financials and Global Service
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: United Financials and Global Service

Scott Kirby has contempt for high spend flyers, which he learned from his former leader, Doug Parker. They see us as just leeches, who want everything for free, and does not realize the value we provide (nor the revenue). I could have told you this would happen when Kirby left AA to ruin UA. For tho...

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FARmd90 wrote:
Art at ISP wrote:
Is there a list here of which 321's have mint and which are core?
TIA.


This link will tell you. Just have to look under the “configuration” colum
https://m.planespotters.net/production- ... us=current


Thank you!

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by Art at ISP
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 669
Views: 123014

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Is there a list here of which 321's have mint and which are core?
TIA.

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by Art at ISP
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 31
Views: 10000

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

I flew in a 762 (non ER) from LGA to DFW in late 1983. They ran them on domestic routes from LGA for a number of years. They were removed from service in May, 2014 when the 321T took over transcons (JFK-LAX/SFO). My last 762 flight was January, 2014, LAX-JFK.

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by Art at ISP
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 30873

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

I tend to agree that B6 has a management problem, and one that is similar yet different from AA's problem with Parker. Parker only cares about shareholders, he doesn't give a crap about the employees or customers. In fact he holds his highest volume customers with utter contempt ( I have had meeting...

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by Art at ISP
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL’s 737-700 Fleet
Replies: 23
Views: 4556

Re: DL’s 737-700 Fleet

They also flew SNA-DTW recently. I flew that route twice in the last year.

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by Art at ISP
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25573

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

Unfortunately, this AA is USAirways/America West, it is not the old AA. The current management team has ignored employees and customers and only pays attention to shareholders. The only way to fix the situation is to replace management with a team who gets the importance of listening to and empoweri...

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by Art at ISP
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8229

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

The survey results are indicative of a larger problem. You cannot manage a successful business by spreadsheet alone. Doug Parker and his team have managed death by 1000 cuts. They have contempt for their employees, and especially their customers. They only care about shareholders, which is wrong--ju...

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by Art at ISP
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 72
Views: 12663

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

Interesting that DL is cancelling SNA-JFK before it even starts...must have lost some slots...thought it was starting in January. Anyone know why it’s not happening?

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by Art at ISP
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gap in the windows on 787s, why?
Replies: 8
Views: 3793

Re: Gap in the windows on 787s, why?

And in many cases the missing windows just ahead of the wings are for air ducts.

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by Art at ISP
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 14392

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Doug believes everything he says. I have met with him, and he is clueless. All he cares about is shareholders. The employees and customers be damned. He attended a meeting of frequent flyers and we knew more than he did about his operation. He is an expert at the high cost of cheap--stepping over do...

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by Art at ISP
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67282

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

The 990 did not have enough range to fly westbound transcon...it used alot of fuel....but it was fast.....

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by Art at ISP
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 34622

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

The problem can be simply stated in two words: Doug Parker. He has nothing but disdain for customers. He sees the high end elites as moochers and wants them to pay for every extra. He wants to take discretion away from his employees to help customers in need. He is re-playing the US playbook to a T....

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by Art at ISP
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2489

Re: Airline History @ KISP

Northeastern, I believe, flew DC8s and A300s into ISP for a while. I remember watching the DC8 take off, and nearly run out of runway. I personally flew ISP-ALB/PHL/EWR/MIA/ORD/CLT and more from ISP in the 1980s and 1990s. EA service from ISP was a PVD-ISP-FLL route, flown for a while with a 757!!! ...

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by Art at ISP
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4920

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

I have dealt with BBB before. While he was at US Airways, he was responsible for the creation of a frequent flyer rights group called FFOCUS (Frequent Flyers Organized and Concerned about Unacceptable Service), which I co-founded. It was originally known as the US Cockroaches, for reasons which are ...

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by Art at ISP
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37927

Re: The Future of ISP

There is new management at ISP, and I know the airport manager personally. She is trying very hard to get a real airline (AA, UA or DL) to come back or expand at ISP. It makes logical sense to add ISP-CLT or ISP-ATL on a CR-7 or CR-9 a couple of times per day. I think many business travelers would ...

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by Art at ISP
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37927

Re: The Future of ISP

There is new management at ISP, and I know the airport manager personally. She is trying very hard to get a real airline (AA, UA or DL) to come back or expand at ISP. It makes logical sense to add ISP-CLT or ISP-ATL on a CR-7 or CR-9 a couple of times per day. I think many business travelers would u...

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by Art at ISP
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3183

Re: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations

The Shuttle terminal opened in or around 1991-92 if I am not mistaken,. Eastern went bust in January 1991....so yes...you are mistaken. The terminal was ORIGINALLY to be built for Eastern, and when it was apparent they would not survive, USAir took it over, and I believe the Trump Shuttle operated ...

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by Art at ISP
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3183

Re: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations

If I recall correctly, they operated out of the same gates they did for mainline, which is now the A concourse of Terminal B (the most easterly one, next to the hangars you may be referring to). They would probably park the extra section aircraft by the terminals and tow them to the gate if/when the...

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by Art at ISP
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71547

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Sorry to say, she probably thinks she is immune from punishment because she’s in a union, and would probably claim discrimination. What would amaze me is if she is not disciplined due to the airline’s social media policy. I’d be shocked if they didn’t have one. IMHO there is little excuse for being ...

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by Art at ISP
Mon May 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at JFK
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: AA at JFK

The $650 fare is probably a response to Jet Blue's Mint service which can sometimes be purchased for $599... They have been a game changer in the transcon market. I'd have no problem paying up to about $900 each way for a transcon in C.

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by Art at ISP
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 6279

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

In 1987 or thereabouts I flew FLL-PBI-DFW on a Delta DC-8-70..It was an interesting hop!

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by Art at ISP
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK ATC Interesting This Morning..WAVEY stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 3167

Re: JFK ATC Interesting This Morning..WAVEY stopped

Thanks for the replies. I figured it was volume related but the tour of JFK was definitely interesting...and well handled by the crew and ATC..

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by Art at ISP
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK ATC Interesting This Morning..WAVEY stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 3167

JFK ATC Interesting This Morning..WAVEY stopped

So I am on DL 2324 this morning. We are assigned 22 R for departure over WAVEY. We get across 13L and ATC informs us WAVEY departures are stopped. We get rerouted over RBV and the inland route and turned back to 31L at KE. I didn’t see any weather on the radar. Does anyone know what could cause depa...

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by Art at ISP
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7891

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

My friends who work at UA have high regard for Oscar. If Wall Street doesn’t like him, he’s probably doing something right. That said, Kirby and the team he brought from US/AA are bad news. They manage by spreadsheet, know the cost of everything but the value of nothing. They are the true danger to ...

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by Art at ISP
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: CLT concourse A expansion

Where is Delta going?

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by Art at ISP
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8768

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

While there may have been some legitimate issues with weather and to a lesser degree ATC, I think the wild card here is labor. The pilots have gone three years without a contract and the flight attendants are voting for a union. Personally I am no fan of unions, but in this case it looks like they w...

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by Art at ISP
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37927

Re: The Future of ISP

A "real" airline is one with a more traditional business model or a hybrid carrier, like UA, DL, AA or B6. Specifically eliminated are Frontier, Spirit and those airlines who have poor customer service during irregular ops and who nickel and dime you for everything.

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by Art at ISP
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37927

Re: The Future of ISP

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/tra ... 1.16803552

This is why ISP needs to attract a "real" airline, and why the F9 experiment will likely fail.
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The locals are not happy with Frontier.....https://www.newsday.com/long-island/tra ... 1.16803552

This is why ISP needs to attract a "real" airline, and why the F9 experiment will likely fail.

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by Art at ISP
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37927

Re: The Future of ISP

I think Frontier will continue to drop routes left and right for the next year at least. It will take a real airline (read legacy or B6) to make ISP a relevant station in my opinion. Most of my fellow business flyers and I would rather drive than fly F9. It is a leisure carrier. In a perfect world ...

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by Art at ISP
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37927

Re: The Future of ISP

I think Frontier will continue to drop routes left and right for the next year at least. It will take a real airline (read legacy or B6) to make ISP a relevant station in my opinion. Most of my fellow business flyers and I would rather drive than fly F9. It is a leisure carrier. In a perfect world A...

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