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by varsity
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12108

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

I see a jetbridge right of the SK 747, however where would the aircraft park? There seems no/not much space due to crossing verhicles underneath the wing. Very nice picture though, love these pictures with all classic planes, with Concorde being the highlight of course. I don’t think the Alitalia h...

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by varsity
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12108

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

When airlines like QANTAS and VS had all-747 fleets it seems like it would have made sense to have some gates specifically designed for it, with four short (pedestal?) jetways for doors 1 & 2, L&R and even belt loaders etc. that were optimized to the location of baggage doors and other servi...

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by varsity
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12108

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

It seems like an awful lot of engineering and maintenance... Using 1 & 2, L&R even if just for deplaning seems like an easier solution, but as someone said the gates would have to be designed for it

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by varsity
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1502
Views: 191041

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Duplicate post. My apologies. My iphone has been acting up this morning. Mods please delete. If UA could acquire the real estate it would be a good strategic move. I think they’re just fine with their current operation (again they have the only single airport long haul/short haul hub in the NYC are...

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by varsity
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1502
Views: 191041

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I'm wondering who is not returning to clear the slots and gate availability? If they're using AC's two gates in Pier 1 that is not going to last, and I thought the allocations in T1 had already been worked out, 100% CUTE but based on current percentage of capacity. As it is you had MCO flights out o...

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by varsity
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1502
Views: 191041

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

B6 completely halted HPN (White Plains, NY) at the outset of the covid situation when they were consolidating their NYC operations to just JFK and EWR. Any idea when (and hopefully not "if") the HPN service starts again ? LGA is also closed at the moment, and I'm guessing so is SWF. I'd b...

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by varsity
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1502
Views: 191041

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I think this is great news for competition at EWR. JetBlue (especially Mint, which is long overdue at EWR) offers a competitive product and has a strong local following in the NY/NJ area, much more so than Southwest. It will also motivate United to bring service back faster, and could encourage UA ...

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by varsity
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138972

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Adds some logic to the AS move to Terminal 7 at JFK. I wonder if they will move to 8 with BA when 7 closes.

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by varsity
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1502
Views: 191041

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:

Hopefully LAX/SFO- EWR.


If only.....

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by varsity
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 644
Views: 115599

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

From a flight attendant standpoint, we detest the aft galley configuration of the modified aircraft. Our back galley is 1/4 of what it used to be. No room to do anything. Not to mention the two lavatories in our galley. One jumpseat is right in front of the two aft lav’s. Carts and bins are all thr...

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by varsity
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11784

Re: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?

Nicknuzzii wrote:
That’s interesting to say the least, I guess B6 and AC are now sharing gate 15 because I’ve been monitoring their flights going there. But thank you for your insight!


I've seen a B6 jet on one of the AC gates whilst the YVR 787 was on B6's gate. I assumed that was part of the arrangement.

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by varsity
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 15633

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

Guess you've never heard of price matching. WN, largest and best known domestic carrier couldn't make it work with their massive connecting complexes, and they tried several different network designs. But F9, with no network and no connectivity and a far lesser known brand is going to? Ok. We'll se...

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by varsity
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9575

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

Thank you for this! I'm going for my birthday in a few weeks. We were able to get a dinner reservation in the Paris Cafe but we won't be able to have a drink on the Connie or even see it, due to a private event. :(

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by varsity
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 15633

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

Yes but on the other hand not all pax can afford UA's expensive tickets or are after frequency or are biz-class passengers, neither can they afford to book months ahead to get good deals with UA. And since this is New York we are talking about, that is both a biz and tourist destination, i don't th...

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by varsity
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254373

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

jetbluefan1 wrote:
My mind might be fooling me but they may have even tried LAS/SAN at some point (don't quote me on that though).


Yes, they definitely did operate IAD-LAS at least, because I flew JFK-IAD-LAS and back. Can't tell you when but it was definitely before EWR-BOS started.

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by varsity
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9575

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

Actually, it was straining at the seams, although you are right the number of flights was reduced; I was flying them a lot those days, and there would be lines out the door during the busy periods; same at baggage claim. I always checked in with the skycaps, because for a few bucks you were liberat...

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by varsity
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9575

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

B6 is a minority partner in the project. You will be able to access the hotel lobby from the baggage claim level of T5 and vice-versa, via the "tubes" of the Saarinen terminal. Too bad B6 doesn't fly to STL which is where we are originating. Av-geek that I am I might pop over to T5 for a ...

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by varsity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9575

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

alberchico wrote:
I'm more interested in the TWA Constellation that's going to be converted into a restaurant.

Image


Did y'all know this thing was parked in Times Square overnight??

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by varsity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9575

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

Looking forward to it opening. I'm planning on taking my Mom there for her birthday in October. She retired from TWA in 1999. B6 is a minority partner in the project. You will be able to access the hotel lobby from the baggage claim level of T5 and vice-versa, via the "tubes" of the Saari...

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by varsity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?

I agree with the people who have said the first and likely only option you'd see B6 try from ISP is Florida... low risk, established market, and it would allow them to keep market share from the region on those routes while possibly using a few JFK slots for something more exciting. I was wondering ...

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by varsity
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49790

Re: WN will fly all the MAX8 storage in Victorville,Ca.

Wow, VCV? I wonder how long they anticipate these things being parked. I was there last year; if they're still there in October, god forbid, I might have to drive out from LAS again.

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by varsity
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6400

Re: Special Pan Am livery

Can anyone tell me why a railroad company decided to acquire the Pan Am name and are there trains bearing the logo somewhere ? The only time I've ever seen an airline logo also on a train is the Virgin brand here in the UK. But you see Virgin franchises in all kinds of markets and products. I’m pre...

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by varsity
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA changes at EWR A1 concourse?
Replies: 0
Views: 889

TSA changes at EWR A1 concourse?

Am I nuts (don't answer that!) or are MMW scanners gone from the 1A concourse at EWR? Between my last flight and now it seems like the TSA reconfigured their area in the walkway. The two screening areas I could see had only the smaller-profile devices I assumed were old-school x-ray scanners.

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by varsity
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9494

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

I was able to visit the building twice during its dormancy. It is still quite spectacular and I look forward to visiting the hotel. A buddy of mine and I used to drink at the "Lisbon Lounge" back when you could do so without going through security (post TW0800 they moved it to right inside...

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by varsity
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9494

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

Does anyone know If the 1649A will be outside or inside once it gets reassembled at the TWA Hotel It is my understanding that it will be outside between the two flight tubes and visible from the Saarinen head house windows. What I don't know is how you will get there. My guess is there will be an e...

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by varsity
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13406

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

I'm guessing that with the master plan all non-star alliance carriers go to an expanded terminal one, while United and the other *A carriers go to whatever replaces Terminal C. Something I'd also like to see is an extension of the Newark Light Rail to EWR. There was originally going to be a Newark ...

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by varsity
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13406

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

One thing to remark, the baggage claim level at EWR-C was originally parking. They moved it downstairs to make a second level of check-in. That explains the low ceilings and preponderance of mismatched pillars. Aesthetics were not originally high on the list.

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by varsity
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13406

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Haven’t been through EWR in a long time now The WORST thing about that airport used to be the INCESSANT, very loud, pointless and inane PA announcements, they go on and on I realize it’s an American airport ‘thing’ but it’s godawful, do we really need ‘this is the last and final call for flight 123...

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by varsity
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 12051

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

I found it weirdly amusing that all the DL planes in the rendering were not just 747s, but looked to be first-gen 747s.

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by varsity
Thu May 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 35004

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

jplatts wrote:
I agree that some slots at JFK should be given to UA, and I agree that UA should be accommodated at JFK.


Why, because UA-CO have been so generous in accommodating newcomers at Fort Newark?

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by varsity
Thu May 03, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 19324

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

That was an experiment because of the hurricanes in the Caribbean. They needed a place to put the displaced mint service so they tried PSP for a week. I don’t know how successful it was but hopefully it will return. The press release announcing all these changes said it will be back for the holidays.

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by varsity
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 19324

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

Wow impressive! For an typical “east coast airline” that many like to paint, is adding 2 new states into its network out west that other more west coast airlines don’t even serve. JetBlue seems to like serving these types of routes, and does very well on high yield and low competition leisure marke...

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by varsity
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 28518

Re: 787 Scrapping

DrPaul wrote:
Slash787 wrote:
They could have given this to Iran Air


Were Dan Air still around, they may well have had it. (That will probably baffle anyone here who was not in Britain during the 1960s.)


See also Midwest Express.

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by varsity
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30027

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

CC-BBD is still at KVCV as of today (4-8-18). Engines and windows are covered for an extended stay.

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by varsity
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/shiftynj/71Jb4b
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As promised, here are some additional photos of the hotel progress and some random aircraft, taken Wednesday.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/shiftynj/71Jb4b

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by varsity
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Arab Emirates state aircraft at JFK today
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: United Arab Emirates state aircraft at JFK today

That I take it was that prince who has been in the news?

MoonC wrote:
fbgdavidson wrote:
Must be that time of year. I saw a Saudi VIP 77L parked up just north of 13L/31R the other day.


What is "the other day"?
The only Saudi 777-200LR in JFK was VP-CAL which was in JFK from March 28th up to the 31th then left for LAX.

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by varsity
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Arab Emirates state aircraft at JFK today
Replies: 5
Views: 997

United Arab Emirates state aircraft at JFK today

I saw a 747 with unusual titles taxiing around the northeastern part of JFK this afternoon... a little research and I think it was A6-MMM, a -400 in VIP config operated by the government of the United Arab Emirates. If it's the same plane, it was delivered new to United as N109UA in 1998 and sold to...

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by varsity
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellation bar at TWA hotel at JFK
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Re: TWA Constellation bar at TWA hotel at JFK

If you haven't seen it, here is a long thread about the hotel: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1378033 There's a linked article on the second page that talks about the plane. As best as we can tell from the drawings, the intention is to have the whole thing there.

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by varsity
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

I wonder how the observation deck would work out here... It looks like the TWA Hotel is about the same level as the T5 garage and since the T5 terminal is blocking the view for 31s, I'd guess that the observation deck would be facing 22s/4s... I wonder if the fact that the hotel is closer to T5 wil...

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by varsity
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

I agree. I'd love to see any photo updates anyone has. It's been a while since our last ones. I'm flying out of T5 early next month and will try to get there in daylight so I can get pictures. If the roof terrace by T5i is open I'm thinking that will be a good spot, but also the skywalk from the Ai...

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by varsity
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 20790

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Thank you, makes a lot more sense now. I have pre-cleared at DUB and definitely see the value. I didn't realize they were doing that but it makes sense to take advantage of the stop. So is the principal limitation of BA0001/03 LCY-JFK with A318 MTOW, range or a combination of the two? The idea that ...

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by varsity
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Excellent news, about the plane. The hotel blocks may be boring, but the view from the rooms sure won't be!

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by varsity
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 46472

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

My very non-scientific brain wants to simplify this and think that B6 could be the Airbus version of WN with a A318/19/20/21 fleet that provided crew and supply chain commonalities that might outweigh some performance or economic forced-fits in certain markets, but I freely admit I don't understand ...

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by varsity
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue (B6) at EWR
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Jetblue (B6) at EWR

Also it's my understanding that numerous gates at T1 will be CUTE and assigned by time vs. "yours".

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by varsity
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue (B6) at EWR
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Jetblue (B6) at EWR

Air Canada uses jetBlue gate (17) in the evening for 787 service from/to YVR and there was a B6 bird on their gate (12). Was curious if this was about scheduling, physical clearance for the bigger bird, or what.

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by varsity
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 46472

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

What they do need to do though, is more EMS seats at the front of the aircraft. Right now its just the first row and then a few rows over the wing. People wanting to feel special want to sit up front, not over wing. I always thought they were required to provide extra pitch in the exit rows and dec...

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by varsity
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 20790

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

So is the principal limitation of BA0001/03 LCY-JFK with A318 MTOW, range or a combination of the two? The idea that someone would rather endure a technical stop in Ireland than just train it out to LHR kind of mystified me, but I don't know how long this takes.

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by varsity
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Disappointing, but some consolation is that due to the way the place is situated, you're not going to be spending a lot of time outside looking at it. The dual roadways on the outside are bustling with traffic heading in and out of T5, and the ground floor of the Saarinen building, unless they heavi...

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by varsity
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

As you can probably tell from this thread, I'm in! Will probably hop a B6 flight from BOS or ORH just to spend some time hanging out there. I guess I'm becoming something of a Saarinen nerd. I was at T5 as a schoolkid in the 70s. Spent some time at IBM Research Yorktown in the 80s. Both made a big ...

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by varsity
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 19522

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Did a drive by today on my way to a concert on LI. They have a lot of the cladding on the north building now and the south building is largely if not completely framed out. As of now it doesn't appear that there is any building in between the two tubes as the drawing suggests there would be, althoug...

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