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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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).
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
As promised, here are some additional photos of the hotel progress and some random aircraft, taken Wednesday.
That I take it was that prince who has been in the news?
MoonC wrote:Jump to postfbgdavidson 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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Excellent news, about the plane. The hotel blocks may be boring, but the view from the rooms sure won't be!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post