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by santi319
Tue May 24, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

F9 may have publicly initiated the merger first but if you believe JetBlue they say they have been talking to Spirit about merging for years. But at same time throughout all those years they made a play for Virgin America and not Spirit? They low-balled/didn't do their homework and lost to Alaska. ...

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by santi319
Tue May 24, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

So did anything substantial come out of that webcast? I found this interesting: Elsewhere, executives clarified that if the deal with Frontier is not consummated, the airline would revert to a standalone carrier. https://seekingalpha.com/news/3841988-spirit-airlines-ceo-calls-jetblue-offer-cynical-...

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by santi319
Mon May 23, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

So did anything substantial come out of that webcast? I found this interesting: Elsewhere, executives clarified that if the deal with Frontier is not consummated, the airline would revert to a standalone carrier. https://seekingalpha.com/news/3841988-spirit-airlines-ceo-calls-jetblue-offer-cynical-...

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by santi319
Mon May 23, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I really think folks are making too much of this projection. And how else would you expect anyone to react? Like “LOL hes kiddin’, silly Ted”. Even if he is joking thats even worse! Hes the CEO of a company that is in the middle of a bidding war!!! That would b...

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by santi319
Sun May 22, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

A few unanswered questions: 1) If an institutional investor hold 2% of NK stock is it 1 vote representing 2%? 2) The key is for NK employees to sign off on this B6 takeover, because if B6 is successful with NK shareholder without consent from employees, couldn't NK employees leave the company to wo...

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by santi319
Sun May 22, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

As much as this keeps coming up, I must digress, it’s not a nail in the coffin of more than just one ULCC. Seems like those who keep sayin this are a little tone deaf on what the market is doing. B6 mentions in thier rebuttel that airlines like avelo, breeze, allegiant, sun country, are all ULCC’s ...

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by santi319
Sat May 21, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

Its just baffles me, based on historical data and current airlines stocks, who in their right mind thinks a combined F9/NK stock will ever be over $33??

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by santi319
Sat May 21, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 281
Views: 68579

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

A very expensive for mexicans Chateroi or Standstead!!!! The only way to recuperate part of the wasted money is to use NLU at it´s maximun scope and combining it with TLC also at it´s maximun, be able to close MEX at least for pax/cargo airline traffic. MEX had "only" 50 million PAX in 20...

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by santi319
Fri May 20, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

Things are starting to go crazy at NK: “You deserve to know what our management has publicly stated to the industry and its shareholders about the future of our pilot group,” he wrote. “If Spirit’s management team projects a future that does not contemplate the timely bargaining of an agreement to a...

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by santi319
Thu May 19, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

As was expected: "Spirit Airlines Board of Directors Urges Stockholders to Reject JetBlue Tender Offer" https://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/news-details/2022/Spirit-Airlines-Board-of-Directors-Urges-Stockholders-to-Reject-JetBlue-Tender-Offer/default.aspx “Think about the millions that aw...

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by santi319
Wed May 18, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

TWU opposes the B6 hostile bid, calling B6 a “hostile employer.” https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2022/05/18/jetblue-flight-attendants-union-opposes-airlines-hostile-takeover-of-spirit-because-jetblue-is-an-abusive-employer/ My question is, with all things considered: Why would the Department all...

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by santi319
Wed May 18, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

Individual flight attendants might feel that way, but the AFA itself supports F9 because they (most likely) lose representation, and therefore members dues, if NK merges with TWU represented B6. TWU opposes the B6 hostile bid, calling B6 a “hostile employer.” https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2022...

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by santi319
Wed May 18, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

I think its so funny how most here think B6 wants NK because of FLL or because of their pilots. The truth is, its a combination of all of that plus their planes and workforce, with a side of ambition. Robyn’s letter to NK after the board declined their offer, specifically mentions B6 trying to get ...

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by santi319
Wed May 18, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Driving from Portugal to spain (covid requirements)

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

Whoever did this at UA good for you and that person deserves a raise!
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I find United’s covid requirements’ website to be the most useful and clear of them all:

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

Whoever did this at UA good for you and that person deserves a raise!

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by santi319
Wed May 18, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

I think its so funny how most here think B6 wants NK because of FLL or because of their pilots. The truth is, its a combination of all of that plus their planes and workforce, with a side of ambition. Robyn’s letter to NK after the board declined their offer, specifically mentions B6 trying to get N...

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by santi319
Tue May 17, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 478
Views: 65508

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

The AFA-CWA gives its support for F9-NK merger. "We support the necessary regulatory approvals that will improve competition, increase consumer options and experience, and maintain and grow good union jobs," Sara Nelson, AFA's president said in a union announcement. https://www.bizjournal...

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by santi319
Mon May 16, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

This all being said, I wouldn't be surprised if Spirit's board implements a poison pill, which would make it much more expensive for JetBlue to acquire Spirit. NK did a poison pill in 2020, is it possible to do another one so soon ? Apparently 10 year poison pill terms used to be the norm. Since th...

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by santi319
Mon May 16, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

USAirKid wrote:

This all being said, I wouldn't be surprised if Spirit's board implements a poison pill, which would make it much more expensive for JetBlue to acquire Spirit.


NK did a poison pill in 2020, is it possible to do another one so soon ?

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by santi319
Mon May 16, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes New Offer for Spirit

There are some pretty serious allegations from Jetblue: Ask yourself a simple question: why won’t the Spirit Board engage with us constructively? The interests of Bill Franke’s Indigo Partners and the long-standing relationships between the two companies is the obvious answer. Full text: https://jet...

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by santi319
Mon May 16, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 376
Views: 48788

Re: JetBlue Makes New Offer for Spirit

How? One ulcc is eliminating the other Ulcc. Why would they keep prices down if the direct competitor is gone (they won’t) (Respectfully) Let all be real the merger from either blue or f9 eliminates competition. It's pretty simple, F9+NK keeps the same level of ULCC market share. NK+B6 eliminates m...

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by santi319
Fri May 13, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

Re: Israeli military kills reporters.

Perhaps the title of this thread should be changed as it is unknown at this point who actually killed the reporter? Yes sure, everyone should keep saying that to themselves while forgetting the 45 press members Israel has killed before (that we know of). https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/12/inf...

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by santi319
Fri May 13, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

JoseSalazar wrote:
SAVE shares are likely to double in a year? With rising fuel and labor costs and a recession on the horizon? What’s the investment thesis there?


Exactly. Lowest paid pilots of Airbus aircraft in the US… yeah thats going to help their attrition.

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by santi319
Thu May 12, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

Re: Israeli military kills reporters.

Perhaps the title of this thread should be changed as it is unknown at this point who actually killed the reporter? Yes sure, everyone should keep saying that to themselves while forgetting the 45 press members Israel has killed before (that we know of). https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/12/inf...

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by santi319
Thu May 12, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Minus all the other issues, I'm wondering if B6 can even complete the deal now that their market cap has dropped so much. It's an all cash offer. Unless the cash they are using is borrowed using stock as collateral then it shouldn't matter. ULCC/SAVE stock is in the gutter, right now the F9/NK offe...

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by santi319
Thu May 12, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing
Replies: 45
Views: 10009

Re: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing

These Airbuses are rock solid!

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by santi319
Wed May 11, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin

I wonder if this will be featured in the western media, or they are gonna skip it because its Israel… Al Jazeera Reporter Dead, Another Wounded During IDF Raid in Jenin Journalist Ali Asmoadi told Haaretz that he and the Al Jazeera reporter were wearing their press vests when military forces shot at...

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by santi319
Wed May 11, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15127

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

TUGMASTER wrote:
Change title of thread from “Orthodox Jews” to “passengers”please….
Can’t have all the weirdos on here jumping in the racism band wagon.

Agreed. Religion doesn’t exempt you from the rules. Follow them or don’t travel. Period.

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by santi319
Wed May 11, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Groupon dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Is Groupon dying?

Groupon was very of its time. Now with FB events and Instagram they are basically irrelevant.

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by santi319
Tue May 10, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15127

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

If you have ever been in a domestic US flight with similar groups during the pandemic, you know they absolutely refused to wear the masks, LH is in the right. Don’t want to wear a mask, charter a private plane.

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by santi319
Mon May 09, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris A320neo overflies company A320neo in near-miss at MEX
Replies: 24
Views: 6504

Re: Volaris A320neo overflies company A320neo in near-miss at MEX

IMHO yes it is a point of discussion, as it shows the overall disregard of safety culture at current mexican civil and military aviation in the context of a shamefull incident at my home airport (MEX). Listening to the ATC recording again, it appears the crew of the plane holding short and recordin...

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by santi319
Mon May 09, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

If NK ends up staying independent, it would not be the worst outcome. They have an established brand, a low cost structure and a modern fleet. If they merge up with either competitor, the sum will end up being less than the parts and the acquiring airline will be saddled with debt required to make ...

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by santi319
Sat May 07, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Midwestindy wrote:

Not even sure how this is even debatable to be honest...


One way or the other one airline is gone. That is not debatable. With one airline gone there is less competiton, and that is not debatable either.

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by santi319
Sat May 07, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

That part couldn’t be any more clear. Its Indigo Partners, buying Spirit and merging it with Frontier. Then, Indigo Partners will control: Volaris, JetSmart, WizzAir, LynxAir and the TBA (F9/NK) new airline in the US. Theyre going to be the management and ultimately like everything they control, wil...

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by santi319
Sat May 07, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City airspace safety a concern, pilots say
Replies: 8
Views: 3887

Re: Mexico City airspace safety a concern, pilots say

As Mexico becomes more of a banana republic under their current administration, more and more things like this will surface..

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by santi319
Fri May 06, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12912

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

It’s funny how all of this unruly behavior around the western countries could have a very different ending with the authorities if the passengers in question were muslims. Banned, jailed, you name it…

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by santi319
Fri May 06, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Now, if the large investors don't have a problem with SAVE picking to sell it self at close to 10 year low in share prices, then there is no issue here for SAVE board. Since the news just broke this week, we will find out over the next couple of months how the large investors really feel about this...

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by santi319
Thu May 05, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

https://s24.q4cdn.com/507316502/files/doc_presentations/2022/2022.05.05-Presentation.pdf Here is SAVE's presentation on why they reject JBLU's offer. This seems to spend more time bashing the NEA and JetBlue's model rather than explaining why it's worse. I'm not sure why "JetBlue Effect' reall...

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by santi319
Thu May 05, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Are there any NK employees on here that have a preference for B6 or F9? I work at an airport and asked several NK pilots and flight attendants today which airline they want to merge with and 100% of them said F9. They were adamant and said B6 would destroy and dismantle them. There were no delays o...

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by santi319
Wed May 04, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What should JetBlue do now?
Replies: 82
Views: 7493

Re: What should JetBlue do now?

I find it laughable that people think an NK/B6 merger wouldn’t be approved… they allowed AA and US, and CO and UA… 50%+ control of FLL would not be allowed? Meanwhile AA controls majority of MIA, DFW CLT, PHL and PHX traffic. UA controls majority of EWR, IAH and IAD and DL runs ATL, SLC and MSP but...

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by santi319
Wed May 04, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What should JetBlue do now?
Replies: 82
Views: 7493

Re: What should JetBlue do now?

I find it laughable that people think an NK/B6 merger wouldn’t be approved… they allowed AA and US, and CO and UA… 50%+ control of FLL would not be allowed? Meanwhile AA controls majority of MIA, DFW CLT, PHL and PHX traffic. UA controls majority of EWR, IAH and IAD and DL runs ATL, SLC and MSP but ...

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by santi319
Wed May 04, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Following the financial sector today, there is a lot of talk suggesting that the SPIRIT board might have not negotiated in good faith on behalf of the shareholders. It's also being speculated that the shareholders may decide to go against the board. I have a feeling this is going to get very intere...

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by santi319
Tue May 03, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

People, stop with the idea “ JetBlue afraid of the combined carrier“ they’ve been thriving in high competition markets in their whole existence by all types of high fair and low fare carriers and been doing just fine and making many years of profits. They want them because they need to grow decisiv...

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by santi319
Mon May 02, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

wonder if jetblue goes the hostile route? The accusations in the letter above from B6’s management are quite distressing and almost claims Spirit has not done it's required fiduciary responsibility. Spirit's board and management seem to be looking only for their own financial interests and ignoring...

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by santi319
Mon May 02, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

The full letter has leaked and just wow… https://mobile.twitter.com/rossfeinstein/status/1521159133961101312 H. Mclntyre Gardner Chairman of the Board Edward M. Christie Ill President and Chief Executive Officer Spirit Airlines, Inc. 2800 Executive Way Miramar, FL 33025 April 29, 2022 Dear Mr. Gardn...

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by santi319
Mon May 02, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152645

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

https://twitter.com/RossFeinstein/statu ... 3961101312

Does this mean NK’s management is refusing to engage? Isn’t that illegal. If I was an NK stockholder I would consider legal action.
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https://twitter.com/RossFeinstein/statu ... 3961101312

Does this mean NK’s management is refusing to engage? Isn’t that illegal. If I was an NK stockholder I would consider legal action.

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by santi319
Sun May 01, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca and Viva Air to form joint holding company
Replies: 41
Views: 4320

Re: Avianca and Viva Air to form joint holding company

UPlog wrote:
Did Indigo ownership of Spirit and Frontier overlap in the mid 2010s?

Indigo sold Spirit in 2013 and then acquired Frontier.

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by santi319
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport
Replies: 24
Views: 5298

Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

gadFly wrote:
VolvoBus wrote:
Just exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.

on foreign territory, in violation of international law and US law, etc... Jokes aside, what would they have done with it once home? Show-and-tell from vacation?


Well thats the one thing that is actually culturally israeli lool.

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by santi319
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 816
Views: 168647

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

It’s fascinating that Sprit, which JetBlue wants to buy, is at the bottom “The worst in class of the major airlines was Spirit, however. The Florida-focused ULCC fell further out of favor, dropping from 66 to 63 - a whopping 5%.” It reinforces my thoughts that the Spirit network won’t permanently j...

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by santi319
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 816
Views: 168647

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

After all the negative press from jetblue in the last few weeks.....this! "On a scale from 1 to 100, the customer satisfaction rating for JetBlue was 79 in 2022, an increase from 2021's 77 by 3%. This means that JetBlue overtook last year's front runners, Delta Air Lines and low-cost giant Sou...

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by santi319
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3213

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1517586538821038082 BREAKING: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs a bill into law that strips Disney of its special tax status - Reuters 2:30 PM · Apr 22, 2022 Yup. DeSantis screws his chances for any real presidential run. His imagineers tell him it's "g...

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