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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31034

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

All they have to do is buy jetBlue, all their problems solved at once.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18472

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Are you allowed to say what airline you schedule for? My problem is with airlines that have work rules so wide open it takes a act of god to go illegal. Imagine getting scheduled for a 12 hour day and then being forced to work to 18. 12 hours up and down in the air is already enough. That allows for...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18472

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Speaking of this 10 hour rule, last I heard it was not going to be implemented until 2020. I'm still speechless that a rule passed into law in Oct of 2018 can be strung out and not implemented until 2020, when the law signed said they had 30 days from signing. If Delta is to blame for this, I hope i...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18472

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

FA's at least with the current rules have more time we can play with/can callout. And that is EXACTLY the reason why FAs need the 10 hour min rest rule, and why many FAs at certain airlines need their max allowed duty days drastically reduced. I can appreciate your job is easier when you have FAs o...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10381

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

Regionals have to do a FA/Pilot pre-flight brief I assume? How in the WORLD did the pilots overlook this?

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13731

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Any airports on tribal lands? Wonder how that would work

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14432

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Their pay and benefits are also very superior and they don't do red eye flying. I scratch my head and wonder a lot how they continue to make so much money and compete so well despite all that.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13731

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Airlines have a problem. Not just AA. They all have a base in NYC NYC has passed laws: -banning sick time punishment -banning documentation after a handful of sick calls -banning appearance standards such as hair length or style If you are a union employee with a CBA, and based in NYC, these sectio...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33668

Re: WN to close EWR

Makes sense for B6 to grow at EWR since they are maxed at JFK and hemmed in at LGA. Shame that EWR is a absolute black hole for on time lines of flying.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7948

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

How many dedicated gates do they have in SFO? 5?

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33668

Re: WN to close EWR

The problem with WN closing EWR is that they will have no way of getting back in down the road unless they make an acquisition or something. It's a big deal for any station outside of perimeter or even places like BNA where they are attempting to build up. Yup, no more ability to serve AUS, LAS, PH...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9195

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

The limited success they had (for their investors) was on account of being a new airline and getting by with slave wages and conditions for their employees. As the workforce began to wake up and unionize, the investors got out while they still had a small window to get a return. B6 beat them at thei...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

And as for Turkey being a Muslim country, well the inhabitants might be majority Muslim, but Kemal Ataturk made the country secular in 1922 or thereabouts, and has remained so ever since. So it seems a couple of weeks in the country has taught these women nothing. Ironically he proclaimed the count...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 119907

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Blueknows wrote:
Lgb pocket session July 17th. This should
Be good.


It should be boring you mean.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19397

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

How are they going to fit meals for long haul on a narrow body? They can barely provision enough snacks and drinks on a transcon turn currently and regularly run out, and thats without space for meals and ovens. This is why super long haul on a narrow won't work.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9109

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Its a much better configuration for comfort than the current 321's. It will have a bathroom mid cabin and I think one of those mid cabin self serve drink/snack stations like the mint planes have. One less mid cabin awkward jumpseat too. If only the whole fleet could be standardized though. Way too m...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 119907

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So what was posted on here yesterday is not true? Because that sure as hell looked like a press release. It was in the language of a press release. It was an internal memo to all employees and it is all true. Why they think that 20,000 people will keep something like that under wraps for more than ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6729

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

1) first of all tattoos in aviation ... gross 2) tattoos show poor decision making skills 3) way for airlines to make employees unprofessional in appearance so they can pay work groups less Unfortunately everyone of these points is the 100 percent truth. I still can't wrap my head around the amount...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 119907

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Jetblue has started to sell JFK-GYE tickets starting on Dec. 5th. This will become B6’s longest route and flown by their new 321NEO 1769 JFK-GYE 1400-21:04 blocked @ 7:04 1770 GYE-JFK 22:55-5:13 +1 blocked @ 6:18 So 13.22 hour scheduled duty day for this redeye turn? Hopefully this wont be legal af...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 119907

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Jetblue has started to sell JFK-GYE tickets starting on Dec. 5th. This will become B6’s longest route and flown by their new 321NEO 1769 JFK-GYE 1400-21:04 blocked @ 7:04 1770 GYE-JFK 22:55-5:13 +1 blocked @ 6:18 So 13.22 hour scheduled duty day for this redeye turn? Hopefully this wont be legal af...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 119907

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Who knows anymore, l've reduced my stress levels and stopped trying to second guess them.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Hence why they are trying to unionize Why would that matter? Nothing DL did here would have violated the language of any existing CBA in place at other airlines, so it’s not like being union at DL would have made a difference. As I said above, the difference is accountability. Under a union a griev...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Also, how in the world did they claim they had no reserves for that flight, IN ATLANTA?? jezz Easy. If it was late at night there probably were not enough airport ready reserves available. at 10:30pm? And they could not of tagged some inbound crews for it either? My skin crawls whenever workers get...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Also, how in the world did they claim they had no reserves for that flight, IN ATLANTA?? jezz

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Ok i just read the article and the supposed exchange between ops and the gate, lol. I guarantee you stuff like that happens all the time at all airlines. You still need contract protections so management can't push the envelope when they feel like it , or worse, change rules all the time so your wor...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

FAA duty is 14, crew rest can be 8 or 9 hours now being increased to 10. Scheduled is 14 but there is no FAA max due to irregular operations. According to them you can be delayed 30 hours and still be legal, at that point company policy comes in or you call fatigue. FAA mandated rest is currently 8...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Not my opinion , reality is Delta would never have done this to unionized employees. Unionized employees have resources. Anyway can bet given the current drive to unionize delta is going to find these employees and shower them in gifts and compensation to keep them quiet and happy. Absolutely false...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23468

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I have such mixed feelings about this airport. I love LOVE the smaller airports but endless las vegas for less than gas money is useless.

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by CobaltScar
Fri May 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6356

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

So word on the street is Alaska is going to start letting their customer facing employees, including flight attendants, lose the tie and show their tattoos. With that nail in the coffin, JD better throw them into the LCC category and move B6 up to traditional. Because nothing screams non traditional...

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 30, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

If WN ends up making serious inroads in Hawaii, an AS/HA merger (probably retaining two brands under common ownership) might start to look attractive to both parties. Some people mentioned in this thread that the Alaska contracts do not allow for two mainline airlines to be owned by AAG, so what yo...

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by CobaltScar
Wed May 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6356

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

You seem to be addressing multiple people. I never claimed JD is paid for. I also never claimed to be a AS hater, infact I like them and hope they do merge with B6 one day and advocate for that. People just need to understand that B6 is the superior product and service and brand. It would be a high ...

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by CobaltScar
Wed May 29, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6356

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

Expectations have been driven so low that it's not surprising that "Airline Satisfaction Climbs to Record Highs". Stockholm Syndrome. :checkmark: Interesting that B6 is considered a low cost carrier. I wonder how much AS is Paying to keep them in the low cost category to win this award. D...

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by CobaltScar
Wed May 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: AS trying to get B6

Where is my money? AS won their 12th straight, as I said they would. Pay up. B6 (and southwest, who tied it) scored MORE POINTS than Alaska, who came in 3rd. Very big gap in points between that #1 spot and Alaska's distant 3rd. First off, they’re in different categories. But then again you knew tha...

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by CobaltScar
Wed May 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: AS trying to get B6

Only eleven? Try twelve like B6. I’ll bet you $100 that AS wins #12 by this time next week. Where is my money? B6 (and southwest, who tied it) scored MORE POINTS than Alaska, who came in 3rd. Very big gap in points between that #1 spot and Alaska's distant 3rd. No. 1 (tie): Southwest: 817, down fro...

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by CobaltScar
Tue May 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Someone better tell Southwest they need to exit all of the Caribbean, everything east of the Mississippi, all of the Pacific Northwest, and everything north of the Oklahoma/Kansas border. Northwest Airlines should have also been considered a failure and NEVER should have been in Detroit. Or Minneap...

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by CobaltScar
Tue May 28, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Gulfstream500 wrote:
If B6 is trying to get any other airline, it should be Silver. They're basically JetBlue Connection with their network in Florida (Plus BHB-BOS, not to mention their Seaborne network in the SJU focus city).


Not allowed with the Pilot contract.

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by CobaltScar
Sun May 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

However in an acquisition by the parent company... JetBlue would be the surviving company subsidiary with Horizon so there would be no SCOPE or outsourced regional flying if it was just brought in house to (6Q) JetBlue. So not really sure how you are getting SCOPE issues out of that. So Horizon wou...

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by CobaltScar
Sun May 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Can anyone give me a small insight on the brand recognition of AS on the east coast? Is it enough to support a complete rebranding of B6 to AS? I mean, marketing wise, (correct me if I'm wrong) I'm quite skeptical. As far as I know, B6 has build up a great reputation and it would be difficult to re...

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by CobaltScar
Sat May 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I'm not a AS hater or a B6 lover, I just get irritated when people think something like AS would absorb and assimilate the likes of B6. It just will NEVER happen. B6 is not tiny failing VX. B6 is a beloved brand (no one, not even AS has as many JD powers) with powerful hard assets. The BoD of AS the...

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by CobaltScar
Fri May 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: AS trying to get B6

EA CO AS wrote:
DwayneStorkman wrote:
I also have as many colleagues who think you guys suck.


My eleven friends here disagree with you.

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Only eleven? Try twelve like B6.

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Flight Attendant History
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Southwest Flight Attendant History

Back in the mid 80's a new hire SWA FA was making roughly $15 a hour. Now consider just last month a new hire at Frontier Airlines started at $19 a hour.

35 years later and only 4 dollars more a hour. SWA has been paying very well for a very long time. I have no sympathy for corporate greed.

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Flight Attendant History
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Southwest Flight Attendant History

In the early 1980s it was hard to get on at any airline, including SW. As early as back then SW had a good reputation and people left international carriers for SW. Phoenix was opened in the 1980s so SW has been outside of Texas for a long time now. They have been Unionized since the very early days...

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

At the end of the day, AS needed VX to thwart a strengthened B6. Everything else is gravy. You can argue all day long about the outcome of the merger but you can’t argue that B6+VX wouldn’t have trapped AS in SEA/PDX or that B6+VX wouldn’t have put AS in a tough spot on the west coast. In short, th...

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3338

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Hopefully B6 stays in the marine terminal. Love that place.

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: AS trying to get B6

The AS babies, on this form and at the airline, will cry until the end of times if the Alaska name goes away. Within the PacNW the employees & many customers have gargantuan unrealistic opinions of how great their average airline is. Eleven straight JD Power awards for highest in customer satis...

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by CobaltScar
Sun May 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

How's the Coke to Pepsi transition going? Awesome post! Thanks for the laugh. :rotfl: Great actually. We will finally get large bottles of water in the cockpit vs a bag of 20 little ones that end up all over the place. Also an end to Dasani is nice. What makes you think you will get a big bottle up...

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by CobaltScar
Sun May 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42066

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I don’t know where AS would get the $$$. I’d think the Virgin purchase drained the cash reserves. You’d be wrong. AS has $1.4B in cash on hand plus billions in unencumbered assets and has already paid off half of the cost incurred to buy VX outright. The re-de-leveraging of the balance sheet is hap...

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by CobaltScar
Sat May 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19479

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Looks like Ice Tea is going away too, along with Coke Zero. Good, no more 1000000 things to try and fit in a small aisle cart and then run out of. Now they just need to ditch some of the too many snack choices.

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19479

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

That's disappointing, though I'm glad Canada Dry is still the ginger ale option. still? Its Seagrams now How does everyone feel about them going from passing out bottles of water to now handing you a cup of water? Will you continue to ask for your softdrink or coffee and some water? Or skip the wat...

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by CobaltScar
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

Good , more control at the boarder is better to stop illegal activities and contraband. If it leads to longer lines there (and at airports), then perhaps we can all come up with another solution to secure the boarder that does not require as many human guards. I hear there are a few ideas floating ...

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