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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape
Replies: 29
Views: 6902

Re: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape

Real question is why is Bright-line necessary? You need a car in Florida no matter what stop you get off at , and especially in Orlando. The Florida Turnpike and I-95 are a comfortable ride between Orlando and Miami. And I agree for almost everything you need a car. However as a tourist you can sav...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape
Replies: 29
Views: 6902

Re: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape

Real question is why is Bright-line necessary? You need a car in Florida no matter what stop you get off at , and especially in Orlando.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1102
Views: 172729

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

bpat777 wrote:
That slightly better B6 product is null and void due to their horrible on time performance.


Hard to argue with this, but its mostly a self inflicted wound that they can choose to fix at any time. They run their fleet and schedule WAY too hot.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 60
Views: 10530

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

Who was cleaning the seatbelts and armrests during turns prior to this announcement? Was it the FAs or some 3rd party cleaners coming on? Nobody. FAs plus any non-revs would tidy the plane up by removing trash and straightening the seat belts but there was nobody going on and doing any sort of chem...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 60
Views: 10530

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

Who was cleaning the seatbelts and armrests during turns prior to this announcement? Was it the FAs or some 3rd party cleaners coming on?

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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 55229

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

wnflyguy wrote:
With the ongoing battle with WN regardless of the pandemic does anyone think AS might entertain returning to LGB?


Why? LGB yields are trash and their customers can get to SEA via the other nearby airports.

If a few choice routes were actually worth it, B6 would of kept them as a token presence.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Actually I think it's more likely to look like it did just before WN arrived. In April 2016, there were roughly 25 daily arrivals and departures among all carriers -- and I could see WN being pretty comfortable with 4-5x to each of OAK/SJC/SMF/LAS/PHX/DEN -- assuming demand eventually returns to so...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Yeah, sounds like begging to me.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21745

Re: EWR New Terminal One

Honestly, we have swung a little too far on the genuine, local options. Sometimes you just want a quick, cheap burger and fries from a national chain, and too many airports dont have that option anymore. Judging by the line at O’Hares Mc Donalds, MCOs Burger Kings and ATLs Panda Express...I am not ...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1102
Views: 172729

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I saw jbu return to serving meals in mint wonder when snacks will return and drinks service not the baggies How can they with all the covid hysteria? Think how many different little things the FA has to touch. They put lids (that you put your lips to) ON the coffee cops, they pluck stir sticks out ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3621

Re: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread

I think they are keeping way too much staff. Great for "culture" not great for cash burn.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11982

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

umm, I can't say I notice a particular smell to cabins. Sure I spell different things in there from time to time, but nothing universal. Might be your senses playing tricks with you, they say smell is the most primitive sense.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11504

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

AS will do the west coast flying, B6 will do the transcons and AA will do the INT out of SFO.

Bam, overnight the challenger to UA in SFO has arisen.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11504

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

I’m just pointing out facts. No one can objectively state the AS onboard product edges out B6. This is a jewel of a statement right here. It's true on a technicality No one can objectively state that a subjective comparison is true. That goes both ways, and that is what makes excellent customer ser...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13977

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

I'm not sure anyone would want to fly 11 hours on a narrowbody. HA has the A330 and eventually the 787 for routes like HNL-JFK. Thing is, a good 90% of Pax pay no attention to the aircraft type, if it is a wide body etc. It's only the seasoned flyers and us AvGeeks that would spot something like th...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13977

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

I'm not sure anyone would want to fly 11 hours on a narrowbody. No, that's just (for the millionth time) one person projecting his own preferences onto anyone else. People have been flying longhauls in narrowbodies for decades, and they'll likely be doing it decades from now. Can we please give thi...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11504

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

How many unrefurbished A320s does B6 still have flying? Those certainly don't have an entertainment advantage over AS planes. Most of them. But even those have TVs and wifi. At only 150 seats the cabin feels more spacious and the bathrooms are NOT IN THE GALLEYS like in the abomination configuratio...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11504

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

Alaska Airlines? though Alaska clearly has the edge in onboard catering and entertainment, so long as you bring your own device. How is this the case when jetBlue has large screens at eye level you don't have to hold with dozens of movies (new releases and old favorites) and live TV? By catering do...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26510

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Mid cabin lavs are awesome and I hope with all this hype over social distancing they make a standard comeback. The nasty and fairly new configuration of having lavs actually IN the galley will come back to bite the carriers that did it. Customers are being educated on the germ (and worse) plumes flu...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1102
Views: 172729

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Why are people thinking september will be better than august? September is the slowest month of the year for air travel.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26510

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

EA CO AS wrote:
Tack wrote:
let’s be honest, VX was a move to eliminate a competitor that was squashing yields because they we’re hemorrhaging money


but to acquire assets AS would take decades to obtain on their own .


Then covid came along and space will be available in the old VX hubs anyways.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26101

Re: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilits)

What exactly are the roles or scenarios that an FA could handle well, but Pilot in that same role could not? Genuine curiosity Technically none. FAs are hired though, based on certain personality traits. At least they use to be. Like Herb use to say, "I don't hire people and make them friendly...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40628

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

A merger with B6 would destroy whatever B6 has going for it. Parker would turn it into an ULCC over night and labor relations would be beyond sour. Yeah they or a ULCC would be a disaster for B6. Hopefully they stay very broke and in no position to buy anyone. We are we talking about mergers? Anet ...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40628

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Miamiairport wrote:
A merger with B6 would destroy whatever B6 has going for it. Parker would turn it into an ULCC over night and labor relations would be beyond sour.


Yeah they or a ULCC would be a disaster for B6. Hopefully they stay very broke and in no position to buy anyone.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40628

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

One key difference between AA+B6 and AA+AS is how the partnership impacts networks. The AA+B6 isn’t likely to result in many situations where AA and B6 “trade routes”, not that they are legally allowed to coordinate anyway. The main benefit to AA is that B6 can provide feed to 1) AA’s TATL flights ...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26510

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

There is no comparison between hard/soft product on a AS and B6 flight, especially on transon. On the handful of flights where B6 operates Mint, yes, of course. On every single other aircraft and the airport experience though? First Class, Upgrades, Lounges, etc. AS beats B6 hands down. So you'd ra...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26510

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

There is no comparison between hard/soft product on a AS and B6 flight, especially on transon.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40628

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Anyone have insight as to why specifically NYC - Athens and Tel Aviv are included in this announcement. What specifically about this partnership makes those two routes viable now, and not before? And why those two routes and not idk, JFK-IST (just as a generic example) Way more Greeks and Jews in N...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Flight Attendants do not fall under this. They are governed by the Railway Labor Act at the Federal Level. Then why did former Virgin America Flight Attendants win their court case in the recent past over California and SFO labor laws? https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/virgin-alaska-...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Flight Attendants do not fall under this. They are governed by the Railway Labor Act at the Federal Level. Then why did former Virgin America Flight Attendants win their court case in the recent past over California and SFO labor laws? https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/virgin-alaska-...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Many people I know have already decided not to do holiday air travel. I know several people who are moving grandparents in from Thanksgiving to Xmas and doing long drives to avoid air travel. All people who normally fly. WN might have a hard time keeping all of their SNA slots flying , adding more ...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

LAX Living Wage makes no distinction. The ordinance is meant to encourage employers to provide all their employees with health care. If employees are not given health care by their employer, the minimum cash wage at LAX would be $22.05. Ok so this ordinance and move to LAX will actually impact cert...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

How does that work for part time employees that don't qualify for the company sponsored health plan? LAX Living Wage makes no distinction. The ordinance is meant to encourage employers to provide all their employees with health care. If employees are not given health care by their employer, the min...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

COLA for Long Beach to move to LAX? What for? The Long Beach and LAX areas are nearly the same with Long Beach being more expensive. There are loads of properties near LAX. ''? Los Angeles has living wage ordinance at the airport -- min base hourly rate $16.50 for employees with health benefits and...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

What spin did they use when they abandoned EWR?

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

So those people at Long Beach who will "never" fly B6 again. Hmm ok. So they'd rather connect three times on Southwest out of LGB or sit with no leg room, no TVs, no Wifi on a transcon out of LAX instead? Probably at a higher price too. They are welcome to it, I'm sure many So. Cal people ...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Well I always hear and post Rumors in good clean fun. Thought it's a month earlier than expected. B6 dropping LGB for LAX. Dam that NuTJob Flyguy Everyone knew this was going to happen soon as gates opened up. B6 swooping into LAX is a move of opportunity WN swooping into LGB is... hmm, a very poor...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Newark727 wrote:
Welp. Guess I'm not flying B6 again.


Thank the Long Beach city council next time you see them!

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I think adding more places from LAX such as ATL, Hawaii, TPA, BNA, PVR, and SJD could definitely help though. Yes, because adding in more flights to places where there are already plenty of entrenched carriers is a winning recipe for success Sure, it can be if your costs are lower. And your hard pr...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

LAX can be a MINT crew base now too, which will help operations and costs.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I see a lot of local LGB people thinking the operations B6 built will be filled by SWA or another. When this does not happen and you are left with a hollowed out airport running a few RJs to western hubs, I hope you let your council know at meetings and the ballot box.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I can't get a straight answer, will LGB continue to be a blue city or will it have zero flights going forward?

edit: well last day of operations at LGB is early Oct so I guess that means ZERO flights? sad, did not see that coming. Why keep token flights out of BUR and ONT but not LGB?

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1102
Views: 172729

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

How’s it going with the FA group? Spirit seems to be up and running and I haven’t heard of an overage of FAs. However, the operate on a thin margin AA had a huge overage with the decrease of all the trans pacific and Atlantic flying not to mention Deep South America. I assume the Big 2 are in the s...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 55011

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

WN used the temporary 180 days out slot availability to add 1 daily LGB-LAS flight to it's schedule from 08/11/2020-09/14/2020. Rumor has it WN may add 1 LAS and 2 PHX daily flights to the October 2020 schedule. Flyguy Why would WN want to devote resources to such a lost cause? Oh well, less resour...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5708

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-21/democrats-press-delta-jetblue-to-reverse-cuts-after-bailout Looks to me folks took cuts long before... Meanwhile pilots had a CBA min guarantee that remained intact unless negotiated otherwise, which I expect is part of this deal. Always better to ...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5708

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021

This is why the US is in the dumps. “Well *I* did this and this and I’m better. Those people just stare at kiosks.” Well “those people” do set the tone for a passenger’s experience. And yes you can’t fly without pilots. Both have value. Regardless of who’s getting laid off sending people into unemp...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5708

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

This is a big shock to me as I thought B6 had the culture of wanting to keep everyone around. This is just playing favorites at this point. Actually the word on the street now is they are most likely going to avoid furloughs for other groups too. We'll i'll correct that, most likely avoid furloughs...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1102
Views: 172729

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I'm hearing Puerto Rico is going to require covid tests for those arriving. That will kill a ton of demand to PR.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1102
Views: 172729

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Not sure they would get the same results as some of those existing routes that are at LGB such as SLC/SEA/LAS/RNO, etc. would work LAX. Part of the appeal of LGB is that it’s never crowded, customer friendly, and it simply not being LAX. Right, not sure that short haul out of LAX is worth it for a ...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13909

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

This is exactly why I will never fly one of these airlines based in these suspect countries where corruption is the law of the land. And in this day and age the mob will accuse you for it. So beware. this could be solved by having flight examiners from outside of the country fly with the suspect pi...

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