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by GuruJanitor
Thu May 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

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

RobertS975 wrote:
Will LGA actually ever be completed?


Its moving along at a surprisingly good clip right now actually. It was hard for this native New Yorker to believe at first, but I've gotten used to watching the process evolve every time I go through.

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by GuruJanitor
Tue May 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 235
Views: 38970

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I just noticed 662 was ferried back to JFK from LCQ, landed just before 5:50pm local time. Was this ship in for mods? Was only there for 5 days, seems rather quick for that? Every plane that is on the Phase 1/2 lists are the ones being modified (in addition to 594. 662 was probably there for a main...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 235
Views: 38970

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I just noticed 662 was ferried back to JFK from LCQ, landed just before 5:50pm local time. Was this ship in for mods? Was only there for 5 days, seems rather quick for that?

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by GuruJanitor
Fri May 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43187

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Completely anecdotal, but a datapoint nonetheless, I flew JFK-ICN on May 1st and J was completely filled except for 2 seats, the rear upper deck Y cabin was full. I’d feel safe in assuming the lower deck Y was also full. No idea how F was. I found it surprising because my last few flights with OZ JF...

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by GuruJanitor
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7238

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

The quickest way to confirm is probably to ask Eastern airlines about this? Yeah, you are right - but how? I couldn't find any contact details so far: https://iflyeastern.com/ The B767-200 is missing from my log, would be a great and cheap opportunity to fly on one... Isn’t the current iteration of...

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by GuruJanitor
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4716

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

I think this geometric mosaic thing that's everywhere right now (not just airlines) is our current equivalent of adding curved lines to everything in the 90s. It will go away. YOWza Yes the mosaic pattern is super popular in contemporary branding right now. JetBlue also use a similar pattern on the...

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by GuruJanitor
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43187

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

http://www.fnnews.com/news/201904211729418889 (Article in Korean) The amount of the loan apparently got ever larger. Now it's 1 trillion (!) won ($875M). Not official yet. https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20190420036400003?input=1195m (Article in Korean) Asiana is working to suspend low-demand routes....

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43187

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

https://www.hankyung.com/economy/article/2019041939111#Redyho (Article in Korean) State-owned Korea Development Bank will lend 800 billion won (704 million USD) to Asiana. 500B will be perpetual bond with convertible option, and 300B will be form of a credit line. Since Park Sam-koo decided to sell...

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by GuruJanitor
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 New York Intl Retro Jet
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: JetBlue A320 New York Intl Retro Jet

But yeah, the tail design is a hint that 'something's up' ...as all retro logojets sport the actual retro tail design. Also out of a minimum of 50+ trips to NYC, I would lose my shirt on a Jeopardy! question regarding New York City's colors. I used to know a guy who refused to consider the Jets a N...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 New York Intl Retro Jet
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: JetBlue A320 New York Intl Retro Jet

That's because it wasn't a real airline. The livery was completely made up by JetBlue's design firm, and the "New York International" titles were just added to clearly connect them to the area. Its also why its White Blue and Orange, New York City's colors. B6 explains the design here: htt...

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by GuruJanitor
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43187

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Asiana's CEO and co-CEO of Kumho resigned earlier today, which sent stock price soaring 15% initially. https://www.nasdaq.com/article/asiana-airlines-ceo-park-quits-after-accounting-fiasco-shares-soar-20190328-00046 Also worth noting: It said it will launch an "emergency management committee he...

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by GuruJanitor
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue becoming desperate?
Replies: 33
Views: 9083

Re: JetBlue becoming desperate?

Dieuwer wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:

Their app doesn't work if you booked the flight via their website.


It most definitely does.


It most definitely does not in my case.


I fly B6 weekly, and always book on their website. The app definitely works fine.

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by GuruJanitor
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 5291

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

STN Express is scheduled between 45-50 mins from Liverpool Street, not 1hr 4 mins (presumably Google Maps was factoring in the time until the next departure, i.e. you just missed one as they go every 15 mins). Just saying... You are right, but 1h and 22min to Ronkonkoma and most probably under 1h(5...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11056

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Yes but the people taking BA1 aren't getting on the Airtrain to the LIRR at the end of their trip, nor are they hailing a cab in the cabstand, they are likely getting into pre arranged car services. I live on the UES and from personal experience, the Triboro to the FDR is a much better route to dri...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11056

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

JFK is not the end of the world. It arguably has better transport links than LGA. Someone paying for J class doesn’t need to take the subway into Manhattan. It isn't arguable. JFK does have better transport links than LGA. Depending on what time of day they get in. It really doesn't take that much ...

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by GuruJanitor
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14471

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation

The mention of the new terminal 1 taking over the foot print of terminal 2 but then no mention of an expanded terminal 4A for Delta? Seems you can’t have one without the other? I'd imagine there'd be some shuffling going on with some airlines in T4 moving to the new T1 and expanded T5, which would ...

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by GuruJanitor
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18651

Re: Boston Meltdown

https://twitter.com/PaulNuttingJr/statu ... 1918148609
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There is a twitter report of a WN 737 off "the runway" at Logan. Looks more like a taxiway to me based on the photo. Haven't seen this reported anywhere else yet.

https://twitter.com/PaulNuttingJr/statu ... 1918148609

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by GuruJanitor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93139

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

As someone with a design background, the only two things that makes me doubt this are, 1, no internal watermark, and 2, the shamrock is literally the current design flipped horizontally and looks like its being blown or pushed by the wind. The current shamrock is “fightinging” the wind and subtly im...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36295

Re: The Future of ISP

Islip Town officials are seeking 6mm in bonding to secure up to 60mm in FAA grant funding to rebuild the west concourse and modernize the baggage claim. New west concourse hasn’t been designed but officials are seeking ‘two levels’ with three jet bridges. Looking to secure funding ASAP to ‘move up ...

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by GuruJanitor
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36295

Re: The Future of ISP

Islip Town officials are seeking 6mm in bonding to secure up to 60mm in FAA grant funding to rebuild the west concourse and modernize the baggage claim. New west concourse hasn’t been designed but officials are seeking ‘two levels’ with three jet bridges. Looking to secure funding ASAP to ‘move up t...

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by GuruJanitor
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2400

Re: JetBlue New Special Livery

BSE is going to be pissed when JetBlue buys the naming rights to the Islanders new arena at Belmont :duck:

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by GuruJanitor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Spotted in Toulouse
Replies: 53
Views: 16220

Re: First Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Spotted in Toulouse

Wish they brought the Union Jack back to the winglets. I loved that look, along with the American flag on Redwood's winglets. I've always thought they should put the Aussie flag on Velocity's winglets. It was a cool branding feature for the Virgin group. In the photo in the link it looks like there...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 91988

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

https://www.hellojetblue.com/writable/images/Network/chart2-01.png For the life of me I'll never understand why JetBlue crewmembers post internal docs on this site. I get it if you want to post a pic of a new paint scheme that's already out there flying, but it's such a dumb move to post internal m...

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by GuruJanitor
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6595

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive. As someone who has reguarly commuted via bus, train and plane at various points i...

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by GuruJanitor
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19618

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

And: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q9MD-OsDZcV-ga3WKoVEaNk6dgQ=/0x0:1280x708/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:1280x708):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13215533/Screen_Shot_2018_10_04_at_12.40.02_PM.png Very exciting stuff! My biggest takeaway from those renderings (when you click t...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36295

Re: The Future of ISP

So does anyone see Delta and American really growing at ISP now that’s a Frontier is doing good in our market? I can’t see Delta adding anything for the same reasons B6 hasn’t tested the waters yet. Why devalue your JFK/LGA hubs to add a couple of RJ flights to ATL that’ll have lower yields? AA mak...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 92
Views: 18608

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

How is B6 benefiting, though? And Qatar, I assume that being a public charter, and avoiding TSA, they can't park at regular terminals. That wouldn't help feed QR, nor B6, they can't be Jet Blue Regional, as they'd be at different airports/(terminal vs. FBO) Is there a larger plan at stake, however,...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8595

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

Sorry for the double post, but just remembered (dont know how I forgot) I was delayed an hour and 45 minutes on sunday FLL-LGA. Flight was initially delayed (albeit minor) because of a water pressure issue in the galley, but was held up for about an hour and a half because of unruly passengers refus...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8595

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

Completely anecdotal, but I have flown 6 roundtrips on B6 this year and havent been delayed longer than a half hour. Doesn’t mean much, have been pretty lucky I guess. On time reports havent kept me away.

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by GuruJanitor
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28153

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Stephen Kavanagh spoke about Aer Lingus joining the AA/IAG joint venture and said they are currently negotiating terms that will allow the airline to keep its "DNA", including continuing JetBlue codeshare. They expect to join in the next 12-18 months which usually means not anytime soon b...

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by GuruJanitor
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12667

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

The other catch with EWR-ICN though is that Samsung and LG have major regional offices in Bergen County. Obviously that's going to increase demand for flights. Maybe with that logic NH could fly to EWR considering many Japanese tech companies have their regional headquarters in New Jersey, includin...

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by GuruJanitor
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.
Replies: 17
Views: 2108

Re: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.

The top of the hill at the Colline du Chateau in Nice is great when the planes are landing on the 22's. Great spot to be in what feels like arms length to the Emirates a380. Also on the Promenade des Anglais by the Le Meridien is great too, as that is right under where they make the turn to final.

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by GuruJanitor
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 Restyling Update?
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: JetBlue A320 Restyling Update?

The delay was due to Zodiac’s galley and lav products having issues, and they wanted to sort it out on the already installed a321’s first before beginning work on the a320’s which is a smart move, I think. No need to spend all the money to retrofit if youre just going to have to bring it back in to ...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 19004

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

i'm still unconvinced they will actually move back to CTB unless that becomes a better solution for them somehow. MAT currently just offers such a convenient location compared to the madness at CTB. Now if they can just get even 3 to 5 more slots, then they can move those MCO/PBI flights to JFK and...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 19004

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I went through last week. Looks exactly the same as when DL ran it. Some new colors here and there. New signs. No check in counters. Very barebones but much more spacious and modern in terminal and ramp then the CTB was. If I was B6, I would scrap the 1980s addition and build out a new 6 gate termi...

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by GuruJanitor
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?
Replies: 22
Views: 4916

Re: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?

Anecdotally speaking, when I flew JFK-ICN on OZ221 December 2016, it was oversold in economy, but business was less than half full. It was an A380, and I was upgraded to business from Y. KE also downgauges their second daily frequency this time of year, its currently a 748. Part of me wonders if the...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ISP-LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 1874

Re: Why no ISP-LAX?

ISP will be solidly connected (Via a monorail) Hopefully sometime in the 2020s. Where have you heard this? In the master plan I've read there is no mention of a rail link from Ronkonkoma to the terminal? A monorail? The 2017 master plan calls for a small 500' extension of 6/24, a 2000' extension of...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1849

Re: Birds inside den terminal

USAOZ wrote:
Point is, if you can't keep birds out why even have tsa ?


That has to be a joke, right?

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1849

Re: Birds inside den terminal

Flew out of den & couldn't believe the number of small birds inside terminal. It wouldn't be hard to train a bird to carry something or use a small drone to fo same You think its bad in DEN? Guessing you haven't been to any of the airports in NYC. Yeah JFK and LGA are pretty bad. I don't mind i...

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by GuruJanitor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12667

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

[strike] I don't understand [/strike] someone unfamiliar with NYC-area politics might wonder why instead of having the PA build stand-alone independent systems, they didn't just have the MTA build a LIRR spur just west of Jamaica that looped around the terminals, a la SEPTA in Philly. They could us...

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by GuruJanitor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 14555

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

PSA1978 wrote:
Could they also announce a code share at JFK as well at the same time?


They already codeshare on JFK-HNL don't they?

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by GuruJanitor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23162

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

JetBlue looking at Ireland ... https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/63074-jetblue-mulls-tatl-flights-to-ireland-report Also, interesting to note that Westjet is going to be operating 738s to DUB this Summer (as opposed to the 73Gs, last year), with the St. John's service originating and terminat...

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by GuruJanitor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12667

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Do you know if B6 still has to pay rent on the T6 footprint to keep it in reserve for a future project? I have no idea how any of that works, especially once you get away from an active terminal. At least at EWR, planes (especially UA's planes) seem to be all over the place and I am curious who get...

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by GuruJanitor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8442

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

How are their Max 8s being configured? Will they have any sort of premium cabin or all Y?

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36295

Re: The Future of ISP

So JetBlue is out.... But what about Alaska, Sun Country, Caribbean Airlines, InterJet, etc? I still think Norwegian’s carribbean flights would do well there. So many people on Long Island do yearly trips to Aruba and Puerto Rico. Those two alone could support 2 or 3 weekly flights out of ISP I thi...

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by GuruJanitor
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24220

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Seems to be an engine shutdown after takeoff from Dublin as they declared an emergency, had to dump a large amount of fuel circling over Limerick before landing. EI’s 332s don’t have the fuel dump option The A/C also took a fairly low route to Shannon, I was always under the impression that to burn...

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by GuruJanitor
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36295

Re: The Future of ISP

What about Norwegian’s short haul offerings to the Caribbean? On the surface ISP could be a good base for that, and if anyone would try it, its probably Norwegian. I think the demand would be there for a 737. Dont see them doing any transatlantic ops like previously mentioned with the short runway....

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by GuruJanitor
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36295

Re: The Future of ISP

What about Norwegian’s short haul offerings to the Caribbean? On the surface ISP could be a good base for that, and if anyone would try it, its probably Norwegian. I think the demand would be there for a 737. Dont see them doing any transatlantic ops like previously mentioned with the short runway. ...

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