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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37318

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Apologies if this has its own thread or there's already a dedicated place for A220 news, but this is quite noteworthy: the A220's MTOW is being boosted by 2.3T, giving a range increase of roughly 450nm for the A221 and A223. During its Innovation Days press briefing in Toulouse, Airbus announced th...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141692

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Scarebus34 wrote:
United introducing evolved livery in April, JetBlue company wide announcement in April. Can’t you see what’s happening here. /s


Yes, United is updating a livery and b6 is announcing European flying. Both in April.

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141692

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

I think the timing would lend itself to being a 321LR. Why would b6 have waited this long if it weren't for the production of the 321LR. It certainly appears to be the perfect plane to start service with. The airline was built around the 320 platform, they have intimate knowledge of it from MX to Pi...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 108267

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Long gone are the days of showing up and doing a good days work to get a paycheck. This is the "me" generation. A paycheck doesn't suffice, we need presents and treats much like spoiled 6 year olds to keep us happy. A delayed 220 announcement, WAAAAAAAAH! We want it now! You said 7 months ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 108267

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Long gone are the days of showing up and doing a good days work to get a paycheck. This is the "me" generation. A paycheck doesn't suffice, we need presents and treats much like spoiled 6 year olds to keep us happy. A delayed 220 announcement, WAAAAAAAAH! We want it now! You said 7 months ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68916

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

We can discuss the wing on the A321 quite a while. There is no question, that Airbus could do a better wing for the longer range part of the A321 envelope. But with a look at the competition, Airbus seems to able to compete. The competition is the 737. The 737 is slightly lighter than the A320 fami...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68916

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

The A321 is a great plane, but why is this news? The DC-8-62 could carry just as many passengers 5200 nm (SFO-HND range) instead of just 4700 nm. The DC-8-63 is "long and thin" with exit limit 259 and still had 4000 nm range. You may have beaten 1960s tech in efficiency, but give me the n...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13835

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

They are doing something. It seems like the E190 is anchoring them; which is why they will replace them completely. They are adding more seats to the A320 and charging more for checked bags, but things take time. Not big enough...not quick enough. Stock will tank today See how it does relative to o...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12837

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

This is why I tune the localiser where available, even when flying a visual approach. Many operators require it. It's not nannying, or a fear of flying the aircraft. It is situational awareness. There really isn't any tuning in the Airbus. They would have a runway loaded and an approach loaded in t...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time
Replies: 22
Views: 3460

Re: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time

lightsaber wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
[quote="CobaltScar"
JetBue tends to have the highest hours of a narrowbody fleet. Flights are shorter in Europe so while they will fly more cycles, they do not fly the large number of 2400nm missions JetBlue does.


I would love to see a list of utilization by cycles and hours for airlines.

Lightsaber


My understanding is B6 320 utilization is among the highest for narrow body. E190 brings the average down because it doesn't do red-eye flying.

A220 will potentially bring the average up because you can count on it doing trans-con and caribbean flying through the night.

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by NYCSKYGUY
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15367

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

London and Paris will be the first cities to see B6 planes. Also, they have not made a decision yet on the type of plane yet but I am here to tell you it will be a twin aisle plane, obviously something in the A330 family of jets. My hunch tells me it will be the a330-800NEO. Whatever it is, I bet M...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10740

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

I guess we all know now why they are looking to cut overhead in the home office. B6 has been living on the edge for a while, looks like reality is starting to hit them. Last week I mentioned that UA would be looking at them, I still stand by that. But perhaps an asset sale would be more along the l...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10740

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

A mess. Out of control costs before Union contracts are signed. Worst ops statistics in nation. They need new direction Keep in mind, beyond fuel...this is a booming economy. Imagine the results if things soften Lol, I know you're not a JB fan but damn. They took a hit on the 190 (some financial ch...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18
Replies: 32
Views: 4196

Re: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18

This has been going on since before I was born, however every single airport in the world experiences bad weather of sorts and many can cope with it. Is it because of the sheer amount of traffic going into/out of JFK/LGA/EWR/PHL? NE US cities get a fair dose of the worst weather in terms of aviatio...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more
Replies: 17
Views: 2437

Re: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more

Can Spirit even fly over water routes or will they be limited like Southwest to flying near shore? Do they have rafts, HF radios or CPDLC? If not look for all the flights to have to go down the coast, across the Bahamas and then East to the Dom Rep. Yes, all aircraft are equipped with HF and rafts....

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by NYCSKYGUY
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more
Replies: 17
Views: 2437

Re: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more

Can Spirit even fly over water routes or will they be limited like Southwest to flying near shore? Do they have rafts, HF radios or CPDLC? If not look for all the flights to have to go down the coast, across the Bahamas and then East to the Dom Rep.

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 18319

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

I wonder if this cancellation as well as some others could be JetBlue's inroad to the C-Series. My guess is B6 would like to order the aircraft (a mix between 100 & 300) but I wonder if the timeframe is hampering a potential order? I think B6 wants out of it's current E190 aircraft ASAP, would t...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95478

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Very interesting indeed. From the Brazilians perspective, I am surprised about Boeing getting 80%. A 50/50 joint venture makes sense, but 80% seems very high, considering that commercial airplanes is Embraer's bred and butter, so to speak. Nevertheless, I wish both parties all the best. I'm not so ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 20234

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

The strike has been postponed. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-unions-strike/air-france-unions-suspend-four-day-strike-from-june-23-idUSKBN1JE2GF I dodged a bullet potentially After my June AF flights are complete I will not book them again I also dodged a potential bullet on a co...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45650

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

I'm curious as well as to which direction B6 will take. The serious upside to the EJet is the ability to seamlessly put it into service and replace the current generation Embraers. As well as the short training cycle for pilots (new proposed pay rates are also quite lower for the E2 vs the C Series ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Thu May 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14261

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

jfklganyc wrote:
Dont know if it is announced today,

But looks like it is the C series


Based on????

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sun May 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92004

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

But the big ones will be Europe and hopefully we will hear about it this week. Is that really to be expected? The transatlantic market is so competitive that I would think it much more likely that they'd stay away from that and go deeper into Latin America with the LRs. The same could have been sai...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sat May 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10653

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

According to the article, a stay order has been issued to allow crew to continue their work. While holding fake degrees is very concerning, if they can fly the plane in line with all regulations and standards, I don't see the problem. https://timesofislamabad.com/11-May-2018/another-stigma-in-the-c...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri May 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92004

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Your last sentence is exactly what I am talking about. I mean, at some point B6 will have to 'attack' one of the fortress hubs of other airlines otherwise they will never manage to penetrate large markets on the other side of the country. The real question is where do they start? Could Seattle be o...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri May 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 6781

Re: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

No details yet, and probably will be around a 3-4 weeks before we hear more is what I'm hearing. Pilots have cancelled upcoming informational picket. I'm sure it includes rates or a methodology for calculating rates on a diverse variety of aircraft and flying to include ETOPS/Europe as well as C-Ser...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Fri May 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8684

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

It's very interesting that my responses to WHY the US is able to exit the agreement have been removed. These are facts, there's no opinion. The US Senate did not ratify any treaty so this was simply an agreement from our previous president. ***** Removing my post while leaving other posts vilifying ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Thu May 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 14411

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

This may surprise you but oftentimes autopilots can be rough. Especially in vertical modes.

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sat May 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13011

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

"Openness" usually works very well, and might work well for Air France. How about going on TV, talk to reporters, and show what the AF board offered and what the AF unions demanded. Open the books to the French public and show how much profit was made. Show how much each individual AF emp...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13011

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

"Openness" usually works very well, and might work well for Air France. How about going on TV, talk to reporters, and show what the AF board offered and what the AF unions demanded. Open the books to the French public and show how much profit was made. Show how much each individual AF emp...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sat May 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13011

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

The contempt some display here for AF employees is pretty sad. Majority of those that strike and voted no are your average front line employees that for years have experienced wage freezes and work rule concessions. Point has come where the company turned profits and cost have continued to rise in ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Wed May 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

Jetblue, SWA and Spirit all fly from FLL to SJU. While the ATR can technically fly this route, don't plan to see Silver operating it. Who'd really want to fly that distance in an ATR when there are much more comfortable and better known options available?

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by NYCSKYGUY
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Area Diversions to BDL 4/28/18
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: New York Area Diversions to BDL 4/28/18

Just curious as to what was the reasoning for the number of rerouted flights into BDL from both Kennedy and Newark yesterday 4/28. Pretty much all day. The weather was clear. Anybody know what was happening? There was heavy fog throughout the morning at JFK at least. RVR’s were hovering around 500-...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16343

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

JB is cutting 12 flights. 1/3 of its LGB operation. I think you guys are overestimating demand. This is a sad day for Long Beach and for the JB hub. The final result (a few years out) will be the end of point to point flying for JetBlue on the West Coast and a huge drop in the amount of passengers ...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18702

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

Midwestindy wrote:
Currently BZN, HDN, and ONT appear with flights bookable

I see BZN-LGB, HDN-LGB, and ONT-JFK


Where do you see this? I don't see anything...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6308

Re: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018

I think the earnings were mostly in-line with expectations. Higher fuel costs and slightly lower rev guidance looking forward will surely be on analyst's minds moving forward. If European flying or an aircraft order were to be announced, I'd have expected the press release to precede the earnings ca...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17513

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar

I don't see B6 going all Airbus unless they order the A319, there are many markets in B6's network that can't handle the A320, either due to not enough capacity to fill an A320 or runway issues. For all intents and purposes the C Series will shortly be an Airbus product as they'll own a majority sh...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17513

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar

juan885 wrote:
How many seats would the CS100 have in a B6 configuration?


Probably towards the lower end of the plane's capacity. JB would keep 5 across so my guess would be either 110-120 range meaning 22-24 rows of 5 abreast.

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by NYCSKYGUY
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17513

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar

Does anyone else see the C-Series as not only an E190 replacement but having the ability to replace or at least right-size JetBlue's A320 fleet? I don't think the E2 really can do that the way the CS300/100 combo can. JB clearly has it's eyes on 321s (NEO/LR) for the future but not much is being sai...

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by NYCSKYGUY
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included
Replies: 65
Views: 7554

Re: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included

I think the success of Mint and the 321 for JetBlue could translate well to the transAtlantic market. One key to the success will be the A321LR living up to or at least coming very close to it's advertised capabilities. With this aircraft much of Western Europe would be do-able from NY and BOS. I en...

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