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by impilot
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 233
Views: 38620

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I think all of the planes will get modified overhead bins. Honestly and I don’t mean this in a rude way it’s hard to keep up. We have the old 320s We have the redone version 1 320s We have the redone version 2 320s with the avant- system We have the classic 321 with mint config which has a market p...

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by impilot
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 233
Views: 38620

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Surprised they don't have the curved bins like on DL's new A321s. Is that an option? I believe it looks a lot more modern. I think all of the planes will get modified overhead bins. Honestly and I don’t mean this in a rude way it’s hard to keep up. We have the old 320s We have the redone version 1 ...

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by impilot
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 233
Views: 38620

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Very happy they retained the pantry. I was wondering if it would still be there with the removal of the 2L/2R doors on the A321neo. The pantry is actually an *addition* on this aircraft. The current 200-seat A321s don't have it, only the 159-seat Mint aircraft. This is the first pantry on an all-Co...

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by impilot
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 5789

Re: Possible Rumor: B6 ending CLT-JFK

For some reason, whenever there are cancelation packages or long EDCTs into JFK, CLT is always among the first to get delayed/canceled. Not sure if that is due to low yields, but their LFs always seem high, anecdotally. I do wish CLT and RDU would get more attention and service from JB, not less.

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by impilot
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3491

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

So, what would you suggest Delta do in lieu of contracted regional feed? Many of those cities don't generate enough traffic to support a 717, and scope contracts go both ways — there's no way that they'd legally be able to add E-jets and CRJs to the mainline certificate and staff them with mainline...

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by impilot
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Evolution of the market since it was drafted and ratified. Clearly, if adding a new NB type or other moves under the agreement made economical sense, efforts would already be underway. Pilots (and employees in general) must remember that, while uncomfortable on a personal level at times, corporatio...

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by impilot
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3491

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Rumors are that Delta will be down to 3 regionals: Endeavor, Republic, and SkyWest. They are the only major that cares about their product. The other 2 only care about hiring the cheapest regional feed. I’d say JetBlue is another major that cares about their product, which was the reason they cited...

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by impilot
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

impilot. Thanks for your comments. So what should ALPA do? Did all ALPA pilots have a hand in allowing your "23 year old with no experience" to become a APLA member at such low rates? And maybe now the airlines could "afford it", but there will be lean times at some point and we...

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by impilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

My rub with this whole outsourcing thing is Kirby wants customers to buy a ticket on United, fly in a plane that says United and that is owned by United, but he is too much of a cheap a*hole to pay/hire his own employee to fly that plane. "Good enough to fly our pax, but not good enough to be ...

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by impilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

impilot. It sounds like your solution is to have UA move to all mainline pilots. This would obviously abandon 50 seat aircraft and put the company at a huge economic advantage vs the competition with the 70-76 seat aircraft range. Unless you get DL and AA to do the same, the result would be those &...

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by impilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The UAL ALPA contract already allows UA to get more 76 seat RJs for United Express IF they get new small narrow body aircraft for UAL (don't remember the exact numbers). The essence of what you're suggesting already exists. In the meantime, it seems that DL will continue to pull ahead. His suggesti...

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by impilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...Ideally, I think a good outcome for the pilots, would be a hard cap on regional flying altogether, with more flexibility for planes seating up to 76 seats, including the E2-175, in exchange for a guaranteed order for 75-100 E2-195's or A220's. Management would get a lot of fleet flexibility, mor...

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by impilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10956

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Can’t wait to see F9 take on Hawaii from Denver. With UA’s fares being rather pricey, and SW’s routing requiring a west coast connection...they could make it work. ***Could also see them filling the gap between Hawaii and the Midwest (AUS, STL, MCI, MKE). Thoughts? Honestly it depends on the luck w...

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by impilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1735
Views: 308531

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

First off, I hate the United Fleet/Network threads were combined this year. Yes, there is some cross over conversation but for the most part the conversations are separate. Please Please Please separate these for Q3... Secondly, I would think that with jet fuel becoming the majority of airlines cos...

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by impilot
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123974

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Pretty quiet airshow for jetblue. Anyone think they will make any noise tomorrow with an XLR order/conversion or firming of any 220 options?

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by impilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382842

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So what would make the “last generation 737” better to rehabilitate its image? I proposed a mid cabin boarding door on the 8 and 9 to quicken turn around times. Not looking for negatives like “can’t and won’t happen,” but positives that would get people to want to get onboard 73 rebranded 7? I thin...

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by impilot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68837

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

mikejepp wrote:
If this plane will fly 8+ hour flights, one would assume it needs provisions for augmented crews / crew rest. Anyone know anything about the plan for that? Will it have some kind of bunk or something?


Blocked off biz class seats.

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by impilot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8528

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Scope isn’t an artificial restraint. In what world is it not artificial?!?! If scope were removed, how many airlines would continue to fly current 76 seat RJs? It is not a limit caused by aerodynamics, metallurgy or passenger demand. It is entirely an artificial (paper) constraint on aircraft desig...

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by impilot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8528

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

The big problem the airframers have with scope is - you are placing a multi-billion dollar program on the premise that a pen-stroke does not happen. If the pilots unions decided in 2022 to allow the E175-E2 to be within scope, MITAC will have sunk how many billion into a pit? One (well, 3) pen-stro...

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by impilot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66539

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

smartplane wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if China is announced as an A220 partner (excluding royalties), funding a quantum lift in production volumes.

Why would airbus do that? I see zero upside.

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by impilot
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9810

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/new-y ... index.html

CNN reports pilot didn’t have an instrument rating.
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/new-y ... index.html

CNN reports pilot didn’t have an instrument rating.

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by impilot
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Interesting piece on Marty’s twitter feed. Chief Revenue Officer at SWA says “it’s been an honor competing with you, hope it’s not over.” Marty replied “I have zero interest in ever competing with you again.”

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by impilot
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports with US military bases
Replies: 26
Views: 1924

Re: US Airports with US military bases

JAX, FAT, TUS, PHX, CLT, RNO, BOI, FWA, TUL, SWF, SYR, FSD all have guard bases I believe. I’m sure there are others besides these and those already listed Here’s a list of all the joint use airports owned by the DoD, but not all have commercial service. https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacit...

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by impilot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

A late evening unannounced departure with no preplanned and concurrently announced successorship plan? Nah. This is JG asserting her dominance. Which is sad...his competence will be missed. It's unfortunate and a little bit scary. MSG was one of the few "adults in the room" in leadership,...

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by impilot
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30468

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

When Bombardier has to take a $500 Million Charge against the CSeries program after announcing the Delta order, it represented $4 Million per order for the program. That indicated that they couldn’t sell the plane for the cost to produce it. It’s not far off from the deferred production cost on the...

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by impilot
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Question is why is he leaving? Also it’s pretty quick as end of month. He must have got head hunted for another airline A late evening unannounced departure with no preplanned and concurrently announced successorship plan? Nah. This is JG asserting her dominance. Which is sad...his competence will ...

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by impilot
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/ ... 02500.html
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Will Marty St George’s departure affect JetBlue’s network plans? https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/ ... 02500.html

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by impilot
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13074

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

Just checked BA LHR - BOM route it also 1 bag as well at 23kg in economy, surprise how they manage as other Euro carriers allow 2 bags 23 kg each to India. I doubt that BA is interested in carrying ethnic traffic on these routes, but rather aim for J class passengers, other business passengers (in ...

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by impilot
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37277

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I didn’t see this article linked or posted anywhere here. Pretty interesting analysis and highlighting the differences manufacturers use in range calcs. Also shows the capability of the A220 with apples to apples. Will be interested to see how it ends up performing with more users and more configs w...

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by impilot
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52811

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Google search, A321lr range That’s a MAX range, not a practical range hence why I said IF they operate that route on an A321lr, which obviously, I doubt they will. It was an example of how far it can reach as that guy was asking... Ranges less than 3000 nm don't need an A321LR and its deactivated f...

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by impilot
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

jfklganyc wrote:
Planeboy17 wrote:
Per company email, B6 will fly to HDN from both BOS and FLL again this winter. Nothing more specific than that.



That last sentence is untrue

Shhhhhhhh

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by impilot
Fri May 31, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12823

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Official reason being the word "regional" feel limited whereas the word "space" indicate the spacious interior it offer to passengers. But that couldn't explain why they are removing the word Mitsubishi there, maybe they're trying to find a new owner for the program and want to ...

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by impilot
Thu May 30, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5542

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

Think this has already been discussed here quite a bit. No...won’t happen.

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by impilot
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37277

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Duties were rejected and never progressed beyond preliminary: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-bombardier-itc/u-s-itc-details-why-it-rejected-cseries-duties-says-boeing-not-hurt-idUSKCN1FY382 US airlines could accept Canadian built A220. -100 only. The threat of a follow-up challenge on th...

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by impilot
Wed May 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41745

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Ok I have been trying to avoid this thread cause it is a bit of an emotion filled train wreck with very little reliable data. Rubbernecking though is an undeniably human trait and until I sprout pointed Vulcan, ears I guess I am here too. Has anyone considered the major airlines basically let JetBl...

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by impilot
Wed May 29, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41745

Re: AS trying to get B6

Again, both are great airlines, but acting as though there’s a huge gulf between the two is intellectually dishonest, and you conveniently overlook that AS has won in their category 12 years in a row, whereas this is the first time B6 won their segment in several years. Several years, or 1 year? I ...

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by impilot
Wed May 29, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66539

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Any guesses for other US airlines ordering/converting to XLRs? B6? Other US3?

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by impilot
Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37277

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

For those who think this just jumps right into the Airbus portfolio, you're being myopic on seating. If you're a A321/320 operator, the 220 doesnt have a place. Anymore than say a business that has 20,000 iPads and iPhones running around saying for the sub 5 inch screens they're now issuing LG phon...

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by impilot
Sun May 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41745

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com and? it's not for either company. So the chances this is legit? Highly Dubious!!

Well it was started by blueknows, aka bluedoesntknow.
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strfyr51 wrote:
If this was a REAL pilot Rumor? Then it might be referenced on http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com and? it's not for either company. So the chances this is legit? Highly Dubious!!

Well it was started by blueknows, aka bluedoesntknow.

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by impilot
Fri May 24, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16294

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

This nonsense with the max 8 max 8 is getting really stupid. 99% of the public have no idea what kinda airplane they are flying. It’s the news media who is making a big deal about this. Big deal 2 max crashed. Do you know how many 707/272/dc10 and other types of airliners crash for us to enjoy the ...

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by impilot
Fri May 24, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382842

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It is strange to me that the MAX simulator software was so screwed up, especially having come directly from Boeing. They didn’t include MCAS 1.0 or proper manual trim function. How is this possible? Same way the whole MAX fiasco was possible. Garbage/rushed engineering with pressure from the top to...

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by impilot
Thu May 23, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41745

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 impilot
Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17890

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

You guys are underestimating how far we’ve come in automation. Companies are launching rockets that launch and land on their own. NASA has rovers that make decisions on where to go based on the conditions presented. Even shuttle was capable of landing itself. The only need for the pilot was to lowe...

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by impilot
Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17890

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

You guys are underestimating how far we’ve come in automation. Companies are launching rockets that launch and land on their own. NASA has rovers that make decisions on where to go based on the conditions presented. Even shuttle was capable of landing itself. The only need for the pilot was to lowe...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21647

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Not replacing people erodes seniority Typical union mentality; if the company decides they can do the same work more efficiently with fewer people without outsourcing it, why should they be forced to hire replacements in perpetuity when they're not needed? The current jobs are protected, but you're...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10770

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

The entire RJ market segment was based on the availability of cheap labor and outsourcing. Fast forward two decades and it has caught up with itself, word got out about how much people were being taken advantage of and that cheap labor pool dried up. It was a temporary unbalance in supply and deman...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Jetblue announced JFK-GEO before American announced it...did you not see JetBlue’s announcement a little over a month ago? Same time they announced LON. And GYE. JetBlue has not announced Georgetown. Guess that depends on what you consider “announced.” http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19793

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

In the United States, the weight of aircraft used by regional affiliates, is limited by the scope clause, a provision in the contracts between the major airlines (UA, DL, and AA) and their respective pilot unions. The weights noted above specifically involve the contract between United Airlines and...

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by impilot
Mon May 20, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 752
Views: 106570

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Does JetBlue have desires to expand into Canada in a greater way from their New York Hub. Seems like a natural fit? Seems to me that JFK-YVR would be the easiest due to lack of AC presence. YYZ and YUL would be hard due to lack of slots at LGA. Although if they start flying to Canada out of BOS, th...

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by impilot
Thu May 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19326

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

jumpseat67 wrote:
Hopefully being bought by UA is off now also...Pepsi over Coke is a deal breaker.

NWA switched to Pepsi right before their merger with DAL, so.....pretty much means the UA/B6 merger is back on.

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