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by trueblew
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21567

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

I've never claimed to work for them. But how should they be turned in? Hold up boarding while names are collected for those who refused blue gloves? And turned into who? And I suppose this reporting should be done off the clock on the employees time? You think pilots are going to get their travel p...

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by trueblew
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21567

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

You must have never flown JetBlue. Inflight, B6 nonrevs , and B6 cobus all clean and turn the airplane. In fact you lose your travel privileges es if you’re a non rev and you bail on the turn. Which doesn't actually save time and irritates pax as they are trying to get off the plane and some idiot ...

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by trueblew
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21567

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

This is purely a cost cutting move it has nothing to do with shaving time off the turn and in the end it will only hurt B6 not help them achieve their goals. The same applies to cutting the cleaning crew down to 1 person on the turn, it will not improve turn times and passengers will quickly notice...

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by trueblew
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21567

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

elminating a single groomer seems like the wrong place to save a pretty small amount of money. if anything, adding more groomers strikes me as the better way to reduce turn time (if that's really the true motivation). pax of all classes quickly forget and forgive small things like snack or booze ch...

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by trueblew
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 306
Views: 51995

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I've been hearing rumblings of planes coming out of LCQ with insanely problematic QA issues with the new cabins, to the point the aircraft could not complete revenue service. Seat issues, lavatory issues, leaks into aft avionics bay... Anyone have details?

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by trueblew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8199

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

As a pilot who flys CRJs in and out of LGA often, I would disagree with this statement. Yes the taxiways are restrictive and cause bottlenecks (especially around the terminal alleyway entrances), but the runways are still the biggest issue in terms of departure delays. Time and time again I sit 30 ...

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by trueblew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8199

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

LGA isn't getting new slots so the runways will be just as overtaxed as they are today. And these gates are just replacements for the bus gates. This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWYs and ramps probably contribute most of the departu...

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by trueblew
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

CaptCoolHand wrote:
trueblew wrote:
EK77WNH wrote:
Wasn’t this the week that all sorts of carnage would occur...dropped cities, axed routes?


Tomorrow, I believe.


Wut?

Didn’t we just axe a bunch of routes and cities? More??


The public announcement is scheduled for 27 June if my memory serves.

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by trueblew
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

EK77WNH wrote:
Wasn’t this the week that all sorts of carnage would occur...dropped cities, axed routes?


Tomorrow, I believe.

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by trueblew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

CLT-JFK is cut in favor of additional CLT-BOS frequencies. Edit: There could be more internal information that I just don't know about/I don't have all the facts, but what's with all the gripe about Joanna? I think its super cool that we finally have a woman basically in charge of the day-to-day op...

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by trueblew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Blueknows wrote:
Winter is coming...OCT?


With the exception of the farthest northwest point on the route map, I don't necessarily see these as bad changes as long as ASMs remain the same or increase.

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by trueblew
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6868

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

It looks like on December 18th, AA will upgrade its 1 daily DFW-EYW flight from an E-175 to an A319. The route gains 56 economy seats and loses 4 first class seats. Yea but how many will be weight seats, DL just barley makes the 737 work to ATL with any kind of weather requiring an alternate, I can...

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by trueblew
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

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 trueblew
Fri May 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42390

Re: AS trying to get B6

JetBlue did... Exactly, and B6 was competing against the lovable Southwest all those years, while Alaska was in the ez cripple category against the likes of fight club UA and too big to fail so we can be messy AA. Alaska will never have the national much less international recognition B6 has, despi...

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by trueblew
Fri May 24, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3366

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

Why doesn’t B6 use gate 1 at MAT? There is no screen or JetBlue signage at that gate. There is a exterior ramp It used to be the Alaska gate, so B6 wasn't using it when they first moved to the MAT. Gate 1 has a very awkward and uncomfortable boarding area, so I would imagine it's a gate used as a l...

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by trueblew
Sat May 11, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: U.S. Airline F/A Bases
Replies: 24
Views: 4309

Re: U.S. Airline F/A Bases

B6:

NYC: strike EWR
LGB: add LAX
FLL: add PBI

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by trueblew
Sat May 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 110
Views: 23659

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Jetmarc wrote:
rbavfan wrote:
tb727 wrote:
Baldanza said it won't happen. I'd take what he says as the most likely thing to happen there.


So Baldanza knows jetBlue. Wasn't he a former Spirit Airline CEO? So just how does he know B6 won't do it?


Probably because he sits on the BoD.


zing

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by trueblew
Sat May 11, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6925

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Yet another shameless Delta PR stunt.

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by trueblew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

tphuang, thanks for regularly sharing your great analysis. B6 is a mess operationally and has, IMO, poor leadership, but these numbers show that St. George and the other network/revenue management staff actually know what they're doing. They are single-handedly keeping B6 viable, and it gives me a b...

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by trueblew
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21485

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I'm surprised it doesn't occur more often at major US airports which have become gate-constrained lately. One example is FLL. I have seen Azul board via busses on the Zulu hardstand. Why B6 does not use one of the many stands for boarding when gates are unavailable is beyond me. They'd rather make i...

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by trueblew
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388235

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Yes a jumpseater must abide by sterile cockpit. No hard rule about when a jumpseater must be strapped in. I just find it hard to believe he was “standing and watching or learning” as you had suggested. It’s very likely he may not have been fully strapped in, however. I cannot imagine a single reaso...

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by trueblew
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?
Replies: 38
Views: 5627

Re: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?

I agree with the people who have said the first and likely only option you'd see B6 try from ISP is Florida... low risk, established market, and it would allow them to keep market share from the region on those routes while possibly using a few JFK slots for something more exciting. I was wondering...

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by trueblew
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388235

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It’s reasonable to suggest he may not have been strapped in, but not standing and “watching and learning.” Ok, I'm willing to be educated; what are the rules? With (passenger) seatbelts it is "whenever deemed necessary" by the aircraft commander. I don't think I have ever seen a specific ...

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by trueblew
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Those overhead bins look like the same, small, outdated bins that existed before the cabin refurb. What a drop of the ball to not update the bins to the larger style that also provide more headroom. I suppose they are content to keep taking delays to allow all the excessive carryons to be gate chec...

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by trueblew
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 306
Views: 51995

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I'm hearing rumors of a serious and troubling issue with the refurbished 320s. Something about new galley plumbing leaking onto the jackscrew, subsequently freezing and jamming the tail control. My source indicates there have been a number of emergencies declared? This was the first I've heard of it...

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by trueblew
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Those overhead bins look like the same, small, outdated bins that existed before the cabin refurb. What a drop of the ball to not update the bins to the larger style that also provide more headroom. I suppose they are content to keep taking delays to allow all the excessive carryons to be gate check...

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by trueblew
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 vs E190 Reliability?
Replies: 36
Views: 4336

Re: E175 vs E190 Reliability?

At B6 within the past six months or so I read a memo that dispatch reliability on the E90 fleet actually surpasses that of the 320 currently.

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by trueblew
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11127

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

There are no US Customs and Immigration facilities at LaGuardia. On the inbound, the flight stops in SNN for refueling, at which time the passengers are processed by CBP as part of pre-clearance.The arrival into JFK is an equivalent to a domestic flight. The issue is the perimeter rule, not CBP/Imm...

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by trueblew
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142401

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

http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... leadership


Very interesting. Does anyone else not see a problem with Blues leadership folks?


Yes. Many problems.
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jumbojet wrote:
flyby519 wrote:
Planeboy17 wrote:
It’s Robin Hays. Robert Hayes is the actor who had a drinking problem in the movie Airplane.


Hayes

http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... leadership


Very interesting. Does anyone else not see a problem with Blues leadership folks?


Yes. Many problems.

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by trueblew
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Can everyone please stop this UA-B6 merger rumor. It’s not true and it’s getting annoying. Jetblue management have confirmed it’s just a rumor. They have no intention of merging with UA Yes, and B6 management, the industry's most disingenuous, are NOT whatsoever known to lie through their teeth abo...

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by trueblew
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 28409

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

‘Don't be fooled’: JetBlue president warned workers against joining a union https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/07/jetblue-president-warned-workers-against-joining-union "...a union would never be able to give you a list of accomplishments like this,” Geraghty wrote in the email seen b...

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by trueblew
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4264

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

I don't think there is any requirement other than the "flight attendants please prepare the cabin for departure, we're number x for departure". Sometimes that's the only thing I hear from the pilots until the initial descent announcement. Some pilots do the bare minimum and some go out of...

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by trueblew
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 28409

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

It seems there is a lot of discontent and resentment among the ranks after a profit sharing payout of 0.002 was announced, at a time when counterparts at other airlines are receiving FAR larger bonuses. Like Maduro's iron grip on Venezuela, B6 management seems to be losing their authoritarian-like h...

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by trueblew
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 28409

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

God I just love this thread. Every person who obsesses with coming on here savoring anything JetBlue comes on here saying the only way to make it better is for them to merge with everyone else. If this airline was good as you all say it is, they don't need to merge forcing everyone to fly them beca...

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by trueblew
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 28409

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you s...

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by trueblew
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you see it or not. You can’t blame the issues solely on management but on your...

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by trueblew
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

TheLunchbox wrote:
You all really need to start a JetBlue Grievance Thread and keep the Network thread on topic



There won't be a network to discuss if they keep running the place as they are.

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by trueblew
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136434

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

DAB closed today at 12:01 PM. Really sad. Anyways, one question, when did the stuff hit the fan? Was it when Robin Hayes came in or did this start when Barger was still the CEO? Dave seemed great from the outside. Started when Dave was still around, but got 10x worse when Robin took the lead. As a ...

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by trueblew
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 19137

Re: 757s in Vail

American operates the "hot-and-high" version of the A319, which is the one that serves Eagle. Which A319s? I assume the new-build AA ones? It's hard to imagine that US would have gone for a hot rod configuration to tootle around the east coast. I never heard US or AA A319 struggle to do a...

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by trueblew
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20311

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

Are you suggesting that AS will cut back on frequencies from SEA to PDX, SFO, SJC, LAX, SNA, SAN, LAS, and PHX now that they'll be served from PAE? And use those 18 freed up flight times from SEA to expand other frequencies or launch new markets? I'm saying that with many people living north of SEA...

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by trueblew
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's JetBlue's plan for Orlando MCO?
Replies: 44
Views: 6521

Re: What's JetBlue's plan for Orlando MCO?

What is MCO projected to primarily be used for? A CONNECTING HUB OR O&D? What's B6's plan for the new terminal? No one seems to know what any of B6's plans are, least of which the people running the airline. The whole company seems to be a rudderless ship. It's truly disappointing, as they have...

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by trueblew
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92381

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Keep in mind, FLL is closing their main runway from June to October 2019. WN is likely being proactive by trimming the schedule, whereas B6 is not known for operational foresight and will likely suffer major difficulties as a result of trying to jam 10 pounds of sh*t in a 5 pound bag. FLL will be a ...

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