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by StinkyPinky
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces LGA-LAX/SJU/BNA
Replies: 49
Views: 5533

Re: Spirit Announces LGA-LAX/SJU/BNA

Would a late Friday eastbound redeye with early morning Saturday arrival be permitted for sake of the Saturday only perimeter rule?

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 74
Views: 6596

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

I flew on the eastbound leg. It's a very senior trip, something like 30+ seniority to hold it, GUM based crews. Two first class seats are blocked and they have more recline and footrests than the other seats. The pilots swapped with the relief crew after the first and longest leg HNL-MAJ that was ab...

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please help ID airline, airport and aircraft from old photos
Replies: 4
Views: 4221

Re: Please help ID airline, airport and aircraft from old photos

It's a United 757 in the battleship gray livery. Engine pylon is painted blue (Delta is gray, only engine cowlings are blue). The illustration is of a man reading a gray United safety card in the safety card-its a little detail in many of their safety cards. Also, the top of the wing has a long row ...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22190

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

Had a layover in SLC and heard about the long walk. I tracked it on my fitness app and it was exactly 1 mile from the gate (in B concourse) to the middle curb for hotel shuttle. There aren't many moving walkways and the outbound direction were out of service.

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

jfklganyc wrote:
Major schedule cuts coming this weekend for “cash preservation”


Any info or details of what to expect with these cuts?

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49319

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Any details on what is fixed? Now the burden is on airlines to line up funds and take deliveries. It will be interesting to watch how it unfolds. From the Alaska Airlines press release, here are the key changes Boeing made to the MAX... -MCAS will now read information from both sensors instead of j...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 177193

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020

According to this article in Airways Magazine they are stating the government declined to offer more support because DY promised to shrink operations but is now planning on resuming as many routes as possible. It looks like DY may have led the government to believe they would become a small domesti...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Any idea or hints mentioned as to when B6 and AA expect the codeshare to be approved?

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46023

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

If the first plane is being delivered soon (December?), surely the pilots must have already done an equipment bid. Any info?

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46023

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

I believe the yellow and blue on the engines and leading edge of the wings is just a protective covering and they aren’t actually painted. That would make sense. Still I think this is the best looking A220 I’ve seen so far. I also just noticed they incorporated the tail design on the winglets. Do t...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

In LAX?? I thought the Pilots had contract language that spelled out crew lounge requirements in base with things like a required quiet room and what not. LGB will be missed for the peaceful creature comforts. I bet they do another horrible open romper room lounge ala FLL in LAX. Correct and why th...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I'm sure EWR will be made a co terminal of JFK soon enough. I'm sure LAX has a crew lounge. Apparently no crew lounge. The crew lounge has always been just the back office space behind the ticket counter, a few computers shared with AO in the common break room- FAs always felt like they were intrud...

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

hbernal1 wrote:
Maybe once that's back, they might even be able to serve IAD-LAX/SFO with Mint, but that's years away, at least.


I wonder if they could request for a perimeter exception to offer Mint on DCA-LAX/SFO. What is the process? Do they petition the DOT or FAA? Not sure how that works.

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20457

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

https://imgur.com/gallery/am6i4TL The first 321LR for Jetblue has been spotted out of the paint shop with a new tail design “waives” as well! Note the 3LR door (found on CEO 321s) has been plugged as well. To be N2105J. There also seems to be a large block of windows plugged just starting at the le...

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20457

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Everyone seems to think its the new Mint TATL aircraft, but Im pretty sure it's just a standard regular Mint configuration. I wonder which Core seats they installed, hopefully the Meridian seats and Avant system. Its amazing that soon JB will have 6 different configurations for the A321 (Core ceo, M...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46573

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

"while you ramper dudes can instead buy an Xbox and football tickets". How elitist and condescending . They're paying for housing, will have medical care, and putting food on the table for their families. You embody the toxic culture at your carrier (I assume AA with your 'cactus" ca...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20457

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

But without the 2LR doors the operator will have great flexibility to determine the premium seating. Yet, they still put something (most likely a lavatory) in the same spot where it is now with a 2L/R door configured plane, so I'm curious as to what the layout is. If its all solo angled seats, perh...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740662

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Since my question some how went sideways, let me rephrase... If United wants to inaugurate service to a foreign destination, are inflight interpreters required? Would they hire new bilingual FAs specific for that route while 5,500 other FAs are getting furloughed?

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740662

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

How will they staff the SFO-BLR flights with speakers? Despite furloughing 5,500 FAs, will they be hiring a handful of new Kannada/Hindi FAs for this route? DH to SFO from other language bases?

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Jo8338 wrote:
Why would catering come from MIA if b6 doesn’t serve MIA.


That's where the business partner's flight kitchen/warehouse is located.

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Jo8338 wrote:
What is B6 going to do with catering Mint out PBI? I assume it will have to come eastbound from the LAx flight?


Probably just drive catering up from FLL, same as how they drove catering from LAX (Torrance) down to LGB.

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I'm probably crazy for thinking this... but AA pulling 50 seaters on flights to be replaced by B6 A320s... do you think the pilots, after giving up some scope on codes hares for this deal to happen... maybe also gave up scope on express flights? Could we possibly see B6 starting their own Jetblue Ex...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 12336

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

The only real way to tell is by the #2 engine - you can see the opening and rear portion of the tail mounted engine is flaired a bit on the DC-10-40. Not sure if that what your question was asking. Otherwise, I believe it was really only engine performance and range. Somebody more technical definite...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 698
Views: 97092

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

I would love for Amazon to start some B767 and 777F cargo flights into LGB and see the look on all those NIMBYs faces that didn't want FIS because that would bring in the "international jumbo jets."

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 698
Views: 97092

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

When does B6 have to legally surrender the slots? Can't they technically hold onto them until the last possible moment?

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 45890

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

On the other note, im curious to see what people think could've happened in a perfect case scenario if the LGB/B6 Saga actually worked out, keeping in mind restrictions and NIMBYs, but talking about a scenario where LGB reps would've given into B6 requests. The airport would have been rebuilt nd im...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 698
Views: 97092

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

Invitation sent to all B6 LGB workgroups for a meeting tomorrow. Ominous feelings as the previous meetings with little notice were full of bad news. Not surprising, the lack of flights at LGB that B6 operated over the past few months speak loudly, especially since LGB is still technically a “focus ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 698
Views: 97092

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

Invitation sent to all B6 LGB workgroups for a meeting tomorrow. Ominous feelings as the previous meetings with little notice were full of bad news.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740662

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Ouch. Apparently the the most senior FA to receive a WARN notice has a DOH Nov 9th, 1996.

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE: pre-AVOD/PTV
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

Re: IFE: pre-AVOD/PTV

These 1980s seatback screens on VS are pretty spectacular, offering 6 channels of recorded VHS content.

Image
https://blog.virginatlantic.com/cabin-avionics-20-years-caring-entertainment-systems/

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89719

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11884

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Did they have a crew rest bunk on these planes? And, how long were the longest flights? I always found the Stratocruiser fascinating. I wish there was a preserved example on display somewhere.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 18243

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

At least these JetBlue crewmembers will be offered opportunities to transfer to other cities. AO furloughs by station? So they'd potentially be bumping others out. B6 is downsizing. There are ZERO openings and certainly no priority transfers to anywhere. And they definitely don't bump anyone out of...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue May 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18527

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

So the DOT approved all of the new exemption requests from B6?!? Wowza... Will make things interesting as far as reworking the route map slightly. With stations like DEN, they added the tag on to ABQ I don't think they approved it yet, B6 is just requesting the exemptions. It's been granted by the ...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express
Replies: 28
Views: 6934

Re: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express

I didn't know it was all F and J, cool fact.

Was it the same for JALs Big Ben Express? I flew the Hawaii Express as a child but don't recall anything out of the ordinary

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

StinkyPinky wrote:
SFO, SLC, LAS*, AUS, BOS are not available in the search engine. Most of these cuts extend into May.


Sorry, meant to include LAS, not RNO in the additional cuts.

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Major schedule reductions for April not reflected in the OAG thread. JetBlue website showing LGB is left with: SEA - 5/wk PDX - 2/wk RNO - 3/wk SLC - 1 daily JFK - 1 daily SFO, SLC, RNO, AUS, BOS are not available in the search engine. Most of these cuts extend into May. LAX flights see major reduct...

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5915

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

In this new age of social distancing, can the airlines just install middle seat blockers or DO NOT USE placards of some sort and still be FAA compliant rather than removing entire seat rows. A placard wouldn't suffice. AA blocked some middle seats on the 738 to bring the seat count down with fixed ...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

LGB is cutting SJC, OAK, and SMF earlier on April 1st, rather than April 28th as previously planned. SFO goes to 1 daily flight (midday). LAS and SLC go to 2 daily. The remaining flights seem unaffected for now.

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 818
Views: 150039

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

With these 4 A321’s, will they be all core or MINT, once they get the JetBlue interiors? And what tail design will they have? And what other B6 aircraft are scheduled for repaints? Thanks. These 4 A321s were intended to fly for at least a year with original TC interiors with minimum modifications. ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I'm disappointed with this AS/AA news as this makes any possibility of merging with Alaska nearly impossible. On the other hand, as this makes B6 even less relevant on the West Coast... I wonder if this backs B6 further into a corner and makes the possibility of being acquired by WN or UA even more ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325119

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

New bilateral Interline deal signed between JetBlue and Interjet.

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/interjet-airlines-announces-bilateral-interline-agreement-with-jetblue-airways/

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 262066

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Interesting development, Norwegian appoints Marty St. George as interim CCO... https://onemileatatime.com/norwegian-hires-jetblue-executive/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=One%20Mile%20at%20a%20Time&utm_content=Wow:%20Norwegian%20Hires%20Former%20JetBlue%20Ex...

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 262066

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

DELTA777 wrote:
JetBlue will be closing Mexico City early next year. Currently, JetBlue operates 4 flights per day to BOS,JFK,FLL and MCO.


Dummy bookings, looks like last day of MEX service is January 8th.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation
Replies: 44
Views: 9250

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation

This is probably an easy and quick way to get some brand recognition in Europe in the near term, leading up to their own flights across the Atlantic. I'm just concerned that DY wont be around and this will backfire, stranding B6 customers if they collapse. Also, it seems odd to partner with another ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 262066

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

speedbird2263 wrote:
JetBlue's second A321 NEO was delivered today. Routing XFW-BOS-MCO. Reg N2016J. The third A321N (reg. N2017J) was recently spotted in XFW on Sep 16th heading for paint. 6 total expected for delivery by year end.


Wonder why the reg jumped from N2002JB to N2016JB... any name spotted on it?

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 818
Views: 150039

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

JBcapecott wrote:
Thanks, but I meant is that blue stuff below the headrest blue leather?


It's all synthetic leather (meaning, the blue isn't ribbon or fabric).

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28834

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

9/9/2019 B6 Flight 2136 LGB-SFO @13:00 is delayed 12 hours, ETD 23:59.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 262066

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Why B6 and not WN/NK/F9/G4? Because like I mentioned above, when taking your family to the Magic Kingdom, why not pay a little bit more for TVs for them to watch cartoons on, and more comfortable seats/tastier snacks and more than a half full plastic cup of soda? I think that's the problem... despi...

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