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by speedbird2263
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2020:STOP THE BLEEDING!;B6 Adds BDL Routes;DL Adds SLC-ANC,FLL-LAX,PVD Gone till March;UA Adds EWR-OGG
Replies: 65
Views: 11009

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2020:STOP THE BLEEDING!;B6 Adds BDL Routes;DL Adds SLC-ANC,FLL-LAX,PVD Gone till March;UA Adds EWR-

I’d be curious to know if DL would be putting a lie flat product on LAX-FLL. I’d imagine this is in response to B6’s recent push at LAX.

Edit: Disregard, I see now my very query is being discussed in another thread.

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by speedbird2263
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1542
Views: 22449

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

sorry if discussed but what is the latest on Orlando?? I see they are running a cargo flight 3 x a week from Columbus Ohio and on to Dubai via MCO Orlando, but what is the latest on passenger service? Last I checked it’s suspended until June. Can’t imagine it even resumes then. I bet when Emirates ...

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by speedbird2263
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

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

dca1 wrote:
FLL Mint catering comes from MIA. I presume the same will be said for PBI.


Interesting, do you know who the business partner is they went with for catering down there?

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by speedbird2263
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

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

santi319 wrote:
What in the Frontier is going on here?


Well played...well played.

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by speedbird2263
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Going for 200 pax to 130 pax means each pax can carry 50% more baggages. I doubt it's going to be an issue. Those VFR flights to GEO and GYE are really heavily loaded with baggages and they have no problem carrying them with A321NEO. Whilst you’re correct that they are indeed heavily loaded on JFK-...

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by speedbird2263
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

It would appear that the current state of the industry has also helped B6 in ATL. As per airport guides, B6 has now consolidated to the E concourse. North and South end( E32 & E2), but it's a major improvement from previously gates scattered in D, E & F concourses. Unfortunately, that’s not...

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by speedbird2263
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

It would appear that the current state of the industry has also helped B6 in ATL. As per airport guides, B6 has now consolidated to the E concourse. North and South end( E32 & E2), but it's a major improvement from previously gates scattered in D, E & F concourses.

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by speedbird2263
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Wingtips56 wrote:
When will B6 have a big enough fleet of A220s on property to mount a significant schedule with them?


The delivery schedule so far shows 1 at the end of 2020 with ~8 in 2021.

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by speedbird2263
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 44761

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Makes sense that they're giving up on LGB, since the writing was on the wall there for a while. B6 getting very aggressive with recent moves at EWR, defending BOS, and now shifting LGB to LAX. It makes sense at LAX to some extent, given the US3's collective downsizing, but AA, AS, DL, WN, and UA lo...

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by speedbird2263
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1910
Views: 226508

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Seems my armchair musings weren't so far off the mark. I see most of the EWR adds as very strategic and set up to succeed exceedingly well, especially as it pertains to the Mint product. Interesting times ahead, SEA-FLL with a strong cruise market would work even better but with slow recovery in tha...

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by speedbird2263
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue change of BOD
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Jetblue change of BOD

Very interesting indeed. Makes you wonder why now and what changes we can expect ahead.

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by speedbird2263
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19523

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

For sheer class this BA 747 in a x-wind at Heathrow is unbeatable. Full marks to Etihad but as has been mentioned above, should have kicked the drift off before touchdown, that would have been a big swerve for the pax and pretty rough on the airframe. This BA landing gets it exactly right, pax woul...

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by speedbird2263
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40656

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

unusualattitude wrote:
Just stop arguing with the gate agent. Blueknows has done nothing but post bad data again and again and again. We just need to stop engaging.


“Gate agent” is being quite generous of you. Carry on.

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by speedbird2263
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I hope they do some kind of cabin refresh on the all-core A321CEOs to phase 2 standard. Not holding high hopes on that though. Agreed. This should be just as much a priority as the rest of the fleet, especially if brand consistency is to be taken seriously. IMO If no announcement is made close to t...

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by speedbird2263
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Seattle - Q1 - 427/$325, Q2 457/$318 - AS/AA are the dominant carriers here with around 36% market share each. AA offers 1x737-800 and AS offers 2x daily. To me, this is an obvious market for B6 to enter with either A220 or mint. The fare levels are really high. There is consistent demand here. A l...

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by speedbird2263
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Seattle - Q1 - 427/$325, Q2 457/$318 - AS/AA are the dominant carriers here with around 36% market share each. AA offers 1x737-800 and AS offers 2x daily. To me, this is an obvious market for B6 to enter with either A220 or mint. The fare levels are really high. There is consistent demand here. A l...

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by speedbird2263
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Pretty expected by GYE, GEO/GYE seemed to be the 2 most potentially profitable market that A321NEO allowed them to serve. I wonder what's else they could serve without needing at LR. ANC is too far and same with LIM. BOG is possible, but it has enough competition. I don't think they will serve CCS ...

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by speedbird2263
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

To add to news of the JFK-GYE inaugural, on a somewhat related note, N2038J was also delivered today (12/05/2019) XFW-JFK. That should make it the 5th 321NEO delivered to B6 to date. 1 more delivery is expected before year end. Going forward one hopes to see more interesting & profitable routes ...

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by speedbird2263
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Cams on B789
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Cabin Cams on B789

barney captain wrote:
Very common, and on many different aircraft. Usually to monitor the areas of heightened security and varies by operator and equipment.

Any more specifics are best not discussed on a public forum


Agreed.

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by speedbird2263
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

A321 NEO update: N2027J, MSN 9054 did its customer acceptance flight today (11/12/2019) with delivery flight expected to follow within the next 2 days. N2017J, MSN 8971 also flew flew today MST to XFW after painting, so two relatively close deliveries are expected in the next couple of days. If I'm ...

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by speedbird2263
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 325
Views: 63211

Re: GECAS and IAI to build 777-300ER Cargo Conversion

Antarius wrote:
Interesting. FX likely will be interested.


I think so too. Fleet commonality and extra volume.

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by speedbird2263
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

CaptCoolHand wrote:
Bluewho wrote:
tphuang wrote:
this was all announced a few months ago.



Yeah I’m confused by his posts.


This is new information to middle management.


Well played.

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by speedbird2263
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

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? I didn't s...

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by speedbird2263
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

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.

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by speedbird2263
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255830

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I hate to stoke the fire. But working for B6 you start to connect dots. B6 leaves HOU(wn) for IAH(ua). Wn leaves EWR(ua)...B6 increasing EWR??B6 pulls back LGB/WN moves in on gates. This all is turning into a very strategic merger potential. Of course its the old UA/B6 Ummm.. if this were pointing ...

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by speedbird2263
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 10098

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

I have seen several BA captains with bags of soft drinks and booze on Heathrow T5 arrivals train. I can understand cabin crew do that, but a captain t the salary of 100,000 pounds a year is truly puzzling to me. Speaking as a former FA in the US I can confirm that pilots are some of the cheapest in...

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by speedbird2263
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 150171

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

CarbonFibre wrote:
lowfareair wrote:
winginit wrote:
As if we need any more evidence that the announcement is a London one, their official twitter account just used the UK spelling of 'colour'.

Image


...and favorite, and apologize. :)


The correct way.


I wholeheartedly concur. :D

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by speedbird2263
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11343

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

kiowa wrote:
It looks like a very nice product. I had a very hard time listening to the United guy and his continuous upspeak though.


I thought it was just me, nitpicking I guess but for a spokesperson it's not becoming.

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by speedbird2263
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 113
Views: 22925

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

    evank516 wrote:
    You used to see the 739 at LGA quite a bit, now you don't really see them at all. Lots of A321s though.


    I wonder if given both frames, the A321 is a little more flexible when it comes to payload and performance with relatively short runways compared to the 739?

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    by speedbird2263
    Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:53 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
    Replies: 1496
    Views: 255830

    Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

    whats the likelihood of a FLL-SMF route opening up? BOS/JFK-SMF seem to be chugging along fine. Probably unlikely this year given the airbus delivery issues. I could see seasonal twice to 4 time weekly service open up down the road like BOS-SMF with A220. Although up to this point, they haven't tri...

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    by speedbird2263
    Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: UA off runway at ORD
    Replies: 40
    Views: 11180

    Re: UA off runway at ORD

    [list=][/list]

    IAHWorldflyer wrote:
    Will Joe Patroni be there to help dig it out?


    Well played! It is still related to the 707 after all :D

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    by speedbird2263
    Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:49 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
    Replies: 82
    Views: 19979

    Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

    seabosdca wrote:
    Does anyone know whether the BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3 codes (ICAO/IATA) will change to A221/221 and A223/223? None of the latter are taken. (Although A225 is taken, by an aircraft just a wee bit bigger than a stretched A220.)


    LOL..just a wee bit. ;)

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    by speedbird2263
    Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:07 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
    Replies: 43
    Views: 9566

    Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

    They don't even codeshare with any Canada based airline. If I’m not mistaken, Porter is a Canadian based airline and they have codeshared for quite sometime now. It's an interline agreement (i.e. hassle-free connection between the two, and ability to buy tickets on Porter + Jetblue flight on a sing...

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    by speedbird2263
    Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:36 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
    Replies: 43
    Views: 9566

    Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

    American 767 wrote:
    They don't even codeshare with any Canada based airline.


    If I’m not mistaken, Porter is a Canadian based airline and they have codeshared for quite sometime now.

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    by speedbird2263
    Thu May 31, 2018 4:21 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
    Replies: 43
    Views: 4315

    Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

    Very classy video. I agree that a better example of the last period uniform could've been used but overall, wow, way to set the bar. Well done Delta.

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    by speedbird2263
    Tue May 15, 2018 1:01 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue transponder question
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1767

    Re: JetBlue transponder question

    I can’t speak for the Airbus, however on the E190 at Jetblue, the way SOP’s are written, unless the aircraft is shut down the XPDR is always on. The only thing that changes is the mode of operation depending on phase of taxi/flight. It never goes in STBY/OFF. Not sure why that is but that is Jetblue...

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed May 09, 2018 5:47 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants
    Replies: 16
    Views: 2633

    Re: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants

    No need to look further than JetBlue's own past ill advised policy of the same, that most will agree was the straw that broke the camel's back in holding off inflight unionization.

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    by speedbird2263
    Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
    Replies: 42
    Views: 6136

    Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

    *A passenger onboard an American Airlines flight leaving Miami for Chicago on Sunday was arrested after he allegedly fought with another passenger before resisting arrest by several police officers. When officials began deplaning all passengers, Garcia got into a physical altercation with another p...

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    by speedbird2263
    Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:11 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways
    Replies: 37
    Views: 4932

    Re: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways

    4 years to construct a few walkways? Walkways that don't include moving walkways which makes them the simplest possible thing to construct. The Bureaucracy is real my friend. I’m miffed about leaving out moving walkways as that would help the long trek but I suppose that reduces build and operating...

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:15 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
    Replies: 96
    Views: 20158

    Re: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape

    I searched to see if it had been discussed previously but I couldn't find anything; it would appear that the weight and complexity of adding main gear doors were worth the trouble and improvement in aerodynamics.

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    by speedbird2263
    Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:23 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue offers free flights for humanitarian work
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1628

    Re: JetBlue offers free flights for humanitarian work

    stlgph wrote:
    I dunno folks, but if you're constantly chasing each other down on a message board ....*every*......*single*.....*day* .... because someone doesn't like an airline, of all pathetic things, you may need to rethink life choices.

    To each their own, but damn, Gina. Damn.


    I saw what you did there. :D

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
    Replies: 91
    Views: 21094

    Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

    Yes they will, and JetBlue ought to be the surviving brand in any AS/B6 merger. The way I'd prefer it would be for JetBlue to acquire and absorb Alaska. It would be interesting to find out who has greater brand recognition between the two. I'm inclined to say that B6 has more brand power with two b...

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    by speedbird2263
    Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:33 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
    Replies: 316
    Views: 42350

    Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

    I really don't see a huge demand for this that is willing to pay a premium. I wouldn't even want to get on that plane, a leg stretch in LAX is nice on such a long flight regardless of class. Can you imagine basic economy on that flight, awful. I've done six ULH flights in economy over 15 hours. I f...

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:46 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
    Replies: 312
    Views: 39795

    Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

    Cue the Frontier and JetBlue merger rumors.

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed May 17, 2017 7:20 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
    Replies: 47
    Views: 9473

    Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

    With Westjet ordering 787s, TAP, Norwegian and Aer Lingus opting for 321LRs(all mostly intended for transatlantic), I could potentially see both LRs & a wide body order still. LRs wouldn't add significant complexity and they would still retain flexibility I'd imagine. Still, a potential FLL-LGW ...

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed May 10, 2017 5:38 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
    Replies: 62
    Views: 9024

    Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

    Hoping MSP will finally make the cut.

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    by speedbird2263
    Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:44 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
    Replies: 130
    Views: 11280

    Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

    I'm a white guy. When I've volunteered my medical expertise in an emergency I can't remember ever being asked to show my credentials. I do carry my medical license with me, of course. There are people who will deny racism up until someone uses the N-word or waves a swastika around. That's not how 9...

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:32 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: CRJ900 Performance?
    Replies: 12
    Views: 4990

    Re: CRJ900 Performance?

    Alias1024 wrote:
    If we could just put the 700 engines, APU, and environmental system on the 200 it would be one hell of a nice airplane to fly.


    Hear hear! I too have flown all three variants and wholeheartedly concur.

    -2263

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed May 04, 2016 2:49 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Jetblue And Bombardier Mull The C-Series Again.
    Replies: 70
    Views: 18234

    Jetblue And Bombardier Mull The C-Series Again.

    <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/business/local-business/aerospace/jetblue-and-bombardier-are-talking-about-the-cseries-again-sources-intimate" target="_blank">Jetblue and Bombardier are talking about the C-Series again</a> It would seem from the above mentioned article that <acronym title="JetBl...

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    by speedbird2263
    Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:20 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: JetBlue To Start FLL-MSY;Plans 140 Daily Flights
    Replies: 80
    Views: 14989

    RE: JetBlue To Start FLL-MSY;Plans 140 Daily Flights

    <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SWADawg" class="quote" target="_blank">SWADawg</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Two very differen...

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