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by N757ST
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport in Riyadh: King Salman Int. Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

Re: New Airport in Riyadh: King Salman Int. Airport

Not to spill this into non aviation territory, but would that many people WANT to transit in Saudi Arabia with all its Saudi restrictions?

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1527
Views: 320232

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

MavyWavyATR wrote:
What would you guys think about B6 serving FCO and/or ATH (both from either JFK or BOS) once the XLR's come on property?


ATH is likely beyond the range of the XLR from BOS and JFK.

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by N757ST
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 71
Views: 17440

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

There is no way t7 can stay until t6 is completed. Heck, t6 will have a bridge to the current t7 air train stop. T6 will encompass all the land to the jfk expressway.

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WSJ names SFO best US large airport
Replies: 32
Views: 5100

Re: The WSJ names SFO best US large airport

LGA terminal B is probably the nicest terminal complex in America, and C is on its way. I don’t see how you can rationally call LGA the worst when EWR across the river (pre terminal 1) exists.

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by N757ST
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A220 variants and developments
Replies: 30
Views: 4745

Re: New A220 variants and developments

I am not sure they are going to do a neo with new engines. But I can imagine them doing a updated version with other suppliers to get the costs per unit down… The question that gets talked about a lot is exactly how much range (and therefore MTOW) is required, and therefore will the PW1525G be enou...

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by N757ST
Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 500
Views: 85593

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

UGH. Can't all this just go away? Seems to me an awful lot of resources being used by B6 to secure the merger that could possibly be otherwise employed to grow naturally/organically (shortages of all kinds notwithstanding). I think in todays day and age, it'd be very difficult to find the resources...

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by N757ST
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1527
Views: 320232

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

i didn't realize there was still non refurbished A320s around. Does anyone know what's going on with that? I believe there are 11 no mods flying around. These aircraft are to be retired in the next 3 years and it was deemed they are no economically viable to mod. They generally do shorter flights o...

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by N757ST
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Cancellations
Replies: 25
Views: 3884

Re: Spirit Cancellations

Well a hurricane is making landfall on the Florida east coast today, that may have something to do with it. I don’t think a minor hurricane will impact an airline to the point of permanently or at least seasonally discontinuing numerous routes. BDL - FLL is a shocker. Not a shocker when you look at...

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by N757ST
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Cancellations
Replies: 25
Views: 3884

Re: Spirit Cancellations

jetwet1 wrote:
Well a hurricane is making landfall on the Florida east coast today, that may have something to do with it.



I don’t think a minor hurricane will impact an airline to the point of permanently or at least seasonally discontinuing numerous routes.

BDL - FLL is a shocker.

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by N757ST
Sat Nov 05, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 50087

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

Terrible idea and JetBlue already has way too many sub-configurations for an airline its size. It took over 2 years to get the 321 ETOPS certified and the next 2 years will focus on NK merger and integration in the years throughout. Special Qual-ing an A220 pilot and Inflight group? The juice isn’t...

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Superstorm Sandy
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: 10 Years Since Superstorm Sandy

I flew over it at F450 on the way to the NBAA at KORL that year—smooth as glass, impressive view. Three days at the show, never air conditioned the plane, downright chilly in the mornings. Cat 1 Storm hitting some vulnerable areas in NYC. I flew around the fringes at FL350… second worst ride I can ...

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage
Replies: 82
Views: 10654

Re: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage

One could ask why the airline industry should be protected from competition. There's international competition in lots of goods and services. It's not 1934. The safety aspect being a good start. Airlines governed under foreign rules, foreign training standards, foreign flight time limitations… with...

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage
Replies: 82
Views: 10654

Re: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage

I hope this is the first brick to crumble in the cabotage wall and it goes away everywhere. Then the airline industry ends up like the shipping industry with frames registered in tax havens and crewed on poverty wages from developing countries with slave like working conditions. One could ask why t...

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 27, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage
Replies: 82
Views: 10654

Re: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage

Adipocere wrote:
I hope this is the first brick to crumble in the cabotage wall and it goes away everywhere.


Ahhh yes. What could go wrong having foreign airlines operate domestic Us route under foreign regulations and oversight?

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by N757ST
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work
Replies: 29
Views: 4703

Re: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work

I have been on the E train 6 times in the last 2 weeks going to JFK, it’s quite easy. If you have a ton of luggage just use the door and don’t go through the turnstile.

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by N757ST
Tue Oct 18, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 102
Views: 19779

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The real question I have for the A220-300 and the hypothetical A220-500 is can Airbus ever get the cost/frame even close to an A319/320 or a 737-7? From everything I have read here and elsewhere, the cost per frame to manufacture an A220-300 is significantly more than the A319NEO/A320NEO/737-7. A l...

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by N757ST
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1527
Views: 320232

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

b777900 wrote:
ANY DATES on B6 starting DCA to BOS on the a220? 190's are not retired?



I suspect BOS-DCA and LGA will be the last routes served by the E90.

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 50087

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

Just flew into FLL on an A320 with sharkets for the 1st time with B6.. I know all the A321s have them but, I haven't come across many A320s with the modification.. How many are active in the B6 fleet? 8 A320s are active with Sharklets. Source: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t...

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 09, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 JetBlue E190s stored at PBI
Replies: 36
Views: 9247

Re: 3 JetBlue E190s stored at PBI

I believe I've seen the A220-100 mentioned in an investor slideshow posted here. I think they'll take a few but the minimum amount they need. I wouldn't be surprised if when the last E190s leave the first A221s arrive. I highly highly doubt you’ll see the a221 at jetblue. There’s just little point ...

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 JetBlue E190s stored at PBI
Replies: 36
Views: 9247

Re: 3 JetBlue E190s stored at PBI

Are there any rumors of B6 taking on the A220-100? I believe I've seen the A220-100 mentioned in an investor slideshow posted here. I think they'll take a few but the minimum amount they need. I wouldn't be surprised if when the last E190s leave the first A221s arrive. I highly highly doubt you’ll ...

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 42373

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

DOJ has been doing terribly recently in trying to block mergers. My read of this so far is that they're doing a terrible job at this trial too. But the facts and law when combined aren't great for AA and B6. IADCA, thanks for very accurate and great contributions to the topic. Per se violations are...

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 42373

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

Sorry, I meant Penn station to South station, not GCT.

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by N757ST
Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 42373

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

What portion of that 60 year period saw BOS-LGA served frequently by more than two airlines , though? My guess is that without the NEA, one of the three carriers would have thrown in the towel eventually — and AA seems the most likely. Not to mention Acela. I don’t understand why anyone flies to Bo...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P&W begins flight testing of more efficient PW1100G turbofan on A320neo
Replies: 15
Views: 4086

Re: P&W begins flight testing of more efficient PW1100G turbofan on A320neo

Running cooler will be nice. Not exactly loving the over temping issues lately on takeoff.

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 330
Views: 70050

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

By that I mean off todays runway it’d be severely weight limited. With the extension it’s probably economically feasible, but again without approval for 60 minute off shore operations it’ll have a hard time competing against the BDL offerings. Isn’t most of CT’s PR population in the Hartford area an...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 330
Views: 70050

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Talk swirling about Avelo starting HVN-SJU. Avelo CEO said 737's using HVN have a four hour flight limit. Should be an instant hit, just wondering about the frequency considering the hurricane damage. Are their 737s equipped to operate in WATRS airspace? I doubt they are, and if so SJU isn’t within...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 48
Views: 2956

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

It very well could come in as a 4, I think the modeling is a bit lagging. Either way, super super dangerous storm.

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 48
Views: 2956

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Tropical Storm Ian

Not good. A hurricane going right into Tampa Bay will be the worst case scenario. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/refresh/AL092022_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/223342_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png Here's info on a weather simulation called "Hurricane Phoenix" and potential...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 51421

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I would guess an SST engine is very expensive and an engineering marvel considering it’s only been done once before. Not happening, especially with this team. There’s a minuscule number of passengers willing to pay the fares necessary to fund an SST, even business travelers. Super yachts are very s...

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by N757ST
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 51421

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Supersonic will have a business again when transpacific nonstop ranges become possible. It’ll happen when a company with actual pedigree in airframe manufacturing decides there is an economic case to design and build it. Building an aviation company in todays highly technical age from scratch is hi...

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by N757ST
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR To No Longer Be Considered NYC Airport
Replies: 108
Views: 18111

Re: EWR To No Longer Be Considered NYC Airport

Let me ask you a simple question, if New Jersey pass a law to restrict expansion/slot reduction of EWR (like that happened in AMS), or worse, the people of New Jersey voted to close down EWR, you are saying people in New Jersey had no right to do so but only a joint authority body govern by both NY...

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1527
Views: 320232

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

based on their current schedule, B6 could connect people to about half a dozen cities - then, if someone were willing to make a double connection, could connect them to quite a number of cities, many that would require back tracking. In their current state, B6 doesn't offer much to someone travelin...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1527
Views: 320232

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

WN has plenty of feed via their western gateways at OAK, LAX and LAS and PHX that provide quite a few connecting opportunities to BWI, MDW, DEN, STL, MCI, AUS, DAL, HOU…. The list goes on and on. Unless B6 establishes a base on the west coast that actually has connections outside of JFK, FLL, MCO, ...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11822

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

Again; the positioning flights. They are a drop in the bucket. Just wait until you hear about all the non revenue moves the airlines make… some carriers are flying their widebodies half way across the world for heavy checks. Repositioning legs happen in aviation, they have happened and will always ...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11822

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

Aviation has provided enhanced contact, personal and business mobility, interpersonal communication and product transport have been among the biggest boosts to global productivity that has ever occurred. Really the only one that wil be bigger will be if "transporters" like on Star Trek or...

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by N757ST
Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11822

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

Is a war the equivalent of a 40-year career? There’s about 50,000 people in airframes business. Maybe a half million in the support side. Another A $250,000 pilot or $125,000 technician becomes a baggage smasher, not because his career became buggy whip obsolete but because some just don’t like it....

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by N757ST
Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11822

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

Operators are probably furiously looking at procuring SAF so they can promise to be less carbon intensive ASAP. N757ST : what the public is perfectly understanding is that the wealthy pollute 10000 times more than them. That there is a "reason" for it doesn't matter at all. Just be clear,...

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by N757ST
Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11822

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

perfect example is NYC. Do you think the wealthy are using their jet from Oxford or HVN to TEB and HPN to avoid i95? No… there’s ZERO hanger or ramp space available at any of these metro airports, so the jets are being placed where there is space at satellite airports and positioned for the client....

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by N757ST
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11822

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

This whole short segment uproar is so overblown and shows a deep misunderstanding of what’s actually happening. No, the wealthy are not using their jets to avoid traffic, the jet is being flown into XYZ airport and then repositioned to its home base or for maintenance. I perfect example is NYC. Do y...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 85
Views: 8827

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/sex-men-not-skin-contact-fueling-monkeypox-new-research-suggests-rcna43484 So, it’s not an STD, but up to 99% of cases are being transmitted sexually. I understand that there is a movement to push a narrative that this is being spread via skin ...

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by N757ST
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft
Replies: 146
Views: 19023

Re: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft

The one thing about Boom is that they haven't announced an engine yet. But under partners on their webpage they have got RR with this text: "We’re working closely with Rolls-Royce to identify a propulsion system to complement Overture’s airframe. Our teams are collaborating in engine-airframe ...

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by N757ST
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2264
Views: 469648

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Are there any plans to build a new terminals with jet bridges? I'd hate boarding in rain, snow, etc. They already have a jetbridge available. The ramps they use now are covered, and they don't let any more people through the gate when the boarding ramp line stretches down onto the tarmac. On a cold...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 7399

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

And there we go: EVERYONE knows it is illegal to cross borders with weed in any form. I do not smoke at all but I know that. The brosband smokes the real stuff and he knows that. EVERYONE knows that. Even Brittney Griner. So....are you trying to contradict your own point, or what? I just think it i...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8961

Re: Time to dump Pride?

You have not obviously informed yourself on the topic. Multiple races won with several "women's records" broken. I get the issue and concern. I don't have an easy solution. Tugg It's a lot of sturm and drang for like *a* trans girl in one state. I have a very easy solution. Let the sports...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 500
Views: 85593

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

B6 is shooting itself in the foot if they reduce legroom. That's a huge part of their marketing identity, it's already noticeably less than it was (with less comfortable seats too) and imo if it's reduced further they'll lose what made them popular in the first place. They're already pushing custom...

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Dies
Replies: 2278
Views: 308689

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

Perhaps it’s time to rename the thread or better yet start a new one?

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Dies
Replies: 2278
Views: 308689

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

A problem with b6 costs are the e90, which is being phased out and replaced by a far more efficient aircraft. The e90 was at one point a 1+ cent headwind, where as the a220 is casm beneficial. Those 2019 numbers are also not completely reflective of the cabin densification program on the a320’s. Wh...

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by N757ST
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Dies
Replies: 2278
Views: 308689

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

A problem with b6 costs are the e90, which is being phased out and replaced by a far more efficient aircraft. The e90 was at one point a 1+ cent headwind, where as the a220 is casm beneficial. Those 2019 numbers are also not completely reflective of the cabin densification program on the a320’s. Whe...

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 51421

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the point of this thing to have low or zero sonic boom allowing supersonic ops over land? Without that this becomes as niche if not more niche then Concorde considering airport saturation etc. No one in their right mind would use this on transcon routes to save a ...

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by N757ST
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Dies
Replies: 2278
Views: 308689

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

Not sure what Abeam is calling hogwash. As referenced numerous times on this very thread, the Assistant AG has made the DOJs stance on further airline moves very clear in the past few months: "Also — lest there be no ambiguity — we will continue to challenge deals that present unacceptable ris...

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