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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142490

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

Europe. Not much doubt. I guess enough crying finally got them some LHR slots. I'm guessing it cant be no more than 1x daily from BOS and 1x daily from JFK? On A321's nonetheless, why even bother? I cant even imagine how their operations department will handle irrops on 1x daily A321. CDG is a no b...

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9801

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

The 767 routes it will jump on (ICN/PVG), will that effectively retire 3 767s or if not, what are the plans for the 76's that will no longer fly ICN/PVG? You're looking at 5-6 763ER retirement prior to S20. Retirements are most likely to begin in the Fall but could happen earlier as those frames ar...

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9801

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

Will DL place the 339NEO on a bunch of domestic turns when they are first delivered for crew familiarity and training?

The 767 routes it will jump on (ICN/PVG), will that effectively retire 3 767s or if not, what are the plans for the 76's that will no longer fly ICN/PVG?

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 144
Views: 19733

Re: B6 Situation

[ B6 and AS are in the same boat. All they need to do is to wait out for the next recession and DL will start cutting back at SEA/BOS and all these years of build up to defend against DL will have just strengthened their position there and they will go back to having above average margins again. Yo...

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19986

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

https://www.transtats.bts.gov/Data_Elements.aspx?Data=1
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Actually when it comes to international passenger traffic out of BOS, JetBlue falls way behind Delta and will continue to do so with all the DL international expansion set to take place this year and undoubtedly in years to come.


https://www.transtats.bts.gov/Data_Elements.aspx?Data=1

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Profit Sharing
Replies: 31
Views: 3634

Re: B6 Profit Sharing

jfk777 wrote:
Nothing compared to the Auto workers checks of nearly $10K.


Or to DL pilots. Didnt some DL Pilots get 3x that amount?

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19986

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

and lacking direction and bad management and bad operations and whatever. They know very well what they are doing and are focusing on serving a market where they have built a serious market share, and are extremely well recognized and received. Bring it on! Their operations are nothing short of a d...

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by jumbojet
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14251

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

They're giving up on BOS-ATL 2.0?

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by jumbojet
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179266

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I do think, OTOH, that Delta really doesnt want to give up SIN all together on their own metal so I would look to a SEA-SIN flight next year when the new SEA FIS facility opens up. DL does have two more new 350's coming on line next year. If they were willing to give up HKG on their own metal, what...

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by jumbojet
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179266

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I do think, OTOH, that Delta really doesnt want to give up SIN all together on their own metal so I would look to a SEA-SIN flight next year when the new SEA FIS facility opens up. DL does have two more new 350's coming on line next year. Color me skeptical. There isn't going to be much SEA-SIN O&a...

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by jumbojet
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179266

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

One of following is bound to happen; with all DL NRT ops set to terminate, CAN DL simply transfer their few remaining intra Asia flying to HND? I think all thats left is SIN and MNL. With SEA expansion being mostly complete by mid 2020, will we instead see a DL SEA-SIN flight and a SEA-MNL flight? ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147987

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

So, what's the holdup on "DL service to BOM" in to be announced in "the first part of 2019" and "flown in 2019"? https://onemileatatime.com/delta-india/ My theories, prioritized: 1. 9W appears to have lost the trust of corporate travel officers in India, so the Indian ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN
Replies: 17
Views: 4203

Re: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN

Its a very smart move for Delta to fly the A220 into cities that are its main competitors hubs. AA and UA do not have a domestic plane that can compete with the A220 on routes between each of the US3's hubs. I think its even fair to say coach class on the DL A220 far better than a UA/AA first class ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179266

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

One of following is bound to happen; with all DL NRT ops set to terminate, CAN DL simply transfer their few remaining intra Asia flying to HND? I think all thats left is SIN and MNL. With SEA expansion being mostly complete by mid 2020, will we instead see a DL SEA-SIN flight and a SEA-MNL flight? D...

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by jumbojet
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9512

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I would venture to think it likely DL ends up eventually with all of the B gates. Just a theory, I have no inside information. And it won't happen right away but after gates get added in the next project(s) on the north side of the D concourse and the North Satellite. I remember some saying DL woul...

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11523

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

Delta has cameras built into the IFE screens on their A350's. Very bottom, off center. Its hard to spot. I was told that they're inactive. Who knows/...

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Builds The Worlds Largest Jet Engine Test Cell in Georgia (Video)
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Delta Builds The Worlds Largest Jet Engine Test Cell in Georgia (Video)

Why Delta built the world's largest jet engine test cell, bringing aviation innovation to Georgia Nicely done by Delta and the Delta tech ops folks, again, leading the way, far ahead of the competition, Some interesting tidbits from the article: New state-of-the-art test cell is the first cell buil...

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by jumbojet
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service
Replies: 18
Views: 2959

Re: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service

Yeah what is old is new. DL already partners with Blade at JFK and UA uses HeliFlite for it's EWR transfer option. Of course AA was partners with US Helicopter until they went BK and shut down. DL has had it with blade since 2017 https://pro.delta.com/content/agency/us/en/news/products---services-a...

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by jumbojet
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 105127

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

[When launched, Boeing expected the freighter to represent just 25% of sales. They saw the passenger version outselling freighters 3 to 1. You could argue they were as wrong as Airbus. However, Boeing quickly halted development of the Intercontinental when the initial responses were only from cargo...

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by jumbojet
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13584

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

flee wrote:
Airlines that still want to buy the A380 will have plenty of used frames to choose from - they will be on sale at dirt cheap prices. ?


Look no further than E-bay, Craigslist, maybe even Amazon, for a cheap, used Airbus A380! :rotfl:

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136872

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Can B6 not make ATL-BOS work? Looking at today and the near future, they are down to 3x a day and I think 2 out of the 3 are on the Embraer aircraft. I think just as recent as last month, it was still 5x daily on the A320 with the morning ATL-BOS flight going out nearly empty every day.

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!
Replies: 30
Views: 4384

Re: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!

Keep Climbing Delta; the company has paid more than 5 billion dollars in profit sharing in the past 5 years. Nearly double that of UA/AA. “This is the fifth year in a row that Delta’s profit sharing has topped $1 billion — a milestone no company in history has ever achieved,” said Delta’s Chief Exec...

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by jumbojet
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179266

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Hasn't the first DL A339 NEO been painted? I cant see it taking to much longer for first delivery to occur. Maybe 2-3 months tops? Anyone know?

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by jumbojet
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Mini-Series, Best in Class - 3 part Video. The Game Changer
Replies: 0
Views: 946

Delta A220 Mini-Series, Best in Class - 3 part Video. The Game Changer

great little miniseries all about the preparation and launch of Delta's newest narrowbody, state-of-the-art jet. For plane buffs, these are must watch videos. . For individual episodes: Episode 1: "Coming Together" Episode 2: "Inside and Out" Episode 3: "Welcome Aboard"...

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by jumbojet
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17431

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

I This is smart capacity discipline by United cutting some frequencies in the low season to Australia when the aircraft can make much more money on TATL and then ramping both routes up to daily and adding SFO-MEL for the Southern summer when TATL traffic drops off. IMHO we will see more seasonal va...

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by jumbojet
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 269
Views: 26267

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I love how if this was Delta configuring their aircraft like this everyone would love it but since it's UA everyone has to bash it. I'm pretty sure UA management has some clue what their doing. There is a reason why DL hasnt done this first, they are probably very leery of a program that allows FA'...

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by jumbojet
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 783
Views: 138369

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

like it or not, DL metal to SIN/MNL will vanish. With most if not all DL flights flying into HND, that will succinctly end DL service to SE Asia. Only way will be via AF/KLM going one eastbound and Korean Air going TPAC. That will leave UA as the only US based airline to serve Singapore.

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 269
Views: 26267

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

mcdu wrote:
[
You do realize that the seat pitch is going to be greater? e.


Well, when we are talking something that had pretty horrible seat pitch to begin with, that doesnt say much,

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 269
Views: 26267

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I love how if this was Delta configuring their aircraft like this everyone would love it but since it's UA everyone has to bash it. I'm pretty sure UA management has some clue what their doing. There is a reason why DL hasnt done this first, they are probably very leery of a program that allows FA'...

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by jumbojet
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 269
Views: 26267

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

What would be premium routes from ORD that warrant the CRJ550? LNK? ICT? Or perhaps a shuttle service to MCI? Probably routes like: HSV-ORD MLI-ORD XNA-ORD CID-ORD TYS-ORD ROA-ORD LEX-ORD ABE-ORD FSD-ORD TVC-ORD SGF-ORD CRW-ORD These are all very high fare routes, and for the most part are somewher...

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by jumbojet
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?
Replies: 46
Views: 8485

Re: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?

I wonder if there be a new D1 seat on the narrow body replacement? Will they try and go with a MINT configuration where every other aisle in business class is a suite with a door? Will they try for all aisle access? The D1 seat on the 757 is quite dated in terms of product age so I would definitely ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 10772

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

More Delta flights ex - MSP... DL has 12 daily MSP-ATL flights. The first 5 landed in ATL early. 2 more are in flight and on time 2832 is slightly behind schedule 2835, 1076 and 439 are all listed as being on time. It is currently -15 in MSP with wind chill at -34, and currently -12 in CHI, same win...

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by jumbojet
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 10772

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

[. Would assume DLs secret sauce to operating in cold weather is the usual way they avoid cancellations...delay 6-8-12-24 hours and then operate the flight. : Don't have to tell you what happens when one makes assumptions! I am pretty sure DL isnt delaying ALL their flights by 24 hours, thats just ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28283

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

As of last check, AA's contract of carriage includes aircraft changes as a reason to cancel. So you don't need a "goodwill" offer. Much superior to DL's policy. I've even had success getting partial compensation from UA after the trip was taken. Point is, every carrier worth their salt wi...

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by jumbojet
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 10772

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

So what is Delta doing different at MSP and DTW? a total of 0 Delta flights have been cancelled at those two airports and only 35 flights are running delays. Its -28 in MSP which is actually much colder than at ORD and I believe DTW is -10. Does DL have some secret, innovative way to keep the ground...

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by jumbojet
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue ever fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 32
Views: 5271

Re: Will JetBlue ever fly to Hawaii?

I think they’re happy with the arrangement they have with HA, at least for now. Now, if they ever decide to go widebody to Europe someday, they could also use them to fly west for 10 hours plus if they wanted to and it made economic sense. I agree they are happy with HA, for now. Widebodies? Why. I...

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by jumbojet
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 33
Views: 4714

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

wouldn't be a bad idea. How about Continental Airlines! No matter how hard they try, the United brand will always be associated with certain very negative elements of the recent past. It cant be helped. And thats not at all meant in a derogatory way, because they have made huge inroads into becoming...

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by jumbojet
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9121

Re: Will there be Disruptions due to ORD Temperature

-55 with the wind chill factored in. Not fun.

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by jumbojet
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 119
Views: 19190

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

I thought that there had been some sort of 'behind the scenes' agreement with the ME3, the US3 and the US Gov't that said in sum and substance that there would be no more 5th freedom flights, like this one.

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by jumbojet
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28283

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

teachpdx wrote:
A quick call to DL and they graciously moved my entire (basic economy!) ticket for my A220 1/31 flights to 2/7.
They had no obligation to do so, but they did. And that’s what sets DL apart.


:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Wouldnt happen with any other US legacy.

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by jumbojet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28283

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

Great, looks like I am totally out of luck because I purchased these tickets specifically to go on the A220 flight and now I have no reason to travel. Update: Delta customer service quickly and easily cancelled my flights and provided full wallet credit for me to book in the future. Not surprised, ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently

klm617 wrote:
This forum is filled with ego until everybody just relaxes and stop taking things personally we can expect more of the same..


hell will freeze over before that happens. In fact, you could make the argument that this is exactly one of those 'threads'.

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by jumbojet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently

the answer is quite simple. if you don't like the thread, don't open it. The mods, as I would know, do a pretty good job of policing inappropriate threads/posts.

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by jumbojet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Reports Q4 2018 Earnings
Replies: 9
Views: 3190

Re: JetBlue Reports Q4 2018 Earnings

jetbluefan1 wrote:
J-No cancellations from December 10th through January 11th
.



What about no cancellations for the year? Also, They sorely need to improve on their on-time arrivals where they ranked dead last.

They almost bested AA in the income department. Only $100,000 separated the two. Not bad.

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by jumbojet
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 20323

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

B737900ER wrote:
Fleet size
Delta: 876
United: 763

113 airplanes makes a huge difference.



i'll bet that UA has more widebody than DL?

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by jumbojet
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 42
Views: 5619

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

phatfarmlines wrote:
ATL is going to be a fun day for spotting on the Monday after with four UA 772s!


Does UA only use the T gates at ATL? Can the T gates handle a T7 or do they need to use a different terminal which likely means a DL preferred gate?

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by jumbojet
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 19522

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

In hindsight, a pax suffering seizures, bad enough that a doctor is needed, probably shouldnt be on a plane for the next 15 hours. As someone who is trained to provide emergency medical care in remote situations where you are hours away from help I think I can lend some insight into why the plane w...

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by jumbojet
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 20323

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

[ The Polaris rollout has been frustratingly slow, but hey, at least it's dramatically faster than the pace of the D1 Suite program, right? By and large your wrong. How about providing some factual data that would suggest the D1 suite rollout is slower than Polaris. Also, very impoortant to keep in...

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by jumbojet
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 19522

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

This thread is an example of what has gone wrong with a.net. \? There's nothing wrong with Anet. I think two very valid questions to ask, in a situation like with UA 179, and in a forum such as Anet, is why would the pilots decide to try and make it to HKG when a passenger, 45 minutes into the flig...

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by jumbojet
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 19522

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

This is in direct reply to JayUnited, post #32. (and I am not saying this to slam United, as all airlines react diffferently and have different policies in place for diversions) It was very apparernt from the beginning that the problem involved a door. Instead of waiting to put mechanics on the resc...

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