tphuang wrote:jetbluefan1 wrote:
With the Cuba and MEX drawdown, in addition to much of the network optimization that has already occurred, it appears that B6 will enter 2020 in pretty lean shape.
holding out hopes they will cut some of the HAV stuff.It’s also promising that B6 is seeing some relief DL on BOS-Florida (in addition to the recent trims from WN and NK). Interestingly B6 has never placed an A321 on BOS-FLL while they are used heavily on BOS/JFK--FLL/MCO/PBI/RSW. I wonder why?
If JFKSJO does well then maybe B6 could give it a shot from BOS.
The use of non-Mint aircraft to increase frequency on JFK/BOS-SAN and BOS/FLL-SFO is an interesting strategy. It allows them to further build relevance in those markets while not flooding the market with more premium capacity. Although, I think these markets (particularly SFO) could absorb additional Mint seats without pressuring yields too much.
I see in May, they have 2x A321 and 3x A320 on BOS-FLL. I see A321s now on all BOS-FLL/TPA/MCO/PBI/RSW, which is a huge change over even a year ago when it was pretty much just on MCO. Speaking of MCO, I see now 3x A321, 6x A320, 1x E90 in April. That's a lot of flights + capacity. I can't believe both NK and F9 are on that route. The only ones without A321 are JAX/SRQ. I don't expect those to get A321s before JFK-JAX/SRQ.
Also a note from our BOS thread discussion, I'm reading enough E90 chatters that I think there is a pretty good chance the 30 owned E90 will stick around past 2025. Well, at least a good number of them, let's say 20. And those have the right capacity for BOS shuttle routes and should be able to do quicker turns than A220. A220 options should be for good amount of growth + A320 replacement. And if they keep E90, not much point in picking up A220-100.Midwestindy wrote:jetbluefan1 wrote:With the Cuba and MEX drawdown, in addition to much of the network optimization that has already occurred, it appears that B6 will enter 2020 in pretty lean shape.
Would love to see B6 use this additional capacity to add IND-BOS, but I'm not holding my breath
An April to early May start would probably need to be announced by 2nd week of December at the latest. With these Cuba/MEX cuts, it's as good time as any.DELTA777 wrote:This would be interesting:
Exclusive: Brazil to lure airlines to fly domestic, taking meetings with three carriers
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-braz ... SKBN1X60O6
B6 operating domestic flights within Brazil? hmmmmm, I don't know about that idea
Maybe this will lead to them operating FLL to Brazil down the road.
If that’s the case with the 190s sticking around I hope they decide soon to get the ball rolling on a cabin refresh for the fleet. Same as the 320s; new seats/TVs, better WiFi, and mood lighting. The 190s are starting to look just as bad as the older 320s and things aren’t getting fixed.