The thought is slots may be going away at JFK like EWR Wow. First I've heard of this. Has there been a lot of chatter within the industry about this? If so, it could be a game-changer for JFK - and the NYC market at large. Yes, you can read between the lines here and see the same thing: https://www...Jump to post
What are the chances United is actually making a play for Frontier? It's a quick way to gain access to more narrow bodies, specifically 321 and knocks out a ulcc competitor. Just seems like an odd fight to pick. United? Doubtful. But Spirit or JetBlue? More likely. United wins by having B6 or NK re...Jump to post
As much as I want them to have fair pay/benefits, B6 is not the same as AA, DL, and UA. If B6 paid those rates they'd go out of business and then they'd go from their current salary to the unemployment line. I don't think anyone understands that. But B6 mgmt is adamant about how we have the best em...Jump to post
I'm reposting this here from the duplicate thread: They would need a tremendous amount of capital up front to even make a meaningfull presence in the US domestic market, and the market has spoken that (U)LCC-type service is the way to go. It's a bloodbath in the largest cities which all have at lea...Jump to post
I just flew on Spirit for the first time. I really liked it. I like how honest they are. They don't try to get anything by you. If you show up and act surprised at the spirit gate you either don't pay attention, or are just an a-hole. The flight is also fun, the FAs are active and give away miles a...Jump to post
Just a related question- were the AA/AS frequent flier changes required as part of the AS/VX acquisition? Or was this separate? There were some codeshare concessions required in order to obtain merger approval, but those took effect earlier. The newly announced changes are unrelated to the governme...Jump to post
http://wpri.com/2017/07/05/new-bedford-airport-given-all-clear-to-accommodate-larger-aircraft/ This could be interesting, move up to 31 seaters and international clearance, I wonder who the takers might be that have that size? JetSuiteX intends on setting up a presence in the northeast, maybe New B...Jump to post
B6+NK would be an asset acquisition. Little to nothing from the NK business model would survive. The NK Airbus order book is attractive, and combined terminal space in FLL would create an instant fortress hub. Strategy wise it leaves F9 without a dance partner and it eliminates 1 of the 3 remaining ...Jump to post
Good catch about cities B6 ever resumed from JFK (JFK-SDQ). For a long time a good "in-house" trivia question at B6 orientation was always "what cities has JetBlue pulled out of"... new hires would always repeat ATL, BNA, CMH, ONT, and TUS... Unless you were there for the beginn...Jump to post
There was a a.net rumor fest that NK was moving some FLL service down road. I really don't see any of these happening, but it wasn't all that long ago people would call you crazy that WN would be in LGA, DCA, and BOS. But this is considerably different. I thought Spirit made an announcement about m...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Don't forget, JetBlue a year ago bought into JetSuite, the parent of JetSuiteX that operates 30 passenger jets across the Western U.S.
There was talk about the carriers partnering up, but besides agreement to use the TrueBlue loyalty program, nothing has come of it.
[threeid][/threeid] Cool idea ! QR have lots of spares with the cancellations of services to the UAE etc, so seems a great idea to me. Plus a rare chance to spot some QR 320/321's in LHR ! ( except the VIP ones of course ). Is this common in other parts of the world? In the US if ANY flight crew emp...Jump to post
Anyone have a list of all the Qatar Airways investments in other airlines? Seems like they are trying to buy the whole worldJump to post
Day 1 wrap up:
https://airwaysmag.com/uncategorized/pa ... 10-launch/
Day 2 sounds like it could be Airbus as the winner
If this was a US carrier making the purchase then they would be required to file an 8-K with the SEC immediately, correct?Jump to post
If duties are imposed on the CSeries could we expect a retaliatory response from Canada and impose duties on the 737? Love to see what Delta does to Boeing regarding this if it goes south for BBD. I don't think it will be anything that bad. Boeing knows DL is an incredibly valuable customer, so I'm...Jump to post
Speed reductions while in a descent are a pain, especially if you are already in an idle thrust/max angle descent. So to create some wiggle room most pilots descend at a shallower rate to account for possible speed reductions. Also less is more. The less constraints on an RNAV arrival the better. Wi...Jump to post
the overnight costs for crews won't be higher in London than it is in New York B6's overnight costs for crews in NYC are virtually nil because the crews are based there and responsible for their own food & housing in base. The same is true for Boston. Oh how I wish that was true. We have lots o...Jump to post
I doubt the CRJ in its current form will garner many more orders. If any. Airlines like OO are dropping 700s from United to pick up 175s. Granted those 700s have found homes at AA and Delta(?). But they are not new builds. Passengers enjoy the 175 much more and they often don't realize they are fly...Jump to post
Perhaps LHR is the reason the decision is so tormented for B6? My take on the situation is that they probably do want LHR, but I suspect they're waiting for a critical mass of slots and terminal access in order to press 'go' on a launch. I am doubtful that the A321 has enough seats to justify the e...Jump to post
I'd be surprised to see B6 on JFK-LHR, given the superior schedules of the competition (AA+BA/DL+VS) coupled with the substantial investment required for commercially-viable slots, only to operate small-gauge aircraft. IMO, DUB/SNN/CDG/AMS/BRU/MAD/BCN/LIS are more realistic. BOS-GVA is perfect for ...Jump to post
Does B6 have the same pilot scope clauses as the legacies that would stop them from possibly outsourcing E190 flying? I know the regionals don't have spare pilots, but was just curious. It would definitely give whatever regional could do it an added benefit of having a higher top out pay scale. B6 ...Jump to post
Fundamentally, the C-Series is an outstanding plane. If were an okay plane, or a pretty good one with some quirks that will get ironed out in time, it would be a dead on arrival product. Instead, it's a state-of-the-art aircraft that promised the moon and seems to be delivering as promised, and eve...Jump to post
Is this naming phraseology along the same lines as JetBlue Mint class? Are we about to see everyone come up with catchy names for their front cabin seats?Jump to post
SyracuseAvGeek wrote:There are also some non hub-hub routes for AA that I'm surprised are still flying. Hopefully Delta will take the routes over.
Good luck finding space to grow in any meaningful primary airportJump to post
When did Boeing and B6 talk about 787s? I'm not saying I don't believe you, I'd just like to see some evidence. Re 767s, I mentioned on here like 4 years ago that B6 could do well with some end-of-the-line 763ERs. Not to beat a dead horse, but could Boeing still produce the 764? They seem very clea...Jump to post
Whatever happened with the lawsuit from those 4 F9 pilots?Jump to post
windian425 wrote:I understand that the A330's are off the cards for the foreseeable future. Any expansion over the North Atlantic will be done with A321NEO LR's.
aviationjunky wrote:My question is, who would volunteer for a 12 test flight? I hope there was at least some inflight entertainment!
MAH4546 wrote:An announcement of AA taking over Terminal 5 is rumored to be imminent, so jetBlue won't be sticking around long.
This will be a goldmine for the Canadian carriers using YHZ as a TATL point. Onward connections to the US could be lucrative for business travelJump to post
Is there any chance of forcing Beaudoin out since the family owns a majority of the Class A shares (10 votes per Class A vs 1 vote for Class B)? Lots of institutional investors are pulling support from him, but is that enough?Jump to post
Can someone offer a ball park figure on what a Spirt F/O would earn per annum? Generally speaking, it is pay rate per hour multiplied by 1000 for annual gross income. That will at least give you a rough guess. Scroll down to the payrates here: http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/major-natio...Jump to post
Spirit pilots and management have been through a strike fairly recently, and they will go through another one again before a new contract is signed. It's all part of the process that NK mgmt has created. Always management's fault, never the union right? When management is negotiating in bad faith? ...Jump to post
Forgive me if this has been answered before, but is it possible to switch engine types for a future 320neo delivery? How far in advance would that have to be accomplished? I wonder if we will see anyone go from PW->CFM for their future orders.Jump to post
I agree with pretty much everything you said (as I pretty much always do), though I'm not so certain a F9+NK tie-up is a foregone conclusion. We'll see what happens at the IPO, but if F9 is doing as well financially as they're leading on, there may not be much pressure to sell out right away like w...Jump to post
You are incorrect. The C-Series order is 100% still on the books, although without any production slots. This is pure speculation, but with all 3 majors having ownership in the new company, I'd almost guarantee that these planes end up at either AA, DL, or UA. Ahh, ok. I couldn't interpret the lega...Jump to post
I believe Republic did get out of any CSeries commitments during BK. I thought I saw something a while ago in the court docket. You are incorrect. The C-Series order is 100% still on the books, although without any production slots. This is pure speculation, but with all 3 majors having ownership i...Jump to post
It would exacerbate any labor/regulatory disparities between countries. For example. A Chinese state owned airline could be subsidized and expand like crazy because they don't face economic reality like most other airlines. Their labor rules and aviation oversight agencies might allow them to work f...Jump to post
Should be correct now American Revenues- $9,624 (up 2%) Expenses- $9,023 (up 11.4%) Operating Income- $601 (down 55%) Operating Margin- 6.2% Pre-Tax Income- $365 (down 67.4%) Pre-Tax Margin- 3.8% Net Income- $234 (down 66.6%) Net Margin- 2.4% Southwest Revenues- $4,883 (up 1.2%) Expenses- $4,225 (up...Jump to post