jfklganyc wrote:It's for 5 years...which in avaition is a lifetime.
My bet, you never see B6 leave the MAT
$5 says this Airspace cabin launches on an A321LR for B6 in 2020Jump to post
amcnd wrote:Had JetBlue “stayed the course”. With former management team. They would be flying the A330...
Narrowbody can easily be integrated in a short haul domestic network. Reduced crew/mx/etc costs as well. Lower risk than a widebody as well.Jump to post
It wouldn't... How about a C Series? Why would they put the Mint product on a shirt segment aircraft? What's the benefit? I was thinking with all the corporate contracts out of BOS they could get some premium traffic on the short haul business routes, additionally a C Series would have range to do ...Jump to post
Honestly, it was Michael O'Leary's comment of 5 airlines in Europe soon. How, even the US landscape is much larger than that? Are other regions ripe for such drastic reductions too? US might have more than 5 airlines, but look how much % the Big 4 carry. Its upwards of 85% last I looked. We might a...Jump to post
There are lots of pilots out there who can fly RJs on mainline. There is no need to outsource our jobs. There is NO agreement to be had othe than MAINLINE pilots fly ALL aircraft. If the planes are to old and to fuel inefficient to bad. They have the option to buy brand spanking new aircraft and ma...Jump to post
Agreed. The pilots don't really have any incentive to give in on this issue. In fact, the pilot shortage has put a large amount of bargaining power in their hands. The only way these aircraft will ever operate for the US3 is if they're operated mainline. This essentially leaves JetBlue as their onl...Jump to post
LGB is slot controlled as is SNA. The others are not. Why would you want to stay put in a market that cannot sustain more than 30 flights, fines you $6k for a late arrival, and is now threatening reducing your slots for consistently producing delayed arrivals past curfew. If I were an airline CEO w...Jump to post
Right now B6 is the dominant carrier at LGB and if they go anywhere else on the west coast then they are a very small fish in the pond. At LGB they can keep WN/DL/UA/AA/AS to a minimal presence. If only they could make money doing it!
Going to ONT or BUR is just asking for WN to obliterate them.
At the end of the day it's cheaper to pay they fine then cancelling the flights. It sounds like the violations are mostly on flights coming from the East Coast, more than likely a JFK flight running behind because of weather and ATC delays, if that's the case then the violation should be wavied, th...Jump to post
Lol! And Moderate turbulence the entire flight? no thanksJump to post
The fleet may be the same, but when was that a driving consideration in any airline merger? This is not to say that a B6+F9 tie-up wouldn't be completely irrational. It may make some sense if B6 wants to figure out some way of expanding westward. DEN is not a terribly constrained airport like SFO, ...Jump to post
Just a thought, with Frontier doing an IPO soon, couldn't they be a quick gobble up for B6? It would give them their midcon hub, greater western US exposure, and a good chunk of aircraft. I always felt SJC would be a great B6 hub, but cest la vie. Perhaps they could carve out a focus city in SFO? I...Jump to post
Once single-pilot planes would prove human being at controls is a redundant element, we may talk about going pilotless.. Completely agree, single pilot ops should be the next step. There are so many instances where good software design can improve cockpit efficiency. Radio interaction, autopilot co...Jump to post
I could see PDX. What about Long Beach? That's considered a hub for B6 according to them for the west coast. Also, what do you guys think of the widebody development? Do you think they'll order the a330? LGB is slot restricted (with B6 holding the large majority of slots, around 40 I think?) so exp...Jump to post
One essential question, is where to do it. If the goal is to have a hub, on the West Coast - and in the future - where do you get the space to grow? How long before LAX is ready? Consider moving part of the operation (or expanding) SJC (and wait for the bubble to pop?). Capitalize on OAK? (All this...Jump to post
Maybe they will do it in preparation for an eventual acquisition of Alaska? It seems inevitable that those two will merge at some point (it makes a lot of sense for both of them route wise). I said the same thing about B6/VX, and we all know how that turned out. It always seems to be the one you do...Jump to post
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