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by flyby519
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline
Replies: 19
Views: 1595

Re: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline

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.

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by flyby519
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19483

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

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 ...

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by flyby519
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19483

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

catiii wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
I wonder how Mint would work on some 195E2s, or a kind of Mint-light?


It wouldn't...


How about a C Series?

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by flyby519
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2028

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6921

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6921

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18421

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Well, lets see what JetBlue decides to do transatlantic.


Agreed, this is opening the door for the 321LR in B6 colors since so many of these recent cuts are in the U.K.

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by flyby519
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15766

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

WPvsMW wrote:
Plenty of pilots want to fly RJs... those just out of flight school who need flight hours.


Plenty of pilots want to fly RJs..... just not at wages that are a fraction of what they would be at a mainline carrier.

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by flyby519
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14767

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

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...

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by flyby519
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14767

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

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.

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by flyby519
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14767

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

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...

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by flyby519
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Wake Surfing" Could Cut Fuel Costs for Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2529

Re: "Wake Surfing" Could Cut Fuel Costs for Airlines

Lol! And Moderate turbulence the entire flight? no thanks

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by flyby519
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11861

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

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, ...

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by flyby519
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11861

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

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...

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by flyby519
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7149

Re: UBS: Pilotless planes ‘could save airlines $35bn’

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...

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by flyby519
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11861

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

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...

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by flyby519
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11861

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

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...

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by flyby519
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 11861

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

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...

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by flyby519
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 9494

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

kimimm19 wrote:
Rumor has it that their levels of service are virtually identical... :duck:


:rotfl: this made my morning

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by flyby519
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azura Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Azura Airways

https://www.flyazura.com
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Anyone have info? Looks to be NYC based

https://www.flyazura.com

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by flyby519
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 26
Views: 5823

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5200

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

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...

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by flyby519
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB
Replies: 27
Views: 2810

Re: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB

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...

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by flyby519
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 7008

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5996

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 9046

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 9046

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

Just a related question- were the AA/AS frequent flier changes required as part of the AS/VX acquisition? Or was this separate?

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

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...

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by flyby519
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5996

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

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 ...

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by flyby519
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will B6 Ever Restart JFK-BNA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Re: Will B6 Ever Restart JFK-BNA?

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...

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by flyby519
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue, Spirit, or Southwest ever start MIA?
Replies: 18
Views: 2908

Re: Will JetBlue, Spirit, or Southwest ever start MIA?

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...

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by flyby519
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue west coast (idea)
Replies: 24
Views: 2550

Re: JetBlue west coast (idea)

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.


...yet.

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by flyby519
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 36622

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

[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...

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by flyby519
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 71
Views: 15718

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

Anyone have a list of all the Qatar Airways investments in other airlines? Seems like they are trying to buy the whole world

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by flyby519
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was PAS 17 rather disappointing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Was PAS 17 rather disappointing?

Maybe the demand for new aircraft is drying up? *gasp*

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by flyby519
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 87207

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

https://airwaysmag.com/uncategorized/pa ... 10-launch/

Day 2 sounds like it could be Airbus as the winner
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Day 1 wrap up:

https://airwaysmag.com/uncategorized/pa ... 10-launch/

Day 2 sounds like it could be Airbus as the winner

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by flyby519
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer buys five Bombardier Q400s
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Undisclosed customer buys five Bombardier Q400s

If this was a US carrier making the purchase then they would be required to file an 8-K with the SEC immediately, correct?

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by flyby519
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 515
Views: 68079

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

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...

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by flyby519
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The status quo in descent profiles: a killer of fuel economy
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: The status quo in descent profiles: a killer of fuel economy

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...

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by flyby519
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19359

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

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...

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by flyby519
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 101
Views: 6856

Re: The Future of the CRJ

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...

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by flyby519
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19359

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

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...

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by flyby519
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19359

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

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 ...

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by flyby519
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19483

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

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 ...

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by flyby519
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19483

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Varsity1 wrote:
b6 is trying to bring the fleet back to a single type A320/321.


Wow, that'd be a huge blow to BBD and Embraer

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by flyby519
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19483

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

I'll bet Embraer is willing to give the E2 to B6 for a much lower price than BBD can discount the CSeries. This will be interesting. If Embraer can't convince their 2nd largest E190 operator to buy the E2 then that will look very bad.

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by flyby519
Mon May 29, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: Embraer E195-E2 gets special livery

KarelXWB wrote:
Embraer applied a special livery to its E195-E2 testbed, any clue for this occasion?



Posturing for an order from AA? :stirthepot: Operated by American Eagle of course :duck: ;)

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by flyby519
Sun May 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 8636

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

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...

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by flyby519
Sat May 27, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 17916

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

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?

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by flyby519
Fri May 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 10971

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

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.


What does AA do from BOS that is non-hub? I can't think of anything left

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