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by jfklganyc
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7322

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

My understanding is that it ultimately was a strategic decision made on the hopes that the opening of the Cuba market under the Obama administration would stimulate additional growth in tourism down the line. It seemed logical at the time, as it appeared there was a high probability the policies of...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 168
Views: 16480

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

What a joke. 3 players on this tiny route while you’re cutting 757 service between larger cities.

The other 2 airlines are using KEF as a cheap funnel for flights to Europe. The O and D is gravy.

What does AA have to look forward to?

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2684

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

TXL lost all its longhaul with AB. No one saw value in continuing it.

Why would LH continue it when they can shuttle you to MUC and FRA?

The Germans signed off on this...must be for the best! (cue eyeroll)

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Believe it or not, no steel on this job. Cement all the way. 10 years ago, you never this type of construction it in NYC...but now you see it all the time!

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Just passed the hotel. They are up to level III on the north wing. And the old Idlewild lights are coming back for the front of the terminal, which is cool!

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/12/2017: AM Drops MIA-MID; UA; DL; B6 Cuts Back SJU Further
Replies: 28
Views: 7433

Re: OAG Changes 11/12/2017: AM Drops MIA-MID; UA; DL; B6 Cuts Back SJU Further

I didn’t realize until now that SYR isn’t gaining any new capacity on B6 with the new BOS route as JFK is cut to 2x. FLL is also cut...I’m guessing on Saturdays? The growth of PNS is remarkable. This week it’s UA adding. That’s what happens when moron politicians pressure for-profit companies to fl...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

New Yorkers dont go on novelty. XL Nightclub is a fine example of what I see happening to this hotel. Probably not New Yorkers, but I can see tourists and business travellers with early flights staying there to beat traffic. It all comes down to pricing, because as already mentioned earlier the TWA...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

No, the hotels in the area do not regularly sell for more than $200 a night. At the times when every other hotel room in the city is booked, perhaps somewhat, but no, they are not premium priced hotels by any means. Compared to this TWA thing, these hotels in the Belt Parkway area offer better acce...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3550

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

AA is cutting back on their own flying too. Especially the widebody stuff. Im sure they will be looking to get more pax flying through T8 from other places.

Sad days at the unfinished AA Paalace.

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by jfklganyc
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

No, the hotels in the area do not regularly sell for more than $200 a night. At the times when every other hotel room in the city is booked, perhaps somewhat, but no, they are not premium priced hotels by any means. Compared to this TWA thing, these hotels in the Belt Parkway area offer better acce...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

I think BA to T8 is an a.net fantasy. BA obviously sees the value in T7. B6 terminal expansion makes things interesting though

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3550

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

1. These were master plans released by a showmans governor. They are guidelines for the future that will be built incrementally. The hotel and T5 expansion to T7 will work towards that master plan. 2. Most important part of plan could be done tomorrow by the state: a 4th lane on Van Wyck from Kew Ga...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Funny, I always liked T3, even the weird 70s addition, better than T5. I thought it was an ingenious addition onto the rotunda where cars drove under jetways into the middle of the building for departures with parking on the roof. 747s pulled there nose right up to the glass! It was just so freakin ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8841

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Building started going vertical last week on North wing. All cement, no steel. Immediately obvious to me...the lower rooms are going to suck if they have windows facing JetBlue. Literally eye level with arrivals roadway. Reach out and touch a car. Amazing how they are squeezing this in. Tight space....

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by jfklganyc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Weighs LGB Changes
Replies: 45
Views: 7316

Re: B6 Weighs LGB Changes

LGB base is already dual base with LAX. Just add BUR. Nothing changes. No
opening/closing of bases

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by jfklganyc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Weighs LGB Changes
Replies: 45
Views: 7316

Re: B6 Weighs LGB Changes

Re: LGB 1. Same market as LAX in terms of saturation. B6 makes LESS money out of LGB than LAX. So there is no financial incentive to not duke it out in LAX 2. LGB and WN is another guy dating your airhead, beautiful ex. Makes you mad and they look good, but she was pretty meaningless when you had he...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20702

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Sorry if this has been asked, but does anyone know why Delta is not ordering any new Boeing widebody aircraft (such as the 787) and is ordering almost entirely Airbus widebody aircraft? Why would, or why should they be ordering Boeing aircraft? Because it's 'patriotic'? Delta buys the aircraft that...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10763

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

This is brand positioning for AZs demise.

You become the airline of Italy by default.

Smart marketing move

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by jfklganyc
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12792

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

It’s not that people want to see service cut, but there are realities if the bottom falls out tomorrow. Someone said never PHX. I can tell you with high probability that if the bottom fell out tomorrow and AA needed to cut to survive (and this bad period will come again) PHX is gone and JFK is scale...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12792

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

Assuming bottom falls out at some point, here are some likely blows as airlines retreat.

AA: JFK, PHX
DL: CVG, BOS, MCO beyond hubs
UA: IAD
B6: LGB
NK: Anything beyond FLL.
F9: DEN

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Announcement Voice Airtrain JFK
Replies: 2
Views: 480

New Announcement Voice Airtrain JFK

They finally have redone the announcements on the Airtrain. -Automated voice that is more pleasant sounding -Shorter, more concise announcements -More frequent announcements -Less ambiguous language repeated frequently "this is a Howard Beach train on Track 1 to Federal Circle for rental cars, ...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 15
Views: 2571

Re: AA trial of mainline in New England

They are also restarting PWM LGA after many years. Enjoy the push!

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by jfklganyc
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 24
Views: 3737

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

Moscow in February...beautiful!

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by jfklganyc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2657

Re: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?

Yeah but those fares are good. Compare it to a Florida flight. You’re closing in on a median of $400 even for AA.

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by jfklganyc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2657

Re: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?

There is an option for reverse routing

Are those one way fares? Or roundtrip? Because they look like one way fares judging by monthly fare availability on WN.

AA LGA PWM was last flown in the mid 2000s. It was a bloodbath after props went away we were told.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2657

Re: Why did AA end LGAMCI?

I flew MCI-LGA on three roundtrips using AA. If I remember right, it was pretty evenly split - three segments were pretty much full, and three were shockingly quiet. Inconsistency is not a good way to run a route. There is now a lack of flights and competition in this market. Delta to LaGuardia. Un...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16591

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

I’ll second JFK-LHR as last 744 flight.

It it most fitting.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11098

Re: United's future at Dulles

I have always wondered if AA could make a DCA/IAD hub operation work similar to what Delta does at LGA/JFK but I digress, I don't think the UA hub at IAD is going anywhere. I think a lot of the UA/IAD naysayers are largely unfamiliar with the pace of development in Northern Virginia and general tra...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 6228

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

I go to duty free all the time and buy alcohol and there’s no restriction on bringing it into the cockpit at our airline. It’s sealed.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2657

Why did AA end LGA-MCI?

There is now a lack of flights and competition in this market.

Delta to LaGuardia. United to Newark. One flight a day on Southwest to LGA. 0 flights to JFK.

Average fare north of $600.

So what gives?

How did this not work?

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by jfklganyc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15443

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

Just the beginning.

Many of us knew the ME3 expansion was a bubble. And many others saw these 3 as the next heyday Pan Am.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11098

Re: United's future at Dulles

I think this would be a great spot for B6s next hub. Theyre done on the west coast. Might as well go full US Air and open yet another hub at this underused airport. UA isnt commited to anything IAD. A LCC hub would shrink them further. We have all hashed out the issues with IAD. But the future in th...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK
Replies: 55
Views: 10326

Re: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK

UA going 3x BOS-LAX? It’s been a long time since we’ve seen THAT. If they want to battle MINT like they do for SFO, gotta be 757s even though they show up as 738 & 739 now. Totally agreed. Can't go half way in a move like this. Especially since delta is rotating over 1 or 2 757s on this route. ...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 9450

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

Come on man now you’re talking a lack of integrity in your post. I try not to get too emotional like other posters, but You are now insulting our intelligence. JFK Yesterday was running five hour delays all day long. LGA 2 hour delays All day long. The reason that Delta didn’t have a cancellation: m...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZG (salzburg, austria) 10/28 - crosswind approach, one-side hard landing, go-around
Replies: 17
Views: 3667

Re: SZG (salzburg, austria) 10/28 - crosswind approach, one-side hard landing, go-around

This Is particularly bad but it does happen. Strong crosswinds are unpredictable. Furthermore strong winds usually drive the pilot to use a reduced flaps setting and an increased approach speed. Even in normal circumstances those two things alone provide a different pitch attitude and power reductio...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 9450

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

Rarely take a delay for a broken lav. Just MEL and on the way. There is a push and pull between posters with regards to B6. 1. To one poster: B6 is not a horrible airline; please stop making it sound like everything is crap. 2. To the other poster, please stop blaming ATC for B6's woes. ATC (Specifi...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Chevy Truck/AA 747 Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: New Chevy Truck/AA 747 Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1-gHqov5w8


That was the original 1972 747 commercial.

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by jfklganyc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Chevy Truck/AA 747 Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

New Chevy Truck/AA 747 Commercial

Anyone see this commercial airing during the World Series and NFL games?

It is a montage of old chevy truck clips with a vintage type feel.

One of the clips is a chevy pickup pulling an AA 747.

I'm assuming the 747 part of the ad originally aired in the late 70s.

Pretty cool.

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by jfklganyc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Tokyo Narita still considered a Hub for United?
Replies: 24
Views: 3235

Re: Is Tokyo Narita still considered a Hub for United?

Im still shocked that not one US airline connects JFK to NRT or HND. That would have been unthinkable just 10 years ago!

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by jfklganyc
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trump Shuttle Cabin Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Re: Trump Shuttle Cabin Photos

There are still Trump Shuttle ladies floating around LGA as gate agents 3 airlines later.

Airline industry is amazing!

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by jfklganyc
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5432

Re: AA and TLV

Yeah, but most are not willing to pay $1 more to do it. An international flight needs O and D pax filled in with connectors such as yourself to work.

You may enjoy connecting to TLV from PHL, but the O and D obviously wasnt there.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 7045

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

Why did they get so much taller in this generation?

JFK was one of the first tall ones 24 years ago...now look how far down the list it is.

I can understand large airports like MCO and ATL...but it seems everyone gets a tower north of 300 feet today. Some new regulation?

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by jfklganyc
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11348

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

For those that think AA Cares about its LaGuardia experience...several years ago, Just before they renovated Concourse D, They put in a new security checkpoint in Concourse D. It was to include a sterile connector from D1 to the C concourse for connectors. Believe it or not AA connects quite a few p...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11348

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

1. Delta has no widebody or 75 service to LGA 2. MAT/B6 and AS. You are talking about 20 daily slots for 6 gates. Who are we kidding about crowding? Going to have gate utilization of less than 4 flights per gate per day. 3. I am surprised Delta is giving up the original Delta gates...however, a new ...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

NYPECO wrote:
Why is the terminal called that?



Pan Ams flying boats left from the back of the building

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by jfklganyc
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

It's for 5 years...which in avaition is a lifetime.

My bet, you never see B6 leave the MAT

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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2014

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

In fairness, the TSA and ATC Edcts becoming the norm on a daily basis and NYC ballooning traffic killed the shuttle. 1.5 new million people in NYC since 1980 without any meaningful infastructure investment will do that. Try to imagine quick TSA in early am in BOS or DCA, 35 min flight, landing at LG...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?

Why wouldnt they codeshare or interline?

B6 already does it with a bunch of others from JFK...and many dont match sevice levels.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

It is being discussed in a thread about AA consolidating in CTB, giving DL the gates they need to consolidate. B6 doesn't get MAT to themselves, NK and F9 are moving too, and more gates doesn't equal more slots. That is incorrect information. Delta will take a net loss on gates. NK and F9 move into...

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