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by jfklganyc
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 205
Views: 23701

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

They already started DFW flights for the purposes you want at PHL. They dont need more O and D challenged flights for connectors. Real shift in strategy coming and the fat lady is singing for ORD Asia. The VP makes a good point...flying has changed, as Delta is finding in NRT. JVs with lower costs f...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4373

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

When there were props, it worked. When flying a widebody on a 15 min flight between intl flights because fuel was cheap, it worked. When JFK was a ghost town most of the day, it worked. TWA had props on it. Delta threw a 767 on it. Today, there are no props, fuel is cheaper but not cheap, and all 3 ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 44
Views: 5054

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

EWR and UA was way after Nothing to do with JFK NRT UA cut this route as part of survival mode JFK was like a hublet (along with SEA and MIA) and UA became a strict hub and spoke airline as they shrunk. CO and EWR came later. Delta is clearly lost in the Pacific, which is ironic because this positio...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5864

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Will never work. Has never worked. Been there, done that. Long story short, not worth the time, hassle, wait or expense. Here is how many times it has been tried: Pan Am to Worldport TW to Flight Center AA to T8 DL to T3 CO to EWR Heck, I even remember the RJ service from HPN to EWR in the late 90s ...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9220

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

STT757 wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
The LGA regional is noted everytime

Short haul flying with slots tightly controlled by legacies.

AA flies mainline to hubs and BOS...rjs elsewhere beyond a one off to Florida


Which is why it's great for consumers when B6, WN or even NK is able to grab a slot at LGA or DCA.


Bingo. You get it!

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 13673

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

So NYC (LGA/JFK)is now their second largest hub in terms of departures.

Bigger than MSP or DTW

That is simply amazing!

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9220

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

The LGA regional is noted everytime

Short haul flying with slots tightly controlled by legacies.

AA flies mainline to hubs and BOS...rjs elsewhere beyond a one off to Florida

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sharklet Status Update?
Replies: 19
Views: 5585

Re: JetBlue Sharklet Status Update?

B6 has sadly become a rudderless ship over last 5 years. Their ops metrics reflect this. As long as they remain profitable, Wall St doesnt care. Sharklets were yet another program released to great fanfare and quietly shelved without intended results. The latest is the OTP program...two years in, st...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3252

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

All us a.netters have a love for tag ons. It is nostalgia.


The airline industry is different today. Tag ons are a frivolous waste of money.

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11433

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

EY

Someone had to blink in the ME3 slugfest to the Middle East.

Way to much capacity US-mid east region vs daily demand. I know there are a lot of connectors...but this day was long predicted

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5786

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Such a garbage airport. Low ceilings; crowded/cramped hallways, gate areas and bathrooms; ramp is a cluster of diagonal taxiways and confusing intersections; limited gate space; and somewhat nasty controllers. Truly the LGA of Florida. As for the runway, it was closed 9 or 10 years ago and all ops w...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO New Service Announcement?
Replies: 25
Views: 3274

Re: MCO New Service Announcement?

B6 isnt gate constrained at all.

The whole 20-29 wing (which they use for intl arrivals and a handful of domestic flights) is very quiet.

They can easily add A LOT of flights at MCO tomorrow if they wanted to; especially if they are well timed for open gates.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4794

Re: Spirit announces GSO

I’m shocked JetBlue hasn’t done this yet. JFK BOS FLL MCO

Looks like NK beat them to the punch

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7090

Re: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM

Almost every runway we land on these days has an ILS, a GPS/RNAV app with glidepath or an RNAV visual with glidepath. That is not to say that pilots dont accept visual approaches. But one of the above approaches with glidepath should be on the PFD as a point of reference for just this reason. For th...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?
Replies: 17
Views: 2806

Re: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?

IAD is the JFK of 20 years ago. Or the MXP of today.

To fix that, they need a LCC to start a large operation there. Then, and only then, will UA match domestic (in DCA perimeter) service to its hub

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11407

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

Dont they have a feed with B6? Not that that helps in DEN

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights
Replies: 21
Views: 4653

Re: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights

JFK is sure taking its hits lately.

The AA cuts, then EK and now this.

We had a good run, but slow growth last year and a bunch of hits this year on the international front.

The bright spot is Alaska, and that isnt saying much.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

It’s funny, PR has come back booming for us load wise. To understand what is going on in PR, you have to understand the situation before the hurricane. PR went on a massive spending binge. Coupled with federal tax breaks that ended in the early 2000s that chased business away, they were in a massive...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7424

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Have things changed, or is BMW not still the largest (by value) single EXPORTER of autos from the US? I think they exported over $8 billion in X models from the SC plant last year. Targeting a group that includes your largest exporter seems like a foolish policy, not that I think it has any chance ...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 76
Views: 6788

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

Hate to say I told you so...

Actually, with some of the know it alls on a.net, I love to say it!

Told you so! Haha

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

The NYC-LAX/SFO have loads of capacity and hourly EWR service would be a disaster for B6. I could see a few flights, but they’d be out of their minds (and gate space) to try hourly. There is a reason you see AS reducing capacity. Good theory, but not realistic. They would do fine. The issue is 4 ga...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

B6 can bring Mint whenever they want to EWR-SFO/LAX. They aren’t going to dissuade UA from anything other than vigorous competition. And competition is good for the consumer, not to mention MINT is supposedly a better product than UA's premium transcon service. JetBlue can hand United there lunch o...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10617

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Not criticizing, because there is no need too.

FYI:

Standard policy at any airline over my flying career (15 years) is touch down in touch down zone or Go Around. Period.

That is common sense to keep a safe landing distance in front of you.

Runway pavement behind you is useless.

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8238

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

I agree with above poster.

AZ in Italy is as relevant as TWA was in the US in 1999.

I think most posters are grasping at traditional views that no longer exist

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Got it! . http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=8 ·” The Port Authority and United Airlines have begun work on the first phase of what ultimately will be a $1.2 billion redevelopment of Terminals 5 and 6. The first phase will be completed in 2005 and will include 15 new gates, ...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Absolutely true man!

TWA was supposed to have token gates as they shrunk.

T5, in similar form to what it is now, was supposed to be anchored by UA!

I believe it was announced in september of 99 or 00 in a press release by UA and PANYNJ.

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

HKG ran very, very briefly. Not sure why, but I think a month or two. Some other JFK history on United: 1. They were supposed to rebuild T5; not jetblue. It was announced with the Port Authority 2. They announced, but never started JFK CDG, just before 9/11. 9/11 was the death knoll for JFK ops. Sho...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

The quick solution here is a deal with AA that includes an ORD gate or two for 10 underused AA RJ slots at JFK and 2 gates in T8.

AA could shrink to 80 flights; UA can have 10 departures...everyone is happy

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I'd love to see JFK service to each of the UA hubs. Flying out of Chicago, it's not uncommon for the best looking itineraries for international travel to be B6 to JFK and then a Star carrier onward. If I were Scott Kirby for a day, I'd put four daily IAH-JFK on E75s, four daily IAD-JFK on E45s, six...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 70
Views: 5688

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Is there enough room here for all of the B6 LGB operation?

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

Nothing new here. He said this before, and nothing has happened since. And it's not like he can be believed anyway. At heart it's a simple math problem. Clearly the "mistake" of leaving JFK isn't worth the price to re-enter organically. That tells us the "mistake" is either mino...

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by jfklganyc
Thu May 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

They could pick their way in if they really wanted. Start with 2 redeyes in and 2 early am departures to west coast. You be surpised how quickly you pick up a slot here and there. If they get up to 4 or 5 daily to each california hub, They will accomplish their objective. That Objective is attainabl...

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by jfklganyc
Thu May 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22968

United seeks to return to JFK

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... fk-449086/
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Sweet Irony for us JFK fans that called this bone-headed move 3 years ago.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... fk-449086/

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Sweet Irony for us JFK fans that called this bone-headed move 3 years ago.

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by jfklganyc
Wed May 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22166

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Why is it EWR and not JFK? Im curious, because: 1. They have an operation at JFK; not EWR 2. They keep making a point of saying they are going to serve “New York” in their ads, but make no mention of “EWR” in the ad. Im pretty sure they have to do that. “New Service to New York (EWR)” I mean, techni...

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by jfklganyc
Sun May 27, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA / FedEx Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1906

Re: LGA / FedEx Question

Ironically, If you receieve a package from Fed Ex in NYC it likely says “LGA.” They use partner airlines to fly packages in

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by jfklganyc
Fri May 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36735

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Unfortunately, I have no interest flying a US carrier on an ultra long haul route. The passenger experience and comfort is sacrificed to ensure that shareholders are happy with their investment. I’ll spend extra for a foreign carrier that is focused on their customers. Last time I visited India, I ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu May 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?
Replies: 19
Views: 4144

Re: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?

Yossarian22 wrote:
A quick search on Google would answer your question.



Actually, this discussion proved interesting.

Perhaps you should remember this with regards to posts in the future

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by jfklganyc
Wed May 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is it with EWR Term C
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: What is it with EWR Term C

Couldnt agree more. I flew them to MCI in winter. Airtrain to check in to security was an endless maze of up and down left and right with no signage. That was for a pilot. I couldnt imagine a newbie doing it. The biggest problem is a 1970s era, three-level headhouse that desparately needs replacing ...

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by jfklganyc
Tue May 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10023

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

It was a piece falling off an ancient CO DC 10 that caused the Concorde disaster...just a reality check for this dangerous bird.

The reality is, prior to 9/11, airlines were flying a lot of old aircraft around by today's standards. It was a different time.

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by jfklganyc
Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

They dont have to run mainline.

They have 270 slots at JFK with a B6 takeover...they have a hub. They can make the hub work how they see fit with outsourced RJs and mainline. I suspect their upstate ops would look like UA at EWR.

It is better for JFK (pax count wise) if they stay separate obviously.

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by jfklganyc
Mon May 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

AAs best bet in NYC (I hate to say it) is a purchase and merger with B6. Forget the other B6 pieces, just concentrate on planes and NYC slots. It would give AA a 270 departure hub from JFK, they would be a solid number 2 at LGA and they would have a presence in EWR and HPN. Short of that, they arent...

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by jfklganyc
Sun May 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4426

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Didnt DL fly their seasonally over the last few years?

I know a smaller Italian airline flew 330s to JFK nonstop a few years ago.

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by jfklganyc
Sun May 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7852

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

The 320 being widespread in the US was a JetBlue/post 9/11 thing. Until that point UA US NW had 320s. Most US Airlines had 737s 727s 757s and 767s. 9/11 flushed the older planes. But it wasnt until the seismic shift in the narrowbody market that 320 family aircraft became widespread in the US. Today...

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by jfklganyc
Sat May 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

It is not ironic at all. US was the largest carrier at LGA in terms of slots and had no interest in the position. The same management team in place at American right now. A leopard doesn’t change it’s spots NYC is a place you want to be in; or you dont want to be in It is an expensive place to play ...

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by jfklganyc
Sat May 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA made a big mistake letting DL becoming the number 1 airline in NYC. Many on a.net seem to want to believe this, as evidenced by how many posters make this statement. But posting it does not make it true. DL is not the number 1 airline in NYC. 2016 passenger totals (combined LGA + EWR + JFK): 1. ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu May 17, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 13857

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Dont know if it is announced today,

But looks like it is the C series

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by jfklganyc
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4546

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

That is so interesting about the Sundrome. I looked at an old pic, and you are right, there were no gates between the satellites! That explains why both satellites had an usable tiny gate when TWA and later B6 were occupants. TWA added 4 gates mid terminal while making a gate in the satellite unusab...

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by jfklganyc
Wed May 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7469

JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business ... story.html


And grow to over 100 flights.

Looks like they found their next growth city after BOS and FLL
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And grow to over 100 flights.

Looks like they found their next growth city after BOS and FLL

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by jfklganyc
Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4546

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Quick history question:

Why did National build the Sundrome at JFK?

They didnt fly to Europe and seemed to be limited to Florida.

I know a terminal at JFK was the thing to do in the 60s, but this seems a bit much for a small airline with no intl presence from the airport.

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by jfklganyc
Wed May 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO expanding its expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: MCO expanding its expansion

Lost in all of this: jetblue will be vacating the entire finger of gates that it currently has. Furthermore, Airside 4 has lots of empty space. While new gates and terminals and shiny trains are nice, let’s not pretend that MCO needs these gates. Airside 1 is underutilized. Airside 4 is very underut...

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