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by CobaltScar
Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 138
Views: 13550

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Plenty of places to go from MCO, its a issue of not enough aircraft right now. I'd forget about MCO to FLL/MIA though. The new high speed train is going all the way to the airport in MCO and it just won't be worth the hassle to fly for most people. RSW to MCO and MCO/FLL to the panhandle might work....

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by CobaltScar
Mon May 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19097

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Its managements fault for not enforcing basic guidelines. There are also airlines that have this very weird mix between casual and professional that sends mixed messages such as females don't have to wear make up or nail polish, but have to wear heels. Just go one way or the other and be done with i...

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7336

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Great news for B6 at MCO. Too bad its going to be three years waiting to see it happen.

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 51
Views: 12138

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Who knows, but the pilot contract does include pay rates for both the e190/195 AND the cs100/300.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 145
Views: 14497

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

Poor MCO is always left out of the conversation. Remember they are moving to a brand new southern terminal in a couple years there. I don't mourn the loss of LGB one second, when there is still so much to do out east. Its a sin that MCO is not connected to basically anywhere in the deep south and mi...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7645

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

My policy on flight attendants is to say please and thank you and let them do their jobs. This is what I do. But I feel embarrassed for the airline when you get that one FA who does not give service with a smile and acts bothered by the passenger. I know after a long day things get trying and its h...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18030

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

Agreed. This is the beginning of the end for B6 LGB. Have to start cutting west coast service for the impending AS merger :stirthepot: I don't know if you were half joking, but absolutely. I said the same thing as AS pulled out of and reduced transcon and east coast things. They are both so obvious...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18030

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

Ouch! Not an expansion at all, but reallocation and (for the west coast) a huge retreat. Drops flights by 1/3 in LGB. I dont think thw cuts stop there either. Time will tell Agreed. This is the beginning of the end for B6 LGB. Have to start cutting west coast service for the impending AS merger :st...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18030

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

What a mess, but I don't blame them. Let AS fight WN for the short haul in California.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14147

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

This thread reminds me of a story that was told about a flight a few years ago that was rushing to make a trans-con curfew at on the west coast.. Half way through the flight the lavs malfunctioned and would no longer flush. After deliberating the crew decided to continue onto the destination without...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14147

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

The biggest factor in how clean/dirty a bathroom is , is the route! Some routes are notorious for trashing the plane. I think its ok for a FA to tidy up a little bit, but asking them to scrub toilets and pee/poop soaked floors is too much. That has to be true at 99% of the airlines, but I would not...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30133

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

The FAs get a minimum of 5 hours of pay a day, no matter how short the flight. So a shuttle from Boston to LGA is still going to cost the company 5 hours. Of course the company will ensure that FA does that shuttle twice in a row so they are not paying them too much for nothing. You have to think ab...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14147

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

The biggest factor in how clean/dirty a bathroom is , is the route! Some routes are notorious for trashing the plane. I think its ok for a FA to tidy up a little bit, but asking them to scrub toilets and pee/poop soaked floors is too much.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30133

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

The only new recent bit if info it that the FAs at B6 Unionized a couple days ago. The E190 needs just 2 FAs, the 195 and CS need 3. With labor costs on the rise now from both Pilot and FA groups, will it be worth it to pick the 195 over the 190 and need a extra FA just for a extra 20 or so seats? A...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30133

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

I don't see any new news in this thread. I guess I will type what i've typed out in a half dozen similar threads then: I hope B6 goes with the e190 E-2 and also announce trans-atlantic. Oh I also wish they announce a merger with anyone except spirit, allegiant, or frontier.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 9984

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Way to go jetBlue!!! Delta flight attendants will be next! Let's see what wages B6's union gets FAs (and then compare then to non-unionized Delta for kicks). I don't think even jetBlue FAs expect to get Delta's pay scale. But, that's really missing the point. When they get a contract, jetBlue FAs w...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 9984

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Congratulations to all the Flight Attendants of jetBlue on their newly unionized status!!!!

Yes to representation 2661 66%

No to representation 1387 34%

88 percent of eligible voters voted.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 9984

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

The national labor board will be releasing the results of the FA TWU election tomorrow at 2pm eastern. This is a very historic moment for this airline. Most people are predicting a landslide in favor of TWU. After this only Delta will be left.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - merged seniority list for inflight and JCBA passed
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: AS - merged seniority list for inflight and JCBA passed

The VX FA's are seeing huge gains in pay and work rules with this merge. Good for them. They better be happy AS won the bid war and not B6.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3187

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

I assume you are talking about Delta? Word on the street is they are watching the TWU jetBlue election set to end in April like Hawks and hope to use the momentum to greatly help their own push with the IAM. Its going to be way more than just B6ers holding their breath on the 17th when the results h...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16965

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

while AS happily pursued a larger, and therefore, more lucrative market segment on those same routes. Time will tell if AS made the right decision. MINT can be as affordable as $499, so I would say it is also aimed at this larger more lucrative market segment you are talking about. And can AS remai...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16965

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

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B6 is pushing them out of the transcon game. I think AS is happily going along with it since both airlines know that their long term futures are tied.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17033

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

jfklganyc wrote:
Supposedly not going with the E2...take that rumor for what it is worth.



no...........

Oh well, holding out hope for a 100 seater CS-100 at the least then.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8654

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

Seems B6 has been very outspoken and a political thorn in the big boys sides. I wonder if that is reason enough to deep six them with a surprise hostile take over.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12919

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

chunhimlai wrote:
Will B6 takeover AS?


yes, the writing is on the wall.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4550

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

Ouch. Even if it was moved, the FAs are supposed to check it before the flight and if missing, report. I'm scratching my head how it could take 10 mins to locate unless deliberate sabotage mid-flight by someone.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 10005

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

I saw another thread about AA buying us. All I can say is PLEASE!!!! Have you lost your mind? SWA, UA, DAL, in that order. If you want a higher wage, you could always quit and join a higher-paying airline. It sure sounds like you would be happier doing that. If seniority transferred between airline...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12919

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

People say 2 billion, but by also assuming VX debt its more like 4 billion.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12919

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

I think this was deliberate strategy by B6 to destabilize AS and make the future merger terms more favorable to B6 management. With respect, that’s insane. Your theory assumes the B6 BOD authrorized bidding on VX not only in hopes they’d draw AS into a bidding war, but also running up the price and...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12919

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

The AS shareholder got to absorb the costs of the 2 billion (plus debt) purchase before the eventual merge with B6. The only real winners were the Virgin share holders. Swallowing this poison pill also increases the chances that more of B6 remains post-merger over AS. I don't mean Virgin America its...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 32517

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Great plane, I sure hope B6 orders a ton of e190-E2's

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by CobaltScar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 50
Views: 6677

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Time for B6 to start up SFO-MCO while there is blood in the water.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 10277

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

Whenever I heard AUS brought up, the complaint was (for b6) that they only have one gate. I think the desire is there, the gates are not.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Quinn, What Happened to JetBlue?
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: North East Winter Storm Quinn, What Happened to JetBlue?

They took a lot of heat last storm from staff because they did not cancel enough flights and it lead to long days and staff getting left in the lurch and I don't think they wanted a repeat of that so soon. The Flight Attendants are having their union vote in April and back to back melt downs would n...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17609

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

evank516 wrote:
Wonder if this will cause B6 to think again about using this to cross the pond?



It will be fine for going to/from the British Isles, which is all they can handle right now at their size. Also B6 CEO is English so...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 250
Views: 38851

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

People claim to have seen a E195 over in the B6 hanger a couple days ago, which makes me sad. If it really is going to be a 195 instead of 190, then just go with the cs100 and be done with it, or stick with 320s.

About range, the 190 has more range then the 195 right? Can a e190-e2 do a transcon?

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by CobaltScar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 32517

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

The planes name is profit hunter? haha I like that

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by CobaltScar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Atlanta
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

Re: jetBlue in Atlanta

They really need to start MCO-SFO

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15650

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

I really don't think that's so unreasonable actually. Have some pride in your company. I don't expect any of them to scrub barf or vacuum up stomped on popcorn spread over 3 rows, but it's really not asking that much in my opinion Who do you think has to pick up popcorn spread over 3 rows when ther...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15650

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

someone that posted above mentioned they only want young blood, does someone with experience even have a shot? They hire all ages and experience levels. Nothing is perfect in this world, I personally think B6 is a great company just experiencing some growing pains. Like others have said, its not a ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9152

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

sweet justice

The rampant rudeness and insubordination these days towards crew is a safety risk.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 113
Views: 12734

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

Throwing up a white flag in SFO and Southern California, and circling the wagons in SEA? More like paving the way for the obvious AS/B6 merger so both companies can make a boat load of money. How the BoD and investors are not already demanding this happens is beyond me. I don't think either airline...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15650

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Jetblue doesn't hire cabin cleaners, they expect the FA's, pilots and all non-reving company employees (and anyone traveling on their benefits) to clean the cabin. Now that's cheap as hell. I really don't think that's so unreasonable actually. Have some pride in your company. I don't expect any of ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 113
Views: 12734

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

jordanh wrote:
Throwing up a white flag in SFO and Southern California, and circling the wagons in SEA?



More like paving the way for the obvious AS/B6 merger so both companies can make a boat load of money. How the BoD and investors are not already demanding this happens is beyond me.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 4937

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Are all the area airports going to be co-bases?

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15650

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

JB losing around 150 pilots per year to other airlines. When that gets high enough, and classes are unfilled, management will do something. Until then, the game gets played. For non pilots on here, pilots dont care about culture. They care about pay and QOL. QOL is quality of life (base, upgrade ti...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15650

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

werdywerd wrote:
As a long time A.Net member and a former JetBlue Crewmember of over 12+ years.................


Interesting, and I always thought the middle management was bloated. The joke is that there is a VP for every little thing. Its going to be a very interesting year, I can feel it.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3162

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Pilots COULD use date of hire. It would be just as fair for pilots as it is for FAs. (Why aren't base and the oh so fuzzy career expectations taken into account for FAs?) It HASN'T been used for U.S. pilots in recent seniority list mergers because pilots have the leverage to shut down and kill a ca...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 15438

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

You really think that GEO is more dangerous or corrupt than Venezuela or Colombia? Or Nigeria? While there are problems these aren't any worse than in some other countries. Yes. It may be small but it’s incredibly corrupt. I was held for hours at the airport on “suspicion on drug trafficking”. When...

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