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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
What a mess, but I don't blame them. Let AS fight WN for the short haul in California.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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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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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Great plane, I sure hope B6 orders a ton of e190-E2'sJump to post
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...Jump to post
MCO-PDX though?Jump to post
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?
The planes name is profit hunter? haha I like thatJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
jordanh wrote:Throwing up a white flag in SFO and Southern California, and circling the wagons in SEA?
Are all the area airports going to be co-bases?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
werdywerd wrote:As a long time A.Net member and a former JetBlue Crewmember of over 12+ years.................
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post