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
I keep seeing people mention the e195 and the cs300 for JetBlue. Please help me to understand: If JetBlue already flys 320's why do they need another plane that carries within 30 passengers of it? Why even bother? To me its the cs100 , the e190 or just all airbus 320/321s. Also the e190 is used a lo...Jump to post
Does this have transcon range? 2600 NM. It's tight in winter on the westbound legs. The CSeries is a better option for B6. Most of the transcons are or are going to 321 MINT planes so the CSeries won't have much use there anyways. E190 is perfect for the mid-cons and short legs with frequency.Jump to post
Hopefully B6 will jump in now. It would be sad if they did not. I truly hope so too. They could open up so many areas of the country with this plane, and it could solve all of their long beach and west coast issues with it. (yes I know it was tried before, just put the tools needed like a maintenan...Jump to post
Florida is made up of people from all over the USA.
Anyways, this woman needs to spend some time behind bars, and then community service at various animal charities.
B6 already has different crew policies in different states. California, New York, and probably soon MASS have enhanced family leave and sick time laws. Florida does not. You are subject to the laws of the state you are based in. Is it fair that crew in California get to call out sick and not get pen...Jump to post
The FAs are chomping at the bit to vote yes soon as this gov. shut down thing ends, Not sure what the government shutdown has to do with a FA vote but the three day shutdown has been over for five days. The NMB has said they won't let the vote happen until a lasting budget is approved. They don't w...Jump to post
With a top line miss, the question remains as to whether or not customers are willing to pay a premium for that excellent customer service. The bigger question is if Jetblue is willing to start paying a premium for the workers giving that excellent customer service. The FAs are chomping at the bit ...Jump to post
I keep going back and forth in my mind about LGB. Part of me wants scorched earth on them and the other part cherishes B6 having their own personal airport/space to operate from. I really like how they took over the MAT at LGA, I like how they own and are expanding t5, plan to take over the new term...Jump to post
Yep as much as I enjoyed seeing LGB as a almost exclusive B6 airport, the time has come. The airline cant just keep subsidizing that operation. Grats SWA on their soon to be additional slots.Jump to post
Canada fires back and filled a complaint at the WTO over Boeing. This complaint is only a small drop in the bucket. NAFTA negotiations are in the toilet so the Canadians launched a whole bunch of WTO complaints against the U.S. today: Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-united-states-tra...Jump to post
Lets not forget that ALL signs point to b6 starting Europe flights from their strong holds in New York and New England in a year or two.
As Obi Wan once said "these are not the LCCs you are looking for"
Wait for B6 to inflict the coup de grace on pariahs like Norwegian.
I don't think you can compare any class on Alaska to B6, they are just in two different leagues. gogo wifi with a charge (and gogo is awful/slow) vs. free and fast flyfi less leg room in coach vs more leg room bring your own device and stare at your phone vs. free live TV and movies on a big screen ...Jump to post
Criminal though that JetBlue management did not plan to start their own Hawaii service, years ago, if there was all this pent up demand from their one and only west coast focus city. Oh well, at least they are adding more Dominican Republic?!?Jump to post
VX has a wonderful economy product - the best in the US. From the wide aisles and comfortable seats to the IFE and the ability to order in the IFE - this was a forward-thinking service concept. Why more airlines don’t implement it I don’t know. Instead of doing multiple cart runs, why not let passe...Jump to post
Do they still have their JFK crew base? If so is it likely being closed? Good question. Its a tiny base. VX FA on my flight told me AS closed the JFK crew base pretty quick... something about NY labor laws allowing crews to call out up to 40 hrs per month without penalty and then using sick time or...Jump to post
VX's target audience had been switching to JetBlue for years so its just as well AS gave up on them and are sticking with what PNW wants. The people with money were paying for MINT, while VX was reduced to giving most of its F cabin away for free. (which B6 does not do, as policy).Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:By the way, I am appalled by unions now largely representing high income people. Union power on wages should be limited to those earning less than $35 an hour.
If VX’ soft product mattered it wouldn’t be blown away by AS’ profit margin, never mind UA Ha, ha! VX was happy (& lucky) to get Jet Blue and Alaska get into a bidding war. Neither of them got into that for the soft product. The only winner was VX leadership and large stockholders. VX was a fai...Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:So is B6 giving some of their LGB non-commuter slots to HA for this service?
Also, does anyone know who is planning on moving to the southern International complex when it opens? It's not scheduled to open for a few years, as I recall it's only going to be about ten gates tho which should open up options for about 50-80+ flights, depending on aircraft size and turn times. B...Jump to post
Why would B6 need a merger but AS not? They basically mirror each other in size and scope on their respective coasts, except B6's coast has far more population plus is in range of the islands of the Caribbean and western Europe with narrow bodies, while Alaska is stuck with Hawaii and I suppose ove...Jump to post
An AS and B6 merger would be nice eventually, but AS needs to finish with the VX merger first and both need to build up their presence in the central part of the country. AS doesn't need a merger in the future, B6 probably does. These two aren't going to get married. The only likely merger I see in...Jump to post
This will happen in a few years. The new airline needs to focus on the "cool" JetBlue angle and not the creepy eskimo. Hawaiian would just be killing off a cornered and faltering dino. They would have zero feed if Jetblue and (who else do they codeshare with?) cut them off. The flights fro...Jump to post
Sanford is ok if you live up there, but its not as convenient to get to as MCO for the majority of central florida. Situation might be better when they finish the northern beltway. Of course with the train projected to have a station right inside , MCO will get even more convenient. Its Atlanta that...Jump to post
What kind of quality of life can there be around LA with that traffic? I just can't imagine spending so many hours a day in the car. This thread talking about new regional LA basin airports when LGB is withering on the vine due to lack of community support and people not wiling to pay a premium to a...Jump to post
Back to topic, what was the outcome of the union card count in DC? Its not finalized yet, but will for sure be much more than the required 50.1 percent signed cards needed. TWU was slow and methodical with this and required the JetBlue FAs have a super majority of cards signed before they would all...Jump to post