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by CobaltScar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 27
Views: 4811

Re: United FA Bases

[ Now imagine how it was at Virgin America, who were some of the lowest paid FAs in the country and whos hub was SFO. Airlines try to take advantage of people by portraying the lifestyle as "glamorous" , and Virgin was the most guilty of this and took in young naive people and forced them...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 27
Views: 4811

Re: United FA Bases

I don't know how these new junior flight attendants survive living in the most expensive cities in the world. Take for example, San Francisco/Bay Area. Making 6 figures in the bay means you're still low income. As a new flight attendant at United, isn't the take home salary around 20-30K a year? Li...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 27
Views: 4811

Re: United FA Bases

I don't know how these new junior flight attendants survive living in the most expensive cities in the world. Take for example, San Francisco/Bay Area. Making 6 figures in the bay means you're still low income. As a new flight attendant at United, isn't the take home salary around 20-30K a year? Li...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 27
Views: 4811

Re: United FA Bases

They recently announced new crew bases at SAN, PHX, and MCO which will shift seniority all around the system. The company also said they will be eyeing additional satellite bases too. Very interesting development but also pragmatic. Everyone knows that being based at home equals a much more content ...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Dieuwer wrote:
Does JetBlue typically do something special for an inaugurational flight?


Yes, balloons and stuff at the gates. The crew are usually natives of whatever the new city is. Stuff like that.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 4746

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

klm617 wrote:
[@ the original poster New York's hometown airline is Delta not JetBlue.



New York's Hometown Airline is a jetBlue registered trademark I think....

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by CobaltScar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 4746

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

The other thread was for DCA/IAD and crystal city in how it relates to flying, this one is for New York now that the announcement is finalized and the very real issue of price/rent for B6 in maybe the same building as Amazon. Maybe minor effects on flying (more SEA and maybe B6 E190 ( later 220-100)...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 4746

Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

So with the news revealing that half of Amazon's east coast Headquarters will be in Long Island City and talk of maybe even in the same Brewster building as jetBlue headquarters itself, what does that mean for New York's Hometown Airline? They've recently pulled back a bit on their flights to SEA, w...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 9684

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

"What IF".... In a couple years the aviation and economical environment is such that B6 decides keeping a extra 60 E190s around is not a bad thing? The new 220s can do their thing, and the old E190s can be the 717's and MD 80s of the jetblue fleet consigned to shuttle service in the North ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 7660

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Studies have shown that when you pour water for customers out into a plastic cup, they are more apt to just ask for coke or juice. If you offer them a sealed bottle of water instead they will take it. This is why certain airlines don't pour water and instead offer single serve water bottles. Also I ...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 23356

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

The FA let his horniness overpower his senses. One would think the older and more mature Austin would of done a little to protect him like advise him to hide his badge and maybe put a blindfold on him or something to hide his identity. How could Austin not know that he was 100 percent getting him fi...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

What about MKE? or is it basically the MEM of the north? (i.e. too poor to bother with as a hub)

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by CobaltScar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

How many gates does HA control at the big west coast cities? I could see a B6 takeover of HA where they drastically cut Hawaii/Asia flying and cannibalize the aircraft for more continental flying and the HA widebodies for Europe, and cannibalize the HA west coast gate space as a poor man's VX gambit.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: WN Aircraft Utilization

Who makes more money, in relation to their size, jetBlue or Southwest? If the answer is Southwest, then I want to know why. They compensate way more than jetBlue and they don't utilize their aircraft nearly as much as jetBlue. Who is to blame? Or what is the magic?

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by CobaltScar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: WN Aircraft Utilization

Thats what I was thinking, Southwest does not even fly redeyes. How can they be anywhere near the top of aircraft utilization. Someone tell me the secret how Southwest makes so much money with such poor aircraft utilization, and such high labor compensation and no business/first class premium seatin...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 60939

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Hopefully a PDX-FLL flight soon. If SFO-FLL was dropped I doubt PDX-FLL would work. I wouldn't necessarily say that. SFO-FLL has competition (including SFO-MIA), whereas PDX-FLL does not. The FLL/MIA area is currently the largest unserved market from PDX. Sounds like a good route for jetBlue to sta...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9768

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Their immediate challenge today (besides the long-awaited entry by WN to Hawaii) is buy-in by the ex-VX employees and getting them to stop trashing their new employer where customers are within earshot. That's been a challenge for every airline merger and it'll settle down...but ex-VX need to move ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6742

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

BWIAirport wrote:
They would have been a prime pickup for AS



That would be interesting. AS gets FL and B6 gets VX. hmmmmm no compromises on name, aircraft or who's culture wins out since AS and B6 would be overpowering smaller airlines. Oh well, what's done is done.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Lots of money around SRQ and points south. Way more affluent than Daytona beach so I'm not surprised they kept SRQ and dropped Day.beach.

I'm sad to see DAB go, I like the smaller airports- all of them, and wish B6 flew to more small stations.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Welcome to the Caribbeans hometown airline!

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by CobaltScar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I was talking to someone last night who was laid off from Jet Blue as part of the headcount changes and he did not disagree with me that the company missed an opportunity the acquisition of VX to shake the market up. HE was talking about "its all about the next big plane order" and what t...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5631

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

Per June 2018 published consumer survey here is passengers views on the possibility of using cell phones on board in future. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/airline-customers-show-east-west-split-over-inflight-phone-links For US, 48% consumers want it to be allowed. Some nations ...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 60939

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

They can't compete on JFK routes, so doubt it. The entire east cost is the LGB (kryptonite) of AS. The new routes will be more pawns thrown into the west coast meat grinder against WN.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5631

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

People remain on their phones talking during taxi and during safety demo all the time. Not only effecting their own safety, but those around them as they distract and make it harder to hear safety demo. This law will make it easier to enforce. "FAA has made it illegal to have voice calls in a m...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10881

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Our President has signed this bill into law. Congratulations to the passengers who will have their ever shrinking seat size at least looked at, and congratulations to the Flight Attendants who will now get the same humane rest requirements as the Pilots, 10 hours between each duty period, not reduci...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10881

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Even if they make the current in-use minimums the new lower limit, that is consumer friendly. Also having better rested (and thus more friendly and attentive) Flight Attendants on all flights with the new minimum rest requirements help customer safety and comfort, so that too is a huge win for the f...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10881

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

First of all this bill will likely die in committee and never see a House vote. I do agree that there should be a minimum seat pitch for almost all commercial aircraft operating within the USA. People are taller and heavier than a generation or 2 ago and tight pitch on long flights can trigger circ...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10881

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

This bill has passed with a veto-proof majority in both houses. Good news all around. I am VERY curious to see the impact on airlines and especially regional and ULCC that routinely schedule less than 10 hours rest for their Flight Attendants, that now will be illegal.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14637

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I know this is all a pipe dream, but you could make a case for a 4-way combination of SY/B6/AS and HA. As one airline you would have widebodies for the Pacific and perhaps a few leftovers to begin Atlantic service. You would have strong hubs at SEA-PDX-JFK-BOS-MSP-HNL-FLL. All this combination lack...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14637

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I also don't think AA/DL/UA would be allowed to buy them (I pray). WN maybe, but then the Europe argument is moot. Agreed, Big3 are off the table. I don't think WN/AirTran merger was even legal, considering the way AirTran led pricing across most of the populated USA. It was a case study in mergers...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14637

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Those people want something that sounds sophisticated, worldly and culturally rich, they don't want their friends thinking they are boarding a flight to Anchorage or Fairbanks. What did the State of Alaska or Alaska Airlines do to you exactly? lol People get on a Southwest plane to fly from the Mid...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14637

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

What is JetBlue today? A small southwest? A legacy wannabe? An ULCC in the making? The next Alaska? This is the internal struggle. This is not a net fodder. It is very real. They don’t know what they want to be. With the plan they've laid out, The Next Alaska is the best they have come up with. A m...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 16110

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

There’s little chance that the chief executives of the Big Three U.S. airlines – American, Delta and United – missed the message last week from Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer of smaller rival JetBlue, when she spoke at an industry conference. But just in case they failed to ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 16110

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

This may just be me, but why would UA want B6? For starters, United would gain a significant SE US presence overnight, plus the ability to re-enter JFK and in a big way, even with the usual merger-related concessions. The situation is unique as B6 pilots *want* to be bought out. The B6 network woul...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 16110

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Today was the first day that UA/CO crew started flying together since their merger. That whole mess is all behind them now. Perhaps UA is ready for desert.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 16110

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Detroit313 wrote:
Time to become part of Alaska or United.



This would be a good thing.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 36462

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Perhaps this is also a warning to JetBlue to think very carefully with their TATL plans being touted about. Naw, this is good news for B6. Less competition, and unlike all these others throwing routes across the atlantic like darts, B6 is slow and methodical with the cash flow from a solid domestic...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9142

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

What if B6 bought the A220 and flew it BOS & JFK===> London City. With mostly Mint seats? I think business folk would eat that right up if they could charge $2500- 3k round trip. Is it easy to get space and slots at London City? If so then that is their golden goose. Send the 321LR elsewhere in...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9142

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

B6 should concentrate on growing domestically, outside the Northeast-Florida and JFK/BOS Transcons. WN is looking to grow to Hawaii and the Caribbean / Latin America because they have a huge mature domestic system. Has B6 really run out of options domestically that they would rather fly to Dublin t...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK to open MCO crew base 12/1
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: NK to open MCO crew base 12/1

Good for them, the more choices of where to live in this vagabond lifestyle, the better.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 16110

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

So if they are gonna offer same pitch as regular coach, same free drinks/snacks, wifi/tv on these cheaper tickets, why are people going to bother with the higher priced tickets at all?? where is the savings or opportunity to up-sell the customer that buys the bottom basement ticket? Saying you are g...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 16110

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

This is why I said in the FAA re-authorization bill thread that the government needed to step in and limit seat size. If you have no building codes, you end up with a nasty dangerous uncomfortable ghetto. This race to the bottom won't stop without a bottom. I like that idea of charging extra for the...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 7181

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

So what happened to B6 and the new entrant slots??? This is from 2016: We’ll be asking the airport to place JetBlue on the airport’s waiting list for slots. There are currently four other airlines interested in serving SNA, putting us fifth in priority on the wait list. In order, the current list is...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7622

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

smells of desperation

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by CobaltScar
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

we all pray once the new terminal C is ready, that jetBlue gives SWA a run for its money and starts to connect a ton more places with MCO/Disney. Its kind of shocking how little of the rest of the USA jetBlue connects to MCO. On a SIDE note: maybe with this new FAA bill coming out putting a stop to ...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 851
Views: 80790

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

FA9295 wrote:
Any chance that B6 could start JFK-MLB? Obviously, MLB has "Orlando" in the airport's title, but I think MLB is far enough away from MCO to possibly justify service. It would very likely be similar to how JFK-DAB is currently served.


Its too close to MCO, would be a pointless addition.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10881

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

This is pretty good. Also in there they will mandate minimum 10 hours non-reducible rest for Flight Attendants between duty periods. So they can actually, you know, get rest like a human being.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 254
Views: 31234

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I wish I'd still be alive to witness pilotless and FAless airplanes. I want to buy my ticket, checkin at a kiosk or online, board a plane and take my seat, then get off at the other end and never have to talk to airline employee harassing me at every turn. Sure I want to be alive during all that to...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 254
Views: 31234

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It will also be a company making a profit for a few years with a crop of zero seniority/bottom of the pay scale new hires in a industry where time based seniority is everything. And when the labor costs inevitably go up with time, he will sell. (speed up this timeline 2x if the pilots/FAs unionize u...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 11591

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

Half way though the OPs post I was thinking, you need to transfer to a new base! Too bad you could not get BUR. Nothing makes a job harder then bad coworkers you are forced to rely on.

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