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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: 15285

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: 15285

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: 8922

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: 12067

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: 15285

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: 12067

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: 4744

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: 15285

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: 15285

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: 3030

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: 64
Views: 8484

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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by CobaltScar
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8142

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

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...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8142

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

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.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8142

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

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...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 260
Views: 18964

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

AUS would make a dream mid america hub for B6. I hope Delta stays far away from it, will be rough enough as is.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10480

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

So I suppose with comfortable flights from Paris to JFK, JetBlue is almost assuredly going to be using this plane. This is going to be a real danger to the Euro based LCCs that are flying trans Atlantic (Norwegian)

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by CobaltScar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7094

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

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.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5775

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

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...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10616

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

They have consciously abandoned this market. They will continue to offer a average front end cabin filled mostly with people on free upgrades, because no one is going to pay for it when they can fly MINT better and cheaper.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7503

Re: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings

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...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7503

Re: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings

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 ...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE service thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2467

Re: PAE service thread

This could of been the "long beach of the north" for B6!!!!!!! oh well

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?
Replies: 34
Views: 2813

Re: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?

The people in this thread saying "but America can mean Guatemala too!" :roll:

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 7624

Re: New Uniforms for AS

The Dominatrix is the designer and not wearing a uniform.

Brown shoes spoil illusion and will make short people look shorter.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 7624

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Not a fan.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ISP-LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Re: Why no ISP-LAX?

Because there is plenty of LAX service just down the LIRR at JFK.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 172
Views: 26266

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

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...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 172
Views: 26266

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

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.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93352

Re: Canada files WTO complaint vs US over Boeing CSeries trade complaint

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...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15918

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

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.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20421

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

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 ...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14246

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

B6 is overdue for some structural and fleet (and fleet interior) changes, and they need more of their business to branch outside of the NE.

What part of B6 do you guys like the most? The Flight Attendants/In-flight service and experience?

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 13802

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

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?!?

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noose Found at HA Employee's Locker in KOA
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Re: Noose Found at HA Employee's Locker in KOA

He could of put it there himself. Something similar happen at the air force academy recently?

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20421

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

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...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America 2018 A321 plan
Replies: 19
Views: 5202

Re: Virgin America 2018 A321 plan

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...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America 2018 A321 plan
Replies: 19
Views: 5202

Re: Virgin America 2018 A321 plan

santi319 wrote:
Do they still have their JFK crew base? If so is it likely being closed?


Good question. Its a tiny base.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20421

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

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).

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20421

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

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.


Great, so you support all the Airline FA unions, the majority of whos work forces make less than that per hour.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20421

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

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...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 13802

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

EA CO AS wrote:
So is B6 giving some of their LGB non-commuter slots to HA for this service?



They are done bleeding out at LGB for no good reason.

(AS should take this lesson regarding DAL)

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3601

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

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...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8588

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

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...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8588

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

F9 has nothing to offer to B6. Denver is not what B6 needs.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8588

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

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...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8588

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

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...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando/Stanford Airport $43 Million dollar expansion
Replies: 22
Views: 4089

Re: Orlando/Stanford Airport $43 Million dollar expansion

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...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?
Replies: 83
Views: 9184

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?

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...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12283

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

If b6 could secure enough gates, it would be the perfect mid america hub for them. I sure would like to see it as a crew base.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 57
Views: 7659

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

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...

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