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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 100
Views: 8463

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

How often do you flyers catch a cold after travel? Its very common. Now imagine your job puts you in those dirty planes with hundreds of strangers every day, picking up their cups and trash and in some cases even cleaning the plane after each leg (hello jetblue). So don't compare your desk job's sic...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees
Replies: 36
Views: 2038

Re: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees

A few years ago if you told me B6 had anything in common with NK, I would've laughed. Well, looks like those days are slowly disappearing. Whether it ends with a merger is anybody's guess. But it would be a consumer's worst nightmare. Yall better open those wallets up and starting spending money on...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 110
Views: 7889

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

If the workers were smart, they would vote in anyone but IAM. My position at my company is represented by IAM and our contract is terrible. Even people I know that are or were under IAM, or know about IAM, hates them too or at least knows they suck. Teamsters or even TWU would be a much better unio...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Spirit CEO to JetBlue Board of Directors
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Former Spirit CEO to JetBlue Board of Directors

Oh my. I've heard whispering of them seeking out new ancillary revenue. Bluespirit here we come.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 110
Views: 7889

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. If it's better for the workers why arent AA and UA flight attendants happy. Since unions are good and wil help Delta shouldnt't they have helped the legacies with the employees job satisfac...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90053

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He's said to be a member of the tow team so he's trained enough to move the aircraft around the field, start the APU, check hydraulic pressure, understand the radio jargon, etc. Here - Let's spend some time on this. What was he being paid??? Four years with Horizon, clearly trained to do very speci...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5652

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

AS/B6 merger would also be phenomenal for shareholders and employees too. Oh, and Hawaiian does not become Aloha, they get swallowed up by the new AS/B6, reducing capacity from west cost to Hawaii (and increasing everyone's fares and profits) while the wide bodies get re-positioned to BOS/JFK/SEA fo...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5652

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Many of us heard this already but for the new eyes: B6/AS will merge eventually, so why waste time poaching each others respective coasts? Make love not war. $$

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by CobaltScar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3605

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

Interestingly enough I had to fly them a couple months ago in economy. They seemed like a Spirit airlines type deal where nothing was free. I would not want to be on them for more than 2 hours. I did notice some cheesy make shift business class in the first few rows. They looked like regular seats b...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 6218

Re: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

I can tell you there definitely was not labor unrest. The informational picket was self serving for ALPA only. It didn't matter one bit inside the building. You think that all of the sudden the company said "oh man, they're informationally picketing outside the office!" The TA was agreed ...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10210

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

tphuang wrote:
Don't think they have any west coast ambitions for the near future. A shame since I think there is some possibility of more gates at SFO.


They will never say no to more gates at LAX or SFO.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16494

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

4. B6 workers Will all be on board with huge raises and integration into the worlds largest airline (job security) I dont think all workgroups would be onboard with this. If they look close enough they will see inferior reserve work rules and with how senior UA is, all of JetBlue will most definite...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 50
Views: 10318

Re: 2018 SNA Slot Allocation Released

B6 announced they were putting in for slots here, what happened? Not awarded or b6 said never mind?

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by CobaltScar
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19509

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Why don't they turn LGB into a e190 base then? I never understood why they flew A320s on those awful short routes. And with the 320 going to 162 seats and a fourth Flight Attendant too? Only going to get worse. There are only 60 190s and they are based in size order BOS JFK MCO. Most people think o...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19509

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Why don't they turn LGB into a e190 base then? I never understood why they flew A320s on those awful short routes. And with the 320 going to 162 seats and a fourth Flight Attendant too? Only going to get worse.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10086

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. ...if you're one of the lazy and incompetent. Anyone else would be an ignorant fool to vote in favor of a union. You'd be giving away your voice for a pi...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10086

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Man are you spot on! 100% accurate assessment. B6's fate was sealed once they lost out to AS regarding VX. B6 is cornered, and they know it. They're about to get "AirTran'd"; by who, is anyone's guess, although I have my suspicions. Hint: it's an airline without a NYC hub. Hopefully the s...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10086

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

This campaign started a month ago: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1371799&p=19761489#p19761489 Here is a article that shows the latest letter sent by Jetblue management trying to convince FAs not to go for the union: http://savvystews.com/2017/09/jetblue-flight-attendants...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44834

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

All the seat and range creep for the cs100 and e195, what is the point when they have 150 (next year 162) seat 320s? Its either a sweet heart deal for e90 e2's , or all 320's and 321's. This is what Embraer is going to be told, and to keep their planes relevant in the USA, they will give JetBlue the...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44834

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Why would they put the Mint product on a shirt segment aircraft? What's the benefit? If it has enough range it could do almost-TCON. They wouldn't need to have the whole fleet with Mint, just a subfleet. But what's the benefit? Putting aside that it won't have the range, what markets are "almo...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41705

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Well here's an interesting turn of events: Alaska Airlines could continue to operate a mixed fleet of Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 family aircraft indefinitely, says chief executive Brad Tilden. "We feel we have enough scale to run the mixed fleet efficiently," he says at the Boyd In...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9428

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

usflyer msp wrote:
ONT has nothing around it except alot of middle and low-income people that moved from LA because it was too expensive (and meth).
If ONT was in NorCal it would be the equivalent of Stockton SCK not OAK or SJC...



Hmmmm ok I changed my mind about LGB. B6 needs to make it work somehow haha.

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 3967

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

There is legoland just south of there too. Anyways, Lakeland would of been a better airport than Sanford. Sanford is out of the way from everything. People visiting Orlando are coming for the center of Orlando (I drive, downtown) and what is in the south west of orange county (the parks), the comple...

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by CobaltScar
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 FAs relaunch union drive 8/21
Replies: 0
Views: 636

B6 FAs relaunch union drive 8/21

I am pleased to announce the In-House Lead Organizers and Inflight Crewmembers from JetBlue Airways have re-launched their Authorization Card signing campaign in their efforts to form a union and become members of the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU). After taking time to re-organi...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 14887

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

Midwestindy wrote:
I can't wait to see the reactions when B6 adds MSP...



Its gonna happen in 2018

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by CobaltScar
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 14887

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

You can't be as big on the east coast as JetBlue is and have a black hole around Atlanta, profitable or not.

Hopefully Minneapolis next now that Suncountry is going down to ULCC land, leaves more room for middle ground king JetBlue.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30239

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

Oh and JetBlue has already put in for slots at orange county. They will just continue their slow steady creep through the LA basin with a eagle eye on LAX. I'm kind of surprised they dont have a token presence at Ontario again. I guess the planes are better off elsewhere.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30239

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

For now B6 regrets deeply that WN came out of nowhere and grabbed the underused temp slots and newly created slots, because it made the corner they are painted into even smaller and less profitable. They are going to defend their "turf" even if it continues to cost them and hope for better...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did B6 market themselves initially?
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: How did B6 market themselves initially?

There is a big push now to re energize customer service. So if customer server and new planes worked before, then perhaps things will get rolling again with this new customer service initiative and remodeled planes. The company always did and still wants to be the "apple, starbucks, etc" o...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30239

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

One would imagine JetBlue would do all it can to earn good reputation and win the hearts and minds of citizens and politicians at LGB since they desire to allow international flights and maybe also gain additional slots one day, but instead, now they bring more negative attention to themselves with...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30239

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

LGB loses money, this will just exacerbate that fact. Hopefully this will just push JetBlue into the arms of Ontario, and the residence of LGB can bask in the glory of higher fares and multiple connections to get out east on Southwest. The JetBlue operation at LGB just cannot get away with what it g...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 20419

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

ive said it before and i'll say it again, the e190 is a superior plane as far as crew and customer comfort. They can be turned far quicker then a 320/21 too. I dearly hope the manufacturer will give JetBlue a wildly good deal to stick with the e190. The e190 can open up whole regions to new JetBlue ...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14330

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

Don't count on b6 staying non-union much longer.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14330

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

For what it's worth, internally at AS it's been brought up that the plan is to make a run at B6 in 3-5 years after the dust settles and lessons are learned from the VX acquisition. These aren't rumors between employees, these are things just said by employees to each other, I've head this from high...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14330

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

Why is PDX never brought up as a west coast hub for b6?

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 8038

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Leave Spirit for Frontier to gobble up

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 6558

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

PAP, KIN, STI

Lagos was NOTORIOUS when United still ran it.

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 40923

Re: United and jetblue merger

It's a shame JetBlue didn't merge with Virgin - that merger made so much sense from a cultural and fleet standpoint. "Cultural" to Virgin/B6 management = excuse for low pay and bad workrules. Virgin was a pro at this and their hiring skewed towards young people seeking glamour at the cost...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 40923

Re: United and jetblue merger

People maybe lining up for FA jobs, but once they get in the door they don't just stand around like stary eyed robots gratefully taking whatever management throws at them. All these IROPS are doing wonders for the union movement inside b6. Work rules at b6 allow for scheduled 14 hour workdays (the F...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 40923

Re: United and jetblue merger

Well it would take care of JetBlues west coast issue in one fell swoop.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at LGB and LAX?
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

Re: JetBlue at LGB and LAX?

LGB makes no money, as soon as something better presents itself the flying will shift. I think a presence will always remain at LGB and the choicest routes will remain, but right now there is a ton of filler flying their to just hold down the slots otherwise the tiny west coast JetBlue footprint wou...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Ups E-Jet E2 Performance
Replies: 82
Views: 21539

Re: Embraer Ups E-Jet E2 Performance

hopefully this encourages JetBlue to keep and expand their 190 fleet!

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19884

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

But how much more than 3 snack baskets? Its not three snack baskets. It is an FA walking around with one snack basket that has a variety of snacks (pretzels/chips/cookies/etc) on it and the Y passenger selects one (I think they can also get more in the galley, but not sure). As they are being bough...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44834

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Why would B6 go for the 195 at 130ish seats instead of stick with the 190 at 100? May as well keep some of the 320's at 150 seats if they want a 130ish seater and skip the trouble. Keeping the 190 will allow for the most fleet versatility at 100, 162 and 200 seats. Very nice spread. Slightly less la...

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 25, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 6078

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/280966/2017mayatcr.pdf They are the: Worst on time major airline Highest percentage of cancelled flights Highest percentage of denied boardings...and they dont overbook They run a bad operatio...

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by CobaltScar
Thu May 25, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 6078

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/280966/2017mayatcr.pdf They are the: Worst on time major airline Highest percentage of cancelled flights Highest percentage of denied boardings...and they dont overbook They run a bad operatio...

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by CobaltScar
Mon May 22, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4622

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

JetBlue/Alaska/Hawaiian merge.

Spirit/Frontier/G4 do likewise.

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by CobaltScar
Sat May 20, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 47
Views: 9169

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

Hopefully all that is true. My dream fleet configuration? Three types: E190-e2 Single class cabin. Keep it 100 seater so only requires 2 FAs. Feeder network from mid west and small town america to the hubs and island services. I really hope this happens, love the e190. Embraer owes JetBlue big time ...

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by CobaltScar
Sat May 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 2714

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

In this country where its ridiculously easy to get prescribed and then addicted to heavy opiates, thinking even for a second a "letter" from a health/mental health care professional is going to be some barrier of entry to get all your animals labeled ESANs is naive to say the least. At thi...

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