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by CobaltScar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Two things: 1). I think B6 already flies MCO-SLC (along with FLL-SLC as well). 2). What do you mean by "a major support center"? Copy/Paste from this below website: Our Salt Lake City support center is the heart of our customer support, or reservations group, where hundreds of crewmembers...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

lol I forgot about that part, yeah they are using the same playbook with the gate agents now. $30 a month on union dues are better spent on a manicure, not a legal union contract that protects their jobs and advocates for fair compensation and profit sharing. wozers Everyone forgets that a corporat...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

lol I forgot about that part, yeah they are using the same playbook with the gate agents now. $30 a month on union dues are better spent on a manicure, not a legal union contract that protects their jobs and advocates for fair compensation and profit sharing.

wozers

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by CobaltScar
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Something is wrong when even the vulnerable groups that are easy to outsource start to organize.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Sounds like some LGB news is coming soon. The company just pushed a "save the date" (March 12) to all LGB pilots, flight attendants, and station personnel as well as SJU employees for an "Open Call: Ask the Experts: Network Strategy - LGB and SJU." Maybe the other shoe is finall...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Boston looks like it is surging in growth to me.

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by CobaltScar
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Reports Q4 2018 Earnings
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: JetBlue Reports Q4 2018 Earnings

When you have to reiterate you want to stay independent , and plan to stay independent. Next they will shout it through megaphones they hope to stay independent!

The lady doth protest too much, methinks

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8109

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

NO!!!!! There was no contract. We worked under a thing called "Work Rules" that Virgin America put together. These work rules violated Federal Law, State Law, and San Francisco Labor Laws. Since the flight attendants were not union and we didn't have a contract. Virgin America could not d...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14325

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

I never imagined Brussels as unsafe. Day 1, I was robbed just a few blocks away from my hotel while I was offering a cigarette to a gentleman on the street. Day 5, my rollaboard luggage was tagged with graffiti while I was walking from the Brussels-Nord Train Station to my hotel; The Hilton at Plac...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14325

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

SA is no longer the place it used to be. In 10 years I wouldn’t be surprised to see neighboring Namibia take over in terms of tourism/banking/business, etc. Namibia is the nicest country in Africa, imo. People are extremely friendly, laws are fair and just, and government is stable. Time will tell....

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14325

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

This really could have happen in any large international city. It could really happen in any village, town, city , rural fishing camp, trailer park, high rise luxury tower lobby, crack den, Beverly Hills gated community, etc. But it happens way more often in crime infested and corrupt countries. Pe...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 152
Views: 19832

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

The uniforms are ugly, and if that billowy sack blouse thing is allowed for all female FAs regardless of maternity status, you will see it a LOT because despite being very unprofessional and ugly, it will be the most comfortable. Kind of like Southwest allows those ugly shorts paired with a pull ove...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8109

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Even if it prevails there would be no windfall. Airlines would just bargain down the hourly rate so the gross pay would be the same. The formula that is used to pay the crews takes into consideration the other duties. That is the mutually agreed on pay scheme. The huge windfall would be during dela...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8109

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Federal Law supersedes state law. The FSLA has a specific exempt language for FAs. http://www.flsa.com/coverage.html “The law that applies to situations where state and federal laws disagree is called the supremacy clause, which is part of article VI of the Constitution. The supremacy clause contai...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8109

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Without getting too nit picky, Pilots and FAs are paid their listed hourly wage when the aircraft doors are closed. Pilots have a much higher hourly rate then FAs (obviously) , so it gets more burdensome for FAs when they can't get paid because instead of working in the aircraft (getting their hourl...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8109

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

The poison pill is still dissolving in Alaska's guts I see. This is good for B6, who will just disband its skeleton crew at LGB to avoid this California ruling and so becomes stronger vis-a-vis Alaska and get the upper hand in the inevitable merger. Back to the ruling, crews should be paid when on c...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

But what would WN get with B6 other than more jets, gates and routes? Then would come the different a/c types, cabin mix, route approach, etc? Luckily WN has a stable management not obsessed with pleasing the growth of business at all costs Wall Street gods. other than more jets, gates, routes? tha...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

So you think JetBlue merging with Alaska will magically fix the issues and you'll be happily ever after? You are a whiner. So many people would love to work with JetBlue. The company is a baby in airline years and is obviously going through a transition in order to chart the next 20 years fwd. Hold...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14583

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

So AS flew back to BOS. The question then is, why didn’t AS quickly turn and fly BOS-LAX? Because there wasn’t another crew in BOS to work the flight? That must be it. And with their only crew bases on the west coast, this is not the last time we will be seeing something like this from them. Neithe...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Im certain you will still be treated better and with more kindness on a B6 flight than on any other airline with possible exception of WN. Despite what some may say, B6 employees still do have pride in their airline and do their best to smile and make passengers feel welcome and safe. But that is wh...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Nothing, there is nothing really left to be done that is not already in the work. Strengthen the existing focus cities, all of which except JFK have plenty of room to grow. After that its merge to take advantage of economies of scale and co-oped a competitor at the same time. Two birds with one ston...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26557

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

As someone who flies B6 VERY regularly for business and helps pay your paycheck the attitude and lack of energy, enthusiasm, and culture that made B6 a legendary name is very apparent from check in to in flight service. Granted it’s not bad by any means but it’s very noticeable. Once you lose that,...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 33328

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

This will be the unfortunate downfall to the airline I once shed blood sweat and tears for helping grow it since 2003. This is why my skin crawls when companys try to pay people in culture or future promises. B6 did it, VS did it (they were the worse perps of this), and I'm sure Moxy will be doing ...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 20656

Re: Moxy's hubs?

LGB

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 5553

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

It's an element of U.S. culture to tip service employees (wait staff, a hairdresser) but not skilled trades nor professionals (auto mechanic, doctors). FAs can't have it both ways. So US. In much of Western Europe the bill just gets marked up ( service compris ) and the business owner pockets it, n...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 13750

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

You have to be beyond the realm of blind to not see what is going on here. This (Moxy) is B6's west coast/mid-west strategy. They will build the network with year zero labor and sweetheart new entrant deals at the various airports, then bring Neeleman home.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 5553

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

Frontier Airlines is, by FAR, the lowest paying major airline in the USA. This sounds like some scheme to get customers to pay Frontier for their own Flight Attendants. Its scandalous how far behind Frontier is in average pay, and now they are turning them into beggars to continue saving on labor co...

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by CobaltScar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13516

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

European airports usually have a night curfew and there are no departures for passenger flights between (usually) midnight and 5 am or even 6 am. But I was really surprised that this is not the case in Asia. What is the purpose of flights leaving at 3 a.m.? I still get it for long-haul flights, but...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47829

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

So this begs another question. The current ULCCs have about three years before 'Moxy' gets in the air. Will G4, F9, NK try to preempt Neeleman and start flying more of these 'underserved' markets/routes ahead of time to discourage him? And what about B6 itself , which will be getting their own set ...

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by CobaltScar
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47829

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

I said a few pages back that this was sounding like Allegiant 2.0

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by CobaltScar
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12675

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

"hip" and "culture" are tools to compensate for... real compensation. When your airline can't or won't pay industry average, you pay them in culture. This usually results in ensnaring disproportionately young applicants who don't yet know the importance of being paid in actual c...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12675

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

"hip" and "culture" are tools to compensate for... real compensation. When your airline can't or won't pay industry average, you pay them in culture. This usually results in ensnaring disproportionately young applicants who don't yet know the importance of being paid in actual co...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47829

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

So its going to be Allegiant with first class? Interesting him saying he talks to CEO of JetBlue all the time and knows he won't be competing with them on any route.

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by CobaltScar
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19448

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

They won’t chase JetBlue out of Boston. Sorry. Yes, but if B6 ends up being a takeover target some will equate that to being 'chased out of Boston.' Problem is, I can't see another airline that would want such a big presence in Boston as B6 represents now. Southwest would benefit tremendously from ...

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by CobaltScar
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 75
Views: 11957

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

FARmd90 wrote:
Tail 627JB has now be returned to service as of Dec.7 it is excepted to operate the redeye turn on BOS-SDQ-BOS.


lol, may the Lord have mercy on whoever has to work the back galley of this restyled 320 on that run.

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by CobaltScar
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 75
Views: 11957

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

NT

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by CobaltScar
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10360

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

This is what I heard about drinking and flying: 1. you can't board someone on the plane who is drunk 2. if they make it on board and the FA notices they are drunk (other pax love to tell on their fellow pax they see drinking a lot at the bar near the gate by the way) they must and will be removed. A...

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by CobaltScar
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 38887

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

LGB may as well already be a satellite base and one who's star is quickly fading. They don't even have their own base manager anymore.

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by CobaltScar
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 9498

Re: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition

Are these kinds of pushes by B6 dangerous for B6? What I mean is, they seem to have this history of activism against larger airlines. We know airlines kill other airlines to eliminate competition, but what about killing off a airline to silence their dangerous activism? Too me this just adds another...

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by CobaltScar
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 5857

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

BQN Aguidilla and PSE Ponce in Puerto Rico both have flights coming and going at all hours of the morning. Both tiny.

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by CobaltScar
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

Re: United FA Bases

Everyone knows that being based at home equals a much more content and long lasting employee. Sure. But why should UA care about that? Because they spend a lot of money feeding, housing and training new FAs for 5 weeks, only to see far too many quit or get fired because of the commute and not being...

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by CobaltScar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

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: 39
Views: 7319

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: 39
Views: 7319

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: 39
Views: 7319

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: 884
Views: 89906

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: 5433

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: 5433

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: 5433

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: 10280

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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