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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 73
Views: 12385

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

The sexiest 727 of all time was the MX in the black and gold livery. I grew up vacationing in Mexico 2-3 times a year thru the 80’s and 90’s and flew on these birds more times than I can count into MEX/GDL/SJD/CUN/CZM Other than that flew on NW 727’s and UA’s. I flew on a UA 727 that was being retir...

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by nine4nine
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

They'd have a frighteningly powerful strangle hold on domestic air travel in the USA is what they'd have. Stranglehold? The industry today is in a chokehold. If anything, when we already have 3 massive legacy carriers, it would actually be better for competition to have a new megacarrier to counter...

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by nine4nine
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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. It gets them MUCH bigger in the Northeas...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

You think *ANY* airline will trade off *ANY* gates at LAX? Oh man....this place never fails. I said merely creative thinking! Just throwing out scenarios where B6 could slightly lessen its dependence in the northeast and find a way to get a foot in the door somewhere out west with high yield. Who k...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

B6 needs a decent sized west coast focus city to offset the northeast issues of flow and weather. Most west coast airports are maxed out unfortunately. Could B6 trade all of its slots at LGA to say AA, DL or even UA for gates at LAX and just focus entirely on JFK for its sole NYC operation. I know t...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

You know, just to lighten up the mood here, maybe "Moxy" will just end up being Neeleman acquiring JetBlue, combining the A220 orders, and re-branding it all completely. LOL. You know the same thought crossed my mind today. When you look up the definition of Moxie/Moxy it defines as Aggre...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian phasing out their 737-600s
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Scandinavian phases out their 737-600s

PlanesNTrains wrote:
They phase them out in a year. And “only” 62 737’s left? Light a candle.



I’m pretty sure the 736 will end up over at JANET.
After the 732, I think the 736 and 73G are the next sexiest of the 737 series!

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country: Inside America’s Most Unusual Airline
Replies: 13
Views: 4874

Re: Sun Country: Inside America’s Most Unusual Airline

I miss them being that charter airline in the 90’s with the amazing scheme with full body titles on the DC10’s and 727’s. I don’t understand this airline at all. Random routes kind of like the F9 dartboard strategy. You’d think they’d establish more of a niche market connecting secondary cities and ...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you s...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

What in the world makes you think that a sickly Jetblue would have the money or the talent to acquire Alaska Airlines which is a healthy company with competent management that has been around since 1932? I needed a good laugh today. Ummm how about a strong very reputable CO that was merged with a s...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

Agreed. AS has butchered the VX product which actually made a nice relaxed flying experience. They’ve dumped or cut back substantially many of the VX routes and incorporated the boring lackluster cabin offerings. IF a marriage between AS and B6 were to ever transpire let’s hope the B6 name and serv...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you s...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

The west coast strategy is pretty much dead after the LGB customs fail and the VA merger fail. Let's not kid ourselves - international services to Canada and Mexico have rarely been successful from secondary Greater Los Angeles airports with FIS capabilities. ONT recently lost all AM service, while...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3517

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

For goodness sake another what if B6 thread.....

Why on earth would B6 give up hub slots at JFK to DL for more slots at LGA which is restricted by a perimeter rule? This what if scenario post is just plain stupid.

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

Why would AS want to merge with B6 and inherit all the issues you are describing? AS is still digesting the VX merger and has plenty of opportunities for organic growth on the West Coast. The most attractive merger partner for AS would be HA, not B6. I think B6's future plans should be to the East ...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you s...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

Agreed. AS has butchered the VX product which actually made a nice relaxed flying experience. I think you meant to write “AS has butchered the VX product which actually made a highly unprofitable airline.” The VX nostalgia crowd always forgets that detail. I think what you meant to write was that V...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

Why would AS want to merge with B6 and inherit all the issues you are describing? AS is still digesting the VX merger and has plenty of opportunities for organic growth on the West Coast. The most attractive merger partner for AS would be HA, not B6. I think B6's future plans should be to the East ...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21143

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

I posted this on another B6 thread but find it appropriate here as well. Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you se...

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by nine4nine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 18476

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Wow whiners out in full effect. We get it. Management at B6 has issues starting from the top. AA has the same issues with Doug Parker. It happens. But your attitudes and moral have a huge effect on your operations wether you see it or not. You can’t blame the issues solely on management but on yours...

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by nine4nine
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 81
Views: 14138

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Just like the drivers here in California. A few light drops of rain and chaos ensues and everything comes to a halt.

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by nine4nine
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16900

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Samrnpage wrote:
Does anyone think that Moxy will succeed?



Has David Neeleman failed yet? He is the next best thing in the airline industry to Mr Herbert Kelleher. So, no.

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by nine4nine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16900

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Hope they weren’t kidding about BUR. With the new terminal on the way perhaps more airlines will join the party. I don’t think they were kidding. It was mentioned as a primary city in the first press kit. Neeleman seems to be fond of the place as it was an early blue city and B6 has been there 14+ ...

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by nine4nine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 18476

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Since when is JetBlue a LCC?? :confused: Since their creation in 1999 :) Having said that I don't know if they label themselves that way anymore. As someone posted above, there really is no significant difference between LCC's and non-LCC's anymore. For what it's worth this is the first line in Jet...

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by nine4nine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 18476

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Ok so I’ll let you in on a secret... Jetblue is not looking to expand in the Midwest. If you ask any high level management. They will tell you Jetblue is a point to point airline. They are in the business of getting people from the focus cities to vacation destinations. They do not build schedules ...

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by nine4nine
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 18476

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Add Mint to FLL-SEA (as noted above), JFK/BOS-BUR Ha! Even though I wouldn't read too much into the FB post, I think BUR is - by far - the likeliest market to pickup Mint service. Those JFK flights mint money (no pun intended). My only question, though, is if a Mint-configured A321 can get off of B...

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by nine4nine
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 18476

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Perhaps some new Mint transcons adds? JetBlue’s Facebook post a few days ago for destination Burbank had an interesting comment in which someone asked if Mint is available at BUR in which jetBlue replied “Not at the moment, Michelle. But stay tuned! It can happen. ;)

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by nine4nine
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Why isn’t there a drone killing frequency in the vicinity around an airport? There should be some sort of frequency killer that remote operated devices could be affected by and just cause them to crash to the ground when activated. I’m sure there’s some sort of military tech they can use to put an e...

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by nine4nine
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47499

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

Aside from Herb Kelleher, Neeleman is the next best airline genius. All the naysayers will eat their words in a few years. Probably the same negative pundits that said jetBlue wouldn’t last more than two years.

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by nine4nine
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 112
Views: 18226

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Not digging the blue font on plain white tail. Reminds me of the lifeless Malaysian A380 livery. But other than that the fuselage paint looks great.

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by nine4nine
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12518

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Just recently flew on an AS flight from FLL-LAX on VX metal and VX crew. I thought the crew was great. Young,hip, and energetic and present most of the flight. Much better than most of the AS flight crews of older,stuffy,and lethargic flight crews I’ve encountered,much akin to the legacy carriers.

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by nine4nine
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

Any updates on the condition of the aircraft or photos. I drove past the blast fence at the end of 08 and didn’t see it parked anywhere in relative view. Perhaps storing it on the west end adjacent to Atlantic Aviation FBO where they parked and scrapped N668SW when she went thru the fence back in 20...

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by nine4nine
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

It’d be interesting to see the landing data for a -700, wet with standing water, 10 knots tailwind, any MEL open items. I’d bet it’d be close. GF I ran the numbers on this. I had to guess on the landing weight (I used 115,000 lb), and of course, I have no idea if there were any open deferrals. RCC ...

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by nine4nine
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

I very much doubt this is a write off. There’s not much visible structural damage and the gear is intact, just buried under the break away material that is designed to crumble to slow an over run. Perhaps some gear maintenance, new set of rubbers, engine cowlings, a few fam blades, a few dents on th...

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by nine4nine
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Maybe time for the FAA to revisit the approach plates to RWY8? I know some pilots who aren’t too keen on the current glideslope once they reach VNY which for people not familiar with the 2 airports is directly under the flight path about 6.1 miles from the threshold of RWY8 at BUR. I know there’s a ...

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by nine4nine
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Great job by the crew and also by the EMAS barrier of keeping this from blowing thru the blast fence and onto Hollywood Way like the last incident. I believe this is the second plane to have hit the barrier, the first being a Gulfstream G4 with then NY Yankees player Alex Rodriguez on board. From th...

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by nine4nine
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11134

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Now that there’s a new terminal (and no perimeter rule with the exemption of intl flights along with reduced gates from the original terminal) everyone now wants a piece of the pie. I don’t think the issue is the terminal. The dropping of the perimeter issue was a huge deal. You’re right, with the ...

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by nine4nine
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11134

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

All airlines should have access to DAL. Its not fair to allow Southwest almost a monopoly. Other airports have been forced to make access for Southwest and other low cost airlines in the name of competition. Guess what.....it works both ways. You’re right, they should. However since the creation of...

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by nine4nine
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29189

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

While Boeing May have an issue with the new software in question and the disclosure of such to the buying Airlines, the aircraft in question should have been grounded due to the multiple and consecutive repetition of the issue that caused it to crash. If there’s any fault here it lies almost solely ...

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by nine4nine
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways To Acquire 737MAX; Expand US Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 10685

Re: Cayman Airways To Acquire 737MAX; Expand US Routes

Tomorrow, KX will take delivery of its first 737MAX, VP-CIW. It will be used initially primarily to MIA, TPA, HAV, and KIN. Beginning in March it will be used on the new twice-weekly service to DEN. The sole 738 they currently have VP-CNG will be returned to the lessor. 5296149 She’s beautiful. Wis...

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by nine4nine
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10657

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Few things here; 1-Shame on the employees involved for sharing it via social media and violating company policy and the privacy of a paying customer. 2- Shame on the parent(s) giving any child an idiotic attention seeking name. 3- Shame on all the over-sensitive people that have developed over the p...

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by nine4nine
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 89175

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Except, it kind of is all about LAX in SoCal. If it weren't, we wouldn't be talking about how B6 wants to get rid of LGB and move to LAX. Obvious disclaimer - There is a place for some flights to other LA Basin airports, just LAX is the focus. Sounds more like the Chicken and The Egg problem: Do pe...

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by nine4nine
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 89175

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

With the most recent news from LGB that they are stripping the slots JetBlue is not using, it got me thinking again on what could they operate if they had 5 gates at LAX as they have reportedly requested. Based on their gate usage in other airports where they are gate constrained like EWR, it looks...

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by nine4nine
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 38763

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

JetBlue should have promised to make LGB a C series base with much quieter aircraft in exchange for the customs facility approval. This would help right size the network, be a good neighbor, etc. Also should have promised to make a better schedule and divert plan for late arriving aircraft. Also, i...

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by nine4nine
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 38763

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

Assuming B6 is just going to walk away from LGB at this point. Dealt another blow on top of a station consistently providing poor yields, maybe they are evaluating cutting their loses and running. With the total flights they have left, perhaps splitting the flights between the other 3 LA basin stati...

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by nine4nine
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4914

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

Too conservative. Honoring your roots and the hard work of the employees who made the brands they represented successful throughout many years that either worked for DL or worked for companies that became DL is a nice tribute. Many people bled sweat, tears, and actual blood to make DL what it is to...

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by nine4nine
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4914

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

Too conservative. Honoring your roots and the hard work of the employees who made the brands they represented successful throughout many years that either worked for DL or worked for companies that became DL is a nice tribute. Many people bled sweat, tears, and actual blood to make DL what it is tod...

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by nine4nine
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 68
Views: 7382

Re: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition

KICT wrote:
Just checking back in on the thread. Did they buy TATL capable aircraft yet?


Yes, actually. The A220.

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by nine4nine
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 68
Views: 7382

Re: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition

Man is right. JV's have created a market structure where airlines can employ monopolistic practices without worry. I am actually surprised the EU for all their alleged consumer focused ways has not looked to stop or break up these deals. He's also right on about the ME3 nonsense displayed by the US...

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by nine4nine
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7473

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

While you are correct, I’ve been to SNA in December when it’s been 90F. It can get hot there too. There were 3 days over 110 back in July in OC and it was 117 on one of them. SNA was still business as usual. Man, that's toasty. I guess these planes can handle the heat and the short runways. But at ...

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