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Jetblue being boycotted over A320's

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Old Apr 16, 03, 12:32 pm
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Jetblue being boycotted over A320's

I got an email forwarded to me from a friend about a boycott of Jetblue since they fly French / German Airbus planes. Anyone else hear of this?

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Old Apr 16, 03, 3:08 pm
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This is the biggest bunch of BS I've ever heard.

This hurts "US allies" Spain and the UK as well - plus subcons in the Netherlands (who are pretty pro-Bush).

Arghhh I wish people would take that energy and go help homeless people or underprivileged children

If this is somebody's stupid idea to punish France/Germany, etc.. they need to also stop flying UA, NW, HP, US, AC, BA, IB, F9, BD, QF, etc, etc (All airlines in the US or pro-US view countries flying Airbus fleets)

Wouldn't shock me if some ding dong at Delta is forwarding this around from their home email account!

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Old Apr 16, 03, 3:18 pm
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Well better add American since they fly A300's to the Caribbean.
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Old Apr 17, 03, 10:11 am
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People boycott for all kinds of reasons. Count me as someone not joining this boycott.
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Old Apr 17, 03, 11:39 am
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And United flys A320s too.

This thread is a bunch of crap and a serious waste of time.
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Old Apr 17, 03, 11:41 pm
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I think every US major but CO (and poss NW) have Airbus in their fleet. Silly!
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Old Apr 18, 03, 11:23 am
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You would only be able to fly Delta, Continental, Alaska, ATA, Southwest, Spirit, Midwest, Aloha, Hawaiian and AirTran.

319/320=US,UA,HP,NW,F9,B6
300=AA
330=US,NW
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Old Apr 20, 03, 11:46 pm
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Folks who want to boycott France will also have to boycott the 737 since the CFM56 engine is a joint venture between General Electric and France's Snemca.

So let's list the airplanes (that are still flying) one could fly while performing this silly boycott:

DC-10/MD-11

DC-9/MD-80
(But not the MD-90/717-They've got German engines!)

747
757
767
777

Fokker 100 (Dutch, though Fokker did start his biz in Germany)

BAe 146/AvroJet

I guess that'll mean flying only American (but not the 738's) and Song.
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Old Apr 22, 03, 5:57 am
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its ridiculous - i saw a program the other day which showed people scratching and wrecking japanese and european cars in the mid 80's at the time GM was shutting down plants in Michigan
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Old Apr 22, 03, 6:31 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by phllax:
You would only be able to fly Delta, Continental, Alaska, ATA, Southwest, Spirit, Midwest, Aloha, Hawaiian and AirTran.

319/320=US,UA,HP,NW,F9,B6
300=AA
330=US,NW
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While Air Tran doesn't own any Airbii, they've contracted flying out with a charter airline to provided scheduled ATL-LAX? service with A320s.

Airbus also has offices in the USA.
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Old Apr 24, 03, 7:52 am
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I noticed the following text in the Airbus press release that Audio Nut posted in a different thread:

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">According to Airbus, each new order for Airbus aircraft means a boost to the U.S. economy, as Airbus spends some 40 percent of its procurement budget with hundreds of suppliers in more than 40 U.S. states. In 2002 alone, Airbus spent $5.5 billion in U.S. contracts more than it spent in any other country. Using U.S. Department of Commerce figures, that dollar amount translates into Airbus support of 120,000 American jobs.</font>
I suspect that it is not mere happenstance that resulted in Airbus having suppliers in so many US states. I bet they went out of their way to do it, so has to have insurance against the very sort of criticism that they are now receiving.
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Old Apr 24, 03, 10:36 am
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It works both ways. Boeing has hundreds of suppliers in Europe. For example, the winglets for the 738 are produced in Germany.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by HajoFlyer:
It works both ways. Boeing has hundreds of suppliers in Europe. For example, the winglets for the 738 are produced in Germany.</font>
I still haven't seen these in person. who flys NG's with them?

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Boeing Blended Winglets:

In the Americas
- ATA (US)
- Varig (Brazil)
- Copa (Panama)


In Europe/Middle East/Africa

- Air Berlin (Germany)
- Hapag Lloyd (Germany)
- Britannia Airways (UK)
- Privatair (Swiss subcon for LH C only flights)
- Pegasus Airlines (Turkey)
- Turkish Airlines (Turkey)
- Futura (Spain)
- Air Europa (Spain)
- Lauda Airlines (Austria)
- Transavia Airlines (Netherlands)
- Kenya Airways (Kenya)
- Oman Air (Oman) via a single unit lease
- South African Airways (South Africa)

Asia/Pac

- Hainan Airlines (China)
- Qantas (Australia)
- Air Pacific (Fiji)
- Virgin Blue (Australia)


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Old Apr 24, 03, 3:04 pm
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That is quite a list. Thanks!

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by NickP 1K:
Boeing Blended Winglets:

In the Americas
- ATA (US)
- Varig (Brazil)
- Copa (Panama)


In Europe/Middle East/Africa

- Air Berlin (Germany)
- Hapag Lloyd (Germany)
- Britannia Airways (UK)
- Privatair (Swiss subcon for LH C only flights)
- Pegasus Airlines (Turkey)
- Turkish Airlines (Turkey)
- Futura (Spain)
- Air Europa (Spain)
- Lauda Airlines (Austria)
- Transavia Airlines (Netherlands)
- Kenya Airways (Kenya)
- Oman Air (Oman) via a single unit lease
- South African Airways (South Africa)

Asia/Pac

- Hainan Airlines (China)
- Qantas (Australia)
- Air Pacific (Fiji)
- Virgin Blue (Australia)


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