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Jun 1, 20, 3:44 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 12,121
Posted By sbm12

FWIW, the DOT approved the 5th Freedom operations...

FWIW, the DOT approved the 5th Freedom operations this afternoon.

https://downloads.regulations.gov/DOT-OST-2020-0047-0006/attachment_1.pdf
May 15, 20, 12:40 pm
Replies: 597
Views: 140,157
Posted By sbm12

There's no real need for that kit. Airlines are...

There's no real need for that kit. Airlines are running 777s with seats removed and cargo bulk loaded under netting already. The Airbus option helps with placement and claims higher safety rating but...
May 6, 20, 8:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By sbm12

Not sure if it is worth a new thread or just...

Not sure if it is worth a new thread or just continued here, but B6 is trying again to cut BZN, PSP, SMF, RNO, ABQ. This time around it includes letters from local leaders saying they all support it...
May 6, 20, 6:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By sbm12

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-202...

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2020-0037-0132 will get you to the full PDF if interested. And the Phoenix, NV mistake is from the DOT, not JetBlue.

I reached out to the company...
May 6, 20, 6:08 am
Replies: 117
Views: 12,121
Posted By sbm12

UPS was flying less than daily (4x weekly) and...

UPS was flying less than daily (4x weekly) and will maintain a single weekly flight based on filings. And those allocations are cargo-only. UA's request comes from a different pool of slots, though...
May 5, 20, 6:54 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,455
Posted By sbm12

Because NYC isn't going to completely die nor...

Because NYC isn't going to completely die nor even be shut down indefinitely.

Look beyond the immediate now and figure if it is worth UA (or anyone else that survives) trying to pick up the pieces...
May 5, 20, 5:40 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 12,121
Posted By sbm12

But can it do so profitably at current or...

But can it do so profitably at current or near-term forecast demand levels? Even with fuel so cheap?

I'm sure the nonstop will return eventually. But I'd bet that pax service via HKG comes first.
May 5, 20, 4:16 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 9,813
Posted By sbm12

Presumably the 737 MAX 10 subfleet with lie-flat...

Presumably the 737 MAX 10 subfleet with lie-flat seats will be online as the 752s retire permanently, allowing UA to keep the guaranteed flat beds on transcons, assuming the market for such remains...
May 5, 20, 4:12 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,455
Posted By sbm12

Could it? Sure. Should it? Probably not.

Could it? Sure.

Should it? Probably not.
May 5, 20, 4:12 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 12,121
Posted By sbm12

HKG-SIN to return! (cargo only initially)

It will launch as cargo-only service, but United applied to the DOT today for rights to carry 5th Freedom traffic on the HKG-SIN route 1x daily...
Apr 27, 20, 9:24 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,812
Posted By sbm12

In normal times SAN-LAS is served by WN, NK, G4,...

In normal times SAN-LAS is served by WN, NK, G4, DL. These days WN still has capacity flying. There's truly no need for it other than the DOT requirements and B6 knows it won't be picking up any...
Apr 25, 20, 1:16 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,812
Posted By sbm12

Correct. Mint will still be offered to...

Correct. Mint will still be offered to LAS/LAX/SFO/SEA. Mint service will not be offered on SEA-PDX nor LAS-SAN.
Apr 25, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,812
Posted By sbm12

A new route network for May/June

To maintain compliance with the CARES Act/DOT rules about serving all existing markets JetBlue is shuffling the route map. A number of destinations will now be served as "tag" flights through another...
Apr 24, 20, 5:52 am
Replies: 72
Views: 28,518
Posted By sbm12

Gotta wonder if that's a tactic previously...

Gotta wonder if that's a tactic previously endorsed, publicly or privately, driving the current position that AA's reaction to obvious fraud is egregious.

One might get away with suggesting there...
Apr 23, 20, 3:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By sbm12

Technically possible, requires the agent to...

Technically possible, requires the agent to understand the request and see the other ticket in the system properly. They are not obligated to do it but no harm in asking nicely.

Also a certain...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 19, 20, 2:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By sbm12

Welcome to FlyerTalk! Those surveys depend...

Welcome to FlyerTalk!

Those surveys depend on companies paying for the research and no one is spending that discretionary cash right now. Good luck, but don't expect to see much come back in that...
Apr 19, 20, 2:05 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By sbm12

I don't think any of the airlines are...

I don't think any of the airlines are exceptionally pleased that they ended up having to take 30% as loans and also give significant warrants to the Feds. Better than nothing, but far less than what...
Apr 19, 20, 2:04 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 10,107
Posted By sbm12

But extending elite status keeps the higher...

But extending elite status keeps the higher spending customers coming back. At a minimum expect a targeted extension.

Also, though, what's the rush? No one is buying tickets now. No one will be...
Apr 13, 20, 11:57 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By sbm12

Yes, but turns out not required as HPN is part of...

Yes, but turns out not required as HPN is part of the NYC metro area according to the feds.
Apr 7, 20, 6:34 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By sbm12

More cuts/consolidation but some good news, too

In the 5 DOT-designated metro areas JetBlue serves (BOS, NYC, WAS, LA, SF) operations will consolidate and 8 stations will see all flights suspended. The remaining 7 airports will see further...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 6, 20, 1:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By sbm12

For certain merchants and sectors, absolutely.

For certain merchants and sectors, absolutely.
Apr 6, 20, 12:56 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 34,461
Posted By sbm12

It doesn't work. Sorry. :( Long story short,...

It doesn't work. Sorry. :(

Long story short, I had a laptop crash a while ago and lost the ability to manage and develop the site. So it is stuck in the state it was in at that time until I find...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 6, 20, 12:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By sbm12

Lots of affiliate programs are closing as they...

Lots of affiliate programs are closing as they don't want to pay out the commissions. Seeing lots of them suspended or outright ended.

Very much not a coincidence.
Apr 6, 20, 12:47 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,448
Posted By sbm12

On the US side the CC commissions all...

On the US side the CC commissions all disappeared. Chase, BofA, Discover, AmEx, CapOne all affected.

https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1245329459240108033

Smaller travel affiliate programs...
Feb 28, 20, 10:19 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By sbm12

New snack option in March 2020 on JetBlue

Goodbye pretzels, hello 88 Acres snack bars (https://paxex.aero/2020/02/new-snacks-drinks-coming-jetblue-united-delta/). Starting in March 2020 JetBlue is swapping out the snacks on board. Pretzels...
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