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Old 09-17-2023, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SoFloFlyer
(not sure about Texas bases).
I didn’t think there was any……..unless you are talking about the Spirit.
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Old 09-17-2023, 05:40 PM
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Is there an operational need for JetBlue/Spirit after the merger to keep these 6.5 gates at ORD or is there to help pilot retention or for some other reason?

I'm moving to Chicago and trying to make an informed decision to stay or go. United and American have over 70 gates each there but don't have the amazing schedule flexibility. Basically the grass is not greener over at either airline...but there is just a lot more grass. If JetBlue keeps the 6.5 gates it would be frustrating to switch airlines for no reason.
Apparently according to Swindler, the combined airline will keep 6.5 gates. Operative word “apparently”……
Apparently LAX- Hawaii is around the corner.
Apparently EWR will return to 50+ departures……….ooooh but they chose to divest those slots and gates to Allegiant last week …….and that’s not apparently that was announced!

You said yourself “If JetBlue keeps the 6.5 gates”………..
Try to think of all the positives of going to UA or AA……..do any of those statements involve the word if?

There are numerous threads out there on this topic, it ultimately comes down your own situation: your age, age of children if any, years on property, left or right seat………

Just Dont turn down a great opportunity for the FOMO of what at best MIGHT be.
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Old 09-17-2023, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by SoFloFlyer
Central and South America and the Caribbean islands are out of FLL and MCO (not sure about Texas bases). Only base that goes to Lima is FLL.
At NK any pilot from any base can fly south anywhere in the system. I've heard some crazy stories of our pilots from non-Florida bases having a panic attack in MIA because they got rescheduled to fly into MDE back when we were still doing those.
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Old 09-17-2023, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by AR1978
In regards to trips to Central and South America, is it only pilots based out of FLL that do those and if you are at a different base can you pick up one of these trips out of base?

I've heard that but wanted to ask on here to be sure and make sure I didn't get bad information.
On the NK there are lots of Central America trips out of IAH on one day turns. There are also some multi day trips originating at IAH they flow through MCO or FLL to do Central America turns.
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Old 09-17-2023, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SSlow
At NK any pilot from any base can fly south anywhere in the system. I've heard some crazy stories of our pilots from non-Florida bases having a panic attack in MIA because they got rescheduled to fly into MDE back when we were still doing those.
We can which is a bit different than JB apparently? Interesting to see who gets qual’d down there on their end and which group at NK gets SQ qual’d. Totally different topic, but found this to be interesting.

I’ve heard of some guys out of the FL bases freaking out over the jungles turns lol Guves me a good chuckle
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Old 09-18-2023, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by AR1978
Is there an operational need for JetBlue/Spirit after the merger to keep these 6.5 gates at ORD or is there to help pilot retention or for some other reason?

I'm moving to Chicago and trying to make an informed decision to stay or go. United and American have over 70 gates each there but don't have the amazing schedule flexibility. Basically the grass is not greener over at either airline...but there is just a lot more grass. If JetBlue keeps the 6.5 gates it would be frustrating to switch airlines for no reason.
If you're moving to Chicago and that will be home for you, don't come to JB. UA or AA is what you want.
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Old 09-18-2023, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by AR1978
In regards to trips to Central and South America, is it only pilots based out of FLL that do those and if you are at a different base can you pick up one of these trips out of base?

I've heard that but wanted to ask on here to be sure and make sure I didn't get bad information.
Spring of next year the only cities that will require the Latin America qualification for B6 will be Bogota, Guatemala City, Medellin, and Quito. The others (Lima, Guayaquil, San Jose CR and Liberia) will be able to be built into regular pairings eventually. I doubt that the pairings change all at once, but I guess it could happen.
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Old 09-20-2023, 06:30 AM
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B6 stock is forecasted to be below $4.00 by next week. Open door invitation for a hostile take over.
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Old 09-20-2023, 06:40 AM
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B6 stock is forecasted to be below $4.00 by next week. Open door invitation for a hostile take over.
By who? Delta?
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Old 09-20-2023, 06:52 AM
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You wish Delta but may be Frontier or Breeze. Lol
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