Posts by BillRandell

Elite Airways pulls out of Naples, ba...

After not having commercial service since 2007, Naples resumed with Elite in 2015 when offering to rent facilities for $1 per year to Elite and spending $50,000 in marketing monies.   From the Naples Daily News: In February, Elite had eight departures and seven arrivals in Naples, with a total of 312 passengers. Elite was sending passengers [...]

JetBlue begins service to Atlanta out...

The more service going to Boston the better of more flights coming to Boston   JetBlue back in Atlanta after absence of more than 13 years; but spat w/airport may nix growth https://t.co/YANtnYLQW3 – pic.twitter.com/6z0qF8f0Sy — Ben Mutzabaugh (@TodayInTheSky) March 30, 2017 Atlanta here we come!! @JetBlue Flight 397 is on its w [...]

Why is CAT III so important??

Why do we need CAT III so bad?? Today MCO could land, but FLL could not.. — Worcester Airport (@FlyOrh) March 28, 2017 Why do we need CAT III so bad?? Yesterday FLL landed in fog, but MCO could not — Worcester Airport (@FlyOrh) March 28, 2017

Icelandair Stopover program, what a g...

From their website   What is an Icelandair Stopover? When you fly Icelandair across the Atlantic, you can stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. That gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland, both country and culture, without adding onto your ticket price. The Icelandair Stopover Buddy Service Las [...]

WOW Air starting flights from Chicago...

Four times per week from Chicago to Rykjavik, their hub, from which you can connect to their other European destinations (23).   WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds first city in Midwest https://t.co/Q11a2EnySf – pic.twitter.com/qxym36Mx86 — Ben Mutzabaugh (@TodayInTheSky) March 27, 2017      

JetBlue, the Airbus A321 LR and Europ...

  Right now JetBlue is reviewing their fleet and making decisions on which planes to fly, and not fly.    Recently we wrote here how the Embraer 190 (100 seats), which services ORH, days may be numbered.   The cost of maintaining these planes has simply been more then JetBlue ever expected.   In other words they break down too much, whic [...]

Elite Airways keeps expanding

Now I know everyone wants legacy carriers, but Elite is no Direct Air.    They remind us of Allegiant Airlines when they started.      Over the past month: added Asheville, NC to Vero Beach, Fl, click here Melbourne, Fl to Bimini (Bahamas), click here   Celebrating 1 yr anniv at vero beach airport! #lovetoflyagain pic.twitter.com/Av08 [...]

JetBlue Embraer 190 future very much ...

About ten years JetBlue sunk alot of money into the Embraer 190, a 25 row with 4 seats per row for a total of 100 seats.     The purpose for these smaller jets was to service smaller markets like Worcester.  Since JetBlue started flying daily to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, this is exactly the plane that they have been using. The problem has [...]

JetBlue not happy with the E-190 and ...

JetBlue not happy with the E-190 and JetBlue to Europe??
Currently JetBlue Fleet contains three different types of plans in their fleet: 162 seat Airbus 320 150 seat Airbus 320 100 seat Embraer 190 Out of Worcester we have the 100 seat Embraer 190, although once in a while we do get the Airbus.    Bottom line is that JetBlue has not been happy with the performance and return from the Embraer, cli [...]

Amazon Prime Airlines

Amazon is building their own airlines, Prime, to fly their own packages and cut out FedEx/Ups. The online retailer will open its own cargo air hub in Northern Kentucky, where it plans to employ 2,000 people, it announced today.   The Amazon facility will be the eventual home to 40 Amazon Prime Air planes the company is leasing to transport pa [...]