Jetblue supports Abu Dhabi PreClearance!!!! Horrible!!!!

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airliners.net...yay!
Nice avatar! No wonder nobody takes you seriously.... Wow... Do you have toy unicorns in your one bedroom apartment in Yonkers too?



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You still can't add anything to a debate Scoot. Your Mom disowned you years ago because she knew you would turn out to be a real jack hole. She was right!



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I'd bust on your mom, but since the Atlanta Hawks rode her so hard last night, and your sister had to finish for her, I'll leave her alone...for now. You're still a troll, and wanna be. Enjoy flight sim doosh!
 

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Says the donut puncher with a Sheen as an avatar! Talk about your homosexual overtones.

Sashay, shante, you silly little freak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbqAR8hxFi8
Compared to your goofy avatar! Thanks sissy! Go read Harry Potter next! Ahahahaha! Charlie Sheen vs your little girl cartoon? Are you a six year old girl? Yeah you are.


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Compared to your goofy avatar! Thanks sissy! Go read Harry Potter next! Ahahahaha! Charlie Sheen vs your little girl cartoon? Are you a six year old girl? Yeah you are.


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Ill take goofy over homosexual.

You pitch or catch?
 

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Ill take goofy over homosexual.

You pitch or catch?
Quit dreaming! I do know something though, you love unicorns. Awesome! Speaking of pitching and catching, do you play softball? I bet you do....


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http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/01/23/jetblue-agrees-to-codeshare-pact-with-abu-dhabis-etihad/4795581/

Article says it all... this is a job and career killer. Hopefully Jetblue votes in Alpa. Alpa is very against this for obvious reasons and this will be a big fight for the (hopefully) fledgling Jetblue Alpa MEC. Good luck.

In the meantime Jetblue pilots, you all need to know just how damaging this pre-clearance facility is to YOUR future
Tail
Due to the code share with Jet Blue and AA, many of those arriving pre-cleared pax are bringing revenue to your airline....how exactly does the pre-clear damage your future....if and when the US carriers begin service to Abu Dhabi, they will benefit from the pre-clearance facility as well...
 

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It makes it easier for Etihad to lure pax away from US carriers. It's a huge piece to their global domination strategy that both Etihad and Emirates are setting out on. Those two carriers have more value in their future orders than the combined market cap of Delta, AA and UAL combined. They are being subsidized by the very governments who support (through backdoor channels) and harbor terrorist groups w/ petro dollars (for Abu Dhabi... Dubai essentially out of oil) and now US tax payer dollars by maintaining a US Customs facility over in Abu Dhabi.

Do you think they are paying for this facility? NO. We are. We are paying for US Customs officials to move and live over there, w/ families to support this... this hurts the US airline job market. I know there are preclearance facilities in BDA, Shannon and some Caribbean locales, but those benefit US and our jobs. We use those facilities.

This pre clearance facility in the ME is not helpful to our carriers... our airlines don't fly there much. But when you look at the potential flights w/ the future orders coming out of the big two ME carriers it's sickening that our US government is doing this to our tax paying job market. Say what you will dudes, this is a threat to our future... don't think it's a big deal now? Just wait for the big ME hubs to start sucking pax flow away from other areas. People will go where the cheapest and highest value tickets are. The ME hubs will pull pax away from US carriers. Not all... but the world is shrinking and it's hard to compete against cheaper labor and cheaper costs when your government is allowing you to acquire cheaper gas and labor in a tax free environment helped out by the US government w/ our tax dollars...

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I can't believe it, I actually agree with General Lee on a few points.

This pre-clearance isn't a threat to any US pilot jobs. Delta doesn't fly to Abu Dhabi and no one is going to drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi so they can save 30 minutes clearing customs in JFK.

Pre-clearance in Dubai in the works? Then Delta and United could use it too.

As said before, this is just a rallying cry from ALPA. They are really picking the wrong battles to fight. Who runs their PR machine anyway???? More than likely a pilot instead of an actual PR person who is properly trained in propaganda.
 

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The UAE gives free reign (back door) to terrorists?

Prey tell.

This facility and the one that will come to Dubai will benefit travelers to the US. These travelers will dump their dollars into the US economy.

US Customs should not (and thankfully did not) base their decisions to benefit a pilot group like DAL/UAL over JB.

There IS a bigger picture here. It ain't all about you hookah.

As to US jobs. Roll on Boeing.

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The UAE gives free reign (back door) to terrorists?

Prey tell.

This facility and the one that will come to Dubai will benefit travelers to the US. These travelers will dump their dollars into the US economy.

US Customs should not (and thankfully did not) base their decisions to benefit a pilot group like DAL/UAL over JB.

There IS a bigger picture here. It ain't all about you hookah.

As to US jobs. Roll on Boeing.

fv
Fv,


You bring up Boeing doing well, and I'm sure Airbus does well too thanks to your massive orders. That still doesn't help your cause getting extra cities to fly to inside Germany and France, where restrictions to the number of cities your airline can go still exist, even though planes are built there. You airline doesn't really have a choice, buy nice Western built planes and have limited opportunities for growth at those specific countries, or buy Russian Antonovs. Not a tough choice. I'm glad ALPA and others are now monitoring your unencumbered growth and making people aware of the BS that was the EXIM bank discounts. That's now in the open.

People will not back track all the way to the UAE to get to Europe or Asia from the US. As I have stated before, the big 3 Gulf carriers are more of a threat to the big European and SE Asian carriers. Opening up a customs pre clear facility at AUH or even DXB only affects Indian or Pakistan bound US pax. That is about the only minor problem I see, but UAL and DL do serve India, UAL nonstop from EWR and DL through AMS. I think AA served DEL from ORD, but I believe that was dropped. Not a big deal.


I do have a question fv about a topic brought up on your favorite PPRUNE. Are you seriously lacking pilots? A topic in the ME forum brings up a sick leave problem. The author of the thread stated his "mate" (probably an Aussie) was sick for 9 days straight, and it was verified by your airline's own doctors, but he was still talked to by CP people. They supposedly said he could be terminated legally if he doesn't put in his 900 hours, and he was behind now because he was sick.... Does that stuff really happen? Also, I assume your airline doesn't treat FAs as poorly as that other Gulf Carrier in that article, but do they use similar programs to keep them "in line?"



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To respond to your last paragraph.

I have not heard of anyone being issues a warning letter for have 'certified sick' leave. Essentially certified means the Doc has told you to call sick, not you. I can't obviously say yey or nay on that - but it sounds highly suspect.

Whenever I have been sick for a period that long it has always been certified by a Dr and have never heard anything from the co. on the subject.

In relation to FAs, nothing like QR. Non Cabin Crew cannot be in their apartments after 1am. The airline is 24 hour so they stay in high rises that are always moving people to flights throughout the day..this system is seen as a mitigation on late night partying (does not work) which keeps the others awake as they are trying to sleep AND is quite possibly seen as 'virtuous' to save face....people just shag earlier.

Pilot shortage? Like you guys we have been hearing it for years...still not parking airplanes, but the Co is cagey with what they tell us...it could be a crisis but they won't divulge.

They tell us attrition is running at 2-3% per annum. We have a pilot group of 3500, so there is always a leaving party somewhere. Every time I hear it, music to my ears as it pressurized them to up the ante. Inflation in DXB quite high a we have only had our 3-3.5% increment in the last two years with no bonus which is ticking everybody off. Nice to see DAL sharing the spoils...congrats.

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To respond to your last paragraph.

I have not heard of anyone being issues a warning letter for have 'certified sick' leave. Essentially certified means the Doc has told you to call sick, not you. I can't obviously say yey or nay on that - but it sounds highly suspect.

Whenever I have been sick for a period that long it has always been certified by a Dr and have never heard anything from the co. on the subject.

In relation to FAs, nothing like QR. Non Cabin Crew cannot be in their apartments after 1am. The airline is 24 hour so they stay in high rises that are always moving people to flights throughout the day..this system is seen as a mitigation on late night partying (does not work) which keeps the others awake as they are trying to sleep AND is quite possibly seen as 'virtuous' to save face....people just shag earlier.

Pilot shortage? Like you guys we have been hearing it for years...still not parking airplanes, but the Co is cagey with what they tell us...it could be a crisis but they won't divulge.

They tell us attrition is running at 2-3% per annum. We have a pilot group of 3500, so there is always a leaving party somewhere. Every time I hear it, music to my ears as it pressurized them to up the ante. Inflation in DXB quite high a we have only had our 3-3.5% increment in the last two years with no bonus which is ticking everybody off. Nice to see DAL sharing the spoils...congrats.

fv
Thanks for your response. Interesting stuff.


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Tailhookah...I must be missing something...lure pax away from US carriers...how exactly? The US carriers don't serve this market...if they did, the facility would be available to them...quite the contrary..it will benefit the US carriers they code share with...if you want to vote for anything...ask the US govt to lift the prohibition on US exporting oil...if prices crash so they will here...petition the FAA to thoroughly explain their lack of oversight...EG:CEO of airline head of CAA...how does that work?...the pre clearance is a non-event..
 

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Pre-clearance planned for Dubai:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-...ing-travelers-drained-by-wait.html?cmpid=yhoo

A U.S. border checkpoint located a day?s flight from New York in the Arabian desert promises to become an oasis for weary travelers heading for the States.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened an Abu Dhabi base on Jan. 24, the first in the Middle East and outside the Americas besides Ireland. Another post is planned in Dubai within a year to fast-track travelers through the routinely arduous immigration process, as the U.S. seeks to eliminate terror threats before would-be perpetrators even board a plane.

The U.S. drive to tighten immigration security with overseas posts stands to deliver an advantage to Emirates and other fast-growing Persian Gulf carriers because the overseas checks can shave hours from crossing the border at major U.S. gateways, typically the most vexing finale to a long-distance flight. Passengers in Abu Dhabi can instead make use of the dead time between flights to complete the process, lifting the allure of the luxurious Gulf airports as global travel hubs.

?The flight is long and you get exhausted, and then you wait there for hours,? said Sahar Riaz, 17, a student who travels from Dubai to the U.S. as many as three times a year to visit her sister in New York. ?It?s much more convenient to finish everything from here because you?re not as tired as you would be when you arrive in the U.S.?

International travelers can stand in line for 4 1/2 hours at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the U.S. Travel Association said Sept. 18.
 

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People will not fly to Dubai from Europe or Asia and then back to the USA. That would mean wasting 10 hours to save 2 hours in line at JFK customs. Back tracking to Dubai or Abu Dhabi will not happen. There may be some pax that migrate to those airports from India and Pakistan, primarily because they are in a straight line heading towards the ME and onto the US, but from other countries? Nah........ At least DL and UAL pax will be able to use the Dubai pre clear customs. That's a plus. Neither go to Abu Dhabi.



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With this new facility in DXB, I wouldn't be surprised if UAL or DAL aggressively go after interline (codeshare once FAA situ rectified) agreements with some of the many mid-tier Indian airlines that fly to 16 (I think) Indian cities from Dubai.

Also look for one of the majors to launch JFK (possibly AA with new gate swap deal just announced with JB). It's a huge market that we have a monopoly on and fill thrice daily (2 380 direct/1 T7 via MXP)

Its a win-win for you guys into a massive Indian/Pak/Bangla market....

...but more importantly and endorsement of the benefits of competition and 'open skies'....not to mention security.

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