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JetBlue To Start Boston Nonstop In January  
User currently offlineSpirit Md-80 From Puerto Rico, joined May 1999, 87 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5328 times:

jetblue will start January 16 from Boston to Denver, FLL, TPA & MCO

[Edited 2003-09-30 14:13:14]

43 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineGreenguy01 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5212 times:

JetBlue Plans Boston Premiere of New Planes, More Legroom, Low Fares and 24 Channels of Free Inflight Satellite TV
Tuesday September 30, 7:45 am ET
-- Low-fare Carrier Will Serve Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, FL and Denver, CO from Logan International Airport Starting January 2004 --


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2003-- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU - News) is about to introduce Boston travelers to a different kind of low-fare airline -- with new planes, up to 24 channels of DIRECTV programming free at every comfy leather seat, and more legroom than other airlines -- when the carrier inaugurates service from Boston's Logan International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, FL and Denver, CO, in the new year.
By January 16, JetBlue plans to offer from Logan International three daily flights to Orlando, two daily flights to Tampa, and one daily flight each to Fort Lauderdale and Denver. Specifically, the airline will launch daily service to Orlando, Tampa and Denver starting January 7, with service to Orlando and Tampa expanding to twice daily on January 8. Starting January 16, JetBlue will increase its service between Boston and Orlando to three times daily and add a new daily flight between Boston and Fort Lauderdale.

JetBlue is offering an introductory sale fare between Boston and all three Florida cities of $79 (a) each way and between Boston and Denver of $99 (a) each way, when booked at JetBlue's website, www.jetblue.com. Sale fares require a seven-day advance purchase and are valid for travel through February 10, 2004. For an additional $5 each way, these sale fares can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE. Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early.

The airline's regular fares between Boston and Florida will range from $94 (a) to $224 (a) each way and between Boston and Denver from $115 (a) to $244 (a) each way if booked via www.jetblue.com. For an additional $5 each way, these regular fares can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE.

"Low fare doesn't have to be no-frills anymore," said David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways. "In the new year, JetBlue will liberate Bostonians from high fares and offer a unique travel experience with new planes with 34 inch seat pitch for most seats, free inflight satellite TV, and award-winning friendly service. We don't charge for snacks either - and you can have as many as you like."

"I welcome JetBlue to Boston and congratulate them on their decision to expand their first-rate service to Logan Airport," said Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts. "JetBlue's entry into Boston means more local jobs, more economic activity for our state and more low-fare flying choices for Bay Staters."

"It is a special pleasure for Massport to welcome JetBlue, an airline that has made innovation, outstanding customer service and high value for the customer dollar their core principles," said Massport CEO Craig Coy. "JetBlue is a perfect fit for Logan Airport and will provide local travelers with more choices, more low-fares and more reason to choose Logan for their travel plans."

JetBlue's flight schedules will be:

Boston (BOS) to Orlando (CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO) Orlando to Boston
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
6:45am 10:05am (eff. 1/8/04) 7:45am 10:40am (eff. 1/16/04)
2:25pm 5:45pm 10:45am 1:40pm (eff. 1/8/04)
7:40pm 11:00pm (eff. 1/16/04) 5:25pm 8:20pm

Boston (BOS) to Tampa (TPA) Tampa to Boston
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
7:00am 10:30am (eff. 1/8/04) 11:10am 2:10pm (eff. 1/8/04)
2:50pm 6:20pm 7:00pm 10:00pm

Boston (BOS) to Denver (DEN) Denver to Boston
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
9:40pm 12:15am 11:55pm 5:35am (next day)


(Effective 1/16/04)
Boston (BOS) to Ft Lauderdale (FLL) Ft Lauderdale to Boston
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
11:20am 3:00pm 3:40pm 7:00pm




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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

PHENOMENAL.

On an operational level, I have heard that jetBlue will use former one or two former NWA gates at Terminal E (Massport re-negociated the ownership of the gates with NWA). This surprises me as Terminal E isn't quite yet done with all of its renovations and Mr. Neeleman is quite picky about the resources available (or NOT available) from the airports (a la Southwest) ...



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

I think BOS will be good for JetBlue and great for the city of Boston.
No more driving to Providence for cheap fares!!!  Smile



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8195 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

I've always found decent fares out of Boston for the routes that I need, but this is still great news.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

Wouldnt be surprised to see other leisure cities (LAS, MSY, SJU come to mind) in the near future from BOS.... AA must be sh!tting on themselves  Big grin

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

I wouldn't be surprised if, all of a sudden, BOS becomes a Song destination.

Too bad their on-board TVs are still several months away....



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4957 times:

Boston IS a Song destination...nonstops to Florida and Las Vegas.


Steve in MSY


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

I guess Neeleman decided to 'let bygones be bygones' in selecting BOS. Logan once gave JetBlue the cold shoulder but of course did an about-face after JetBlue's fortunes started going up while Logan's started going down. I think we (MHT) will see JetBlue up here at some point. Those RJs will have to be used somewhere.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2084 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

Song's first IFE equipped a/c to roll out is ship #647 and should be in service by Oct 18/19. The rest of the fleet to be completed by Mar 2004.

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

BOS is already a Song destination.

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

Good for Jetblue! I would have like to have seen MHT (my hometown, I'm biased) but BOS is a great choice...head to head with Airtran!

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Thanks for the correction, Steve. I guess I should have checked out Song's schedule before making a statement like that!  Smile I am sure about the lack of TVs on board though... maybe they make up for it with their great color scheme (sarcasm) and friendly service!

As for Chris, as I understand it, JetBlue's Embraer planes are NOT RJs. They are basically mainline jets and other members of the 170/190/195 family will be treated the same way by other airlines that use them. From what I have heard from JetBlue about the 190, it will have more room per seat than the current A320 fleet does! Still, I agree with you, MHT will probably make a better EMB 190 market than it does an A320 market due to the 50 or so less seats. MHT - Florida? Let's hope for 2005 or 2006.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Logan once gave JetBlue the cold shoulder but of course did an about-face after JetBlue's fortunes started going up while Logan's started going down.

I'd like to hear more about this cold shoulder stuff.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

By the way, why hasn't Airtran ever had these routes BOS-TPA,MCO,FLL,MIA



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3382 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

any reason why JB chose DEN to serve from BOS. I understand FLL, MCO, and TPA but DEN?

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

DEN-BOS probably because the fares are pretty high now.

F9 doesn't fly that route anymore.

[Edited 2003-09-30 19:48:47]

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

Also, DEN-BOS is a redeye. It no doubt increases net a/c utilization.

This is the first time that JetBlue has specifically chosen to enter a Song destination, on Song-city pairs, *after* Song is already there. Neeleman must be very confident about JetBlue's ability to compete with the Key Lime Vomit Comet in new as well as existing markets.

Jim



User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

Do you think BOS will be expanded further to the true west coast, as in maybe LGB or OAK???

Greg



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

The 'cold shoulder' stuff (of course) occured pre-9/11 when Logan and the Boston area in general were hitting on all cylinders. JetBlue courted Logan at a time when Logan's gates were full and JetBlue wasn't the Wall Street darling they are now. Massport's response to this courting: 'Worcester's the place you oughta be...Goodbye.' Of course, Worcester is also run by Massport, and Massport certainly felt as though they could dictate to the carriers: 'Now, you can fly to Logan, but this other flight has to go to Worcester.' Worcester has no airline service anymore, so you can see how successful THAT effort was. Somewhere along the line, Massport 'got religeon' and discovered that the New England airline world didn't revolve around them. Good thing. Now let's see how JetBlue and Song do head-to-head on the Florida routes. Barely a year ago only 737-200s flew these routes. Now it'll be 757s and A320s. Good luck to 'em both.



User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4609 times:

Wonder why no BOS-JFK?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

do you thnik that BOS might become a west coast-Florida bypass. this could help New York out a little

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32600 posts, RR: 72
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Wonder why no BOS-JFK?

Same reason there is no IAD-JFK or ATL-JFK.

do you thnik that BOS might become a west coast-Florida bypass. this could help New York out a little

I doubt it. FLL already has LGB and will soon have OAK. And don't look for BOS-LGB/OAK in the near future. BOS-PBI/RSW are likely, IMO.



a.
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8195 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

ChrisNH, the story wasn't exactly like that. The real reason as mention by JetBlue CEO in an Q&A interview to the Boston Globe about 2 months ago, was the high fees in Boston, and lack of facilities. Like most other major airports, BOS charges high fees, higher than JetBlue was willing to pay. And in a time when air travel was really good, and BOS was overcrowded (and losing an entire terminal - A), there was no reason to drop fees. Now things are different. There is room for traffic increase, and I suspect Massport is willing to negotiate those fees. It's strictly the basic principle of supply and demand at work.

In the same interview, he also said that he sees JetBlue serve both MHT and BOS very soon, and that one had nothing to do with the other. So, maybe they're just waiting for those new gates at MHT  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineRandy4920 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

from an inside source:
to be served in the future from BOS:
LAS
LGB
SJU


also expect ORD to be announced before years' end (not with BOS service)


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4360 times:


Is AirTran still in that dungeon area in Terminal D at BOS?



Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
25 727LOVER : Who gets the old DL gates after they move to "A"? And when is that?
26 Post contains images ScottysAir : it is very good news for jetBlue for more new nonstop from BOS to FLL, MCO, TPA & DEN. Those are very wonderful news for jetBlue and can you says "Go
27 Theiler : Clrd2go- yes, they are indeed. That terminal is horrid. Glad to have another airline out of BOS (especially this one!).. The ever increasing options o
28 DeltAirlines : I wouldn't be surprised to see Song launch a full-court attack on JetBlue within the next 24 hours. I foresee BOS-MCO going up to at least 6 (most lik
29 Ladevale : ConcordeBoy " ConcordeBoy claims "Wouldnt be surprised to see other leisure cities (LAS, MSY, SJU come to mind) in the near future from BOS.... AA mus
30 MAH4546 : I would not look for Boston-California flights anytime soon. As popular as they would be, the major issue is range. jetBlue's A320s are not equipped w
31 ScottysAir : Not exactly anytime soon with these flight from BOS-LGB/OAK for the future. You'll will see about that one. Maybe depending with the load factors is d
32 Post contains images Captain_777 : Clrd2go- Yes Airtran is still in the dungeon terminal. Everytime I fly Airtran into there I hate it. It's like being in a prison. Oh well...it's worth
33 Hockey55dude : What about LGB? I think they should start it.
34 Post contains images SHUPirate1 : Interesting notes on the BOS-DEN service: comparing B6 fares from BOS to DEN to UA fares on the same route (BOS-DEN 1/7/04, DEN-BOS 1/14/04), B6 charg
35 Deltabobo : I personally would choose Song over Jetblue, regardless of color choice......At least Song (Delta) keeps pax info SECRET
36 Flyboyaz : The TSA wants all airlines to give out the same information.
37 Travatl : Is AirTran's ticket counter in a shabby area? OH YES. Is the gate area crappy? It could be better - but it's clean, bright, and has a great view of th
38 Post contains images 727LOVER : This morning I worked flight 450 BWI-BOS I thought you worked in ATL? And MAH546, you didn't exactly answer my question.
39 Post contains images 727LOVER : I'll make sure I keep away from B6 now even more Care to elaborate DeltAirlines?
40 DCA-ROCguy : Delta is not going to let JetBlue touch these routes though...this is exactly what Song was cut out for...I wonder if Delta will retalliate on any oth
41 Bosugadl : So B6 is going to fly out of Terminal E for now...Now when Terminal A opens and Delta leaves their C gates, who will get those open gates?...It would
42 PVD757 : I think this becomes very interesting for MHT and PVD. Right now PVD does not really have the facitlities for any new stand-alone carrier to start new
43 Post contains images Captain_777 : O yes, Airtran's terminal is so nice because of how close together it is. It's just a little run down. You say it's a lazy man's delight or even busin
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