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Jet Blue Code Share With Foreign Airlines?  
User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

Following the threads the JFK has around 160 international destinations serviced by foreign airlines, JFK lacking domestic services and JetBlue hubbing at JFK, would it make sense that it code-shares with foreign airlines as a feeder into areas other than NYC? Or there'd be a bigger problem with FAA?

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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3304 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

It's more of a DOT issue, not FAA. The major players into JFK have partners. It's the much smaller players into JFK that would be the only possibility. The amount of revenue that an alliance with an airline like Air Ukraine or Ghana Airways would generate probably doesn't make it worth the effort. And would JetBlue want their product associated with either?

User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Well, I was not suggesting alliance with Air Ukraine or Ghana, what about AF, LH, BA, IB, KL, etc? I understand they have partners at other hubs, why not JFK?

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2815 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

JetBlue has not established alliances with other airlines for the simple reason of keeping our business plan simple and clearcut. I agree that alliances and codesharing eases transitions and increases convenience for customers. However, from the airline's perspective, it adds a great deal of complexity. Right now, JetBlue is not concerned with that type of expansion.

We do however, have many agreements for non-rev travel for JetBlue Crewmembers.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

I remember hearing a few years ago that JetBlue was considering an agreement with Swissair but that apparently never panned out. Of course, Swissair was soon to be consigned to history books.

It makes sense for an airline like JetBlue (or AirTran, Southwest) to stay out of agreements with other airlines. Once that happens, you literally bring the baggage of that other airline with you. For example, if a bag gets lost, whose fault is it? Misconnects can cause problems when you have load factors in the 80-something % range. For the additional revenue an agreement would bring, I doubt the pros outweigh the cons for an airline as cost conscious as B6.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

"what about AF, LH, BA, IB, KL, etc?"

Most airlines in alliances have a clause somewhere in the contracts that state whether they can have other alliances with another airline. For instance, Southwest would not want an airline that they code-shared with to also be in an alliance with Jetblue to the same destinations. In the end, it would not help your position in the market very much.

The current airlines indicated all have alliances and are most likely kept from being associated with other airlines. Plus, for one major airline to be your partner, you have to also have something that would appeal to their customers as well. To be a large international airline like AF, a smaller start-up low cash carrier like Jetblue that only flies to a handful of destinations does not offer the same potential for their travellers. As far as no alliances, AF is in bed with SkyTeam, LH has Star, BA and IB are both paired with AA in oneworld, and KL is soon to be accepted by SkyTeam. Being a major player in your home country, and shifting your people to a low fare airline in the US would not do much for your passenger loyalty, especially your First Class passengers.


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

I'm sure B6 serves indirectly as a feeder for the many International airlines at JFK. Passengers can take a B6 flight, than use the airtrain to catch their I'ntl connecting flight.


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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3888 times:

Flyguy1,

Yes its true that JetBlue works somewhat as an unofficial feeder, at least for some people I know. Some people from my school who fly to Japan for instance, and use JFK 's ANA service, fly out of Syracuse to JFK on jetBlue and walk over to terminal 7 to take their ANA flight.

It is simply cheaper and less hassling to fly USairways to LGA and switch airports.




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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

It is simply cheaper and less hassling to fly USairways to LGA and switch airports.

Sorry my last line was really supposed to state "Jetblue is simply cheaper and less hassling to fly than USairways to LGA and then driving to JFK."



"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

I know this may be a tad bit off topic, but I noticed that Jetblue has what most other carriers at JFK doesn't have-- a sizeable domestic network. Why hasn't American or Delta been able to provide that? I would think that Jetblue's domestic network from JFK would do well for the other airline partnering with them.

blink



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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

Not quite an alliance, but I can tell you that in Avianca's webpage, as soon as one selects FLL as a destination, a JetBlue pop up comes up with their offer of destinations from there.

User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Blink182,
DL is now starting to buildup their domestic presence at JFK, we shall see how much more they add over the future.



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User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Why hasn't American or Delta been able to provide that?

This is exactly what I don't understand since both AA and DL have more than a few int'l flights out of JFK. Unless they figured out only local NYer's would use JFK, others simply go thru ATL, CVG, DFW or ORD or CO's EWR?


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

JetBlue doesn't need to codeshare with any of the airlines to gain additional traffic, and the amount it would give them isn't enough to cover the cost of interlining the passengers and bags... not to mention the idea of linking Navitaire to the GDS world for thru-connectivity and bags..

-nate


User currently offlineWJA73G From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

With WS flying into New York now, B6 and WS could do a codeshare.. There is just one problem... B6 flies into JFK and WS flies into LGA..

What could really help make it work is that they are offering the same product..
Leather Seats
Cheap Fares
More Legroom
and PTVs...

WJA73G


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

JetBlue has not established alliances with other airlines for the simple reason of keeping our business plan simple and clearcut.
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Pah, Jetblue doesn't have codeshares with International carriers because they are a tiny entity with more or less nothing to offer the international carrier. Jetblue has so few destinations as it is, therefore offer virtually no through traffic to offer another carrier. The same applies in reverse. A LCC can offer what to a major international carrier ?, a passenger unwilling to spend much on a ticket yet wants to fly to important international destinations ?

Jetblue, while a great carrier, is tiny with I believe still less than 50 planes, and not very many destinations at all.


User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

Artsyman,

we actually have 60 planes w/ N590 and N591 coming very shortly (if they havn't arrived yet).

we may not have many destinations but we do have much frequency. i mean from NY to both LGB and OAK are pretty much shuttle flights now w/ 7 flights daily...not to mention down to Florida.

i doubt we'll ever code-share w/ an int'l carrier...let alone a domestic carrier. like someone mentioned earlier...coming into a codeshare would bring a lot of baggage (no pun intended  Laugh out loud)...and i'm talkin about the bad stuff...

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2815 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Artsyman, we'll have 69 aircraft by the end of 2004 with aircraft N599. We just announced our 29th destination and operate 258 flights a day. At JFK, I believe we're the number 2 carrier next to AA. I strongly disagree with your statements - check your facts before writing.

User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

I think artysman works for CO, therefore the bad attitude towards B6 makes sense.


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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5302 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

I'm flying to Vegas & SFO at christmas with BA. Choose Jet Blue for the LAS-Oakland flight rather than HP as I've heard great things about them. Word of mouth & reputation won me over. Not BA's relationship with HP/AA this time.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

This is exactly what I don't understand since both AA and DL have more than a few int'l flights out of JFK.

...nearly all of which were based at satisfying O&D demand, with de facto feed.

AA/Eagle and DL both had plans for much larger domestic operations/terminals ex-JFK in the late 90s... B6 put an end to that.



At JFK, I believe we're the number 2 carrier next to AA

B6 passed AA for the #1 spot a good while ago...


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Artsyman, we'll have 69 aircraft by the end of 2004 with aircraft N599. We just announced our 29th destination and operate 258 flights a day
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And those 258 flights are about 10% of what Continental flies per day, never mind what AA, UAL, DL, NW etc fly.

My point is the same, the whole point of codeshares are to expand your route networks, and while as you said "Jetblue has almost shuttle like service to LGB etc, it means so little to the International carrier.

As far as my having an anti Jetblue feeling, not at all. I said it in my original post, and I will say it again, I think Jetblue is a great carrier, I think they offer a great product at a great price, I just do not think they have enough to offer an international carrier in the way of codeshares.

Instead of attacking me, or making accusations about me hating Jetblue, read what I said instead and respond to it. 50 planes- 70 planes, same thing really when we are in this discussion.

29 destinations is just not a wide route network

J


User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

I loved them, Jetblue was one of the best airlines I have flown with good job Jetblue. I hear Westjet here in Canada is much like Jet Blue as far as friendly staff, Leather seats, and Live PTV!!! I am sure if there is an Airline alliance to be made at Jetblue it will be with WestJet here in Canada. The Jetblue CEO helped sculpt Westjet.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

At JFK, I believe we're the number 2 carrier next to AA

B6 passed AA for the #1 spot a good while ago...


IIRC, AA is still the largest carrier at JFK. jetBlue is the largest domestic carrier at JFK, however.



a.
User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

As a Westjet employee, the JetBlue/Westjet rumour has been churning for years.

Everybody knows that David Neeleman had a helping hand in getting Westjet off the ground. From what I hear, we still maintain a good relationship with him, even though he has no stake in Westjet anymore.

Westjet has recently altered its strategy to make YYZ its eastern hub. Within a year YYZ ops should reach about 70 flights a day (up from the 20 or so we had during April before the capacity shift from YHM). If a link-up/alliance/code-share agreement were to ever be put into place YYZ, YYC (western hub), and YVR seem logical candidates.

While there are a lot of comparisons (seat pitch, leather seats, business plan, new aircraft, LiveTV, customer service, policies, etc.) I don't think we'll see a linkup between the two carriers anytime soon. Westjet has only recently announced (but not yet launched) transborder service and all, with the exception of LGA) are destination spots. There's no reason to start an alliance of sorts with JetBlue if our traffic is predominantly O&D.




EH.
25 Vatveng : LCCs may not have codeshare alliances, but some of them do have interline baggage agreements. Last summer I was able to check my bags with AirTran in
26 TransPac : Aren't turnaround times the main reason we don't see LCC's codesharing on international flights? It seems like it would be difficult to maintain the t
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