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JetBlue Looks At MDW  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32572 posts, RR: 72
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

This is awesome news if it is true. I fly between Midway and Miami/Lauderdale almost monthly with ATA, and would love to make the switch to jetBlue on this route:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/local/chi-0411180377nov18,0,2798420.story?coll=sfla-business-headlines


a.
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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Well you might want to check out this link for another opinion.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2004-11-18-jetblue-ata_x.htm



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently onlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6747 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

I read somewhere today that B6 called the press's hoax and stated they were definitely NOT looking at acquiring any gates at MDW. The question is, which city pairs is AirTran going to do?


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

flying to MDW would be good since we've been wanting to get into Chicago for the longest time now. but the bad side...and i mean very bad side of this is Southwest having a BIG home there. not only are they trying to get a few more gates from ATA/City of Chicago but aren't they also gonna focus on MDW operations more for 2005? we've done VERY well in avoiding direct compitition w/ WN but flying to MDW would be the cake topper. since its pretty much a 100% possibility that we would connect MDW w/ florida and Cali along w/ any other destination IF we started flying out of MDW, there would be direct competition w/ WN ...(remember i'm saying "IF" we flew there)

I personally would prefer ORD but of course w/ all the drama going on there w/ flights needing to be reduced to ease the congestion...it'll be a long time till a new domestic carrier can probably get into ORD that doesn't serve it yet.

Best of luck to all!!

~B6FA4ever



User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

B6FA4ever-Never say never...somehow I have a feeling that if UA went under, jetBlue would be announcing new cities en masse out of ORD in about 3 seconds...


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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

SHUPirate1,

very true! but not IF UA went under...but what if US Airways went out of business...that would probably be the "foot in the door" for us to get into ORD. (for the US lovers...plz don't take what i said wrong... i just said "IF") i don't want to see a lot of employees losing their jobs/dreams. only time will tell!

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

B6FA4ever-I'm one of those "US-lovers", and I can read well enough to see that you said if. If US went out of business, you'd probably be able to start a few flights, but if UA went out of business, that would mean that 50-something gates would be up for grabs at O'Hare, as opposed to just a few (not sure of the exact number) if US went under. It would do wonders for the congestion at O'Hare, that's for sure!


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32572 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

The question is, which city pairs is AirTran going to do?

Not that big of a question. Probably the same destinations as ATA (not including ATA connection), give or take one or two.



a.
User currently offlineAirplane From Ecuador, joined Sep 2004, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

at least from YYZ, MDW failed with Canjet.
I did not work at all and it was closed within 2 months or so.

JP



The sky´s the limit
User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5155 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

I've read over the past few years that B6 wants 4 or 5 gates at either Chicago airport, but preferrably ORD.

The last time I checked, US had only 2 or 3 gates at ORD. A few years ago, it had 1 or 2 more. But if US goes under, are those 2 or 3 enough for B6? If HP is interested in ATA's operation at MDW, then it might be interested in US's ORD gates, since it operates out of the same terminal.


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

I believe the 2 US gates on the F concourse, F8 and F10, are owned by United but sublet to US, so UA would grab'em and keep em...

-n


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

I´m guessing as there´s enough players in the market, B6 will wait for it´s E-190´s to enter some markets as CLE, PIT, MDW/ORD, ATL, YYZ, ISP,CLT, DTW, DFW, the mid west, MEXICO, and more Carebian, as St.Marteen, Aruba etc etc.
Otherwise, why da hell would they order 100planes+100 in options?!ehehe

have a nice day guys.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22680 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1853 times:

I believe the 2 US gates on the F concourse, F8 and F10, are owned by United but sublet to US, so UA would grab'em and keep em...

Are you sure about that? I was under the impression that UA didn't own anything in T-2. It wouldn't be as crappy if they did.



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