FA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
JetBlue formally announced today (besides the new IAD-SAN service) additional non stop coast to coast flying. One additional round trip being added to the following city pairs: JFK-ONT, JFK-SAN, JFK-SJC [previously announced], JFK-OAK, JFK-LGB, IAD-OAK, IAD-LGB, BOS-OAK, BOS-LGB.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2891 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
I'm also a bit surprised that they haven't announced PDX, or at least another west coast city, especially considering that Southwest/ATA lists PDX-BOS and PDX-LGA as codeshare routes (once WN's new PDX-MDW flight comes online on 4/3).
I'm not convinced that PDX-BOS is necessary, but PDX-JFK would certainly be a winner for jetBlue, especially considering the market here. People here have embraced entrant carriers, particularly when their service offers something different, like F9's service to DEN, which has been quite popular.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
...still surprised they havent opened PDX at this point.
PDX, at this point, is "high hanging fruit" for B6. It is far more cost effective to add service in existing markets -- where demand for more flights has already been established, and new city startup costs behind -- than to venture into new markets where neither of these favorable conditions exists.
Just the same, it would not be surprising to see B6 open PDX on a "test the waters" basis with a single daily redeye nonstop to JFK in the not-too-distant future.