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User currently offlinePlanefreak From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Hello All,

Just heard that Jetblue will start JFK-OAK "red eye" flights on AUG 3rd and JFK-ONT "red eye" flights on July 21st.

Seems to me that Jetblue has their "ducks in a row" with plans on their routes. I would not be surprized to see Mid-West citites becoming the next in line for Jetblue.

Is Jetblue the silent low-fare carrier that no one is really paying attention to?

planefreak

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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

For a New York based airline, they don't advertise heavily in the NY area,
unlike Continental, who's ubiquitous ads are kind of annoying since they
are on top of every taxi and on every phone booth and bus around.

I think JetBlue's strategy is to offer 40 destinations within five years or
less. They ordered additional A320's so I would not be surprised if the
Midwest is their next focus area. They are supposed to be launching a
number of frequencies to upstate NY, which has very high fares at the
moment. Buffalo is already served, Rochester is next, then Syracuse,
and so forth.

Pan Am #2, reincarnated in 1995 by Kirk Kerkorian I believe, did fly
from JFK to LAX once daily using A300's, but pulled the routes fast.
There is so much competition from JFK, with Delta, United, American,
and TWA servicing the market. Who knows if JetBlue can pull it off?

$99 each way is appealing though...

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

I'm "JetBlueing" tomorow so I'll fill you guys in on how it goes. As for Pan Am 2, it was founded and funded by Martin Shurgue (Spelled something like that). Martin was a former CFO of the original Pan Am and based the airline at FLL. It served JFK, MIA, LAX, and possibly SFO in a giant circle pattern. I don't believe Kerkorian was involved. Cruise shipt titan Mickey Arrison (of Carnival/Holland America fame) was however after selling Carnival Airlines to Pan Am 2, and its subsequent bankruptcy.

As for JetBlue to California, I believe it will work, although NYC-LA is super competitive. AA, UA, CO, DL, and TWA all have mutiple frequencies. I'd like to see JetBlue pull it off, perhaps it will. They seem to know their markets well and their loads have been impressive so far.


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

TWANeedsHelp,

You're right, it was Mr. Shugrue, not Kerkorian. Don't know where that
came from......He might have been involved with Eastern at one point.
Let us know your thoughts on JetBlue with a trip report. I am consider-
ing taking JetBlue to Oakland as opposed to Continental from EWR,
in August.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

CEO Neilman said on Fox News show with host Neil Cavuto that Jetblue is doing very well and that they plan on making a profit next year.


USAirways737


User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

I'll be happy to write one!

User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

I also read on Justplanes.com that Jetblue will begin service from JFK to Oakland.

User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Thanks Jello, I'd like to go to TPA, I met a beautiful girl last summer who lives in Ybor City, I think. Nice part of town? I've never been there. Anyway, no I'm doing FLL-JFK, 2pm flight. I heard that the PTVs are supposed to be free tomorow, and for the rest of June. Is that right? That would be nice. I have a friend in NY, 18 years old, no experience, but he wants to get a job with B6 and hes a real people person. You think they have any availability? Anyway looking forward to the flight. Thanks.

russ


User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

One more thing, Congrats on the California plans. Sounds exciting. It'll be tough but you guys'll pull it off.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5392 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

...good management;
+ a strong plan;
+ a VERY SIMPLE and appealing message;
+ well-capitalized.
_______________________
= A Likely Success




...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineHARTSFIELD From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

I dont like JetBlue, There name sounds like a 5 year old made it up, and there planes are ugly!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Your post sounds like a 5 year old made it up, and your grammar is ugly!!!!!!!!!!!

Next time, try spelling "there" the correct way: "their", when using it in a possesive form.


User currently offlineN503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

To: HARTSFIELD

Please check your grammar because is ugly!!!!!!!!

N503JB A320
jetBlue



HKIA Ramp Spotters
User currently offlineHARTSFIELD From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

If I feel the need to fix my Grammar, I will see my English teacher.

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Please don't make negative comments about jetBlue until you've flown them and experienced them.

It seems that you're in the minority here when it comes to jetBlue haters. In fact, I think you're the only one. Everyone who's flown them loves them. Dave Neeleman must be doing good here.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineNewark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Hartsfield,

Get off this forum if you have nothing intelligent, or grammatically
correct to contribute.

Newark


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Thank you Newark. Well said.

JetBlue is a badly needed and terrific addition to the aviation scene.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineJello From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

thanks for all the support guys. its hard being the underdog with all those player-haters out there. personally, i dont have anything against ANY airline...except one, which will remain nameless. i never will understand why some people feel the need to bash something someone else loves...but it reassures my faith in homosapiens to see all the support.

thanks again,
jello


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

How was your jB flight? Please include all the details.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

not to be an annoying person or anything, but you all need to change your grammer. jetBlue changed their name to JetBlue a long time ago, try to get it right. and their planes are amazing, they just look so beautiful.....

User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Sorry I've been busy in NYC recently, I haven't been able to contribute a trip report. I took Flight 6, a 2:00pm FLL-JFK run on, what else, an A320. Overall teh flight was satisfactory, I'll go into detail.

Long before my flight, my gf had scheduled a MIA-LHR flight on BA at 4:40 to visit her family in the old country. I decided to leave this same day so I scoured the net looking for flights, 3 days prior. I really had no preference for airline, actualy I was banking on DL Express, because of the double miles, and I have a pretty sizeable SkyMiles account, but as it turned out, DLX's 732 left at 11:40, and I wanted to ride down with to FLL and let her continue to MIA for her transatlantic. So the 11:40 was not viable. I was surprised to see that Delta mainline left at 11:35, and Metrojet, 10 mins later. The only next flight to either JFK or LGA was JB at 2:00 which seemed to work. I booked it on their VERY USER FRIENDLY site, and got a confirmation #. Alicia and I headed south and got stuck in traffic on 95 around Pompano. I began to get worried, as time ran by, and when I arrived at FLL T4 for at 1:45 for the 2 flight I was nervous, I had 2 bags to check. JetBlue's counter was very helpful. Before saying anything the women behind the counter asked my name and told me to hurry up, to make the plane. I was impressed, she was on my side! She quickly printed out a recepit for a bording pass, checked the bags, and called the gate allerting them to my late arrival. She assured me, she would personally see to it the bags made it on the plane. I continued down the terminal withj a smile. At the gate, the professionalism contintiued. As I jogged through the concourse the gate agent politely called out, "Come on Russell, we've been waiting for you". I slipped them my boarding pass, which is really more like a credit card recepit, price and seat on the flimsy paper, and boarded the jetliner. Plane looked a little dirty, a few scratches on the leather seats, and some dirt on the carpet but nothing to cry about. Friendly flight attendents, seemed to be a lot of them showed me to my seat and handed my a headset. We took off ten mins late, and headed to NY. We were informed that the PTV's $5 charge would be waived whcih was nice, and the entire plane settled in watching the History Channel, CNNSI, etc.

An intersting mix those B6 passengers are. Crying babies next to well dressed business men. Intellectual looking Hamptonites and persons of all minorities rounded out the mix. Beverage service was curious. They came aorund with a clipboard, but I didn't receive my orange juice with ice, I had requested no ice, untill 10 mins later. The snack was bagel chips or potato chips. I wasn't really pleased with either. The flight was smooth, the seats were a little cramped however, and when you recline your seat, it moves it up, this is really a little tight for taller people like myself. The TVs were entertaining, I watched golf on ESPN. Landed at JFK on time, the flight was continuuing to Buffalo, and those passengers were advised to stay in their seats, but everyone got off. That was disheartening, because I know B6 is sort of forced to fly that route, and will only expand in the coming months to ROC and SYR. Arrival at JFK was uneventful. TWA's old domestic termianl looked its age, and the baggage claim, was really worn. Outside T6, it was only worse, construction crews had torn apart the surface parking to make way for AirRail, so we had to trek to the garage, unwisely built towards the middle of the giant JFK parking lot. Seemed very confusing, my driver even seemed to get lost. Traffic at JFK was expected, bumper to bumper. This is a big shortcoming for B6, JFK is very inconvenient. They need to recify that somehow, maybe pushing for an express subway, there used to be one, in the 70s and 80s.

Anyhow, fine trip, no surprises, very predictable, whisch is good. I'de fly jB more, but lack of FF points, and JFK location veruses Metrojet at LGA hurts.

russ


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Jetblue will do remarkably well at OAK. Many, many East Bay'ers (including myself) cringe at the thought of flying out of SFO, no matter what the weather. It just reinforces the notion that OAK is the better airport to fly from. Unfortunately I have no personal or business contacts in NYC, so I probably won't be flying them for awhile. I predict more flights so fast, that it'll make your head spin!

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Sounds like you weren't too impressed with the aircraft itself; however, from your story it seems like service gets an A+.

That was really nice of the Gate Agent to personally see to it that your bags were loaded on the aircraft. It also sounds like they held the airplane for you, which you won't find at other airlines.

I have yet to find one person who has flown them to give them a negative comment. Yours about the plane being slightly dirty notwithstanding.

- Neil Harrison


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