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How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?  
User currently offline737DAB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3298 times:

Hey everyone! I was just curious to know how B6 is doing in AUS? What are the loads like? If they are doing well, do you see them in the near future serving other midwest cities such as IAH, SAT, DFW, or possible even MCI or STL?


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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3289 times:

I heard they're doing decently. JFK-AUS, because it's at 3x daily, operates at a slightly lower LF than BOS-AUS. Nevertheless, it still does decently and will mostly likely pick up pretty well as we get into the spring/summer and also as people in AUS continue to learn about B6. On the other hand, most flights have been running completely full the past 2 weeks because of the busy President's Day Week.

JFK-AUS has been selling at $74 and BOS-AUS at $89, though it was previously $99. The yields are a bit low IMO but it's also the off season. I'm pretty sure Texas traffic picks up in mid-March. The good thing is that the E190 has lower fuel burn than B6 was originally expecting - instead of 600/hr., the average is about 540/hr.

Let's see what happens. I think AUS will be a good performer for JetBlue this summer.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3253 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
JFK-AUS has been selling at $74 and BOS-AUS at $89, though it was previously $99. The yields are a bit low IMO but it's also the off season.

I've told you this before, you are not presenting yield based on what you've written. This is a fare quote and some arbitrary point in time, completely irrelevant.


User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3222 times:

Quoting Airzim (Reply 2):
I've told you this before, you are not presenting yield based on what you've written. This is a fare quote and some arbitrary point in time, completely irrelevant.

I understand that. But JetBlue isn't selling seats at $74 for fun. The regular fare from JFK-AUS is $124, but JetBlue cannot fill up their planes with those fares, so they have to charge $74.

That's all I was implying.

You're sort of telling me that a $129 sale fare and a $99 sale fare for similar routes say nothing about the markets. But the fact is that they do - the $129 destination can get more revenue than $99 destination by selling it at a higher price.

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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3104 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3209 times:

Does anyone know how DL is doing on the route? I am sure they took a hit when B6 started flying as well. I wonder if both carriers can successfully fly multiple daily frequencies?

Hopefully both can survive on this route.


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

>>Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
JFK-AUS has been selling at $74 and BOS-AUS at $89, though it was previously $99. The yields are a bit low IMO but it's also the off season. <<

To which AirZim replied:

>>I've told you this before, you are not presenting yield based on what you've written. This is a fare quote and some arbitrary point in time, completely irrelevant.<<

AirZim: no need to get testy with him, and technically yield is nothing more than the fare divided by the mileage.

So, if the fares quoted are correct, you have a yield of 5.24 cents between Austin & Boston, and 4.87 cents between Austin & JFK.

Those are really crappy yields, especially when your ASM cost is something north of 6 cents.

Do not confuse yield with RASM, which is yield x load factor (expressed as a decimal).


User currently offlineJonnyGT From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Watch for the route to get REALLY busy with South by Southwest happening (I'll be there  Smile ) in March.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4403 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2898 times:
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Quoting JonnyGT (Reply 6):
Watch for the route to get REALLY busy with South by Southwest happening (I'll be there ) in March.

???? Do you know something we don't?



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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6764 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting JonnyGT (Reply 6):
Quoting JonnyGT (Reply 6):
Watch for the route to get REALLY busy with South by Southwest happening (I'll be there ) in March.

???? Do you know something we don't?

He's talking about an annual music festival in Austin in March called "South by Southwest" (and it's a play on the movie title, not a reference to the airline)


User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 7):
???? Do you know something we don't?

South by Southwest is a big music festival in which new bands attempt to show off their stuff. It's hosted in Austin every year from what I hear...

In any case, not many in the Northeast know about this event, but I'm sure traffic will pick up somewhat.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineInTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

This route is performing very well for JetBlue from what I've heard.

In fact, in April, one of the JFK-AUS trips is going to become an A320....

So, it must be doing well for them.

Rob


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