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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

well it's finally official. i know there's a couple threads going on about this so thought i'd just start a new thread discussing the actual new routes... but here's the press release:
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CALIFORNIA HERE WE ARE: JETBLUE EXPANDS SERVICE OUT OF LONG BEACH AND BURBANK

Low-fare airline to add flights Long Beach-Sacramento, Burbank-Orlando, FL and Burbank-Las Vegas

NEW YORK, (March 7, 2006) - JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announces new destinations from Southern California, featuring its award-winning service, 36 channels of DIRECTV programming and roomy, all-leather seats. .JetBlue will introduce service between: Long Beach, CA and Sacramento, CA, effective May 3; and starting June 30, between Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL; and Burbank and Las Vegas, NV.

“Our Southern Californian customers have been asking us to serve more destinations since we first entered the market in Long Beach nearly five years ago,” said David Neeleman, JetBlue’s Chairman and CEO. “With these new routes, they’ll have even more chances to take advantage of our low fares and award-winning service.”

“A big part of economic development is understanding the region’s opportunities for economic growth. The Greater Los Angeles market represents a mix of industry clusters that has some similarities to the Metro Orlando market. That overlap includes strengths in sectors such as entertainment production and digital media,” said Jonathan Gemmen, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission’s Director of Business Development. “This new direct route being added by JetBlue is just another way for our local businesses to capitalize on these opportunities, stimulating additional economic growth in both of our regions.”

New Routes:

Long Beach, CA to Sacramento, CA

(effective May 3, 2006)

JetBlue is bringing Southern Californians northward with its newest destination. Sacramento, CA will become the seventh destination served from Long Beach, CA and the second Northern California destination.

JetBlue’s regular fares will range from $54 to $129(a) each way. Customers can save an additional $5 each way by purchasing online at www.jetblue.com. Other restrictions apply (a).

Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Sacramento, CA (SMF)
Sacramento to Long Beach

Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive

8:25am – 9:50am
6:25am – 7:45am (effective May 4, 2006)

5:05pm – 6:30pm
10:30am – 11:50am

9:10pm – 10:30pm
7:10pm – 8:30pm

Burbank, CA to Orlando, FL

(effective June 30, 2006)

JetBlue brings more coast-to-coast service between California and Florida with new service between Burbank and Orlando. (JetBlue already offers nonstop service between Long Beach and Fort Lauderdale.) JetBlue will be the first and only airline to provide nonstop service between Burbank and Orlando. Orlando will become the second destination served from Burbank.

JetBlue’s regular fares will range from $124 to $349(a) each way. Customers can save an additional $5 each way by purchasing online at www.jetblue.com. Other restrictions apply (a).

Burbank, CA (BUR) to Orlando, FL (MCO)
Orlando to Burbank

Depart – Arrive
Depart - Arrive

8:00am – 3:40pm
3:25pm – 5:55pm

Burbank, CA to Las Vegas, NV

(effective June 30, 2006)

JetBlue continues its expansion of service from Burbank, CA. Las Vegas will become the third destination served from Burbank CA.

JetBlue’s regular fares will range from $44 to $129 (a) each way. Customers can save an additional $5 each way by purchasing online at www.jetblue.com. Other restrictions apply (a).

Burbank, CA (BUR) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Las Vegas to Burbank

Depart - Arrive
Depart - Arrive

6:50pm – 8:00pm
8:40pm – 9:45pm

During the summer months, JetBlue will also add an additional flight between NewYork/JFK and Sacarmento, CA, beginning June 1, 2006. This new flight will be the second nonstop service between JetBlue’s hometown airport and the Northern California destination.

In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways has focused on creating a new airline category – a value airline with values. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier currently serves 34 destinations with more than 410 flights daily. Onboard JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming (b), the most live TV available on any airline. On flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight™ is also available. JetBlue offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and delicious wines selected by the airline’s Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.

[Edited 2006-03-07 13:28:32]

[Edited 2006-03-07 13:30:42]

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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2965 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

I thought the expansion would be short-to-medium-length routes once the 190's came online. I've still yet to see evidence of that. Am I the only one that remembers B6 saying that when they announced the 190 order??


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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5829 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3355 times:
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The press release doesn't indicate an aircraft. Would it be safe to say that all of these flights are operated with A320 equipment?

This is good news for SoCal. I'm not surprised at the LGB-SMF flights. But I am surprised at the BUR-LAS flights...direct competition with WN.

Good luck B6!


User currently offlineLGAtoIND From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Wow, the BUR-LAS will be the first B6 vs. WN head to head competition. I wonder what made B6 choose this route as the first one to take on WN?

User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

The BUR-LAS competing with WN isn't much since B6 has one flight and WN has many more on the route. The new route won't cause any friction between the two.

But anyway, all the new routes have flight numbers that are not in the 1000's, so as a given, the new flights will be A320 flights.

They probably aren't adding new 190 routes just yet incase something else screws up with them, they can't have any more problems with the planes not being ready, so they will probably just wait until they know they will have them in and ready for when they need them. New 190 routes will probably be announced in the summer for routes starting in the fall.

LGB-SMF will hopefully do great for them and I can see them staying with it for a while. I do not see a third flight soon though, b/c I think 2X is what it can handle, but it should do great.

I can feel that a BUR-FLL is not to far off since B6 will most likely be able to use HP's old gate in FLL which will allow for more B6 flights. They probably have to wait on that for now though just to make sure everything is set with that. But more BUR expansion is a given since they have access to now A7 A8 and A9 there. That mean that B6 can handle about 27 flights a day. They will have 5X JFK, 1X LAS, 1X MCO so basically they have 7 flights a day, so that is not even enough to fill one Gate techincally speaking since they get 9 flights a day per gate. I see a ton more of BUR Flights coming on and possibly taking place as a new big LA airport for them unless LGB raises the amount of flights they can have.

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User currently offlineIcebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 656 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 4):
hey will have 5X JFK, 1X LAS, 1X MCO so basically they have 7 flights a day, so that is not even enough to fill one Gate techincally speaking since they get 9 flights a day per gate. I see a ton more of BUR Flights coming on and possibly taking place as a new big LA airport for them unless LGB raises the amount of flights they can have.

I can see us getting grounds ops soon if they add 1 or 2 more flights.



LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21414 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 4):
I see a ton more of BUR Flights coming on and possibly taking place as a new big LA airport for them unless LGB raises the amount of flights they can have.

Sounds good to me. Finally they will be using an LA airport that is actually convenient to people in LA!

And I like that they are running a non-red-eye to MCO. Hopefully, the FLL will be daytime, too. I'd like to see BUR-IAH, but that's not likely (even though it's not served by anyone). And BUR-EWR would be nice, as would BUR-OAK and BUR-SEA.

Bring it on!

If you fly them, i will come...



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
And I like that they are running a non-red-eye to MCO. Hopefully, the FLL will be daytime, too. I'd like to see BUR-IAH, but that's not likely (even though it's not served by anyone). And BUR-EWR would be nice, as would BUR-OAK and BUR-SEA.

I wonder what other cities are under the radar for B6's BUR market...

Quoting LGAtoIND (Reply 3):
Wow, the BUR-LAS will be the first B6 vs. WN head to head competition. I wonder what made B6 choose this route as the first one to take on WN?

I guess that B6 loves a real challenge  box 



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User currently offlineAussieItaliano From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Too bad the SMF flights have to go to LGB, not BUR. I'd be all over those in a second!


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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2937 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

LGB-SMF was a complete shocker for me. I was expecting LGB-EWR for sure.

The 3 slots came from a variety of things. For starters, B6 is doing 6x this summer LGB-JFK, not 8x like last summer. Also, either LAS is going down one flight or OAK.

BUR-LAS was another complete surprise. However, after surveying the schedule, it makes complete sense for utilization purposes.

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User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

Ok new Route:

B6 is now starting Washington DC/IAD to Las Vegas starting May 3rd 2006. No PR yet but it is on the route map and bookable.

Wed, 03 May 06
Flight 323 7:45 pm Depart Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)
10:05 pm Arrive Las Vegas, NV (LAS)


Wed, 03 May 06
Flight 324 11:00 pm Depart Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
6:35 am Arrive Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)(next day)


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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

BUR-LAS is awesome, except for the times. 8:40pm departure from LAS? They do realize that check-out for most vegas hotels is around noon, right? I'm sure it's just to keep the aircraft "busy" while waiting in BUR to do the JFK red-eye, but there are many of us that would welcome a 2:00pm or so departure from LAS.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
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Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 10):
Ok new Route:

B6 is now starting Washington DC/IAD to Las Vegas starting May 3rd 2006. No PR yet but it is on the route map and bookable.

Wed, 03 May 06
Flight 323 7:45 pm Depart Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)
10:05 pm Arrive Las Vegas, NV (LAS)


Wed, 03 May 06
Flight 324 11:00 pm Depart Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
6:35 am Arrive Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)(next day)

Sweet, good luck against Ted as well as HP, and WN into BWI, however with Independence gone there is less competition and seats to IAD from LAS.

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 11):
BUR-LAS is awesome, except for the times. 8:40pm departure from LAS? They do realize that check-out for most vegas hotels is around noon, right? I'm sure it's just to keep the aircraft "busy" while waiting in BUR to do the JFK red-eye, but there are many of us that would welcome a 2:00pm or so departure from LAS.

As said it must be just to keep the aircraft moving, but unless they have some loyals from BUR as well as some in LAS I think jetBlue is in for an ass kickin with there prices so much higher and only one flight a day against well known WN that is going to have 13x n/s on LAS-BUR this summer.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32173 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 10):
B6 is now starting Washington DC/IAD to Las Vegas starting May 3rd 2006. No PR yet but it is on the route map and bookable.

The PR was released a week or so ago.



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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2937 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 12):
I think jetBlue is in for an ass kickin with there prices so much higher and only one flight a day against well known WN that is going to have 13x n/s on LAS-BUR this summer.

There will be no ass kickin'. It's only 1 flight a day, and the people flying it will mostly be loyal B6 customers who just want to go to LAS for the weekend. Since JetBlue is only flying the route once a day, it's obvious that they aren't making a real "go" for the route. They won't have a problem filling up the 156 seats.

Also, the starting fare is $39 o/w. How is that "so much higher" than WN?

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User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 13):
The PR was released a week or so ago.

Yea sorry I realized that, I just forget things a lot and don't pay attention lol.

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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Looks like Reno has come out publicly saying they are on the "Radar" of the jetBlue expansion project.

From today's USAToday:

Airport officials also announced:

• They expect discount carrier JetBlue Airways to begin Reno-New York JFK service this year, based on conversations they've had with airline executives.

"We believe JetBlue is coming," Bart said. "We are on their expansion map. We've seen that."

The airline's customer service and reasonable fairs are coveted, she said.

"We could expect round-trip, New York-Reno fares of about $300 or less," she said.


Full article can be found right here:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2006-03-09-reno-airport_x.htm



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