JFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4558 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
When is JFK-IAD going to happen on JetBlue?
I think it's the only city in the network not connected to JFK.
After FlyI pulled their 16 flights a day out of the market, I would have thought JetBlue would have stepped in with 4 or 5 flights a day. UAL Express is the only one in the market now . . . so what gives?
Also, before we start posting, I know this isn't a shuttle route. It is the wrong airport in DC and the wrong airport in NY. But there is a market. So let's not compare it to LGA-DCA shuttle routes. That's talking apples and oranges.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 15661 posts, RR: 100
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3587 times:
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IAD-JFK is definately a hole in the B6 network. By allowing connections, this would stimulate IAD demand. Thus making it easier for B6 to launch other routes from IAD. Due to gate constraints at JFK, B6 needs to keep ahead of the game and assure that they have other markets "seeded" for point to point.
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CRGsFuture From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
I think though the IAD(DCA)-JFK(LGA) market is a tough one to tread, and one I'd be weary about. Remember you have to compete with the shuttles who have better and faster connections to downtown DC, and a closer airport to New York City. You have to deal with the always problematic Northeast Corridor that is home to Acela and Metroliner. And finally you have to deal with UA and their monopoly at IAD for their international connections.
I'd rather see them expand out of IAD before we can see a JFK-IAD route as it allows more connecting options.
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FreakyDeaky From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 142 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3458 times:
I wouldn't be surprised to see this route when they get the new 7-gate temporary terminal up and running in June or whenever it's supposed to be.
On the other hand, I also wouldn't be surprised if they have more choice routes that don't include IAD. It's really hard to say what the demand would be - but I do think that it would open up some connection possibilities in JFK for IAD passengers.
I'm thinking we have to wait and see what the long-range plans for IAD are. I keep expecting some sort of formal announcement about this any day now......
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Quoting FA4B6 (Reply 8): I just dont think that IAD-JFK is all that important for us yet.
I see your points and I agree to a certain extent. My only thought is that they don't seem to be announcing any IAD expansion plans so in light of that - a IAD-JFK makes sense. Hopefully, my point will soon be moot!!
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2868 times:
I agree, JFK-IAD is a route that JetBlue need not fly.......but the same things were said about JFK-BOS (no demand, not correct airport for most pax, etc) and that route seems to have worked out OK for JetBlue.
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2950 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 15): agree, JFK-IAD is a route that JetBlue need not fly.......but the same things were said about JFK-BOS (no demand, not correct airport for most pax, etc) and that route seems to have worked out OK for JetBlue.
Thanks for the support! Yeah, I think about JFK-BOS a lot. It has actually turned out better than I thought it was going to. But the on time performance is not good and I cannot see us adding another route right now that will jeopardize whatever on time performance we do have. I do think it is a route that could work, but I would much rather see us expand the IAD routes to Florida and possibly SJU, NAS, and other carribean destinations.
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