Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
JetBlue's Overnight Flights  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19202 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7335 times:

JetBlue operates many overnight flights, particularly from the West Coast to the East Coast, and on some JFK-Caribbean services, like JFK-SJU-JFK. How are its overnight domestic services received? I ask because WN does not operate, at least to my knowledge, any overnight flights.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

WN does not operate "red eye flights" as they use that time to do routine aircraft repairs, since there planes are so busy during the day.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19202 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7308 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 1):
WN does not operate "red eye flights"

Which are still overnight flights.

How long, on average, do the "routine repairs" take?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCaptinTuT From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7273 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
How are its overnight domestic services received?

most of the time that i flew B6 on red eye flight it was alawys full booked, Specially on Sunday night i know couple of my friends who alaways prefer the red eye one so they can make it back to work early monday and i lots of people think the same way.

I love JetBlue inflight service they are nice alawyas friendly, the last flight i took was DEN-JFK and i had my baby girl with me and everybody was very very very nice to us and they kept getting her toys and snakes during the 4 hours flight. Comparing to some Legacy one in particular LH when my wife was flying to europe she told me that they are way far from being kids friendly.

that's my 2 cents, hope it helps



Aircraft Flown: B747-B777-B737-B767-B757-A300-A318-A319-A320-A321-A330-A340-MD80-MD90-CRJ600-CRJ900-E190
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7254 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
How are its overnight domestic services received?

Some people prefer red-eyes; others don't. But people do like low fares and will take the B6 redeyes if need be. B6 has no problem operating these flights. If memory serves me correct, some pax in the Carib even prefer these weird departure times.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19202 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

Thanks a lot, Captain.  Smile

What do you think would be the minimum distance (with the difference included) to make an overnight flight worthwhile? West Coast/NV/WA/OR/AZ-East Coast seem obvious. Absolutely hypothetically, what about, say, LAX-MDW? With a block time of about 3 hours and 55 minutes and the time difference, it could, for example, leave LAX at 1155pm and arrive into MDW at 650am. Or what about LAS-BNA? Block time 3 hours 40 minutes. It could leave at, say, 1230am and arrive at 610am. Do you think those kind of flight times and time differences would be suitable?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7175 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):

yes the time is suitable

AC does sometimes red eyes LAS-YUL time difference is 2 hours and flight time is about 3.5 to 4 hours depending of wind...


User currently offlineCaptinTuT From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7141 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
Do you think those kind of flight times and time differences would be suitable?

yes actually it would be perfect B6 operates a red eye flight from DEN-JFK leaves 12:55 am arrives 6:35 which makes it perfect to go to your home change and go to work.
for the routes you choosed LAX-MDW LAS-BNA it would be the same perfect timming and very suitable and remmber also the prices are cheaper for red eye flights which make it more convenent for lots of people.
Plus you forgot that the entertainment in B6 is one of the best ( Direct TV with more than 36 CH.) free snakes and ask for drinks as much as you can.
I love the ad. where they say " come on ask for one more Pepsi, without you we would be flying a punch of empty TV's around the nation"



Aircraft Flown: B747-B777-B737-B767-B757-A300-A318-A319-A320-A321-A330-A340-MD80-MD90-CRJ600-CRJ900-E190
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7121 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):

Heck, AA even operates LAS-DFW red-eyes, which is a 2h29 minute flight. Leaves LAS at 0040, arriving in DFW at 0509. I believe HP also operates several short-stage red-eyes that leave LAS between 0100-0200 and arrive in their destinations between 0400-0500.

Jeff


User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7055 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8):
Heck, AA even operates LAS-DFW red-eyes

Exactly, was just going to mention that one. UA also both have LAX-ORD red-eyes (as well as UA from PDX and both from SEA).

My personal favorite is what I call the "reverse red-eye". Where you go AGAINST the time chance. TA summer schedule has those from BOS and JFK to SAL. Leave BOS or JFK at ~3AM, get in ~6AM. Flight time for 5 hours, but 2 hour time difference BACK! (So wherease even with an LAX-DFW red-eye, you have 2-3 hours on plane + 2 hour time chance = 4-5 hours time elapsed, you only have ~3 hours time elapsed!!)


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13072 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6983 times:

'Red eyes' have to be carefully scheduled as some airports have curfews, like no ops between 12:01 am and 5:59 am for example. LAX, LAS, JFK, DFW don't seem to have any curfews for example. Often overnight times are utilized for freight aircraft, especially by FedEx, DHL, UPS and specialty freight haulers. Of course, most (Eastbound) travel to Europe from North America is done on 'overnight' flights. As to the Carribbean overnight flights, the usual warm climate, especially hot daytimes, may make it preferrable to travel during the night by people.

User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

The best red-eye I ever took was LY 1 TLV-JFK. It has a scheduled departure time of 1AM...We took off around 1:30/2ish, I immediately passed out and woke up somewhere over Nova Scotia! You land at JFK around 6AM having had a full night's sleep.

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

The actual flight time of the given flights doesn't necessarily make it a redeye; it's more or less the departure/arrival times. I recently worked MCO-BQN-MCO with a 2hr 10min sit in BQN. So we left MCO at 11pm, and got back just after 7am; the flights themselves were only about 2 and a half hours long.


Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6758 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 12):
The actual flight time of the given flights doesn't necessarily make it a redeye; it's more or less the departure/arrival times. I recently worked MCO-BQN-MCO with a 2hr 10min sit in BQN. So we left MCO at 11pm, and got back just after 7am; the flights themselves were only about 2 and a half hours long.

Why do they have the 2H10M turn in BQN? To allow it to land at MCO during normal hours?


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
JFK-SJU-JFK. How are its overnight domestic services received?

Think about it...!! You take off at 10pm.. sleep on the plane, check into the hotel and your on the beach with an adult beverage by 10am...how sweet is that..!!!!

Now going west to east it's almost a given with the four time zones and travel time. Remember, if it's noon on the west coast, it's 4pm on the east coast.... with a 4-5 hour flight thats makes your arrival time 10pm...so you really can't leave the west coast after 2pm or you'll get into the east coast after midnight. By leaving at 10pm or later that gets you into the east coast around 6am and the start of a new business day.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6728 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting YULYMX (Reply 6):
AC does sometimes red eyes LAS-YUL time difference is 2 hours

LAS is Pacific Time, so it is 3 hrs difference. Mtn/Central/Eastern.



"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 13):
Why do they have the 2H10M turn in BQN? To allow it to land at MCO during normal hours?

Something like that; my guess is that it's probably cheaper to have it sit in BQN rather than MCO, hence the lengthy turn time. When the aircraft arrives at MCO, however, it continues on to EWR (changing crews, of course). All about timing  smile 



Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
JetBlue's Caribbean Flights posted Sat May 8 2004 23:26:52 by Njdevilsin03
Does Delta Do Good Service On Overnight Flights? posted Fri Nov 8 2002 05:07:10 by Apollo13
Who Operates B737/A320 Overnight Flights posted Sun Jul 7 2002 22:09:12 by Leo
JetBlue Gets Approval For 4 Flights To ORD posted Mon Oct 16 2006 22:00:41 by Planemannyc
Booking JetBlue Flights At Kayak.com posted Sun Jul 30 2006 16:56:44 by JetBluefan1
JetBlue Route Map Showing Alaska Flights? posted Fri Mar 17 2006 15:28:45 by Mikey711MN
3 Jetblue Flights To MSP From JFK posted Mon Feb 20 2006 18:22:18 by SkyexRamper
JetBlue Chartered North American Airlines Flights posted Thu Feb 16 2006 01:36:18 by InTheSky74
JetBlue Flights Into Secondary Southern Cities? posted Mon Dec 5 2005 04:13:42 by PPVRA
Jetblue JFK - BOS Flights Start In 2 DAY! posted Sun Nov 6 2005 07:46:12 by Bigdrewfl