JetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1613 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
I was just looking at one of B6's old press releases and it had a list of possible destinations and to my count, of the originals, 21 have yet to get service. They are:
Grand Rapids, MI
Granted, things do change and so forth (like them saying they won't go because of other carriers with a huge presence) but what is everyones opinion on which of these cities listed will be the ones to get service. Do you think with them announcing Columbus, they will begin focusing on The Mid-West
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Did a search and couldn't find anything quite related to what I am looking for.
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Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
I see that Houston is not on your list. I seem to recall seeing Houston on their original route map in an issue of Airliners or Airways magazine (I forget which), just as the carrier was getting ready to launch.
ATL was not served from JFK, as was likely originally intended.
MY understanding of the list of "original cities" is that it is a proposal, of example of cities that could be served or that were underserved/overpriced at that time.
Markets change, competition changes, and I suspect fulfilling the original city list is low on JetBlue's list of priorities. Some of these cities do hold some value for future service, no doubt, but I would imagine that B6 picks its cities carefully -as does any airline -based on current economics and passenger traffic .
JetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1448 times:
Quoting Richierich (Reply 8): Markets change, competition changes, and I suspect fulfilling the original city list is low on JetBlue's list of priorities. Some of these cities do hold some value for future service, no doubt, but I would imagine that B6 picks its cities carefully -as does any airline -based on current economics and passenger traffic .
Exactly! However, I do think that JetBlue will be announcing most of these cities over the next two years. I am also kind of surprised that DTW isn't on that list, either.
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NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1254 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
Quite a few of those destinations on their originally-planned route map were DH cities. CHS, SAV, GSP, CRW, etc.. It would be interesting if some of these cities were to pop up as service out of IAD. It know it won't happen anytime soon, since that would probably require IAD to become a base (and we all know that's not in the works at the moment). But never say never .