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JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD  
User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Press Release Source: JetBlue Airways Corporation


JetBlue Announces New Service Between Washington D.C./Dulles and West Palm Beach
Wednesday August 2, 8:30 am ET



One Daily Nonstop Beginning October 3
Introductory Fare of $79(a) Each Way

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU - News) today announces it will begin new nonstop service between Washington D.C./Dulles International Airport and West Palm Beach, FL with one daily non-stop flight beginning October 3. A special introductory fare of $79(a) each way is available for purchase through August 15, for travel through November 15. Regular fares will range between $99(a) and $299(a) each way, up to 53 percent less than existing fares in this market.

``With this new service to West Palm Beach, and starting August 17, new nonstop service to New York's JFK airport, Washingtonians will have eight nonstop JetBlue destinations to choose from, plus convenient connecting service to all of JetBlue's 32 other destinations,'' said JetBlue's CEO and Founder David Neeleman. ``JetBlue customers in West Palm Beach have enjoyed nonstop JetBlue flights to all three major airports serving New York City, as well as Boston's Logan Airport, and now, they will enjoy nonstop service to our nation's capital.''

JetBlue's Schedule:


Washington D.C./Dulles (IAD) to West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) to
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) Washington D.C./Dulles (IAD)
Depart -- Arrive Depart -- Arrive
8:45 a.m. -- 11:20 a.m. 12:00 p.m. -- 2:25 p.m.

JetBlue will operate service between Washington D.C./Dulles and West Palm Beach with Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring the low-fare airline's signature 36 channels of DIRECTV(r) programming (b), the most live television of any airline, extra legroom, as well as all-leather pre-assigned seats.

Members of JetBlue's TrueBlue Flight Gratitude program will earn four points for every nonstop flight between Washington D.C./Dulles and Palm Beach, with double points awarded for purchasing travel online at http://www.jetblue.com. In addition to nonstop service to West Palm Beach, JetBlue customers in Washington D.C. enjoy nonstop service to seven additional destinations, as well as convenient connecting service through New York City/JFK beginning August 17 to 43 other JetBlue destinations by the end of the year, including Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, Columbus, OH (service starts October 3), and Tucson, AZ (service starts September 28).

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In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways has focused on creating a new airline category - an airline that offers value, service and style. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier currently serves 41 destinations with more than 440 flights daily. Onboard JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels of free DIRECTV(r) 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(tm) is also available. JetBlue offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin' Donuts(r) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline's Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(r). On overnight flights from the West, the airline now offers Shut-Eye Service(tm), with a Shut-Eye Kit(tm) designed exclusively for JetBlue by Bliss Spa and other special amenities including a ``good morning'' hot towel service. 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 http://www.jetblue.com.

The JetBlue logo is available at http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=795

(a) All fares are subject to change without notice and may require up to a 14-day advance purchase. The introductory sale fare must be purchased by August 15, 2006, 11:59 PM MDT and travel must be completed by November 15, 2006. Lowest fares may not be available on all days or on all flights, and are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Cancellations and changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for $30 at 1-800-JETBLUE (or, in the case of changes, at jetblue.com) with applicable fare adjustment. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If travel is not used, and the reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.30 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. Other restrictions apply.

(b) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental United States; however, where applicable FOX InFlight(tm) is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight(tm) is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue's in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation, our extremely competitive industry; increases in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates; our ability to implement our growth strategy, including the integration of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft into our operations; our significant fixed obligations; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and maintain our culture as we grow; our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization; our dependence on the New York metropolitan market; our reliance on automated systems and technology; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers; changes in or additional government regulation; changes in our industry due to other airlines' financial condition; and external geopolitical events and conditions. Further information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company's 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.



Contact:
JetBlue Airways Corporation
Corporate Communications
(718) 709-3089
CorporateCommunications@jetblue.com

22 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

Currently 4 nonstops on WN from BWI
Currently 3 nonstops on US from DCA

No current service from Dulles.


User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!


User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2987 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

This should be a good route. No service from IAD, so It makes total sense. It will also be a nice addition to the IAD-FLL flights, which also do well.

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!

Well that's your opinion and we can all accept that. But clearly you know nothing about the JetBlue operation as NE-Florida routes are its bread and butter. One daily flight should have no problem being filled up.

Crossing my fingers for more IAD announcements! BTW, where's the plane going once it gets back to IAD?

JetBluefan1



Most people on a.net hate JetBlue. Get used to it.
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

I suppose time will tell, Malpensa  smile . So far, our other routes from the upper east coast down to PBI have performed pretty well. And from my days with DH, their A319s operating the same route were always packed. So loads won't be an issue, I'm sure.


Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!

I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

OK.. I feel much better now. The times and prices for this flight are quite nice - and they will definately be convenient for the folks leaving out of the NOVA area to head to South Florida without dealing with the hassle of FLL or MIA.

Unfortunately it means I can't use the excuse to my parents that it's too expensive to fly to see them  Wink


User currently offlineExRUAgentatDAL From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

I would like to see some future international flights some day...since the layout of the B terminal allows for redirection of inbound passengers to customs shuttles.

Will have to wait and see.

Chris



"The views expressed are mine alone and do not reflect the views of AirTran Airways"
User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Glad to see them expanding at IAD, I think that the BUR-LAS route is a victim of no aircraft. It will be back when they get another aircraft out there to run it.

I would like to see IAD-BUF,SYR,PHX,MCO, with the E190. We will see what they come up with!


User currently offlineGregarious119 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 5):
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

OK.. I feel much better now.

You stole the words right out of my mouth!


User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 8):
Quoting AirScoot (Reply 5):
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

OK.. I feel much better now.

You stole the words right out of my mouth!

Yeah, Delta!



JetBlue - Bringing humanity back to air travel
User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2987 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 7):
I would like to see IAD-BUF,SYR,PHX,MCO, with the E190. We will see what they come up with!

I can see all these routes, but the MCO and PHX flights would probably be with the A320.

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 5):
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

I concur! Well said.

JetBluefan1



Most people on a.net hate JetBlue. Get used to it.
User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

JetBluefan1

I like the way you think, i would hope in the future there would be more flying from dulles, as it is a decent base for them, and they can compete with United on domestic flights. Hopefully they will progress to more florida ops, as well as some red eyes to the west coast.

I would also expect that we have to wait for some more planes first.

Cheers
Jason


User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Has there been any other word on possible IAD expansion?

User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Sounds like a good route. I remember DH did well on this route so B6 should do about the same or better, Hopefully this is the start of more IAD expansion.

B6jfk airplane 



When You Know jetBlue, You Know Better
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

I wouldn't take this as a sign of major Dulles expansion. It is pretty clear why they are adding PBI-IAD: No airline flies it. When they added FLL-IAD, it was the same thing. At that time, no airline flew FLL-IAD, believe it or not.

They are not going to waste their time competing with Ted, Southwest, and airTran in MCO-IAD; and Ted and Southwest on TPA-IAD.



a.
User currently offlineDolphinflyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 201 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Um, gee, and why didn't they pre-empt WN on the IAD-MCO and IAD-TPA routes? C'mon, JetBlue, get with the program and connect more dots before you add more new cities!

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!

Sometimes I agree with MalpensaSFO, sometimes I dont.....but he does have a point here. JetBlue is introducing yet another route to Florida? And from IAD? JetBlue is becoming more and more reliant on the Florida markets which are certainly not high yeild, especially from cities like BOS, NYC and DC where there is a lot of competition.

I like JetBlue, but I am also worrying about JetBlue, they need to come up with something new.......a new focus city, hub or the like. They have an awful lot of airplanes on order....and they need to get beyond adding more and more capacity from the NE United States to Florida and California. Once a day flights from JFK to Tuscon or IAD to West Palm will keep airplanes busy, but JetBlue now need to think outside of the box that will allow continued expansion and profits.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 14):
At that time, no airline flew FLL-IAD, believe it or not.

Does United/TED fly FLL-IAD? If not, why?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Nobody currently flies IAD-PBI so there is no competition on the route right now, B6 will be the only one on the route.


JetBlue - Bringing humanity back to air travel
User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Sweet news for B6, again i think they are exploiting the proper routes at the right time... there is potential for some other markets, which i am sure B6 is exploring...

User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 17):
Does United/TED fly FLL-IAD? If not, why?

Ted has 1 daily departure from IAD to FLL



JetBlue - Bringing humanity back to air travel
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2937 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 17):
Does United/TED fly FLL-IAD? If not, why?

Yea they do but he was just saying that when B6 started the route no one was on it. Ted does now.

B6jfk airplane 



When You Know jetBlue, You Know Better
User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting Dolphinflyer (Reply 15):
Um, gee, and why didn't they pre-empt WN on the IAD-MCO and IAD-TPA routes? C'mon, JetBlue, get with the program and connect more dots before you add more new cities!

The new planes are only coming in so fast, and B6 management is having to balance two different pre-emption goals: "connect the dots" between two existing stations that have no LCC competition, and connecting a new city to the existing network before some one else does.

While "connect the dots" is cheaper in the short run, letting your competitors get into new cities before you may not be the best long-run strategy.

Quoting AirScoot,reply=5, relating to Malpensa SFO:
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

I chuckle, even guffaw, greatly, as this thought has occured to me more than once...

edited to correct spelling

[Edited 2006-08-03 09:03:43]

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