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User currently offlineNycaross From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

I am just wondering if there are any preliminary results as to how Jet Blue's new JFK to TUS flight is going. I sure hope it will continue.

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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4082 times:

Though it is the slow season, I hear that it's doing pretty well. It looks as if more Tucsonians are on the flight than New Yorkers. Odd.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

Looking at the FlightAware history, it is about 30 minutes late every day on average, but that's because it is flying out of JFK. It was nearly 2 hours late the day that storm moved through the Northeast. Nothing can really be done about that though.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
It looks as if more Tucsonians are on the flight than New Yorkers. Odd.

That would make sense. The New Yorkers have just one destination on the flight... TUS. The Tucsonians can go to New York or connect on to many other destinations. Therefore, the flight serves a greater market segment from TUS than it does from JFK.


User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 3):
That would make sense. The New Yorkers have just one destination on the flight... TUS. The Tucsonians can go to New York or connect on to many other destinations. Therefore, the flight serves a greater market segment from TUS than it does from JFK.

That's true. However, keep in mind that New York is JetBlue's base of operations and that it has great brand awareness. Tucson is a new city with very little brand awareness, so one would think that at least the first few months or even first year of service would see more New Yorkers than Tucsonians. In any case, I'm pleased to see that the service is being well received by them.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineTUSaadvantage From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

I sure hope it sticks around. I'm booked on it in March. Can't beat $300 round trip.

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 3):
Tucsonians



Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 4):
Tucsonians

Just an FYI, we call ourselves Tucsonans. No 'i'.


User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

The flight seems to be a little delayed each day but hopefully scheduling is working out that problem since obviously the plane needs an extra 1/2 hour in NY before take off.

B6jfk airplane 



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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 6):
Just an FYI, we call ourselves Tucsonans. No 'i'.

Woops, my bad. I learn something new everyday...

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 4):
That's true. However, keep in mind that New York is JetBlue's base of operations and that it has great brand awareness. Tucson is a new city with very little brand awareness, so one would think that at least the first few months or even first year of service would see more New Yorkers than Tucsonians. In any case, I'm pleased to see that the service is being well received by them.

Very true.


User currently offlineAzstagecoach From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Loads will progressively increase because the Tucson tourist season is just beginning and the awareness of this flight is still low.

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

It's been doing very well from what I hear. The station manager said though with the runway closure they've been taking about 10-12 denied boardings because of weight restrictions. The work should be done in the next day or so from what I hear...though the airport keeps delaying it.

I know our baggage office has been getting B6 customers looking for their bags....and lots of them! Seems they are having issues with that too! lol Their staff is only there for a few hours each day so their customers come and harass everyone else.  Smile


User currently offlineUAORD2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 6):
Just an FYI, we call ourselves Tucsonans. No 'i'.

Beat me too it!!!! It's amazing how many peeps call us tucsonians  Smile


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 11):
The station manager said though with the runway closure they've been taking about 10-12 denied boardings because of weight restrictions.

You'd think that at midnight when the temp is now < 65 F, they could make it. I love how cool it is now during the day. Would not trade it at all. I also can't wait to see the resurfaced runway.


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 13):
You'd think that at midnight when the temp is now < 65 F, they could make it. I love how cool it is now during the day. Would not trade it at all. I also can't wait to see the resurfaced runway.

Yes I would have thought so too...but I guess not.

I'm loving the weather now too. I am so miserable in the summer here....now it's perfect!


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
It looks as if more Tucsonians are on the flight than New Yorkers. Odd.

It makes perfect sense

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 2):
Looking at the FlightAware history, it is about 30 minutes late every day on average, but that's because it is flying out of JFK.

Actually, JFK is a rather undelayed airport at most times of the day, which is one of the main reasons B6 chose it.



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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3583 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
It makes perfect sense

The reason it does not make sense (in my opinion) is because Tucson is a new city with very little brand awareness of JetBlue. View my argument above.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3564 times:

I am happy to see the flight doing well. CO had difficulty maintaining its EWR flight a few years back.

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 17):
I am happy to see the flight doing well. CO had difficulty maintaining its EWR flight a few years back.

Yes the yields were pretty horrible...but we just heard CO is bringing the EWR flight back not only for the holiday...but permanently to compete with B6. They are supposed to run it during the day for about a month 1/2 then back to the red eye. My manager thinks the day flight will do very well...I guess they are seeing if they can skim some pax off of B6 that don't like flying red-eyes...have to see!


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5433 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 18):
...but we just heard CO is bringing the EWR flight back not only for the holiday...but permanently to compete with B6. They are supposed to run it during the day for about a month 1/2 then back to the red eye.

Depending on the amount of business/corporate travel in the market (TUS-NYC), there is a lot to be said for a daylight e/b flight (departing AZ in the morning.) Of course CO will also have the European connex to tie in with as well.

B6 seems to do very well with the red-eye scheduling (from the West) but they are not likely to get many business travelers with that timing and I don't think they expect to.

I think if both cx are patient and keep adjusting flight times, they could both succeed in the market.

bb


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 16):
The reason it does not make sense (in my opinion) is because Tucson is a new city with very little brand awareness of JetBlue. View my argument above.

The thing is, the drawing end of the route, particularly for business travellers, is New York, not Tucson.



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User currently offlinePhoenixflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 16):
The reason it does not make sense (in my opinion) is because Tucson is a new city with very little brand awareness of JetBlue. View my argument above.

why would people in tucson not know what jetblue is? i would think the brand awareness has no role in the performance of the flight. before they started flights here to phoenix i still knew what jetblue was. but not because im an aviation fan but because its on the news and its not just another airline but a unique airline.


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