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User currently offlineJycarlisle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

OK, I am booked to return to JAX (for a short weekend) for the last weekend in April. I have been scoping out the rates on various airlines all week long and looking at all of my promo e-mails (CO, DL, B6, etc.) and I must say that I have done pretty well for myself:

JFK-JAX via ATL ... 160 R/T

CO had pretty much a similar rate to DL, while B6 was almost 500 R/T. Is this normal?


The best part of my reservation is... I am skedded to fly on a T7 to ATL and a 757 to JAX and back on a 757 and a 737-8. Please let there be no plane changes!

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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

And we wonder why airlines are hurting financially.....

Damn the internet and cheap flyers!!  Sad


User currently offlineJycarlisle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 1):
Damn the internet and cheap flyers!!

Why?

Being that I am a "cheap flyer", I have been an active participant in keeping AF, B6, DL, CO, & NW in business for many years and will continue to do so along with many other travelers both leisure and business, I am sure.


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

Quoting Jycarlisle (Reply 2):
Being that I am a "cheap flyer", I have been an active participant in keeping AF, B6, DL, CO, & NW in business for many years and will continue to do so along with many other travelers both leisure and business, I am sure.

Bingo. There are some people on here under the impression that the premium flyers are the only ones the airlines make any money on, which is completely untrue.



Good goes around!
User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

On my trip to north Florida last spring, I managed to snag SJC-JAX for $198 r/t on CO. In fact that fare was the reason I went -- the impetus for the trip. I'd been idly trip-searching and when that dirt-cheap fare came up, I just..booked it.

Who says low fares don't attract travelers?  Smile


User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

I'm probably a good comparison for this one. Over the past few years I've done alot of JAX-BOS flights. I would say that 80 pecent of the time I've paid $250 or less mostly on DL or US. Only once did I find B6 the least expensive. I would guess that the LCCs tend to have their fares jump quickly here due to the limited number of flights where DL and US which have a decent amount of lift to ATL and CLT respectively. CO is usually a little more expensive but can sometimes match the others. Too bad it isn't the old schedule as DL used to regularly fly 763s down here from ATL.

User currently offlineJycarlisle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

Quoting Navairjax (Reply 5):
Too bad it isn't the old schedule as DL used to regularly fly 763s down here from ATL

I could have mistaken the aircraft, however, I thought I saw a 763 at JAX two weeks ago, however, it must have been a 757 heading back to ATL. Besides, I only caught a tail glimpse of it. A dream flight would be JFK-JAX doing both 763s and T7s non-stop.

B6 flies non-stop BOS-JAX?

Quoting Maury (Reply 4):
On my trip to north Florida last spring, I managed to snag SJC-JAX for $198 r/t on CO

That's pretty good. That was roughly the amount I paid with CO non-stop from EWR. Even though I have a $93 credit with jetBlue, my airfare for the weekend will be only shot down to 398 something dollars. I could get a good deal with B6 if I flew weekdays, however, I am only available to go down to JAX on weekends until I get more vacation time.


User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Quoting Jycarlisle (Reply 6):
I could have mistaken the aircraft, however, I thought I saw a 763 at JAX two weeks ago, however, it must have been a 757 heading back to ATL. Besides, I only caught a tail glimpse of it. A dream flight would be JFK-JAX doing both 763s and T7s non-stop.

No, you were probably correct. Delta still currently flies 2 763's to ATL daily. Some say that it will go away later in the spring, but I seem to disagree with those statements. Time will tell, but I just don't really see it. It has happened before when I worked there and wouldn't be newsbreaking, but DL always brought the 763's back in because of the volume of DL traffic out of JAX.


OttoPylit


User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 950 times:

Quoting Jycarlisle (Reply 6):
B6 flies non-stop BOS-JAX?

No only OH does. I had to go through JFK on my one B6 trip. B6 flies either 3 or 4 daily roundtrips JFK-JAX all on the 320.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 944 times:

Depending on where you want to go, JAX is either very cheap or very pricey. I was booking a one-way ticket home over Spring Break and punched in JAX. JAX-ATL-RDU/CLT on DL was $79. JAX-ATL-GSO was around $240 or $250, though that probably had more to do with GSO.

User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 943 times:

Quoting Navairjax (Reply 8):
B6 flies either 3 or 4 daily roundtrips JFK-JAX all on the 320.

Unfortunately, those three are all E190's now.



Good goes around!
User currently offlineSacamojus From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 938 times:

Personally I love JAX as an airport. It is small and easy to get through, not to mention DL flies some big metal there. I live in central Florida, and I drive up to JAX every once in a while to catch a flight b/c I have some family there. I hope DL doesn't pull the 767 off JAX.

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