Nk319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
With the announcement of MCO being a focus city, and very limited gate space here in FLL, does anyone think that FLL will be downsized ro possibly the base being taken away for B6? The gate situation could be taken care of by simply moving Northwest over to terminal 3 with Delta since Delta's gates always seem to be open and not being used. You cant start any international service because the customs in FLL sucks and lets face it Term 4 is a dump. So what else can you do out of FLL if your Jetblue?
Airwarrior From United States of America, joined May 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
jetBlue's growth potential may be limited at FLL due to gate restrictions but why would they downsize simply because they cant grow? Its all about maximizing what assets you do have and it looks like B6 its getting high utilization out of its FLL facilities. AW
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31803 posts, RR: 72 Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
There are zero plans to downsize. B6 will continue to expand the jetBlue route map, and look for it to mirror MCO's route map in many ways, at least domestically. FLL-BTV is pretty much a given for next winter. FLL-STI is looking likely, too.
B752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1814 times:
I agree that B6 will not make cuts at FLL, but I wonder where they will expand. They don't seem commited to transcon flights out of FLL as they cut OAK, so that leaves me to believe that cities such as PIT, ROC, ORD and the Caribbean are the likely targets. Although most people believe PIT could be an endangered species.
JetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2849 posts, RR: 14 Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
In no way would JetBlue ever downsize FLL. It's a profitable station and is a great way to increase efficiency to secondary and tertiary cities in JetBlue's system, such as BUF and AUS. With access to 6 gates, JetBlue still has the opportunity to add a few more flights.
Quoting B752OS (Reply 6): Wouldn't BUR be a stretch? We all saw how well MCO-BUR did.
Considering that LGB has been a success, BUR is not a stretch in any way. Further, MCO-BUR did poorly because the flight took up an aircraft for the entire day, unlike a FLL-BUR flight which would most likely be a night flight and then a redeye turn.
Most people on a.net hate JetBlue. Get used to it.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31803 posts, RR: 72 Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 9): In no way would JetBlue ever downsize FLL. It's a profitable station and is a great way to increase efficiency to secondary and tertiary cities in JetBlue's system, such as BUF and AUS. With access to 6 gates, JetBlue still has the opportunity to add a few more flights.
Not only that but let's also not forget that, unlike other Florida markets such as Orlando, the FLL station has significant Florida-originating traffic. Especially during the summer time when flights like FLL-SYR are filled with South Floridians, who love to escape to New York in the summer months. I'm a little surprised they haven't tried out FLL-PWM, yet. South Floridians love Maine during the summer, that flight could be a winner.