VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
You're not related to Wishihadalife, are you DrukAir?
On topic, it would be an interesting move from JetBlue. From what I have read, DEN isnt the cheapest airport to fly into, so that cant be healthy for a low cost op. Good luck to them anyway, hope they prove my last statement wrong!
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DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4419 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
A JetBlue source at the forum said recently that the airline is hiring in both DEN and SEA. Syracuse is joining the system on May 7, DEN and SEA are probably next.
JetBlue should survive Denver's operating costs fine. Frontier is prospering there despite DEN's infamous landing and rental fees. It is good to see JetBlue adding more business-oriented destinations like SEA and DEN. JetBlue is a class act and they should be able to attract and retain loyal business customers. JetBlue sources at the forum have also said a frequent flyer program is in the works, a must for business flyers.
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
JetBlue Airways coming to Denver
By Greg Griffin
Denver Post Business Writer
March 1, 2001 - JetBlue Airways, which calls itself a "low-fare but not no-frills" carrier, plans to begin service to Denver and Seattle from its hub at New York's Kennedy International Airport.
The airline, which began operations a year ago with backing from financier George Soros, said it will announce early next week new daily flights to two Western U.S. cities.
JetBlue spokesman Gareth Edmondson-Jones wouldn't name the cities. But he confirmed that the airline is looking for station managers and other personnel in Denver and Seattle. JetBlue ran classified ads for the jobs Sunday in The Denver Post and The Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer, and the positions are listed on its Web site.
"Denver is a city we've been considering service to for quite a long time, ever since the beginning, really," Edmondson-Jones said. "We haven't announced plans just yet."
The daily nonstop flight from New York most likely would arrive in Denver at about 11 p.m., depart for New York around midnight and arrive at Kennedy early the next morning.
The carrier operates similar service from Salt Lake City and Oakland and Ontario, Calif., and Edmondson-Jones said JetBlue will continue to use that format for its Western U.S. operations.
The remainder of JetBlue's 12 destinations are upstate New York, Vermont and Florida, all served with direct flights to and from Kennedy, Edmondson-Jones said.
Round-trip fares on the Denver route could be $205 or lower. That's the lowest price The Post found at JetBlue's Web site for a round-trip flight from Salt Lake City to New York. The lowest fare from Denver to New York on Frontier Airlines, the Denver-based discount carrier, was $289. United Airlines' lowest fare was $297.
Though only a year old, JetBlue attracts a lot of attention in the industry and the cities it serves due to the high profile of its founder and his ability to attract big capital investments, its flashy marketing style and its unique strategy.
JetBlue's chief executive, David Neeleman, founded Salt Lake Citybased Morris Air, a low-fare carrier purchased by Southwest Airlines in 1993. He also started WestJet, a Canadian low-fare airline, and Open Skies, an airline reservation system that Hewlett Packard bought in 1999.
Neeleman was able to secure $130 million from sources such as Soros, the lead investor, Weston Presidio Capital and Chase Capital. That's more startup money, the company says, than any other carrier has ever raised.
Edmondson-Jones said JetBlue's fares are up to 60 percent below larger competitors, but the airline offers amenities such as 24-channel satellite television in each seat. All seats on its 11 new Airbus A320 planes are coach class.
No meals are offered, but unlimited New York-themed snacks and beverages are, he said.
JetBlue's growth plan calls for adding six destinations this year, including Syracuse, N.Y., already announced, and 10 new airplanes, Edmondson-Jones said. The airline plans to fly 82 aircraft by 2007.
Unlike Southwest, the leading low-fare carrier, JetBlue is willing to enter markets dominated by larger carriers.
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11 Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
Even though the midnight hour is actually one of the busiest times around here, SeaTac is one of the most effecient airports going (barring fog, in which case, give it up). One hour is a standard turn time for everything other than the int'l flights.
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Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1023 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1482 times:
Jet Blue should try and give the Seattle-Anchorage corridor a try since Alaska dominates it and has the most riduculous fares, terrible service and even worse delays. Their flights are always full, overbooked or cancelled. Take it from an ex-Alaska employee. Anyway, an Anchorage- Seattle- New York flight would be WONDERFUL for the East Coast business travelers and those continuing on to Europe.
Reno did great back in 96-98 when they were operating a FAI-ANC-SEA-RNO flight. All the fares went down, you could fly to Seattle for $200/rt and RNO for about $240. When AA bought them (and their FAI-ANC-SEA-RNO) slots fares went right back up. Delta still offers better value in the Alaska to SEA/SLC market but they only have a few flights a day compared with Alaska's 20 or so.
Jet Blue might be the perfect company to jump into this market!
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2534 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
Although the times might make a few raise their eyebrows, word is that flights are packed from OAK-JFK. I even understand they either have started or will start a new flight soon. They did, however start with $99 flights here (as their lowest fare), and now I see that the lowest fare is $129. Too bad!
I must admit I haven't flown with them, although I did try to make a reservation and they were booked very, very full for the times I wanted. I like their fare system: there is no advanced purchase per se; one can theoretically call (or log-on) the day of departure and get a $129 one way fare if it's available. However in practice, most cheap fares are gone way in advance. A bit refreshing for an airline, actually.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
Actually both the JFK-OAK and JFK-ONT routes are experiencing great loads, despite the fact that they are red-eye flights. I believe the airline will add a daytime flight to both these destinations in late spring. I don't know about the SLC flight. DEN and SEA will get similar skeds. JB is increasing aircraft utilization and getting good loads on these flights, so look for them to continue scheduling their west coast flights this way-at least initially. Why mess with success?