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Future Outcome Of San Jose Intl Airport (KSJC)  
User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

As I was driving home the other day from school, I was listening to the radio and there was a news report on how San Jose Airport is losing some flights to the East Coast from jetBlue, United, and Continental (if im correct). Apart from the airport reducing fees for airlines serving the airport, do you think that once the new terminal is opened, there will be an increase and improvement of service into San Jose or will the new terminal and the costs of developing and building the terminal spell disaster for the airport?

On a personal side note, I really like flying out of the airport. I have done so five times and it is always so easy to go from dropoff to the gate for Southwest Airlines. I find the terminal to be a "no hassle" environment (excpet TSA but when is that neveer a problem  Wink ) and really hope that more carriers consider the airport as an option for their network development.

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User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Personally I find SJC to be at least as big a pain as SFO when I'm doing business in the Silicon Valley. When things go smoothly it's nice, but I seem to have more problems there then SFO (not necessarily the airport's fault). When things go wrong at SJC, there are often few if any options for alternate flights. Last time I tried SJC (for work in Cupertino) I ended up being shuttled in a van at 85mph to SFO to catch an alternate flight. That wasn't the first time I'd had such luck. Since then I've just started booking flights from SFO. At least there are more options.

I see it as a situation that will feed on itself. The fewer flights there are, the fewer options there are and the less I like to use the airport for business.


User currently offlineLive2fly83 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

the reductions are inline with the respective carrier's cost-reduction schemes outlined for the upcoming down season (SEP-NOV)

com Sep jetBlue will be the only carrier operating a transcon from SJC
(SJC-JFK daily will still be operational)

dont be surprised if jetBlue brings back more trancons during the holiday season
or new routes possibly- wouldnt count on CO or UA bringing anything back



"come fly with me"
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1999 times:



Quoting Live2fly83 (Reply 2):

Yea a bunch of B6's cuts are seasonal, or are routes that were decent/good performers and could come back if things get better cost structure wise.

B6jfk



When You Know jetBlue, You Know Better
User currently offlineBriguy1974 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

I think SJC needs to get through this major phase in its redevelopment before you see the return of any signifigant service to the airport. The airport is far more convienient for west coast travel. But right now its a real pain to get in and out of and the TSA screening areas are to small for the morning rush. The completion of the A term remodel and the opening of the B terminal will help the airport and its users fully realise its convience factor over other bay area airports.

User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

I totally agree with all comments! I have only used SJC for flights to Los Angeles and I think.......... San Diego but im not sure. I live a lot closer to OAK which is nice but there were few times when i was staying at a friends house and SJC was closer for me due to the timing of both of my visits.

User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1580 times:



Quoting Live2fly83 (Reply 2):
com Sep jetBlue will be the only carrier operating a transcon from SJC
(SJC-JFK daily will still be operational)

Completely inaccurate. Delta will still operate their SJC-ATL double daily, except on Saturday's. (Unless you don't consider this a transcon)


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5222 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1465 times:



Quoting Flyibaby (Reply 6):
(Unless you don't consider this a transcon)

You are correct: SJC-ATL is absolutely not a trans-con.; a long-haul but certainly not a trans-con. Maybe in 20-30 years ATL will be on the east coast but let's hope not.  Wink

(BTW, Happy Anniversary Flyi'.)

bb


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