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Anyone Here Flown JetBlue?  
User currently offlineDTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Has anyone here flown JetBlue? If so, could you tell me some details. How was the in-flight service? How were the leather seats? What movies did they offer on the PTV's,etc??

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User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32211 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

I fly them all the time from Miami to New York City, and my next flight is 25 June. Love them! Excelent service! Comfortable seats, a little more leg room than most carriers (not American but better than Delta), and the absolute friendliest service in the skies that puts the Big Six to shame. They do not show movies on thier PTVs, it is 20 channels of live-feed network television - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, Food Network, Cartoon Channel, CNN, and 13 other channels.


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User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

From NYC to Miami. Wow! They are the best i have ever flown with. Lether seats, one class config, cheep, ptv's are totaly awesome. I was happy they came along, and they are here for the long run. Brand new a319's i think. i always mess up 19's with 20's. oh well they still are the best damn planes in a long time.

User currently offlineMonocleman From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

A320's, Maxpowers. 319's are much smaller.
Will


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

JetBlue does not fly to MIA. You must have meant FLL. Well, Miami and Fort Lauderdale is close enough, anyways.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6180 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

At this moment Jetblue only operates the A320 and going back to the original question , no I havent flown Jetblue yet but hopefully in the future I will.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

I have heard that they are great. how do they make money?

User currently offlineDesmidus From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

They sell tickets to make money.

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

What are you talking about Desmidus. Thats unheard of.

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

How do they make money?

Actually, that's a good question. Jet Blue has been doing quite well for a start-up---they reported their first month of profitability in August 2000 (just six months after commencing service).

Why has JetBlue proven successful?
It all comes down to having the money to do things right from the start....

JetBlue was the most heavily capitalized start-up in US aviation history, with nearly $130 million in capital funding. Instead of leasing old, gas-guzzling, high maintenance 737s, they were able to purchase brand new A320s. They could also afford to give their passengers tangible benefits. Airlines with customer loyalty do not just have good on-time performance---they offer their passengers defining features such as an exceptional frequent flier program, better food, or in JetBlue's case, better seats and IFE. Every passenger will notice that JetBlue offers leather seating and complimentary Live TVs at every seat. Even if the flight is delayed, the passenger still knows the airline has redeeming features.

JetBlue was not the only start-up with the foresight to employ the "spend to save" strategy. However, they were one of the few airlines with an initial capitalization sufficient to pull it off.

Another key to JetBlue's success was their choice of destinations. They chose routes which were underserved, but still reasonably low-risk. By choosing JFK as their hub, they did not encroach on the fortress hub of a major airline, and they were able to achieve on-time performance better than any carrier at EWR or LGA. Steady growth helps companies to remain profitable, and with more than 20 million people living in and around New York City, JetBlue is just beginning to tap a huge market.

Jet Blue does operate with a fairly low cost platform. Labor costs are cheap right now, although they will rise with employee seniority. Also, the A320s are fillied to the brims with seats---162 to be exact, which JetBlue achieves through removing the galleys. Obviously, they cannot serve hot meals, but they can snacks which are cheaper and better tasting. I don't know the details of the DirecTV agreement, but I guarantee you JetBlue would not offer it for free if it was costing them money. DirecTV and the cable networks are receiving tons of publicity through this whole deal, so I suspect they are covering the brunt of JetBlue's costs. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the satellite TV is the sort of feature that will attract new customers and increase customer loyalty.

JetBlue is a success in every way so far. At first I questioned the choice of A320s in place of A319s, but the planes are filling up. The combination of low fares, great operational performance, and a modern, high-tech travel experience has been winning with passengers. I think the next step for them is form frequent flier partnerships, further soldifying the airline's customer base.

By setting such a good foundation, JetBlue can work their way upwards.





User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
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Yes, JetBlue has yet to disappoint me. The leather seats and PTVs make the JFK-OAK and JFK-ONT flight quite pleasant.

User currently offlineN509JB From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

its good to hear the positive feed back...we aint perfect, but we are trying to make a difference.

lol @ Desmidus

great summery EIPremier, i couldnt have said it better myself

N509JB


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

I've flown on them 7 times (only cost me a total of $79 so far  Big grin ). They are wonderful, the planes are so fresh and so clean, and the seats are just like first class (especailly in an emergency row, more leg room! haha). The F/A's are awsome and so are the pilots, making jokes etc. I never felt a full A320 on take off like I did going to ONT, what an experience that was. 24 channels of TV sure helps the time fly. Sure beats watching your tray table.

Forever JETBLUE!


User currently offlineMichigan4life From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I've flown them on their JFK-TPA route, and that experience was incredible. My next flight will be this Thursday (5/17) on their inaugural service to DEN. after that will be 6/1 flying to MCO.

Mike


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6180 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Hopefully one day JetBlue will answer my prayers and start flying to wonderfull SJU were they are badly needed.The trip to JFK is pretty expensive with AA now controlling the route.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Whats jB's FF program like??

Greg



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User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32211 posts, RR: 72
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Chepos, I don't know if you read the Miami Herald article, but your prayers might be answered in a year or so when jetBlue hopes to open a hub at FLL to serve the Caribbean. JFK-FLL, with six daily flights (soon to be eight) is thier bread and butter route. One of thier two launch routes, those A320's leave the jetBlue gate at FLL on the average more than 90% full. jetBlue hopes to start Caribbean ops and a second flight attendents base at FLL. I think it would work very well, because in the Miami area jetBlue has made a huge name for itself. I fly them at least 6-8 times a year and have had a bad experience only once (they accidently spilled cream on my wife), in which they refunded me the complete ticket!


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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Spilled cream on his wife...thats the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. Wish, you reading you this?

Good compensation though, its not the mistake they made, but how they recovered. Well done JetBlue.

Anyway, yeah the Herald article was exciting indicating a future FF program, an FLL hub, a new meal service programme, and other exciting developments.

JFK-SJU should be an awesome addition, they should get on that right now. I'm curious if JetBlue has developed JFK into an airport with banks of flights? Or do flights just come in anytime and leave? N509JB, you have any idea how the JFK ops work?

rgds
russ



User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

I flew JB from BTV-NYC for a day of spotting in NYC, Best FLight EVER!

User currently offlineN509JB From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

lots of AM flights when JFK is dead. pretty much all the departures are scheduled around the "rush" at JFK. i know ATC had been good to us, so hopefully this will help us along as we grow...

no FF program yet. it is being worked on as we speak and should be in service by the end of the year. it should be retroactive to include flown segments.

we spilled cream on a pax and refunded her ticket? damn, that IS nice...how do we make money again? oh, thats right...we sell tickets  Big grin

N509JB


User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Lol thats funny N509JB, so I guess u are a FA?

User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

I flew JetBlue round-trip between JFK-TPA. Firstly, I was impressed by how friendly the F/As were. They actually helped people with their carryons instead of hiding in the galley. Also, the cabin was very clean.

My flights were dead on-time, which is not the case with the majority of my trips on United and Delta. There is also more legroom than United Y- and Delta. I would say the seat pitch is more like that on Alaska and Southwest, although not as much as American.

The Satellite TV is a nice feature for squirmy kids. Personally, I wasn't that excited by the channels, and the programming was filled with ads. However, the reception quality was very good. My only complaint is that the headphones were pretty low quality, but I suppose I could just bring my own next time.

Take a look at JB's on-time numbers...

http://www.jetblue.com/LearnMore/on-time.html/



User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Oops---try this one instead http://www.jetblue.com/LearnMore/on-time.html

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Im hoping to fly them soon...everyone says such good things about them they seem like the perfect airline...now how to convince my parents to make the 2.5 hr. drive to JFK??? That is the problem...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Is there any hope of JetBlue starting JFK-ATL service??

25 Mah4546 : Agnus, I don't think ATL is the place they are trying to go to. All the airports they serves, sans SLC (which is actually flown mainly because the own
26 SJC>SFO : Mah4546- Don't say they don't serve fortress hubs when they do. Though they don't call it one... Southwest has a huge presence at OAK, though it would
27 AgnusBymaster : SLC-JFK and ATL-JFK both receive three daily non-stops with Delta (two of which are widebodies). EWR-SLC and EWR-JFK are served by both DL and CO. How
28 DCA-ROCguy : Some relatives of mine in Rochester who usually fly United, took JetBlue to JFK a few weeks ago to catch a major-carrier flight to Europe. "JetBlue is
29 Mah4546 : SJC-SFO, you know as well as I do that WN has no hubs. They have cities with large operated (HOU, LAS, PHX, BNA, BWI, etc.), but no hubs. WN at OAK is
30 TWAneedsnohelp : AgnusBymaster, I think you mean ATL-EWR, not JFK-EWR. Nevertheless, I also doubt B6 will go to ATL. Too much competition from Delta (what like 400 dai
31 Vulindlela744 : I must agree with the other posts here. Flew JB last year in Oct. FLL-JFK. I was very impressed. Told anyone I knew to fly them to NY if they were goi
32 FLY777UAL : If only they'd fly to Sacramento... F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
33 Mah4546 : TWAneedshelp, your right about DEN. I forgot. However, I would not call MCO a major DL hub. It is a lot of O&D and Delta Express traffic, not what I c
34 Lubcha132 : I hear the CEO is an FA or he goes on the planes a lot.
35 Defunctairline : Yes, David Neeleman,FA's the local flights. he is a nice guy, I met him a few times
36 Philh83 : Flew on JetBlue from JFK to ROC. The word I would use to describe their service is refreshing. From the check-in counter, to the gate, to the flight a
37 N509JB : ATL : prolly not gonna happen. i havent heard it mentioned, and i didnt see it on our plans. SAC: same thing. our pilots have a wealth of experience.
38 Airwarrior : I recently flew jetBlue from JFK-MCO. It was the fourth trip Ive taken with them and each one is more pleasant than the previous. 7 of the 8 legs I ha
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