jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7825 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 4100 times:
Hey, Jetblue joins the busom of AA it benefits AA by offereing service, like to PBI & FLL, that AA would not schedule on its own from JFK. Having an existing relationship helps if AA ever buys JB, especially its valuable new JFK terminal. AT some point Jetblue will appeal to a larger airline, what JB has done is wonerful in its 10 year history but they have taken the concept about as far as they can. New competitors are on its heals, Virgin America, with newer gimmicks.
Quoting AAdvantageous (Thread starter): What does AA stand to gain from this agreement, besides additional slots at JFK, and more feed into their international routes?
"The proposed slot exchange and interline deal between American Airlines and JetBlue is expected to add at least USD14 million to JetBlue and USD55 million to American’s operating income,” according to AirlineFinancials.com’s Robert Herbst. He added that the income increases could “easily double” as American connects 12 international routes with 18 JetBlue services."
ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4912 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
Remember that AA used to have a fair amount of service to New England via BEX (which was merged into Eagle) out of BOS. B6 basically drove AA/Eagle out of New England. So, by interlining, AA can now offer connecting service via JFK or BOS to New England.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3512 posts, RR: 13 Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
This is the first step in B6 joining One World !
But yes I know even if they start the process now, it won't happen before Spring of 2012. I would love this.
Sure it's only an interline agreement, but it might yield codeshare, which might yield alliance.
The only reason I see B6 would not join an alliance is, B6 is a LCC which only offers Y Class service. Either they join One World or they don't join an alliance at all. Will B6 ever consider configuring its A320 aircraft with a F Class cabin?
sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
Quoting mah4546 (Reply 9):
AA is launching twice daily service between Ft. Lauderdale and JFK on November 2nd.
I always felt that this one was long overdue. It only makes sense to connect AAs European and capture some of the O&D in one of the US's biggest O&D markets. There are TONS of elite AA FF's that live in Broward and SOuthern Palm Beach county and fly to NY that don't mind forgoing TVs for a 2.5 hour flight but want to keep their FF miles active without having to schlep to MIA. With DL and NK as the only other competitors it's a nice niche. And, BTW, how much of a competitor is NK really these days. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock....
One other thing, this also might strategically block VX from connecting two stations. AA is killing a few birds with one stone with this service.
BTW, anyone remember when AA stopped FLL-LGA? My memory seems to think it's quite a few years now.
qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2221 posts, RR: 14 Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
It will certainly help employees. AA is finally signing off on a ZED agreement with Jetblue that will allow each airline's employees to travel stand-by at greatly reduced fares on the other carrier. AA has refused to do so in the past, so this is certainly a bonus for employees.
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