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DL Adding JFK-MSY Schedule Identical To JetBlue  
User currently offlineAirwarrior From United States of America, joined May 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2209 times:

DL announced today new n/s service between JFK-MSY. The irony is the flight schedules are almost exactly the same as jetBlue's new service. Given a choice of 3 hours on an MD-88 or an A320 Im going to select jetBlue. New planes, leather seats and tv's make a huge difference on flights of that length. Looks like DL is trying to protect their turf - God, I love competition.

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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2187 times:

Gotta love those SkyMiles though!

Doesn't DL serve MSY nonstop from LGA??

the reason the sked is the same, is that allows both B6 and DL to only use one aircraft for the route flying both daily trips. Any different timing would require a second aircraft.


User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4542 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2185 times:

Reward the reformers wherever possible, I say. JetBlue has a great product, and forces the Six high-fare Families to lower fares on routes where they compete.

As obviously as the new DL JFK-MSY flights are a competitive response to JEtBlue, there is some truth I think to the claims in Delta's press release about international flights. Two MD-80s a day might easily be mostly filled with international travelers hooking up with DL's big int'l schedule at JFK.

Keep an eye on capacity. Delta's new JFK-MSY schedule offers slightly fewer seats per day than JetBlue. IF DL suddenly doubles or triples capacity on the route, at the same or lower fares, then they're getting predatory.


Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8929 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 2172 times:

Delta currently operates one 767-232 and one 763 on LGA-MSY at 1200 and 1800 from LGA, yet Delta does not offer MSY-LGA service.


User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 2169 times:

Those LGA MSY flights have a stop in ATL

User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Go JetBlue. Capture the $50.00 a seat o/d passengers.

DL is aiming for the higher yielding international passengers in the market.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

You would find me on the A320 !!!, never liked the look of the MD-80 and I have flown on two A320's (NW, HP) I flown a very long flight on DL and let me tell you JetBlue must be better !!

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