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LAN Signs Interline Agreement With JetBlue  
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3978 times:
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LAN Airlines recently signed a new bilateral interline agreement with JetBlue Airways which will benefit both airlines' customers by offering new and exciting destinations. The new interline agreement between LAN Airlines and JetBlue Airways will allow LAN's passengers access to up to 55 cities across the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. For example, LAN's passengers will be able to connect onto JetBlue’s international routes to leisure destinations including the Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Lucia and The Bahamas, etc. This new interline agreement will also significantly expand LAN’s growing network making it possible for LAN to connect passengers with attractive new destinations, while also offering more convenient connections, "Including hundreds of new daily flights to and from New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington D.C., as well as other cities in the Midwest and Western United States”.
http://www.lan.com/en_us/sitio_perso...s-release/lan-expands-destinations

[Edited 2011-03-19 14:37:38]

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User currently offlineSPIM2EDDN From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Quoting SCL767 (Thread starter):
LAN Airlines recently signed a new bilateral interline agreement with JetBlue Airways which will benefit both airlines' customers by offering new and exciting destinations.

I don't see the point. The only B6 hub that LA flies into is JFK, which is already an AA hub. So what possible destinations does B6 offer from JFK that AA doesn't and are attractive enough to sign a bilateral?


User currently offlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Quoting SPIM2EDDN (Reply 1):
I don't see the point. The only B6 hub that LA flies into is JFK, which is already an AA hub. So what possible destinations does B6 offer from JFK that AA doesn't and are attractive enough to sign a bilateral?

AA Domestic connections in JFK are pretty limited and mostly RJs to the big business markets in the Northeast



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3716 times:
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Quoting SPIM2EDDN (Reply 1):
I don't see the point. The only B6 hub that LA flies into is JFK, which is already an AA hub. So what possible destinations does B6 offer from JFK that AA doesn't and are attractive enough to sign a bilateral?

JetBlue is the leading carrier at JFK and offers many domestic flights at JFK including to:
Aguadilla, PR (BQN)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Burbank, CA (BUR)
Burlington, VT (BTV)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Houston, TX – Hobby (HOU)
Long Beach, CA (LGB)
Martha's Vineyard, MA (MVY)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Nantucket, MA (ACK)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Ponce, PR (PSE)
Portland, ME (PWM)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
San Jose, CA (SJC)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD)

Also, JetBlue will be able to offer their customers access to new destinations in South America via LAN's affiliates operating at JFK. "LAN and its affiliates offer wide body service between JFK and key South American business and leisure destinations including Santiago, Chile; Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Lima, Peru. Through LAN's multiple hubs in South America, JetBlue customers can travel onward to destinations previously unavailable through the airline or other interline partners including Cordoba and Mendoza, Argentina; La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Easter Island and Punta Arenas, Chile; and Montevideo, Uruguay."
http://investor.jetblue.com/phoenix....-newsArticle&ID=1536950&highlight=


User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

I believe this is a pattern going on w/interline agreements w/JetBlue. That was a question before and i answer, yes it is a pattern. JetBlue is aiming towards Central and South America with their own planes. Lets hope its soon.


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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 4):
I believe this is a pattern going on w/interline agreements w/JetBlue. That was a question before and i answer, yes it is a pattern. JetBlue is aiming towards Central and South America with their own planes. Lets hope its soon.

I don't doubt that B6 will aim towards Central and South America in the future, but what does this have to do with that? What pattern do Emirates and El Al show? I don't think it's unreasonable to believe that B6 is aiming towards OneWorld, however.



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User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Yes, joining an airline alliance is what they may be planning. The way i see it- pieces of the puzzle are coming together.


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User currently offlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3322 times:

How long until a new a/c order from B6? A330 perhaps?


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User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Quoting flyby519 (Reply 7):

My guess: within the next five years. They may get the B787 too. But, JetBlue is for sure getting the widebodies, since they are going into South America.



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User currently offlinerichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4275 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 8):
My guess: within the next five years. They may get the B787 too. But, JetBlue is for sure getting the widebodies, since they are going into South America.

Easy now - the carrier has never said anything about a new fleet type and going for a bigger-than-A320 type of aircraft would certainly rock the core of what has made the JetBlue JetBlue. I won't say they will never get an aircraft-type with a much longer range than their current aircraft, but this is a major change and a huge financial undertaking. Personally I don't believe they are in a position to commit to that. Even a relatively small order, say 20 aircraft, is easily a $1B proposition, plus the significant costs of a new fleet type. I think we are a lotmore than 5 years away from seeing anything like this happen at Jetblue, if it ever will. More likely, IMO, is a switch of some A320s to A319s on the order sheet. The incremental cost of a having a small subfleet will be offset by actually having the year-round range to serve some markets like BOG (from JFK?) and perhaps expand further into northern South America. The ability to "right-size" some markets cannot be understated.

Just as likely, I think B6 will continue to look at expanding interline agreements with carriers that have an interest in doing so, especially at their JFK and BOS hubs. As JetBlue's domestic and Caribbean network has grown, AA's has shrunk and LAN having an agreement with B6 speaks to that. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a future interline agreement with BA, for example (I'm not starting rumors, just giving an example.)
For the record, JetBlue's own South American expansion (BOG) has not exactly been a success - I believe the flight to MCO has become less than daily now. Perhaps it was the wrong equipment to the wrong US gateway but it is not exactly a good sign.



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User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting richierich (Reply 9):
JetBlue's own South American expansion (BOG) has not exactly been a success - I believe the flight to MCO has become less than daily now

jetBlue downgrades their MCO-BOG services from 7x to 5x weekly during the slow season.

Regards.



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User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Quoting SPIM2EDDN (Reply 1):
The only B6 hub that LA flies into is JFK, which is already an AA hub.
B6 would be able to match their operations with LA JFK-SCL 7x weekly and LA JFK-LIM-SCL 7x weekly. These flights already bears the AA code as well.
LIM is a key point to diversify the former B6 passengers through other destinations in South America.
LAN Colombia may be capable to operate BOG-JFK later in order to exploite the upcoming interline cooperpartion with B6. I am not pretty sure if the former Aires had the rights to operate that sector.

Regards.

[Edited 2011-03-20 07:26:54]


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2955 times:
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Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 11):
B6 would be able to match their operations with LA JFK-SCL 7x weekly and LA JFK-LIM-SCL 7x weekly.

JetBlue will also be able to offer their customers JFK-GYE daily with onward connections to GPS or UIO with LAN Ecuador.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 11):
LIM is a key point to diversify the former B6 passengers through other destinations in South America.

This is very true and LAN Perú plans on launching a LIM-JFK service later this year.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 11):
LAN Colombia may be capable to operate BOG-JFK later in order to exploite the upcoming interline cooperpartion with B6. I am not pretty sure if the former Aires had the rights to operate that sector.

Aires was operating BOG-JFK daily before the service was suspended in January. Also, Aires continues to operate BOG-FLL daily and FLL happens to be a focus city for JetBlue.


User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Quoting richierich (Reply 9):

Even though it may cost some $$ to operate a third type of aircraft, I would feel more comfortable on a bigger plane going on a longer flight. JetBlue would be the first low fare airline to operate a 3rd type of aircraft.JetBlue is the first airline to do alot of things. Let that list of "1st airline to .." grow. Let them stand out from all the other airlines. In regards to the statement said earlier that JetBlue did not say anything about getting widebodies. Thats not totally correct.

As a matter of fact, they did in a way. What do you call this?....
"While larger competitors are tabling growth plans, Barger is strategizing on how to extend JetBlue's reach throughout the Americas, even contemplating ordering next-generation wide-body jets including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to handler longer flights". Source: LA Times

Link: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul...26/business/la-fi-jetblue-20100726

Also, in regards to MCO-BOG, I think they did that for two reasons: 1) aircraft range of A320 2) pax load

They're JetBlue, "LEADING AIRLINE OF THE AMERICAS" (dont they call themselves that) or "America's Favorite Airline"? Its time to start acting like it.(Dont worry, I still love my jetBlue)



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