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How Is B6 Doing BOS->EWR?  
User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3176 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Just curious how this route is doing.

A tough route with lots of ATC delays, but the legacies (except CO) seem to have left it wide open for B6 to enter. B6 is well known on either end (largest airline in BOS, largest airline in JFK/major player in NYC market)

I notice they pulled down JFK-BOS frequency to around 6 a day when this started. A mistake IMO.

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User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Not to be rude, but can someone answer the question? Thank You.


Bring JetBlue To Mexico City! (TLC and/or MEX would be great)
User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4124 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter):


Just curious how this route is doing.

A tough route with lots of ATC delays, but the legacies (except CO) seem to have left it wide open for B6 to enter. B6 is well known on either end (largest airline in BOS, largest airline in JFK/major player in NYC market)

I notice they pulled down JFK-BOS frequency to around 6 a day when this started. A mistake IMO.

I can't answer how the route is doing, but when you say the legacies have left this route open, I don't agree with that at all because CO has a fortress hub at EWR, and if anyone tried to enter the route, UA/CO would probably upsize ac on the route and respond agressively. The legacies know they can't operate this route profitably and so they don't, especially since both US and DL have hourly flights to LGA from BOS...which brings me to your last sentence about JFK-BOS frequency. BOS-JFK is primarily going to be an O and D route for B6 precisely because of what you mentioned about BOS and JFK being B6's two biggest cities. BOS-EWR allows B6 to serve the NYC market from two different airports, and capture some of the NJ pax who might not otherwise go to JFK, and use the two JFK slots that are opened up in the process for another destination. So when you say pulling JFK-BOS down is a mistake, I can't agree with that, especially given that the higher yielding pax are either going to fly to LGA on one of the shuttles, or take the Acela Express. The other unknown factor on the BOS-NYC route is the fact that Greyhound/Peter Pan operates it hourly, and the Fung Wah bus is also a cheap option. Given all these factors, B6 probably has JFK exactly where it should be from BOS.


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