Tbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
Jetblue recently added fares through March 2002. I checked online for fares from ROC-RSW (MCO, didn't matter), and a return, and it came to $418!!! I called Jetblue ASAP thinking something was wrong, but nope, nothing wrong. Other dates I checked that I wanted to go on was $522!!! I'm sorry, but Delta... yes Delta Air Lines was only $289, and one flight is on a 767-300!! Sorry have to blow some steam. If you work for Jetblue, get me cheaper seats, or talk to people, because this is an outrage, a "low-fare" carrier should be $200 more than a major airline like Delta. I really wanted to fly Jetblue, you know... give it a shot, but I don't think my pockets are deep enough to fly on a "low-fare" airline. Also, thay don't match prices.
Tbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 921 times:
Yes, I did find it for $298 Round trip, after I made the post. But on the days that Delta was only $289, Jetblue was $418. Now that the prices are about the same, I don't know which airline to fly! LOL
Tbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 852 times:
N509JB, you just started acceptingonly a few days ago. I don't see why your are so high, and Delta's (who you could have checked about 5 months ago) are cheaper. I just don't understand why the'discount' airline is $200 dollars more.
Tbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 813 times:
N509JB, I prefer E-mail, but you have withheld your email address in your member profile. But I will tell you, I called, and the women told me a day that I could fly that would make it $298 instead of $418. Now, the only problem is choosing between Delta (727, 767-300, MD88), big planes, range of aircraft. Or, Jetblue, only A320, leather seats, TV's. Hmmm, decisions, decisions (I'm not kidding, I really can't decide, I think I'll flip a coin or something).
Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1002 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 779 times:
flipping away through those channels on the TV really makes the flight so much faster.
And while I'm championing jetBlue. I think they way they serve drinks (using trays and not carts) is the best. The aisle is never clogged with the carts, they don't bump into you and you're never stuck in the back of the plane, feeling like you're waiting an eternity for that cart to crawl towards you.
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1858 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 765 times:
well maybe that flight is extreamly over booked although im not familer with there process they seem like a no frills airline that is a lot of money i would take the dal and it shouldnt be a ? when the plane is a 763
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31155 posts, RR: 76 Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 730 times:
Take jetBlue. I've flown them so many times from Miami to New York City, and they never cease to please me. I have yet to be on a plane that left late, and I have yet to arrive late, or on time for that matter. The best thing about jetBlue is that they equipped thier A320s with equipment to fly over water (like liferafts and beacons), which means that FLL-JFK, which can take as much as 2 hours and 45 minutes on Delta, can take as little as 1 hour and 58 minutes on jetBlue (that's my record, I average 2 hours 5 minutes). Flying over the Atlantic means less congestion in the air and faster speeds (thier A320s reach speeds of over 600mph) Plus, when flying inter-New York flights, they pay more money ($400 a flight) to tunnel thier flights at 10,000 feet, instead of the standard 18,000 feet, which, again, means less congestion, more speed, and a better chance that you will arrive early or on time.
Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 728 times:
Well you get better service on jetBlue. You see, if you support Delta, they will get bigger and destroy jetBlue. Then everyone will start whining about the fares being so sky high. We learned our lesson out at Mobile. Valujet served MOB, Delta lowered their fares. Everyone went over to Delta, and Valujet left. They returned later at the request of the city of Mobile. Valujet became AirTran, and left in mid 1998. Delta even raised their fares from around $285 to $650 (Both Walkup) in ONE DAY when they heard VJ was leaving. I dont support an Airline that simply rips people off. Mobile Airport is telling DL to lower the fares, but stupid DL wont listen. I hate Delta.
Panman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 716 times:
Flying over the Atlantic means less congestion in the air and faster speeds (thier A320s reach speeds of over 600mph)
Did you smoke some of those funny looking cigarettes before you went on this flight? At cruising altitude if any airliner you are on is doing 600mph then I guarantee it's because you paid $2000 or more and the airliner is called Concorde. The only way for jetBlue to accomplish that kind of speed without going sonice would be to cruise at low levels and last I checked there is a speed restriction of 250 kts below 10000 ft.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31155 posts, RR: 76 Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 711 times:
Panam, what in the WORLD are you talking about? 600MPH is not supersonic! Delta 767-300ERs crossing the Altantic exceed 620MPH. And the 10,000 feet thing has to do only with thier intra-state New York routes and nothing else. I think your the one smoking something.
Airwarrior From United States of America, joined May 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 703 times:
jetBlue does not overbook their flights. You cant make a reservation without paying for a ticket. This way passengers dont make reservations on multiple flights and not show up. I was recently on DL from FLL-LGA and called to inquire about an earlier flight. Because I was on a discounted ticket I could only fly standby on an earlier flight. The agent told me it was overbooked by 45, but that she thought I still had a chance. Well, being the true spirit, I went for it and I did get on! The gate was a zoo as their were about 25 confirmed pax who had reservations but no seat assignments because of the overbooking. The agents must have made 20 announcements calling passengers to come get their seats. Everyone got on eventually, and so did quite a few standbys - but it was chaotic at best. I love jetBlues philosophy on reservations. Plus if your plans do change, it only cost 25.00 to change as opposed to 75.00 on most other carriers. Once I had to change my reservation on jetBlue and the agent told me it was a 25.00 change fee and an additional 60.00 due to the change in fare. I thought this was fair but then she put me on hold for a few moments and came back with this response "I notice from your records you have been flying jetblue a lot recently so I asked my Supervisor if I could waive the change fee for you? She said in appreciation of all your business she would do it under one condition - that you take the 25.00 and buy someone you love a small gift." I stopped at a candy store enroute to the airport and bought 10 boxes of chocolate and gave one to each agent and flight crew member - plus one for my wife. The 25.00 jetBlue saved me wound up costing me about 50.00. HAHA! But I had a great time handing out the tokens of appreciation! I must have told this story 100 times.
Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 691 times:
Both of you are incorrect.
The A320 does not cruise at 600MPH. The max. operating speed is M 0.82, according to Airbus, and the 737NG typical cruising speed is M 0.79, so the maximum speed is probably the same as the A320's M 0.82.
Narrowbodies do not cruise over 600MPH. Aircraft like the 777, 767, etc. crusie at around 600MPH normaly. THe 747, the fastest of them all besides Concorde, usually cruises well over 600MPH.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31155 posts, RR: 76 Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 664 times:
Boeing 747-400, maybe it was strong tail winds or an incorrect reading, but the speedometer on the PTV on my latest jetBlue flight DID reach 600MPH and we made the trip to New York (roughly 1,200 miles) in 2 hours 4 minutes.