FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 27 Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2892 times:
Long Beach has told Alaska Airlines that they will not be given any slots for the service scheduled to start in Sept. The city feels that giving AS slots on Sept 9 that will go to JetBlue on Oct 9 makes no sense, especially since AS has no other service at LGB at this time.
Meantime, LGB has sent a slot lease agreement to AA. In the agreement, AA is getting the use of 4 temporary slots only until Jan 6, when it appears that JB will add service.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2843 times:
What?!?!? What is this happended with AS want go to LGB slots and it say no to AS. This is due to the slots into Long Beach, CA airport. And when is start first Jetblue want give up more slots to the new cities at OAK, SLC, and LAS flight. This is will have to fifth flight to JFK on October 2002. I knew that as for all the information as for myself. Isn't that was correct one? Please let me know if you guys know do something. Thanks!!
Jmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
I was going to suggest the same thing LoneStarMike. LGB has a cap of 25 Regional slots, correct? I think that route would be more effective instead of using an MD80 which would be hard to fill once jetBlue finalizes plans to SEA and PDX.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
What is funny is that this same thing happened back in the '80s
JetAmerica started as an outfit who flew out of LGB with MD-80s with some success with routes like ORD and DFW. AA got MD-80s later and started flying out of LGB too. After a while, JetAmerica became unstable and was merged with Alaska.
Alaska stopped flying to LGB and AA pulled out because there was no longer a hugh demand (the demand was a result from the low fares JetAmerica published).
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
Well, From what I can see in this LGB situation. jetBlue is gonna kick some ass. I cannot wait until January 6. I want to read the news when AA gets "eviction" notices too. AA f***ed with Legend and shut them down. But they ought to know not to mess with jetBlue. Same goes to jetBlue. They shouldn't go to fast or they are bound to slip in one of AA's traps.