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San Diegans Take Notice Of JetBlue!  
User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Well..it seems JetBlue is getting popular with the people down in San Diego. My work finally added Long Beach as a stop on our LA Porter. It seems we have been getting MANY MANY requests for it. Go JETBLUE. I can't wait to fly on them!! Here is a link to our LA Porter. http://www.c9laporter.com/

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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

I'm surprised Jetblue doesn't fly to San Diego from here...

User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

I wish they would start flying here. LBG is less than 90miles from SAN though. But we have gotten quiet busy bring people up there for Jetblue. Im glad to seem them doing well.


aaron


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

This is GREAT News to hear. I am glad jetBlue is doing so well. I hope they expand from LGB-SAT, and LGB-MSY. Maybe there will be alot of people in the new orleans area that want to go to California without having to go to New York. GO JETBLUE, GO MR. NEELEMAN

User currently offlineAirwarrior From United States of America, joined May 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

I flew jetBlue to ONT for my last trip to SAN. Took about 2 hours to drive to San Diego but I saved over 1,000. AA wanted 1,700 for a walk-up JFK-SAN. Took jetBlue to ONT for about 600.00. LGB is great and actually closer to SAN but traffic from ONT-SAN is less if you're driving plus its a beautiful drive down the 15. (depending on the time of day. of course)

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Don't count on SAT and MSY being toward the top of the LGB list for JetBlue. They don't serve SAT yet for starters. JetBlue has also given a list of cities that are being considered for LGB service (I believe they have three slots left, even after the OAK/SLC/... additions). I believe the BOS area is on that list. If anything, I would expect them to build up FLL next (they will have SIXTEEN JFK-FLL runs this winter, which is way too many, especially with competition from AA, CO, DL, and WN at ISP).

My one concern about JetBlue is the rate they are expanding. They are getting a lot of new birds, and adding a lot of cities. Sure, the economic downturn is helping them right now, but what happens when the economy rises? More people will resume flying the Cartel undoubtedly, which will take business away from JetBlue, AirTran, et al. Also with the expansion, just look at Midway Mk 2. They got too big too fast, and ended up briefly going out of business. Their network now only has BOS, LGA, DCA, JAX, MCO, TPA, and FLL. Gone are LAX, COS, BDL, and I could go on. What won't stop that from going on to JetBlue? They have chosen their markets well right now, but what happens when they have to deal with the fortress hubs. It would be interesting to see what the people of ATL, ORD, DFW, MSP, etc. would do if JetBlue comes into town. My guess is that they would stick (at least the biz travellers) with the Cartel because of the larger network and superior FF programs (Is True Blue even up yet???)

Just my .02

Jeff


User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

When the economy rises, JetBlue is likely to retain many of its customers.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Sjc>sfo is correct. As AA's Don Carty said recently, "people like our amenities but can't or won't pay for them" and are flying "the Wal-Mart's of the air, who are winning more business travelers than ever before." Even many corporate travel departments are starting to get smart. Why should their shareholders be a welfare program for the high costs of the Cartel on routes where quality low-fare service is available? $600 vs. $1700 for a walk-up transcon is a big difference. And JetBlue has great seat pitch--162 seats in 3 x 3; the A320 could hold 186 in 3 x 3.

I don't think we're going to see the high-fare salad days of the late 1990's coming back even after the economy firms up. A sea change is underway. More and more businesses are refusing to pay fares to support 11-12 cent CASM's when high-quality carriers with 7-7.5 cent CASMs, and fares to match, are around.

Jim


User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

DCA-ROC guy says:

I don't think we're going to see the high-fare salad days of the late 1990's coming back even after the economy firms up. A sea change is underway. More and more businesses are refusing to pay fares to support 11-12 cent CASM's when high-quality carriers with 7-7.5 cent CASMs, and fares to match, are around.

So, does that mean an end to first class?  Big grin


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