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User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 978 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5002 times:

I had to travel from SFO to BOS overnight to attend my best friend's 40th Birthday. United's all-nighter to BOS was full so I flew to JFK on United in First Class on a p.s. flight. Great flight. Friendly crew. Comfortable night's rest. When I arrived in JFK, I went over to Terminal 6, and hopped on a Jet Blue flight to BOS. I boarded a brand new ERJ 190 and shortly thereafter, the captain came on the p.a. to explain that "this baby was fresh from the nursery." The aircraft had only been in service for about 2 weeks. The leg room was comfortable, the windows were large, the flight attendants were friendly. On a 25 minute flight, they served bottled water or mini-sized cans of orange juice, followed by a choice of blue chips or chocolate chip cookies. XM Radio and Direct TV was simply icing on the cake. Although I will always have a soft spot in my heart for United, I think I've discovered a new favorite airline. High quality service from start to finish. What more could one ask for? Well done, Jet Blue...and thanks for the lift...


"She's a a cruel lover."...E. Diaz referring to United's B747-400.
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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2937 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4922 times:

I heard B6'S E190s are very comfortable aircraft to fly on - more comfortable than the A320s. Nevertheless, the A320s are also very comfortable. In any case, I'm not surprised that you had a great experience on B6 and I'm glad you did!

BTW, B6 flies non-stop from OAK-BOS so that was always another option to SFO-JFK-BOS.

JetBluefan1



Most people on a.net hate JetBlue. Get used to it.
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5829 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4856 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I believe B6 flies OAK-BOS 2X during the winter and 3X during the summer. But from what I understand, seats sell fast.

User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

Unfortuanately I have no reason to go to the East Coast, so I doubt I'll ever get a chance to fly this airline. I'm still waiting for B6 to start service to Chicago, MDW or ORD, doesn't matter to me. Looks like they're doing well though, keep it up jetBlue!

"So the ice acts as a chilling agent?"



Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1600 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

Quoting Jamake1 (Thread starter):
What more could one ask for?

A first class cabin with actual meals on longer flights
Flights across the atlantic
Service to secondary cities
Flights at times that are not during sleeping hours
A better reward program
A club or lounge

At least they're going the right direction with the new ERJ. I flew DL's ERJ170 the other day; it's a great little plane, especially in first class.



"FLY DELTA JETS"
User currently offlineMiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Quoting Fanoftristars (Reply 4):
A first class cabin with actual meals on longer flights

You're comparing apples to oranges. of course you're gonna get a meal in FIRST CLASS....you're paying out the a$$ for that seat...that's the LEAST a legacy carrier can do. Oh and you said it...LONGER FLIGHTS.....forget about a meal on a short 2-4 hour flight......

Quoting Fanoftristars (Reply 4):
Flights across the atlantic

Totally different market. We are focusing on domestic but also have a growing international network. Of course, not across the atlantic but that's a different market that we aren't interested in for now......

Quoting Fanoftristars (Reply 4):
Service to secondary cities

It's only a matter of time until we have more and more cities on our route network.....we are only 6 years old you know.....

Quoting Fanoftristars (Reply 4):
Flights at times that are not during sleeping hours

Funny that most times people prefer those flights. Besides, not ALL flights are like that......and btw, they are called REDEYE flights....and I do believe legacy carriers also have those as well.

Quoting Fanoftristars (Reply 4):
A club or lounge

Again, only if you are paying out the a$$ for your seat. That's the ONLY WAY you get access to such amenities. You are comparing a first class product that you pay A LOT more for. Apples and oranges my dear........

Now, why don't you tell me about an ECONOMY seat experience on a legacy? Not pretty is it??????

As for the topic of this thread, I am glad you enjoyed our service and hope you choose jetBlue again!  bigthumbsup 

[Edited 2006-01-23 03:01:21]

User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
of course you're gonna get a meal in FIRST CLASS....you're paying out the a$$ for that seat...that's the LEAST a legacy carrier can do.

Don't be so sure about that. You can get discounted first class seats cross country for roughly about $300. Not a bad penny for First Class. I wouldn't call that comparing apples to oranges, more like apples to something Jetblue doesn't have and business travelers want.

Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
Totally different market. We are focusing on domestic but also have a growing international network. Of course, not across the atlantic but that's a different market that we aren't interested in for now......

Ah yes, we won't be interested in transatlantic, we'll suffice with the low-yield Caribbean network, even though all the other airlines are breaking their necks trying to expand across the Atlantic because thats where the money is. Once again, comparing apples to something you don't have.

Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
It's only a matter of time until we have more and more cities on our route network.....

I don't think an E190 is gonna cut it in GRB or DSM. I could be wrong about those small cities, but probably not.

Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
Again, only if you are paying out the a$$ for your seat. That's the ONLY WAY you get access to such amenities.

 thumbsdown BZZZZ! Wrong. Clubs and lounge memberships are purchased, with those revenues going to the airline. And if you are an elite flier, you get them for free or for deep discounts. Something business travelers want. So you are incorrect, buying First Class seats "out the a$$" is NOT the way you get such amenities.

Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
You are comparing a first class product that you pay A LOT more for. Apples and oranges my dear........

Yes, something you pay more for and get more for. Once again, apples to something Jetblue doesn't have.


Not one of your more argumentative posts.




OttoPylit


User currently offlineGVWOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4410 times:

Thank you for making me even MORE excited about going on Jetblue! I really appreciated this post, and that an A. netter is truly happy with B6. Long live Jetblue!
I have yet to have a decent experience in Y-class on a legacy. Aside from good orange juice and a yummy calzone on NW, just about every time I've done it the seat was dirty and broken, the FAs where mean as heck, and the ground service was subpar. I'm sure that there are many exceptions, but it sounds to me like B6 has a solid reputation and new nice planes.


User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Quote:
XM Radio and Direct TV was simply icing on the cake. Although I will always have a soft spot in my heart for United, I think I've discovered a new favorite airline. High quality service from start to finish.

Glad you like Jetblue.

It really saddens me that Jetblue is considered one of the best airlines in the US. Not because I don't like Jetblue, actually I like Jetblue a lot. Jetblue is a great airline with excellent inflight entertainment and services. But Jetblue's products are what any half-decent airline SHOULD offer in Economy Class. Of all the legacy carriers, almost none of them have PTVs on domestic flights (NWA doesn't even offer IFE), seats look torn and old, planes are old. No wonder when Jetblue came along, people marvels at what Jetblue offers - a product that is offered at any standard international airline (minus free meals).

I hope you get to fly Jetblue in the future. I also hope that US airlines start to take the initiative to aggresively upgrade their products. I am glad that United began their p.s. services (although there is still no PTVs in Econ Plus), and glad that Delta will be doing some upgrades in the future. But many others (namely AA, NW) really need to upgrade their domestic products.

[Edited 2006-01-23 04:19:29]

User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 6):
Don't be so sure about that. You can get discounted first class seats cross country for roughly about $300

bull, show me one that you don't have to book way in advance and stay for a month.


User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 9):
bull, show me one that you don't have to book way in advance and stay for a month.

LOL I said they were there. A discounted first class ticket. If its discounted, its obviously got restrictions(you don't have to stay for a month, but they do go pretty quick, so booking early is recommended), but they are there. I never said they didn't have restrictions, just that they were available. LOL


OttoPylit


User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

ottopylit,
You are a wierd guy. The post was so full of holes its not even worth the time to refute each point. I think you must have been joking, right?


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 10):
LOL I said they were there. A discounted first class ticket. If its discounted, its obviously got restrictions(you don't have to stay for a month, but they do go pretty quick, so booking early is recommended), but they are there. I never said they didn't have restrictions, just that they were available. LOL


OttoPylit

OK, so show me one, because I think you are full of it.


User currently offlineB6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

I have to say that some criticism is warranted.

1. Jetblue is still young and does not fly to secondary cities because the planes can only be delivered so fast.
2. I completely agree that they need an F class cabin to compete (Personally, I consider any airline without one to be second tier)
3. I think sometime in the future 2012, 2015 you'll see a nice big 787 (I wish) or A-350 in B6 colours on approach to LHR or CDG, just a matter of time.

That said, still my favorite airline... no bad experiences yet and who can beat PTVs and XM!

-Chans


User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1038 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

Ia Orana All !

Well I have flown three times on jetBlue, one return flight between LGB and OAK and the other was a LGB-BOS.
The flights always departed on time, the staff wether on the ground or in the air were more than helpfull (only glitch was that male flight attendant on the LGB-BOS who was chewing his gum while handing out blankets ! Yes you heard right B6 hands out blankets for free, they are not 5 or 10 USD like on some other carriers.), the choice of snacks was amazing, drinks were provided at each request and my tray can attest to the amount of stuff I picked in that basket ! Now... tell me on which carrier could I ask them for nearly everything ???

jetBlue also provides pillows, headsets, live TV and great entertainement.
I mean true jetBlue doesn't provide with a lounge before departure, they don't have First Class seats, they don't fly to London, Paris, Rome or Tokyo but remember that Rome wasn't built in one day, that you get really good pitch and I know what I'm talking about as I am 6'2", that they offer one of the best product for a domestic carrier worldwide, yes worldwide... Worldwide because I work for the biggest airline in Europe, Air France-KLM and none of these 2 airlines have a service that comes as close to what jetBlue offers to its customers. BMI is the same, no first or business class, buy everything you want on board, no entertainment...
I have travelled extensively across the globe on nonrev and full fare tickets (btw I was a revenue pax on those B6 flights) I will say that the best domestic service I experience in Business Class was on SunAir of South Africa and the best domestic economy Class service was on jetBlue !
They deserve every single award and accolade they get !

Keep up the good work jetBlue !

Happy Flying,

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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

Quoting B6sea (Reply 13):
I have to say that some criticism is warranted.

1. Jetblue is still young and does not fly to secondary cities because the planes can only be delivered so fast.
2. I completely agree that they need an F class cabin to compete (Personally, I consider any airline without one to be second tier)
3. I think sometime in the future 2012, 2015 you'll see a nice big 787 (I wish) or A-350 in B6 colours on approach to LHR or CDG, just a matter of time.

That said, still my favorite airline... no bad experiences yet and who can beat PTVs and XM!

-Chans

2) Yeah look at WN, their bottom line is hurting without an F class. It is part of their business model not to have one, and it seems to be working just fine for them.
3)Seriously? What are you smoking? Again one of the major reasons for their success is that they don't fly international. International flying is a lot more expensive and taxing on crews, and equipment.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12404 posts, RR: 100
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
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Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
we are only 6 years old you know.....

Not quite, if B6 was 6, I'd know the new tail art design!  spin  But dang close... They're doing well. If the #1 complaint about B6 is a lack of cities... they'll fix that eventually!

Quoting MiCorazonAzul (Reply 5):
Now, why don't you tell me about an ECONOMY seat experience on a legacy? Not pretty is it??????

Unfortunately true...

I've heard a lot of complaints in this thread that B6 doesn't have 1st class. Let me put in my rebuttal; every airline that has a first class treats those in coach as 2nd class citizens. Hence, if I'm going to fly coach, I would rather purchase a ticket on an airline that doesn't offer 1st.

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 6):
Don't be so sure about that. You can get discounted first class seats cross country for roughly about $300.

This is a good point. Coming from a family that buys tickets WAY in advance, its amazing how cheap 1st can be. (Yes, long stays, etc.) So while I really like B6, there is a point here...

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 14):
drinks were provided at each request and my tray can attest to the amount of stuff I picked in that basket

 rotfl  Your tray looks like an add for B6.  bigthumbsup 

Now to head over to a thread to see what B6's new cities are going to be...

Lightsaber



I've posted how many times?!?
User currently offlineEridanMan From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Ok... This 'lack of F class' criticism every time someone mentiones B6 is really starting to get tired (Otto, its _great_ to see that you're passionate about your company, more like you, and I'm sure DL's future is secure- when passion comes first, all else follows)...

But for crying out loud, all of you, shut the hell up about First Class service...

I'll be blunt, you know what the first class cabin does? it Pisses off every single coach customer who has to walk through it. Any exclusivity does, it's simple human nature- you get two camps, the wannabee's who _might_ look up to it, and everyone else, who finds it repulsive... _Especially_ in these tight financial times, when all of a sudden meals I remember getting for free as a child cost me 8-10 bucks (same sub-par garbage, new ripoff price)- and then you get to see those sitting at the front of the plane- making the flight inherantly less efficiant (the space for their larger seats cuts the bottom line, any way you cut it)- in an age where I'm paying five bucks for a 'snack pack' that expired last year, they're getting free drinks, jacking up the price of _my_ ticket (less efficiant flight)...

The customer service policies don't help - the active 'screw anyone who isn't a member' concept- exhorbitent last-minute charges, obscene inflexibility (AA insisting that I pay twice as much for half the service to 'change' my ticket and cancel the outbound leg of a round-trip ticket)...

All of these policies are 'normal' to the airline industry and travelling 'elite... congrats... this is the world you've built... I must say though - its sad (and it baffles me) how you can't see how this little club of exclusivity, priviledge and 'we'll bend you over if you're not one of us' doesn't infurate the general flying public... and I know I'm not alone in thinking that...

But you know what? Your free to run your own airline however you wish... First Class are higher margin customers... they pay more, so you'll give them better service... simple capitalism. You know what? I completely understand that, and indeed its your right...

But... you know what? First class isn't going to pay for your entire airline. The Rewards members aren't going to single-handedly push DL, UA, AA, or any other airline into the black- and they know that (well, all airlines, except perhaps the legendarily successful Primaris Wink).

For god sakes stop smearing B6 because they lack tiered service, your tiered service, your club members, your loyal fliers and your willing games players (and wannabees) sure as hell didn't keep _YOUR_ airline out of CH.11. Ok, so they're more profitable... how in god's name does that justify treating the 'cattle' like garbage when, in fact, they're the ones who are providing the majority of your revenue?

B6 offers good service to 100% of the people who step onto their planes... not exceptional service to 10% and crummy garbage to the remaining 90%... ok, you're spoiled, and nothing but exceptional service will 'do' for your exhaltedness... You know the 'deals', you know the game, and you know how to make the system work for you... great- the rest of the flying public doesn't really care- we want to go from point A to point B cheaply, easily, without BS, and you know, if you could make it a somewhat decent experience while your at it, so much the better...

Oh, and this 'business class won't fly a single-class airline' line is even even more preposterous... Most (intelligently run) businesses still do care about the bottom line... any 'business friendly' attitude you might try to project is immediately invalidated by that 500 dollar last minute ORD-SFO fare (that would ordinarily cost 120)... B6 and WN both do great B2B work because they haven't gotten in the habit of bending over last minute travellers, which is THE SINGLE most important criteria for most excel engineers... Sure, a dozen of the top execs might have ego's big enough to 'justify' the extra expense of business class... but the majority of the travelling company won't get that priviledge...

And FWIW, I'm a staunch capitalist, and a Bay area engineer who earns well into the six figures- the poster child for any one of the airlines 'reward programs'- but years of being treated like a second-class citizen have taken their toll..

/rantoff

sorry:-P

-Scott


User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 14):
Now... tell me on which carrier could I ask them for nearly everything ???



Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 14):
jetBlue also provides pillows, headsets, live TV and great entertainement.

For the airlines I usually fly, CX and VS, I can ask them for the things you mentioned. They provide pillows, headsets, PTVs (no live TVs because they fly internationally) free of charge.

Services in many North American carriers have fallen so badly that people now think that the services provided by Jetblue are some kind of masterpiece. I don't think so, it is the very basic standard that EVERY airline should offer.


I also agree that Jetblue should NOT offer First Class. The First Class products offered by US airlines are so substandard compared to many other international airlines, they might as well not offer it.

[Edited 2006-01-23 08:19:39]

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21413 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 9):
bull, show me one that you don't have to book way in advance and stay for a month.

There are seats available just about any day and returning just about any day, including a few for TOMORROW, on CO between LAX and PBI/TPA/MCO in F for $830-930 RT. Not $300 each way, but not a fortune, either. And last time I checked, not only doesn't B6 fly to LAX, but it's really hard to get to Florida outside of FLL from LA on B6 anyway, since you have to connect in JFK. And at short notice like that, well, it costs at least $605 bucks with tax. And just like CO, depending on flights, it can cost more than that.

So we are talking about $225-325 more RT for short notice F on CO versus short notice flying on B6, with less travel time and the preferred airport. And some of those segments have BusinessFirst 55" pitch sleeper seats with PTVs, not to mention great food and no requirement that you climb up a set of stairs with your luggage at the back of the plane...

But hey, B6 is a great airline. Just it isn't a BARGAIN, so stop making it out to be. And flying F in comparison is nice, even if you don't have a PTV. I prefer watching movies on my laptop rather than watching random television programming anyway, but that's just me...



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
requirement that you climb up a set of stairs with your luggage at the back of the plane...

You mean "Option", not a requirement at all.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
but it's really hard to get to Florida outside of FLL from LA on B6 anyway,

Not after a few months pass. Again B6 is still connecting the dots and it takes time. As said above, Rome wasn't built in a day. 2006 is a hige year for b6 with many dots being connected between the west coast and southeast inclusing Florida cities. Give this deartment time, part of B6's success is taking their time before jumping into new cities and its working so far.


User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4095 times:

Quoting EridanMan (Reply 17):
how in god's name does that justify treating the 'cattle' like garbage when, in fact, they're the ones who are providing the majority of your revenue?

I believe passengers payinf for First class provide more of a revenue than those in Y.....compare- DTW-SFO first class $1,500(I paid) Yclass $250. I think I know where the revenue comes from


I am the opposite of a lot I guess....I DON'T want to fly an airline that DOESN'T offer first class....


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
There are seats available just about any day and returning just about any day, including a few for TOMORROW, on CO between LAX and PBI/TPA/MCO in F for $830-930 RT. Not $300 each way, but not a fortune, either. And last time I checked, not only doesn't B6 fly to LAX, but it's really hard to get to Florida outside of FLL from LA on B6 anyway, since you have to connect in JFK. And at short notice like that, well, it costs at least $605 bucks with tax. And just like CO, depending on flights, it can cost more than that.

I'm not arguing that there aren't cheap F flights out there, nor am I arguing for B6. I was just saying that the guy was full of it about their being 300 first class fares.

I have found in my own experiences that 99% of the time B6 is the better fare out of RSW/FLL to my destinations.


User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 21):
I DON'T want to fly an airline that DOESN'T offer first class....

Well EXCUUUUUUSE ME! I say! That would be very beneath you...travelling with the rest of the steerage and no champaign!


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 21):
I believe passengers payinf for First class provide more of a revenue than those in Y.....compare- DTW-SFO first class $1,500(I paid) Yclass $250. I think I know where the revenue comes from


I am the opposite of a lot I guess....I DON'T want to fly an airline that DOESN'T offer first class....

Of course you are, because mommy and daddy are paying for your ticket.....


25 Werdywerd : Wrong kind sir. There are many less F class seats than Y class seats. Therefore your mighty $1500 didn't mean squat to the total revenue for that fli
26 EridanMan : I would love to see break-downs of the average revenue of any given flight's First and economy sections- until I do I can't say for certain, but I'm
27 Ikramerica : Profit comes from full and near full Y fares. Discounted Y seats basically cover the cost of flying the person. F of course brings in more revenue, bu
28 Flightopsguy : Somewhere I read that for most airlines, 80% of the revenue comes from 20% of the passengers (mostly frequent business travelers). Many research repo
29 Jamake1 : Irregardless of airport lounges and first class cabins, I think the point needs to be made that most of the travelling public flies in economy class.
30 FreakyDeaky : I'm not naysaying you - I've heard that many times too - BUT it was always pre-911 when they were raping the business traveller. I'm not so sure it's
31 Lightsaber : Ikramerica: A very valid point. However, since their current strategy is working, I don't think they should try to serve everyone. Ok, they can slowl
32 Post contains images Tornado82 : LHR? What... JetBlue will not only go international, but suddenly be immune to the Bermuda II? Wow, that's one hell of a prediction... from someone d
33 LGAtoIND : While international flying may be the most profitable, an airline does not have to be profitable at all to expand internationally. Look at DL, postin
34 Tornado82 : The money they are making is on the Int'l, which are profitable on their own. What's the yield going to MCO? Next to nothing, thanks to the plethora
35 Post contains images Richierich : Don't worry about OttoPylit. He is often King of Obvious, except when it makes his beloved Delta look bad. Then it is smoke and mirrors time. While I
36 Tornado82 : 70-80% of my air travel is at my own free will, and my own wallet... and I refuse to drive to the "Major LCC Airport" to save $50-100 when I've got t
37 Richierich : If the savings were only $50-$100, I'd be inclined to agree with you. But a lot of the time, the savings can be much more substantial than this. Plus
38 Tornado82 : Well in my no-LCC's-except-Florida-routes hometown airport, I've never seen a case where r/t would be $400 cheaper anywhere... but then again I don't
39 Richierich : I have no real problems with RJs except that some airlines want you to sit on them for 2+ hours. Or take them to some mega-hub where you have a good
40 Tornado82 : The seat width/pitch of a CRJ is no different than any other jet out there within a few negligible fractions of an inch. My personal preference, by f
41 Richierich : I understand your argument but I don't agree with the comfort factor. RJs have pretty lousy comfort when you consider all the dimensions (legroom, wi
42 B777ER : I look forward to B6 connecting the dots so to speak. I am flying to LAS from MCO in May and wanted to go B6 (as I flew them in the past to NY and the
43 Ikramerica : Even post 9/11, it's still likely close. Maybe 70% of revenue comes from 30% of pax. And this is REVENUE, not PROFIT. If you get 30% of revenue for 7
44 Superhub : Actually, only United serve a hot meal for free (not sure about CO though). AA does not. Delta (Song) does not. You are certainly right about the pri
45 Richierich : I said $250, not $250 round trip. Actually, most airlines do not serve you anything such as a hot lunch/dinner. The ones that do, usually, are a lot
46 JetBluefan1 : Considering that just about everything on B6 is promotional, your point really doesn't make much sense. Just because you buy a promotional fare doesn
47 APFPilot1985 : Where did I say it was unprofitable? Obviously for a long established Legacy with a network and a diversified fleet in place it is. However going alo
48 Post contains images EridanMan : Hey, no one here forced you to click on this thread... I'm trying for the life of me to understand your obsession with poo-pooing jetBlue whenever yo
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