In the immortal words of Popeye "I've stands all I can, and I can’t stands no more"
Honestly Greg, your complete ignorance of facts and spewing of BS propaganda amazes me...ever think of running for congress?
I'll start at the beginning...
Say what you want about "We'll never know for sure"...I do know for sure. They tell us. We were profitable until the 11th. IT’S A FACT. Not open for debate, no matter what you say. Just like the sky is (jet) blue, and the ocean is wet, we were making a profit up until Sept. 11th. Still don’t believe me, even though I WORK for the company, unlike YOU? Read this post, and its responses: http://airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/605182/
"It's way too early to be handing accolades out to JB. They have how many planes? 15 or so? Hardly a fleet...more like a handful. And they serve a bunch of low yield tourist destinations. It's impossible to compare them to Southwest."
No, its not. In this industry, and in the times we are in, anyone with any sense in their head would have to admit that the jetBlue story is extraordinary. So, we don’t have 500 aircraft, for Gods sake, we are not even 2 years old yet. What did you expect, a start up to begin operations with 100 aircraft? Still, I'd rather have 15 full planes, than 250 near empty ones
What tourist destinations? The only ones in our system I can think of are MCO and BTV. That’s one classic example of stereotypical BS that comes out of you over and over Mr. Brokenrecord. And you have nothing to back it up.
"You may not like what I say...but it's right. Jet Blue has a limited fleet and destinations. Being number four in a market is like being number 14. I don't wish them any ill-will...I just don't see them as being as successful as some of the other posters. They tend to have a cult-like following which is kind of strange... "
But you "don’t care about facts" right Greg? Honestly you lost all cred when you said that comment. You are living in a world devoid of reality if you don’t think jetBlue has been successful. The biggest insult of all is calling our supporters "cult like". You and maybe 2 others seem to be the only ones who see things like this. So who’s the cult after all?
"I don't take much stock in what students say until they can back that education with some success. "
And I don’t take what you say seriously until you can back your comments with facts, which you have yet to do. Ever.
"I've flown them twice. It's no better or worse than the majors. But, I expected more since they fly from an inconvenient airport, have no F-class cabin (in which to upgrade), no FF program (to earn those upgrades), and a limited schedule to primarily vacation markets. A PTV is no big deal--I work in-flight anyway.
In my opinion, they pose no threat to any of the majors. However, because of their size, they are venerable to a fare ware. Any of the big six can easily sustain the losses more than JetBlue just by the nature of their cash flow. "
It suddenly, in one comment becomes crystal clear. You are one of those people that feel better about himself by tearing down the good things in life. You've flown us twice? Why, If you don’t like it? Prove to me that we fly from and inconvenient airport. You think departing and leaving on time is inconvenient? No we don’t have your precious 1st class, but you knew that before you bought those tickets didn’t you? Anyway, this is one of your most ridiculous arguments. We don’t need 1st class; we are doing just fine w/out it.
You cant back anything you say with facts. You spew the same garbage over and over. "Limited schedule to primarily vacation markets" my ass. PROVE IT! Check old posts everybody, I've proven him wrong. I for one don’t know how you don’t get tired of saying the same things over and over.
So based on your comments, this is how a new start up airline should commence operations:
Headline: New York Times
Gregair to begin flights from its LGA hub starting December 5th....
New York City: New entry into the commercial aviation industry Gregair announced today that it would begin service to 240 destinations from its LGA hub, starting December 5th. They will begin service with 300 all first class configured Boeing 777 aircraft. In flight services will include cubicles for all passengers to get work done, and meals will consist of pizza or take-out Chinese, to deliver that "working late at the office" feeling. No PTVs will be offered in flight however.
"Nowhere in our aircraft will there ever be a PTV" says CEO Greg Brokenrecord. "They are frivolous and unnecessary, and they distract from work. We even went so far as to have our cockpits fitted with the older instrument panels because the new glass cockpits look too much like PTVs."
Gregair's market is the business traveler with non-stop flights from LGA to Sioux City, Iowa, continuing to Tokyo, Japan.
"We are the only start up that can say we started as a major airline. I never believed in growth and patience anyway. We are after the traveler who wants it all and wants it now" says Brokenrecord. "Which is why I decided to start operations with a frequent flyer program"
When asked at a recent press conference how he planned to operate over 240 flights from and already over congested LGA and how he planned to land the large 777 aircraft on LGA's smaller runways safely, Brokenrecord simply stated: "I don’t need facts."