Lhr001, I have some disagreements with you on your theory about Song and JetBlue.
"For all Jet Blue lovers out there.... You have very competitive and much more "civilized" rival at JFK
Competitive? JetBlue is adding a 5th flight from JFK
- a route JetBlue directly competes on with Song. ALSO, JetBlue operates 17 flights JFK
during the busy holiday travel season. Song kept its capacity at 5 flights. So who's going to get more business? Song or JetBlue? Also, JetBlue added flights to MCO
. Song did nothing.
"By the way the Song product is of a much higher quality than Jet Blue from personnel to uniforms to service to inflight meal options. The Delta Sky Miles program brings Song miles above Jet Blue! In addition Song customers can easily connect unchalleneged to Delta Airlines International connections at JFK
Sorry, but JetBlue's personnel is definitely better than Song. Song had the most unprofessional and rudest workers at LaGuardia. JetBlue has award-winning customer service. I haven't seen Song or Delta get any awards for that matter.
Also, JetBlue's uniforms are much more hip and attractive than Song's. I assume that you didn't know this: Song wanted JetBlue's uniform manufacturer to design and produce uniforms for them. However, JetBlue's uniform maker refused to do so. So why would Song ask JetBlue's producers for something along the same lines if they are not the highest quality? Hmmm?
JetBlue's female flight attendants wear a blue scarf which really adds some type of formality yet poshness to the flight attendant look. When not wearing that, they wear a blue button-down blouse which is great for the work atmosphere, yet professional and good looking. So if JetBlue's flight attendants have uniforms that are lower quality than Song's, then how come everyone turns their head and watches as the JetBlue flight attendants enter? I've never seen so many heads turn...
JetBlue's international connections are fairly simple. Just jump on the JFK
terminal shuttle, and it'll take you to the Delta terminal for connections. Sure, it's not as convenient as Song's connections, but it's not horrid. Also remember that international flights also operate out of T1, T4
(right next to the JetBlue terminal), and T8
. Song customers only get an advantage if taking Delta international, Alitalia, Korean Air, AeroMexico, or Czech. Air France doesn't even operate out of the Delta terminal from what I saw...
"Atlanta, is a destination that Jet Blue was unable to maintain!"
JetBlue was indeed able to maintain Atlanta if they wanted. However, as a growing airline, non-profitable routes shouldn't have to hold them back. Also, JetBlue has a limit on slots out of LGB
and has limited aircraft amounts. So why use up those precious slots and airplanes on flights that don't make money? I'm sure JetBlue will enter Atlanta once again and do a much better job. Don't forget that JetBlue didn't have any connecting flights to feed passengers through Atlanta as a connection center.
"In addition Song services mainline airports such as Los Angeles. They do ot serve the alternate and rather distant Long Beach."
Song serves LAX
because Delta has slots there. Why would JetBlue fly into LAX
? To make it more crowded? LGB
is only 22 miles from LAX
, has much less traffic, and is a much easier and convenient airport to fly into. You can go there an hour prior to departure and have time to spare in the terminal. At LAX
, you need well over an hour.
If you look at the facts, JetBlue is definitely a better alternative to Song. My experience on Song was horrible and I'll never fly on them again. JetBlue has every capability to squash Song.