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America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:39 am

America West is matching the jetblue fares in the same competing Boston
sectors, bu they are also adding JFK to the list as well.

[Edited 2004-01-14 23:40:35]
 
LHR001
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:18 am

Jet Blue is in trouble-


America West

Boston-Las Vegas
Boston-Los Angeles
Boston-Phoenix
Boston-San Francisco

New York/JFK-Las Vegas
New York/JFK-Los Angeles
New York/JFK-Phoenix
New York/JFK-San Francisco

Jet Blue

Boston-Long Beach (30 minutes from LAX)

New York/JFK-Las Vegas
New York/JFK-Long Beach (30 minutes from LAX)
New York/JFK-Oakland (20 minutes from SF)

America West flies into real airports and not the alternates that Jet Blue prefers... Jet Blue better re-market or re-think its strategies and fast. American, Delta, and now America West are riding hard on Jet Blue and its tail. Southwest is no match for Jet Blue either!


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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:21 am

I wouldn't say they are in trouble, but the other airlines aren't very happy...

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:23 am

Yeah, I woiuldn't sya they will make completed of HP on their way to LAS, SFO, PHX, LAX.
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:24 am

How long is American Airlines and United Airlines going to dealw ih Jet Blue before they add more frequencies or offer larger aircraft on Trans-Con markets.

Isn't United Airlines due to retire the 767-200 fleet? If so what equipment will be used on the Trans-Con?


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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:26 am

I agree with Lhr001 to a point...I think this could be a problem for jetBlue, but I by no means think they are in trouble yet. America West, Delta, and American have a much more flexible route network to get people from the east coast to the west not to mention nonstops into the big airports.

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:33 am

Jestblue has one hudge advantage over American or United - low operating costs. AA and UA may hit JetBlue by increasing capacity and lowering fares on these routes but in the same time they hit themselves by loosing money that they don't have.
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:45 am

This is just the daily lets knock Jet BLue thread.
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:50 am

Jet Blue is in trouble-


America West

Boston-Las Vegas
Boston-Los Angeles
Boston-Phoenix
Boston-San Francisco

New York/JFK-Las Vegas
New York/JFK-Los Angeles
New York/JFK-Phoenix
New York/JFK-San Francisco

Jet Blue

Boston-Long Beach (30 minutes from LAX)

New York/JFK-Las Vegas
New York/JFK-Long Beach (30 minutes from LAX)
New York/JFK-Oakland (20 minutes from SF)


JetBlue isn't in trouble. If anything, AA and DL are banging their heads against the wall because JetBlue is fighting back.

As far as the AmWest flights go, JetBlue has SEVEN frequencies to Long Beach and Oakland from JFK. America West only has TWO to Los Angeles and SFO. So JetBlue gets the pie there.

The new flights from Boston to Long Beach still hasn't started, so nobody could spot a clear winner. Their innagural flight on Thursday is sold out though...or has less than 9 seats available.

LHR, I don't like to deal with you because you don't make any sense, but here is goes anyway. LAX and LGB both serve Los Angeles. Both have its advantages and disadvantages. Period. Also, that "(20 minutes from SF)" thing
proves noting because SFO and OAK are BOTH 20 minutes from downtown. SFO is located in Milbrae, not San Francisco. So there is no advantage there either. AmWest flying into SFO is just as convenient and B6 flying into OAK.

As far as I can see, no airline is really going to win this. It's ridiculous that from starting with AA, these airlines just jumped on the low-fare rider: DL, B6, HP. Soon every airline in the industry will be offering some type of sale. Is this how it's going to be for now on? Will the airlines be all over each other following each other each step of the way? I certainly hope not. It's not healthy for any airline. Nobody will win!

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:01 am

Statement-

"As far as I can see, no airline is really going to win this. It's ridiculous that from starting with AA, these airlines just jumped on the low-fare rider: DL, B6, HP. Soon every airline in the industry will be offering some type of sale. Is this how it's going to be for now on? Will the airlines be all over each other following each other each step of the way? I certainly hope not. It's not healthy for any airline. Nobody will win!"

Response-

Delta won in Atlanta!


Statement-

"AmWest flying into SFO is just as convenient and B6 flying into OAK"

Response-

Not always, the trek from the airport in Oakland to the Bay Bridge is roughly 10-15 minutes. From the Bay Bridge to San Francisco is roughly 15-25 minutes or longer dependant apon traffic. By the way, there are many more alternatives from SFO than OAK for ground transportation!

Statement-

"The new flights from Boston to Long Beach still hasn't started, so nobody could spot a clear winner. Their innagural flight on Thursday is sold out though...or has less than 9 seats available"

Response-

Sold Out... That is nice... Most Inaugural flights are Sold Out! Furthermore, America West, American, and United all offer soemthing that Jet Blue does not - Frequency, Upgrades, and Mileage partners!



How can an airline grow in Long Beach if they are at capacity? You can switch flights around all you want.... You need to at some point realize that discontinuing routes like LGB-LAS, LGB-ATL, OAK-ATL will only hurt the airline in the long run. When Jet Blue pulls out the clients go elsewhere!






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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:35 am

Delta won in Atlanta!

The fare battle there wasn't as large as this new fare battle for flights from JFK/BOS-LAX/LGB/OAK/SFO.

As far as your statement about the convenience that SFO and OAK have to downtown, a 10 minute drive doesn't make a difference. I would rather fly JetBlue into OAK than AmWest into SFO - even if the fares are exactly the same. Why? Because OAK doesn't have fog like SFO, resulting in the lesser possibility of a delay.

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:05 am

Jetblue lost in Atlanta, and from their own admittance, it was because of the dogfight between B6, DL, and FL on those routes, as if B6 didn't expect that to happen. Its now happening again, basically on the same scale. Face it, the BOS market to West Coast is most likely larger than ATL's, but Jetblue also has bigger competitors. It is now trying to take on 3 other airlines. Its no longer dealing with one major and one LCC, but its now dealing with 3 majors(if anyone counts HP as a major, since they recently went LCC and are around number 9 in size). They are taking on AA(the largest airline in the world), DL(the largest US airline in terms of passengers carried), and America West, another LCC.

It will be an interesting battle, but I think the Jetblue has gotten in over its head again. No one turns their heads to LCC's anymore and no one lets the new guy come knocking on their turf.
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:26 am

I don't agree with LHR001's points, however, he sideways raises a valid point. As jetBlue is expanding, it is now coming into "conflict" with more and more airlines. As each airline competes and lowers prices here and there, it may begin to add up to a significant depressant on jetBlue's revenue.

If there is any risk to B6's growth, it is the "taking on all comers at the same time" that's beginning to happen.

Steve
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:29 am

OttoPylit,

Yes, JetBlue will have to face all 3 airlines in terms of competition, but not on every route. JetBlue will only have to compete with HP on the LAX route. With Song to Florida. And with AA to all destinations except DEN. So JetBlue doesn't have to compete with all three airlines on any route...that is unless Delta flies LAX-BOS. Do they?

I was just checking out AA's BOS-SFO fares. $288 one-way!!! Aren't they going to lower them due to HP? JetBlue is offering BOS-OAK (via LGB) $79 one-way.

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:24 pm

JetBlue lost in ATL, so what they are the only airline that has ever left a route? From what I saw they never entered into the antics that DL did, they did not have to give away there product like DL did, triple miles and the likes. JetBlue does not have to pay people to fly them. My take is they put pressure on DL and DL spent like the geeky kid trying to impress the pretty girl, in the end the pretty girl, like always never stays with the geeky boy, and DL is in no financial position to be giving anything away. Also concerning BOS, please the sad thing is the strongest airline along with B6 is HP and that right there is a sad statement.
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:26 pm

What does the business traveller want..... Price or Convenience....

America West ..American Airlines ..United Airlines
************************************
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Boston to San Francisco

Jet Blue
******
6 Hours
Boston to Long Beach

1 hour Long Beach

1 Hour 20 minutes
Long Beach to Oakland

With your America West, American Airlines or United Airlines flight you could be already handling your business by the time Jet Blue leave Long Beach for Oakland!

The $79.00 fare is promotional! Looking at a recent trip LAS-JFK day of departure -

$238.00 AWA, Song
$245.00 UAL, AAL, DAL, COA, NWA
$278.00 Jet Blue

Come On... Jet Blue is not as cheap as everyone barks about!


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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:45 pm

JetBlue isn't in trouble, but their life, in the short term, is not going to be anywhere near as rosy as it has been in the recent past.

JetBlue's fleet is getting older. Maintenance is going to cost more. In fact, depending on how those planes are leased or financed, they are going to cost more.

Employees are acquiring some seniority and their company is making a profit. Ther are going to want to see some of that profitability reflected in the paycheck. It's a totally human trait. New York is a labor friendly state, and I would be very surprised to see JetBlue remain non-union for more than a few additional years.

Thus, costs are going to go up. That isn't even open for debate. The question is how far and how fast will they go up.

The current extremely low ASM cost is depressed, in part, by the average stage length. The Embraers will start arriving one of these days. The airline management has already conceded that they will raise the ASM cost by a penny. A lot of us think it will be more than that....especially when you factor in a significant decrease in average stage length attributable to those aircraft. Let's face it, you aren't going to be running tons of transcons with those Embraer 190s.

Jet Blue is to be admired for its low fares. They may, however, have taken it to an unsustainable extreme. That's one of many things that got People Express in trouble.....you could hop a flight from Houston Hobby to Newark for $69. There is such a thing as pricing your product too low.

Several key indicators that ought to worry JetBlue fans: Yields have dropped during '03 when compared to '02. By comparison, WN's yield is up 3.8% Jet Blue's yield is in the 7s...or maybe low 8s. Southwest's are 11.71 and climbing. Maintenance costs at JetBlue are way up, and even when corrected for increase in fleet size they are way up. JetBlue's modus operandi of putting one or two or maybe three flights in a long haul market....to skim the cream off the top.....has not had the desired effect. I think what JetBlue wanted was the big guys to ignore them...thinking if I only have a flight or two across there, they won't risk taking a big hit on yield by matching our fares. Not only did DL match the fare, they slam dunked some serious additional capacity and SkyMiles incentives between Hotlanta and the El Lay Basin. JetBlue cannot expect other airlines to ignore their presence.....to treat them like a sore which might go away. The sleeping giants have been awakened to the threat.

And unlike Southwest, JetBlue is not so big and flush with cash to where they can put up with any fare-cutting war a major happens to engage them in. It is true that JetBlue can make money on fares the other carriers can't. It's also true that it's possible for the big carriers to chop the fares to levels that JetBlue can't possibly make money on, and sit there and wait for JetBlue to holler "Uncle!"

What does JetBlue need to do? Decide on a business plan and adhere to it. They have already tossed out the window the single biggest key to WN's success---the single type fleet of aircraft. To add insult to injury, they have aircraft which hail from Europe and South America, and the parts flow from either place (not to mention expense) is not highly regarded in the industry.

JetBlue is hip, au courant, avant garde, the cat's pajamas.....right now. The American public is fickle, however, and what is popular today may be old hat tomorrow. Bell bottoms, mood rings, and The Valerie Harper Show starring Sandy Duncan all had their day in the sun, but this too shall pass. The bigger question is how JetBlue will do when the bloom is off the rose....

 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:01 pm

They are not as cheap but U would fly them over the competition in a minute. Their is nothing like watching 24 channels of TV while you fly and that is it even at 20+ dollars difference.
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:04 pm

"The $79.00 fare is promotional! Looking at a recent trip LAS-JFK day of departure -

$238.00 AWA, Song
$245.00 UAL, AAL, DAL, COA, NWA
$278.00 Jet Blue

Come On... Jet Blue is not as cheap as everyone barks about!"
====================
but........isn't it the thing that once the cheap seats are sold the prices go up?!?!? the $278 just shows that the flights are filling up.

also...the whole SFO/OAK debate as to who's closer to who. i'm not from the bay area but from a map i was looking at...isn't there a bigger population base on the east bay anyways? especially for those who live in the Stockton surrounding area...if they happen to be flying to New York...wouldn't OAK be a better/easier to drive to?

HP, UA, and AA have an advantage of the BOS-SFO/OAK route becuase aren't they using larger aircraft? B757's i believe? though i did read somewhere HP was using A319's. is that true? anyways, i doubt our planes would reach OAK from BOS w/o having to divert for fuel. LGB is already cutting it close.

Good luck to all the airlines!

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:09 pm

Its my understanding that the A-320 can fly from Seattle to Miami non-stop which is the longest route possible in the US. So-wouldn't BOS-OAK also be within the range of the A-320?

Either way-this is going to get interesting for jetBlue. This isn't like Southwest moving in on weak USAirways/Metrojet in Baltimore. This is three pissed off majors (at least one of them with previous experience of moving B6 out of a market) standing up and defending their turf. I look forward to seeing the outcome.

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:13 pm

AirT85,

i'm sure the A320 can fly BOS-OAK non-stop BUT...that is more than likely a major airline A320 (ie: United Airlines). they have first class as well...also including the Economy Plus. so that means less seats...which means less weight on the plane. Our A320's are configured to 156 seats...so with a full plane that would be a lot of weight.

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:32 pm

"Come On... Jet Blue is not as cheap as everyone barks about!"

Everytime I have needed to fly B6 is always the highest in fare, and the HP flights are always full as well but they give me a lower fare and better connections then B6 can offer.
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:23 pm

Everytime I have needed to fly B6 is always the highest in fare, and the HP flights are always full as well but they give me a lower fare and better connections then B6 can offer.

JetBlue has lowered their walk-up fares by A LOT. I was checking the other day, and the walk-up fare from JFK-OAK, LAS, LGB, ONT, SEA, SLC was $119 one-way. $119!!! That's crazily low!

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:57 pm

Today, the B6 walk up fares SLC-JFK are $199. LGB-JFK-$249.
SEA-JFK $179. OAK-JFK-$249 ONT-JFK $199. & DEN-JFK $199.
I didn't find a $119. walk up fare .

[Edited 2004-01-15 14:58:33]
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:15 pm

You need to at some point realize that discontinuing routes like LGB-LAS, LGB-ATL, OAK-ATL will only hurt the airline in the long run.

JetBlue is not alone in discontinuing routes. Most airlines have discontinued routes in the past.

Look, JetBlue is not "in trouble" from this competition, at least not yet. HP saw an opportunity to grow it's brand name in the Northeast, so it started offering n/s flights to some selected West Coast markets from some selected East Coas markets. They're doing what the majors are incapable of doing (for the moment): making a big deal out of showing they are increasing service to existing customers.

By the same token, JetBlue is not in trouble because they offer flights and services that other airlines do not, and they have an excellent Public Relations department that keeps them in the minds of the flying public. Ask an average college student in the Northeast what airline he or she wants to fly. Odds are, they'll say JetBlue. Ask them about Continental, Northwest, or Delta, and they'll look at you funny and tell you they don't know anything about those carriers. It's called "evoked set" in marketing and it's a very powerful thing to be a part of for a company.

Remember, airline tickets are basically commodities anymore. In the minds of the general public, JetBlue is something different (at least, it is for now) but AA is UA is NW is CO is US is DL, etc, etc, etc.
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:50 am

Today, the B6 walk up fares SLC-JFK are $199. LGB-JFK-$249. SEA-JFK $179. OAK-JFK-$249 ONT-JFK $199. & DEN-JFK $199. I didn't find a $119. walk up fare .

That's because this is Martin Luther King Day Wknd. This is always a busy weekend, so the rising of fares show fuller flights. And still - $179 walk-up for a cross country flight is excellent -- much lower than some other airlines offer.

BTW, it's $5 less if you book on jetblue.com.

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:57 am

Actually, here are JetBlue's (lowest) cross country fares tomorrow:

JFK-LGB $174, JFK-LAS $294 (kinda steep, I have to admit), JFK-OAK $119, JFK-ONT $194, JFK-SAN $119, JFK-SEA $194, FLL-LGB $119. There's those $119 fares!!!

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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:49 am

In a war of attrition, the side with the most soldiers wins. In a fare war, the side with the most cash sitting around wins. The point being, how long can the other airlines continue to do this? Can they outlast JetBlue?
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:24 am

I have flown many US domestic airlines and without a shadow of a doubt, JET BLUE is the best US airline serving domestic routes with the best INFLIGHT PRODUCT that only SONG of DELTA can match at times.

I would anyday pay up to $ 50 more maximum to fly JET BLUE on long haul trans con USA flights as well as to Florida from BOS/JFK/LGB etc!!!
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:09 am

Jetbluefan,

Of course Jetblue won't be fighting the other carriers on every route, but it is like fighting two fights at the same time(or in this case 3). You can only focus on so many at one time. It will face DL and Song to FL, HP to LAX and AA to everywhere else, as stated. Instead of focusing on trying to take one just one airline, it now has to focus on three different carriers going different directions out of the same airport. It is spreading itself rather thin, in my opinion. Its not like all the other airlines which match the prices and sit back to let the consumer pick. These airlines are now going after blood.


Luv2fly,

The reason why B6 leaving ATL is so popular is because it shows that B6 is not invincible like the press and Neeleman make it out to be. It shows that they do have a fault and that maybe they should not be so wreckless in the future. Obviously, B6 venturing into ATL was publicity stunt as well as B6 playing ball rather arrogantly. Everyone knew what would happen and it came back to smack them. Everyone saw it, except B6.

As far as the antics that Delta went to, all that you are referring to is Delta putting 7 more 757's into service on that route and offering triple miles. With those new flights, Delta offered nothing, as in no meal service. So those passengers got to choose between DL or B6, getting the same product, just three times the miles on Delta.

As far as B6 pressuring Delta, what pressure are you referring to? It didn't have any pressure to begin with. Its FF program is nothing compared to Delta's, and it does not have the aircraft to place any more flights into the arena. Delta offered flights every 2 hours, Jetblue offered 2 flights a day. Jetblue was completely outgunned there. All they offered was a cheaper fare. Delta simply put out what people want most, frequency and a good FF bonus. That's all they needed. Other than that, their flights were nothing more, nothing less.

In this way, the geeky kid may not have had the looks, but he used his brains and won over the pretty gi...wait a minute. Your geeky kid/pretty girl analogy doesn't make sense in this situation. Either that, or you need to better emphasize a little more just who this alleged "pretty girl" is.
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:21 am

$104 JFK-LAS on HP

JFK-LAS $294 on B6

Now B6 is simply not worth that much money service wise, direct TV or not. That is both of their walk up 1 way fare.

Fare is priced for 1/16/04



 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:48 am

jetBlue is changing the face of the airline industry and no they are not in any trouble. Big difference here is convenience for the passanger. I don't see 24 channels of direct TV on any of the other carriers. And considering the fact that jetBlue has over a 90% load factor out of LGB, I think that passangers like the airline also.
 
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:45 am

OttoPylit


The reason why B6 leaving ATL is so popular is because it shows that B6 is not invincible like the press and Neeleman make it out to be. It shows that they do have a fault and that maybe they should not be so wreckless in the future.

**Reckless? Lets see they pulled out to better use there resources? Yeah that is real reckless, unlike the majors who fight tooth and nail for a single pax in the name of precious market share!**

Obviously, B6 venturing into ATL was publicity stunt as well as B6 playing ball rather arrogantly. Everyone knew what would happen and it came back to smack them. Everyone saw it, except B6.

**Backfired, hmmm, got Delta to give around hundreds and thousands of FF miles, and put plane after plane on the route only so they could remain number one, seems to me that B6 got DL to spend and use precious resources that they do not have to be spending right now!**

As far as the antics that Delta went to, all that you are referring to is Delta putting 7 more 757's into service on that route and offering triple miles. With those new flights, Delta offered nothing, as in no meal service. So those passengers got to choose between DL or B6, getting the same product, just three times the miles on Delta.

** Yeah and they got to experience the fine product that DL delivers. **


As far as B6 pressuring Delta, what pressure are you referring to? It didn't have any pressure to begin with. Its FF program is nothing compared to Delta's, and it does not have the aircraft to place any more flights into the arena. Delta offered flights every 2 hours, Jetblue offered 2 flights a day. Jetblue was completely outgunned there. All they offered was a cheaper fare. Delta simply put out what people want most, frequency and a good FF bonus. That's all they needed. Other than that, their flights were nothing more, nothing less.

In this way, the geeky kid may not have had the looks, but he used his brains and won over the pretty gi...wait a minute. Your geeky kid/pretty girl analogy doesn't make sense in this situation. Either that, or you need to better emphasize a little more just who this alleged "pretty girl" is.

**Since my analogy escapes you, DL is the geeky kid trying so hard to be liked, that they have to buy there love, and pay close attention here so you can get the analogy, like a divorced kid who's parents compete for his love by showering gifts upon them, that is what DL is doing and yes it is fun for a while tho after while the parents wise up and realize you can not buy love, well DL wake up, the new kid on the block is here to stay! **
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RE: America West Matches JetBlue

Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:49 am

Also OttoPylit are you sure your not LHR001 as your writings and strong dislike for all LCC's sure make you sound like him, new year, new user ID? And your writing style is a lot likes his or is it really you LHR001?
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