Unlike the creation of Song - to drive JetBlue out of the NE - FL
is not trying to kill anyone off... it has simply been a by-product of a free market showing that customers prefer JetBlue.
Although it continues to be argued, with yet another quarter of data from the DOT that shows Song performing poorly in yield and loads (except LGA
- which B6
is entering this fall)... Song is dying slowly.
Comments in the thread which I would comment on:
- "they copied Southwest" - We aren't in Kindergarten... JetBlue, easyjet, ryanair, virgin blue, etc. all adapted the "Southwest model" and made it unique to their market. Also, let's not forget that Southwest purchased Morris Air - which David N. helped start (which was also the first airline to offer e-tickets) which I guess WN
] a yapping dog that you just want to kick" I am sure Delta feels the same way about AirTran. But once again, look at DOT performance and profitability AirTran may want to kick BUT hasn't.
- "re: JFK
's competitive response has always been wait until a competitor enters a market that threatens their profit and they match routes, lower fares, upgauge aircraft, etc. Legend DAL
... JetBlue JFK
- never thought of until someone else comes in.
- "re: when they operate 400 aircraft..." There are many ways to look at the health or success of an airline, number of aircraft hasn't usually been one of them, let me know when you want to look at other indicators of health and success.
TOPIC - JetBlue's goal is to create shareholder value, for its employees, customers and shareholders - that means keeping planes full and profitable that's how they make decisions on new routes, fares and how to deploy aircraft.