I love the thread title!
I might be a little bias - but I will attempt not to be. JetBlue did file its interest for authority to operate service to Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Bahamas and Canada some time ago.
In all honesty, DL
has been operating LGA
with a 757 daily and will continue to do so PLUS a second weekend 757 in addition to new Song service for JFK
- so naturally I think this is just a market evolution.
(and US and AA
- just entered nonstop NYC market), entrant JetBlue, response Song + additional mainline for competitive reasons.
Songs fares starting as low as $139... I believe JetBlue pricing would be a little lower.