Am I the only one that thinks jetBlue moving into Islip is a profoundly bad idea? Sure, not much competition, but what competition there is, is jetBlue out of JFK
! Sure I know it is a trek to JFK
, but since LI
is a captive audience, I mean you go west, north or south and you're in the drink, there is little motivating factor for jetBlue to serve islip - unless of course others offer more than one-stop or connecting flights. Absent that - adding jetBlue flights out of Islip will have a negative impact on their loads at JFK
As for YYZ
, since there has been a recent explosion of Canadian low fare airlines to Toronto (jetsgo,westjet, Canjet) I wonder if jetBlue still wants to jump in, they may have thought about it but I would think they are now re-thinking it. Maybe Montreal, but even that isn't likely.
Enter the Embraer 190.
Perhaps a 190 doing seasonal service to Halifax is a possibility?
Also 190s to JAX
, Pensacola, Nashville, CLT
, Myrtle Beach (maybe a 320 for Myrtle Beach).
320 routes I'd like to see and where I think money can be made.
Ponce, Austin, and YVR
, but I also think a JFK
-Calgary route can work out.
Well this has been your armchair airline CEO, thanks for tuning in.
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