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Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:21 pm

The B6 topic started made me think (Doesn't happen often). Where do you think B6 will fy to next from OAK? They seemed they were going to make a small hub from OAK. Have they trashed those plans so they don't step on WN's toes till as late as possible?

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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:21 am

Just from my observations at OAK, I don't think the airport has a whole lot of room left to expand until the T2 expansion is complete and WN moves out of T1. However, I had heard in earlier discussions of additional Boston service and maybe a FLL flight. Also, did B6 add another LGB-OAK flight?
 
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:29 am

Fort Lauderdale is the most likely one. FLL-OAK has been talked about for years now. I've also been hearing that they are looking at OAK-CUN. jetBlue definitley would like to fly to Cancun, but since two US carriers fly FLL-CUN (US and NK) and NYC-CUN (AA and CO), jetBlue cannot fly to Cancun from either market.
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:39 am

Mexicana and North American will soon start flying between OAK and CUN. Well, NA already does with Suntrips.
 
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:26 am


Just from my observations at OAK, I don't think the airport has a whole lot of room left to expand...


Correct. OAK has zero space for any airline. However, I can imagine that there will be a big fight between the other airlines for the T1 gates WN vacates.

I'm hoping HP gets another gate or two.
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:01 am

JetBlue is maxed out at OAK with two gates, 9 and 9A. I haven't heard of any serious plans but would guess OAK-FLL is a possibility.
 
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:08 pm

What about:

OAK-MCO
OAK-SEA
OAK-ANC
OAK-MSY
OAK-SAN

Ya never know...

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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:25 pm

is there really that much a market for non stop service from OAK to Florida?
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:42 pm

I don't think there is much of a demand from Florida to Oakland but there may be a demand to the city across the bay, San Francisco. B6 actually advertises its' service into San Francisco with (Oakland)
 
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:14 pm

seems like there are higher yield cities to focus on rather then Florida .. like OAK-ANC, OAK-DCA, OAK-DFW
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:16 pm

is there really that much a market for non stop service from OAK to Florida?

Yes.

seems like there are higher yield cities to focus on rather then Florida .. like OAK-ANC, OAK-DCA, OAK-DFW

They may be higher yielding, but that doesn't matter. Besides, DCA-OAK can't be flown without beyond perimter slots.
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:27 pm

They may be higher yielding, but that doesn't matter

Well yea. Higher yields = more $$ and that is what matters, right?
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:18 pm

They may be higher yielding, but that doesn't matter

Well yea. Higher yields = more $$ and that is what matters, right?


It's an important factor, but still, this is jetBlue, an LCC. The cost associated with opening and operating a station in ANC for an OAK-ANC flight would be ridiculous, and not justified.

For jetBlue, the money is in Florida. That's where most of their revenue comes from.
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RE: Next B6 Dest. From OAK?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:52 pm

It's an important factor, but still, this is jetBlue, an LCC. The cost associated with opening and operating a station in ANC for an OAK-ANC flight would be ridiculous, and not justified.


Whats so different about operating OAK-ANC then any other new station?
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