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How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:49 pm

Hey everyone! I was just curious to know how B6 is doing in AUS? What are the loads like? If they are doing well, do you see them in the near future serving other midwest cities such as IAH, SAT, DFW, or possible even MCI or STL?
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jetbluefan1
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:56 pm

I heard they're doing decently. JFK-AUS, because it's at 3x daily, operates at a slightly lower LF than BOS-AUS. Nevertheless, it still does decently and will mostly likely pick up pretty well as we get into the spring/summer and also as people in AUS continue to learn about B6. On the other hand, most flights have been running completely full the past 2 weeks because of the busy President's Day Week.

JFK-AUS has been selling at $74 and BOS-AUS at $89, though it was previously $99. The yields are a bit low IMO but it's also the off season. I'm pretty sure Texas traffic picks up in mid-March. The good thing is that the E190 has lower fuel burn than B6 was originally expecting - instead of 600/hr., the average is about 540/hr.

Let's see what happens. I think AUS will be a good performer for JetBlue this summer.

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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:24 pm

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
JFK-AUS has been selling at $74 and BOS-AUS at $89, though it was previously $99. The yields are a bit low IMO but it's also the off season.

I've told you this before, you are not presenting yield based on what you've written. This is a fare quote and some arbitrary point in time, completely irrelevant.
 
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:51 pm

Quoting Airzim (Reply 2):
I've told you this before, you are not presenting yield based on what you've written. This is a fare quote and some arbitrary point in time, completely irrelevant.

I understand that. But JetBlue isn't selling seats at $74 for fun. The regular fare from JFK-AUS is $124, but JetBlue cannot fill up their planes with those fares, so they have to charge $74.

That's all I was implying.

You're sort of telling me that a $129 sale fare and a $99 sale fare for similar routes say nothing about the markets. But the fact is that they do - the $129 destination can get more revenue than $99 destination by selling it at a higher price.

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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:55 pm

Does anyone know how DL is doing on the route? I am sure they took a hit when B6 started flying as well. I wonder if both carriers can successfully fly multiple daily frequencies?

Hopefully both can survive on this route.
 
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:30 pm

>>Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
JFK-AUS has been selling at $74 and BOS-AUS at $89, though it was previously $99. The yields are a bit low IMO but it's also the off season. <<

To which AirZim replied:

>>I've told you this before, you are not presenting yield based on what you've written. This is a fare quote and some arbitrary point in time, completely irrelevant.<<

AirZim: no need to get testy with him, and technically yield is nothing more than the fare divided by the mileage.

So, if the fares quoted are correct, you have a yield of 5.24 cents between Austin & Boston, and 4.87 cents between Austin & JFK.

Those are really crappy yields, especially when your ASM cost is something north of 6 cents.

Do not confuse yield with RASM, which is yield x load factor (expressed as a decimal).
 
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:51 pm

Watch for the route to get REALLY busy with South by Southwest happening (I'll be there  Smile ) in March.
 
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:21 am

Quoting JonnyGT (Reply 6):
Watch for the route to get REALLY busy with South by Southwest happening (I'll be there ) in March.

???? Do you know something we don't?
 
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting JonnyGT (Reply 6):
Quoting JonnyGT (Reply 6):
Watch for the route to get REALLY busy with South by Southwest happening (I'll be there ) in March.

???? Do you know something we don't?

He's talking about an annual music festival in Austin in March called "South by Southwest" (and it's a play on the movie title, not a reference to the airline)
 
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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 7):
???? Do you know something we don't?

South by Southwest is a big music festival in which new bands attempt to show off their stuff. It's hosted in Austin every year from what I hear...

In any case, not many in the Northeast know about this event, but I'm sure traffic will pick up somewhat.

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RE: How's Jetblue Doing In Austin?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:39 pm

This route is performing very well for JetBlue from what I've heard.

In fact, in April, one of the JFK-AUS trips is going to become an A320....

So, it must be doing well for them.

Rob