JetBlue is fixing the mistakes that they have made in the past. Yes, they are cutting back on trans-cons which, hopefully, will help their profitability. Like the article said JetBlue is adding flights east of the Mississippi. A.) This will help keep their planes in the air, keeping planes in the air = not losing as much money. B.) They already have a strong presence in the east, but adding more flights to the east will only increase B6
's presence. Then they can start moving forward.
Even though I am a JetBlue loyalist, I agree B6
is not a perfect airline and has made some mistakes that have effected their profitability. Neeleman is doing what is right for the company and I think that his ideas will work.
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However, I disagree with their analysis on 17 of the last 20 routes being unprofitable.
I second this. It takes awhile to attract PAX to the route. When I flew out of AUS
a few weeks ago, B6
had a few ads to attract loads and I am not going to ever forget the run by the restrooms, 'Blue for another Airline?' Corny, but hey it gets your attention. I agree with JetBluefan1, I expect over half
of these routes profitable by the end of the summer.
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