|Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 4):|
They applied for the EAS flights to Visalia and Merced and used the phrase "our Long Beach hub" in the application. Pretty good when they don't even fly there yet.
Cheeky! I guess you could call it "a hub", since there'd be connection possibilities to JetBlue, but "our hub"? Oh, yeah, there's going to be a stampede of Visalians wanting to connect to Mesa...
I guess as a JetBlue stockholder (a tiny one!), I should support this - anything that brings potential JetBlue passengers to LGB
is good. On the other hand, that's not a material number of potential connecting passengers, especially since the Vision flights won't carry the B6
code. And, more importantly, as an American taxpayer I find the idea of subsidizing air travel from cities that are not that far from major airports a waste of money. Visalia is only 44 miles from FAT
(per Mapquest.) If we're going to spend money to tie VIS
into a "hub", at least make it a "real" hub.