jetbluefan1
Topic Author
Posts: 2869
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:39 am

JetBlue To Announce PVD

Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:54 pm

http://www.abc6.com/story/19022999/r...ports-say-jet-blue-is-coming-to-ri

Official announcement Wednesday.

My personal prediction: 2x FLL, 2x MCO, outside chance of a couple 190's to JFK (but unlikely in my view).
 
dlramp4life
Posts: 996
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:23 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:17 am

Great news for PVD! Good to see some growth in my hometown airport!

Quoting jetbluefan1 (Thread starter):
My personal prediction: 2x FLL, 2x MCO, outside chance of a couple 190's to JFK (but unlikely in my view).

I could see the flights to FLL and MCO but could we also see a 190 to BOS as well?
SEA Ramp, wettest place on earth
 
sxf24
Posts: 601
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:22 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:21 am

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 1):
I could see the flights to FLL and MCO but could we also see a 190 to BOS as well?

It would be significantly faster to drive or take the train from PVD to BOS than it would be to fly.
 
User avatar
RWA380
Posts: 4470
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:51 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:24 am

I just read about this service being up in the air in another thread, glad it happened, I'm sure B6 is looking for connecting passengers, and expecting less O/D traffic, as it would be quicker to take the train if purely O/D to the city.
Next Flights: PDX-HNL-OGG-LIH-PDX On AS, WP & HA
 
N766UA
Posts: 7843
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 1999 3:50 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:56 am

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 1):
could we also see a 190 to BOS as well?

No way. Why would you want to take 3 hours to process through the airport, wait for your flight, and fly when you can just drive it in 50 minutes?
This Website Censors Me
 
thegoldenargosy
Posts: 489
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:14 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:04 am

Pretty please can we have a least one flight from PVD to JFK again? We just lost service to LGA on US with the slot swap. It's the first time in years LGA or JFK haven't been served from PVD. However my prediction is FLL and/or MCO.
 
User avatar
airportugal310
Posts: 3217
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:49 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:05 am

Quoting N766UA (Reply 4):
No way. Why would you want to take 3 hours to process through the airport, wait for your flight, and fly when you can just drive it in 50 minutes?

Because I am a lazy, lazy man...   
I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
 
luv2fly
Posts: 11056
Joined: Tue May 13, 2003 2:57 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:10 am

I am seeing weekend service to SJU...
You can cut the irony with a knife
 
N766UA
Posts: 7843
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 1999 3:50 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:28 am

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 6):
Because I am a lazy, lazy man...

lol fair enough. 95 and 93 can be real S-shows too. Still, doubtful B6 would want to stake a route on the lazy/angry commuter demographic.
This Website Censors Me
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:57 am

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 1):

Great news for PVD! Good to see some growth in my hometown airport!

Same here! Not my hometown airport, but it is my dad's and I go there so much!

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 7):

I am seeing weekend service to SJU...

One can only hope.....

Either way, I am ECSTATIC!!!!                    
 
blueman87
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:29 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:25 am

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 6):

Take the train be lazy there less likely to see tsa to
B6 T5 JFK DL T2/3 JFK
 
slcdeltarumd11
Posts: 3280
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:30 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:40 am

I am guessing MCO and FLL as well. Would love to see something original but i cant even think where else theyd fly.

I think they could do well.
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:48 am

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 11):

I am guessing MCO and FLL as well. Would love to see something original but i cant even think where else theyd fly.

I think they could do well.

I guarantee you'll see PBI and possibly TPA. Plus, I might even put my money on Nassau, because if they could make HPN-NAS work, they can definitely make NAS-PVD work.

[Edited 2012-07-13 20:04:27]

[Edited 2012-07-13 20:04:46]
 
PVD757
Posts: 3031
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:23 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:24 am

I wonder if this is really true. I had heard the airport was opening a cell phone lot next week and I noticed that Southwest is opening up their booking past mid-February on Monday.
 
John
Posts: 1253
Joined: Sat Sep 18, 1999 10:47 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:29 am

Heard from a reliable source that WN is supposedly adding PVD-PBI non-stop for the winter schedule 2013. Although no routes have officially been announced yet for B6, I'm assuming WN is adding PBI to prepare for the competition. They were in no rush to add PBI before, since they already have 2 daily nonstops to FLL. Should be interesting to see what happens, nonetheless.
 
USAirALB
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:46 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:46 am

Good for PVD!

I personally see 2x MCO, and 1 each to FLL and RSW. Maybe SJU on the weekends.

Now that PVD will be served, are the two largest airports in the Northeast without service ALB and MHT?
E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/77W/319/320/321/333/343
 
User avatar
chrisnh
Posts: 3381
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 1999 3:59 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:48 pm

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 15):
Now that PVD will be served, are the two largest airports in the Northeast without service ALB and MHT?

With this news, two 'myths' are blown out of the water:
1.) JetBlue and Southwest are 'afraid' of co-existing at the same airport. The list is now endless of the airports comfortably served by both.
2.) Providence is 'too close' to Boston to attract JetBlue; they don't want to 'cannibalize' their service at Logan by expanding at a nearby airport.

Manchester Airport officials can no longer rely on either excuse. Time for them to wake up from their decade-long slumber and actually do some work.
 
tharanga
Posts: 426
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:29 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:21 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 8):
Still, doubtful B6 would want to stake a route on the lazy/angry commuter demographic.

Hilarious.

Imagine the flights that would result, if airlines catered to the irrational wishes of anetters.

It's difficult to imagine flying PVD-BOS in 2012.
 
BOStonsox
Posts: 529
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:20 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:29 pm

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 15):
Now that PVD will be served, are the two largest airports in the Northeast without service ALB and MHT?

I think so, and I think MHT will become more likely if PVD does great. B6 should do to Boston what they've done in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and to an extent, Los Angeles.

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 1):
I could see the flights to FLL and MCO but could we also see a 190 to BOS as well?

While highly unlikely, it is not unprecedented. Colgan flew MHT-BOS for a little while, presumably because people didn't want to go directly to BOS.

I hope to see PVD-JFK so that the rest of the B6 network would be connected. Wednesday should be exciting!
2013 World Series Champions!
 
chepos
Posts: 5940
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2000 9:40 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:45 pm

Good news for Providence, I am assuming Florrida cities wil be in the first pick. Since SJU is now considered a focus city I could see them adding SJU in the long run. Couple of flights per week.

Regards,

Chepos
Fly the Flag!!!!
 
HVNandrew
Posts: 387
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:05 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:25 pm

PVD-BOS won't happen with the current fleet. There's zero local traffic, and you can't fill the 190 with that many connections. That's a feeder, small prop route at best. Even 9K doesn't fly it.
 
PHLBOS
Posts: 6504
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:38 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:32 pm

As most stated, PVD-BOS is not happening due to the 2 airports being too close to each other. OTOH, PVD-JFK, I can see happening for the basic reason that its B6's hub (for connections to points west) and not everybody needs/wants to head to Florida.

Nonetheless, it's still good news for PVD but I'm still waiting for B6 to offer PHL-BOS.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:41 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 21):
As most stated, PVD-BOS is not happening due to the 2 airports being too close to each other. OTOH, PVD-JFK, I can see happening for the basic reason that its B6's hub (for connections to points west) and not everybody needs/wants to head to Florida.

Nonetheless, it's still good news for PVD but I'm still waiting for B6 to offer PHL-BOS.
Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 18):
I hope to see PVD-JFK so that the rest of the B6 network would be connected. Wednesday should be exciting!

I'm really hoping JFK-PVD happens. I have family in RI so I go up there 3-4 times a year. And though I'd miss the cross sound ferry, I'd love to be able to fly.
 
User avatar
chrisnh
Posts: 3381
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 1999 3:59 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:09 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 22):
I'm really hoping JFK-PVD happens. I have family in RI so I go up there 3-4 times a year. And though I'd miss the cross sound ferry, I'd love to be able to fly.

I think PVD-ISP would be GREAT! Southwest should jump on this route!
    
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:38 pm

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 23):
I think PVD-ISP would be GREAT! Southwest should jump on this route!

The world just isn't that kind         
 
Cubsrule
Posts: 11516
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 12:13 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Quoting John (Reply 14):
Although no routes have officially been announced yet for B6, I'm assuming WN is adding PBI to prepare for the competition. They were in no rush to add PBI before

Further, WN was carrying a fair amount of PVD-PBI traffic on the now-axed TPA-PBI flights. It wasn't unusual to see 30 or 40 thru passengers on a PVD-TPA-PBI direct flight, and I assume they carry a fair amount of traffic through BWI as well; they are the market share leader on the route with no nonstop today.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
 
2travel2know2
Posts: 2316
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:01 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:05 pm

Do somebody remind B6 that PVD has Port-of-Entry facilities..
Maybe MBJ, CUN, PUJ someday.. Given the number of Central Americans in Rhode Island, even a weekly PVD-GUA may sound interesting.
B.T.W. SJU doesn't count as an international destination.
I'm not on CM's payroll.
 
airbazar
Posts: 6945
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:12 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:14 pm

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 16):
2.) Providence is 'too close' to Boston to attract JetBlue; they don't want to 'cannibalize' their service at Logan by expanding at a nearby airport.

Manchester Airport officials can no longer rely on either excuse. Time for them to wake up from their decade-long slumber and actually do some work.

IIRC the catchment area for PVD is a lot larger than MHT. So just because B6 and WN can co-exist at PVD it doesn't mean they can co-exist at MHT. Ultimately though, it's up to B6 to decide if they want to serve MHT or not.
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:16 pm

Anybody know what gates they'll use? My guess is one of US Airways' 4 lightly used gates because B6 is about as far into Star Alliance as one can be without actually being a member.
 
contrails15
Posts: 371
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:46 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:46 pm

Would love to see maybe a 190 feed into JFK. One early and one late. Connect those pax that wanna go to the Caribbean and out west. However, I see a similar model that we took with BDL. 2x MCO 2X FLL 1X PBI and SJU three days a week eventually going daily.
Giants football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
User avatar
jfklganyc
Posts: 4016
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:31 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:00 pm

Sadly I think B6 is done with short feed to JFK...but you never know!

If I was guessing...I would say MCO, FLL, PBI to start.

Add in TPA and RSW over time.

SJU is a down the road wild card
 
DLMD90
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:23 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:07 pm

I really hope we get a JFK flight, I think it would make sense for connecting traffic, and since we don't have a JFK or LGA flt from PVD currently.
 
PHLBOS
Posts: 6504
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:38 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:12 pm

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 30):
Sadly I think B6 is done with short feed to JFK...but you never know!

Given the fact that B6, like most carriers except WN, is basically a hub-and-spoke carrier; the only way they can practically offer PVD access to their non-Florida destinations is by offering feeder service to one of their hubs. BOS is simply too close to PVD, but JFK is more logical and located in the right direction (in terms of connecting to other B6 destinations).

[Edited 2012-07-14 14:14:06]
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
 
DLMD90
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:23 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 32):

Given the fact that B6, like most carriers except WN, is basically a hub-and-spoke carrier; the only way they con offer PVD access to their non-Florida destinations is by offering feeder service to one of their hubs. BOS is simply too close to PVD, but JFK is more logical and located in the right direction (in terms of connecting services).

  
That's exactly what I was thinking, it makes a lot of sense to have a JFK flt for connections to the west coast/INTL
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:17 pm

Quoting DLMD90 (Reply 31):
I really hope we get a JFK flight, I think it would make sense for connecting traffic, and since we don't have a JFK or LGA flt from PVD currently
Quoting DLMD90 (Reply 31):
I really hope we get a JFK flight, I think it would make sense for connecting traffic, and since we don't have a JFK or LGA flt from PVD currently

That's what makes me skeptical about the JFK flight. US couldn't make PVD-LGA work with SF34s even thought theyre prices were ridiculous. I don't know, however, if that route was a victim of the slot swap.
 
DLMD90
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:23 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:16 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 34):
That's what makes me skeptical about the JFK flight. US couldn't make PVD-LGA work with SF34s even thought theyre prices were ridiculous. I don't know, however, if that route was a victim of the slot swap.

Well b/c US didn't have nearly the number of connections at LGA that B6 has at JFK. Other than the few markets they will serve nonstop from PVD, there will be such opportunity for connecting traffic to other destinations through JFK. I'm sure they could make it work, everyone likes B6, and they could give WN a run for their money at PVD
 
airbazar
Posts: 6945
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:12 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:45 pm

Quoting DLMD90 (Reply 33):
That's exactly what I was thinking, it makes a lot of sense to have a JFK flt for connections to the west coast/INTL

That makes some sense until you realize that most of those passengers could have that same access to the West Coast/INTL routes by flying from BOS and saving themselves a connection at JFK.
 
lat41
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:23 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:18 pm

I would think tapping into JetBlue's vast array of destinations at JFK would be an essential part of year round flight offerings from PVD. Despite completion of the "Big Dig" project. It is just as easy for me in Southern New England to fly from a convenient airport like PVD make a transfer at JetBlue's snazzy termnal complex at JFK and be on my way than play with busses, tunnels and the BOS tie ups especially in Winter.
As far as LaGuardia goes, US charged as much to go to LGA as it costs to fly to Europe. They chaced business off the route.
 
ptugarin
Posts: 214
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:09 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:47 pm

Quoting tharanga (Reply 17):
It's difficult to imagine flying PVD-BOS in 2012.

I can see it happening if I-93 got closed for a major renovation somewhere south of Boston.
B6 could attempt another shuttle similar to LGB - BUR.

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/busine...ers-can-flee-californias-carm.html
 
jetbluefan1
Topic Author
Posts: 2869
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:39 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:23 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 36):
That makes some sense until you realize that most of those passengers could have that same access to the West Coast/INTL routes by flying from BOS and saving themselves a connection at JFK.

I agree that this makes sense on paper, but in actuality that might hardly be the case. For some, schlepping to BOS may include considerable expense (such as car service or public transportation) or considerable inconveniences or burdens (such as having to leave earlier from work to catch a flight, or making friends or family pick you up later, etc.)

Also, BOS isn't connected to every market served out of JFK (or served only weekly). SYR, ROC, SLC, PDX, BUR, and most international destinations come to mind. B6 would get significant connecting traffic with a couple daily flights to JFK.

Given the benefit this would have on the community and B6 itself, I think it makes a lot of sense to have a couple flights to JFK. That being said, those JFK slots might be better off flying to high-yield and/or high volume international flights

EDIT: For the record, I don't think B6 will announce PVD-JFK. There is an outside chance considering all northern cities (except BDL) are connected to JFK with significant capacity, so based on "old JetBlue strategy" it would make sense. However, I think their business plan has shifted significantly in the past year or two.

[Edited 2012-07-15 12:25:19]

[Edited 2012-07-15 12:26:54]
 
PHLBOS
Posts: 6504
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:38 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:22 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 34):
US couldn't make PVD-LGA work with SF34s even thought theyre prices were ridiculous. I don't know, however, if that route was a victim of the slot swap.

How long ago did US offer PVD-LGA service? My guess is that it was prior to the HP merger and/or back when LGA was more like a quasi-hub for them. Given its sky high price, it's obvious that the intent of those flights are for connecting service (thorugh LGA) only and not O&D.

Today, LGA is not really a hub for US like JFK is for B6. It's more like a focus city for them (US).
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
 
Cubsrule
Posts: 11516
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 12:13 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:25 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 40):
How long ago did US offer PVD-LGA service?

I can't give you exact dates, but it was definitely post-merger; the service was operated by 9L.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:27 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 40):
How long ago did US offer PVD-LGA service? My guess is that it was prior to the HP merger and/or back when LGA was more like a quasi-hub for them. Given its sky high price, it's obvious that the intent of those flights are for connecting service (thorugh LGA) only and not O&D.

Today, LGA is not really a hub for US like JFK is for B6. It's more like a focus city for them (US).
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 41):

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 40):
How long ago did US offer PVD-LGA service?

I can't give you exact dates, but it was definitely post-merger; the service was operated by 9L.

The service ended in January 2012. DEFINITELY after the merger
 
DLMD90
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:23 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:18 am

Quoting airbazar (Reply 36):

That makes some sense until you realize that most of those passengers could have that same access to the West Coast/INTL routes by flying from BOS and saving themselves a connection at JFK.

Apparently you're not from R.I. A lot of people from here would do anything to avoid Logan, and would find a connection a more desirable option, than commuting to Boston at traffic times, or just in general.
 
PHLBOS
Posts: 6504
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:38 am

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:42 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 41):
Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 42):

   Thanks for the info. That's why I stated my earlier thought as a guess though an incorrect one.

That being said, no wonder the route failed for US. LGA hasn't really been a connecting hub for them in years and that sky-high fare certainly wasn't going to stimulate any O&D traffic. Somebody indeed goofed up royally when setting up that route.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
 
PVD757
Posts: 3031
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:23 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:53 am

PVD-LGA ended 3/25/12 which was the date of the first phase of the "slot swap."

Does anybody know if the JFK slot situation includes flights landing before 7am or departing after 10pm?
 
spiritair97
Posts: 1191
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:58 am

Quoting pvd757 (Reply 45):

Thanks for the correction!   I thought it was earlier
 
PVD757
Posts: 3031
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:23 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:30 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 46):
Thanks for the correction!

No problem. It is unfortunately the date that marks the first time in decades that PVD has no nostop service to LGA or JFK.
 
Flytravel
Posts: 663
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:37 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Quoting thegoldenargosy (Reply 5):
Pretty please can we have a least one flight from PVD to JFK again? We just lost service to LGA on US with the slot swap. It's the first time in years LGA or JFK haven't been served from PVD. However my prediction is FLL and/or MCO.

Isn't it a little short in distance to capture enough O&D? Amtrak Regional between Providence and New York is listed at 3 hrs. 30 minutes, while Acela is 3 hrs. The drive time is 3.5 hrs. The EWR-BOS flight competes with Amtrak but Amtrak takes 5 hours. Are there other short-haul routes on B6 relative to a 3.5 hour drive? B6 could have gone to MDT as Central PA has a 2 million catchment even excluding York County which is close to BWI, but an MDT-JFK route would be flying over a 3-3.5 hr. drive. MDT-LGA was ceased and DL hasn't picked up that route.

If the flight is just for connections, then B6 will just be another choice over US, WN, DL and UA.

[Edited 2012-07-16 07:44:23]
 
airbazar
Posts: 6945
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:12 pm

RE: JetBlue To Announce PVD

Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:45 pm

Quoting jetbluefan1 (Reply 39):
Also, BOS isn't connected to every market served out of JFK (or served only weekly). SYR, ROC, SLC, PDX, BUR, and most international destinations come to mind. B6 would get significant connecting traffic with a couple daily flights to JFK.

But do people in Southern NE want to go to those places? That's what really matters.

Quoting lat41 (Reply 37):
Despite completion of the "Big Dig" project. It is just as easy for me in Southern New England to fly from a convenient airport like PVD make a transfer at JetBlue's snazzy termnal complex at JFK and be on my way than play with busses, tunnels and the BOS tie ups especially in Winter.

Oh yes, JFK does not have issues with Winter or Summer storms at all  The snazzy new terminal doesn't solve the congestion problems and JFK is still one of the most delay prone airports in the country. Most people here know it and avoid it like the plague.