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Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:21 am

I wonder if JetBlue would ever consider a widebody plane like the Boeing 787 or Airbus A350 for thier Transcon routes
like JFK-LAX/SFO or maybe a possibility if JetBlue decides to add Europe flights.
 
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:26 am

There was a thread a while ago about B6 announcing that they were considering widebody aircraft and were either going with a350 or 787.

Jetblue Eyes Widebody Aircraft In 2015 And Beyond (by werdywerd Jun 11 2012 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=5487117&searchid=5490912&s=jetblue+widebody#ID5490912
 
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:27 am

the A320 has proven to do the transcon's just fine. I think once airbus finally get's their A350 up and running, I think it could very well be a contender. It course also be that the A321NEO could very well be a contender. Which would keep in their family of A320's and still be able to fly to Western Europe from the East Coast. But I think the A350 would be a huge contender. Virgin Blue has proven it can have dual fleet types and be efficient.
 
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:27 am

I cant see how the A350 or 787 would fit into the B6 network. They are both too much airplane for the operation, IMHO. I could see something more like the A330 for expansion to S. America. but even that is a stretch and many years in the future.
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:58 am

If I had to place a wager, B6 would opt for the Re-Engined next generation A-320. Which is supposed to be a direct competitor with the 737-800 and 737-900 series. Jet Blue would go wide body if we WN/FL took the plunge and went wide. Otherwise they would use the next generation 320 series the way we will utilize our 737-800's. Of course, I'll end on the not never say never.
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:03 am

IMO, the 787 would be a better fit for B6, as the A350 is too large. However, considering B6's loyalty to Airbus, they will probably blindly choose the A350 based on manufacturer loyalty.
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:04 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
However, considering B6's loyalty to Airbus

But their is no way to know how loyal B6 is to Airbus? B6 has never considered another aircraft other then Embraer.
 
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:17 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
IMO, the 787 would be a better fit for B6, as the A350 is too large. However, considering B6's loyalty to Airbus, they will probably blindly choose the A350 based on manufacturer loyalty.

Agreed. I don't quite know where they would fly the A350 though. Will they have an extended first class if they do this, to make up for the amount of empty seats, or would this be uneconomical?
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RE: Do You Think JetBlue Will Go With A Widebody Plane

Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:58 am

Quoting flyby519 (Reply 3):
I cant see how the A350 or 787 would fit into the B6 network.

Other than JFK-LGB and maybe JFK-SFO, it wouldn't. But suppose for a moment that they started EZE, GRU, GIG, or SCL. Or LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA. JFK is a ripe market for both sets of routes.

It would require some change of business model, like the addition of an international J class. But if B6 wants to go big, I think they could do it well.
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