tbone202
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JetBlue For $418!

Fri Jul 27, 2001 11:31 am

Jetblue recently added fares through March 2002. I checked online for fares from ROC-RSW (MCO, didn't matter), and a return, and it came to $418!!! I called Jetblue ASAP thinking something was wrong, but nope, nothing wrong. Other dates I checked that I wanted to go on was $522!!! I'm sorry, but Delta... yes Delta Air Lines was only $289, and one flight is on a 767-300!! Sorry have to blow some steam. If you work for Jetblue, get me cheaper seats, or talk to people, because this is an outrage, a "low-fare" carrier should be $200 more than a major airline like Delta. I really wanted to fly Jetblue, you know... give it a shot, but I don't think my pockets are deep enough to fly on a "low-fare" airline. Also, thay don't match prices.

Travis
 
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spinkid
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Fri Jul 27, 2001 12:01 pm

I just checked several dates on the same routes, and I saw most fares posted around $129 or $149 each way. What dates did you check?

By my math it's $258 or $298 roundtrip.

I'm also pretty sure that Delta fare wouldn't be so low if jetBlue wasn't in the market.

 
tbone202
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Fri Jul 27, 2001 8:45 pm

Yes, I did find it for $298 Round trip, after I made the post. But on the days that Delta was only $289, Jetblue was $418. Now that the prices are about the same, I don't know which airline to fly! LOL

travis
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Fri Jul 27, 2001 11:29 pm

the dates you checked are prolly close to being sold out, and delta was prolly wide open. that may explain the descrepency.

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tbone202
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N509JB

Sat Jul 28, 2001 7:18 am

N509JB, you just started acceptingonly a few days ago. I don't see why your are so high, and Delta's (who you could have checked about 5 months ago) are cheaper. I just don't understand why the'discount' airline is $200 dollars more.
 
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RE: N509JB

Sat Jul 28, 2001 10:22 am

post the dates and routes you wanna fly, or if yer not comfortable doing that, email me, and ill look it up. im curious myself.

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tbone202
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RE: N509JB

Sat Jul 28, 2001 10:54 am

N509JB, I prefer E-mail, but you have withheld your email address in your member profile. But I will tell you, I called, and the women told me a day that I could fly that would make it $298 instead of $418. Now, the only problem is choosing between Delta (727, 767-300, MD88), big planes, range of aircraft. Or, Jetblue, only A320, leather seats, TV's. Hmmm, decisions, decisions (I'm not kidding, I really can't decide, I think I'll flip a coin or something).

Tbone202
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sat Jul 28, 2001 11:22 am

Jetblue Everyone at there job loves it, everyone is friendly. Delta, old run down planes and staff...plus live 24 channel tv?

hmm, I would choose jet blue.
Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sat Jul 28, 2001 11:27 am

Choose JetBlue.
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sat Jul 28, 2001 11:53 am

I'd be divided as well. If jetBlue is a new experience for you, heck go Blue. If Skymiles is a consideration, you may think about multi-segment runs.
 
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Email

Sat Jul 28, 2001 12:06 pm

sierra_22@yahoo.com

ill be at work tomorrow, ill look it up.

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RE: Email

Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:01 pm

flipping away through those channels on the TV really makes the flight so much faster.
And while I'm championing jetBlue. I think they way they serve drinks (using trays and not carts) is the best. The aisle is never clogged with the carts, they don't bump into you and you're never stuck in the back of the plane, feeling like you're waiting an eternity for that cart to crawl towards you.
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:47 pm

well maybe that flight is extreamly over booked although im not familer with there process they seem like a no frills airline that is a lot of money i would take the dal and it shouldnt be a ? when the plane is a 763
 
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RE: Email

Sun Jul 29, 2001 9:43 am

N509JB, I will send the message in a few minutes. Thanks.
 
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RE: Email

Sun Jul 29, 2001 9:48 am

ok...ill be back at work on monday...ill check then.

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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sun Jul 29, 2001 12:44 pm

Take jetBlue. I've flown them so many times from Miami to New York City, and they never cease to please me. I have yet to be on a plane that left late, and I have yet to arrive late, or on time for that matter. The best thing about jetBlue is that they equipped thier A320s with equipment to fly over water (like liferafts and beacons), which means that FLL-JFK, which can take as much as 2 hours and 45 minutes on Delta, can take as little as 1 hour and 58 minutes on jetBlue (that's my record, I average 2 hours 5 minutes). Flying over the Atlantic means less congestion in the air and faster speeds (thier A320s reach speeds of over 600mph) Plus, when flying inter-New York flights, they pay more money ($400 a flight) to tunnel thier flights at 10,000 feet, instead of the standard 18,000 feet, which, again, means less congestion, more speed, and a better chance that you will arrive early or on time.
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sun Jul 29, 2001 12:52 pm

Take Delta, they seem to be cheaper and you get a whole range of aircraft on these routes you want to fly. Take that big 767 over that small A320 in my opinion!
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sun Jul 29, 2001 12:58 pm

Well you get better service on jetBlue. You see, if you support Delta, they will get bigger and destroy jetBlue. Then everyone will start whining about the fares being so sky high. We learned our lesson out at Mobile. Valujet served MOB, Delta lowered their fares. Everyone went over to Delta, and Valujet left. They returned later at the request of the city of Mobile. Valujet became AirTran, and left in mid 1998. Delta even raised their fares from around $285 to $650 (Both Walkup) in ONE DAY when they heard VJ was leaving. I dont support an Airline that simply rips people off. Mobile Airport is telling DL to lower the fares, but stupid DL wont listen. I hate Delta.
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sun Jul 29, 2001 5:03 pm

Mah4546 wrote:

Flying over the Atlantic means less congestion in the air and faster speeds (thier A320s reach speeds of over 600mph)

Did you smoke some of those funny looking cigarettes before you went on this flight? At cruising altitude if any airliner you are on is doing 600mph then I guarantee it's because you paid $2000 or more and the airliner is called Concorde. The only way for jetBlue to accomplish that kind of speed without going sonice would be to cruise at low levels and last I checked there is a speed restriction of 250 kts below 10000 ft.

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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sun Jul 29, 2001 5:11 pm

Panam, what in the WORLD are you talking about? 600MPH is not supersonic! Delta 767-300ERs crossing the Altantic exceed 620MPH. And the 10,000 feet thing has to do only with thier intra-state New York routes and nothing else. I think your the one smoking something.
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Sun Jul 29, 2001 10:27 pm

Flyboy80,

jetBlue does not overbook their flights. You cant make a reservation without paying for a ticket. This way passengers dont make reservations on multiple flights and not show up. I was recently on DL from FLL-LGA and called to inquire about an earlier flight. Because I was on a discounted ticket I could only fly standby on an earlier flight. The agent told me it was overbooked by 45, but that she thought I still had a chance. Well, being the true spirit, I went for it and I did get on! The gate was a zoo as their were about 25 confirmed pax who had reservations but no seat assignments because of the overbooking. The agents must have made 20 announcements calling passengers to come get their seats. Everyone got on eventually, and so did quite a few standbys - but it was chaotic at best. I love jetBlues philosophy on reservations. Plus if your plans do change, it only cost 25.00 to change as opposed to 75.00 on most other carriers. Once I had to change my reservation on jetBlue and the agent told me it was a 25.00 change fee and an additional 60.00 due to the change in fare. I thought this was fair but then she put me on hold for a few moments and came back with this response "I notice from your records you have been flying jetblue a lot recently so I asked my Supervisor if I could waive the change fee for you? She said in appreciation of all your business she would do it under one condition - that you take the 25.00 and buy someone you love a small gift." I stopped at a candy store enroute to the airport and bought 10 boxes of chocolate and gave one to each agent and flight crew member - plus one for my wife. The 25.00 jetBlue saved me wound up costing me about 50.00. HAHA! But I had a great time handing out the tokens of appreciation! I must have told this story 100 times.
 
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RE: Mah4546 And Panman

Mon Jul 30, 2001 2:16 am

Both of you are incorrect.

The A320 does not cruise at 600MPH. The max. operating speed is M 0.82, according to Airbus, and the 737NG typical cruising speed is M 0.79, so the maximum speed is probably the same as the A320's M 0.82.

Narrowbodies do not cruise over 600MPH. Aircraft like the 777, 767, etc. crusie at around 600MPH normaly. THe 747, the fastest of them all besides Concorde, usually cruises well over 600MPH.
 
tbone202
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:27 am

Ok, thanks, I think I'll take Jetblue, but that is up to my parents to decide. (I would miss two days of school on Jetblue, instead of one.  Crying boo hoo (P.S.-I was using sarcasim right back there)

tbone202
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:32 am

Boeing 747-400, maybe it was strong tail winds or an incorrect reading, but the speedometer on the PTV on my latest jetBlue flight DID reach 600MPH and we made the trip to New York (roughly 1,200 miles) in 2 hours 4 minutes.
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Mon Jul 30, 2001 1:03 pm

These high fares on Jetblue aren't as worse as Southwest's fares.
 
N509JB
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The Results

Mon Jul 30, 2001 11:17 pm

you are right. rt for the stats you sent me w/ all taxes and fees is $422. and i found out why...

i called our help desk and they told me that the reason they are high during that time is due to the fact that this is a "peak" time for travel. they are also booked more then usual this far in advance. there was no difference into MCO or TPA for that matter

a quick look on delta.com revealed fares ranging from $324 to $444. so by all means, get that $324 fare while it lasts. although, i think youd like jetblue more!  Big grin

N509JB
 
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RE: The Results

Tue Jul 31, 2001 5:14 am

i forgot...

for the month follwing the dates you sent me we have a sale of $180 rt.  Big grin
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:28 pm

Mah4546,

Boeing 747-400, maybe it was strong tail winds or an incorrect reading, but the speedometer on the PTV on my latest jetBlue flight DID reach 600MPH and we made the trip to New York (roughly 1,200 miles) in 2 hours 4 minutes.

Well, of course you could of reached 600MPH with a tail wind. Hell, I've heard of some 747s going 800MPH with a strong tailwind. I'm talking about normal cruising speed here, in which the A320 does not normally cruise at 600MPH like some of the widebodies do.
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Wed Aug 01, 2001 3:28 pm

How can JetBlue not hold a reservation without payment. I thought all carriers had to offer a 24 hour timeframe where someone could either not pay or get a refund. Does this not apply to low cost carriers or what?
Just curious
 
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RE: JetBlue For $418!

Wed Aug 01, 2001 3:34 pm

the cheepie airlines have fallen on their swords. I'll take the full-service major, thanks!
 
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DeltaRNOmd-80

Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:33 pm

that fine, enjoy yerself on the biggies. we'll do just fine without you.

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