A quote from David Pflieger, Song VP
Ops during the initial startup... "It's not a question if we can compete with JetBlue; the question is whether JetBlue can compete with us"
Fast forward a year later and Song has clearly been shown that JetBlue can and has competed and has the winning formula evidenced by their withdrawl and reduced frequency on B6
routes. Good luck when Blue starts LGA
service this Fall!
Re: expansion at JFK
markets); Has anyone else noted that MAINLINE DELTA was given these routes and not Song, makes you go hmmmmm to the Song formula
Re: Navion's comments on the "JetBlue Holiday" and lease payments. Because this comes up EVERYTIME there is a JetBlue thread... I like Rich, have also confirmed with sources VERY close to the situation who has confirmed that lease payments are standard and DO
NOT have large balloon payments at anytime throughtout their term. Maintenance will increase and has been accounted for as such.
Many great executives work for Blue (ex-People Express, Virgin, Southwest, Continental, etc). They make informed decisions and respond quickly to market changes combined with a loyal following that has made them the largest airline at JFK
(in terms of pax boarded) and with a continued enhancement of their product (XM radio, PPV TV
)... I see a great future for their business.