There are no plans for B6 to pick up anything larger than the 321 at this point. Perhaps if TATL pans out, the company will start thinking about widebody aircraft, but JetBlue is a conservative airline, and they're not going to introduce TATL service and a widebody aircraft at the same time, especially with the realities of pilot contract and inflight unionization. All changes will be incremental.
Then the airline is not being run by the right people. The BOD should fire all the top management folks at B6 and replace with folks who first off, know how to treat their employees (I hear employee morale is in the toilet) and secondly will take reasonable risk and buy the right plane for the right market
That may be one opinion, but when you are actually a CEO looking at all the variables, you might make a different decision. Acquiring wide bodies would be a huge departure from their business model, and that’s before they even announce, let alone fly, a transatlantic route.
What if the economy tanks?
What if there’s a terroir event that suppressed demand?
What if there’s a domestic opportunity that needs those resources?
What if interest rates keep moving up?
What if they get into strikes?
What if mollifying those strikers costs them in CASM?
What if they can’t get desirable slots?
What if Norwegian, WOW, Icelandair etc don’t go away, and carriers like AA/BA decide to screw with you out of the gate to make a point?
What if the A330-800 seems like the right plane but nobody else is biting?
What if you decide you can have better yields flying A321lr’s and reduce the risk tremendously?
What if you’re trying to keep your carrier attractive in the market?
And on and on and on.
Sitting here on a.net, it’s easy to say “They should do xyz” - it isn’t your money or job or company on the line, and the answers that you espouse here may not be so easy or even realistic once you’re in the drivers seat.