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Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:03 pm
by FlyinRabbit88
Well it’s time to rev up the rumors and speculation...
Jetblue crewmembers just got this:

Save the Date

JETBLUE ALL HANDS

Join us for a chat about JetBlue’s vision and strategy followed by a Crewmember after-party.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
New York City

Doors open at 1500ET

All Crewmembers are welcome to watch via webcast or attend in person.

Stay tuned for details on how to RSVP for you and a guest. Tickets to attend in person will be first-come first-served.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:09 pm
by FlyinRabbit88
What are your guesses...

- Europe Announcement (Finally!!)
-Airbus A321LR/XLR order
- More flights to the DR?
- New destinations into central US?
- other...

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:21 pm
by Super80Fan
Man this too good, Neeleman is finally coming back and kicking the current loser CEO to the curb.

MJGA - Make JetBlue Great Again

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:22 pm
by WeatherPilot
They got everyone letterman jackets.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:29 pm
by santi319
Europe is imminent!!

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:52 pm
by spacecadet
Europe. Not much doubt.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:56 pm
by jumbojet
spacecadet wrote:
Europe. Not much doubt.


I guess enough crying finally got them some LHR slots. I'm guessing it cant be no more than 1x daily from BOS and 1x daily from JFK? On A321's nonetheless, why even bother? I cant even imagine how their operations department will handle irrops on 1x daily A321. CDG is a no brainer, AMS, no slots available, probably LIS, MAD, BCN, DUB, what else?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:11 am
by Flaps
Merger with NK and changing the name to JetGreen???

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:28 am
by Erebus
FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
What are your guesses...

- Europe Announcement (Finally!!)
-Airbus A321LR/XLR order
- More flights to the DR?
- New destinations into central US?
- other...


Add: new partnership with another airline? Entry to an alliance possible?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:33 am
by ridgid727
They are beating Neeleman to the punch, and are in the intial stages of starting a Moxy type operation to those cities that have been left behind, but can support limited services to close in airports where people are glad to get the service. OMA, DSM, BOI, FAT, SBA, BIL, BZN, GEG, PSC, XNA,CID, ELP, EUG,IDA, FCA, PVU, MRY, FCA, OKC, RAP, TUL, FSD .

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:36 am
by lowfareair
jumbojet wrote:
spacecadet wrote:
Europe. Not much doubt.


I guess enough crying finally got them some LHR slots. I'm guessing it cant be no more than 1x daily from BOS and 1x daily from JFK? On A321's nonetheless, why even bother?


If JetBlue announces LHR with an A321, I can guarantee that they expect to put in a widebody (likely A330) order shortly after determining the route is a success.

Not sure where you think 'crying' got them slots; however, if Delta threw a hissy fit and somehow got 2 LHR slot pairs, I'm sure you'd be waxing poetic over how they managed to finagle extra slots without spending money on them.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:19 am
by SteelChair
It certainly seems like their management is engaging in a very public PR campaign, far more than a normal airline. The goal appears to be to distract from the grim reality: Their operational stats stink, their financial results are just ok in a time of record profits, they face increasing competition, their pay and benefits lag far behind industry competitors causing morale to be quite low among employees. They appear to have a pilot shortage since pilots continue to jump ship to the L3 as soon as they get a job offer.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:25 am
by BWIAirport
They're about due for a new tail design right?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:47 am
by tphuang
FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
What are your guesses...

- Europe Announcement (Finally!!)
-Airbus A321LR/XLR order
- More flights to the DR?
- New destinations into central US?
- other...


They don't do save the date for more island flying or new destination into middle of america. Either Europe or something on that level.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:51 am
by Varsity1
They deleted their entire Instagram to give away some airline tickets. I don't have any faith that the airline isn't off the rails at this point.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:55 am
by Scarebus34
They will be acquired by United

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:59 am
by tphuang
Scarebus34 wrote:
They will be acquired by United

that kind of stuff don't wait for an announcement 6 weeks from now, but you already know that. Stop trolling.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:00 am
by Scarebus34
tphuang wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
They will be acquired by United

that kind of stuff don't wait for an announcement 6 weeks from now, but you already know that. Stop trolling.

If someone says it enough times it bound to come true!

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:07 am
by aerorobnz
They are acquiring the rights for Trump Shuttle and rebranding as JetOrange?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:15 am
by nomorerjs
B6 is trading JFK and BOS to AA for ORD.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:17 am
by jetbluefan1
tphuang wrote:
FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
What are your guesses...

- Europe Announcement (Finally!!)
-Airbus A321LR/XLR order
- More flights to the DR?
- New destinations into central US?
- other...


They don't do save the date for more island flying or new destination into middle of america. Either Europe or something on that level.


:checkmark:

I would place my bets on 321LR order + Mint 2.0 announcement. Not sure if specific routes would be announced immediately though.

I would say that BOS-London is the obvious first market, but I would imagine B6 management is closely watching Brexit (which could happen on March 29th). It may be prudent to seek more clarity before jumping into the market.

Would love to see something totally different and unexpected like JFK/BOS-TXL. :hot:

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:21 am
by ikramerica
Scarebus34 wrote:
They will be acquired by United

By Berkshire Hathaway...

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:56 am
by rbavfan
jumbojet wrote:
spacecadet wrote:
Europe. Not much doubt.


I guess enough crying finally got them some LHR slots. I'm guessing it cant be no more than 1x daily from BOS and 1x daily from JFK? On A321's nonetheless, why even bother? I cant even imagine how their operations department will handle irrops on 1x daily A321. CDG is a no brainer, AMS, no slots available, probably LIS, MAD, BCN, DUB, what else?


Last I saw LIS & MAD were both land & slot constrained.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:58 am
by Atlwarrior
Boston and Fort Lauderdale to Myrtle Beach

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:02 am
by rbavfan
nomorerjs wrote:
B6 is trading JFK and BOS to AA for ORD.


Really. AA reduced ops at JFK to make it an O&D operation and is growing PHL as their hub ops. They don't want JFK as a Hub.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:04 am
by rbavfan
SteelChair wrote:
It certainly seems like their management is engaging in a very public PR campaign, far more than a normal airline. The goal appears to be to distract from the grim reality: Their operational stats stink, their financial results are just ok in a time of record profits, they face increasing competition, their pay and benefits lag far behind industry competitors causing morale to be quite low among employees. They appear to have a pilot shortage since pilots continue to jump ship to the L3 as soon as they get a job offer.


What is the "L3"? would that be what we all call the US3?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:13 am
by Ziyulu
I predict them joining OneWorld!

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:17 am
by nomorerjs
rbavfan wrote:
nomorerjs wrote:
B6 is trading JFK and BOS to AA for ORD.


Really. AA reduced ops at JFK to make it an O&D operation and is growing PHL as their hub ops. They don't want JFK as a Hub.


This was a sarcastic joke.

B6 isn’t leaving BOS
AA is not keen on expanding JFK
AA at ORD is a pure lower 48ish plus LHR and CUN. The rest is seasonal or better served by partners. UA has the rest and AA has conceded that (outside of CLT, DFW, LGA, MIA, PHL, and PHX - all AA hubs, AA is a joke at ORD).

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:22 am
by ytib
jetbluefan1 wrote:

:checkmark:

I would place my bets on 321LR order + Mint 2.0 announcement. Not sure if specific routes would be announced immediately though.

I would say that BOS-London is the obvious first market, but I would imagine B6 management is closely watching Brexit (which could happen on March 29th). It may be prudent to seek more clarity before jumping into the market.

Would love to see something totally different and unexpected like JFK/BOS-TXL. :hot:


A 321LR order 20 years after their original Airbus order? Makes sense.

It was April 20, 1999 when they announced the original Airbus order. However this year April 20th is during Easter weekend and that date is also known for a large school shooting in Colorado.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:50 am
by YVRing
Maybe they bought the Hooters Air name and are going to start a new leisure airline.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:29 am
by ctrabs0114
Wow, we're sure obsessed over an airline that, at best, is a niche airline catering to Boston and New York. *yawn*

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:07 am
by kaneporta1
Flaps wrote:
Merger with NK and changing the name to JetGreen???


Comment of the month!!! :thumbsup:

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:13 am
by santi319
nomorerjs wrote:
B6 is trading JFK and BOS to AA for ORD.

Careful there, if you question B6 in this forum, either you are a disgruntled employee or you are have no idea what you are talking about...

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:55 am
by JBLUA320
It's London, at least in part.
The invitation for employees has the backdrop of the London tube seat pattern.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:14 am
by SXDFC
New livery?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:27 am
by Jeff G
London? Geez, who cares.

nvm. Rant deleted. It was a good one but I'd just be considered a disgruntled employee instead of a realist. Guilty as charged on both counts.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:30 am
by greendot
FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
What are your guesses...

- Europe Announcement (Finally!!)
-Airbus A321LR/XLR order
- More flights to the DR?
- New destinations into central US?
- other...


- Doritos are back on the menu.
- potatoe farm being expanded to attract european customers.
- pilots now clean the cabin, and lavatory.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:34 am
by mattyfitzg
Oh look another JetBlue thread.

OmG iT mUsT mEaN tHeY'rE aNnOuNcInG eUrOpE !11!!!!!1!!!!!1 :roll:

Those disgusting blue crisps are not welcome in the U.K. :lol:

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:13 am
by jfklganyc
Doritos would be a huge deal. It is the most requested item to return “dorrito munchie mix”

London huh?

Just curious...with what plane on what ETOPs certificate?

I hope it is Europe...but they need to get moving if they want to fly to Europe

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am
by Blueknows
Announce the beginning of terminal expansion in JFK. Also the grand opening if the new TWA HOTEL(jetblue is investor in hotel). The expansion of facial recognition check in for international flights. The purchase of the long range airbus. name of international airlines joining us in T5. Ill try to update life from the event

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:32 am
by jetbluefan1
JBLUA320 wrote:
It's London, at least in part.
The invitation for employees has the backdrop of the London tube seat pattern.


Oh wow, thanks for the info.

Now the question is which London airport....I doubt they obtained enough slots at LHR to have a competitive schedule to BOS. But they may have something up their sleeve.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:38 am
by jumbojet
jetbluefan1 wrote:
[. But they may have something up their sleeve.


Like finally fixing their horrendous on-time stats? Take yesterday, a few flakes fell in the NYC area, a dusting at best, and they wind up having 35% of their entire operation delayed. Europe won't last long for JetBlue if they can't get their planes in the air and to their destination on time.

B6 to Europe will further erode their on time stats. They are so laser focused on getting all their MINT flights out on time that everything else suffers. Now, throw in B6 to Europe and guaranteed those on time stats will suffer even more..

B6 will start a few BS routes to Europe but with B6 having absolutely no brand name in Europe and no JV's, it will be nothing short of a disaster.B6 wants to be 'big boy' airline but it wont happen. United can fix that however with a few strokes of a pen.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:42 am
by FlapsOne
I hope it’s europe. We know it won’t be the UK because of brexit but Paris, Dublin or Lisbon could be a great add and mint would be a strong competitor TATL but I’d be interested to see what service will be back down the back. Coke and blue potato chips won’t quite cut it. Will this provide a more appropriate BOB service or be full service or a hybrid?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am
by jumbojet
Lets look at today....5% of B6 operations are already delayed and its not even 7 AM!! I'd like to know what their plan is going to be when their 1x daily flight to LON leaves with nearly half the paying customers missing due to late arriving connections? Will they put them on a DL or an AA flight?

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:11 pm
by flyby519
jfklganyc wrote:
Doritos would be a huge deal. It is the most requested item to return “dorrito munchie mix”

London huh?

Just curious...with what plane on what ETOPs certificate?

I hope it is Europe...but they need to get moving if they want to fly to Europe


Oooo that munchie mix...! I like that rumor

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:20 pm
by airbazar
FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
Well it’s time to rev up the rumors and speculation...
Jetblue crewmembers just got this:

Save the Date

JETBLUE ALL HANDS


Leave it to a.net to blow things out of proportion.
Every corporation I know about has a annual all-hands. We get the same exact "save the date" communication at my company. Every all-hands typically ends up as just the executives patting themselves on the back about financial achievements that no one else cares about and lots of slide presentations full of embellished metrics :)

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:22 pm
by Moosefire
I really do wonder what the appeal of Europe is aside from the prestige of saying they fly there. The yields aren’t that great, especially against the robust complexity it will add to the operation (and costs).

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:30 pm
by Beatyair
“All Hands” is a sea going term, they are heading over the pond and have probably revised there order with the long range version of the A321.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:31 pm
by SteelChair
Moosefire wrote:
I really do wonder what the appeal of Europe is aside from the prestige of saying they fly there. The yields aren’t that great, especially against the robust complexity it will add to the operation (and costs).


Exactly. Northeast USA to Europe has historically been a money pit but there seems to be some level of prestige. Businesses aren't in business for prestige.

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:37 pm
by eagles94
it’s one of 2 things.

1- They’re buying Thomas Cook UK.
2- They’re announcing Coke Cherry as a new addition to onboard service.

Fingers crossed for #2.