tphuang wrote:chepos wrote:VS has plenty of feed on the US side, what do you think DL does. To say B6 would be a bigger competitor to BA than VS is extremely daft.
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I think he is saying B6 would have a better chance of lowering fares, since it has actually lowered prices with mint before.
You're forgetting one elephant in the room: APD. Once that's added on, it will be interesting to see how much cheaper they are in reality compared to the competition, especially for Mint which, to all intents and purposes, is a business class product and will probably be taxed accordingly. JetBlue also have very little brand awareness here in the UK so a marketing campaign would be needed.
If I was JetBlue, I would be taking a very close look at why Primera and WOW failed and why Norwegian have shrunk their TATL network before setting out their price points.
Boof02671 wrote:JetBlue doesn’t have a plane capable yet. Nor do they have ETOPS and slots are use it or lose it.
I fully expect deliveries of the A321LR/XLR's to be deferred. In fact, they're already looking at deferring aircraft deliveries so this will almost certainly impact growth and existing fleet retirement plans...
I also note they're looking at further cuts. Time will tell whether they're temporary or permanent...
https://paxex.aero/2020/04/deeper-cuts- ... r-jetblue/
In short, I wouldn't be surprised if JetBlue put their TATL plans on ice for a few years to give them time to shore up their own position and see how the market recovers post-COVID-19. At least those A321's can be redeployed domestically if they're not used TATL even in LR/XLR form.
jomur wrote:The amount of money needed to bailout Virgin and keep it going just to save 8500 jobs will be better spent on saving many many more usually profitable UK based tax paying companies who employ 100,000s more people., and that is Virgin's main problem...
Also with SRB moving his Galactic ownership to a offshore tax haven won't help him the UK Government and public either.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ ... hares/amp/
We've already established way back in this thread that VS are a UK-based company paying their taxes in the UK. As a UK taxpayer, I'd rather see people in work than joining the dole queue, especially given there have been 2 other high-profile UK aviation failures in the last 6 months.
As for Virgin Galactic, those shares were moved from a US-based company to the British Virgin Islands. Galactic are also headquartered in the US. Why should the UK government have their thinking and decision-making influenced by what's happening with a foreign company?