|Quoting flybyguy (Reply 59):|
They will be the only major with a domestic first product but no lie flat service between JFK - LAX/SFO.
As of last Monday, they purchased a major without a lie flat between JFK
. They bought VX
|Quoting lightsaber (Reply 63):|
I would hope AS could match from their home base to the large customer demand of JFK.
So what does it say about B6
that for 10 years they have been flying 1 (seasonally 2) flights from their home base with large customer demand of JFK
It says that 1) the route isn't very profitable for them and/or 2) they aren't willing to devote a lot of resources to the route and are satisfied with a token presence as an investment to their route networks from JFK
Either way, the addition of Mint prior to the ramping up to say 3 flights is a weird way to show commitment.
10:25 6:25 Yes 75W etkt 0
10:37 6:17 Yes 739 etkt 0
13:59 6:14 Yes 75W etkt 0
17:13 6:14 Yes 320 etkt 0
20:24 6:29 Yes 739 etkt 0
21:50 6:20 Yes 738 etkt 0
22:50 6:25 Yes 757 etkt 0
16:00 5:11 Yes 739 etkt 0
16:13 5:28 Yes 738 etkt 0
19:50 5:23 Yes 75W etkt 0
23:05 5:15 Yes 75W etkt 0
05:56+1 5:06 Yes 320 etkt 0
06:05+1 5:30 Yes 739 etkt 0
07:56+1 5:16 Yes 757 etkt 0
How relevant is B6
in this market? How will the addition of Mint make B6
more relevant in this market?
15:05 5:35 Yes 73H etkt 0
16:12 5:27 Yes 738 etkt 0
20:30 5:34 Yes 73H etkt 0
22:20 5:23 Yes 320 etkt 0
05:00+1 5:07 Yes 320 etkt 0
06:04+1 5:29 Yes 73H etkt 0
All competitors have a morning departure to JFK
? 2 pm. How does Mint make B6
more relevant in this market? They can't get you to JFK
before 1020pm unless you take a redeye.
Furthermore, there is a real question beyond B6
relevancy in these markets. The question of premium demand for lie flat beds in markets beyond LAX
will also be tested.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. But it amounts to a kid that didn't get his way throwing a tantrum.
will still have more frequency from JFK
) with a better schedule on both ends
frequency from BOS
passes both from JFK
has a better schedule on SAN
The tantrum doesn't change any of the above facts.