Yes, clearly having all these partner airlines has done brilliance for the bottom line, as evident by the last several years of financial reports.
They'd be much better off focusing on their own business rather than focusing on being someone else's bitch. They need to do more to dictate their own revenue stream.
And there's no way in hell 12 new gates will magically show up on the old ground of the old Terminal 6 by 2020.
Next indeed, between you and jumbo, whats your obsession by 2020? They will have more real estate at JFK than Delta can even dream of, and they will have a optional schedule to do long haul between their own and the partner airlines. Same as Boston, JetBlue has first rights on new gates that will be expanded in Boston and they can do enough between pre-clearance at UK/EU and swapping gates schedules that they have partnered out of E (IE Icelandair, TAP, Aer Lingus, Emirates, etc) They have more upper hand than your precious Delta.
Best quote from the article
Delta, as it often does when it grows in a competitive market, has been gently tweaking JetBlue, mainly in press releases.
While JetBlue is larger in Boston, Delta has been differentiating itself by calling itself, “Boston’s No. 1 global carrier.” It has been adding long-haul flights to Europe, and by next summer will fly to London, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris. Delta also has been promoting its, “unmatched reliability” — JetBlue tends to be in the bottom of the pack on on-time performance — and its “renowned customer service.”
Here's another quote that you gotta laugh at.
“To fly business class from JFK or New York to Heathrow is $8,000, if you went today and booked a flight,” Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s president, said last month at Skift Global Forum. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not paying $8,000.”
But if she 'went today' she'll pay $3,500 to fly JetBlue MINT JFK-LAX ?
The only one who getting laughed at here is you. Just get over it, you don't like how JetBlue has given Delta a run for their money, have you looked at Delta's Yields out of Boston? Delta is losing money by the tonne, so please spare us.
First, if you think JetBlue will magically have 12 new gates up and running at JFK by 2020, hilarious.
Second, if you think JetBlue is running away with an advantage above and beyond that of American and Delta, you are sorely mistaken. On top of that, look at all that neat stuff they're doing over at LGA. But hey, keep dreaming.
Third, in Boston, I'm referring to the much needed access to space at Terminal E. JB gets 1 preferential use gate in 2019. They'll need a lot more access than that to have any sort of substantial push on the international front. Right now, they're getting boxed out thanks to other carriers coming in, namely that of Delta and its partners.
Fourth, if Delta is losing money "by the tonne," as you say, please post specific examples of how you know this and educate us all.
Fifth, Emirates, Icelandair, TAP, Aer Lingus, etc. etc. won't be "just swapping schedules" at the convenience of JetBlue in Boston so they can have more access to Terminal E. There's a reason why these airlines come in when they come in and head out when they head out.
To even write that as a suggestion is complete ignorance.
Delta isn't "my precious" Delta. They just have it together. When it comes to the game of lead, follow, or get out of the way, Delta is leading. It's that simple.