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Old Oct 25, 03, 5:46 pm
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odnyc
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: new york
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jet blue downgraded- why?

Those of you who extoll the market economy will note that JB stock has taken a beating lately. Do I hate JB? No. Is it outrageous what they've been doing? Yes. JFK-Burlington this weekened- almost $250 ( at this rate, per mile, NY-LA (r/t) is at least, what $3,000) without advanced purchase- this is a bargain-Obviously, not. Judging JB's competitiveness is way past: "They're better than the majors". Truth is that their CORE busines model is BAIT AND SWITCH plus suckering leisure fliers who don't know any better. The apologists on this web site seem to bend over backwards to let them off the hook on FF miles. A transcon flight is worth $75-100 in FF miles as JB knows well (the majors carry FF miles as liabilities). People are learning every day. Literally minutes ago, a friend told me: "What's up with Jet Blue: I'm flying in November to Florida----every AA flight is less expensive on every day I check."

RELATED NOTE: Southwest posted a profit this period- when asked why, the airline responded: "We're charging more people FULL FARE" Look it up. Full fare on SW is like spending a night in a correctional facility. Competition is one thing. Massive, pr-driven scamming is another.

Look mom: I flew JB x country for $500 and they had t.v. on board. This is a SCAM.
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