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JetBlue to Challenge AS at LAX in October 2020 - LAX Is B6's New Focus City

JetBlue to Challenge AS at LAX in October 2020 - LAX Is B6's New Focus City

Old Jul 9, 20, 1:01 pm
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JetBlue to Challenge AS at LAX in October 2020 - LAX Is B6's New Focus City

Will offer up to 32 dailys flight by October. New routes to SFO, AUSTIN,SEA,LAS,BZN and SLC.

Hawaii , Mexico, Canada and Latin America flight most likely in the horizon too.

What will be Alaska’s move to protect LAX? As of last check they dripped most of the transcon flying from LAX .
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Old Jul 9, 20, 1:48 pm
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Cool.
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:00 pm
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Will still prefer Alaska (assuming they don't just drop LAX-NYC completely), but happy to have another LAX-EWR option that isn't United.
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:05 pm
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I would expect it to have a pretty tiny impact on anything at the scale they're initially talking about. It'll make it a little bit harder for anyone to make money on crowded routes like LAX-SFO and LAX-LAS
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
It'll make it a little bit harder for anyone to make money on crowded routes like LAX-SFO and LAX-LAS
Those are both commodity flights. There are tons of options for carrier, and they're so short it doesn't really matter who you fly - schedule and convenience are most important, especially LA-Bay Area, where ground transport time at the ends can easily be longer than the flight, and alternative airports that are faster to get to from your origin/destination matter more than carrier. The main reason for someone to pick B6 (or any particular carrier) for those flights is if you have to connect to get there.
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:39 pm
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I find it funny that people in FT always refer to route changes/hub expansions etc. as if they’re in a war. “B6 invades LAX” “AS defends SEA”. A little dramatic if you ask me
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
I would expect it to have a pretty tiny impact on anything at the scale they're initially talking about. It'll make it a little bit harder for anyone to make money on crowded routes like LAX-SFO and LAX-LAS
Compiled by someone else at a.net:

AUS-AA, DL, B6, WN, NK, UA
BZN-G4, AA, DL, B6, UA
LAS-AS, G4, AA, DL, F9, B6, WN, NK, SY, UA
RNO-AA, B6, WN, UA
SLC-AA, DL, B6, WN, UA
SFO-AS, AA, DL, B6, WN, UA
SEA-AS, AA, DL, B6, UA

That's a lot of competition
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelingZoomer View Post
I find it funny that people in FT always refer to route changes/hub expansions etc. as if they’re in a war. “B6 invades LAX” “AS defends SEA”. A little dramatic if you ask me
Very true....as I said in another thread revenue-based frequent flyer programs (like Jet Blue) are a total non-starter for me so I don't care where they fly--I'm not going to pay more for me fare just to the get the same EQM/RDM I would get at the cheapest fare on AS....non gonna happen. I also rack up quite a few "extra" miles by not taking the fastest way between point A and point B so being able to go LAX-EWR instead of LAX-SEA-EWR actually means I'm getting LESS EQM/RDM with every trip...also not gonna happen.
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Old Jul 9, 20, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Laxcltflyer View Post
Will offer up to 32 dailys flight by October. New routes to SFO, AUSTIN,SEA,LAS,BZN and SLC.

Hawaii , Mexico, Canada and Latin America flight most likely in the horizon too.

What will be Alaska’s move to protect LAX? As of last check they dripped most of the transcon flying from LAX .
I find the LAX-BZN route most interesting....so they're gonna start a flight AFTER the summer tourist season is pretty much done?
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Old Jul 9, 20, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
I find the LAX-BZN route most interesting....so they're gonna start a flight AFTER the summer tourist season is pretty much done?
BZN is < 80 miles from Yellostone and they also have a small, somewhat popular, winter activity called skiing. 😁 Big Sky Resort & Bridger Bowl are within an hours drive.

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Old Jul 9, 20, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
BZN is < 80 miles from Yellostone and they also have a small, somewhat popular, winter activity called skiing. 😁 Big Sky Resort & Bridger Bowl are within an hours drive.

James
Yeah, I'm taking the family to Yellowstone in about a week via BZN but I figured it wasn't as popular in the winter and I would think Big Mountain up near FCA would be a better option for skiing (and visiting Glacier National Park).
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Old Jul 9, 20, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
I find the LAX-BZN route most interesting....so they're gonna start a flight AFTER the summer tourist season is pretty much done?
Those flights are simply moving from LGB.
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Old Jul 9, 20, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
Yeah, I'm taking the family to Yellowstone in about a week via BZN but I figured it wasn't as popular in the winter and I would think Big Mountain up near FCA would be a better option for skiing (and visiting Glacier National Park).
Enjoy, Yellostone is beautiful and the wildlife amazing. Don't argue with the Bisson, you won't win.... 😆 Bozeman has some charm too.

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Old Jul 9, 20, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
I would expect it to have a pretty tiny impact on anything at the scale they're initially talking about. It'll make it a little bit harder for anyone to make money on crowded routes like LAX-SFO and LAX-LAS
Those are not the routes they are going after with the expansion. They are again just moving what they had at LGB for now minus PDX. The expansion will come with long thin transcons with the new A220s, Hawaii, Central/South America, and the Caribbean plus connections to Europe through their East Coast gateways . LAX-SFO will be useful for connections at some point in the future but just gives them a presence for now. They would need more gates at SFO to have more than a couple flights a day to LAX and it is likely not worth it to get a whole extra gate to serve that route with a lot of frequency.
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Old Jul 9, 20, 3:53 pm
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[QUOTE=Flying for Fun;32520340]Enjoy, Yellostone is beautiful and the wildlife amazing. Don't argue with the Bisson, you won't win.... 😆 Bozeman has some charm too.

James[/QUOTE

Will do...it's funny, with all the previous summer plans (like kids camps) cancelled, we decided to take a road trip to a family reunion in Arkansas and then fly home and then dropped the idea of driving that far and instead drive to Yellowstone and fly home and now we dropped that and will be flying both ways....lol....my daughter is not a fan of road trips. Years ago we decided to drive down to California and along the way she said, "Why aren't we flying?"
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