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JetBlue Schedule Extension Thread

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A brief (and probably incomplete) history of schedule extensions from JetBlue:
  • 25 Mar 2019: the schedule extended through 8 January 2020
  • 10 June 2018: the schedule extended through 13 February 2019
  • 8 Apr 2018 the schedule extended through 7 January 2019
  • 4 Feb 2018: the schedule extended through 27 October 2018
  • 12 Nov 2017: the schedule extended through 4 September 2018
  • 1 Oct 2017: the schedule extended through 13 June 2018
  • 16 July 2017: the schedule extended through 1 May 2018
  • 4 June 2017: the schedule extended through 14 February 2018
  • 2 April 2017: the schedule extended through 3 January 2018
  • 5 Feb 2017: the schedule extended through 28 October 2017
  • 13 Nov 2016: the schedule extended through 5 September 2017
  • 25 Sep 2016: the schedule extended through 14 June 2017
  • 10 July 2016: the schedule extended through 2 May 2017
  • 5 June 2016: the schedule extended through 15 February 2017
  • 7 February 2016: the schedule extended through 29 October 2016
  • 15 November 2015: the schedule extended through 9 September 2016
  • 4 October 2015: the schedule extended through 15 June 2016
  • 8 July 2015: the schedule extended through 3 May 2016
  • 15 March 2015: the schedule extended through 4 January 2016
  • 24 January 2015: the schedule extended through 24 October 2015
  • 2 November 2014: the schedule extended through 7 September 2015.
  • 14 September 2014: the schedule extended through 17 June 2015.
  • 13 July 2014: the schedule extended through 30 April 2015.
  • 8 June 2014: the schedule extended through 11 February 2015.
  • 6 April 2014: the schedule extended through 5 January 2015.
  • 2 February 2104: the schedule extended through 25 October 2014.
  • 17 November 2013: the schedule extended through 2 September 2014.
  • 29 September 2013: the schedule extended through 18 June 2014.
  • 14 July 2013: the schedule extended through 30 April 2014.
  • 2 June 2013: the schedule extended through 12 February 2014.
  • 3 April 2013: the schedule extended through 6 January 2014.
  • 3 February 2013: the schedule extended through 26 October 2013.
  • 16 December 2012: the schedule extended through 3 September 2013.
  • 30 September 2012: the schedule extended through 19 June 2013.
  • 22 July 2012: the schedule extended through 30 April 2013.
  • 20 May 2012: Schedule extended through 13 February 2013.
  • 25 March 2012: Schedule extended through 6 Jan 2013
  • 19 February 2012: Schedule extended through 27 October 2012
  • 6 November 2011: Schedule extended through 4 September 2012
  • 17 July 2011: Schedule extended through 30 April 2012
  • 26 June 2011: Schedule extended through 15 February 2012
  • 27 April 2011: Schedule extended through 3 January 2012
  • 7 March 2011: Schedule extended through 29 October 2011
  • 18 October 2010: Schedule extended through 6 September 2011
  • 16 August 2010: Schedule extended through 3 May 2011
  • 19 July 2010: Schedule extended through 28 February 2011
  • 19 April 2010: Schedule extended through 4 January 2011
  • 3 December 2009: Schedule extended through 31 October 2010
  • 16 July 2009: Schedule extended through 28 February 2010
  • 8 May 2009: Schedule extended through 4 January 2010
  • 6 March 2009: Schedule extended through 31 October 2009
  • 11 December 2008: Schedule extended through 8 September 2009
  • 5 September 2008: Schedule extended through 30 April 2009
  • 25 April 2008: Schedule extended through 31 January 2009
  • 29 December 2007: Schedule extended through 2 September 2008
  • 3 April 2006: Schedule extended through 31 October 2006
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Old Apr 3, 16, 10:13 pm
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Are we all calm now? Until the nest time?
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Old Apr 4, 16, 9:07 am
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To my earlier point, Jet Blue's fare for Saturday 12/24 from BOS-STT (just as an example) came out at $859 one way.

If you booked the AA connection when it was first released (331 days out) you could get coach for the mid-$300's, and first class for mid-$400's. Now that things have booked up on the legacy carriers the coach fare starts at $500, while first class is about $750 (there some single seats for less, but most availability is at the $750 price).

Jet Blue is premium pricing because they have the only non-stop service, but to my earlier point, by putting their seats on sale after seats have booked up on the legacy carriers and prices have risen, it makes it easier for them to get away with this. An $859 non-stop versus a $500 connection, while obnoxious, does not seem as hard to justify as a $859 non-stop versus $300 connection.

It also means that it forces those of us that book their holiday travel early to either commit to the connection 331 days out, or roll the dice that Jet Blue won't screw us too badly if we wait for their seats to be released. For those that chose to wait to book this itinerary, it now seems like they made the wrong choice!
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Old Apr 4, 16, 3:30 pm
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BeantownFlyer, for the past several years VX has done this. Right now, they are only offering fully refundable fares to Florida starting on December 16 through January 4. For example, on LAX-FLL, the lowest Main Cabin fare is $783 one way, Main Cabin Select is $749, and first is $1,749. They've done this the past 2 years, and when they do lower the fares, they generally do it in September and only down to the $400 level or so.

As an example, last year we booked B6 700 on Wednesday 12/30 LAX-FLL on the day booking opened for $189 one-way an included the free bag under the old fare structure. This year the fare including a bag is $279 for the same route on Thursday the 29th. We don't know if the fares will go down, but we're also not willing to wait so long to book for the holidays either. (We fly VX on the return as we're coming off a cruise and they have a flight at noon, which is currently $189 one-way).
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Old May 17, 16, 12:41 pm
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Next extension is 6/5 at noon for flights through 2/15/17.
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Old May 17, 16, 7:10 pm
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Is there any rhyme or reason to their system? I have looked at the historical data above and really don't see any kind of pattern. Does some number cruncher wake up and say "gee we could use some more money, let's open up another booking window?"
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Old May 22, 16, 4:51 pm
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I'm assuming it's the same as other airlines, where it depends upon an aircraft utilization plan.
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Old May 23, 16, 3:46 am
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Err every other airline opens the window 331 days out not at random dates!
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Old May 23, 16, 2:40 pm
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And every other airline uses a dumb placeholder seat map and then swap in the correct seat map later after they figure out which aircraft to use. Jetblue simply figures everything out before opening booking since they don't overbook.
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Old May 24, 16, 5:52 am
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And the others change your flight time (or cancel your flight entirely) quite regularly. This is very rare on JetBlue.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 7:17 am
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Based on the historical data in the wiki, I'm guessing we'll see another calendar extension in July. Anyone have insight on the specific date yet?
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Old Jun 8, 16, 2:11 pm
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Good news!

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Old Jun 30, 16, 5:15 pm
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Any word on the next schedule extension?
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Old Jul 4, 16, 3:44 pm
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Any word on the next schedule extension?
Schedule is extending through May 2, 2017, on Sunday, July 10th at 12:00 noon ET.
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Old Jul 10, 16, 2:08 pm
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10 July 2016: the schedule extended through 2 May 2017
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Old Aug 26, 16, 7:29 am
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10 July 2016: the schedule extended through 2 May 2017
Really? I'm only seeing it out to Feb 23, 2017 right now.
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