BOS-MSP starts 3 May 2018

Old Oct 17, 17, 11:12 am
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BOS-MSP starts 3 May 2018

JetBlue is finally launching service to Minneapolis from Boston.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jetbl...143000953.html

"JetBlue (JBLU) today announced it is bringing its award-winning service and low fares to Minneapolis, which will become the airline’s 65th nonstop destination from Boston Logan International Airport. The addition further strengthens JetBlue as the leading airline in Boston, serving as Logan’s largest carrier in both number of flights and customers. The airline will operate three daily roundtrip flights between Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Boston Logan starting May 3, 2018. Minneapolis is the largest domestic market not served by JetBlue and seats are on sale today starting at $89 one way (a)."
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Old Oct 17, 17, 12:30 pm
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Wow! What a nice surprise!

I'm sure this route will done very well. Let make it happen. I am pretty sure about Delta will be big pissed about JetBlue.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 1:19 pm
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Smart move doing 3x daily, vs. just getting your feet wet with 1x daily.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 1:43 pm
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Jetblue seems to dive into these new big routes with at least 3 flights out of Boston to satisfy the corporate customers. Probably the minimum they need here to compete against DL on this route. Would be interesting to see if SY will be able to stay on the route (and same with NK), since B6 is going to lower the fares here by a lot like it has on BOS-ATL.

I would think they can also enter JFK-MSP with 2 daily at some point. SY runs 3 daily and DL runs 4 daily on there along with 7 DL and 3 AA on LGA-MSP. Now that SY is becoming ULCC, no reason B6 can't pick up the niche market SY used to occupy.

Possibly also a daily FLL-MSP at some point? Right now, only once daily from NK and 5 times weekly from DL on that route. In addition to 3 daily from AA and 2 daily from DL out of MIA.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 1:46 pm
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Worst kept secret. I'm excited for this as it's long overdue. I hope they secured gate space at the main terminal though.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 2:23 pm
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I'm booked on the inaugural! The flights were loaded into the system this morning hours before the announcement. A friend noticed MSP on the map on the "Where we jet" page this morning so we jumped on this right away.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 2:31 pm
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Will they use Terminal 1 or 2 at MSP?
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Old Oct 17, 17, 3:20 pm
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I read that it will be terminal 2.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 4:14 pm
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Will be running with A320.

I secretly wished that they will run them with E190 with more frequency, but I understand their capacity reasoning. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

Now, it will be really interesting if DL comes back with wide bodies (according to DL, this is their hub-to-hub)
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Old Oct 17, 17, 6:18 pm
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I love EMS on the E190, but that's a long route to expect that
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Old Oct 17, 17, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
I love EMS on the E190, but that's a long route to expect that
You've never flown JFK-AUS or JFK-HOU on the E190?

Terminal 2(Lindbergh) is a disappointment if true. That's what I was afraid of. It's night and day from Terminal 1.

I'm thinking about the inaugural as well but I would need to position myself in BOS overnight to make that happen.
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Old Oct 18, 17, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by RWPrincess View Post
You've never flown JFK-AUS or JFK-HOU on the E190?
Actually, we do. We both flew on E190 from JAX-FLL.
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Old Oct 18, 17, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by radiowell View Post
Will be running with A320.

I secretly wished that they will run them with E190 with more frequency, but I understand their capacity reasoning. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

Now, it will be really interesting if DL comes back with wide bodies (according to DL, this is their hub-to-hub)
Delta's schedule for Monday, 10/23, is 1x739, 2 x738, 2x320, and 1x 319, for a total of 946 seats.

It has loaded $89 one way fares in May to welcome JetBlue.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 4:54 pm
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I think JetBlue will do well on this route. Jetblue will be the fourth carrier to operate this route. This route is currently served by Delta, Sun Country, and Spirit.

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Old Oct 26, 17, 10:38 pm
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I've spoken with 3 different MSP locals in the past week who are very excited to try JetBlue. All have Gold or above status with Delta.
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