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JetBlue eliminates all IAD- Dulles service

Old Oct 9, 18, 12:55 pm
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JetBlue eliminates all IAD- Dulles service

As someone who lives close to IAD, this isn't good news for me.

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Old Oct 9, 18, 1:55 pm
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Part of a relatively significant route network shake-up. IAD, DAB and STX all disappear. PWM goes seasonal. Several FLL routes are also dead.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...1009005860/en/
https://paxex.aero/2018/10/jetblue-route-changes-2019/

In exchange for those cuts the Caribbean gets more service and FLL gets a PHX flight while losing LGB.
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Old Oct 9, 18, 4:15 pm
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Ouch!

That explains why the JFK > IAD round trip that I was about to book suddenly disappeared.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 9:16 pm
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They cancelled a roundtrip I had booked for February and put me on a connecting flight that takes 6 hours longer (with layovers). What are my options besides keeping the new route or canceling altogether? My currently-available options on other airlines are no longer as competitively priced.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 9:41 pm
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They cancelled a roundtrip I had booked for February and put me on a connecting flight that takes 6 hours longer (with layovers). What are my options besides keeping the new route or canceling altogether? My currently-available options on other airlines are no longer as competitively priced.
Are you flying around President's Day? I could understand high demand around then in February but the rest of the month, and if you are flexible with dates, there should be low fares so far out, on other carriers.
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Old Oct 11, 18, 8:56 am
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What are my options besides keeping the new route or canceling altogether?
Not taking the trip.

Really no requirement from the carrier to book you on another airline.
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Old Oct 11, 18, 10:47 am
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You have not provided the original routing, so will presume that it is a domestic ticket. As B6 does not interline with any other US carrier, your options are to fly the new ticket, find something better on B6, or take a refund and purchase a new ticket on another carrier (or cancel the trip).

Check your travel insurance to see what it may cover of your additional expenses.
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Old Oct 11, 18, 11:25 am
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When ever this has happened they are pretty flexible to put you on any routing you want from any Co-located cities, is there DCA service?
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Old Oct 11, 18, 7:26 pm
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Plenty of UA flights to choose from at IAD..Your fine.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by CAL PHL FLYER View Post
Plenty of UA flights to choose from at IAD..Your fine.
United's IAD-NYC service is not the same caliber as JetBlue but yes, begger's can't be choosers.

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Old Oct 17, 18, 10:06 am
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United's IAD-EWR service adds about an hour and a half to my travel time. I'll stick with the Acela.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 9:14 am
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would love to see DCA-JFK out of this, I have gone to IAD a few times so I can get a Mint connecting flight. Connecting in Boston to go to California is a bit silly.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 2:32 pm
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would love to see DCA-JFK out of this,
I wouldn't bet on that. JetBlue's DCA slots are limited and that route sees significantly lower fares/yields than LGA-DCA. Plus, JetBlue would generally prefer passengers who are not connecting over those who are.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 5:22 pm
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I'm curious about the aircraft now. Because I have claustrophobia issues, I've been going to BWI for direct flights to FLL because of the larger plane. Now that that route is no longer, I am wondering if they will begin routing A320/A321 through DCA instead? All the flights out of there seem to be E190.
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Old Nov 1, 18, 11:30 am
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Well, the good news is at some point E90s will get replaced by A220s, which is probably the roomiest aircraft out there. Not sure if they will upgauge DCA flights though.
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