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Old Nov 13, 18, 12:12 am
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New Perks for LGA-BOS Shuttle Service?

It used to be that JetBlue offered free coffee at the Au Bon Pain in BOS near Gate C11, and at the World Bean in LGA -- however, both terminals have replaced their respective coffee shops with new restaurants. Does a JetBlue Boarding Pass still get you a free coffee at the new locations?

Pardon my ignorance here -- most of my shuttle service flights are booked through our corporate booking portal, and it means that I never get the emails from jetblue that explain the shuttle benefits.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 10:33 am
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Found out on my flight today that the new perk in LGA is free coffee at the new Dunkin' Donuts; no word yet on how it works at BOS, though I'm guessing it'll be at Cosi.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 12:57 am
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I could have sworn that the Au Bon Pain was still there when I walked past it today.

I wish JetBlue would simply cut out the contractor and have a complimentary coffee station at the gate like how Delta does for their shuttle.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 2:39 am
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Was in the mid-C wing tonight, and Au Bon Pain definitely gone, with Cosi in its place (had a salad there, but didn't note if they had coffee). There's still that Dunkin' station somewhere in C isn't there?
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Old Nov 16, 18, 6:33 am
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Is this just BOS-LGA?

if yes, why? What’s the history / competitive need to offer coffe to LGA but not other routes?
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Old Nov 16, 18, 7:46 am
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The coffee issue arises from DL and AA which both market what they term a "shuttle". Once upon a time, this meant something. For example, DL did not offer reservations, but guaranteed a seat and advertised that it would roll out a second or third section of a Shuttle for one passenger.

Now, DL and AA offer a later gate time (e.g. T-5 instead of T-15) and a free beer or whatever. Having coffee at the gate is simply a nice touch and helps to perpetuate a brand which isn't really there anymore. B6 offering coffee at or near the gate is sort of the same thing, although having to line up to buy a coffee and show a BP for the credit defeats the "walk up" nature of the experience.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 9:47 am
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I wonder if the ABP closing has to do with their acquisition by Panera.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 5:09 am
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I wonder if the ABP closing has to do with their acquisition by Panera.
Off topic: I did not know Panera bought ABP. Thanks for the info. I was just thinking what was the difference between the two companies; they seem so similar.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 9:46 am
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I took the shuttle last week and got an email saying Dunkin Donuts with valid boarding pass. My return was to JFK otherwise I probably would have gotten the BOS notice too.
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