JFK-GYE coming 5 December 2019

Old Apr 15, 19, 11:14 am
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JFK-GYE coming 5 December 2019

First announced route for the new A321neo...

JetBlue | With JetBlue's First Airbus A321neo Delivery Nearing, Airline Announces First New Route Made Possible by Aircraft's Extended Range and Increased Fuel-Efficiency

NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced that delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft is set for this spring with entry into service this summer. The A321neo will make it possible for JetBlue to operate a new, nonstop route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guayaquil , Ecuador’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Guayaquil (GYE)

Beginning December 5, 2019

JFK - GYE Flight #1769
2:00 p.m. – 9:04 p.m.
GYE - JFK Flight #1770
10:55 p.m. – 5:13 a.m. (+1)
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Old Apr 15, 19, 9:37 pm
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Excellent...a six-hour all-coach flight (EMS is still coach). What wonderful news.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 5:03 am
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Excellent...a six-hour all-coach flight (EMS is still coach). What wonderful news.
Don't kid yourself...it is blocked at 7+ hours southbound.

This was tipped last week during the A321LR conversion news; it was announced before London. JFK-GEO was as well, though that's likely a 2020 route, not 2019.
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Old Apr 24, 19, 7:03 pm
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Excellent...a six-hour all-coach flight (EMS is still coach). What wonderful news.
EMS is better than LATAM coach. The timing on the way back is key. LATAM leaves GYE at like 845 and gets into JFK at 4 which kills the day. The B6 redeye is a really solid addition, If I wanted to fly overnight previously it would be a 4 hour haul to MIA and then a 2.5 up to JFK in which even in J your getting no good rest...
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Old Sep 23, 19, 9:12 am
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EMS is better than LATAM coach. The timing on the way back is key. LATAM leaves GYE at like 845 and gets into JFK at 4 which kills the day. The B6 redeye is a really solid addition, If I wanted to fly overnight previously it would be a 4 hour haul to MIA and then a 2.5 up to JFK in which even in J your getting no good rest...
I wonder if its worth it to book EMS on this flight...compared to LATAM coach
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Old Sep 25, 19, 11:40 am
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Excellent...a six-hour all-coach flight (EMS is still coach). What wonderful news.
Well at least it will be on the new NEO plane. New interiors and IFE system.
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Old Sep 25, 19, 11:44 am
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Well at least it will be on the new NEO plane. New interiors and IFE system.
and also the pricing is much better then LATAM so far, i found prices a few months out less then 200 dollars each way on a round trip ticket...
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:18 pm
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and also the pricing is much better then LATAM so far, i found prices a few months out less then 200 dollars each way on a round trip ticket...
Its hard to imagine a better coach class product for a non long haul route than what is on b6 a321neo. You should read up on it. Really impressive stuff. Great seat, Ife, free WiFi, unlimited snacks, a lot of leg rooms and great decor.

I think b6 will eventually run latam off this route. The quality difference is too large and they can do it at a lower cost.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:49 pm
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Its hard to imagine a better coach class product for a non long haul route than what is on b6 a321neo. You should read up on it. Really impressive stuff. Great seat, Ife, free WiFi, unlimited snacks, a lot of leg rooms and great decor.

I think b6 will eventually run latam off this route. The quality difference is too large and they can do it at a lower cost.
but no lie flat seats

especially for that one red eye flight....
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Old Sep 26, 19, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by michael1023 View Post
but no lie flat seats

especially for that one red eye flight....
You can pay for it on LATAM if you want Or you can save the money (which will be very substantial) and enjoy a better economy experience.

Though after the news today, LATAM (excuse me, Delta dba LATAM) will become more appealing to a lot of people. There are a lot of Delta frequent flyers in the NY metro area.

Does LATAM serve a meal on this flight? JetBlue AFAIK will not.

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Old Oct 8, 19, 10:00 am
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but no lie flat seats

especially for that one red eye flight....
Yeah, it's pretty long flight for that. My guess is there isn't enough demand for lie flat on this type of route. But aside from J cabin, EMS on B6 A321NEO will probably be as good of an experience as you will get.
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Old Oct 11, 19, 12:48 pm
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is anyone planning on take the inaugural route on this flight? if so, can there be a review with pics etc...
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Old Oct 11, 19, 12:57 pm
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is anyone planning on take the inaugural route on this flight? if so, can there be a review with pics etc...
Are you looking for pics of the 321neo or something you expect special from the GYE route? I've got a bunch from the A321neo, but from a shorter FLL-JFK hop. I'm sure there are many others out there as the plane's been in service nearly a month now.
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