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Canada could be JetBlue's next destination [YVR confirmed]

Canada could be JetBlue's next destination [YVR confirmed]

Old Dec 17, 2019, 3:32 pm
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Canada could be JetBlue's next destination [YVR confirmed]

Interesting development....

https://www.travelandleisure.com/air...ansion-westjet

What do you think of it? Do you think you can fly JetBlue to Canada.

Let the speculation begin!
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Old Dec 18, 2019, 3:58 am
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They will have to at some point given how big of a market YYZ is out of NYC/BOS. It's the next obvious business market to enter from BOS after London and Paris. YUL should be up there too.
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Old Dec 18, 2019, 11:22 am
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Clickbait title in the article (on par for T&L). The article says JetBlue and Southwest are only objecting to the enhanced partnership between Delta and Westjet, and there has been no talk of actually flying to Canada. Until NavCanada lowers their fee structure or gives JetBlue some sort of discount, I don't think it will happen. JetBlue already gets a ton of Canadian traffic at BUF, BTV, and DTW. Many Canadians would rather drive or take the bus to a US airport and fly from there to save on taxes. Business travelers might not, but they would also value operational reliability and a larger airline network (think Air Canada and the Star Alliance).

They already codeshare with Porter who flies into YTZ, including 3x daily from Boston. I can't imagine JetBlue would want to compete with the likes of AC Rouge, WestJet, Air Transat, AND Sunwing, who all operate Toronto to Florida (not to mention this would be leisure customers paying leisure prices).

I would love to see JetBlue go to Canada, but I just can't imagine it happening under current or short-term future market conditions.

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Old Dec 18, 2019, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock
Clickbait title.
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I don't think that means what you think it does. It's not clickbait, since the TPG article actually quotes B6 as saying they are considering it. Of course we know that's baloney and posturing the get LGA slots, but that doesn't make the title clickbait. Also, give the OP a break. He has to translate his primary language to English.
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Old Dec 18, 2019, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by aviators99
I don't think that means what you think it does. It's not clickbait, since the TPG article actually quotes B6 as saying they are considering it. Of course we know that's baloney and posturing the get LGA slots, but that doesn't make the title clickbait. Also, give the OP a break. He has to translate his primary language to English.
I will clarify my post. I meant the article was clickbait... clearly worthy of a thread here, but T&L is notorious for clickbait titles.

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Old Dec 19, 2019, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock
Until NavCanada lowers their fee structure or gives JetBlue some sort of discount, I don't think it will happen.
Sun Country announced service to Vancouver for next summer. Either they're taking a huge gamble on razor thin margins being a ULCC, or NavCanada is finally negotiating.
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Old Dec 12, 2021, 8:43 pm
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Guess it was not clickbait as now showing on B6's webpage that tickets BOS-VAN will be going on sale soon! I sure hope they offer Mint on this route.

https://www.jetblue.com/new-routes
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Old Dec 13, 2021, 8:42 am
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Repeating myself...

I'd like to see B6 expand it's partnership with Porter Airlines (currently Boston only) to include NYC. Currently PD only flys from EWR, but a LGA to YTZ would be a great route for business customers. YTZ > JFK and beyond would also be good for feeding B6's network.

Billy Bishop really is a much easier way to go into and out of Toronto.
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Old Dec 13, 2021, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by AMflier
Repeating myself...

I'd like to see B6 expand it's partnership with Porter Airlines (currently Boston only) to include NYC. Currently PD only flys from EWR, but a LGA to YTZ would be a great route for business customers. YTZ > JFK and beyond would also be good for feeding B6's network.

Billy Bishop really is a much easier way to go into and out of Toronto.
Not yet! They haven't build US Pre-Clearance yet. They haven't received approved from the government and CBP. Hopefully they will open new US Pre-Clearance sometime in 2023 or 2025.
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Old Dec 16, 2021, 7:50 am
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Tickets are now on sale for Vancouver.

BOS-YVR showing $148/175/202 on June 10th.

Aircraft will be an A220 (which means this flight will be regularly delayed).

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Old Dec 16, 2021, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by aviators99
I don't think that means what you think it does. It's not clickbait, since the TPG article actually quotes B6 as saying they are considering it. Of course we know that's baloney and posturing the get LGA slots, but that doesn't make the title clickbait. Also, give the OP a break. He has to translate his primary language to English.
Actually wouldn't any TPG article be the definition of clickbait? They spend lots on SEO to ensure their articles always pop up at the top of a google search, and many times their articles have absolutely no useful information (maybe if you don't know what a plane is nor how credit cards work, for that target audience they can be very useful).
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Old Dec 16, 2021, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock
Tickets are now on sale for Vancouver.

BOS-YVR showing $148/175/202 on June 10th.

Aircraft will be an A220 (which means this flight will be regularly delayed).

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They will have 17 A220s by next years. I'm sure a lot of the mechanical issues they had in the beginning will be worked out by then. I don't see how having A220 on a route could be a bad thing. It offers the best Y class experience of any aircraft.
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Originally Posted by tphuang
They will have 17 A220s by next years. I'm sure a lot of the mechanical issues they had in the beginning will be worked out by then. I don't see how having A220 on a route could be a bad thing. It offers the best Y class experience of any aircraft.
I hope for their sake you are right. At the moment they are hangar queens (at Delta too, FWIW).

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Old Dec 16, 2021, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by tphuang
They will have 17 A220s by next years. I'm sure a lot of the mechanical issues they had in the beginning will be worked out by then. I don't see how having A220 on a route could be a bad thing. It offers the best Y class experience of any aircraft.
Yes, I am very aware of that. I knows the flight was delayed. Due to mechanical problem. The aircraft should be just fine. There's nothing wrong with it.
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Old Dec 18, 2021, 8:24 am
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Anyone planning to fly on the inaugural?
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