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Posted on 10/12/2005 1:44:40 AM PDT by M. Espinola
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp. said on Tuesday it will use new 100-seat jets to begin up to 10 daily flights between New York and Boston, taking on competitors in a long-established air shuttle service on the same route.
New York-based JetBlue also said it would use the Embraer 190 planes to start flying from New York's JFK International Airport to Austin, Texas; Nassau, Bahamas; Richmond, Virginia; and West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Boston-New York route will make JetBlue a direct competitor of the traditional air shuttle service flown by bankrupt Delta Air Lines Inc. and by US Airways Group Inc., which recently emerged from bankruptcy.
JetBlue will offer introductory fares of $25 each way on what will be up to 10 flights between the cities, with fares later settling at between $40 and $120 each way, undercutting the established shuttle.
JetBlue has ordered 99 of the Brazilian-made Embraer jets through 2016 in what some analysts have called a risky change from most discount airlines' practice of flying a single aircraft type to minimize training and maintenance costs.
JetBlue is also still taking deliveries of its main, larger, aircraft type, the Airbus A320.
walmart of the sky
cant wait for chinese planes to enter the amazing flying circus
Great. Now we can hear EVEN MORE about the Yankees and Red Sox. I can't wait. /sar
An example of Airbus quality engineering!
(Doesn't quite clear the trees on takeoff video.)
NEW YORK Upstart discounter JetBlue is hitching its future to a new type of airplane from Embraer, the Brazilian manufacturer best known for cramped regional jets that have become anathema to many high-mileage air travelers.
BRAZILIAN MADE JET PLANES! Undoubtedly Jet Blue is paying for them on a very long loan financed by the Brazilian gubbermint. Such as it is. Welcome to the 3rd world air force plying the US skies.
"The same Airbus that are not able to retract their landing gear because they malfunctioned?"
Yes, that is for the $25 fare. If you want a plane where the landing gear works, that's the $200 fare.
Cheap, yes, but this is an "introductory" fare. If I was going downtown to downtown, Amtrak might be the better way to go (4 hrs, $73 one way coach, more comfort, less hassle).
YUP.. In NY area..it's getting to the airport..the cabfare is now 3x the plane fare?
My daughter works for Frontier so we fly cheap,however all their flights go though Denver. It will be nice to fly JB to the east out of ABIA.
this story is proof that JetBlue will have the same fate as PanAM and Eastern. They don't get the model - one plane so that anyone in their maintence department can order the correct parts, put them on and trurn the plane around so it is flying frequently. One plane so any pilot is current on it and can be moved at a moments notice to insure the planes are flying. One plane so the cabin staff is current too. Too early to short the stock, but the day is near. PS they did not make a profit in the last quarter soemthing that SW Airlines has not missed for 25 years.
Is Soros still one of their major investors? If so I guess it's good they don't serve the airports I use.
don't know about the investors. thought that their early success would be good for airlines. now it looks like all the lessons of American, PanAM etc are lost on the Next Generation of managers.
I would be tempted to fly with them if they were to move in to Hartford though, which I guess is not going to happen. But supposedly their planes are a little roomier and more comfortable. That would be a welcome change from the more cramped conditions other airlines offer.
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