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JetBlue plans to start flights to London for first time in 2021 to take on entrenched rivals

JetBlue plans to start flights to London for first time in 2021 to take on entrenched rivals

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  • As someone who travels across the pond a few times a year, JetBlue’s announcement is very welcomed. $8200 or at times over $10,000 for a business class ticket of a 6-hr flight means there’s room for more competition.

  • In some ways it is refreshing that entrepreneurs are undaunted by the failures of their competitors, but at the same time there have to be lessons that are learned. The wow experience, link below, should suggest that JetBlue be careful and it's strategy and planning.

    https://share.qz.com/news/2357477

    In some ways it is refreshing that entrepreneurs are undaunted by the failures of their competitors, but at the same time there have to be lessons that are learned. The wow experience, link below, should suggest that JetBlue be careful and it's strategy and planning.

    https://share.qz.com/news/2357477

    Norwegian is doing a really good job in the space, and the service level JetBlue has shown recently suggest that they really should plan this out well rather than just come up with I need York response.

  • If true this would somewhat fly in the face of concerns that all businesses are refusing to do business with Brexit Britain...

    “JetBlue may add service to London but its plans could include other routes to European cities from its New York and Boston hubs, important business travel markets.”

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    If true this would somewhat fly in the face of concerns that all businesses are refusing to do business with Brexit Britain...

    “JetBlue may add service to London but its plans could include other routes to European cities from its New York and Boston hubs, important business travel markets.”

    There are plenty of good reasons to do business in Britain regardless of our financial outlook long term. Interesting move...

  • There is precious little money to be made as a carrier. It’s even worse as a low cost carrier. And there’s a reason there are no successful long haul low cost carriers - the business model doesn’t work yet. Good luck to them though, air travel needs disruption.

  • Transatlantic flights remain costly and risky. Summer is profitable but during winter months the traffic is reduced. European airlines transatlantic service is profitable thanks to their hubs, like London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, that give the possibility for transfer to millions of passengers

    Transatlantic flights remain costly and risky. Summer is profitable but during winter months the traffic is reduced. European airlines transatlantic service is profitable thanks to their hubs, like London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, that give the possibility for transfer to millions of passengers. JetBlue does not dispose this possibility.