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Boston to NYC on BLUE

A1FlyBoy

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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.
 

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Are these guys trying to put the Greyhound out of business?

$91.00 round trip, one month advance ticket on greyhound for that.
 

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A1FlyBoy said:
NEW YORK (Reuters) -

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.
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Seems like more a threat to American and their Eagle shuttle out of JFK. I'm sure JB will grab a few folks but as a shuttle dog myself, most of our pax only fly us because of our proximity to Manhattan and because they can drive up to the Marine Air Terminal, buy a ticket, clear security, and get on an airplane in less then 20 minutes. Not sure you can do that at JFK.... but hey, to save $100 who knows...
 
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