Posts in category JetBlue Fleet

JetBlue Embraer 190 future very much ...

About ten years JetBlue sunk alot of money into the Embraer 190, a 25 row with 4 seats per row for a total of 100 seats.     The purpose for these smaller jets was to service smaller markets like Worcester.  Since JetBlue started flying daily to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, this is exactly the plane that they have been using. The problem has [...]

JetBlue prices are competitive at ORH

JetBlue prices are competitive at ORH
GoLocalWorcester Column Last week I wrote about the higher cost per seat to operate JetBlue’s Embraer 190 (100 seats) versus the its Airbus A320 (150 seats). The reason I brought this up is that it will cause ticket prices out of ORH to be slightly higher. The next day Bloomberg Business week ran a story; check out the picture in the story, e [...]

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Story on JetBl...

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Story on JetBlue engines
Great story Check out the picture in the story!!   Explains the higher cost of the Embraer (100 seat plane) that will be flying out of ORH, versus their Airbus (150 seats).   

Friend just booked trip

Friend just booked trip
I can not tell you how many people have sent me e-mails saying they have booked trips.   Hope this means JetBlue is off to good start? Friend just booked three tickets to Orlando (12/3) and back to ORH (12/11).  He did not get the special low price, but paid  765.80 for fares, taxes and fees so approximately $255 per person.  In Boston dollar [...]

JetBlue accelerates delivery of 4 Emb...

JetBlue accelerates delivery of 4 Embraers
In same Aviation Weekly article –thanks Nick M for pointing this out!! In other fleet news, JetBlue says it is accelerating the delivery of four of its Embraer 190 aircraft to this year “to take advantage of 100-seat opportunities in Boston and San Juan,” where the carrier has been substantially boosting its capacity as its competitors [...]

JetBlue Sharklet retrofit has begun

JetBlue Sharklet retrofit has begun
Article AviationWeek JetBlue Airways will begin retrofitting its existing Airbus A320 fleet with sharklet wing tip devices by March, but will only retrofit five of them this year. It does not expect to complete the retrofit with the fuel-saving technology on all 127 of its current A320s until 2016 or 2017….. It will take about two weeks [...]

JetBlue Fleet

JetBlue Fleet
On their home page Check their page for better description of the planes.  As a passenger the main difference to me is the A320 is bigger with 6 seats in each of the 25 rows or 150 people.  On the other hand the Embraer is smaller and has 4  people in each of the 25 rows  or 100 people.   My thinking is that JetBlue would want to fly their E [...]