Yesterday, I wrote about my concerns that the tickets to Orlando have slowed.
I received many comments on Facebook, some of which I found very enlightening. Before I review them, JetBlue has revised the schedule effective May 1st switching the times of the Orlando and Fort Lauderdale outbound flightst:
ORH to FLL 7:10 AM- 10:19AM (currently afternoon)
MCO to ORH 1:30PM – 4:21PM
ORH to MCO 5:00PM- 7:54PM (currently morning)
FLL to ORH 7:45PM – 10:48PM
Comments on Facebook
· I was planning to fly out of ORH to ORL in August. I was so excited that I could because you are just 25 min from me. However your one flight is at like 5pm getting us to Orlando at 8pm. I don’t want to miss a whole day of vacation and I don’t want to fly a day earlier and add another hotel night. So instead I’m going to have to fly out of Hartford where they have early morning flights that allow us almost a full day in Orlando. For me it came down to timing unfortunately.
· We are getting ready to book airfare for November. Our concern is the 530ish flight out. With a 3 & 5 year old that hits dinner and bedtime at 730pm then landing, getting luggage and getting to animal kingdom lodge with tired crackly kids is making us think to go out if Boston to get an earlier flight. Most kids travel best early in the day.
· I also dislike the 5pm flight out of Worcester. I’d be happy to fly out of Worcester if there was a morning flight available.
For those people who said the tickets need to be more competitive. For the 1000th time, for high travel dates like Spring Break, we only have 100 seats per day and these tickets sell out fast and are long gone. If you are thinking about flying out for Spring Break now, you are better off trying PRO, BOS or BDL.
You can’t say, however, Worcester is not competitive. Here are prices the next 7 days:.
ORH BOS PRO BDL (Hartford)
March 21 218 293 254 270
March 22 168 282 254 270
March 23 168 247 226 200
March 24 148 140 226 200
March 25 168 140 226 200
March 26 168 247 226 200
March 27 168 182 164 150
In closing I wonder if JetBlue would ever consider breaking up the daily Orlando flight between Orlando and Fort Myers for the summer; for example, 4 times per week to Orlando and 3 times per week to Fort Myers. Imagine that would be more difficult to do then I think?