Ticket Prices Would Drop
Worcester has very competitive flight prcing, but not the cheapest. For smaller groups, less then 3, the convenience of Worcester lower parking fees, etc can offset the extra money for tickets.
On the other hand when you have families (4 or more) traveling to say, for example Disney, we hear people saying the savings in tickets to fly elsewhere outweighed the advantages of Worcester. Very understandable.
Currently the afternoon flight uses the Embraer 190 (100 seats). If we were to switch the times to the morning, we know demand would increase and JetBlue would bring in the Airbus (150 seats). Read this line from CAPA :
"jetBlue executives have calculated that the unit costs of the Embraer 190 are 20% higher on a stage length adjusted basis than for the higher density A320 models it operates"
In other words, it costs 20% less per seat to operate the 150 seat Airbus, versus the 100 seat Embraer, which would translate into lower ticket prices.
Not only would the morning flights
1) Bring in 150 seats per day versus 100 seats
2) The lower ticket prices would make us more competitive.
Change the time!
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commented on 2019-04-20 12:05:18
Unfortunately the flights do well in the times they are at JetBlue won’t bother wasting resources to further grow ORH. It’s enough where Massport and JetBlue are happy so we will never see anything change.
commented on 2019-04-21 04:40:52
Add Fort Myers to schedual
commented on 2019-04-21 04:42:40
Add Fort Myers to schedual
commented on 2019-04-21 08:25:21
We would totally utilize ORH to MCO for our Disney trip but don't, only because of the flight times. I don't want to waste a night at Disney and not be able to enjoy more of the day! Please change!
commented on 2019-04-21 08:34:45
Flight times are good morning or afternoon especially on a Friday.
commented on 2019-04-21 08:38:08
A lot of people go to school or work, then like to hop on an afternoon flight to FL. They should have two flight to FLL and MCO.
commented on 2019-04-21 08:42:14
JUST DO IT!
commented on 2019-04-21 09:54:35
My family and I tried to use ORH for a Disney trip 2 years ago. Total disaster. We booked the Beach/Yacht Club resort solely because we wanted the first day of vacation to be a pool day. We paid the premium to stay at this resort because its pool complex (with beaches!) is arguably the best of all of the in park resorts. Well, we had that late start, then a 2 1/2 hour delay on the runway, then returned to the gate. 1/2 the flight was bussed to Logan and 1/2 to Providence (like us) to catch another flight. We didn't arrive until midnight. It cost me nearly a thousand dollars to get that pool day and I lost it. Never again.
commented on 2019-04-21 10:15:02
Ken, we agree and thought that by now after 5 year we would have multiple flights per day. Our point is that if we only have one flight, we would rather have in the morning.
commented on 2019-04-21 10:37:43
I agree!! The afternoon flight to Florida forces me to fly a day earlier and pay for an extra night in a hotel.
commented on 2019-04-21 10:49:13
I agree that there is a critical need for morning flights to Florida. In addition to your reasons, the cost difference is higher now since a family has to pay for a room and meals without benefitting from being in Florida for the day. But, you make a basic math mistake. JB says the "unit costs of the Embraer 190 are 20% higher on a stage length adjusted basis than for the higher density A320 model." And you go on to say "it costs 20% less per seat to operate the 150 seat Airbus." Not true.
commented on 2019-04-21 12:45:44
Not to be selfish....but getting to FL earlier in any given day means more fun in the sun for shivering New Englanders. Early flights south rock!
commented on 2019-04-21 14:14:52
You have a typo in the first sentence.....come onnnnnn
commented on 2019-04-21 19:23:46
I would love if the time was changed to the morning. We have been going to Florida to visit friends via JetBlue from Worcester for several years now. We love the convenience of flying out of a small airport, no lines, less people and reasonable parking. However the down side is that because your landing in the evening your already tired and you still have to rent your car and drive to your destination. Sometimes this takes hours. A morning flight would be so much more convenient and you could still enjoy part of the day in Florida.
commented on 2019-04-21 19:46:44
Morning flights would be so much better. 🥰🥰🥰 please please please.
commented on 2019-04-22 08:39:15
I would love to be able to fly out in the morning-gaining a whole day of vacation. And wouldn’t mind if tickets were cheaper!! Or could they consider a early morning AND late afternoon flights??
commented on 2019-04-25 04:19:23
Change the flight from Worcester to Florida to the morning. For such a short flight, people want to enjoy the day in Florida.