Author Topic: JAX/JIA updates  (Read 33102 times)

Steve

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2957
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #195 on: May 01, 2019, 10:48:53 AM »
These are welcomed changes to the schedule. I love the time on the Vegas to Jax flight. That is my optimal time for leaving Vegas.

No argument from me-I’d prefer these times.

I do know there are those that can sleep anywhere and prefer redeye flights, and this was JAX’s only one.

Jagsdrew

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #196 on: May 01, 2019, 11:35:12 AM »
I did the Frontier Red Eye and it was miserable.  Not the carrier's fault by any means, I was terribly hungover on the way back. Also, on the way there, it was like a party plane as there are ZERO business passengers, all play.
Twitter: @Jagsdrew

JaxAvondale

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 501
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #197 on: May 01, 2019, 11:47:08 AM »
It would be hard for me to be on a Frontier flight for that long given the benefits that I received with the major carriers.

blizz01

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1624

Steve

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2957
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #199 on: May 03, 2019, 08:51:19 AM »

Dolph1975

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 20
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #200 on: May 15, 2019, 12:47:50 PM »
Private Club has opened at JIA

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/photo-gallery/the-club-jax-opens-at-jacksonville-international-airport

Also, looks like Brighton and Brooks Brothers are shrinking to make room for a restaurant.  I think this is a good idea, as often as I pass through JAX, I don't think I've ever seen anyone shopping in those stores. 

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/jacksonville-international-airport-plans-to-add-fast-casual-restaurant

minder

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #201 on: June 16, 2019, 07:35:08 AM »
I just noticed Charleston SC has a 6x weekly flight to Seattle. I know they have a 2x weekly seasonal with BA which I can understand for the peak of the year and on a limited frequency, but how the hell can they maintain a 6x weekly year round to Seattle and JAX has nothing to the West Coast!?

jaxdan3

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #202 on: June 16, 2019, 08:52:15 AM »
I just noticed Charleston SC has a 6x weekly flight to Seattle. I know they have a 2x weekly seasonal with BA which I can understand for the peak of the year and on a limited frequency, but how the hell can they maintain a 6x weekly year round to Seattle and JAX has nothing to the West Coast!?

There is a Boeing plant in Charleston, I’m not sure if Boeing subsidies the route but it’s mainly used as a shuttle for their employees.

ProjectMaximus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3207
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #203 on: June 16, 2019, 11:16:21 PM »
Yeah it has to be related to that. Boeing employs over 7000 in Charleston and over 80000 in Seattle. Take a look to see how many flights they have to Chicago. I think they have around 30000 employees there.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2019, 11:21:26 PM by ProjectMaximus »

Steve

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2957
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #204 on: June 17, 2019, 09:57:48 AM »
There are a lot of routes out there that operate for 1 or 2 specific reasons. For example, Cincinnati, which used to be Delta's #2 hub (and is nowhere near that today), still has one non-stop over the pond (to Paris). While I'm assuming they aren't flying empty planes on the passenger deck (Proctor and Gamble help this), a significant reason that flight still exists is cargo, as GE Aviation has a significant presence in both places.

Kerry

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #205 on: June 18, 2019, 03:58:14 PM »
Third Place

Steve

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2957
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #206 on: June 18, 2019, 04:09:55 PM »
8 Fortune 500 companies doesn't hurt either.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2019/05/17/latest-fortune-500-lists-8-cincinnati-companies/3704767002/

Bingo. For it's size, Cinci has a lot of F500 companies. Now, a couple of them actually located to Cinci due to the Delta hub (no longer), but that's likely sustaining a lot of the flights.

fhrathore

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 39
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #207 on: June 18, 2019, 05:10:05 PM »
Announced that Allegiant will begin seasonal service to Grand Rapids, MI this year.

JaxAvondale

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 501
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #208 on: June 18, 2019, 09:16:12 PM »
I truly miss that Jax to New Orleans route on Allegiant.

jaxdan3

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
Re: JAX/JIA updates
« Reply #209 on: June 27, 2019, 07:19:56 PM »
Unfortunately another cut for JIA, on 10/27/19 Jetblue will be dropping the Jacksonville-D.C. Reagan National flight.