Jetblue flight isn't selling well - will they cancel and when?

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  1. tukogirl

    tukogirl Mouseketeer

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    The Jetblue flight I have booked from LAX to MCO isn't selling well. We are just under 3 months and there are only 28 occupied seats, according to the seat map. This is the only LAX/MCO nonstop that day and all of the others are routed with several hour layovers.

    Does Jetblue normally cancel low selling flights and any thoughts on when they might do so? I'm afraid they will cancel a month out and we will end up paying a ridiculous amount on another airline that close to flight date.
     
  2. winthropf

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    Lightly sold flights on any airline are rarely cancelled. They need to fly the plane to its next destination so it can be used for the next flight.
     
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  4. FCDub

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    Three months is an eternity. No need to worry. Plus, like the PP said, they need the plane in MCO.
     
  5. DebbieB

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    Business travelers book last minute. They typically don’t cancel low booked flights. As others said, if they cancel it, it will cause a domino affect for the next flights.
     
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  6. wdw&sonny

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    Also, if Jet Blue is like most discount airlines and charge for an assigned seat, then the seat map does not reflect the number of seats sold. For anyone who buys a ticket but chooses to not pay extra for an assigned seat (like me), then all seats are still available for other to choose from. Those that don't choose to pay extra are assigned a seat later. There could be 200 seats sold. But only 28 people have paid for an assigned seat.
     
  7. tukogirl

    tukogirl Mouseketeer

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    Thanks to all who replied! I'm feeling much better about the flight now, thanks!
     
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  8. PrincessArlena'sDad

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    Jet Bue does not sell unassigned seats.

    Not yet, at least...
     
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  9. Jimsig

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    As others have said flights are rarely cancelled for that reason and the fact that it's not only getting aircraft in place for it's next flight they have have to get the crew in pace for their next flight or just get them home. So just cancelling a flight would have a domino effect.

    If Jetlue was to change your flight, like say a schedule change, they would still get you you from Point A to Point B at no additional cost to you. I have had a few sched changes on JB and have changed to different flights as they were more convenient. Last summer they changed my flight from BOS to LAX from something like 6p to 8p. I was able to change it for free to the 1045a flight. In your case with the other airports they fly out of in the LA area they might also allow you a change to a different departing airport if that flight worked better for you.


    JetBlue does not charge extra to pick a seat.
     
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  10. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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    Not yet, anyway ;)

    My favorite jetBlue flight was a redeye from LAS to BOS, Christmas night a few years ago. Exactly 1/3 of the seats were sold/taken. I had the entire back three rows to myself.
     
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  11. Jimsig

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    Fingers crossed they don't but who knows.
     

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