By contrast, McAdoo said Florida flights from JFK and Boston produce an estimated $800 million annually in revenue, and make money. The JFK/Florida operation produces margins of 9.5%, he said; the three most profitable flights, in terms of absolute dollars, are JFK to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach International.
“Jet Blue’s network is one of extremes,” he said, with Caribbean flights and Northeast to Florida very profitable, while West Coast and Boston flying is unprofitable.
As for seating, JetBlue has 150 seats in the A320, its most common aircraft type. Coach seats have a generous pitch -- the space between the seats -- of 34 inches. By contrast, the A320s flown by the US Airways division of American Airlines seat 150 but have a more standard pitch of only 31 inches, according to SeatGuru.
In 2011, JetBlue added a product called “Even More Space,” which provides 38 inches of pitch -- equivalent to first class in many airlines -- for an added fee.
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