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Frankly, today's news makes me think JetBlue is vulnerable. Delta
Though it wasn't clear from the Reuters interview, the move appears to be aimed squarely at taking share from JetBlue on its most profitable routes. Is that possible? Well, it doesn't hurt that Song shares with JetBlue the same reputation for upscale, trendy service in a low-cost package, including 24 channels of EchoStar's
Still, it's worth noting that even with fuel prices at nosebleed levels, JetBlue continues to manage profits, and its low-cost structure ought to allow it to continue to do so. Conversely, Delta has been bleeding money, and Song is no panacea. Neither is Ted for UALCorp's United. But both are likely to make it increasingly difficult for JetBlue, Frontier
For related Foolishness:
- What would JetBlue do with this whopper of a jet?
- If you're still scratching your head, check out what Bill Mann found when he examined Southwest's slow slide.
- Delta thankfully avoided a crash landing in November.
Fool contributor Tim Beyers doesn't own shares in any of the airlines mentioned, though he has family members who are retired from United. To find out what stocks are in Tim's portfolio, check his Fool profile, which is here. To find other Fools to offer your own take on Delta, JetBlue, or the airline industry in general, visit our discussion boards.