Jet Blue Airlines Informative - Boycott Jet Blue
The fair haired airline, the flavor of the month so to speak is Jet Blue. What the public either does not know, or simply ignores, is the manner in which this company has had a measure of success.
Jet Blue thrives on low fares, no secret there. You can profit from that only if your costs remain low. With an employee group of fresh faces(read inexperienced) the payroll at this stage is also low. That of course will change as the staff realizes that they are carrying the water for management, and will naturally want to bring their wages up to industry standard. The company is non-union, and so far the employees are consuming the Kool Aid in massive quantities. When they realize that pay raises are not forthcoming, they will at some juncture form collective bargaining units.
Jet Blue, an almost pure buyer of French and German built Airbus aircraft, has been the beneficiary of generous maintenance agreements, as well as purchase financing from that not so friendly government subsidized company.
I'll fly U.S. airlines that buy American built Boeing aircraft. I cannot fathom patronizing an airline that pays their employees sub-standard wages, while in effect keeping French and German workers at government subsidized Airbus well fed.