When Independence Air gave up the ghost, I rooted for JetBlue to get the gates that they abandoned. Looks like that’s not going happen. No longer will DC folks be forced to drive up to BWI to catch Southwest’s cheap flights. They’re going to take two gates to begin with and slowly expand their operations from that tiny beachhead. However, this could result in some serious price-fighting between United, Delta and Southwest, and perhaps spark some increased attention from JetBlue and AirTran at Dulles.
Though I’ve come to hate flying due to the invasive security measures that the inept TSA has brought to the public, it’s nice to see further options available to DC travelers.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs