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July 18, 2024
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JetBlue seems determined to get its deal done to acquire Spirit.  A previous attempt to acquire Virgin American floundered as Alaska Airlines outbid it.  More recently, JetBlue’s deal with American had to be abandoned. These experiences seem to reinforce JetBlue’s determination not to lose Spirit.

This determination looks like running into a wall erected by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).  JetBlue has taken several steps to win over the decision-making power. It has agreed to sell Boston and Newark slots Spirit owns to Allegiant.  JetBlue has also given its flight attendants a pay bump to win them over.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.