David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Routes Just Launched With Tickets From $39! Download The App Get 500 Points!

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David Neeleman is the most prolific airline creator of our times.

He co-founded Morris Air in the 80s and sold it to Southwest after less than a decade for $130 million. He co-founded Canada’s Westjet in the mid-90s and today it is Canada’s second largest airline. He founded NewAir in the late 90s which was re-branded as JetBlue before its first flights in 2000, which were from JFK to Buffalo and Fort Lauderdale.

After being forced out from JetBlue due to a JetBlue operational meltdown during an ice storm in 2007 he went on to launch Azul Airlines in Brazil and he helped save Portugal’s TAP.

Today he’s launching Breeze Airways, which he calls an airline merging technology with kindness. He says it will be the nicest airline in the world with friendly policies and employees.

You can download the Breeze app for iOS or Android, signup for an account, and instantly get 500 BreezePoints, worth $5 for airfare.

After years of consolidation, it’s great to see new airlines like Avelo and Breeze being launched!

Here is the Breeze route map, which is now on sale:

“Guests can change or cancel a flight up to 15 minutes before scheduled departure without penalty. Unused funds from changes and cancellations are automatically saved in the Guest’s Breeze account and do not expire for 24 months.”

Breeze will launch with ten single class E-190 jets with 108 seats and three single class E195 aircraft with 118 seats. All Embraer aircraft will be a two-by-two seat configuration, so there are no middle seats. Most Embraer flights will be under 2 hours.

You can buy fares that include ‘Nice’ seats, or ‘Nicer’ seats with extra legroom.

“Breeze will start taking delivery of 60 brand new Airbus A220 aircraft, beginning in October of this year and delivering at about one per month for five years. The A220 routes, which will be announced this Fall, all will be longer than two hours’ flight time. The A220s will include a premium cabin, called ‘Nicest’ seating, in a two-by-two configuration at the front of the plane. The remainder of the aircraft will feature a two-by-three seat configuration.

From Tampa Bay, Breeze will inaugurate service on 10 routes, most of which are currently not served:

  • Charleston, SC (starting May 27);
  • Louisville, KY (May 28);
  • Tulsa, OK (June 4);
  • Norfolk, VA (June 10);
  • Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (June 17);
  • Akron/Canton, OH (June 26);
  • Oklahoma City, OK (July 1);
  • Columbus, OH (July 3);
  • Huntsville, AL (July 22);
  • Richmond, VA (July 22).

From Charleston, Breeze will inaugurate service to 11 markets, most of which are currently not served:

  • Hartford, CT (starting May 27);
  • Tampa, FL (May 27);
  • Louisville, KY (May 28);
  • Norfolk, VA (June 10);
  • Akron/Canton, OH (July 8);
  • Columbus, OH (July 8);
  • New Orleans, LA (July 8);
  • Pittsburgh, PA (July 8);
  • Richmond, VA (July 8);
  • Huntsville, AL (July 15); and
  • Providence, RI (July 22).

From Norfolk, Breeze will inaugurate service on 7 routes, 6 are currently not served:

  • Charleston, SC (starting June 10);
  • Tampa, FL (June 10);
  • New Orleans, LA (July 15);
  • Columbus, OH (July 22);
  • Hartford, CT (July 22);
  • Pittsburgh, PA (July 22); and
  • Providence, RI (July 29).

From New Orleans, Breeze will inaugurate service to 10 markets, most of which are currently not served:

  • Charleston, SC (starting July 8);
  • Akron/Canton, OH (July 15);
  • Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (July 15);
  • Huntsville, AL (July 15);
  • Louisville, KY (July 15);
  • Norfolk, VA (July 15);
  • Oklahoma, OK (July 15);
  • Richmond, VA (July 15);
  • Tulsa, OK (July 15); and
  • Columbus, OH (July 16).

Beyond these four main cities, Breeze also will operate five routes from Columbus, OH; four routes from Hartford, CT, and Pittsburgh, PA; and three routes from Akron/Canton, OHBentonville/Fayetteville, ARHuntsville, ALLouisville, KYOklahoma City, OKProvidence, RIRichmond, VASan Antonio, TX, and Tulsa, OK. including between:

  • Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR, and San Antonio, TX (July 15);
  • San Antonio, TX, and Oklahoma City, OK (July 15);
  • Tulsa, OK, and San Antonio, TX (July 15);
  • Hartford, CT, and Columbus, OH (July 22);
  • Pittsburgh, PA, and Hartford, CT (July 22); and
  • Providence, RI, and Pittsburgh, PA (July 29).”

The “Nice” Fare includes a personal item, such as a backpack or purse. You can select a seat and add bags for an additional cost. If no seat is selected then one will be assigned at no cost during check-in. The Nice seat pitch is 29 inches on the E-190 aircraft and 31 inches on the E-195s. A Nice Fare can be paired with a Nicer Seat for an additional cost. All Nice Fares receive two percent back in BreezePoints.

The “Nicer” Fare includes an extra legroom seat assignment, a personal item, a carry-on bag in the overhead bin, one checked bag, a complimentary drink and snack, and priority boarding. The Nicer seat pitch is between 33 and 39 inches on the E-190s, depending on the row selected, and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s. All Nicer Fares receive four percent back in BreezePoints.

Prices to check or carry-on bags are a flat rate of $20 each, one way, for up to three bags. This flat rate is the same whether a bag is checked or taken onboard.

Seat assignments start from $10, but Family Seating is free for families traveling with children 12 and under!

Unfortunately, the Embraer fleet will not have WiFi, though it will have free streaming entertainment.

The A220 fleet coming in the fall will be targeted to longer flights and will have WiFi.

Breeze will have PreCheck available from day one.

The $39 intro fare sale is valid while seats last for purchase by 5/31.

Will you fly Breeze? Will this airline be as successful as JetBlue one day?

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21 Comments On "David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Routes Just Launched With Tickets From $39! Download The App Get 500 Points!"

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Sure I’d fly it, if they have NY routes.


Is this gonna be a southwest-like airline or more of a spirit airline?

On the one hand they want to be nice but on the other hand they still seem to be nickeling and diming which is never nice.


Their fees are much better then any US airline besides southwest, how’s that nickel and dime. ?


Almost all seats on United, AA, and Delta are “preferred” seats nowadays, which they charge money for even with regular economy fares. They also charge at least $30 a way for baggage. Breeze is much more reasonable.


Your question implies that southwest and spirit are polar opposites. Kind of the same thing — would never fly either.

Obviously Spirit is worse, but SW is a close 2nd

Kobe Bryant

I would argue that WN is the best airline in the US with no other airline even in the conversation aside from


Wishing Neeleman best of luck. This guy is amazing


Are they only selling on there own site or thru priceline as well?


I’m really rooting for them !! A change is needed. We also need regulators to loosen up the monopoly legacy airlines have with gates airports etc.
the 15 minutes cancel policy seems a bit too generous as people will hold fares just in case thereby preventing them from selling, but WN made it work…

Family seating is huge, and so is flat rate luggage hopefully less people will bring carry on.

Hope to see them in NYC eventually…


I haven’t paid for a flight in many years as I just use points, so the question for me is, who will be there first Credit card partner and travel partner?


Can someone please clarify what destination are available from Hartford . The closest airport to New York City . I couldn’t tell from the map ?


Any plans for the West Coast?


29 inch pitch doesn’t seem that “nice” to me.



Worthless Brooklynite

No JFK. Sad.


for them to fly JFK would inevitably raise costs


The prices and amenities sound good, but the routes are way off my radar screen ….

Kobe Bryant

I would argue that WN is by far the best airline in the US, with no other airline even in the conversation, aside from B6.