Are These Signs JetBlue is a Mature Airline?

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    JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) — the renowned airline that pioneered cut-rate, efficient flying — has been facing operational problems industry insiders say may be attributed to a ‘maturing’ airline. What are the signs?

    In a late-March incident, a pilot ran amok during the flight, which had to be diverted by the co-pilot to a safe landing. In a symptomatically similar incident in 2010, a flight attendant escaped a fracas on board the plane by sliding down an inflatable chute.

    “I think in many respects they’ve matured and part of the maturation process is when you’re a ten-year-old company, you have ten-year-old company costs. You’re not growing as rapidly as you used to,” said Robert Mann, an industry consultant and former airline executive.
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