Tagged With "JetBlue"

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Re: JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

DrFumblefinger ·
The very slight bit of good news is that JetBlue still plans on keeping its basic wifi free. More on that story at this link .
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Re: JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

DrFumblefinger ·
This is very disappointing news. I was hoping JetBlue would stick to its "customers first" mode of business operation, but obviously management has sold us out. That leaves only Southwest in the USA that has a different business model, and hopefully they'll stick to their principles and not succumb to these pressures.
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Re: Fast Start for New Inflight Device Rules

chatterbot2 ·
This is ironic. Electronic devices which, themselves, become rapidly obsolete are making videos about them obsolete simply by the popularity of the devices.
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Re: As scheduled Cuba service nears, charter operators face unknown future

Travel Rob ·
With a few exceptions, the charter prices for Americans were really expensive. So for those companies, the gravy train is over.
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Re: As scheduled Cuba service nears, charter operators face unknown future

GarryRF ·
On leaving Cuba last year our flight home to the UK was delayed. We had to wait on the plane for 4 hours. The airport had run out of Jet Fuel A1. So a fuel tanker was dispatched to fetch some. I do hope the US embargo stops before I go again. I'm not fighting American Airlines for the last drop of Jet Fuel !!
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Re: Clashing Views: Who's responsible for fees and misery?

Travel Rob ·
I have to disagree with Megan McArdle on this.US Domestic fares and fees have been going up because of less competition in airline fares because of the mergers. The public has few reasonable alternatives.
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Re: Will JetBlue Change Its Colors?

Travel Rob ·
I can't see why they would change if their stock is up already 49% this year. Airlines are making record profits in the US now and that's mainly been because of higher fares and fees for the consumer. There's not too many true budget airlines left in the US.
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Re: JetBlue at JFK: A most unusual rooftop lounge

DrFumblefinger ·
Is it a "frequent flyer" only lounge, or open to all JetBlue passengers?
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Re: JetBlue aims Buffalo-LA flight at Canadian flyers

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a fair bit of competition for Canadians at the Buffalo airport. My cousin lives near Niagara Falls and often uses Buffalo as her preferred departure airport. Given her close proximity, it makes a lot more sense than driving to Toronto, which is about as popular with Canadians as JFK and LAX are with Americans.
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Re: JetBlue to be first with free WiFi on all flights

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent idea! Kudos to JetBlue for its foresight.
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Fast Start for New Inflight Device Rules

PHeymont ·
Apparently anticipating yesterday's FAA announcement of new rules for inflight electronics, Delta and JetBlue had already submitted their compliance documents to the FAA, and may begin the new rules as early as today or tomorrow (Nov. 1-2). American...
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Apple Pay takes off on JetBlue

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A new use for your now-allowed inflight electronics—at least if it's an iPhone—debuts this week as JetBlue begins to accept Apple Pay for purchases of onboard food, drinks and services. When the Apple Watch releases later this year, it...
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As scheduled Cuba service nears, charter operators face unknown future

PHeymont ·
A surprisingly large industry of scheduled charter flights from the U.S. to Cuba faces an uncertain future as the U.S. and Cuba negotiate their future relationship, including civil aviation, a topic that has already begun to be discussed by the...
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Clashing Views: Who's responsible for fees and misery?

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Tim Wu, in a recent New Yorker  article makes a strong case that most of the things we complain about in travel, and especially air travel—cramped seats, fees for everything, etc.—are due to Wall Street pressure on carriers to...
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Buffalo-ed by the snow? Airlines waiving change fees

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Each with its own set of rules, but American, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue are all adjusting rules on schedule and flight changes for passengers affected by the huge snows in the Great Lakes region. The USA Today article has more  DETAILS and...
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American, JetBlue end codeshare agreement

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American Airlines and JetBlue, which for the past few years have had codeshare agreements that allowed JetBlue to sell tickets to overseas destinations and American to reach smaller U.S. markets served by JetBlue, have ended the agreement. Both...
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Amsterdam on JetBlue? Orlando on Icelandair? Codeshare coming!

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JetBlue Airways and Icelandair, which already have an interline partnership, have asked for U.S. government permission for a codeshare agreement. If approved, JetBlue would place its code on seven Icelandair routes from the U.S. to Iceland, and eight...
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An era ends: Jet Blue's new fares and fees

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JetBlue check-in kiosks at JFK. Save $5 by checking bag here instead of counter    Photo: JetBlue   With JetBlue's announcement today that it is ending free checked bags, Southwest is the only remaining major carrier offering free...
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JetBlue to be first with free WiFi on all flights

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JetBlue has announced it intends to upgrade the WiFi on all its planes, and make it a free amenity for passengers...an industry first. The service, called FlyFi by the airline, will offer broadband speeds sufficient for streaming.   Streaming...
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JetBlue to start NYC-Havana flights

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JetBlue will fly scheduled direct service from NYC JFK to Havana each Friday, starting July 3rd. Like all U.S. flights to Cuba it will operate as a charter with one of the officially approved travel service companies, in this case Cuba Travel...
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JetBlue + TWA = new airport hotel? Maybe!

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If the equation seems a bit arcane, so is the problem—recyling an iconic and historic building to both be useful (make money) and still be itself. JetBlue and its hotel partner MCR, think they can do it, and it seems the Port Authority, which...
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Is Virgin America headed for the altar?

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Virgin America may be up for sale, and there are reported offers from JetBlue and Alaska Airlines, with Delta possibly coming to the table as well.
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A look at JetBlue's new Premium Class cabin

DrFumblefinger ·
  Conde Nast Traveler has posted a nice piece on JetBlue's new premium class cabin being rolled out on its NYC to LAX route.  Worth taking a look at and definitely a change for this previously "low cost" single class carrier.   Here's...
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Spirit keeps the pressure on legacy carriers

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Spirit strikes again...this time with more non-stops from Philadelphia The ultra-low-cost carrier is taking on JetBlue and American this time, with non-stops from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale and Detroit. The Spirit "bare-fare" services that it hopes will win it market share competing with the majors on high-density has already pushed all three of the big legacy carriers—Delta, United and American—into offering no-frills fares in competition. (For Gumbo's coverage of that...
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Seaborne, JetBlue to code-share Caribbean flights

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Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue are hooking up for some Caribbean codeshares that will let JetBlue sell tickets to destinations in the Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Martinique and the Dominican Republic.   Seaborne, originally based in the...
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New ties for JetBlue and TAP, as TAP expands

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TAP sets new JFK and Boston routes from Lisbon, and signs up with JetBlue to sell each other's tickets to and from 20 JetBlue destinations.
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'Lullaby of JetBlue' coming to JFK

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JetBlue's JFK Terminal 5, which already features an outdoor patio, a vegetable garden, a dog walk and other passenger-friendly amenities is now becoming the first U.S. terminal to offer napping pods for passengers waiting for a plane. The airline has teamed up with MetroNaps to install the EnergyPods which recline and provide "serene seclusion." There are speakers with soothing rhythms or white noise, and nappers can also plug in their own headphones. There's no charge for the pods, at least...
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JetBlue aims Buffalo-LA flight at Canadian flyers

PHeymont ·
JetBlue's new Buffalo to Los Angeles non-stop offers Canadians a lower trans-continental fare, and maybe a shorter customs line.
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JetBlue, Amazon team for free WiFi, Prime benefits

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It's almost enough to make you forget JetBlue's upcoming bag fees. Passengers will continue to enjoy the lower-end (Simply Surf) tier of JetBlue's Fly-Fi product, courtesy of Amazon, and Amazon Prime members will be able to use the service to access...
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JetBlue Among the First Majors to Announce New Charter to Cuba

Travel Rob ·
Jet Blue Airways announced that through its  partner, ABC  Charters, they will add a new flight beginning in June from Tampa. JetBlue  is one of the first major carriers to expand charter service since restrictions were eased this...
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JetBlue and Japan Airlines: Closer Together

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JetBlue and Japan Airlines are expanding their codeshare arrangements to include 16 daily JFK-based flights that will carry JAL numbers for passengers arriving in NY on JAL's two daily flights from Tokyo. JetBlue and American (like JAL, a Oneworld...
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JetBlue at JFK: A most unusual rooftop lounge

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JetBlue likes to keep up its passenger-friendly image (despite imposing baggage fees this week) so it's not a big surprise that they've blazed a new path in airport amenities: a rooftop lounge on top of their Terminal 5 at JFK.   The space is...
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JetBlue chips in to grow blue potatoes at airport

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  When an airline is as fascinated with its colorful name as JetBlue is, down to serving blue-potato chips on every flight, it might be a surprise to find that they're also obsessed with green. But  JetBlue, which already installed an open...
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JetBlue Debuts Really Hi-Speed WiFi with Free Trial

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JetBlue is rolling out a new satellite WiFi service that promises broadband-speed service, and it's free for 6 months...long enough to get you addicted. For streaming video, the cost will be $9/hr. DETAILS
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JetBlue, Delta in Airbus news

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Delta adds more A321s in move to speed up MD88 retirement; JetBlue takes possession of the first U.S.-built Airbus plane in Mobile, Alabama.
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JetBlue extends its move into premium market

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JetBlue is taking advantage of United Airlines' planned departure from JFK by increasing its business-class service from JFK to California.   JetBlue, which made its reputation as a traveler-friendly one-class airline with great inflight...
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JetBlue forges new ties with Brazil's Azul

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A Tale of Three Airlines? Growing links among JetBlue, Azul, TAP, all connected to David Neeleman   JetBlue and Azul, the Brazilian airline run by former JetBlue CEO David Neeleman, are hammering out interline agreements that would let passengers...
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JetBlue joins Virgin America on NY-Palm Spings route

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Palm Springs in the distance with beautiful desert landscape.     Photo: Stan Shebs / Wikimedia   JetBlue is adding Palm Springs, CA as a destination for the winter season, giving shivering New Yorkers another way to head for warm...
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JetBlue knows how to rock an inaugural flight

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Cleveland and JetBlue are a new happy couple, as JetBlue opened its new Cleveland services with a bang. The first flight from Boston arrived at JetBlue's new Cleveland gate April 30, after a flight that started with an Elvis impersonator at the Boston...
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JetBlue looking south to Mexico, Ecuador

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JetBlue is starting to take on a real international tinge, adding Mexico City to its destination list for this year, and opening service to Ecuador in 2016. JetBlue already serves over 30 cities in the Caribbean and Latin America.   The Mexico...
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JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

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JetBlue announced Wednesday that it would not only start charging baggage fees, but will also reduce legroom in its planes to add 15 more seats per plane. The airline, which made its reputation as being customer-friendly and heavily advertised its...
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JetBlue's boutique hotel: Sorry! No vacancy for you!

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JetBlue, which has its training center ("JetBlue University") in Orlando, along with some operations and maintenance centers, has now opened its own 196-room boutique hotel with all the amenities, from pool to gym to good food.   But it's not...
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JetBlue's evolution: now it's into haute cuisine

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JetBlue, originally noted for blue corn chips and friendly service on its one-class flights seems to be headed in a whole new direction.   In addition to recently adding its business-class "Mint" service on longer flights, it now charges for...
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JetBlue's new pilot training plan: no experience needed

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With a worldwide pilot shortage expected over the next decades, JetBlue is taking an unusual step: it plans to train would-be airliner pilots who come to it without prior training as military or private pilots. In recent years, as flying has expanded and the supply of ex-military pilots has shrunk, airlines worldwide have begun to feel the effects of a shortage. Commercial pilot licenses require 1500 hours of flying experience. JetBlue's plan, new to the U.S., but similar to plans used by...
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JetBlue's new pricing: No clear skies ahead

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JetBlue, the airline that so many have loved for its attitude, freebies and simplicity, seems on the way to changing all of those.   On top of announcements by its new management team that there are bag fees in the future, and the addition of...
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TAP Portugal sold to JetBlue founder; new U.S. routes planned

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TAP Air Portugal planes on the runway at Lisbon      Photo: Ist58159-enwiki / Wikimedia   TAP, Portugal's "flag" air carrier has been sold to a joint venture headed by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and now owner of Brazil's...
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United, Azul link up for Brazil code shares

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Azul's colorful livery stands out on the taxiway          Photo: JOcchialini   Azul, Brazil's #3 airline is #1 in news these days. The airline, controlled by founder David Neeleman, also the founder of JetBlue, has just...
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Will JetBlue Change Its Colors?

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MarketWatch put it this way" "JetBlue may start putting customers second."   The thought, encouraged by the stock market, is that JetBlue which is doing quite well financially, thank you, could do even better by squeezing more revenue from...
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U.S., Cuba agree on re-starting regular air service

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After a year of change, with eased travel restrictions and re-opening of embassies, the U.S. and Cuba have come to agreement on arrangements for restoring regular airline service between the two countries, according to a Wednesday report from the Associated Press. The report has no details so far on when first flights might happen, but the outline indicates payment systems that would allow flights to be booked online and would streamline other aspects that have made travel to Cuba...
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U.S, Cuba agree: Scheduled flights to resume

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After over 50 years, scheduled air service between the U.S. and Cuba will resume, as early as this fall, under an agreement signed yesterday.
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