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JetBlue dropping some flights to Florida

7 July 2008

America’s airline shrinkage has landed at Stewart International Airport again. JetBlue Airways is downsizing its flights to just two a day after Sept. 2, the carrier says.

The last flight to West Palm Beach, Fla., will be Sept. 2.

That same day, JetBlue will drop one of its two daily flights to Orlando and one of the two to Fort Lauderdale. But according to travelers and the airline’s Web site, there’s only one Fort Lauderdale flight now.


JetBlue adds Puerto Rico service

9 June 2008

JetBlue Airways announces plans to add flights to Puerto Rico this winter, bolstering its schedule with added service between San Juan and Boston, New York and Orlando.

source: Avionews

NY man sues airline over flight spent in toilet

13 May 2008

A New York man who says he was denied a seat on a five-hour jetBlue flight and was instead told to “‘hang out'” in the plane’s bathroom has sued the airline for $2 million, saying he suffered “‘extreme humiliation.'”

When Gokhan Mutlu arrived to check in for a jetBlue flight from San Diego to New York in February he was told the flight was full, according to the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court.

But Mutlu was allowed to board after a jetBlue flight attendant agreed to give up her seat and travel in an airline employee “‘jump seat.'” It was not clear in the lawsuit whether the flight attendant was working.

source: Reuters

JetBlue expansion could hit turbulence

16 April 2008

Even as rising fuel costs are grounding weaker airlines — including three this month — airline competition is heating up for travelers flying the Pacific coast.

On the runway is JetBlue Airways Corp. with new 100-seat jets that will begin flying next month from Long Beach up and down the coast in a move that financial analysts say may be bold but risky

Next month, the low-cost carrier, popular with Southern California leisure travelers, is adding six flights from Long Beach to San Jose, Seattle and Austin, connecting some of the nation’s top tech-heavy cities.

source: LA Times

More Leg Room Comes at a Price

22 March 2008

To get a little more leg room on JetBlue’s airplanes, you’ll need to stretch your wallet a little bit more.

Hoping for a leg up on the competition, JetBlue will give you four extra inches to stretch, flex, cross or rest your legs.

The extra room will cost you an extra $10, $15, or $20 depending on the length of the flight.


JetBlue to expand West Coast service

13 February 2008

Discount carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. said it will expand its service from the West Coast on May 21 by launching transcontinental flights from Los Angeles International Airport and adding new flights from its existing airports in Southern California.

source: The Wall Street Journal

JetBlue adds Caribbean flights from Orlando

11 February 2008

New York-based JetBlue Airways will add its first international service from Florida next month with the launch of daily nonstop service from Orlando to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (starts March 6).

JetBlue will also add a second daily nonstop flight between Orlando and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, beginning May 1. This summer, the airline will offer Orlando travelers a total of six daily nonstop flights to Puerto Rico, including three to San Juan, two to Aguadilla, and one to Ponce.


Aer Lingus signs agreement with low-cost US carrier

4 February 2008

Aer Lingus has reached an agreement with a low-cost US carrier that will give the Irish airline’s passengers easier access to locations across the United States.

The agreement with Jet Blue means Aer Lingus customers will be able to book flights from Ireland to 40 US destinations from April of this year.

source: Belfast telegraph

JetBlue Sells Stake to Lufthansa for $300 Million

14 December 2007

JetBlue, the struggling discount carrier, sold a 19 percent stake in its business to Lufthansa of Germany for $300 million Thursday, the first major investment by a foreign airline in an American rival since British Airways took a stake in American Airlines in the early 1990s.

While Lufthansa’s investment is strictly financial and does not include any strategic partnership for now, industry watchers speculated that the deal could lead to further cooperation and give Lufthansa an important foothold in the United States.

source: The New York Times

In-flight email on US airline

7 December 2007

Two firms have announced plans to offer free, in-flight Wi-Fi connections for laptop computers and smart phones on flights on the JetBlue airline.

The new service, offered by Yahoo and Research in Motion (RIM), will allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and instant messenger services on their laptops or access corporate e-mails on Wi-Fi enabled versions of the popular Blackberry device from RIM.