January 25, 2016

JetBlue’s New Fully Connected In-Seat Experience

Here at JetBlue we’re always looking for ways to take the inflight experience to the next level for our customers. Whether it’s by introducing the fastest free Wi-Fi available in the sky or offering unlimited name brand snacks and beverages on every flight, we’re always looking for ways to make the JetBlue experience feel more like home.

We’re proud that we haven’t stopped innovating and today we’re sharing new details on our exciting, all new cabin design and fully connected, gate-to-gate in-seat experience. Check it out for yourself.

What you’ll get with the fully connected in-seat experience

  1. Bigger touch screen – We’re almost doubling the size of our seatback screens taking them from 5.6″ to a whopping 10.1″. If that’s not enough, we’re also making them fully HD and adding touch capability for a seamless and modern experience.
  2. More entertainment options – The cabin is going to feel just like your living room with over 100 channels of DirecTV, 300+ movies and TV shows on demand, and personal device pairing.
  3. Endless possibilities – Our new inflight entertainment system is fully customizable giving us the ability to create custom apps and experiences at each and every seat.
  4. Nonstop connectivity  – Plug in and power on with power outlets and USB plus access to our free broadband Internet access, Fly-Fi, from gate-to-gate. Now you can steam, text, and email from the moment you sit down to the moment you arrive at your final destination.
  5. Improved comfort – Brand new ergonomic seats with unparalleled support and adjustable headsets are sleek, modern, and comfortable (a seat our A321 customers know and love).
  6. Fresh modern cabin – Arrive feeling refreshed thanks to LED lighting and a modern interior.

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Want to learn more about our current and future cabins? See the details on our experience page.

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December 22, 2015

Let’s Play Airport Holiday Edition!

Holiday travel isn’t easy so here’s a video highlighting some travel tips to help get you through airport security a litter faster (and saner this week).

Santa, elves, gingerbread men and even Scrooge are all welcome aboard any JetBlue flight, but can your pie fly? Let’s Play Airport and find out.

 

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Wrapped gifts

 

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While wrapped gifts can fly, they may need to be inspected by TSA, so we suggest bringing the paper along for the ride and saving the gift-wrapping for after you’ve arrived at your final destination. We would hate for you to ruin the surprise with an unwrapped gift!

 

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Hoverboards

 

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They’re fun to ride, but they can’t fly as checked luggage or a carry-on. Be sure to leave the lithium battery-powered hoverboard at home this holiday season.

 

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Jams, jellies, cranberry sauce, gravy and dips

 

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If they’re not in containers of 3 ounces or less, jams, jellies, cranberry sauce, gravy and dips, while delicious, will have to be left at home (or eaten before going through your local TSA checkpoint).

 

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Pies

 

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Pies can fly! Make sure they’re carried in their proper container for speedy screening.

 

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Snowglobes

 

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You can dream about winter while you’re napping in your comfy JetBlue seat, but snowglobes must also obey the 3 ounce-liquid rule and cannot be carried on.

 

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This holiday season planning ahead is our tip. Anticipate increased traffic to the airport and longer lines once you get there. For more about what can and can’t fly, visit the TSA online and watch the full ‘Let’s Play Airport’ video here!

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December 15, 2015

JetBlue Partners with DoSomething.org on Massive Recycling Campaign

Through our charitable fundraiser, The JetBlue Swing For Good Golf Classic, we have the pleasure of powering DoSomething.org’s aluminum can recycling campaign, 50 Cans.

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DoSomething.org is one the largest organizations for youth and social change with 4.6 million members who tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else.

The campaign 50 Cans asks young people to recycle 50 (or more!) aluminum cans. Since the campaign’s launch on October 1st, over 34,000 young people have recycled close to half a million aluminum cans. This impact is tremendous when you consider that Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial airline fleet every three months.

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JetBlue is excited to support the 50 Cans campaign because we understand the importance of recycling and preserving our natural resources. We know that natural beauty inspires travel and that it is in everyone’s interest (and the planet’s!) to keep destinations beautiful. That’s why we are committed to addressing environmental concerns such as greenhouse gases, pollution, and waste. Partnering with DoSomething.org was a natural fit for us because we recognize the potential of young people and want make sure that future generations can also enjoy the special places we travel to now.

50 Cans is running until December 31st, so there is still plenty of time to get involved. Sign up at DoSomething.org/cans. Participants between the ages 13 to 25 will enter for the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.

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Need more inspiration to join? Below are some more DoSomething.org members who went above and beyond with both environmentalism and art.

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December 14, 2015

Say Hello To Our iPad App

We’ve refreshed  your mobile experience with our new JetBlue iPad app and updates to our suite of existing mobile apps across devices.

The new app for iPad offers a fresh experience designed from the ground up. Not sure where you want to take your next JetBlue Getaway? No problem. The new iPad app takes advantage of the large tablet screen with rich visuals of our 93 destinations.

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New features on all of our apps mean you can now find the best fares and browse our hot deals. Customers will have more total control of their JetBlue experience when they want it by changing seat assignments, purchasing Even More Space and Even More Speed, and using the devices camera to input credit card and passport information on the fly.

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We are proud to be one of the first brands that launched an app for Apple Watch in April, and we’re making that even better with this update too by bringing new features and alerts including flights status and TrueBlue updates right to your watch face without needing to open the app.

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December 10, 2015

Crewmembers help donate 500 age-appropriate books to Arbor Hill Elementary School in Albany, New York

As we prepared to launch our new service between Albany International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport, we introduced ourselves to the Albany community with a book reading and book donation event on Wednesday, December 9th. Crewmembers from Albany, Long Island City, and Burlington donated 500 age-appropriate books to eager first and second grade students of Arbor Hill Elementary School in Albany, New York.

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Over 100 first and second graders gathered around our crewmembers for a book reading of Rosie Revere, Engineer – a book which helps promote S.T.E.M. education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Upon the conclusion of the book reading, each first and second grader was surprised with a bundle of three age-appropriate books to take home to add to and/or build their personal home libraries.

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Youth and education are the key pillars of our corporate social responsibility platform and one of our key initiatives is Soar With Reading; where we help provide age-appropriate books to children in underserved areas, enabling their imaginations to take flight through reading.

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December 1, 2015

It’s #GivingTuesday! Donate To Your Favorite Charity With Our TrueBlue Points Donation Program

We are excited to announce the results of our seventh annual Swing For Good fundraising campaign. In collaboration with our local business partners, crewmembers and customers, this year we raised $750,000 for three youth and community focused non-profit organizations: DoSomething.org, Together We Ride, and the JetBlue Foundation. Each non-profit partner received $250,000 to continue their drive to improve education and strengthen our communities. JetBlue’s annual fundraising efforts include the Swing For Good Golf Classic and the Bid For Good online charitable auction. Since 2008, these initiatives have raised more than $2.95 million for charitable organizations focused on youth, education and community – the core pillars of the airline’s corporate social responsibility platform.

This #GivingTuesday (the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving weekend), we encourage our TrueBlue members to join us in donating to their favorite charities and causes through our TrueBlue Points Donation program, a recent addition our loyalty program.

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The TrueBlue Points Donation program provides TrueBlue members with an additional way to use their loyalty points. Members are now capable of donating points to benefit numerous charities and non-profits featured in TrueBlue Points Donation program. . When members donate points, they go directly to the selected charity and each charity may use the points for travel for their organization.

Donating TrueBlue points is easy.

•             TrueBlue members can log in to their TrueBlue account on the Points Donation website at JetBlue.com/web/trueblue/charity.

•             Next, the member may select from a variety of charities and decide how many points to donate. Starting at 500 points, TrueBlue members may donate as many points as they wish to any of the selected charities.

•             The points will then be transferred directly to the charity’s TrueBlue account.

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December 1, 2015

#ActOnClimate – JetBlue Joins the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Today JetBlue joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which includes more than 154 companies from across the American economy demonstrating an ongoing commitment to climate action and voicing support for a strong outcome to the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) Paris climate negotiations.

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The JetBlue ‘BluePledge’:

JetBlue applauds the growing number of countries that have already set ambitious targets for climate action. In this context, we support the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.

Aviation operates within the global business context and is preparing for global action on international aviation climate targets and measures to be taken at the 39th Assembly of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2016. While not a direct part of the upcoming Conference of Parties negotiations in Paris, the airline industry has a vested interest in a strong outcome in Paris consistent with the industry’s existing voluntary pledge to reduce global emissions from commercial air travel in partnership with aircraft and engine manufacturers, the Federal Aviation Administration, and others. JetBlue’s goals to reduce emissions through flying technologies and biofuels research will be more easily achieved and less costly if the global political and business environment is supportive of and united behind a low-carbon future.

JetBlue pledges to:

  • Support and invest in new technology to decrease flight emissions through more efficient operations.  JetBlue has already committed approximately $20 million for mandated technology and will continue to supplement that effort for additional investment of $30 million for capabilities in data and long range satellite based communications to improve flying efficiency. With these investments JetBlue aims to save over 500,000 gallons of fuel burn per year within 30% of our schedule operation. This objective and more emissions savings will be possible if the Federal Aviation Administration complements our investment with infrastructure, procedural changes and controller training in the Caribbean region.
  • Act on and contribute to industry-wide goals to improve fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020; target a cap on net aviation CO2 emissions from 2020 (carbon-neutral growth); and reduce net aviation CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.
  • Develop a biofuel commitment in 2017 for use in our regular, commercial operations in the future.
  • Transition our wholly-owned ground service equipment to electric ground service equipment where it is safe for our airport operations.

JetBlue’s Sustainability Focus

JetBlue believes in communicating transparently about climate change. The airline is committed to taking steps to address the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from its flights, and JetBlue empowers and inspires its customers and crewmembers to offset GHG emissions when they fly. The airline is constantly looking for ways to become more fuel efficient and embrace efficient technologies. For example, JetBlue planes feature Airbus’ Sharklets, which improve aerodynamics and cut fuel burn and emissions. For more on JetBlue’s work to reduce emissions, please refer to our American Business Act on Climate Pledge and jetblue.com/green.

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November 30, 2015

JetBlue Named the Official Airline of The Color Purple on Broadway

We are excited to announce our new partnership with the hit Broadway musical, The Color Purple. To celebrate, we are offering customers the unique opportunity to enter today to win a “JetBlue, The Color Purple, and the Red Carpet” grand prize experience providing a lucky winner and a guest with flights to New York to attend the opening performance,  a chance to walk the red carpet, and an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with cast and crew.

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Since October, those traveling on JetBlue have been treated to an enthralling duet featuring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo on JetBlue’s Plus TV.

The Color Purple features Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Hudson making her Broadway debut opposite Cynthia Erivo, the breakout star of John Doyle’s acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks, in this season’s highly anticipated production of The Color Purple.

Based on Alice Walkers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple, is adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.

The Color Purple is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, played by Cynthia Erivo, as she journeys through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of life and love.

Previews for the revival of the Tony Award-winning musical starring Grammy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson run through December 9 at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Opening night is December 10, 2015.

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November 24, 2015

Bringing premium entertainment to new heights

Connected WebJust in time for this week’s busy holiday travel, we’re thrilled to announce that customers traveling on our Fly-Fi equipped aircraft (over 150 aircraft including our entire Airbus fleet!) across our domestic routes will have access to some amazing content across our Fly-Fi Hub, and with our newest partners at Amazon!

Amazon Prime members can sign-in or sign-up to instantly access tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Amazon Originals such as the critically-acclaimed new series The Man in the High Castle, the multi Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, Transparent, and the Emmy award-winning kid’s series Tumble Leaf, at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, all JetBlue customers can rent or purchase titles in the Amazon Video store, including new release movies and day-after TV programming.

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As part of the multiyear year agreement, Amazon on JetBlue has been integrated into The Hub, JetBlue’s entertainment portal that customers access on their personal devices. Amazon on JetBlue offers a high-quality and reliable streaming experience for customers choosing from thousands of titles 35,000 feet in the air. In 2016, TrueBlue members will also be able to earn TrueBlue points for their purchases in more than 40 categories on Amazon while inflight or on the ground.
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With this collaboration with Amazon, we’re thrilled to be able to continue offering our Fly-Fi high-speed Internet at no additional cost for our customers. Fly-Fi uses Ka-band satellite technology to offer a broadband Internet experience similar to what customers have at home, including the ability to stream video and use multiple devices at once. We currently have Fly-Fi installed on our entire fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, and have begun installation on its fleet of Embraer 190s, and are aiming to complete installation in 2016, becoming the only U.S. carrier to offer free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet on every aircraft.

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November 20, 2015

JetBlue LIVE presenta a Pedro Capó en vivo desde la Terminal A del Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín

PedroCapo_Twitter_V03Pedro Capó regresa a Puerto Rico para dar un concierto especial el próximo 3 de diciembre en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín. El concierto estará accesible para los viajeros que transiten por la terminal ese día, miembros de tarjeta de Santander JetBlue MasterCard y ganadores de un concurso por las redes sociales del cantante. Esta es la primera vez que JetBlue LIVE se presenta en Puerto Rico y es la tercera vez que se hace el concierto fuera del Terminal 5 en JFK.

Capó ha protagonizado películas, participado en exitosas producciones teatrales, escrito galardonadas canciones para artistas internacionales como Ricky Martin y Ednita Nazario y cuenta con siete sencillos número uno en las radios de Puerto Rico. Pedro es el nieto del famoso cantante puertorriqueño Bobby Capó e hijo del cantante y creador de salsa nueva trova, Bobby Capó. Pedro es el tercero en esta tradición familiar de dejar una marca en la música latina y en la cultura puertorriqueña. Por tal razón, no pudimos pensar en un mejor artista para la primera edición de JetBlue LIVE Puerto Rico.

La plataforma de JetBlue LIVE ha contado con la participación de artistas de la talla de Taylor Swift, Boyz II Men, Ellie Goulding y Jason Derulo, entre otros.

 

Singer/songwriter Pedro Capo is returning home to San Juan for a special pop-up performance on Dec. 3 at Luis Munoz International Airport. This concert is exclusively for travelers, select Santander JetBlue MasterCard cardmembers and contest winners.  This will also mark our first pop-up concert in Puerto Rico and third concert outside Terminal 5 at JFK. We could not think of a more ideal artist to welcome JetBlue LIVE to Puerto Rico than the legendary Pedro Capo – the modern-day Renaissance man who exemplifies the vibrancy of San Juan.

Capό has starred in major motion pictures, performed in hit theatrical productions, wrote widely-acclaimed songs for award-winning international superstars including Ricky Martin and Ednita Nazario and boasts seven #1 radio singles in Puerto Rico. He’s the grandson of famous Puerto Rican singer Bobby Capό and son of the well-remembered singer and founder of the Salsa nueva trova, also named Bobby Capό. Pedro is the third in a family of tradition that left its stamp on Latin music and Puerto Rican culture.

Pedro Capo will join an eclectic list of both emerging artists and top recording acts who has performed with JetBlue LIVE including: Taylor Swift, Boyz II Men, Aloe Blaac, Carly Rae Jepsen, Vance Joy, Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo and many more.

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