Archive for December 2009

December 31st, 2009

Remembering the first decade: Bocce with the CEO

In our continuing lead up to the 10th anniversary of our first flight, we bring you another video interview with a founding Crewmember. This clip features Recruiter Laura Konopka talking about her early days with JetBlue. Though her previous airline experience prepared her for a career with the new carrier, she wasn’t at all prepared […]

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December 31st, 2009

Strip search solution?

One fruitful debate to emerge from the recent security scramble in response to the foiled terrorist plot on Christmas Day, is whether or not digital strip searches, aka full-body scans, might be utilized more universally to help prevent potential future treats to security. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam has already announced that it will begin to […]

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December 30th, 2009

Volcanic ash grounds 40+ flights in Puerto Rico

Volcanic ash from Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat led to decreased visibility in nearby San Juan, Puerto Rico, yesterday afternoon, which caused delays on 40+ flights across multiple airlines. JetBlue notified all Customers for whom we have contact information and all flights are regularly scheduled for today. We’ve also added additional flights to accommodate those […]

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December 30th, 2009

Explosive device or explosive indigestion?

Perhaps not entirely over-the-top was the FBI’s questioning of a Nigerian man that spent “an unusually long time” in the bathroom on board a flight with the same route- and the same flight number- that matched the near-disaster only two days prior.  Upon investigation by the FBI, the man was deemed to have a, “legitimate […]

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December 30th, 2009

Tarmac delay rule announced

The DOT recently released new rules so that planes waiting for long intervals on the tarmac must return to the gate before three hours time. Airlines that do not comply or that fail to provide water and food to Customers after two hours will be fined upwards of $27,000 per person on board (that’s $4 […]

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December 30th, 2009

Odds of terrorist attack on your plane less than getting struck by lightning

In a graphically amusing, but poignant post on Gizmodo, author Jesus Diaz demonstrates the small odds of being on a flight when a terrorist attack might occur. Using a calculation composed of the number of folks that travel annually, the total airline miles traveled, plus the time spent traveling, Diaz then divides by the number […]

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December 29th, 2009

Check out our tails!

Remember to vote often for your favorite Crewmember tailfin design. To help us celebrate our 10th anniversary, the public is invited to select a winning tailfin design from five finalist designs, created by our very own Crewmembers. Cast your vote here: www.jetbluetails.com. You can vote once per day through January 29, 2010.

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December 28th, 2009

Remembering the first decade: The New Air-a

The countdown to JetBlue’s 10th anniversary of operations is well underway, with Feb. 11, 2010 fast approaching! As Crewmembers watching HelloJetBlue have seen, we have been posting video interviews with the airline’s founders recounting their memories of major events and milestones at JetBlue. We will repost these videos here, along with lots of interesting tidbits […]

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December 28th, 2009

Shaken sense of safety and security scramble

As you may know, a foiled attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam as it approached its destination into Detroit on Christmas Day, left the world frightened and the TSA scrambling to try to figure out how to prevent such incidences from happening again. In case you’re not up to speed, 23-year […]

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December 28th, 2009

Savvy marketing to boot

The Independent published an article today that lists us as having employed savvy marketing tactics this year. They highlight our leading efforts to communicate with our valued Customers via Twitter, and our “outlandish idea” to offer full refunds to Customers that lose their jobs in light of the economic recession. A Marketing Vox article today […]

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