January 26, 2011

Do you feel like you’re living in a snow globe?

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It certainly feels like we’re stuck inside a snow globe this winter. It’s like someone passes by once a week, turns us upside-down and shakes us up (maybe they’re even cruel enough to blast “It’s a Small World After All” on a loop). At least that’s how it feels when storm after storm prevents you from escaping to that tropical island you’ve been waiting all year to enjoy.

The snow keeps falling in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, mucking up travel conditions for all those folks who want to get away or get home or to get anywhere at all really. This storm in particular is shaping up to be an especially challenging one because it’s not just snow we’re facing. Mother Nature has decided to dump mixed precipitation on us, which means that we’re looking at sleet, ice pellets, rain, snow, and just plain yuck. Ice, as you can imagine, makes conditions slippery and dangerous for walking, driving, and flying. Wind gusts are also expected to huff and puff, an obvious challenge when it comes to flying.

Thankfully when it comes to most winter storms we have some notice and so we’re able to plan ahead. We’re offering fee waivers for Customers who have flights booked today and tomorrow and have also proactively cancelled some flights so we’re able to give our Customers advanced notice and prevent unnecessary treks to the airport in bad weather. We’re also working diligently to make sure our Crews are in position and that our deicing equipment loaded up so that we can get planes prepped and ready to go as fast as possible.

One day sunny days will return. In the meantime, safe travels and stay warm! And always remember to check the status of your flight before heading to the airport.

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7 Comments on “Do you feel like you’re living in a snow globe?”

  • Posted by Domenick on January 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    No, doesn’t feel like that at all here in Tampa. Also, I bought a ticket through JetBlue to Jamaica as so noted in my blog here: http://hamsy.tumblr.com/post/2845838703/jamaica

    In two weeks, I will be on a beach shirtless. SUCKAS.

  • Posted by Kathleen Partin on January 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    How about a cheep next week for us living in the snowglobe to actually hear “It’s A Small World After All”? HPN or BDL to MCO sounds good. While we’re “shaking” things up how about a vacation package cheep to Disney World?

  • Posted by JetBlue on January 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Ha, thanks Kathleen! I’ll be sure to pass this request along!

  • Posted by Adam on January 28, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Snow globes are not allowed on airplane carry-ons.

  • Posted by Jennifer on January 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Yes. I live in Queens and New York City doesn’t plow us out of a snow storm until days after Manhattan is clear. I am flying JetBlue to Ft Lauderdale tomorrow. Hope NYC plowed LGA!

  • Posted by Cindy on January 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    When you shake a snowglobe, there’s no snow on the ground. I’ve got 5 feet of it! Help me JetBlue- how can I get to Florida?

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