May 23, 2011

Flying to the Far North: Anchorage!

We’re pleased to launch service to farther reaches with the addition of our 65th BlueCity: Anchorage, Alaska. Starting today, we’re offering seasonal daily nonstop service from Los Angeles’s Long Beach Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), the northernmost city in our expanding route network.

Flights are on sale now for as little as $149(a) each way today through May 25 at www.jetblue.com for travel starting June 6 through June 29. We’re the only airline to offer southern Los Angeles customers service to Anchorage, our 14th nonstop destination from Long Beach, where we will also offer Alaskan travelers a host of convenient connections to cities across the United States. Anchorage customers will have the option to easily connect to four other destinations throughout the U.S via Long Beach, including Austin, Chicago, New York’s JFK, and Las Vegas.

Customers in Long Beach will be met with several surprise and delights today, including the attendance of Miss Alaska, Anchorage mascot Seymour the Moose, and moose antlers for those joining us on the inaugural flight. Upon arrival in Anchorage, traditional sled dogs will pull the first luggage off the plane in a nod to our first-bag free policy, and Mr. St. George will deplane donning a traditional Alaskan parka. Customers and guests alike will be greeted by Native Alaskan dancers and music, a podium composed of glacial ice, and light fare from local celebrity chef Al Levinson of Norton Sound.

Our schedule between Anchorage and Long Beach:

Long Beach (LGB) to Anchorage (ANC) Anchorage (ANC) to Long Beach (LGB)
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:40 p.m. – 11:57 p.m. 1:10 a.m. – 07:32 a.m.

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