Archive for April 2013

April 30th, 2013

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April 30th, 2013

Two New Destinations from Bradley: Tampa and Fort Myers!

We’re pleased to announce plans to add daily nonstop service to two new Floridian destinations from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut (BDL): Winter seasonal service to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers (RSW) service; and year-round service to Tampa International Airport (TPA), effective Thursday, October 24, 2013. To celebrate, flights are on sale […]

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April 29th, 2013

Update on FAA Furloughs

We’re pleased to report a return to normal operations following the suspension of the FAA furloughs this weekend. We do not expect any substantial Air Traffic Control (ATC) staffing related delays in the near term. As always, be sure to check your flight status before heading to the airport and leave the driving to us.

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April 29th, 2013

A Beary Happy Ending

You might remember last month’s A Tale of Blue Cities story about how our crewmember Diane went to some beary extreme lengths to help a little boy try to find his life-long friend “bear bear” that he lost on a JetBlue flight. As we can all use a happy ending, below is a photo we […]

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April 28th, 2013

Portland Celebrates One Thing That’s Green

In celebration of our annual One Thing That’s Green campaign, our Portland, Oregon crewmembers and their family members cleaned up the streets in the St. John’s neighborhood. They collected nearly six full bags of garbage and had a few laughs along the way as they gave back to their city. Even the rain stayed away!

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April 27th, 2013

JetBlue Honors Nassau County First Responders

On Sunday, April 21, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored firefighters from across Nassau County at the Firematic Awards Ceremony. Rich Smyth, our Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, attended the ceremony on behalf of JetBlue to thank these first responders for all of their hard work following Hurricane Sandy. We also provided the […]

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April 26th, 2013

The “Reducing Flight Delays Act” and a return to operations

We celebrate Congress for so quickly passing bipartisan legislation to bring an end to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controller furloughs. While delays are still expected in the near term, we’re hopeful that air traffic controllers will resume their normal operations soon.  We’ll continue working to minimize any inconvenience and recommend customers regularly check the […]

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April 26th, 2013

New York Stands By Boston

Even our Boston and New York planes are making nice, as our Red Sox and I Heart New York liveries spend some quality time at JFK in a show of support following the tragedy in Massachusetts .

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April 25th, 2013

Blue Skies, Delayed Flights

In the airline world, we call today a “severe clear” day. The skies are blue, the sun is sharp, the winds are calm, and yet we’re still looking at delays and possible cancellations due to the FAA furloughs. If you’re flying with us today, be sure to check your flight status before heading to the […]

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April 25th, 2013

A Tale of Blue Cities: Calming A Nervous Flyer

I was traveling to Boston this week for a day trip – a quick up and back for a meeting.  Before boarding began, I was chatting with our Airport Opertions crewmembers at the gate in Orlando when a young man named Andy came to the counter with a concerned look on his face.  He explained […]

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