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October 22nd, 2013

Blue Bravest is on its way UPDATE: photos!

What:   Our newest A320 livery in support of the FDNY Foundation is coming home to New York! When:   Wednesday, October 23, 2013  approximately 7:15 AM EST Where:   Spot the plane as it makes a NYC fly by along the West side of Manhattan Like all New Yorkers, we have a special place […]

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September 26th, 2013

Blue Horizons for Autism: Families practice the travel experience at JFK Airport

Last week, Autism Speaks and JetBlue hosted more than 100 families for Blue Horizons for Autism, an airport rehearsal travel experience, at New York’s JFK Airport.  This was the first-ever large scale autism travel practice event held at JFK.     Autism now affects one in 88 children. Blue Horizons simulated the entire process associated […]

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September 21st, 2013

Blue Horizons for Autism

Travel for families with autistic children can be a stressful time. Together with Autism Speaks our JFK team put on Blue Horizons for Autism, our program to help families walk through the airport and plane experience, and let our more sensitive customers get use to the sights and sounds of travel without even needing to […]

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September 9th, 2013

A JetBlue Reunion 10 Years in the Making

Nearly ten years ago, JetBlue Captain Eric Scott invited a young traveler to visit the cockpit and unknowingly changed this boy’s life. Elijah Hedrington was just five years old, traveling to Burlington, VT as part of the Fresh Air Fund. This program provides free summer experiences to New York City children from low-income communities. Elijah’s […]

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July 6th, 2013

Long Beach Crewmembers Volunteer at Special Olympics

A group of crewmembers, friends, and family from our Long Beach station recently joined together to volunteer at Special Olympics Southern California. Held at California State University, Long Beach, the event drew more than 1,100 participants with disabilities. Each year, the games help develop physical fitness and motor skills, and our volunteers—part of the 4,000 […]

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July 5th, 2013

Newark Crewmembers Make Kindergarten Grads Smile

A few weeks ago, our Soar with Reading program launched across the JetBlue network, and our crewmembers in Newark are already spreading the literature bug. A group recently teamed up to visit the North Star Charter Academy in Vailsburg, a neighborhood near Newark, New Jersey. Three kindergarten classes welcomed our crewmembers, who distributed bags filled […]

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July 3rd, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Many Americans are thinking about BBQ and beach and a day off from work on the Fourth of July and the tunes of the Revolutionary War are a distant cry. We take this time to recognize and celebrate America’s Independence Day, and to salute the men and women who continue to serve […]

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June 22nd, 2013

Playground “Design Day” in Broad Channel

We’re continuing our pledge to Rebuild New York following Hurricane Sandy with our next playground build in partnership with KaBOOM!. Taking place on August 17, our customers, crewmembers and neighbors will help build a playground at Broad Channel Athletic Club in Queens, NY. Since Hurricane Sandy, children in the area have not had a safe […]

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June 21st, 2013

Happy First Day of Summer!

Today is the official first day of summer! Break out your arm band floaties and squeeze out some lemonade! If you haven’t yet booked your summer getaway, check out some great ideas on jetblue.com, and plan your trip today!

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June 12th, 2013

Soar With Reading is one for the books!

Today marks the start of our third annual ‘Soar with Reading’ program. This initiative was designed to encourage children’s imaginations to take flight through reading. We are excited to welcome new program partners Random House Children’s Books and best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne, known for her award-winning “Magic Tree House” book series. There is a […]

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