We are excited to announce a new partnership between JetBlue and Bandwagon – a Brooklyn-based smart taxishare app. As a result of this partnership, we are now capable of providing our customers and crewmembers with a taxishare service at JFK’s Terminal 5 that will reduce travel line wait times, improve customer service, and reduce our carbon footprint. The partnership will commence on Thursday, November 19, just in time to ease the travel congestion that the busy holiday season brings.
Bandwagon works by partnering local travelers in taxi queues together, enabling them to bypass wait lines and join a taxishare priority line. Hoping in the next available cab, Bandwagon facilitates seamless fare splitting via cash, credit card and PayPal, while also enabling users to track the gallons of gasoline saved and C02 emissions prevented by their ridesharing. However, travelers will most likely be interested in Bandwagon’s ability to provide riders with net time and money saved by using the app.
This partnership represents the newest effort for our expanding sustainability platform. For every 10 matches made at JFK Terminal 5 with the Bandwagon app, we will offset one metric ton of C02 with Carbonfund, a non-profit that provides certified, permanent, and audited greenhouse emissions offsets.
We encourage both customers and crewmembers to utilize this new exclusive partnership and all it has to offer.