April 24, 2012

Running The Boston Marathon


Well, we didn’t actually run the Boston Marathon, though some of our crewmembers did, and we were a sponsor and on site from start to finish.

The 116th Boston Marathon took place on April 13, Patriot’s Day. It was a hot day with the temperature reaching 89 degrees by the time the race ended, just shy of the all-time record high. In 1905, the mercury reached 100 degrees for the Boston Marathon (think: pre-air conditioners)!

This year, the Boston Athletic Association took on the heat by giving participants the option to defer their entry to 2013, and setting up extra liquid stations for those who braved the high temperatures. Needless to say, after navigating the 26.2 mile course that took our crewmembers and the thousands of other runners up and down Boston suburbs (including the infamous Heartbreak Hill), the finish line was a welcome sight.

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April 9, 2012

Go Pack For Flexible Travel Between Boston and D.C.!

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Looking for flexible travel between our nation’s capital and Beantown? Grab a Go Pack today and take 10 one-way flights between Boston (BOS) and all Washington, DC airports—Washington-Reagan (DCA), Washington-Dulles (IAD), Baltimore (BWI)—from April 23 through June 27, 2012 for $699 (plus $7 in government taxes and fees per flight).

Go Pack offers convenience, flexibility and great value guaranteed to travel fast between two metro areas—for work or leisure.

Go Pack is on sale starting today through April 17, 2012 or while supplies last. Book travel online starting April 20 through June 27, 2012 up to 90 minutes prior to departure.

Learn more about Go Pack and grab yours today!

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March 21, 2012

Big Terminal News For JetBlue In Boston

Just when you thought the dust had settled on construction in Boston, there’s more to come!

This week, the Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Logan Airport, approved a plan that will allow us to take over all 24 gates in Terminal C by Summer 2014 — giving us the infrastructure to reach our goal of operating 150 daily departures, which will make our BOS operation roughly the same size as our JFK operation!

By moving United Airlines to Terminal B over the next 18 months, we will become the sole operator at Terminal C, and the only airline at Logan to have its own terminal — a huge nod to our successful growth in New England’s biggest city!

In addition to the airline shuffle, Massport will build a new post-security link between Terminal C and E, allowing our international customers to make seamless connections (not just from JetBlue arrivals, but also from our growing list of airline partners at BOS including Aer Lingus, American, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic).

Massport’s proposed plan:

  • Provide JetBlue all 24 gates in Terminal C
  • Consolidate United’s Terminal A and C operations into Terminal B
  • Build a post-security connector from our “40s” gates to the main part of Terminal C
  • Build a post-security connector from Terminal C to Terminal E
  • Move Virgin America from Terminal B to a yet-to-be-determined space
  • Ultimately build connectors allowing customers to travel from Terminals A to E without going through security twice

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February 18, 2012

JetBlue Sponsors Book of Lists Gala in Boston

For more than a decade, the Boston Business Journal has hosted the Book of Lists Gala—a large networking event for local executives. The gala was held at TD Garden, and it was our second year sponsoring it. Over 1,000 attendees represented top businesses in Boston from a variety of industries, and learned about our service and offerings.

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February 13, 2012

Sizzlin’ Seasonal Service: Boston To Nantucket!

We’re making peak season travel to Massachusetts’ beloved island playground even easier with the launch of a convenient daily full-size jet service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) beginning May 17, 2012 through September 4. The island will be our 45th destination served nonstop from Logan (we begin service to our 44th destination, Dallas/Ft. Worth, on May 1, 2012).

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To celebrate the new service, flights are on sale today through March 12 at www.jetblue.com/new for an all-in fare of $49 one-way for travel between May 17 and June 13, 2012 (blackout dates May 24 through May 29). Easy connections via Boston to Nantucket can also be made from other cities including Buffalo, Fort Lauderdale New York’s JFK, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, San Francisco, San Juan, Tampa, Washington, D.C. (DCA) and West Palm Beach. We also serve the island nonstop seasonally from New York’s JFK with two daily flights.
Our schedule between Boston and Nantucket:
BOS to ACK: ACK to BOS:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
4:50 p.m. – 5:42 p.m. 6:20 p.m. – 7:17 p.m.
- Flights operate from May 17 – Sept. 4, 2012 -
Since launching service in Boston in 2004, we’ve added an average of five new destinations per year, and now serves the most cities in Logan’s entire history as an airport. We celebrated a milestone with 100 daily flights in 2011. In addition to this new seasonal nonstop service on JetBlue to Nantucket from Boston, year-round access to Nantucket and other Cape and Islands destinations will continue through our partnership with Massachusetts-based airline Cape Air.

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December 15, 2011

Now Flying Boston To St. Thomas!

Today we celebrate inaugural seasonal service to the warm and tropical U.S. Virgin Islands, with at least five weekly flights between Logan International Airport (BOS) and St. Thomas International Airport (STT). The southbound flight to St. Thomas will operate non-stop, and the northbound flight to Boston will operate via San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a Caribbean-loving airline, we now boast 43 nonstop destinations out of Boston to points all over the our growing network.

To celebrate the new service, flights are on sale today through Dec. 22, 2011 at www.jetblue.com/new for as low as $149 for travel Jan. 5 – Feb. 15, 2012.  The service dovetails the December 12 start of service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to St. Thomas and St.Croix, the airline’s 69th and 70th destinations.

Our schedule between Boston and St. Thomas:

Boston to St. Thomas: St. Thomas to Boston:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
9:20 a.m. – 2:28 p.m. 3:20 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. (+1 stop)
- Flights operate at least 5x a week -
- Northbound flights will operate via San Juan-

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December 13, 2011

Get It While It’s Hot! Nonstop Boston to Dallas Now on Sale!

Last week we announced that we’ll start flying nonstop between Boston and Dallas/Fort Worth, our 71st BlueCity. Today tickets go on sale for service beginning May 1, 2012 for just $129 each way for travel between May 1 and June 27, 2012. Don’t delay; head to jetblue.com and book today! Sale lasts today through December 22, 2011!

Our schedule between Boston and Dallas/Fort Worth:

Boston (BOS) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW): Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Boston (BOS):
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
1:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
6:50 p.m. – 10:05 p.m. 5:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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December 5, 2011

JetBlue Sponsors the Boston Tree Lighting

On Thursday, we took part in one of the most storied traditions of the Boston holiday season – the annual tree lighting ceremony in Boston Common, hosted by Mayor Menino. Dozens of local JetBlue crewmembers were on hand to offer up blue candy canes and special discount offers at this hugely attended event.

Here are some pictures of the JetBlue elves hard at work!

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December 1, 2011

JetBlue Sponsors Boston Tree Lighting

This evening we’re taking part in one of the most storied traditions of the Boston holiday season – the annual tree lighting ceremony in Boston Common.

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Dozens of local JetBlue crewmembers will be on hand offering up blue candy canes and special discount offers at this hugely attended event. As if they weren’t enough of a draw, Boston native and former New Kids on the Block heartthrob Joey McIntyre will be among the event’s special guests!

Stop by for a skating show on the Frog Pond beginning at 5:30 p.m. and stick around for the lighting ceremony which will run from 6-8 p.m.

The event is free to all. See you there!

Did you know…? Boston’s massive Christmas tree is an annual gift to the city from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. For decades Nova Scotia has sent a tree to Boston to thank them for relief support provided in the wake of the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the world’s largest man-made accidental explosion.

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November 28, 2011

Boston Gets New Gates!

Last week, we opened two brand new gates in our new space at Logan International Airport in Boston – and there’s still one more gate to go! Our gates were acquired from AirTran and our new space looks beautiful. Great work to our teams for a job well done!

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