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JetBlue Unveils New Airbus A220-300 Jets

NEW YORK — JetBlue is showing off the interior of the airline’s new Airbus A220-300 jet, which features rows with 2 x 3 seating meaning fewer middle seats. The first of 70 A220s JetBlue has on order was delivered to the airline’s home at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 5 in New York on […]

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JetBlue to Serve Four New Cities Including Miami, Key West

NEW YORK — JetBlue plans to introduce service to four all-new destinations as part of a broader plan to add 24 new nonstop routes in the first half of 2021. Between February and June, JetBlue will launch flights for the first time in Miami; Key West, FL.; Guatemala City; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Nine of […]

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JetBlue Adding Flights on Thanksgiving Week From NYC

NEW YORK — JetBlue said it is seeing strong demand for flights from certain markets. The airline plans to expand service from New York City over the busy Thanksgiving weekend, with additional nonstop flights from New York, Newark and Westchester County airports. Additions include Florida destinations like Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, and […]

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JetBlue to Add Two Dozen New Routes

NEW YORK  — JetBlue plans to launch 24 new routes later this year aimed at \generating cash and capturing passenger traffic on a variety of new, nonstop routes – many never flown before by the airline. The flights include over a half dozen from Newark Airport to the Caribbean. Each route plays to JetBlue’s strengths […]

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JetBlue to Add 30 New Routes

With business travel down in the dumps due to the pandemic, JetBlue is looking to add 30 routes this summer and fall to serve customers in markets where leisure and VFR (visiting friends and relatives) travel is showing some signs of strength. The new routes offer JetBlue the opportunity to generate revenue, bring aircraft back […]

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Delta to Block Middle Seat Thru Sept. 30

Delta Airlines says it will block the selection of middle seats and cap seating in every flight through Sept. 30, 2020. “Reducing the overall number of customers on every aircraft across the fleet is one of the most important steps we can take to ensure a safe experience for our customers and people,” said Chief […]

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JetBlue to Keep Middle Seat Empty

NEW YORK — For those afraid to fly now, JetBlue says it will extend through the July 4 holiday its commitment to seat distancing by blocking middle seats in rows where parties are not traveling together. The policy, part of the airline’s multi-layered “Safety from the Ground Up” program, comes as the airline is also […]

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JetBlue to Require Masks on All Passengers

NEW YORK — JetBlue announced that starting Monday, May 4 all passengers will be required to wear a face covering during travel, making it the first U.S. airline to do so. The policy comes after the airline began requiring all crewmembers to wear face coverings while working. JetBlue has modeled its policy on the Centers […]

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JetBlue Sees Rough Times Ahead

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes sent a letter to employees this week warning of rough times ahead. The Long Island City-based airline, like all other airlines, have seen a dramatic drop in travel and paying passengers during the coronavirus pandemic. In April and possibly in May, only 7,000 customers are projected to fly the airline each […]

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United to Offer Free NYC Flights for Medical Volunteers

NEW YORK — United Airlines is teaming up with New York City to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers who want to help in the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis. The airline is working closely with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and a network of medical volunteer organizations, including The […]