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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 […]

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United Slashing 90% of International Flights

With travel plunging around the world, United Airlines says its international schedule will be reduced by about 90% in April and more than 42% in the U.S. and Canada. The airline will continue flying six daily operations to and from the following destinations – covering Asia, Australia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe – in an effort to get […]

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United to Add First Class Seating on Newark-DC Shuttle

United Airlines is launching a new hourly shuttle service between Washington’s Reagan National Airport and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport aimed at business travelers in late March. United plans to offer first-class seating on the world’s only two-cabin 50-seat regional aircraft – the Bombardier CRJ-550 on most flights. The CRJ-550 (photo above) is designed for […]

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New Delta Concourse Set to Debut at LaGuardia

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this week unveiled the first new concourse and gates at Delta Air Lines’ new Terminal C as part of the ongoing $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia into a 21st century airport. This opening is the latest milestone in the complete rebuild of LaGuardia Airport, which will provide modern customer amenities, […]

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7 New Restaurants Coming to JetBlue’s JFK Terminal

NEW YORK — JetBlue revealed plans to add seven new restaurants in its home terminal – T5 at New York’s JFK International Airport. This will mark the first major update to the airline’s T5 concession lineup since moving into the brand-new terminal in 2008. As New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue features niche stores and restaurants […]

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Southwest Abandoning Newark Airport

Southwest, the nation’s largest discount airline, said it will end flights from Newark .Airport in New Jersey this November. The airline cited problems with the 737 Max aircraft (photo above) which have been grounded worldwide this year due to safety troubles for cutting Newark service and weak revenues at the airport. Southwest has 34 737 […]

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United to Use New Boeing Dreamliners From Newark

United Airlines will fly its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its New York/Newark hub beginning in March 2019. United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and is also the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing’s 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 […]

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JetBlue Rolls Out Face ID Gate at JFK

(Photo: Jetblue’s Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport.) NEW YORK — JetBlue has introduced its first fully-integrated biometric self-boarding gate at New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Customers flying to select international destinations from Terminal 5 at New York-JFK can now board even faster with […]