Articles tagged “jetblue technology ventures”

This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

Brian Sumers, Skift

This startup has the JetBlue Tech Ventures seal of approval, which means something in the travel space. But we're not sure why consumers would rather receive a gift card for airplane hours, than a gift card worth cash.

12 months ago

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

Hannah Sampson, Skift

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes knows there is nostalgia for the days before airlines introduced so many fees. But he said he is more focused on the carrier's other priorities: legroom, entertainment, and Wi-Fi.

12 months ago

Video: Why JetBlue Is Betting a Revolution Is Coming for Short-Haul Travel

Video: Why JetBlue Is Betting a Revolution Is Coming for Short-Haul Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue isn't the largest or strongest of the U.S. airlines. But it is betting its Silicon Valley venture firm will help catapult it past its stronger rivals. It's not a bad strategy.

1 year ago

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Why JetBlue Airways Entered the Venture Capital Business

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Why JetBlue Airways Entered the Venture Capital Business

Brian Sumers, Skift

As an airline, JetBlue Airways lags behind its peers in many metrics, including overall profit, on-time performance and network strength. But it's trying to take the offensive by nurturing start-ups through its Silicon Valley venture capital subsidiary. Will this strategy lead to success? We'll know in a few years.

1 year ago

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If venture-backed startup Lumo has its way, more travelers will avoid flight cancellations thanks to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. No wonder that JetBlue, EasyJet, and other companies are interested.

2 years ago

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Expects Blockchain to Be a Major Disruptor

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Expects Blockchain to Be a Major Disruptor

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Will blockchain's impact be like the internet's influence on travel? JetBlue Technology Ventures President Bonny Simi thinks so.

2 years ago

Tour Tech Startup Redeam Turns to Industry Vets for Funding

Tour Tech Startup Redeam Turns to Industry Vets for Funding

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Redeam doesn't recommend places to visit, call itself "a Facebook for travel", or indulge in other startup pitch clichés. It strives instead to build a solution to a pain point companies will pay to fix — namely, automating paper voucher redemptions for attractions. How refreshingly uncool.

2 years ago