Articles tagged “jetblue”

Delta Is Latest Airline to Join the $30 Bag Fee Club

Delta Is Latest Airline to Join the $30 Bag Fee Club

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time before this happened, and no one will be surprised to see American Airlines follow suit.

4 days ago

United Is First U.S. Major Carrier to Match JetBlue’s Bag Fee Increase

United Is First U.S. Major Carrier to Match JetBlue’s Bag Fee Increase

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline executives often say they don't know why consumers hate their industry so much. Bag fees are among the reasons.

3 weeks ago

Frequent Flyers Are Getting Happier With Most Airline Loyalty Programs

Frequent Flyers Are Getting Happier With Most Airline Loyalty Programs

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

A new study shows frequent travelers are fairly pleased with their airline loyalty programs — but also don't entirely understand how those programs work. Would better understanding lead to more or less satisfaction?

1 month ago

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue, almost two decades old, has reached a formative stage in a young airline's development. Labor is a formidable presence at most large airlines, and pilots often seek collective bargaining first, because they have some of the strongest unions. JetBlue's flight attendants are up next.

2 months ago

JetBlue to Slash Jobs as Part of $300 Million Cost Savings

JetBlue to Slash Jobs as Part of $300 Million Cost Savings

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

When JetBlue first announced its cost-cutting plans, we knew this move would be inevitable. Job cuts are never easy. But sometimes necessary. Wall Street loves a good round of layoffs — sadly.

2 months ago

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Neeleman has a pretty stellar record when it comes to airlines so we should expect whatever he turns his hand at to make an impact. A sizeable aircraft order would be a decent statement of intent.

2 months ago

JetBlue Likely Got a Major Discount From Airbus on New Batch of Planes

JetBlue Likely Got a Major Discount From Airbus on New Batch of Planes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue may have landed a great deal on its new jets, but that could be a mixed blessing for Airbus as the plane manufacturer struggles to amass orders for the A220 while making it profitable.

2 months ago

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We would be more excited if JetBlue Airways bought dozens of aircraft like the Airbus A321LR, which would let the carrier fly to Europe routinely.

2 months ago

Airline Restrooms Really Are Getting Smaller and More Cramped

Airline Restrooms Really Are Getting Smaller and More Cramped

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We have to hand it to the airlines: They've perfected the art of cost-cutting measures.

3 months ago

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The lack of an agreement with its pilots had been an albatross for JetBlue for the last few years. What will the impact be? The two sides haven't released any details of the agreement yet.

4 months ago

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue had a good long run until 2014 without a union, but this is the new reality, and more of the airline's employees may soon organize.

5 months ago

JetBlue Drops Trays for Carts to Speed Up Service Out of Cramped Galleys

JetBlue Drops Trays for Carts to Speed Up Service Out of Cramped Galleys

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue recently switched to something called Space Flex, which shrinks galleys and bathrooms so airlines can add seats. JetBlue calculated it needed to make the configuration change to keep pace with the competition, but the airline's CEO doesn't seem happy about it.

6 months ago