Articles tagged “jetblue”

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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 months ago

Niche Cruising Earns High-End Appeal

Niche Cruising Earns High-End Appeal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The rise of uber-luxury cruise ships is well documented, but what about high-end cruising without the bling? We've said it many times before, but it is worth repeating: Experience counts much more than it used to. An intimate vacation on a tiny barge or a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica can still be luxurious.

4 months ago

JetBlue’s Popular Mint Business Class Disrupted All of Its Rivals

JetBlue’s Popular Mint Business Class Disrupted All of Its Rivals

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue's not the most profitable U.S. airline. It's not the most on-time. It doesn't have nearly the selection of destinations as its larger competitors. But the airline has succeeded in disrupting the industry with its innovative business class product.

4 months 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.

5 months ago

JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

JetBlue doesn't fly the clear-blue skies of Hawaii but hunkers down in the snowy Northeast U.S., and that has impacted its on-time performance. Still, the drop-off in efficiency shows the airline needs to make improvements.

7 months ago

JetBlue Airways Drops a Dozen Online Travel Agencies in Cost-Cutting Move

JetBlue Airways Drops a Dozen Online Travel Agencies in Cost-Cutting Move

Brian Sumers, Skift

On its own, this is no big deal. Not many people book JetBlue tickets on Vegas.com or whatscheaper.com. But JetBlue called this phase one, so we'll be watching closely to see the airline's next step.

9 months ago