Articles tagged “jetblue”

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.

2 days 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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 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.

4 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.

6 months ago

JetBlue-Backed Zunum Plans to Produce a Small Hybrid-Electric Plane by 2022

JetBlue-Backed Zunum Plans to Produce a Small Hybrid-Electric Plane by 2022

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't let recent news fool you. This is a promising development, but we're still far from a world in which a substantial number of passengers fly on a hybrid-electric plane.

7 months ago

JetBlue Airplane Redesign Features More Perks But Less Legroom

JetBlue Airplane Redesign Features More Perks But Less Legroom

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

People who like what JetBlue offers will still be eager to fly on the airline's redesigned aircraft. But adding more seats will make the passenger experience a little more cramped.

7 months ago

JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

Brian Sumers, Skift

These are fighting words from JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes, who does not like the tight control the largest U.S. airlines have over domestic and international markets.

7 months ago

JetBlue Pilots Will Come From the Ranks of Ex-Baggage Handlers and Grocery Clerks

JetBlue Pilots Will Come From the Ranks of Ex-Baggage Handlers and Grocery Clerks

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue should be saluted for trying a creative fix to a looming pilot shortage. It's opening up aviation careers to folks who otherwise might never have had the chance.

7 months ago

Southwest and JetBlue Offer the Most Generous Airline Reward Programs in the U.S.

Southwest and JetBlue Offer the Most Generous Airline Reward Programs in the U.S.

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

United MileagePlus has been making it harder for members to earn additional flights based on loyalty points. Delta SkyMiles, meanwhile, is making them more affordable.

8 months ago