Articles tagged “jetblue”

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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Qatar Airways May Be Considering Investing in JetBlue After Passing on American

Qatar Airways May Be Considering Investing in JetBlue After Passing on American

Deena Kamel Yousef and Glen Carey, Bloomberg

JetBlue and other carriers in North America could be on Qatar Airways' target list for investment after being spurned by American Airlines. It remains to be seen, though, whether JetBlue would welcome the outspoken Akbar Al Baker.

2 months ago

JetBlue Switches to Customer Service Tool Built by Startup it Funded

JetBlue Switches to Customer Service Tool Built by Startup it Funded

Sean O'Neill, Skift

JetBlue will be one of the first airlines to build unified records of all the interactions that each customer has with it via phone, text, and so forth. We hope other airlines copy the move to improve their service.

2 months ago

Air Berlin Signs Deal With JetBlue on U.S. Flights

Air Berlin Signs Deal With JetBlue on U.S. Flights

Associated Press

Beginning in September, Air Berlin passengers flying to New York, Boston, and Orlando will be able to book onward flights on JetBlue. Yet until the carriers connect frequent flyer programs, this is a tiny deal.

2 months ago

U.S. Travel and JetBlue Meet With Tillerson To Back Open Skies With Gulf Carriers

U.S. Travel and JetBlue Meet With Tillerson To Back Open Skies With Gulf Carriers

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Just do the math: That was essentially the message Tillerson heard from U.S. Travel, JetBlue, Fedex and Atlas Air on the job creation inherent in Open Skies agreements with Gulf carriers. It's really tough to predict what action the Trump administration might take on this issue.

2 months ago

JetBlue Exceeds Second Quarter Expectations After Tweaking Growth Strategy

JetBlue Exceeds Second Quarter Expectations After Tweaking Growth Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

JetBlue pulled back on its growth plans earlier this year, focusing instead on rolling out its improved Mint product. It seems to have paid off and the airline will be opportunistic about growing its fleet going forward.

2 months ago

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Are old-school U.S. airlines too focused on short-term profits and competing against low-cost carriers to deliver a quality product to their loyal passengers?

4 months ago

JetBlue Delays Its New Aircraft Because of Reliability Issues

JetBlue Delays Its New Aircraft Because of Reliability Issues

Brian Sumers, Skift

New JetBlue CFO Steve Priest has been leaving his mark on the airline in only a few months on the job. Expect him to make many more important decisions in the near future. The biggest? He'll have a big say in whether the airline flies to Europe.

5 months ago

JetBlue Q4 Profits Beat Analysts’ Estimates

JetBlue Q4 Profits Beat Analysts’ Estimates

Associated Press

JetBlue's share price has been in the doldrums and its fourth quarter of 2016 results don't appear to be a catalyst for change.

8 months ago

JetBlue Rolls Out Loyalty Program Incentives For Cuba Routes

JetBlue Rolls Out Loyalty Program Incentives For Cuba Routes

Grant Martin, Skift

Demand to Cuba may be weaker than originally forecasted, leaving airlines like JetBlue to incentivize travel. Through March 18th, TrueBlue members will be rewarded with 3X the points when traveling to the region.

8 months ago

JetBlue Opens Up Free Wi-Fi on All Flights

JetBlue Opens Up Free Wi-Fi on All Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Fly-Fi is now free across the entirety of JetBlue's fleet, which should make any Wi-Fi-dependent traveler happy.

8 months ago