Articles tagged “jetblue”

Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June

Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With travel to foreign countries still a tepid in many parts of the world, Facebook users are dreaming about vacations. Travel brands, particularly tourism boards and airlines, are only too happy to stoke those visions.

3 months ago

JetBlue Expects to Avoid Widespread Furloughs Among Frontline Workers

JetBlue Expects to Avoid Widespread Furloughs Among Frontline Workers

Ankit Ajmera and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

JetBlue seems to be doing all it can to avoid forcing furloughs upon staff, with corporate staff and managers the final missing pieces in the puzzle.

3 months ago

JetBlue Becomes First Major U.S. Airline to Require Passengers to Wear Masks

JetBlue Becomes First Major U.S. Airline to Require Passengers to Wear Masks

Reuters, Bhargav Acharya and Shanti S Nair

Why did this take so long? And when will we see more airlines follow?

5 months ago

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's difficult to imagine that middle seats on planes will be permanently removed after a recovery takes place. That's why coronavirus testing is so important. But if passengers won't fly with another flyer at their elbows, then expect airfares to skyrocket.

5 months ago

Airlines Scramble to Placate Spooked Passengers as Bookings Drop Dramatically

Airlines Scramble to Placate Spooked Passengers as Bookings Drop Dramatically

Jamie Freed and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

As the world contends with coronavirus, airlines are fighting a battle against consumer confidence, requiring generous policies that are unusual in the commercial aviation industry.

7 months ago

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

It may have started as a fringe movement in Sweden, but flight shaming is coming to the U.S. JetBlue plans to head it off at the pass by investing in offsetting programs and biofuels. But its real green deal may be in its new aircraft.

8 months ago

Norwegian Taps Former JetBlue Exec in Management Reshuffle

Norwegian Taps Former JetBlue Exec in Management Reshuffle

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another big news day for Norwegian. Given the focus on profitability, exiting the difficult domestic market in Argentina is not really surprising, but the appointment of Marty St. George is certainly a curveball.

10 months ago

JetBlue Founder’s Poaching of Exec Blamed for Derailing Canadian Airline

JetBlue Founder’s Poaching of Exec Blamed for Derailing Canadian Airline

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

David Neeleman can't seem to avoid the headlines. This time his recruitment of the CEO of a Canadian airline to his new airline venture Moxy triggered a lawsuit. It's doubtful it will go anywhere, but it's a fun glimpse into the hypersensitive egos of the airline startup world.

10 months ago

Meditation Apps Battle for Airline Partners

Meditation Apps Battle for Airline Partners

Leslie Barrie, Skift

If you think about it, airlines and meditation apps make a perfect pairing. Headspace currently has a stronghold when it comes to in-flight meditation, but the new Inscape and JetBlue partnership could chip away at its dominance.

11 months ago

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue isn't immune from the structural changes that are taking place in the aviation industry. Like it or not, basic economy is a part of the landscape now, and to truly compete you need to have it in your arsenal.

11 months ago

Why JetBlue Is Happy to See the Summer End

Why JetBlue Is Happy to See the Summer End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue has had to navigate a tricky last few months. Reading between the lines, it seems that it's the international routes that are the problem with domestic demand still strong.

1 year ago

Aviation Executives Conclude Paris Air Show With Cautious Optimism

Aviation Executives Conclude Paris Air Show With Cautious Optimism

Brooke Sutherland, Bloomberg

Growth is likely slowing in the commercial aviation market, but when all was said and done at the Paris Air Show this week, the outlook was measuredly positive. A material vote of confidence in the Boeing 737 Max by International Air Group CEO Willie Walsh certainly threw a curveball at Airbus.

1 year ago