Articles tagged “jetblue”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 months ago

JetBlue Seeks Investors for Proposed New York JFK Terminal

JetBlue Seeks Investors for Proposed New York JFK Terminal

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

After failing to acquire Northern California-based Virgin America last year, JetBlue remains an East Coast-focused airline. It makes sense that the airline may need more real estate in New York.

4 months ago