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Articles tagged “jetblue”

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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

7 months 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.

9 months ago

Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We've been here before ... It's nice to see airlines trying to reduce the harm they do to the environment but it doesn't stop the fact that at the moment flying is very bad for the climate.

10 months ago

JetBlue Senior Executive Marty St. George Is Leaving the Airline

JetBlue Senior Executive Marty St. George Is Leaving the Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Thirteen years is a long time to stay at one corporation. Perhaps JetBlue needs some fresh blood. Or maybe Chief Commericial Officer Marty St. George just wants a change of pace.

10 months ago

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Contributions to the American Society of Travel Advisors’ political action committee are up this year, indicating growing awareness of the value of political advocacy. Making politicians aware of the particular needs of travel agencies — something many have little understanding of — is crucial.

12 months ago

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

JetBlue’s upcoming expansion will be a great opportunity for those with extra TrueBlue points to book award seats to Europe. Don’t expect any screaming deals though.

12 months ago