Articles tagged “jetblue”

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

Hannah Sampson, Skift

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes knows there is nostalgia for the days before airlines introduced so many fees. But he said he is more focused on the carrier's other priorities: legroom, entertainment, and Wi-Fi.

1 week ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The survivors of skirmishes past, from commission cuts to the perceived threats of the internet, have reinvented their businesses and thrive in a new landscape where personal touch still matters.

2 weeks ago

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

David Neeleman argues that the competition won't be able to touch his new airline, which likely won't be named Moxy, because it will be so different. Plenty of other airlines will have something to say about that.

4 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Missed our last Skift Call? This podcast has you covered. Tune in to hear from our aviation experts about why low-cost airlines and long-haul travel are not the perfect mix for profitability.

1 month ago

JetBlue Is Adding Its Own Form of Basic Economy

JetBlue Is Adding Its Own Form of Basic Economy

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue President and Chief Operating Officer Joanna Geraghty said this week at Skift Global Forum that she wants the airline to continue to differentiate on service and product. But will a cheaper, stripped-down type of ticket help the carrier do that?

2 months ago

JetBlue Still Just Wants to Be Loved

JetBlue Still Just Wants to Be Loved

Hannah Sampson, Skift

JetBlue is trying to hold on to the qualities that set it apart — and made it a fan favorite — amid increasing competition. President and COO Joanna Geraghty explains why the carrier is still working to prove that air travel shouldn't be a commodity.

2 months ago

Delta Is Latest Airline to Join the $30 Bag Fee Club

Delta Is Latest Airline to Join the $30 Bag Fee Club

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time before this happened, and no one will be surprised to see American Airlines follow suit.

2 months ago

United Is First U.S. Major Carrier to Match JetBlue’s Bag Fee Increase

United Is First U.S. Major Carrier to Match JetBlue’s Bag Fee Increase

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline executives often say they don't know why consumers hate their industry so much. Bag fees are among the reasons.

3 months ago

Frequent Flyers Are Getting Happier With Most Airline Loyalty Programs

Frequent Flyers Are Getting Happier With Most Airline Loyalty Programs

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

A new study shows frequent travelers are fairly pleased with their airline loyalty programs — but also don't entirely understand how those programs work. Would better understanding lead to more or less satisfaction?

3 months ago

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue, almost two decades old, has reached a formative stage in a young airline's development. Labor is a formidable presence at most large airlines, and pilots often seek collective bargaining first, because they have some of the strongest unions. JetBlue's flight attendants are up next.

4 months ago

JetBlue to Slash Jobs as Part of $300 Million Cost Savings

JetBlue to Slash Jobs as Part of $300 Million Cost Savings

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

When JetBlue first announced its cost-cutting plans, we knew this move would be inevitable. Job cuts are never easy. But sometimes necessary. Wall Street loves a good round of layoffs — sadly.

4 months ago

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Neeleman has a pretty stellar record when it comes to airlines so we should expect whatever he turns his hand at to make an impact. A sizeable aircraft order would be a decent statement of intent.

4 months ago