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JetBlue Launches New Service Linking San Antonio to Boston and New York City

JetBlue Launches New Service Linking San Antonio to Boston and New York City

JetBlue Airways said it had launched new service linking San Antonio International Airport in Texas to New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Boston Logan International airports.
The first flights from the two East coast cities landed Sunday afternoon.
The New York-based carrier said it would operate the flights with a mix of Airbus A320 and A220 aircraft.
The airline cited the “growing demand” for travel between the southwest and the Northeast in …

Man Attempts to Storm Cockpit, Kicks and Strangles Crew in Melee on JetBlue Flight

Man Attempts to Storm Cockpit, Kicks and Strangles Crew in Melee on JetBlue Flight

A man traveling on a JetBlue flight from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico, went on a rampage that included attempting to storm the cockpit, and kicking and strangling flight attendants, an FBI affidavit shows.
JetBlue Flight 261 left the gate at 5:15 p.m. local time Wednesday, 45 minutes late.  With little more than one hour remaining in the flight, the passenger, Khalil El Dahr, attempted to make a phone call …

Cape Air Plane Crashes on Landing in Provincetown

Cape Air Plane Crashes on Landing in Provincetown

A Cape Air aircraft crashed on landing at Provincetown Municipal Airport late last week.
All six passengers and the one crew member on board the Cesna 402C survived, albeit with injuries, some severe.
The airline confirmed the crash.
“Cape Air confirms that all six passengers and one crew from Flight 2072 are being transferred by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital,” the airline said in a statement.
Cape Air Flight 2072, which the Federal Aviation …

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak announced it will offer new menus to passengers traveling in the first-class cars of its Acela trains.
The high-speed Acela service operates along the so-called Northeast Corridor, with express trains to and from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
The railroad said it was “reimagining our onboard Acela dining options in First-class with creative new options that travelers will enjoy.“
The company, which is the operator of most of the United …

Coronavirus News Update – August 7: 700,000 Descend on South Dakota as Delta Variant Surges

Coronavirus News Update – August 7: 700,000 Descend on South Dakota as Delta Variant Surges

What could become a superspreader event in South Dakota is being held in the Black Hills.  The event will temporarily double the population of the state, which is over 884,000, with some 700,000 attendees.  Despite the fact that most large events have been cancelled thus far this year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is nonetheless being held, Delta be damned. Last year, before the advent of the India, or Delta, variant, …

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

Fresh on the heels of England’s announcement that it would open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the United States, United Airlines said it would increase its service across the pond to 40 flights per week.  It also announced a new partnership that will allow passengers to bring a self-administered coronavirus test with them on the trip that can be performed shortly before returning to the States.
The move includes …

American-JetBlue Northeast Alliance Spreads Its Wings

American-JetBlue Northeast Alliance Spreads Its Wings

The so-called Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways is moving into its next phase.
The two carriers are expanding their schedules to offer more than 700 daily flights this winter from Boston and New York City.
“With JetBlue’s domestic strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers,” said Vasu Raja, American’s chief revenue officer.
The two partners will offer lie-flat seating in business- and/or first-class on …