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JetBlue Announces Schedule for New Ecuador Service

JetBlue Announces Schedule for New Ecuador Service

JetBlue Airways announced the schedule for its new service to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The flight is scheduled to allow for connections from Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C., among other cities.
The inaugural flight will take place on February 28, 2019.
Flight 1255 will operate daily, departing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 7 p.m. and arrive at 11:45 p.m. local time.
The return flight will leave José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport …

Flight Delayed Due to Emotional Support Squirrel

Flight Delayed Due to Emotional Support Squirrel

A Frontier Airlines flight departing from Orlando International Airport on Tuesday was delayed when a passenger boarded the aircraft with an emotional support squirrel in a cage.
The passenger, Cindy Torok, who was on a flight destined for Cleveland, had told the airline of her planes to take an emotional support animal with her but had failed to notify the airline that it was a squirrel.
Cabin crew told Torok that squirrel, …

Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Southeast, Cancelling Flights and Leaving a Trail of Destruction in Its Wake

Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Southeast, Cancelling Flights and Leaving a Trail of Destruction in Its Wake

Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach in Florida early Wednesday, turned deadly as one man was killed when a falling tree struck his home.
The hurricane is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, leaving over 500,000 without power in the Southeast.  It is now a Category 1 storm accelerating through Georgia and expected to cross the South Carolina …

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Routes Including Service to Ecuador and Rochester

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Routes Including Service to Ecuador and Rochester

JetBlue Airways announced multiple new routes and network changes.
The changes will make the airline “even more relevant in its key markets.”
The New York-based airline is adding new service to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
In addition, the airline is adding service between Boston Logan International and Greater Rochester International airports and Providence’s T.F. Green International and Palm Beach International Airports, and it …

Hurricane Michael Hurtling Towards Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael Hurtling Towards Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael is taking aim at the Florida Panhandle and should make landfall by Wednesday afternoon.
The Category 2 storm is currently over the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to intensify before making landfall.
“Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday.
Airlines are issuing travel waivers for destinations that are expected to be in the …

American Airlines to Add 12 Destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth

American Airlines to Add 12 Destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth

American Airlines will add 12 new destinations from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International over the coming months.
New domestic destinations include three in California, namely Bakersfield, Burbank, and Monterey; Flagstaff and Yuma in Arizona; Gainesville, Florida; Augusta, Georgia; and Harlingen, Texas.
The airline’s new international destinations include San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa in Honduras, as well as Durango, Mexico, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The four international flights will launch in June …

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

A student pilot climbed over a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport early Thursday morning and boarded an American Airlines plane undergoing maintenance.
The 23-year-old man, identified as Nishal Sankat, was reportedly tackled by two airline workers as he entered the cockpit around 2 a.m.
The suspect fled onto the airfield but was arrested minutes later by airport police, airport spokesman Lori Booker told reporters at a news conference.
The aircraft, an Airbus …