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JetBlue Wants People to Start Holiday Travel 3 Months Early, Says ‘We’ve Got a Plane for That’

JetBlue Wants People to Start Holiday Travel 3 Months Early, Says ‘We’ve Got a Plane for That’

JetBlue Airways is getting into the holiday spirit, and it’s only late September.
The New York-based airline has already decorated its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, transforming it, it said, into “a winter wonderland.”
The move is part of the airline’s “Be an Early Holiday-er” promotion to get people back on flights amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“Holiday travel is incredibly important to our customers, and it’s equally important to us,” said …

JetBlue to Offer Travelers At-Home Covid-19 Tests

JetBlue to Offer Travelers At-Home Covid-19 Tests

JetBlue Airways said Monday it will offer customers access to discounted at-home coronavirus tests to travel in such cases where a negative test result is needed.
The airline said it will partner with Vault Health, a health education company that pivoted into coronavirus testing with the start of the pandemic.
The tests are intended for travelers such as those to Hawaii where a negative coronavirus test will allow the traveler to bypass …

U.S. Airline Industry Set to Cut Tens of Thousands of Jobs This Week Amidst Pandemic-Induced Downturn

The U.S. airline industry is currently facing its worst crisis since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.  The coronavirus pandemic, which initially resulted in billions of dollars in grants and loans to the airlines to keep workers on the payroll, has decimated travel and people are not returning to the skies in droves as had been predicted just a few months ago.
As a result, the industry is set …

JetBlue to Add 24 New Routes ‘to Generate More Cash’

JetBlue to Add 24 New Routes ‘to Generate More Cash’

JetBlue Airways announced 24 new routes on Thursday. The new flights are centered on destinations where the airline said it expects an increased demand for leisure travel including Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
New routes include six new flights linking Newark Liberty International Airport and Cancun; Montego Bay; Nassau, Bahamas; and Punta Cana, flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Charleston, Cancun, Palm Beach, and Costa Rica.
The New York-based airline …

Coronavirus News: Friday, August 21 – Japanese Companies Oppose Holding 2021 Olympics, a 12-Minute Virus Test

Coronavirus News: Friday, August 21 – Japanese Companies Oppose Holding 2021 Olympics, a 12-Minute Virus Test

The worldwide number of virus cases c currently stands at 22.87 million.  Almost 800,000 people have died thus far and 15.52 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, with 5.87 million as of Friday.  The coronavirus death toll there is over 176,000. Officials reported 46,029 new …

JetBlue Tightens Mask Policy, Will Continue to Block Middle Seats

JetBlue Tightens Mask Policy, Will Continue to Block Middle Seats

JetBlue Airways said it will continue to block middle seats on flights amidst the coronavirus pandemic in order to promote greater social distancing and announced updates to its face mask policy.
The airline said it would continue the seating policy through at least October 15, 2020, when passengers are not traveling together.
JetBlue said it will no longer allow passengers to use masks with vents or exhalation valves and will no longer …

JetBlue Deploys Ultraviolet Cleaning Robot at JFK to Attack the Coronavirus on Planes

JetBlue Deploys Ultraviolet Cleaning Robot at JFK to Attack the Coronavirus on Planes

JetBlue Airways is the first airline in the country to test Honeywell’s UV Cabin System, a beverage-cart sized robot that can traverse an aircraft cabin in ten minutes.
The Honeywell system is being incorporated into the airline’s “Safety from the Ground Up” initiative that it says maintains a layered approach to safety, a program, that includes keeping high-touch surfaces clean and sanitized.
The UV Cabin System has  UV-C light arms that extend …