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Goldy Galore. Jonathan Spira sees the Woman in Gold, revisiting his childhood in Vienna. It’s a little-known fact that the film is actually a sequel to the 1964 Bond film “Goldfinger,” following the story of the Bond girl who was lost beneath a mountain of gold but uncovered a year later in full health.
High tolerance. Paul Riegler takes his set …

JetBlue Introduces Apple Watch App

JetBlue Introduces Apple Watch App

JetBlue Airways announced JetBlue for Apple Watch.
The new app works in conjunction with Passbook functionality on the iPhone and offers a variety of features that can be used before, during, and after a flight.
Features include: glance screen, which includes flight information, terminal and gate information, and flight status, and allows for quick updates without launching the app; countdown screen, which displays flight and flight status information, as well as seat …

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

The former TWA Flight Center could become a hotel, if a plan being advanced by JetBlue Airways is approved.
JetBlue and its partner MCR Development, a hotel developer, are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the terminal’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The news was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s interior and exterior have been designated as historic landmarks by …

JetBlue Load Factor, Prasm Up in March

JetBlue Load Factor, Prasm Up in March

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for March 2015.  The carrier saw increases in its total traffic and capacity, as well as its load factor for the month.
JetBlue’s passenger traffic for March was 3.538 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 9.2% from 3.329 billion RPMs in March 2014.  Capacity for the month also rose, by 6.2% year-over-year, up to 4.058 billion available seat miles, or ASMs from …

JetBlue Partners with Silver Airways in Florida

JetBlue Partners with Silver Airways in Florida

JetBlue Airways and Silver Airways announced a codeshare agreement on Monday.
The partnership will initially focus on connection opportunities in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, with plans to expand the agreement later this year to include 13 Silver Airways routes to the Bahamas, subject to regulatory approval.
Under the terms of the agreement, JetBlue customers will be able to purchase a single ticket covering flights on both airlines as well as automatic baggage …

JetBlue Expands Mint to New York-Caribbean Routes

JetBlue Expands Mint to New York-Caribbean Routes

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin to offer its new Mint premium service on flights to Aruba and Barbados later this year.
Aircraft with Mint service offer passengers a premium cabin with 12 fully lie-flat seats that alternate between and 2-2 and 1-1 layout. The four seats in the 1-1 configuration are more private and have doors that can be closed. Those seats are 22” wide, while the other eight seats …

JetBlue Traffic Up 10% in February

JetBlue Traffic Up 10% in February

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for February 2015.  The carrier’s traffic and capacity both increased, as did its passenger load factor.
JetBlue’s passenger traffic for the month was 2.9 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 10% from 2.638 billion RPMs in February 2014.  Capacity for the month also rose by 7.4% year-over-year, up to 3.475 billion available seat miles, or ASMs from 3.234 billion ASMs last February.
The …