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JetBlue Appoints Former Southwest Exec to Lead Digital and Tech Strategy

JetBlue Appoints Former Southwest Exec to Lead Digital and Tech Strategy

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Carol Clements to the position of chief digital and technology officer.
Ms. Clements succeeds Eash Sundaram in that role.  Mr. Sundaram retired from the airline in March of this year after a combined 14 years at JetBlue and JetBlue Technology Ventures.
“As we work through the pandemic recovery, technology will play a more important role than ever in our success,” said Robin Hayes, the airline’s president, …

JetBlue, Qatar Airways Expand Codeshare Partnership

JetBlue, Qatar Airways Expand Codeshare Partnership

JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it would expand its codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways on multiple routes later this month.
The original codeshare agreement was announced in March 2013 and covered JetBlue-operated connecting flights to and from both New York and Washington, D.C.
The expanded agreement calls for the JetBlue code to be placed on nine Qatar Airways routes linking Doha’s Hamad International Airport with Boston Logan International, Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas/Fort Worth …

JetBlue Announces Multiple Executive Appointments and Promotions

JetBlue Announces Multiple Executive Appointments and Promotions

JetBlue Airways announced multiple executive appointments and promotions on Tuesday.
Ursula Hurley, the airline’s current treasurer, will also assume the head of investor relations. Ms. Hurley has been at the airline for over 17 years.
Dave Fintzen, who currently serves as vice president of investor relations, will be promoted to the position vice president for the airline’s northeast alliance with American Airlines, a new role that the airline said “underscores the importance” …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2021

One year ago, we predicted that the “Great Moments” monthly feature would include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.  As of now, reports of reopenings after the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel will have to wait until the April 2022 edition, although reports of closings comprise the entirety of page three of this article.
Meanwhile, April, the fourth …

JetBlue Secures Slots at London Heathrow Starting in Early August

JetBlue Secures Slots at London Heathrow Starting in Early August

JetBlue Airways received 270 slots for its planned flights to and from London Heathrow Airport.
The news was revealed in the updated report for the summer of 2021 promulgated by Airport Coordination Limit, the entity that coordinates landing slots for Heathrow.
JetBlue , which will use Terminal 2 at Heathrow, will use 180 slots for its flights to and from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and 90 are for …

JetBlue Debuts Paisly, A New Travel Booking Site

JetBlue Debuts Paisly, A New Travel Booking Site

JetBlue unveiled Paisly, a separate travel site that offers the airline’s passengers the opportunity to book hotels, rental cars, and theme park tickets.
The new offering will allow JetBlue travelers to book additional travel-related options after booking a flight.
Paisly does not replace JetBlue Vacations, a service that offers prepackaged trips.
The site “takes all the work out of booking a trip,” JetBlue said in a statement.
JetBlue says that Paisly provides travel options …

JetBlue Considers HQ Move to Florida

JetBlue Considers HQ Move to Florida

JetBlue Airways said it is looking into the possibility of relocating its corporate headquarters from New York to Florida.
In a statement, the airline said that its current lease in Long Island City expires in July 2023 and it is reviewing its options and “considering how our space requirements may evolve in a hybrid work environment post-pandemic.”
The New York-based carrier has a training center in Orlando and a travel-products subsidiary in …