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JetBlue to Link Reagan National with Jacksonville, Florida

JetBlue to Link Reagan National with Jacksonville, Florida

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new, non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, Florida on December 18.  The service will operate twice daily.
Flights from Washington, D.C. will depart Reagan National Airport at 9:25 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. and arrive at Jacksonville International Airport at 11:25 a.m. and 6:09 p.m., respectively.  From Jacksonville, flights will depart at 9:10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and will arrive in the nation’s capital at …

E-Cigarette Possible Cause for JetBlue Incident in Boston

E-Cigarette Possible Cause for JetBlue Incident in Boston

An e-cigarette may have been the cause of smoke emanating from a bag in a plane’s cargo hold in Boston last week.
On Saturday, baggage handlers at Logan International Airport noticed a smoldering bag on a JetBlue plane about to leave for Buffalo, New York.  The incident was first reported by the New York Times, which said that the Massachusetts fire marshal is focusing on the possibility that an e-cigarette was to …

JetBlue to Offer New In-Flight Bedding Products in Mint

JetBlue to Offer New In-Flight Bedding Products in Mint

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin offering new in-flight bedding to customers in its Mint cabin, which was recently launched in June as a competitor to other airlines’ first- and business-class cabins.
London Luxury, a home goods manufacturer, will supply premium pillows and blankets to the airline for its Mint passengers on flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, the only route on which …

JetBlue Reports Substantial Rise in Q2 Profit

JetBlue Reports Substantial Rise in Q2 Profit

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.  The airline’s profit in the second quarter was $230 million, a year-over-year increase of $194 million during the second quarter of 2013.
Revenue in the second quarter also rose year-over-year by 12.4%, up to $1.372 billion from $1.222 billion in the second quarter last year.  Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, also increased by 6% year-over-year.
The airline’s passenger …

JetBlue Traffic Up 4% in June

JetBlue Traffic Up 4% in June

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for June 2014. The airline’s traffic and capacity both increased for the month, while its load factor decreased.
JetBlue’s passenger traffic was 3.256 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4% from 3.130 billion RPMs in June 2013. The carrier’s capacity increased by 5.3%, up to 3.844 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 3.652 billion last year.
Passenger load factor for the month …

Lobby Bar – July 11: The Doctor is In, Surprise Flights, a Friendly Reminder, and Data Collection at its Finest

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JetBlue Launches Automatic Mobile Check-In

JetBlue Launches Automatic Mobile Check-In

JetBlue Airways announced that it is now offering new services and options designed to streamline the check-in process to certain passengers depending on seating assignment.
As part of the new procedure, passengers receive their ready-to-print boarding pass via e-mail 24 hours before their scheduled flight, rather than having to check in and access their boarding passes through the airline’s website.
Passengers also have the option to download a Mobile Boarding Pass to …