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Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United Agree to Common Wellness Assessment

Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United Agree to Common Wellness Assessment

Seven U.S. airlines agreed Monday on a common set of coronavirus-related health and wellness procedures for passengers.
The list of carriers includes Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.
The airlines will require all passengers to complete a “health acknowledgement” in the course of checking in for a flight. The acknowledgement will cover that a face covering must be worn, that the passenger does not have a fever (100.4° F or …

JetBlue to Add 30 New Routes in the U.S.

JetBlue to Add 30 New Routes in the U.S.

JetBlue Airways announced plans to add and restart 30 new routes starting this summer, amidst the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
The news follows the airline’s announcement of new Mint business-class service from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles. They will be phased in from now through October.
“We continue to be flexible with our network plans to respond to demand trends and generate cash in support of our business,” …

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways said it plans to offer daily Mint non-stop transcon service linking Newark Liberty International Airport with both San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports come July.
Mint is the airline’s business-class offering.  It offers passengers a premium cabin with fully lie-flat seats on JetBlue’s Airbus A321s.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into …

JetBlue to Restart Service to 13 International Destinations in June

JetBlue to Restart Service to 13 International Destinations in June

JetBlue Airways announced tentative plans to restart a number of international flights that were suspended amidst the coronavirus from several U.S. cities next month.
The New York-based airline will restart service linking John F. Kennedy International Airport to 11 cities including Cancun; Grenada; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Port-au-Prince; Provincials and Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia; and Santiago, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The carrier will also bring …

DOT to Allow U.S. Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Service to 75 Airports

DOT to Allow U.S. Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Service to 75 Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it would allow 15 U.S. airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 airports amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines were granted tentative approval to halt flights to 11 airports each, while JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier Airlines won approval to temporarily end service to five airports each.
In announcing the approval, the department said that, despite the temporary halts in service, …

JetBlue Introduces ‘Safety from the Ground Up’ Program

JetBlue Introduces ‘Safety from the Ground Up’ Program

JetBlue Airways announced its “Safety from the Ground Up” program that will offer layers of protection for passengers and crewmembers when traveling.
In June, the airline will start to introduce wellness checks that include taking crewmember temperatures and electrostatic aircraft fogging in June.
Inside the aircraft, the airline already requires that crewmembers and passengers wear  face coverings.  In addition, the airline will block seats to ensure that no one is seated directly next …

Airlines Wrestle with Face Mask Policies Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘The Current Policies are Toothless’

While U.S. airlines want customers to see the friendly skies as safe from the novel coronavirus and all have policies requiring face masks, their approaches enforcement varies widely.
American Airlines will deny boarding to a passenger not wearing a mask, as will JetBlue Airways. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Southwest Airlines has told its gate agents not to stop passengers from boarding if they arrive sans mask, and United Airlines …