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JetBlue, El Al to Begin Codeshare

JetBlue, El Al to Begin Codeshare

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to begin a codeshare agreement with Israeli flag carrier El Al.  The two airlines filed for approval with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and are currently awaiting approval.
Once the agreement is approved, El Al will be able to place its code on JetBlue-operated flights to and from 35 destinations heading into or out of both Newark International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy …

Lobby Bar – September 26: Taste Bud Wreckage, Hard Candy, Malleable Communications, and Subways to Nowhere

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The Lobby Bar – An Unashamedly Slapstick Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Home away from home. Christian Stampfer whisks us away on a virtual tour of the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich. Even though I’ve never been, the territory will seem familiar to a New Yorker – crowded and overpriced housing, millions of liters of alcohol served, and throngs of confused tourists. Just like home.
Flexible Data. Jonathan Spira camps out …

JetBlue Hits Million Devices Wi-Fi Milestone

JetBlue Hits Million Devices Wi-Fi Milestone

JetBlue Airways said Wednesday that over one million devices had connected to its Ka-based Wi-Fi service. In celebration of this, the 140 passengers aboard a flight bound for San Diego International Airport from New York’s JFK International Airport operating on a JetBlue plane with its special Wi-Fi livery were given a total of one million TrueBlue points.
JetBlue launched its Fly-Fi in-flight Internet service last December. The service promises broadband speeds …

JetBlue Redraws the Map

JetBlue Redraws the Map

JetBlue Airways announced a new, interactive route map on its website Monday.
The new system provides a variety of information about the airline’s destinations based on user input.  In addition to clearly delineating possible routes to and from a destination, prospective travelers can toggle the temperature at most JetBlue destinations as well as water temperature on both coasts on and off.
Once a destination has been selected, the user can opt to …

JetBlue CEO Barger to Retire

JetBlue CEO Barger to Retire

JetBlue Airways said that its CEO, Dave Barger, will retire in February and that Robin Hayes, the airline’s president, will succeed him.
Mr. Barger will continue on the company’s board of directors until February 2015 and Mr. Hayes will join the board at that time.
The incoming CEO is a former British Airways executive who became JetBlue’s president in 2013, with responsibility for the airline’s operations and commercial activities.  He previously served …

JetBlue Traffic Up in August

JetBlue Traffic Up in August

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for August 2014.  The carrier’s traffic and capacity both increased, as did its passenger load factor.
JetBlue’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.719 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.7% from 3.484 billion RPMs in August 2013.  Capacity for the month also rose by 4.9% year-over-year, up to 4.211 billion available seat miles, or ASMs from 4.016 billion ASMs last August.
The …

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Airline flights in the United States brought more passengers to their destinations on time in July and cancelled fewer flights than in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released figures for the nation’s largest airlines on Wednesday showing that 75.6% of flights arrived on time in July, an increase compared to 73.1% in July 2013 as well as to 71.8% in June of this year.
Hawaiian Airlines continued as the airline with …