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JetBlue to Begin Boston-LaGuardia Route, Increase Flights between Newark and Florida

JetBlue to Begin Boston-LaGuardia Route, Increase Flights between Newark and Florida

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on October 31.
The carrier will operate six daily weekday flights between the two airports, as well as two Saturday round-trip flights, and three on Sunday. When the new route begins, the carrier will serve all three New York City airports from Boston.
Additionally, the airline said that it will add extra …

Virgin America Launches New Loyalty Program Benefits

Virgin America Launches New Loyalty Program Benefits

Virgin America announced it is introducing new benefits to its Elevate loyalty program. The airline also said that it is adding a new status match offer.
The new benefits allow Virgin America Elevate Silver members to earn 50% more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 spent, up from 25%, while Elevate Gold members can now earn 140% more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 spent, up …

JetBlue Sees Massive Increase in First Quarter Profit

JetBlue Sees Massive Increase in First Quarter Profit

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016.
The airline reported $199 million in profit, a substantial 45.6% increase compared to $137 million in the first quarter of 2015.
Revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% to $1.6 billion. Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, however, decreased by 8% year-over-year for the first quarter, down to 11.35 cents.
The airline’s passenger traffic in the first quarter was 11 …

JetBlue Takes Delivery of First U.S.-Made Airbus

JetBlue Takes Delivery of First U.S.-Made Airbus

Airbus announced the delivery of the first aircraft to be manufactured in its new plant in the United States.
The aircraft manufacturer presented the plane, an Airbus A321, to customer JetBlue Airways, at Airbus’s manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama. The aircraft made its first flight on March 21.
In addition to the plane delivered on Monday, Airbus currently has nine other A320 family aircraft in production at the plant. Airbus said that …

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Airways, which recently lost the bidding war for Virgin America Airways, is continuing to expand its premium service, Mint, to new markets.
The New York-based carrier is expected to announce to add Mint to several routes including from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as linking Las Vegas and New York, San Diego with New York and Boston, and Seattle with New York and Boston.
Mint …

Lobby Bar – April 1: Back on the Wagen, Nearly Nude Performances, and Fifty Shades of Green

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Lobby Bar – A Confounding Collage of FBT News and Views
Out and about. Allow Lobby Bar to break character for a moment: because of the attacks in Brussels, tourism in major European cities has dropped significantly, bringing hotel vacancy to new lows. We understand travelers’ concerns, but rather than let fear win, we encourage people to travel to these cities to show their bravery and support.
Notice: lost journalist. Jesse Sokolow hops …

JetBlue to Launch New Flights, Mint Service to Caribbean from New York, Boston

JetBlue to Launch New Flights, Mint Service to Caribbean from New York, Boston

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to expand its Mint service to three new upcoming routes, namely from New York to both St. Lucia and St. Maarten in the Caribbean, and from Boston to Aruba. The carrier will operate all three routes between November 5, 2016 and next spring.
Mint flights between New York and St. Lucia will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8:20 a.m. and arrive at Hewanorra …