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JetBlue to Begin Seasonal New York-Palm Springs Flights

JetBlue to Begin Seasonal New York-Palm Springs Flights

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Palm Springs, California, this winter.  The carrier will operate the service five times a week, from January 15, 2016 to May 1.
The route is subject to government approval.
The planned flights will depart New York at 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and arrive at Palm Springs International …

JetBlue Reports Second Quarter Earnings

JetBlue Reports Second Quarter Earnings

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2015.
The airline’s profit in the second quarter was $152 million, compared to $61 million (excluding special items) in Q2 2014.  Revenue for the quarter rose to $1.612 billion, a year-over-year increase of 12.4%.  Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 1.4% year-over-year.
The airline’s passenger traffic in the second quarter was 10.472 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, …

DOT Investigating 5 Airlines for ‘Price Gouging’ After Deadly Amtrak Crash in May

DOT Investigating 5 Airlines for ‘Price Gouging’ After Deadly Amtrak Crash in May

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced an investigation into possible price gouging by five airlines.  The agency is concerned that five American carriers may have raised airfares in the Northeast following a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May that disrupted rail service in the region.
In a letter sent to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines on Friday, the agency requested fare information to …

JetBlue Reports Slight Rise in Load Factor for June

JetBlue Reports Slight Rise in Load Factor for June

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for June 2015.  The carrier saw an increase in its total traffic, capacity, and load factor.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.543 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.8% from 3.256 billion RPMs in June of last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 8% to 4.152 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 3.844 billion ASMs in …

Lobby Bar – July 10: Electrified Drivers, Marathon-Powered Wi-Fi, and Bulkhead Baseball

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Instant undies. Jesse Sokolow reviews some key tips for effective summer packing. We recommend using our newest invention to dehydrate your clothes before packing them; then, when you arrive at your destination, simply spray some water in your suitcase and – voilà! – all of your clothes will magically expand back to their normal size.
Why-Fi? There’s been some confusion …

JetBlue to Offer Live Major League Baseball Games on Flights

JetBlue to Offer Live Major League Baseball Games on Flights

JetBlue Airways announced the beginning of a new partnership with Major League Baseball. The agreement will allow JetBlue passengers to watch live Major League Baseball regular season games at no charge while in flight using either a dedicated app or JetBlue’s Fly-Fi Hub portal.
Travelers can watch the games by first accesing the Fly-Fi Hub and then selecting mlb.tv if using a laptop or, on smartphones and tablets, by launching the …

JetBlue Launches New York-Havana Service

JetBlue Launches New York-Havana Service

JetBlue Airways, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, announced the start of service linking New York and Havana on Friday.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at noon on Fridays and arrive at José Martí International Airport in Havana at 3:30 p.m.  Flights from Havana to New York will depart at 4:30 p.m., also on Fridays, and arrive at 8:00 p.m.
The move makes JetBlue the first major …