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JetBlue to Reduce Legroom, Add Fee for Checked Bag

JetBlue to Reduce Legroom, Add Fee for Checked Bag

JetBlue Airways announced plans to add more seats and reduce legroom on most of the seats in its planes and to begin charging for checked bags, a practice it has eschewed up until this point despite broad industry support for such charges.
The airline revealed its plans at a meeting with investors earlier in the week.
As part of the move, JetBlue is introducing three fare classes for its economy cabin.  The …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 15, 2014

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The weekend is finally here. Once again, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may not have had time to read over the past week. Here are five stories that might be of interest to you.
1.) Jesse Sokolow reviews the 2015 Lexus RC 350 that develops 306 peak horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle offers vibrant color schemes, a luxurious …

Lobby Bar – November 14: Cooking with Cars, Packages before People, and Throw-Back Friday

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The Lobby Bar – A Mildly Falsified Summary of FBT News and Views
This way to zzzz.  Paul Riegler shares some tips for getting a good night’s sleep while traveling, including minimizing electronic use and switching eating habits.  You could also hire a FBT senior editor to visit your hotel room and sing a lullaby, but that option is quite pricey.  For a cheaper alternative, a junior editor can swing by …

JetBlue Opens International Arrivals Hall at JFK

JetBlue Opens International Arrivals Hall at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced the opening of its new international arrivals hall extension at Terminal 5 of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday.
The 175,000-square-foot (16,259-square-meter) T5 International, or T5i, has six international arrivals gates, including three new gates and three that were converted from the airport’s Terminal 5, as well as an International Arrivals Hall with full Federal Inspection Services.  T5i also houses 40 automated passport control kiosks …

JetBlue to Begin Orlando-Salt Lake City Service

JetBlue to Begin Orlando-Salt Lake City Service

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Salt Lake City and Orlando, Florida on Wednesday.  The airline operates the service using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights depart Salt Lake City International Airport at 11:59 p.m. and arrive at Orlando International Airport at 6:10 a.m. the next day.  From Orlando, flights depart at 8:20 p.m., and arrive in Salt Lake City at 11:07 p.m.
JetBlue’s A320s are outfitted with 42 …

Consumer Complaints Rise Against Nation’s Airlines for 2014

Consumer Complaints Rise Against Nation’s Airlines for 2014

More customers filed complaints about the nation’s airlines in the first nine months of 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation in its Air Travel Consumer Report. In addition, the department released on-time performance figures for the month of September, showing a small decline.
The agency received 12,350 consumer complaints as compared to 10,444 during the first nine months of …

Lobby Bar – November 7: Electronically Transmitted Diseases, Tree Frenemies, Kafka, and Cars with Low Self Esteem

The Lobby Bar – An Unapologetically Crass Summary of FBT News and Views
Deep Web. With Ebola dominating nervous systems and headlines worldwide, are you less willing to hop on a plane? Let us know in our most recent poll – don’t worry, taking part in the survey in no way puts you at risk of contracting the disease as Ebola is not transmitted through the Internet. Yet.
Sleeping with the doggies. …