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JetBlue Q3 Profit Down, Hurt by Hurricane Season and Higher Expenses

JetBlue Q3 Profit Down, Hurt by Hurricane Season and Higher Expenses

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the third quarter of 2017.
The New York-based airline said its third-quarter net income fell to $179 million, down by 10% or $20 million from the year prior, citing higher operating expenses and a brutal hurricane season.
The New York-based airline reported third quarter revenue of $1.8 billion, a 4.7% increase from $1.7 billion in Q3 2016.
The carrier said that passenger revenue per available seat mile, …

Skyhour to Offer the Gift of Flight by the Hour

Skyhour to Offer the Gift of Flight by the Hour

Skyhour introduced its eponymous service Monday.
The company offers a gifting platform for air travel, allowing individuals to purchase flight hours for $60 per hour. The service was in beta until recently.
One Skyhour is equivalent to one hour of flight time. The service is accessible via an app and the company’s website.
Skyhour was funded by JetBlue Technology Ventures, the investment arm of JetBlue Airways, which is also one of the options …

LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia Airport, announced that six airlines, namely American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Frontier, and Spirit, will move some or all of their operations in early December to other terminals.
The move will go into effect December 9.
Delta Air Lines, which currently operates from three terminals at the airport, the Marine Air Terminal as well as Terminals C and D, will consolidate …

JetBlue to Unveil New Boarding Process

JetBlue to Unveil New Boarding Process

JetBlue Airways announced it will introduce a new boarding process.
The new method will be based on the type of aircraft and the passenger’s seat assignment, namely window seat, middle seat, or aisle seat.
JetBlue will board those passengers traveling in Mint on aircraft with a Mint cabin as well as those with TrueBlue Mosaic elite status first. The next group, Group A, will be for those passengers in the airline’s Even More Space …

JetBlue to Begin Boston-Minneapolis Route

JetBlue to Begin Boston-Minneapolis Route

JetBlue Airways announced that it will launch new service between Boston and Minneapolis on May 3 next year. The carrier will offer three daily flights between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 6:30 a.m., 1:02 p.m., and 7:29 p.m., and arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 8:48 a.m., 3:21p.m., and 9:50 p.m., respectively. Flights from Minneapolis to Boston will depart at 6 a.m., …

LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

LaGuardia Airport was evacuated early Saturday morning because of a bomb threat made by a passenger.
A Spirit Airlines passenger got into an argument with an employee of that airline in the check-in area of LaGuardia’s Central Terminal and threatened to come back with a bomb, according to the New York Police Department. He left the area and returned carrying a bag.
Police arrested the man and evacuated portions of the terminal …

JetBlue Reports Drop in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for September

JetBlue Reports Drop in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for September

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for September 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic, capacity, and load factor were all down for the month.
The airline attributed the decline to major storms throughout the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.28 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 4.4% from 3.43 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also fell 0.9% to 4.09 billion …