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JetBlue Profit Down Significantly in First Quarter

JetBlue Profit Down Significantly in First Quarter

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the first quarter of 2017.
The New York-based airline reported first quarter revenue of $1.6 billion, virtually unchanged from Q1 2016.
Net income for the quarter was $85 million a drop of 59% from $207 million in 2016.
The carrier said that passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, decreased by 5.8% year-over-year for the first quarter, down to 10.68 cents.
The airline’s passenger traffic in the …

JetBlue Reports March Traffic and Capacity Increase

JetBlue Reports March Traffic and Capacity Increase

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for March 2017.
The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 4.079 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.9% from 3.965 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 4.2% to 4.76 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.567 billion ASMs …

Lobby Bar – April 7: Manual Elevators, French Ducklings, Being Trapped in a Conference Room, and Why Cars Love Phones

Lobby Bar – A Way to Escape from Reality at No Cost. Also, News.
Sit, Booboo, Sit. Join me for a complete guide of how to connect your iPhone to your car via CarPlay. Cars with the CarPlay feature like to play games with their owners including fetch. Simply throw the iPhone out the window while driving, and the car will drive onto the grassy shoulder and sniff around for it. Be …

JetBlue to Support Green Initiatives in the Cities It Serves

JetBlue to Support Green Initiatives in the Cities It Serves

JetBlue Airways announced its tenth annual “One Thing That’s Green” initiative.
The New York-based airline said it plans to beautify the area in Long Island City where its New York City support center is located with the help of customers and employees. Customers may cast a vote for the city to be the recipient of a new greenspace. The choices include Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, San Juan, and Washington, D.C.
Last year …

JetBlue Adds Atlanta as 101st Destination

JetBlue Adds Atlanta as 101st Destination

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of new service between Atlanta and Boston. The route marks the carrier’s entry in the Georgian capital, which becomes the carrier’s 101st destination.
JetBlue will operate the route five times on a daily basis. Flights will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 7 a.m., 9:54 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:59 p.m., and 7:40 p.m., arriving at Boston’s Logan International Airport at 9:37 a.m., 12:33 p.m., 3:09 p.m., …

How to Dress for a Flight: In Defense of Looking Good in an Age of Leggings

The recent headlines concerning two passengers who were not allowed to fly because they were wearing leggings has given rise to a discussion of what passengers should wear when flying as well as what is expressly forbidden by airlines or proscribed by common decency.
Long gone are the days when dressing in more formal attire for a flight was customary and when dressing up could land a passenger an upgrade. At this …

National Weather Service: ‘Things Get Interesting Beginning Monday Night’ as Blizzard Approaches

National Weather Service: ‘Things Get Interesting Beginning Monday Night’ as Blizzard Approaches

Despite the prevalence of spring-like weather in much of the country, the Northeast is getting ready for heavy snowfall and possible blizzard-like conditions in some areas.
“Things get interesting for the East Coast beginning Monday night,” the National Weather Service said in a statement on Monday.
A blizzard warning is in effect for much of the New York metropolitan area with possible accumulations of up to 20” (51 centimeters). Temperatures are expected …