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Fareportal Sues JetBlue Claiming Anti-Competitive Behavior

Fareportal Sues JetBlue Claiming Anti-Competitive Behavior

Online travel agency Fareportal filed suit against JetBlue Airways, alleging what it termed an anti-competitive pricing “scheme.”
Fareportal says that JetBlue deliberately makes it difficult for consumers to compare prices JetBlue and other airlines by blocking CheapOair and a dozen other online travel agencies from displaying its prices.
The suit was filed on Jan. 5, 2021 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
“JetBlue’s goal is simple: …

JetBlue Announces Delivery of First Airbus A220 Aircraft

JetBlue Announces Delivery of First Airbus A220 Aircraft

JetBlue Airways announced the addition of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft to its fleet on Thursday.
The aircraft was delivered Thursday evening to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City from the Airbus production facility in Mobile, Alabama. The plane is the first delivery of 70 A220-300s that JetBlue has on order.
The  New York-based carrier  said it will use the A220s to replace 60 Embraer 190 aircrafts in its …

JetBlue to Enhance TrueBlue Frequent Flyer Program

JetBlue to Enhance TrueBlue Frequent Flyer Program

JetBlue Airways announced enhancements to its TrueBlue frequent-flyer program, adding rewards and amplifying benefits to program members.
The New York-based carrier will give Mosaic elite-tier members, unlimited companion passes through the spring as well as same-day, complimentary Even More Space seating, which will be assigned at the airport.
The airline is making it easier for Members of the TrueBlue program to attain Mosaic elite status by reducing the number of qualifying points …

JetBlue to Add 4 New Destinations, Miami, Key West, Los Cabos, and Guatemala City

JetBlue to Add 4 New Destinations, Miami, Key West, Los Cabos, and Guatemala City

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer new service to Miami; Key West; Los Cabos; and Guatemala City, Mexico.
The action marks the first time in the airline’s history that it will operate flights to these destinations.
This comes, the airline said, as part of a larger strategy to add 24 new non-stop routes in the first half of 2021 in an effort aimed at “immediately generating to cash revenue” and “capturing” new …

JetBlue Plans $500 Million Stock Offering to Shore Up Operations Amidst Pandemic

JetBlue Plans $500 Million Stock Offering to Shore Up Operations Amidst Pandemic

JetBlue Airways announced plans for a 35,000,000-share common stock offering and almost immediately upsized it to 36,500,000 shares.
The New York-based airline priced the offering at $14.40 per share  The company said it expects the offering to yield approximately half a billion dollars after expenses.
The airline will use the proceeds to shore up operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in the travel industry.
“JetBlue intends to use the net proceeds from the …

JetBlue Flight Attendants Fail to Ratify Union Contract

JetBlue Flight Attendants Fail to Ratify Union Contract

Flight attendants at JetBlue Airways failed to ratify the tentative agreement that had been reached between the airline and the Transport Workers Union.
“We are disappointed in the results of the vote,” said Ian Deason, who heads customer experience at the airline.
“Both the TWU and JetBlue worked through unprecedented circumstances to reach an agreement that was fair to our inflight crewmembers,” Deason said, adding that “[W]e will work with TWU to …

JetBlue to Donate 3 Million Miles to Charity as Part of World Kindness Day Celebration

JetBlue to Donate 3 Million Miles to Charity as Part of World Kindness Day Celebration

JetBlue Airways said it would celebrate World Kindness Day by donating three millions TrueBlue frequent-flyer program points to a variety of charities.
World Kindness Day has been observed annually across the globe on November 13 since 1989.  It is celebrated in Britain as Kindness Day UK on the same day. Its objective is to recognize and encourage acts of kindness.
The list of charities to which JetBlue will donate includes Autism Speaks, …