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JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of its Mint premium service on its route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
Mint offers passengers a premium cabin with a fully lie-flat seat.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into an 80”-long bed.  The remaining 12 seats in the cabin are 20.5” …

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 18, 2014

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The weekend’s here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that you should read.
1.) Jeremey Del Nero covers a new FBT poll that surveyed frequent flyers about the Transportation Security Administration. Find out what the TSA is doing right, what they are doing wrong, and how the survey was conducted.
2.) Jonathan …

First Ebola Screenings Start at New York’s JFK Airport

First Ebola Screenings Start at New York’s JFK Airport

Officials began screening select passengers for the Eula virus at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday.
Travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the three African countries hardest hit by the epidemic, are being segregated and subject to the screening.  The procedure includes taking the passenger’s body temperature and asking him to complete a questionnaire
Four other airports in the United States – Hartsfield-Jackson International, Newark Liberty International, O’Hare …

U.S. to Screen for Ebola at 5 Airports

U.S. to Screen for Ebola at 5 Airports

U.S. officials said they would begin to screen passengers arriving from West Africa at five of the nation’s busiest airports in response to the deadly outbreak of Ebola.
Travelers arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries hardest hit by the epidemic, will be temperature screened at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting later this week.  Screenings at four other airports – Hartsfield-Jackson International, Newark Liberty International, …

American Airlines to Offer Cadillac Tarmac Transfer Service in New York and Los Angeles

American Airlines to Offer Cadillac Tarmac Transfer Service in New York and Los Angeles

American Airlines announced it is partnering with Cadillac to offer a tarmac transfer service for its top customers.
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines already offer similar programs at numerous airports, having partnered with Mercedes-Benz and Porsche respectively.
The Fort Worth-based airline said it is launching the service, which will offer members of its ConciergeKey program with tight transfer times a ride in a Cadillac CTS, SRX, or Escalade from one gate …

Virgin America to Begin Seasonal New York-Fort Lauderdale, Boston-Las Vegas Routes

Virgin America to Begin Seasonal New York-Fort Lauderdale, Boston-Las Vegas Routes

Virgin America announced it will launch two new seasonal routes this winter. The routes link New York with Fort Lauderdale, and Boston with Las Vegas.
Beginning December 18, and lasting through April 28, 2015, the carrier will offer daily, non-stop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Flights will depart from New York at 8:00 a.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 11:05 a.m. …