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JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch weekly Mint service on flights between Boston and St. Lucia, as well as between New York City and Liberia, Costa Rica.
Boston-St. Lucia service is scheduled to begin on November 3, while New York-Liberia service will begin on December 15.
Boston-St. Lucia flights will depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport at 12:19 …

JetBlue Radio ‘Problem’ Triggers Hijacking Scare

JetBlue Radio ‘Problem’ Triggers Hijacking Scare

A radio failure on a JetBlue Airways aircraft caused authorities to fear a hijacking might have been taking place.
JetBlue Flight 1623 “experienced a radio equipment problem while taxiing for departure” at about 8 p.m. EDT according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The crew requested clearance to return to the ramp.
The aircraft remained on the tarmac and was surrounded by police and rescue vehicles. Passengers reported on Twitter that “heavily armed” …

Lobby Bar – June 15: Clara Peller, Orson Welles, Three Stooges, and Rabbits Who Like Chocolate Milk

The band that stayed for dinner. “The Band’s Visit” swept the Tony Awards this week. Only problem is they are still stuck in Beit Hatikva and the show may be renamed “Groundhog Day: Israel” instead.
Nyuk. Nyuk. Nyuk. John F. Kennedy International Airport debuted its new Emergency Operations Center, which came about after multiple crises occurred during a winter storm. The new directors – Larry, Curly, and Moe – spoke at …

JFK Opens New Emergency Operations Center After Paralyzing January Storm

John F. Kennedy International Airport, which was paralyzed for days after the “bomb cyclone” Nor’easter on January 4, unveiled an Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, that will coordinate operations during bad weather events and other emergency situations.
The airport, which is unique in that it has six completely separate terminals, operated by six independent entities, each with a great deal of autonomy, created the EOC after an independent study …

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch and re-launch approximately 11 routes between the United Sates and Europe this summer.
The carrier will begin new flights between Atlanta and Lisbon, as well as service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Azores, Portugal. The latter will be the carrier’s first route to the Portuguese archipelago.
Delta will launch new Indianapolis-Paris flights, the carrier’s first European service from the Indiana …

JetBlue to Launch New Flights to Havana, Mexico City

JetBlue to Launch New Flights to Havana, Mexico City

JetBlue Airways announced plans to launch new service to Havana from Boston and Fort Lauderdale this fall. The carrier said that it will also begin new flights to Mexico City from both New York and Boston.
On November 10, the airline will launch weekly flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport. The service, which will be offered on Saturdays, will be the first non-stop to Cuba …

Alaska Airlines Opens JFK Lounge

Alaska Airlines Opens JFK Lounge

Alaska Airlines announced on Monday the opening of its first Alaska Lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The new lounge features baristas trained by Starbucks as well as a variety of foods and snacks including oatmeal and yogurt bars in the morning and soup and salad later in the day. The bar offers beer, wine from the West Coast of the United States, and a signature cocktail.
Lounge access is complimentary …