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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, …

JetBlue Announces Plans to Launch New Guyana Service in December

JetBlue Announces Plans to Launch New Guyana Service in December

JetBlue Airways announced a new start date for its new non-stop service to Georgetown, Guyana, which was originallyslated to start on April 2, 2020.
The New York-based airline will begin to offer service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting December 11, 2020.
The carrier will operate the route using its new A321neo aircraft.
“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which …

JetBlue Reports 76% Fall in Revenue in Q3

JetBlue Reports 76% Fall in Revenue in Q3

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the third quarter of 2020.
The New York-based airline’s revenue plunged by 76%, amidst the pandemic-induced drop in travel.  JetBlue did say that its original estimate was that revenue would fall by 80% in the period. Third-quarter capacity was down 58%.
The carrier said it expects revenue to be down only by 65% in the final quarter of the year.
JetBlue reported a pre-tax loss of $588 …

JetBlue Reaches Tentative Agreement with New Flight Attendants Union

JetBlue Reaches Tentative Agreement with New Flight Attendants Union

JetBlue Airways reported that it had reached a tentative agreement with the Transport Workers Union, which will represent the airline’s flight attendants once a ratification process has been completed.
The move follows two years of negotiation.
The airline’s flight attendants voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining a union in April 2018.  Prior to that, and since the airline’s founding in 2000, there was no union representation for that workgroup.
The agreement is subject …

JetBlue Plans New Seasonal Service to Telluride from New York and Boston

JetBlue Plans New Seasonal Service to Telluride from New York and Boston

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer non-stop seasonal service to Montrose Regional Airport, which services the town of Telluride, from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.
The New York-based carrier will also introduce non-stop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Montrose.
“It’s clear to us that travelers are increasingly looking for unique destinations where they can truly escape and enjoy wide open spaces,” said Andrea …

JetBlue Wants People to Start Holiday Travel 3 Months Early, Says ‘We’ve Got a Plane for That’

JetBlue Wants People to Start Holiday Travel 3 Months Early, Says ‘We’ve Got a Plane for That’

JetBlue Airways is getting into the holiday spirit, and it’s only late September.
The New York-based airline has already decorated its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, transforming it, it said, into “a winter wonderland.”
The move is part of the airline’s “Be an Early Holiday-er” promotion to get people back on flights amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“Holiday travel is incredibly important to our customers, and it’s equally important to us,” said …