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Airline Industry Comes Out in Favor of International Contact Tracing Program

Airline Industry Comes Out in Favor of International Contact Tracing Program

Airlines in the United States voiced support for a voluntary international contact tracing program that would help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The list of airlines includes Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
The carriers said they support collecting contact information including the passenger’s legal name, two phone numbers, and the passenger’s e-mail address.  The airlines would also collect the permanent …

American Airlines, JetBlue Alliance Takes Off

American Airlines, JetBlue Alliance Takes Off

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said that the two carriers had launched the first phase of their new Northeast Alliance.
The alliance is starting off with 80 codeshare routes on flights to, from, and within the northeastern United States.  JetBlue’s code has been placed on more than two dozen American routes, while American’s code is now on over than four dozen JetBlue routes.
The alliance is allowing JetBlue to get “our planes …

JetBlue Pilots Reject Planned American Airlines Partnership

JetBlue Pilots Reject Planned American Airlines Partnership

Pilots at New York-based JetBlue Airlines voted to reject a tentative agreement with the airline that would allow its planned partnership with American Airlines to proceed.
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced a codeshare agreement and alliance last July that would allow the two carriers to leverage their complementary networks in the Northeast.
In order for any agreement between the two airlines to proceed ahead, the union that represents the pilots, the …

JetBlue to Guarantee Overhead Bin Space, Drop Most Change Fees

JetBlue to Guarantee Overhead Bin Space, Drop Most Change Fees

JetBlue announced plans to end change fees on most fares and guarantee overhead bin space to all non-basic economy passengers.
The move by the New York-based carrier follows similar actions by other major U.S. airlines last summer and fall.
The change applies to all fares except basic economy, which the airline calls Basic Blue.
In addition to these changes, basic-economy passengers will no longer be allowed to bring carry-on bags but they will …

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

On the day the airline turned 21, JetBlue Airways launched four flights from Miami International Airport.
The New York-based carrier said it will operate a total of 14 daily flights to destinations that include Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Newark.  JetBlue will flights to Boston Logan International Airport four times per day, to Los Angeles International Airport twice a day, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport up to …

In a ‘Year Like No Other,” JetBlue Posts $1.4 Billion Annual Loss

In a ‘Year Like No Other,” JetBlue Posts $1.4 Billion Annual Loss

JetBlue Airways announced fourth quarter results for calendar year 2020.
The airline recorded a $1.4 billion loss for the year, compared to profit of $569 million for 2019.
The New York-based carrier posted a $381 million loss in the quarter, compared to a profit of $161 million in the same period in 2019.
“2020 was a year like no other, as the COVID-19 pandemic challenged our industry in ways we have never seen …

JetBlue Names Former American Airlines CIO Ford to Board of Directors

JetBlue Names Former American Airlines CIO Ford to Board of Directors

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Monte Ford to the company’s board of directors.
Mr. Ford is the former senior vice president and chief information officer of American Airlines. He currently serves as principal partner at the CIO Strategy Exchange.
“As we emerge from the impact of coronavirus, Monte’s technology background will be invaluable as we build an even stronger JetBlue for our customers, crewmembers, and shareholders,” said Peter Boneparth, the company’s …