A Little Government Shutdown Cheer from JetBlue

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As the much maligned shutdown of the U.S. federal government rolls on, here at last is a positive development—and it comes from JetBlue. The New York-based airline announced today its plan to “Keep Bills Moving” by offering complimentary Even More Speed passes (good for expedited security processing) to all passengers named “Bill” flying out of […]

Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013

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Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

JetBlue introduces new premium class called Mint on transcontinental flights

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JetBlue shook things up in the transcontinental premium market today by announcing the introduction of Mint, their new premium class cabin on New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) routes. Mint will feature the longest lie-flat beds in domestic business class and four private suites among the 16 Mint seats. In celebration […]

JetBlue Introducing New Non-stops from New York: Trinidad & Tobago and Savannah, Georgia

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JetBlue announced today that the airline will be introducing two new “BlueCity’s”—what they call the destinations they fly out of—in February of 2014, and both will be serviceable by non-stop flights from New York’s JFK. First, service between New York (JFK) and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) will begin on February 13, 2014. There will […]

Travel News: Week of August 21, 2013

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Top Travel News German newspaper Bild reports Al Qaeda planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe Aeroflot to launch low-cost airline St. Louis airport to offer 20 minutes of free Wi-Fi JetBlue offers bags VIP delivery service Staffing changes at American, US Airways on hold More Travel News: Chicago Tribune | L.A. Times | N.Y. Times | USAToday | CNN GOOD TO KNOW TRAVEL […]

JetBlue Introducing Lie-Flat Seats and Private Suites

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I’m in San Diego right now for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) conference, and one of the biggest stories so far has to be JetBlue’s new lie-flat seats that will be debuting in the “second quarter of 2014.” JetBlue CEO Dave Barger introduced the seats as an answer to customer requests for more premium […]

Travel News: Week of July 24, 2013

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Top Travel News ATL airport opens new public VIP lounge, $35 fee O’Hare on pace to beat Atlanta as busiest U.S. airport 787 fire inquiry focuses on transmitter Marriott and United to offer reciprocal elite perks Plaza Athénée in Paris to close on October 1 for a major renovation, will reopen again in May 2014 […]

Travel News: Week of June 26, 2013

United passenger punches pilot

Top Travel News Irate United passenger punches pilot in face Ryanair says could move into trans-Atlantic flights United changes Elite status requirements Mickey Arison steps down as CEO of Carnival Corp., remains chairman Online travel sites owe millions in back taxes FAA could ease restrictions on electronic devices, sources say Dozens of single Brits board […]