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JetBlue Airways
IATA
B6
ICAO
JBU
Callsign
JETBLUE
Founded 1998
Focus cities John F. Kennedy International Airport
Logan International Airport
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Long Beach Airport
Oakland International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Frequent flyer program TrueBlue Flight Gratitude
Fleet size 132
Destinations 56
Parent company JetBlue Airways Corporation
Headquarters Forest Hills, New York City, USA
Key people David Neeleman (Chairman)
Russ Chew (President)
David Barger (CEO)
John Harvey (CFO)
Website: http://www.jetblue.com/

JetBlue Airways is a major American low-cost airline owned by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQJBLU). The company is headquartered in the Forest Hills neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City. Its home airport is John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue is a non-union airline. Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. ... Typically Active Directory is managed using the graphical Microsoft Management Console. ... For JET Red storage engine of Microsoft Access, see Microsoft Jet Database Engine. ... Image File history File links JetBlue_Airways_Logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... , For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... , FAA diagram of FLL “FLL” redirects here. ... Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... David Neeleman (2006) David G. Neeleman (born October 16, 1959) is the founder and former CEO of JetBlue Airways. ... The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... “CFO” redirects here. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... , For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers...


In 2001, JetBlue began a focus city operation at Long Beach in Los Angeles County, and another at Logan International Airport, Boston in 2004. It also has substantial operations at Oakland International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, and at Washington-Dulles. The airline mainly serves destinations in the United States, along with flights to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Mexico. In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... KMCO redirects here. ... , FAA diagram of FLL “FLL” redirects here. ... FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ...


JetBlue also maintains a corporate office in Cottonwood Heights, Utah and a satellite office in Darien, Connecticut. Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...

Contents

History

Foundings

Chairman (then-CEO) David Neeleman founded the company in February 1999, under the name "NewAir". Several of JetBlue's executives, including Neeleman, are former Southwest Airlines employees. JetBlue started by following Southwest's approach of offering low-cost travel, but sought to distinguish itself by its amenities, such as in-flight entertainment. In Neeleman's words, JetBlue looks "to bring humanity back to air travel." “Chief executive” redirects here. ... David Neeleman (2006) David G. Neeleman (born October 16, 1959) is the founder and former CEO of JetBlue Airways. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the American airline. ...


In September 1999 the airline was awarded 75 initial take off/landing slots at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and received formal U.S. authorization in February 2000. It started operations on 11 February 2000.[1] is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


JetBlue's founders had set out to call the airline "Taxi" and therefore have a yellow livery to associate the airline with New York. The idea was dropped, however, for several reasons: the negative connotation behind New York City taxis; the ambiguity of the word taxi with regard to air traffic control; and threats from investor JP Morgan to pull its share ($20 million of the total $128 million) of the airline's initial funding unless the name was changed. The airline's founders also considered making its home base in Trenton, New Jersey, but this idea did not gain much support. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ...

David Neeleman speaking in Bermuda
Inaugural Flight arrival, May 4, 2006

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9/11 aftermath, profitable years

JetBlue was one of only a few U.S. airlines that made a profit during the sharp downturn in airline travel following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Since its IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2002, JetBlue has become one of the most popular airline stocks in history and currently has about two billion dollars in market capitalization. Financial results were strong for the airline throughout the 2002–2004 years, and many analysts and journalists lauded the airline for its success. The airline sector responded to JetBlue's market presence by starting mini-rival carriers: Delta Air Lines started Song, and United Airlines launched another rival called Ted. Song has since been disbanded and is being reabsorbed by Delta Air Lines, while Ted is still in operation. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Market capitalization, or market cap, is a measurement of corporate or economic size equal to the stock price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Song was a low-cost airline brand owned and operated by Delta Air Lines. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... Ted is one of two airline divisional brands of United Airlines similiar in concept to the Delta Shuttle or the US Airways Shuttle, however specifically targeted in the United case to compete effectively in the low cost airline market. ...


In 2002, JetBlue acquired LiveTV, LLC for $41 million in cash and the retirement of $39 million of LiveTV debt. LiveTV equips JetBlue with 36 channels of live DirecTV satellite TV programming at every seat. Two years later, JetBlue announced it would add 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio, Fox TV programs and 20th Century Fox movies to its in-flight entertainment. The movies are free on flights outside of the U.S. mainland (as DirecTV service is not available), and are available for a small fee on other flights. LiveTV is the leading provider of innovative, low-cost in-flight entertainment products and services to commercial aircraft markets worldwide. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Business class seat in a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 Control screen fixed to the back side of an economy class airline seat (Airbus), the tray is stowed Airline seats are chairs on an airliner in which passengers are accommodated for the duration of the journey. ... “XM” redirects here. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...


JetBlue has not yet attempted to raise money by selling snacks during flights, a move that many larger airlines have made on domestic flights and some international flights. JetBlue has also told customers in commercials and print ads that they "encourage you to use the call button", advertising their devotion to customer service. JetBlue is also noted for its "letter ads", for example: "Dear New York", and ending with "Sincerely, JetBlue".


As the airline continued to make record profits, new planes allowed for additional route opportunities. These included JetBlue's first international service, New York City to the Dominican Republic, on June 10, 2004. Additional service to the Bahamas began on November 1, 2004, and service to Bermuda began May 4, 2006. Service to Aruba began September 15, 2006. is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 1, 2004 The Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland erupts (BBC). ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004, JetBlue began flights from New York City's LaGuardia Airport and added service in 2005 to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, thereby serving all three major New York City area airports. Also in 2005, the company added service between JFK and Boston Logan with 10 daily flights using its new 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft. In October 2006 JetBlue announced they would begin service from Stewart International Airport, in Newburgh. Later, the airline announced new service to Westchester County Airport, also known as White Plains, allowing JetBlue access to five of the six New York City area airports LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The EMBRAER 190 initial flight The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... Airplane and Aeroplane redirect here. ... Stewart International Airport (IATA: SWF, ICAO: KSWF) is located near Newburgh, New York, in the southern Hudson Valley, 55 miles (88. ...


Developments since 2005

In October 2005, JetBlue announced that its quarterly profit had plunged from US$8.1 million to $2.7 million largely due to rising fuel costs. In addition, the airline was struggling with their new aircraft, the Embraer 190. Operational issues, fuel prices, and low fares, JetBlue's hallmark, were bringing its financial performance down. In addition, with higher costs related to the airline's numerous amenities, JetBlue was becoming less competitive. USD redirects here. ... The Embraer E-Jets are a series of narrowbody, twin-engined, medium range, jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ...


Regardless, the airline continued to plan for growth. It was announced that 36 new aircraft were scheduled for delivery in the year 2006.


However, trouble was on the horizon. For many years, analysts had predicted that JetBlue's growth rate would become unsustainable. Despite this, the airline continued to add planes and routes to the fleet at a brisk pace. In addition in 2006, the IAM (International Association of Machinists) attempted to unionize JetBlue's "ramp service workers", in a move that was described by JetBlue's COO Dave Barger as "pretty hypocritical", as the IAM opposed JetBlue's creation when it was founded as New Air in 1998. The union organizing petition was dismissed by the National Mediation Board because fewer than 35% of eligible employees supported an election. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is an AFL-CIO/CLC trade union representing over 730,000 workers in more than 200 industries. ...


In February 2006, JetBlue announced its first ever quarterly loss. For 4th quarter 2005, the airline lost $42.4 million, enough to make them unprofitable for the entire year of 2005. The loss was the airline's first since going public in 2002. JetBlue also reported a loss in the 1st quarter 2006. In addition to that, JetBlue forecast a loss for 2006, citing high fuel prices, operating inefficiency, and fleet costs. During the first quarter report, CEO David Neeleman, President Dave Barger, and CFO John Owen released JetBlue's "Return to Profitability" ("RTP") plan, stating in detail how they would curtail costs and improve revenue to regain profitability. The plan called for $50 million in annual cost cuts and a push to boost revenue by $30 million. JetBlue Airways moved out of the dark during the second quarter of 2006, beating Wall Street expectations by announcing a net profit of $14 million. That result was flat when compared to JetBlue’s results from the same quarter a year ago ($13 million), but it was double Wall Street forecasts of a $7 million profit, Reuters reports. The carrier said cost-cutting and stronger revenue helped it offset higher jet fuel costs. In October 2006, JetBlue announced a net loss of $500,000 for Quarter 3, and a plan to regain that loss by deferring some of their E190 deliveries, and by selling 5 of their A320s.


In December 2006, JetBlue announced another component of the RTP, when they explained the reasoning behind their decision to remove a row of seats off their A320s. The removal of the seats will lighten the aircraft by 904 lbs., and will reduce the inflight crew size from 4 to 3 (per FAA regulation requiring 1 flight attendant per 50 seats), thus offsetting the lost revenue from the removal of seats, and further lightening the aircraft, resulting in less fuel burned.[2]


In January 2007, JetBlue announced it had returned to profitability with a fourth quarter profit for 2006, reversing a quarterly loss in the year-earlier period. As part of the RTP plan, 2006's full year loss was $1 million compared to 2005's full year loss of $20 million. JetBlue was one of the few major airlines to post a profit in the quarter.

The JetBlue promotion as the "Official Airline of Springfield" during the theatrical premiere of The Simpsons Movie.

On May 10, 2007, JetBlue announced Barger's appointment as CEO, who also retains the position of President. Neeleman, who was named non-executive Chairman of the Board, said "This is a natural evolution of our leadership structure as JetBlue continues to grow. As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I will focus on developing JetBlue's long-term vision and strategy, and how we can continue to be a preferred product in a commodity business."[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On July 24, 2007, JetBlue reported that its second-quarter revenue increased to $730 million, compared to $612 in 2006. Second quarter net income grew to $21 million for the quarter, from $14 million the previous year. CEO David Barger said the airline will take delivery of 3 fewer planes this year and will sell 3 planes from their current fleet, "slowing capacity growth...to strengthen our balance sheet and facilitate earnings growth", but will continue to add two to four new destinations each year.[4] is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In July 2007, the airline partnered with 20th Century Fox's film "The Simpsons Movie" to become the "Official Airline of Springfield". In addition a contest was held in which the grand prize would be a trip on jetBlue to Los Angeles to attend the premiere of the film. The airline's website was also redecorated with characters and their favorite JetBlue destinations and the company was taken over by the show/film's greedy businessman villain C. Montgomery Burns. [5]


In August 2007, the airline announced the addition of exclusive content from The New York Times in the form of an in-flight video magazine, conducted by Times' journalists and content from NYTimes.com.[6] The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


On October 11, 2007, JetBlue announced expanded service to the Caribbean with service to St. Maarten and Puerto Plata commencing January 10, 2008. With these additional destinations, JetBlue's service expands to a total of eleven Caribbean/Atlantic destinations including Aruba; Bermuda; Cancun; Nassau; Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Santiago and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. JetBlue will serve 56 destinations in eight countries this winter. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In 2008, JetBlue, which has its main passenger terminal in Terminal 6 at JFK, will be moving all operations to the adjacent TWA Flight Center which has been under renovation by the airline since late 2005. , For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... The TWA Flight Center Building - thin-shell structure by Eero Saarinen TWA Flight Center was the original name for the Eero Saarinen designed terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport for Trans World Airlines. ...


TrueBlue Membership

TrueBlue is JetBlue's Membership rewards program. JetBlue rewards their loyal customers by providing them with advance notice of special promotions and fare sales, faster and easier booking, and free rewards flights.


JetBlue has categorized flights into 3 categories:

  • SHORT (2 pts): Flights from JFK to Buffalo, NY
  • MEDIUM (4 pts): Flights from Rochester, NY to Ft. Lauderdale, FL or from JFK to New Orleans, LA
  • LONG (6 pts): Flights from JFK to Oakland, CA or Burlington, VT to Long Beach, CA

Once you have accumulated 100 TrueBlue points, you are eligible to redeem them for a free round trip flight on JetBlue. [7]


Destinations

JetBlue Airways currently flies to 54 destinations in 6 countries, including Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, and the United States, including Puerto Rico. The airline will add service to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on January 10, and St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles on January 17, 2008, increasing its destination count to 56. This page lists the destinations of JetBlue Airways as of August 31, 2006. ... Lovewrecked was originally a feature length film that, when the rights were sold, became a television movie that was released in 2007 (even though it sat on the shelf for two years), however after many different attempts at theatrical distribution in the U.S., The Weinstein Company, who obtained the... Country France / Netherlands Archipelago Leeward Islands Region Caribbean Area 37 sq. ...


JetBlue launched service to Pittsburgh in late June, 2006. Flights to Charlotte began July 12, flights to Raleigh began July 20 and service to Nashville started August 31 of the same year. Future plans call for expansion across the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Flights to Aruba started September 15, 2006. JetBlue received authority to serve Cancún, Mexico, after having competed for the route against Delta Air Lines and USA 3000. They entered four new domestic markets in the fall of 2006 - Houston-Hobby, Sarasota, Columbus, and Tucson. In the fall of 2007, JetBlue announced that it was pulling out of Columbus and Nashville.[8] “PIT” redirects here. ... Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT) is a major international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located 9 miles (14. ... Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA) is an airport in southeastern Nashville, Tennessee. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... Cancún International Airport (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU, FAA LID: HOU) is a public airport located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district of Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,304 acres and has four runways. ... Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (IATA: SRQ, ICAO: KSRQ) is an airport located in Sarasota, Florida and south of Bradenton, Florida. ... Port Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH, ICAO: KCMH), commonly shortened to Port Columbus, is an international airport located 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is managed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority which also oversees operations at Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field. ... Tucson International Airport (IATA: TUS, ICAO: KTUS, FAA LID: TUS) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) south of the central business district of Tucson, a city in Pima County, Arizona, United States. ...

JetBlue Airways at Cibao International Airport, Santiago, DR, just arrived from New York
JetBlue Airways at Cibao International Airport, Santiago, DR, just arrived from New York

Prior to the passage of the Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006, JetBlue expressed an interest in serving Dallas Love Field's customers if the Wright Amendment was repealed. It has also expressed refusal to serve Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on the grounds that it does not wish to contend with American Airlines, which has a dominating presence there.[9] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 798 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1599 × 1201 pixel, file size: 145 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 Cibao Airport STI/MDST Dominican Republic File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 798 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1599 × 1201 pixel, file size: 145 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 Cibao Airport STI/MDST Dominican Republic File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Cibao International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional del Cibao) (IATA: STI, ICAO: MDST) is an international airport located in Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republics second largest city. ... Founded in 1495 during the first wave of European colonization of the New World, today Santiago de los Caballeros (the first Santiago of America) is the second most important city in the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. ... Motto Dios, Patria, Libertad(Spanish) God, Homeland, Liberty Anthem Quisqueyanos valientes Capital (and largest city) Santo Domingo 1 Government Presidential Republic  -  President Leonel Fernández Independence from Haiti   -  Date 27 February 1844  Area  -  Total 48,442 km² (130th) 18,810 sq mi   -  Water (%) 1. ... This article is about the state. ... Dallas Love Field (IATA: DAL, ICAO: KDAL, FAA LID: DAL) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of the City of Dallas, in Dallas County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,300 acres and has three runways. ... The Wright Amendment of 1979 was a federal law which originally limited traffic from Dallass Love Field airport to points within Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. ... DFW redirects here. ... American Airlines, Inc. ...


On August 17, 2006, service between New York JFK and Washington-Dulles commenced, finalizing JetBlue's plan to connect the three major Northeast cities of Boston, New York, and Washington DC, and also putting pressure on the airlines that operate those routes, namely Delta Shuttle and US Airways Shuttle. Washington-Dulles offers eight nonstop destinations, and with the addition of service to New York-JFK, 45 destinations via connection in New York. JetBlue has announced service to/from White Plains, New York. With this addition, JetBlue now serves five out of six airports in the New York Center area. An overview of the airport. ... Delta Shuttle is the brand name for hourly air service operated by Delta Air Lines on high-demand routes in the northeastern United States. ... US Airways Shuttle is the brand for an hourly service offered by US Airways between Boston, New York, and Washington. ... FAA diagram of Westchester County Airport (HPN) Westchester County Airport (IATA: HPN, ICAO: KHPN, FAA LID: HPN) is a public airport located approximately 9 miles (14. ...


In October 2006, JetBlue applied to the FAA for landing rights at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for eight flights per day.[10] Almost immediately, United Airlines filed an objection, claiming JetBlue "did not follow proper procedures and should be denied".[11] On October 16, 2006, JetBlue received approval from the FAA to land at O'Hare, though the number of slots requested was cut in half to 4 flights per day.[12] JetBlue also bought three additional O'Hare slots from other unknown carriers, and service to New York/JFK and Long Beach started January 4, 2007. OHare International Airport is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ...


Alliances

On February 6, 2007, USA Today announced that JetBlue plans to enter into an alliance with Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. The alliance will facilitate easy transfers to both airlines' customers, but will not allow either airline to sell seats on the other airline, unlike traditional codeshare alliances, meaning customers must make individual reservations with both carriers.[13] Aer Lingus is Irelands national airline. ...


Codeshares

On February 14, 2007, JetBlue announced it had entered its first codeshare agreement with Cape Air, to carry JetBlue passengers from Boston's Logan Airport to Cape Air's destinations throughout Cape Cod and the surrounding islands. The agreement will allow customers on both airlines to purchase seats on both airlines under one reservation. This announcement came the same day that JetBlue announced seasonal service from New York to Nantucket[14] Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ... Cape Air is an airline based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. It operates scheduled passenger services in Cape Cod and the islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ...


New routes

  • Daily nonstop service between Buffalo, NY (BUF) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) begins November 1, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) starts November 1, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Syracuse, NY (SYR) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) begins November 1, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Ponce, PR (PSE) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) begins November 5, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Buffalo, NY (BUF) and Orlando, FL (MCO) begins November 15, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Rochester, NY (ROC) and Orlando, FL (MCO) begins November 15, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Santiago, DR (STI) and Boston, MA (BOS) begins December 12, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Burbank, CA (BUR) and Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) begins December 15, 2007. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Buffalo, NY (BUF) and Fort Myers, FL (RSW) begins January 8, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between White Plains, NY (HPN) and Fort Myers, FL (RSW) begins January 8, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Burlington, VT (BTV) and Orlando, FL (MCO) begins January 10, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Charlotte, NC (CLT) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) begins January 10, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) begins January 10, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Portland, ME (PWM) and Orlando, FL (MCO) begins January 10, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between Puerto Plata, DR (POP) and New York, NY (JFK) begins January 10, 2008. [15]
  • Daily nonstop service between St. Maarten, Netherlands Antillies (SXM) and New York, NY (JFK) begins January 17, 2008. [15]

JetBlue announced in early January that they plan to serve eight new cities in 2007, although they have only announced Nantucket, San Francisco, White Plains, and Santo Domingo; Puerto Plata and St. Maarten will start January 2008.


Fleet

As of October 2007, the JetBlue Airways fleet includes of the following 132 aircraft: [16]

JetBlue Tail
JetBlue Tail
JetBlue Airbus A320 "Whole Lotta Blue"
JetBlue Airbus A320 "Whole Lotta Blue"
JetBlue Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-200 104
(73 orders)
150
Embraer 190 29
(72 orders)
100 Launch customer

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Nearly every plane in JetBlue's fleet is named with a designation containing some form of the word "blue". Examples include "Absolute Blue", "Big Blue Bus", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Canyon Blue", "Mi Corazon Azul", "Rhapsody in Blue", "Sacre Bleu!", "The name is Blue, JetBlue", and "Whole Lotta Blue". However as of November 2006, there are two exceptions: tail number N190JB is "Luiz F. Kahl", named for the former Chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, and tail number N533JB is "Usto Schulz", named for JetBlue's former VP of Safety. Every year employees submit suggestions for the names of the new planes. Past winners have received trips to Toulouse, France to tour the Airbus hangar and fly home aboard the plane that bears their name suggestion. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is the local provider of public transportation for Erie and Niagara counties in New York. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Midi-Pyrénées Department Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004) City Statistics Land... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ...


Some long-term maintenance on JetBlue's Airbus A320 aircraft is conducted at Aeroman, a facility in El Salvador owned by Air Canada. At one time, Aeroman was owned by Grupo TACA, who is also a major Airbus A320 operator. [18]. However, JetBlue also uses Air Canada's facilities in Canada, along with Empire Aero Center in Rome, NY.[19] Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Grupo Taca is the flag airline of El Salvador, comprised of a group of five combined Central American airlines. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Rome is a city located in Oneida County, New York. ...


In the early history of JetBlue, the company's CEO, as he claims, had always sat on the 27th (last) row of each Airbus A320 aircraft he flew on, signifying that pleasing the customer is more important than pleasing the CEO, since the 27th row had no reclining seats. The 27th row has since been removed from the A320 fleet, adding up to 2" more legroom to all rows aft of the wing on all aircraft in the A320 and E190 fleets.


In December 2006, JetBlue announced they would be removing one more row of seats from their A320s, reducing the number of seats to 150. They also revealed they would adjust the remaining rows in the forward half of the cabin, increasing the seat pitch to 36", giving passengers more legroom than any other coach carrier.[20] Fleet modifications have been completed as of February 8, 2007[citation needed]. At present, the A320 has a seat pitch of 36" in rows 1–11, and 34" in rows 12–25, with slightly over 36" in the two exit rows. The E190 has a seat pitch of 32" in rows 1–10, and 33" in rows 13–25, with a pitch of over 34" in the exit rows. The seat width on the A320 is 17.8", and the seat width on the E190 is 18.25".[21][22]


In July 2005, JetBlue announced that it would be upgrading the size of its seatback TVs that provide customers with DirecTV programming. All new aircraft are being equipped with the larger seatback TVs, and older aircraft are being retrofitted. The E190s are all equipped with XM satellite radio, and the A320s are being XM equipped when each aircraft's TV screens are being upgraded. In addition, the airline aims to increase the size of the overhead bins on all aircraft. Unlike the A320 fleet that JetBlue uses where the flight attendant has to read the safety briefing, the E190 fleet uses a pre-recorded audio safety briefing to accompany the live demonstration. A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ...


Employees

JetBlue has 10,795 employees, or "crewmembers," as Jetblue prefers to call them (at March 2007)[1]. The major Pilot and Flight Attendant base is John F. Kennedy International Airport, followed by Boston's Logan International Airport, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and Long Beach Municipal Airport. Customer support is handled via employees in Utah working from their homes, providing JetBlue with significant savings. JetBlue sells 20% of their tickets over the phone, with the remainder being sold online. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Incidents and accidents

 JetBlue Flight 292, an Airbus A320,emergency landing at LAX
JetBlue Flight 292, an Airbus A320,
emergency landing at LAX
  • On September 21, 2005, Flight 292 performed an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport following a failure of the front landing gear during retraction. The plane landed after circling for three hours to burn fuel and lighten the aircraft. The aircraft came to a stop without incident on runway 25L. The only apparent damage to the plane upon landing was the destruction of the front tires; the front landing strut held. None of the passengers or flight crew aboard were injured. Passengers were able to watch coverage of the incident via onboard televisions. A sketch of the incident was aired on Saturday Night Live, with guest host Steve Carell. JetBlue does not regularly serve LAX; the airline used a Continental Airlines hangar to evaluate and repair the aircraft.
  • On February 14, 2007 a JetBlue flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Cancún, Mexico was delayed on the tarmac in snowy weather, keeping passengers on the plane for nearly 9 hours. Throughout that day, at least nine other JetBlue aircraft were also stranded on the tarmac, keeping the passengers on board. An absence of interline agreements prevented JetBlue from accommodating its passengers on other airlines. As of February 18, JetBlue was still not operating normally, canceling nearly all flights using E-190 aircraft.[23] On February 19, JetBlue's then-CEO, David Neeleman, issued a public apology for the cancellations and for his company's mismanagement of the situation. Neeleman said he was “humiliated and mortified” by the system failures and he promised that JetBlue would soon introduce a "Customer Bill of Rights" offering compensation for such events in the future. [24] Neeleman also announced that the revised compensation would be applied retroactively to all passengers affected by the cancellations. According to JetBlue, the cancellations and compensations will total between 20 and 30 million dollars.[25]

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See also

LiveTV is the leading provider of innovative, low-cost in-flight entertainment products and services to commercial aircraft markets worldwide. ...

Books

Blue Streak by Barbara S. Peterson, Portfolio, 2004 ISBN 1-59184-058-9


Flying High by James Wynbrandt, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2004 ISBN 0-47165-544-9


References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 98. 
  2. ^ JetBlue Airways Press Release: Taking the JetBlue Experience to New Heights December 14, 2006
  3. ^ JetBlue news release, May 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Associated Press, July 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Simpsons and JetBlue July 17, 2007.
  6. ^ Jet Blue Product Placement August 6, 2007.
  7. ^ https://www.jetblue.com/trueblue/FF_About.aspx
  8. ^ http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2007/10/22/daily8.html
  9. ^ USA Today Blog: Today In the Sky: JetBlue: DFW is not an option June 28, 2006
  10. ^ USA Today: JetBlue seeks to spread wings at already congested O'Hare October 5, 2006
  11. ^ Reuters: United objects to JetBlue's O'Hare plans October 5, 2006
  12. ^ Chicago Business: JetBlue gets OK for O'Hare flights October 16, 2006
  13. ^ JetBlue, Aer Lingus to forge world's first international discount alliance February 6, 2007
  14. ^ .JetBlue Spreads Its Wings in New England in Marketing Partnership With Cape Air February 14, 2007
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Where We Fly. JetBlue.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  16. ^ JetBlue Fleet Detail
  17. ^ JetBlue Fleet Age
  18. ^ Airlines Outsourcing More Maintenance
  19. ^ [http://investor.jetblue.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=131045&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=940850&highlight= JetBlue Airways Announces New Aircraft Maintenance Contract With Empire Aero Center of Rome, NY
  20. ^ JetBlue Airways Press Release: Taking the JetBlue Experience to New Heights Dec. 14, 2006
  21. ^ JetBlue Aircraft Statistics: A320
  22. ^ JetBlue Aircraft Statistics: E190
  23. ^ New York Times
  24. ^ JetBlue cancels flights, to present 'Bill of Rights' February 19, 2007
  25. ^ JetBlue snafu could cost $30 million or more February 20, 2007

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