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U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

By David Koenig | The Associated Press The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering animals on airlines. It decided that only dogs can fly as service animals, and companions that passengers use for emotional support don’t count. The rule aims to settle years of tension between airlines and passengers who bring their pets on board for free by saying they need them for emotional help...
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Flight attendants rally for COVID-19 relief package as stimulus talks continue

Dozens of furloughed flight attendants converged on Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, urging Congress to fast-track a COVID-19 relief package to keep them afloat. The workers, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, were furloughed Oct. 1 amid an ongoing lag in air travel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. They work for United, American, Hawaiian, Alaska and a host of other airlines. Flight attendants have gone two months without a paycheck, forcing many to let...
Tags: Business, Protest, Congress, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Airlines, Seattle, United, Jetblue, Nelson, Ama, HARRIS


Ends Tonight! JetBlue Cyber Monday Sale: $50 Off $125 One-Way Or $100 Off $250+ Round-Trip Flights, Plus Save On JetBlue Vacation Packages

Update: This sale ends tonight! JetBlue Cyber Monday Sale: $100 Off $250+ Round-Trip Flights Use code: CYBERMONDAY Book by 12/1/20 Travel by 9/7/21 The code will only apply to $50 off one-ways or $100 off round-trips where each way is at least $125 before taxes Not valid in MINT business class JetBlue writes that this […]
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JetBlue Cyber Monday Sale: $100 Off $250+ Round-Trip Flights, Plus Save On JetBlue Vacation Packages

Update: This also works for $50 off $125+ one-way tickets and for connecting flights! JetBlue Cyber Monday Sale: $100 Off $250+ Round-Trip Flights Use $100 off code: CYBERMONDAY Book by 12/1/20 Travel by 9/7/21 The code will only apply to round-trips where each way is at least $125 before taxes Not valid in MINT business […]
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JetBlue warns of higher cash burn as coronavirus rages

The New York-based airline expects fourth-quarter flight capacity to decline as much as 50% versus last year, worse than its prior forecast of at most a 45% drop.
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I flew on the Spirit Airlines' first 'shuttle' flight from Newark to Boston for $25 and still overpaid – here's why it's a great budget option

I flew on the first Spirit Airlines flight from Newark to Boston for $25. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Spirit Airlines inaugurated service between Newark and Boston on November 18, becoming the fifth carrier on the busy route.  The two daily flights join a competitive sector dominated by American, Delta, United, and JetBlue, primarily serving business travelers and offering bonus perks for flyers.  We flew on the first flight from Newark to Boston to see if Spirit's dirt-cheap fares hel...
Tags: New York, Boston, US, Trends, Connecticut, Delta, Spirit, Newark, Jetblue, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport, Amtrak, Delta Air Lines, Jetblue Airways, Spirit Airlines, George Washington


I flew on Spirit Airlines' first 'shuttle' flight from Newark to Boston for $25 and still overpaid – here's why it's a great budget option

I flew on the first Spirit Airlines flight from Newark to Boston for $25. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Spirit Airlines inaugurated service between Newark and Boston on November 18, becoming the fifth carrier on the busy route.  The two daily flights join a competitive sector dominated by American, Delta, United, and JetBlue, primarily serving business travelers and offering bonus perks for flyers.  We flew on the first flight from Newark to Boston to see if Spirit's dirt-cheap fares hel...
Tags: New York, Boston, US, Trends, Connecticut, Delta, Spirit, Newark, Jetblue, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport, Amtrak, Delta Air Lines, Jetblue Airways, Spirit Airlines, George Washington


Struggling Electric Jet Startup Zunum Sues Boeing For Fraud and Misuse of Trade Secrets

Kirkland, Washington-based aviation startup Zunum Aero filed a lawsuit this week accusing Boeing of fraud, technology theft, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets. The company, which had received millions of dollars from the venture arms of Boeing and JetBlue, said it would be ready to fly its 12-seat hybrid electric jets by 2022. Instead, it ran out of cash in 2018, forcing it to lay off nearly all of its employees and vacate its headquarters. The Verge reports: Zunum said t...
Tags: Tech, Boeing, Jetblue, Kirkland Washington, Safran, Zunum Aero, Zunum


5 major airlines are rolling out shared digital health passes to prove negative COVID-19 tests. They hope it's a step towards recovery for an industry set to lose $157 billion.

United Airlines United Airlines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss International Air Lines, and JetBlue will be accepting a digital health pass as proof of negative COVID-19 status from December. The CommonPass shows the results of passengers' COVID-19 tests, as is designed as an international standard. In the future, it could also be used to record vaccination results. Currently, test results aren't issued in a standard format and vaccination records can be easily forged, the Commons Pro...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Australia, US, Trends, Qantas, Airlines, Jetblue, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, World Economic Forum, IATA, Cathay Pacific Airways, International Air Transport Association IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, Christoph Wolff


While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here's what airports across the country look like right now.

People wait to speak to a United Airlines representative at a terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 20 AP Photo/Teresa Crawford A total of over 2 million travelers passed by the security checkpoint at airports throughout Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The CDC recommended people in the US do not travel for Thanksgiving. States across the country tightened restrictions on social gatherings and travel, Busi...
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Affirm revealed its IPO paperwork. Here's a look inside the buy now, pay later frenzy, the new twist on financing that is a must have for everyone.

Klarna markets itself as a 'smoooth shopping' experience. Thomas Concordia/Getty Images Point-of-sale financing isn't new, but it's gotten renewed attention as a wave of startups like Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna acquired millions of new users during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Affim published its S-1, the paper detailing its planned initial public offering.  These fintechs offer consumers the ability to buy now, pay later, both online and in-store. And now, incumbents ...
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JetBlue Offering Free Refunds Due To Change In Middle Seat Blocking Policy

JetBlue recently announced that they will stop blocking middle seats after 12/1. That followed Southwest’s announcement that they will sell flights to capacity starting in December. From 12/2-1/7 Jetblue says that they will sell flights up to 85% of capacity and will not block middle seats. From 1/8 and on they will sell flights to […]
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Check Your Email To See If You’re Targeted For 50K-60K Bonus Points On Existing Barclays Arrival, AA, Or JetBlue Cards

Multiple DDF members are reporting getting targeted emails from Barclays for up to 60K bonus points on their Arrival, AA, or JetBlue cards. The email subject says you can earn up to 60,000 points or miles. It offers 10 bonus points per $1 spent from 11/10/20-1/31/21, up to 10K points bonus for $1,000 of spending. […]
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JetBlue will soon fill its planes to capacity and is offering refunds for travelers who don't want to fly on the airline as a result

JetBlue will start filling its planes to capacity after previously blocking middle seats and restricting capacity. Philip Pilosian / Shutterstock.com JetBlue Airways will not be blocking middle seats come January 8, 2021, as more airlines start to fill their planes. Flights from December 2 to January 7 will be filled to 85% capacity and to 100% capacity after that.  Only two US airlines have committed to blocking middle seats into 2021, so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: New York City, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, Delta, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Transportation Security Administration, Business Insider, Us Department Of Defense, Jetblue Airways, Robin Hayes, Ed Bastian, Joanna Geraghty


Judge to allow witnesses in COVID contempt hearing against Grace Community Church in Sun Valley

LOS ANGELES — A judge said Friday he will allow pretrial discovery and the calling of witnesses in a contempt hearing against Grace Community Church and its pastor for holding indoor services in alleged violation of a September court order issued over coronavirus concerns. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff also set a Jan. 15 date for the contempt hearing, which will deal with whether fines should be levied on the Sun Valley church on Roscoe Boulevard and Pastor John MacArthur...
Tags: News, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Local News, San Diego County, Jetblue, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Los Angeles County, Delta Southwest, Sun Valley, John MacArthur


Judge to allow witnesses in COVID contempt hearing against Grace Community Church

LOS ANGELES — A judge said Friday he will allow pretrial discovery and the calling of witnesses in a contempt hearing against Grace Community Church and its pastor for holding indoor services in alleged violation of a September court order issued over coronavirus concerns. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff also set a Jan. 15 date for the contempt hearing, which will deal with whether fines should be levied on the Sun Valley church on Roscoe Boulevard and Pastor John MacArthur...
Tags: News, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Local News, San Diego County, Jetblue, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Delta Southwest, Sun Valley, John MacArthur, Los Angeles Superior Court


JetBlue follows Delta, Southwest in ending era of blocked seats

By Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg JetBlue Airways Corp. is joining rivals in opening all previously blocked seats, citing increased evidence that cabins are safer from the spread of coronavirus even as U.S. case loads surge. The airline will make all seats available for sale starting Jan. 8, JetBlue President Joanna Geraghty said Thursday in a memo to employees. The decision follows a similar move by Southwest Airlines Co., which will sell the entire cabin after November. Delta Air Lines Inc. a...
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Here's which airlines are blocking middle seats for Thanksgiving travel

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with a new interior. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Five US airlines are blocking middle seats or limiting capacity for the Thanksgiving holidays. Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and JetBlue Airways have all committed to blocking seats through turkey day but not all will keep the policy much longer. After Thanksgiving, only two airlines have committed to blocking seats for the Christmas and New Year holidays....
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How to use travel credits when booking a flight on all 11 major US airlines

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to use credits issued by airlines for canceled flights. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The upcoming holiday travel season is the perfect time to offload travel credit from flights canceled during the pandemic.  Travel credit is often issued in lieu of a refund so an airline can keep the cash paid for the original flight. Each airline is different in how flyers can use credit and this step-by-step guide for all 11 major US airlines explains h...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, United, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, United Airlines


JetBlue to reduce seat blocking, the latest airline to lift capacity limits

JetBlue will reduce the number of seats it blocks after Dec. 1 to accommodate families traveling together over the holidays. Southwest Airlines will stop limiting the number of seats it fills after Dec. 1. Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines say they will lift caps on seating early next year.
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I flew on a newly upgraded JetBlue plane and despite less legroom and slimmer seats, the refresh is exactly what the airline needed

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with a new interior. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider JetBlue Airways is in the midst of a restyling effort for its Airbus A320 aircraft, the workhorse of the airline's fleet. A state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system complements a brand-new colorful cabin with new features like in-seat power and adjustable headrests. I flew on one of the restyled aircraft from New York to Florida and was highly impressed with how advanced the system was compa...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, Air Travel, Review, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Staten Island, Jetblue, Jetblue Airways


Earn Up To 100K Points On The JetBlue Consumer And Business Cards

Barclays JetBlue Plus Consumer Card Barclays JetBlue Business Card Both the JetBlue Plus Consumer Card and the JetBlue Business Card are offering a 50K signup bonus for signing up and spending $1,000 within 90 days and another 50K signup bonus points for spending a total of $6,000 in 12 months. Both cards have a $99 annual fee. […]
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Imperfect Foods sells 'ugly produce' that would otherwise go to waste — it also currently offers airplane snacks amid travel restrictions

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Imperfect Foods Imperfect Foods is a service that delivers seasonal, cosmetically imperfect produce at affordable prices. Imperfect Foods and similar produce companies market themselves as solutions against food waste, but there are debates about whether this is disingenuous given the complexity of the nation's food system. Still, it's a convenient and affordable way to get your weekly produce but ...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Food, Groceries, California, San Francisco, Trends, Produce, Delta, West Coast, Berkeley, Jetblue, Bay Area, Csa, Midwest Northeast, Connie Chen


The history of the Airbus A220, the controversial plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The first CSeries aircraft in its new Airbus colors. Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Bombardier CSeries was meant to be a game-changing aircraft. Produced by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, it was its first foray in the 100-to-150-seat market. Though initially successful with sales to major airlines, the program was turned upside following a trade dispute with Boeing. The aircraft program was taken over by Airbus as a result, with the aircraft renamed the Airbus A220.  Bombardier has pulled...
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JetBlue just revealed its newest jet, the Airbus A220 that will replace some of its oldest aircraft – take a look

The first JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. JetBlue Airways JetBlue Airways just unveiled the paint job for its new Airbus A220 aircraft to be delivered in December. The aircraft features JetBlue's classic paint scheme with a new tail design, called "Hops."  No routes have been announced yet but travelers can expect to fly on the aircraft in 2021, according to a JetBlue press release.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways' first Airbus A220 just rolled out of ...
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JetBlue just revealed its newest jet, the controversial Airbus A220 that the airline will be the second in the US to operate

The first JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. JetBlue Airways JetBlue Airways just unveiled the paint job for its new Airbus A220 aircraft to be delivered in December. The aircraft features JetBlue's classic paint scheme with a new tail design, called "Hops."  No routes have been announced yet but travelers can expect to fly on the aircraft in 2021, according to a JetBlue press release.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways' first Airbus A220 just rolled out of ...
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[JetBlue Confirms No Advance Notice Devaluation] Ouch! JetBlue Massively Increases Points Requirement For Even More Space Seats In Major Mosaic Devaluation!

Update 2: JetBlue corporate communications has responded and they confirmed the no advance warning Mosaic program devaluation. They also maintain that the new upgrade pricing, which is more than triple the previous pricing, still offers EMS seating at “significantly reduced rates” as the Mosaic program promises. “With TrueBlue, we reward loyalty with customer-friendly options such as […]
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Ouch! JetBlue Massively Increases Points Requirement For Even More Space Seats In Major Mosaic Devaluation!

Update: When asked why the Mosaic upgrade rate went from 600 points to 2,000 points on my itinerary without warning while the paid rate remained $48, JetBlue’s Twitter account responded that “We aren’t seeing any available Even More Space seats on that flight for 600 points. We apologize for any confusion.” JetBlue corporate communications team […]
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[Update: New Routes Now On Sale!] Southwest Will Fly To Miami And Palm Springs, Wins All Of JetBlue’s Long Beach Slots

Update: Southwest will begin flying the following routes on 11/15: Miami to/from Baltimore (5 daily nonstops) Miami to/from Chicago/MDW (1 daily nonstop) Miami to/from Houston/HOU (4 daily nonstops) Miami to/from Tampa (3 daily nonstops) Palm Springs to/from Denver (1 daily nonstop) Palm Springs to/from Oakland (2 daily nonstops) Palm Springs to/from Phoenix (3 daily nonstops) […]
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

John Gress/Reuters Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. Citigroup slammed with $400 million fine for 'longstanding failure' to resolve its risk and data systems. Thursday's fine is the second penalty slapped on the bank in recent weeks.2. EasyJet forecasts a loss of $1.1 billion, its first annual loss, as the pandemic continues to ravage the airline industry. The British ...
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