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September 2, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
When JetBlue Airways offered a three-month pass for unlimited flying last year, it sold out quickly. The New York-based airline has yet to introduce the deal again this year. Instead, JetBlue last week announced a new deal called the Go Pack that lets passengers make 10 flights in three months, ranging in price from $700 to $2,500, depending on the city where the trips start. For example, a Go Pack from Long Beach costs $999 plus taxes and fees. Under the deal, passengers can take 10 flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Seattle and Portland, Ore. But the deal will only be offered until Sept.
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August 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
The battle for high-spending executives flying coast to coast is heating up, with low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways joining several major airlines offering roomy lie-flat seats on flights from California to New York. The move by the New York-based carrier to add the spacious seats on 11 Airbus planes suggests that it is ready to go head-to-head with much bigger companies for the highly competitive and profitable traffic from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York. And it is the latest example of airlines eliminating or squeezing the economy section to install higher-priced seats for passengers ready to spend on luxury travel.
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January 29, 2009 | Peter Pae
JetBlue Airways Corp. was expected to announce today that it would begin flying out of Los Angeles International Airport, with daily nonstop service to Boston and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The service, which is expected to begin in late spring, could help ignite a transcontinental fare war at LAX, especially for flights to Boston. Two carriers -- American and United -- now offer four daily flights from LAX to Boston's Logan International Airport.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Most major airlines offer wireless Internet access on some or all of their aircraft. But now airlines are battling over which has the fastest Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet in the air. New York-based JetBlue Airways announced last week that later this year, it plans to offer its passengers a satellite-based Wi-Fi service that is “significantly faster” than other onboard Wi-Fi. Airline executives showed investors a demonstration last week that suggested its new Internet service, powered by Excede, was more than twice as fast as three Wi-Fi competitors'.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
JetBlue Airways Corp., a discount carrier that ordered more than $9 billion worth of new planes this year, said second-quarter profit more than doubled as the company held down costs while adding service to new cities. Net income rose to $37.9 million, or 55 cents a share, from $14.6 million, or 22 cents, in the same period in 2002. Sales rose 64% to $244.7 million, and costs per seat flown were cut to a record low, Chief Financial Officer John Owen said.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
JetBlue Airways Corp. flew just 58% of its flights on time in February and its unit revenue dropped 4% from a year earlier as an ice storm snarled operations. The completion rate for flights was 91%, New York-based JetBlue said. Last year, the rate was 97%.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
JetBlue Airways said it would begin its first daily, nonstop service between Long Beach and San Francisco International airports in October. The low-cost airline, which is based in New York, said its first two daily flights would begin Oct. 18, and a third would be added Nov. 2. One-way fares begin at $49.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
American Airlines, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines and other major U.S. carriers matched a $10 round-trip boost in ticket prices started last week by Delta Air Lines, according to a fare-tracking website. Discount carriers JetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways also raised fares by $10 on certain routes, FareCompare.com said. U.S. Airways raised fares the same day as Delta.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2004 | From Reuters
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it would start daily nonstop service between New York and San Jose in June and would launch Boston-Oakland service in May. JetBlue also will begin flying passengers nonstop between Washington and Sacramento in early May. The airline said it also planned to expand its service from Washington to Oakland and Long Beach. From Reuters
BUSINESS
January 30, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
JetBlue Airways Corp. said fourth-quarter earnings rose 29% as it carried more passengers. The New York-based airline also said more competition and higher costs would reduce profit margins for the current quarter and 2004. Fourth-quarter net income rose to $19.5 million, or 17 cents a share, from $15.2 million, or 15 cents, a year earlier, JetBlue said. Sales rose 40% to $262.9 million. JetBlue shares fell 51 cents to $23.49 on Nasdaq.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Here's a deal that might make your travel companion howl, bark or purr. JetBlue Airways recently unveiled a package that lets pets travel an unlimited number of times for three months, for $299. It's called the "All Your Pet Can Jet" deal, and it was unleashed at about the same time that JetBlue launched the Go Pack, a deal that lets human passengers make 10 flights in three months, ranging in price from $700 to $2,500, depending on the city where the trips start. But like the deal for humans, the pet package includes some restrictions.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
When JetBlue Airways offered a three-month pass for unlimited flying last year, it sold out quickly. The New York-based airline has yet to introduce the deal again this year. Instead, JetBlue last week announced a new deal called the Go Pack that lets passengers make 10 flights in three months, ranging in price from $700 to $2,500, depending on the city where the trips start. For example, a Go Pack from Long Beach costs $999 plus taxes and fees. Under the deal, passengers can take 10 flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Seattle and Portland, Ore. But the deal will only be offered until Sept.
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August 29, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Me to JetBlue Airways: I'm blue without the BluePass . I bought one last year for $1,200 and hopped a dozen flights in and out of Long Beach, often on a same-day basis. Leaves changing in Seattle? I went. Cool art show in Chicago? Gone again. For three months last fall, I made like a mini jet-setter with an unlimited number of trips to numerous destinations, including Salt Lake City and San Antonio. Now JetBlue has changed the formula. On Tuesday, it rolled out the Go Pack , which features 10 nonstop trips for a flat rate in seven city-to-city combinations.
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June 13, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Ten passengers filed a lawsuit in New York on Wednesday against JetBlue Airways in connection with the incident in which a pilot had to be restrained after running through the cabin yelling during a New York-to-Las Vegas flight in March. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Queens, claims the airline was "grossly negligent" in allowing Capt. Clayton Osbon to fly, the Associated Press reported after obtaining a copy of the lawsuit. Court clerks could not immediately locate or release the lawsuit Wednesday.
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May 11, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
JetBlue Airways blamed a computer glitch for an 18-month-old girl being removed from a plane in Fort Lauderdale , Fla., because the carrier's employees thought she was on the no-fly list. The girl and her parents were removed after the flight bound for Newark, N.J., had boarded, media reports say. In a statement made Thursday, JetBlue said it was looking into the incident that happened Tuesday. It also said its employees "followed appropriate protocols" and included an apology to the family.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Two brothers are launching an airline to serve executives and others who are willing to pay a hefty monthly membership fee for unlimited travel up and down the California coast. Surf Air in Santa Monica began enrolling members Thursday to fly between airports in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Palo Alto starting in May. It's not a new concept; larger commercial airlines have tried the all-you-can-fly concept on a limited basis. Surf Air will charge a monthly fee, starting at $790, for unlimited flights between the four destinations on small eight-passenger aircraft.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2008 | TIMES WIRE SERVICES
JetBlue Airways Corp., the U.S. carrier partly owned by Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa, posted a third-quarter loss of $4 million as fuel costs rose. The loss of 2 cents a share compared with net income of $23 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier, the New York-based airline said. The results included a gain of $26 million from contracts that locked in some fuel prices in advance. Sales rose 18% to $902 million. Shares of JetBlue rose 1 cent to $5.02.
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April 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A federal judge in Texas has ordered the JetBlue Airways pilot accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound New York flight with rants about religion and terrorists to undergo a psychiatric exam. The order signed by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson in Amarillo on Wednesday will send pilot Clayton Osbon to an unidentified medical facility for federal prisoners. There, he'll undergo tests to determine if he was legally sane on March 27 when passengers subdued him after he allegedly sprinted through the plane shouting about Jesus and Al Qaeda . The exam also will determine if Osbon, 49, is competent to stand trial, court staff told The Times.
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April 3, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
With the high cost of airline tickets , it's worth keeping an eagle-eye out for one-day sales that could make a spring or summer trip super affordable. Here are sales on right now (Tuesday) that offer good savings, but check the baggage fees for each airline to make a fair comparison and keep the deal real. AirTran Airways [(800) 247-8726] offers a sale to a range of cities, but not all prices were super low, so choose your destination carefully (Portland, Ore., for $202 each way, for example, is no deal in my book)
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