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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.
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August 10, 2010 | By Gregory Karp
A groundswell of support grew Tuesday online and at office water coolers across America for a JetBlue flight attendant who pulled off one of the most dramatic "take this job and shove it" acts in recent memory. In fact, the new phrase for quitting a job in dramatic fashion just might be "sliding the chute. " After reportedly trying to deal with an unruly passenger on a parked aircraft Monday, JetBlue Airways Corp. flight attendant Steven Slater used the plane's intercom system to curse out the passenger.
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February 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it planned to launch service May 8 from Long Beach to Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The New York-based carrier, whose West Coast hub is Long Beach, plans three daily flights to Atlanta and one daily trip to Fort Lauderdale. The airline is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $99 on the new routes for a limited time.
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July 26, 2010 | By Julie Johnsson
JetBlue Airways Corp. is the kind of well-run niche airline that is supposed to get wiped out by the deal-making frenzy involving large network carriers such as United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. Instead, JetBlue Chief Executive Dave Barger, 52, is on the prowl for opportunities to expand his low-cost carrier amid the market tumult. Barger thinks JetBlue will gain customers because of the service lapses that tend to accompany colossal airline mergers. After all, the 10-year-old airline just survived one of the worst decades in aviation history by connecting with travelers through its friendly workers, brand-new planes and perks such as free satellite television, greater leg room and unlimited snacks.
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March 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
JetBlue Airways Corp., which offers free in-flight television and e-mail, will charge $10 to $20 more for certain seats with extra legroom in an effort to increase revenue. Six rows on the Airbus A320 planes will have 38 inches of legroom, four more than on regular seats, the New York-based carrier said. Fees will vary based on the flight's length.
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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
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November 1, 2008 | Times Wire Services
US Airways Group Inc., which already charges passengers for sodas and coffee on its flights, plans to begin selling pillows and blankets. The airline, based in Tempe, Ariz., said it was considering a price of $7 and hadn't set a date to start the sales. The carrier would join JetBlue Airways Corp., which in August began charging that price for a pillow-and-blanket set.
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February 18, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it would issue full refunds to eligible customers who lose their jobs after buying tickets. Customers who book flights between Feb. 1 and June 1 and lost their jobs Tuesday or later may be eligible for the JetBlue Promise Program. JetBlue fares are generally nonrefundable. Customers must notify JetBlue and request a full refund at least two weeks before the first day of travel.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2001
JetBlue Airways Corp., a low-fare airline operating out of New York, said it will add a second daily nonstop flight between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Los Angeles area beginning in June. The flight will arrive at Ontario International Airport. JetBlue operates a total of 58 flights a day with 10 Airbus A320 jets. The closely held airline, which began operating last year, was founded with funding from investors George Soros and Chase Manhattan Corp.'
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January 31, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
JetBlue Airways Corp., one of the few U.S. airlines to avoid losses last year, said fourth-quarter profit climbed 37% as sales almost doubled. Net income rose to $15.2 million, or 22 cents a share, from $11.1 million, or 20 cents, in the same period in 2001, the New York-based company said. Sales increased 96% to $187.3 million. California has been a priority for the company. Shares rose 69 cents to $28.94 on Nasdaq.
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February 18, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it would issue full refunds to eligible customers who lose their jobs after buying tickets. Customers who book flights between Feb. 1 and June 1 and lost their jobs Tuesday or later may be eligible for the JetBlue Promise Program. JetBlue fares are generally nonrefundable. Customers must notify JetBlue and request a full refund at least two weeks before the first day of 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.
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November 1, 2008 | Times Wire Services
US Airways Group Inc., which already charges passengers for sodas and coffee on its flights, plans to begin selling pillows and blankets. The airline, based in Tempe, Ariz., said it was considering a price of $7 and hadn't set a date to start the sales. The carrier would join JetBlue Airways Corp., which in August began charging that price for a pillow-and-blanket set.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2008 | Adam Schreck, The Associated Press
UAL Corp.'s United Airlines said Friday that it would again require minimum stays for nearly all domestic coach seats, starting in the fall. It also is raising its cheapest fares as much as $90 one way. The nation's second-largest carrier said the moves were among a number of changes, including flight and job cutbacks, it was making amid record-high fuel prices. The Chicago-based airline has been among the industry's most aggressive in pushing fares and fees higher in recent months, and those efforts have often been matched by other carriers.
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March 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
JetBlue Airways Corp., which offers free in-flight television and e-mail, will charge $10 to $20 more for certain seats with extra legroom in an effort to increase revenue. Six rows on the Airbus A320 planes will have 38 inches of legroom, four more than on regular seats, the New York-based carrier said. Fees will vary based on the flight's length.
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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
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November 8, 2001 | a Times Staff Writer
JetBlue Airways Corp., a small but still-thriving airline despite the travel slump, said Wednesday that it earned $10.5 million in the third quarter while most other carriers lost money. The profit included a $6.7-million pre-tax gain from JetBlue's initial portion of the federal bailout. However, the privately held airline said that even without the aid, it had a third-quarter operating profit of $4.6 million.
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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.
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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.
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February 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
JetBlue Airways Corp. said it planned to launch service May 8 from Long Beach to Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The New York-based carrier, whose West Coast hub is Long Beach, plans three daily flights to Atlanta and one daily trip to Fort Lauderdale. The airline is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $99 on the new routes for a limited time.
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