CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2009
Medical care in the air Airline officials offered varying accounts of how they handle sick passengers: American Airlines: Each airplane has a medical kit that contains masks, gloves, sanitizer wipes and thermometer strips. The supplies are intended for crew members and doctors who volunteer to aid a sick passenger. Southwest Airlines: Each airplane carries 50 masks for both sick customers and passengers sitting nearby. JetBlue Airways: "H1N1 kits" issued to each airplane have five masks in them.
July 19, 2011 |
JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines kicked off autumn airfare sales Tuesday. If you like the fares you see, book quickly because seats may go fast. Here are some sample ticket prices and destinations. -- Deal 1: JetBlue's Fall Shipping & Handling Sale sounds more UPS than JetBlue, but who cares at these prices? This sale is similar to one that JetBlue ran earlier this month. Sample each-way fares from Long Beach Airport (LGB) include $29 to Las Vegas;$49 to Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland; $99 to Portland, Ore., and Seattle; and $149 to Washington, D.C., and Boston; prices exclude tax and fees.
February 14, 2012 |
It's just what I wanted for Valentine's Day! A one-day sale from JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines with really cheap spring airfares to Northern California, the East Coast and other destinations. JetBlue Airways: The Love-A-Fare sale offers one-way airfare to New York's JFK Airport for $145 from Long Beach, Los Angeles and Burbank. Other one-way fares from Long Beach include $39 to Las Vegas; $50 to Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland; $80 to Salt Lake City and Seattle; and $90 to Portland.
August 29, 2012 |
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.
April 11, 2011 |
JetBlue Airways launched a wide-ranging three-day sale Monday at a time when airfare deals haven't been quite so fast and furious. Fares start at $39 each way from Long Beach to Las Vegas and $159 from Long Beach to Anchorage, Alaska. The catch: You have to book by Wednesday. The deal: The Deals Are in the Air Sale is good for travel on most routes from April 26 through June 22, with some blackout dates. For this deal, you can fly every day except Friday and Sunday.
November 22, 2010 |
Want to practice your deal-hunting skills before Black Friday? American and JetBlue announced winter sales that end Monday night. I've tested some sample fares below to see whether these sales pass muster and they do — but it all depends on where and when you’re going. Although they won't work for holiday travel, they might inspire you to add a getaway to your pre- or post-holiday plans. American Airlines : One-way fares (based on round-trip purchase) start at $59 plus tax from Los Angeles to Denver, Las Vegas , Reno, San Francisco and San Jose, as well as $139 plus tax to Chicago and $159 plus tax to Miami.
February 22, 2007
Re "In JetBlue's wake, a push for fliers' rights," Feb. 20 My wife and I were stranded for two days in New York after JetBlue Airways canceled our Feb. 14 flight to Oakland, only after it had delayed the flight for seven hours. We were then told by JetBlue that if we wanted to get to Oakland, we would have to wait standby (along with the other passengers) for as long as it took to get a seat. The first three flights we watched board had room for no more than two standby passengers each.
July 7, 2011 |
Summer airfare sales at JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines could help if you're a little behind on summer vacation planning. JetBlue has lowered the price on Las Vegas to $29 each way from Long Beach. And Frontier offers $84 fares each way from Los Angeles to Denver. Act quickly if you want a seat because these sales end Thursday night -- that's tonight. [ Updated at 11:09 a.m. July 7: Virgin America is also cutting fares, mainly for autumn, with a Quadruple Play sale that lasts only until 4 p.m. Pacific time Thursday (July 7)
April 6, 2012 |
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.
April 26, 2006 |
JetBlue Airways Corp. reported a first-quarter loss of $32 million as fuel costs rose, prompting the carrier to scale back its growth plans. It was the second consecutive quarterly loss for the New York-based airline, and the ninth consecutive year-over-year quarterly decline. The loss of 18 cents a share contrasted with a year-earlier profit of $6.97 million, or 4 cents. JetBlue said Tuesday that it would have a profit this quarter and a loss for the year.