March 27, 2012
AMARILLO, Texas — A JetBlue captain who screamed that Iraq or Afghanistan had planted a bomb on a Las Vegas-bound flight was locked out of the cockpit, tackled and restrained by passengers Tuesday, passengers said. The captain of Flight 191 from New York JFK International Airport had a "medical situation" and that the pilot, who subsequently took command of the aircraft, elected to land in Amarillo, Texas about 10 a.m., JetBlue Airways said in a statement. Josh Redick, a passenger sitting near the middle of the plane, said the pilot "stormed out" of the cockpit.
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.
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.
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)
June 27, 2011 |
Here's a nice freebie to get you to and from Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank: JetBlue Airways fliers get a free Metrolink ride by showing their boarding pass. The deal: The free ride is good to or from anywhere Metrolink goes in Southern California -- Lancaster, Oceanside, Oxnard, San Bernardino, Riverside and points in between -- only on the day of the flight. Trains run Mondays through Fridays, with very limited service on weekends (check out train schedules here.)
May 26, 2011 |
Want a fur pouch messenger bag from Weird Al Yankovich or a briefcase signed by Donald Trump? Celebrity luggage and baggage went on the auction block Tuesday in a special sale aimed at raising money for charity and sponsored by JetBlue Airways . More than 50 celebrities, from actors to athletes and designers, donated items for the airline to sell. Two round-trip tickets on JetBlue come tucked inside the luggage too. Bidding on items in the Celebrity Baggage Auction started Tuesday on Ebay and will continue until Monday.
May 10, 2011 |
JetBlue Airways will start seasonal service from Long Beach to Anchorage on May 23, with fares as low as $139 each way if you book by Thursday. The deal : The airline's daily nonstop service runs until Sept. 5. The fare of $139 plus tax each way requires a 14-day advance purchase and is available for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. When : The offer is good for travel from May 23 through June 29. You must book by 8:59 PDT Thursday to get the deal. Tested : I found the $139 one-way fare available for a June 14-21 round trip.
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.
December 29, 2010 |
It's a two-Hershey-bar trip for Kristen Heller. Nine flights hopscotching six cities over 48 hours; for fliers, it's an itinerary that reads like a dare. For Heller, it's long enough to earn her two of her guilty-pleasure treats. But the 6,450 air miles aren't an unusual "sequence" for the American Airlines flight attendant to fly. As the breadwinner in her family at the moment, Heller flies as many hours as she can each month because flight attendants, like pilots, get paid only for the time the planes are moving.
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.