August 13, 2010 |
THE FREAKIN' FLIER, the JetBlue Plane-iac or the self-described "Bag Nazi" - take your pick of monikers - wants his job back with JetBlue. Yes, Steven Slater , the flight attendant who executed one of the coolest Bleep-yous to The Man, who inspired working folk everywhere, who chuted his way off a plane with two beers in hand into awesomeness, is backtracking off his middle finger felt 'round the world. The Belle Harbor, Queens, resident has his fingers crossed that he can work for JetBlue once again and is in talks with the Queens District Attorney's Office to work out a plea deal, his lawyer, Howard Turman , told the New York Post yesterday.
May 25, 2013 |
If it's a business trip, Flyers vs. Bruins, or your son's birthday, and you live in the Philadelphia region, it just got cheaper to fly to Boston. Customer-friendly and low-fare JetBlue Airways began five nonstop flights to Boston on Thursday, providing another choice on a popular route and reducing ticket costs. JetBlue, the dominant airline in Boston with 100 daily flights, is taking on US Airways Group, which now has a lock on the Philadelphia-Boston market. JetBlue hopes to succeed where three other airlines did not, by winning over business travelers with cheaper fares and offering inflight amenities: leather seats, more legroom in the coach cabin, free live TV and satellite radio, unlimited free snacks, and a free first checked bag. US Airways, with a hub in Philadelphia and an average 17 daily flights to Boston, was already matching JetBlue's lower fares on some flights on its website.
February 20, 2007 |
The massive service breakdown at JetBlue Airways Corp. over the last week raises a provocative question for travelers who use Philadelphia International Airport: How come the same thing did not happen here? The question is legitimate because Philadelphia has a reputation, particularly among US Airways customers, for aggravating them with lost bags, late flights, and some less-than-friendly employees. Last week's snow and ice eviscerated schedules for all carriers serving the Northeast, leaving some passengers at Philadelphia airport seething and some US Airways workers grumbling about a lack of help from the airport in getting ice and snow off ramp areas near terminals.
March 30, 2016 |
Virgin America, California's hip and high-tech airline, is exploring the sale of all or part of its business, and JetBlue and Alaska airlines are reportedly in talks to buy the carrier, according to Bloomberg News, citing people familiar with situation. JetBlue has seven daily flights from Philadelphia International Airport, including five to Boston and two to Ft. Lauderdale. Alaska Air has one daily flight from Philadelphia to Seattle. Virgin America was founded by English billionaire Richard Branson.
October 22, 2010 |
Southwest Airlines Co. and four other carriers reported third-quarter profits Thursday that met or beat Wall Street estimates and projected solid bookings for the future. Dallas-based Southwest, Philadelphia's second-busiest airline, said it earned a record third-quarter profit of $205 million, or 27 cents a share, compared with the year-earlier loss of $16 million, or 2 cents a share. Also reporting third-quarter profit Thursday were United and Continental Airlines, JetBlue Airways Corp.
April 11, 2015 |
U.S. airlines and travel groups will be watching as President Obama interacts with Cuban President Raul Castro this week at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, marking their first meeting since the White House announced new regulations that would make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. It has been 54 years since U.S. airlines have flown commercial flights to Cuba, but that could soon change. American Airlines, Philadelphia's dominant carrier, along with JetBlue, United, Delta, and Southwest Airlines have all expressed interest since Obama announced in December that the U.S. would move to renew diplomatic relations and expand trade and tourism with Cuba.
November 20, 2007 |
Barry Bonds is a public relations disaster that could've been avoided. The cardinal rule of communicating in a crisis is: Tell the truth, tell it all, and tell it fast. The first inclination for many people under fire is to say, "Let's wait and see what happens. " But, as President Carter's press secretary Jody Powell used to say, "Bad news is a lot like fish. It doesn't get better with age. " In 2003, Bonds was given a chance to address whether he had taken steroids, in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
July 9, 2016 |
American Airlines and seven other U.S. carriers won tentative government approval Thursday to fly nonstop to Havana, the Cuban capital. American will operate five daily flights -- four from Miami and one from Charlotte, N.C. Philadelphia travelers flying on American, which operates 433 daily flights and a hub here, will be able to connect through Miami or Charlotte to Havana. American said the Havana flights will go on sale later this month after the U.S. Transportation Department issues its final decision, with commercial service to begin in November.
December 19, 2015 |
With an agreement to allow as many as 110 commercial airline flights a day to Cuba from the United States, American Airlines, Philadelphia's dominant carrier, said Thursdayit will apply to the U.S. Department of Transportation early next year to begin regular passenger service there from Miami and other hub airports. American said it had not decided what other U.S. cities would get flights to Cuba, and whether Philadelphia would be one of them. United Airlines and JetBlue Airways also announced they will apply to fly to Cuba.
March 6, 2016
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