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DOJ: Man Held Razor To Throat Of JetBlue Passenger

From the Justice Department: A 41-year-old Syracuse, Utah man has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint for carrying and using a straight edge razor blade during a flight Monday, November 21, 2022. The United States Attorney’s Office filed the complaint Tuesday, November 22, 2022, charging the defendant, Merrill Darrell Fackrell with Carrying a Weapon on an Aircraft …

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JetBlue To Buy Spirit Airlines In $3.8 Billion Deal

CNBC reports: JetBlue Airways reached a deal to buy Spirit Airlines, hours after the discount carrier scrapped plans to merge with Frontier Airlines. JetBlue said it will pay $33.50 a share in cash for Spirit in a $3.8 billion deal. A JetBlue acquisition of Spirit would create the country’s fifth-largest carrier, and if approved by regulators, would leave Frontier as …

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JetBlue Boosts Bid In Spirit Hostile Takeover Attempt

Bloomberg News reports: JetBlue Airways Corp. improved its offer for Spirit Airlines Inc., boosting a breakup provision to $350 million and adding an upfront cash payment days before shareholders will vote on a pending buyout agreement with Frontier Group Holdings Inc. The revised offer increases JetBlue’s reverse breakup fee by $150 million and provides for about $164 million payable as …

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Spirit Urges Shareholders To Reject JetBlue Takeover

CNBC reports: Spirit Airlines’ board on Thursday urged its shareholders to reject JetBlue Airways’ hostile takeover attempt, citing regulatory hurdles and accusing the airline of trying to derail its planned merger with fellow discount carrier Frontier Airlines. JetBlue launched its hostile takeover bid on Monday after Spirit earlier this month rebuffed its surprise $33-a-share, all-cash acquisition offer. The tender offer …

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JetBlue To Make “Hostile Bid” To Acquire Spirit Airlines

The Associated Press reports: Rebuffed twice, JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines. JetBlue is going straight to shareholders with its offer in hopes of pushing the board of the South Florida airline to the negotiating table. Shares of spirit …

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Mike Tyson Pummels Man On JetBlue Flight [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Mike Tyson seemed to lose his cool on a plane on Wednesday night, repeatedly punching a man in the face after the guy had apparently annoyed him. TMZ Sports has learned the incident all went down at around 10:30 PM PT as Tyson was slated to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida. We’re told the …

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Bill O’Reilly Berates “Fucking Scumbag” JetBlue Worker

The Daily Mail reports: Hot-headed Bill O’Reilly threatened an airline worker who was trying to help when the former Fox News host’s flight was delayed for hours. ‘You’re going to lose your job.’ the 72-year-old told the JetBlue worker at New York’s JFK airport in video exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com. O’Reilly, who has a history of easily losing his temper, …

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JetBlue Makes $3.6B All-Cash Offer To Buy Spirit

CNBC reports: JetBlue Airways made a $3.6 billion all-cash offer for Spirit Airlines, raising questions about Spirit’s deal to combine with rival discount carrier Frontier Airlines. Spirit said its board was evaluating JetBlue’s proposal and will “pursue the course of action it determines to be in the best interests of Spirit and its stockholders.” JetBlue’s bid comes less than two …

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Allegedly Very Drunk JetBlue Pilot Removed From Plane

The Buffalo News reports: Police removed a JetBlue pilot from the cockpit of a plane about to depart Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Wednesday morning who had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for pilots, a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokesperson said. The pilot was “removed from his duties,” the airline said in a statement released …

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Thousands Of Weekend Flights Canceled Due To Storm

The Hill reports: According to FlightAware, 3,049 flights have been cancelled for Saturday with airliners JetBlue, Republic and American Airlines having the largest percentage of cancelled flights. The cancellations are mostly impacting airports along the East Coast, including New York City’s John F. Kennedy International airport, Boston’s Boston Logan International airport, and Newark Liberty International airport. JetBlue cancelled 50 percent …

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JetBlue Axes 1280 Flights To “Get Ahead” Of Omicron

CNBC reports: JetBlue Airways is cutting more than 1,280 flights from its schedule from Thursday through mid-January in anticipation of more Covid-19 infections among pilots and flight attendants. “This past week has been one of our most difficult operating periods during the pandemic,” three JetBlue department leaders wrote Tuesday in a note to staff, which was seen by CNBC. “The …

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Three More Airlines Join Employee Vaccine Mandate

The Associated Press reports: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are joining United Airlines in requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as the Biden administration steps up pressure on major U.S. carriers to require the shots. The airlines provide special flights, cargo hauling and other services for the government. The companies say that makes them government contractors who are …

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DOJ Suit To Challenge JetBlue-American Partnership

Market Watch reports: The Justice Department is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging American Airlines Group Inc.’s partnership with JetBlue Airways Corp. on antitrust grounds, according to people familiar with the matter. The lawsuit, which could come as soon as Tuesday, is expected to argue that the recently forged alliance threatens competition and higher fares, the people said. American and …

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Dem Senator Raises Alarm On JetBlue/American Deal

Reuters reports: Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who has been outspoken on antitrust issues, expressed concern to the Transportation Department on Friday that a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways would lead to higher airfares. The airlines’ “Northeast Alliance” partnership was announced in July 2020 and approved by the Transportation Department six months later, shortly before the end of …

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“Drug-Snorting” Racist Covidiot Forces Flight Diversion

San Francisco’s ABC News affiliate reports: A tense situation on a flight from JFK Airport in New York to SFO after an unruly passenger refused to wear a mask, began snorting a white substance, and then was accused of touching at least one female passenger. The plane was diverted to Minneapolis where the man was arrested. “So we as a …

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Covidiot JetBlue Passenger Faces $14,500 FAA Fine

Via press release from the FAA: A flight attendant warned the man that jetBlue’s policies required him to wear a face mask, and twice warned him that FAA regulations prohibit passengers from drinking alcohol they bring on board an aircraft. Despite these warnings, the passenger continued to remove his face mask and drink his own alcohol, the FAA alleges. A …

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Cultist Rapper Banned From JetBlue After Mask Incident

USA Today reports: Lil Pump is no longer welcome to fly JetBlue Airways after violating COVID-19 safety protocols. The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, is banned from flying on JetBlue after refusing to wear a face mask during his Sunday flight, JetBlue confirmed to USA TODAY. On his flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, the “Gucci …

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JetBlue Is First Airline To Require Masks For Passengers

CNBC reports: Starting May 4, all JetBlue Airways passengers will be required to wear a face covering, the strictest policy so far in the U.S. and one that follows the New York-based airline’s requirement that flight attendants wear a mask or face covering while on duty. “Wearing a face covering isn’t about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting those around you,” …

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JetBlue First To Drop Change Fees Over Coronavirus

The Hill reports: JetBlue will void change and cancellation fees for flights as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. On Wednesday, JetBlue announced that customers can change or cancel for free all bookings made from Thursday through March 11 for travel through June 1, according to a statement. “The policy is designed to give customers confidence that they will not …

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NEW YORK: Scare For JetBlue Passengers After Radio Glitch Spawns Accidental Hijack Alert To Control Tower

The New York Daily News reports: A communications failure sparked a hijacking scare on a JetBlue flight at JFK Airport on Tuesday, setting off a frenzy from first responders over what turned out to be a false alarm. JetBlue Flight 1623, an Airbus 320 bound for Los Angeles, lost contact with the air traffic control tower while taxiing for takeoff …

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